Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Managed by The Swim Guide

Photo by Dave Slusher

Myrtle Beach State Park offers visitors one mile of sandy beach, which can be easily accessed from the boardwalk. The park and beach make a nice retreat from the nearby resort towns. For your convenience, there are outdoor showers along the beach as well as restrooms and changerooms near the beach. Wheelchair access is available near the fishing pier. Beachgoers can enjoy swimming under lifeguard supervision from May to September. Pets are only permitted between 5pm and 10am. Visitors to Myrtle Beach State Park can also enjoy fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, and nature watching.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 May to 15 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors water quality at beaches on the coast from mid-May to mid-October. Water samples are collected weekly at the most popular beaches and every two weeks at other beaches. Results are posted to the DHEC website.

Disclaimer: There is often a noticeable gap between the time that samples are collected and the time that water quality results are posted online. If you live in South Carolina, local media may have the most up-to-date information about serious swimming advisories.

Swim Guide checks the DHEC beach advisory website at daily during the monitoring season to ensure the information we show you matches information reported by the state.

A beach is marked Green when there are fewer than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water for 2 samples of water collected within 24 hours.

A beach is marked Red when there are more than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water for 2 samples of water collected within 24 hours or when a single sample exceeds 500 units / 100 ml

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Please note that there is a permanent advisory near some swimming areas cautioning beach goers to avoid the water after heavy rainfall when bacteria levels may be higher than normal. According to the SDHEC: Swimming is not advised within 200 feet on either side of the sign when water is flowing, and especially after rain. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Clear

Photo by Dave Slusher

Myrtle Beach State Park offers visitors one mile of sandy beach, which can be easily accessed from the boardwalk. The park and beach make a nice retreat from the nearby resort towns. For your convenience, there are outdoor showers along the beach as well as restrooms and changerooms near the beach. Wheelchair access is available near the fishing pier. Beachgoers can enjoy swimming under lifeguard supervision from May to September. Pets are only permitted between 5pm and 10am. Visitors to Myrtle Beach State Park can also enjoy fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, and nature watching.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 May to 15 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) monitors water quality at beaches on the coast from mid-May to mid-October. Water samples are collected weekly at the most popular beaches and every two weeks at other beaches. Results are posted to the DHEC website.

Disclaimer: There is often a noticeable gap between the time that samples are collected and the time that water quality results are posted online. If you live in South Carolina, local media may have the most up-to-date information about serious swimming advisories.

Swim Guide checks the DHEC beach advisory website at daily during the monitoring season to ensure the information we show you matches information reported by the state.

A beach is marked Green when there are fewer than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water for 2 samples of water collected within 24 hours.

A beach is marked Red when there are more than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water for 2 samples of water collected within 24 hours or when a single sample exceeds 500 units / 100 ml

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Please note that there is a permanent advisory near some swimming areas cautioning beach goers to avoid the water after heavy rainfall when bacteria levels may be higher than normal. According to the SDHEC: Swimming is not advised within 200 feet on either side of the sign when water is flowing, and especially after rain. Wading, fishing, and shell collecting are not a risk unless you have open sores or lesions.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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