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Tips for Disabled Travelers to the Beach

We frequently receive questions about handicap accessible options for visitors of North Myrtle Beach so wanted to list some information here that may be helpful to guests of our area with disabilities.  We would also like to invite you to contact us to share your personal travel tips and experiences so that we may update this post with relevant information that may help other travelers to our area.

In North Myrtle Beach, beach access wheelchairs are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  These chairs are sturdy and come equipped with an umbrella and large balloon tires that are easy to push through soft sand. For further information call (843) 280-5584.

North Myrtle Beach handicap beach access is available at:

Sea Mountain Highway                17th Ave. South

4th Ave. North                            21st. Ave. South

6th Ave. North                            46th Ave. South
In Myrtle Beach, beach wheelchairs are available at the lifeguard stands at the following locations, which also offer handicap parking.

27th Ave. North                          24th Ave. North

8th Ave. South                            72nd Ave. North

8th Ave. North                           20th Ave. South

5th Ave. North                           54th Ave. North

For more information on wheel chairs for the handicapped, please visit the City of Myrtle Beach Handicapped Accessibility page.

Parking and Parking Meters

Under South Carolina law, anyone with a valid handicapped hang tag or license plate, as well as anyone with a valid Disabled American Veterans or Purple Heart license plate, may park for free at any parking meter in the state.
Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf at Broadway at the Beach has a wheelchair-accessible course (the one through the castle) and features a special putter for users of wheelchairs. If off season, ask for a special seasonal discount. (843) 444-3215.

Ripley’s Aquarium:
Exhibits at a go-at-your-own pace, stingrays and crabs to touch, wheelchair accessible.
Call 800.734.8888

We want everybody to feel welcome and enjoy the beach.  Once again if you have any tips or suggestions please let us know.

1 Comment

  1. avatar

    Rochelle Garwood

    March 18, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I just wanted to add that the beach wheelchairs in North Myrtle Beach are actually available year-round. In the off-season, they have them at the main Parks & Rec office on Possum Trot Road. They are only available on days the office is open (mostly M-F, I was told, with occasional Saturdays depending on events), but may still be reserved in advance and for up to a week. The phone number listed on the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Rec website for beach wheelchairs doesn’t work this time of year, but calling the Parks & Rec office itself worked for me.

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