Answers to the Top North Myrtle Beach Frequently Asked Questions

To simplify your vacation planning, we have consolidated all of the facts, tips, and important information that you will need to make your North Myrtle Beach vacation as easy as possible.  Below is a list of North Myrtle Beach FAQs that have been asked by many visitors over the past, coupled with answers from our expert staff. So, if you are looking to see what airlines fly to Myrtle Beach, wondering where to find free parking at the beach, or want to know if dogs are allowed on the beach, the answers are all here.

If you find you still have questions after reading our FAQ page, an information specialist at the North Myrtle Beach Visitors Center will be happy to answer them for you! Call: 877-332-2662

Question: Can I bring coolers on the beach?

Yes, coolers are allowed on the beach. However, glass and alcohol are prohibited. 

Question: Is beach parking free in North Myrtle Beach?

North Myrtle Beach has 240 public beach access points along 9 miles of shoreline. Beach access parking and the city parking lots are free. However, they are limited to beachgoers and overnight parking is not allowed.

A vehicle displaying a State of South Carolina issued handicapped placard or license plate may park free in paid public parking lots.

Question: Are there Lifeguards on the beach in North Myrtle Beach?

Yes, there are 54 Lifeguard Towers along the 9 Mile stretch of beach and the city hires about 105 to cover the area from May 15 – September 15.

Question: Do I need a fishing license in North Myrtle Beach?

If you are fishing from the pier, there is no license required and no licenses required for charters. Learn more about Fishing in North Myrtle Beach.

Question: Can you get married on the beach in North Myrtle Beach?

Yes, weddings are permitted on the beach. However, you will need to obtain a marriage license from Horry County before getting married. Everything you need to know about planning a wedding in North Myrtle Beach can be found on our North Myrtle Beach Weddings webpage.

Question: What are the average temperatures in North Myrtle Beach year round?

Winter is between 45-60 °F

Spring is between 68-83 °F

Summer is between 88-91 °F

Fall is between 85-76 °F


See what the forecast is for your dates of stay on our North Myrtle Beach weather webpage.

Question: What Airlines Service the North Myrtle Beach Area?

North Myrtle Beach has a Private Airport, but the closest Regional airport is in Myrtle Beach.  Airlines with flights to the area include:

  • Allegiant Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Porter Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
Question: Are fireworks allowed in the city of North Myrtle Beach?

Discharging fireworks is prohibited in the city limits of North Myrtle Beach at all times. It is not illegal to buy fireworks, but it is illegal to shoot them or set them off.

Question: May I bring my dog to the beach?

Dogs are allowed on the beach anytime from mid-September through mid-May. From May 15 through September 15, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. Dogs must be leashed at all times. There is a great dog park at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex for some off-leash play!