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Accessibility & Beach-Going Wheelchairs

The City of Myrtle Beach is committed to accessibility for our residents and visitors with disabilities.  The following information will be helpful in your travels around the city...

BEACH-GOING WHEELCHAIRS

The City of Myrtle Beach provides beach wheelchairs, free of charge, to residents and visitors alike who visit the city’s beaches.  The wheelchairs are distributed on a first come, first served basis due to popularity of the service and total number of wheelchairs available.  To fairly distribute the wheelchairs, the city does not honor advance reservations, overnight requests or multiple day requests.

Beach wheelchairs are given to beach patrons for use for one calendar day, after which the wheelchair must be returned to the City of Myrtle Beach by 5:00 p.m. on the same day the wheelchair is delivered.  Weather permitting, delivery times are between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., seven days a week, excluding off-season city holidays.  The city does not close for Memorial Day, July 4 or Labor Day!  City holidays are, as follows:  New Year’s Day(January), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January), July 3 or 5 (substitute for July 4), Veterans Day (November), Thanksgiving (two days in November) and Christmas (two days in December).

Beach Wheelchair Requests...  Interested?  Request and schedule a beach wheelchair, if one is available, by contacting our staff at 843-918-1488 or beachwheelchairs@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.  

The city needs the following information: 

     Name
     Phone number
     Precise delivery location

The location of delivery must be within the city limits of Myrtle Beach. The responsible party is prohibited from transporting any beach wheelchair to other locations, other than the address listed on the agreement form.  If the individual requesting the wheelchair doesn’t answer the phone; the Community Service Officer will attempt to leave a message advising him or her that the requested wheelchair is available for delivery.  If the individual does not call back within 30 minutes, the Community Service Officer will notify the next person on the list.

Delivery...  Upon delivery, the accepting party must show the city representative a legal form of identification, such as a driver’s license.  The party must also sign an agreement/wavier form accepting responsibility for the wheelchair, including responsibility for the condition of the wheelchair while in their care.  Any damage or misuse of the wheelchair beyond beach purposes may result in criminal and/or civil action.  The City of Myrtle Beach reserves the right to cancel or retrieve the property for any reason.

Pickup...  At the end of the day, a City of Myrtle Beach representative will contact the responsible party and collect the beach wheelchair.  The city accepts no reservations for the next day.  If the accepting party wishes to request a wheelchair to be delivered the following day, they must resubmit a request for that day.  The city offers no guarantee for the next day delivery of a beach wheelchair.

Third-Party Rental Wheelchairs...  In the event the city’s beach wheelchairs are unavailable, or if you want to have a beach wheelchair for overnight and multiple day usage, third party rental companies exist in the area.  Please note that the list of private companies as a courtesy resource, and the city does not endorse any commercial businesses.  The rental fees and restrictions are set by the individual companies, and the City of Myrtle Beach is not responsible for any reimbursement cost. 

Wheelchairs and Scooters of Myrtle Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
843-446-8723

Mobility Center
7831 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
843-692-8001

PARKING METERS

In South Carolina, any vehicle displaying a valid handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official handicapped hang tag, may park for free at any public-operated parking meter.  If your vehicle displays one of these, then you do not have to pay a municipal parking meter anywhere in South Carolina.  Of course, city buildings have designated handicapped parking spaces. 

ACCESSIBLE BEACH ACCESS POINTS

Myrtle Beach has 114 public beach access points (street ends, parks and other access points).  Here is the list of those public locations, from south to north. An asterisk (*) indicates beach access ramps only.  

  • 29th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 28th Avenue South
  • 27th Avenue South  *
  • 26th Avenue South
  • 25th Avenue South
  • 24th Avenue South *
  • William Street
  • 21st Avenue South
  • Hurl Rock Park at 20th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 19th Avenue South
  • 1809 South Ocean Boulevard *
  • 1703 South Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  • 16th Avenue South *
  • 15th Avenue South *
  • 13th Avenue South
  • 12th Avenue South *
  • 11th Avenue South
  • 10th Avenue South *
  • 9th Avenue South *
  • 8th Avenue South
  • 7th Avenue South
  • 6th Avenue South
  • Withers Swash at 451 South Ocean Boulevard
  • 3rd Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 2nd Avenue South
  • 1st Avenue South
  • 1st Avenue North *
  • 2nd Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 3rd Avenue North
  • 4th Avenue North *
  • 5th Avenue North
  • 6th Avenue North
  • 7th Avenue North *
  • 8th Avenue North
  • 9th Avenue North
  • Plyler Park *
  • 12th Avenue North
  • 13th Avenue North *
  • 14th Avenue North
  • 15th Avenue North
  • 16th Avenue North *
  • 17th Avenue North
  • 1708 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 1800 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 1802 North Ocean Boulevard *
  • 1804 North Ocean Boulevard
  • Anderson Park *
  • 20th Avenue North
  • 21st Avenue North
  • 2104 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2106 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2108 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2204 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2206 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 23rd Avenue North
  • 2310 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 24th Avenue North
  • 25th Avenue North *
  • 2502 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 26th Avenue North
  • 2604 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2606 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2608 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 27th Avenue North
  • 28th Avenue North
  • 2802 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 2804 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 29th Avenue North
  • 30th Avenue North
  • 31st Avenue North *
  • 34th Avenue North
  • 37th Avenue North
  • 38th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 39th Avenue North
  • 40th Avenue North
  • 41st Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 42nd Avenue North
  • 43rd Avenue North
  • 44th Avenue North *
  • 45th Avenue North
  • 46th Avenue North
  • 47th Avenue North
  • 48th Avenue North 
  • 49th Avenue North
  • 50th Avenue North
  • 51st Avenue North
  • 52nd Avenue North
  • 53rd Avenue North 
  • Gardens by the Sea, 5400 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  • Beach Place
  • Seaside Place *
  • Haskell Circle
  • Highland Way
  • 63rd Avenue North
  • 64th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 65th Avenue North
  • 66th Avenue North
  • 67th Avenue North
  • 69th Avenue North *
  • 70th Avenue North *
  • 71st Avenue North
  • 72nd Avenue North
  • 73rd Avenue North
  • 74th Avenue North
  • 75th Avenue North
  • 76th Avenue North
  • 77th Avenue North
  • 78th Avenue North
  • 79th Avenue North
  • 80th Avenue North
  • 81st Avenue North
  • 82nd Avenue North
  • 8702 North Ocean Boulevard
  • 8926 North Ocean Boulevard