Bump, set, spike! Playing beach volleyball in Myrtle Beach

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Bump, set, spike! Playing beach volleyball in Myrtle Beach

The beach is rife with recreation activities. You can fly a kite, build a sandcastle, jump waves, boogie board, play Frisbee or toss a football. Sandy beaches also add an element of challenge to one of the sports most associated with the beach: volleyball! The great weather here in Myrtle Beach makes for a prime gathering spot with friends and family for a “friendly” game.

For the casual volleyball player looking to play on the beach, there are a number of options. But because our beaches are so popular and see so many users, it’s important to be considerate when you set up.

“If a casual group wants to set up a net for the day, they need to check with the lifeguards and/or beach patrol first to make sure the location is suitable,” said Mark Kruea, a public information officer with the City of Myrtle Beach. “They don’t need a permit, but they do need permission. Some of the considerations will be crowding on the beach, where the tide is, and whether the tide is moving in or out—the answer, Kruea said, may sometimes be “no, not right now.”

So if you’re heading to Myrtle Beach on a busy summer weekend, it might be wise to pack a football in addition to a volleyball net.

In addition, Myrtle Beach is home to a oceanfront sand volleyball court along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk! Located next to the famous Bowery bar, this area is perfect for those who want to play a game of beach volleyball close to all of the fun action of downtown Myrtle Beach.