Alcohol, glass containers and glass bottles are not allowed on the beach.
Visitors are advised to stay on the boardwalks and marked paths to avoid disturbing or damaging the dunes, according to the Myrtle Beach city ordinance. It is illegal to disturb or damage the dunes, the sand fencing or the sea grass and sea oats.
If you want to search for buried treasure, metal detectors are only allowed on the public beach. The use of metal detectors is restricted in the dunes, the street ends or any other public property.
Don't be a litterbug. Littering is illegal, and visitors are advised to use the available trash and recycling containers. While not a law, Myrtle Beach is currently considering discontinuing the use of plastic on the beach.
Gathering around a crackling fire on the beach looks cool in the movies, but all fires are prohibited on the beach, including barbecues and bonfires. Fireworks are also restricted from the beach. It is illegal to discharge, sell, store or possess fireworks within the city, including the beach. Fireworks displays by pyrotechnic professional may be approved if permitted and supervised.
Getting married along the oceanfront is romantic, but commercial weddings and other commercial activities are not allowed on the beach. Non-commercial weddings, where no one is being paid, are allowed without a permit.
Golf carts may not be driven on the beach, bike paths, sidewalks or multipurpose paths.