COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Gov. McMaster on Monday canceled his order to close public beach accesses across South Carolina, allowing local governments to make those decisions.
We asked all of our area beach communities what they are doing. Here’s what they told us:
- North Myrtle Beach: Public beach accesses and parking are open.
- Horry County unincorporated areas: Public beach accesses in the unincorporated areas of Horry County is open.
- Surfside Beach: Public beach access is open for “non-stationary” activity to include walking and dog walking. Parking is limited to those with town decals.
- Myrtle Beach: Public beach accesses and parking to remain closed until the emergency declaration expires, City Council directs otherwise, or the emergency order is rescinded.
- Atlantic Beach: Public beach access will remain closed until further notice.
- Georgetown County unincorporated areas: Public beach access in unincorporated areas of Georgetown County will remain closed. The vote was 5-2, with two council members worried about the impact on local businesses.
- Pawleys Island: Public beach access will remain closed until Monday, April 27th at Noon.
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