10 Myrtle Beach Fireworks Safety Tips

By MyrtleBeachHotels.com staff • March 12, 2019

Myrtle Beach is real holiday hotspot—people come here to celebrate all kinds of holidays and events, from weddings to the 4th of July. 

And here in South Carolina, fireworks are a favorite way to celebrate, both for locals and visitors. Really, is there a better way to express joy than to light up the night sky with vibrant colors and spectacular sounds? 

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach both prohibit the possession of or discharge of fireworks within the city limits, but you will notice there are plenty of scofflaws on hand, especially during holidays. Just remember, you could face legal troubles.

That said, some areas within Horry County are designated as firework zones, but to be on the safe side, you may want to ask whether it is legal to discharge fireworks before doing so.

In case you do want to find a place to light off your own fireworks, we’ve pulled together 10 rules and safety measures to help you plan safe and fun fireworks festivities:


1. Remember that it is illegal for any person to use, fire, shoot or discharge fireworks on the beach and in the city limits of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

2. Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.

3. Make sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks, and never point or throw fireworks at people, buildings, or other structures.

4. Only light fireworks on smooth, flat surfaces away from houses, dry leaves, and other flammable materials.

5. If your fireworks fizzle and don’t go off, consider them duds and douse them with water. Never try to relight a dud.

6. Be patient. Setting off a bunch of fireworks at once can be a dazzling display of light and noise, but that also increases the likelihood of confusion if there’s a problem.

7. Keep your audience on one side of the fireworks display.

8. Use a long-tipped lighter.

9. Clean up afterwards, children may find them the next day and try to play with them, not a good thing.

With these simple tips you can have an exciting, entertaining and safe fireworks experience for your party that is sure to be a crowd pleasure or the perfect family event!

Bonus tip: Fire officials often say the safest way to enjoy fireworks is at a public display put on by trained professionals, and fortunately, we have plenty here in Myrtle Beach, from Broadway at the Beach to Barefoot Landing!