Handicap Beach Access & Beach Wheelchairs in Myrtle Beach

Handicap Beach Access & Beach Wheelchairs in Myrtle Beach


Handicap beach access points in Myrtle Beach and nearby cities make spending the day on the sand a reality for locals or visitors with limited mobility. The communities in the Grand Strand strive to be accommodating vacation destinations for all travelers, so you’ll find a variety of handicap-accessible beaches with parking and amenities, plus convenient paid and free beach wheelchair rentals up and down the Myrtle Beach coastline. 

After selecting your hotel, it’s time to start planning which events you’ll attend and what attractions and beautiful beaches you’ll check out. Use our detailed list of beach accesses to decide where you’ll venture, and learn how to find beach wheelchairs near the best Myrtle Beach resorts to make your stay in the Grand Strand a success.

Finding Handicap Beach Access Nearby

Don’t wait until you’re in the Grand Strand to search for ‘handicap beach access near me’ and hope your resort is nearby. Locating the accessible beaches in Myrtle Beach before your visit allows for extra planning to reserve your beach wheelchair rental, find parking, and inquire about any other details that will make your vacation go smoothly. Luckily, there are many public beaches in South Carolina with handicap access points, including those in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, and the Horry County beaches, so anyone with limited mobility has a nice selection of places to visit. 

We’ve highlighted the accesses below to make finding a spot near your resort or hotel easier so everyone in your party may enjoy a day on the sand. Consider contacting specific municipalities before arriving to confirm the type of accessibility, such as what locations offer ramps versus beach mats.

Handicap Beach Access in Myrtle Beach 

Myrtle Beach has 114 beach accesses, and more than 30 of them are wheelchair accessible and include a mix of ramps and fully accessible amenities. These handicap beach accesses throughout Myrtle Beach afford easier navigation when you want to spend time on the shore:

  • 29th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 27th Avenue South  
  • 24th Avenue South 
  • Hurl Rock Park at 20th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 1809 South Ocean Boulevard 
  • 1703 South Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  • 16th Avenue South 
  • 15th Avenue South 
  • 12th Avenue South 
  • 10th Avenue South 
  • 9th Avenue South 
  • 3rd Avenue South (fully accessible)
  • 1st Avenue North 
  • 2nd Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 4th Avenue North 
  • 7th Avenue North 
  • Plyler Park 
  • 13th Avenue North 
  • 16th Avenue North 
  • 1802 North Ocean Boulevard 
  • Anderson Park 
  • 25th Avenue North 
  • 31st Avenue North 
  • 38th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 41st Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 44th Avenue North 
  • Gardens by the Sea, 5400 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  • Seaside Place 
  • 64th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  • 69th Avenue North 
  • 70th Avenue North 

Beach Wheelchair Rentals in Myrtle Beach

While beach-going wheelchairs are no longer offered through the city, there are many third parties in the area who can provide the equipment you need. Many wheelchair rental companies will deliver and pick up your equipment right from your resort. Even though loaning these isn’t free, the services are convenient and give you more options, such as motorized wheelchairs.

Handicap Beach Access in North Myrtle Beach 

Travelers visiting or staying in North Myrtle Beach will find wheelchair-accessible beach access points throughout this city’s coastline as well. There are 48 wheelchair beach accesses in North Myrtle Beach, and five of these are outfitted with beach mats for even easier transport. The city keeps a list of these locations on their website, and we’ve included them below for the Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Windy Hill neighborhoods.

Wheelchair-Accessible Entrances Near Cherry Grove:

  • The Point in Cherry Grove
  • 6210 North Ocean Blvd 
  • 61st Avenue North
  • 6000 North Ocean Blvd
  • 59th Avenue North 
  • 56th Avenue North 
  • 55th Avenue North 
  • 53rd Avenue North
  • 5104 North Ocean Blvd
  • 50th Avenue North
  • 4200 North Ocean Blvd with Beach Access Mat
  • 39th Avenue North
  • 3512 North Ocean Blvd
  • Sea Mountain Highway End
  • 22nd Avenue North 

Wheelchair-Accessible Entrances Near Ocean Drive:

  • Shorehaven Street End with Beach Access Mat 
  • 18th Avenue North 
  • 17th Avenue North 
  • 15th Avenue North 
  • 12th Avenue North 
  • 10th Avenue North 
  • 8th Avenue North
  • 7th Avenue North 
  • 4th Avenue North 
  • Main Street 
  • 2nd Avenue South 
  • 3rd Avenue South 
  • 4th Avenue South 
  • 6th Avenue South with Beach Access Mat 
  • 7th Avenue South
  • 9th Avenue South 
  • 10th Avenue South
  • 1319 South Ocean Blvd

Wheelchair-Accessible Entrances Near Crescent Beach:

  • 14th Avenue South 
  • 16th Avenue South 
  • 17th Avenue South
  • 18th Avenue South
  • 20th Avenue South 
  • 21st Avenue South 
  • 23rd Avenue South 
  • 25th Avenue South 
  • 27th Avenue South

Wheelchair-Accessible Entrances Near Windy Hill:

  • 33rd Avenue South with Beach Access Mat 
  • 34th Avenue South with Beach Access Mat 
  • 3751 South Ocean Blvd 
  • 39th Avenue South 
  • 45th Avenue South 
  • 46th Avenue South

Beach Wheelchair Rentals in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach has an impressively convenient beach wheelchair rental program. The city offers free beach wheelchairs to visitors staying at North Myrtle Beach hotels or anyone who wants to spend a day on the sand using a wheelchair. The service is available Monday through Friday at the Beach Services Warehouse or by calling (843) 280-5684. Reservations are encouraged and may be made up to one year in advance. Beach wheelchairs may be reserved for up to a week at a time. Delivery and pickup are available in the summer for an additional charge. If you plan to pick up your rental, note that an SUV, van, pickup truck, or similar vehicle is required for transport.

Handicap Beach Access in Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach has 36 beach access points, 4 of which are wheelchair accessible. If you want to enjoy a quieter beach day, this town is a great option. You’ll find wheelchair access near these beach entrances:

  • 4th Avenue North
  • Surfside Pier
  • 13th Avenue South
  • Melody Lane

Beach Wheelchair Rentals in Surfside Beach

The town of Surfside Beach has a beach wheelchair program that makes loaners available through the city. The police department maintains a fleet of beach wheelchairs for public use and these are free to borrow as long as you are a resident, a property owner, or you’re staying in the town of Surfside Beach. Renters must call the police department at (843) 913-6368 Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to arrange the rental.

Handicap Beach Access in Horry County

There are about 14 miles of public beaches along the Grand Strand managed by Horry County’s Public Works Department. For handicap access to the beach, visit the county’s Nash Street location south of Springmaid Pier near the Myrtle Beach State Park. If there is another beach you’d like to visit, inquire with the county about what accessible features are available for specific locations, as many amenities, such as restrooms, are offered seasonally.

Beach Wheelchair Rentals in Horry County

Visitors going to one of the unincorporated beaches of Horry County may request beach wheelchairs on a first-come, first-serve basis. To use this free service, call (843) 381-8000 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email beachwheelchair@horrycounty.org. There are a limited number of beach wheelchairs and the rental period may be reduced to two days during peak seasons in Myrtle Beach. Reservations may be made up to one month in advance. 

Handicap Parking in South Carolina

While most beach accesses have designated handicap parking spaces, it is also helpful to know that the state of South Carolina allows any vehicle to park free at any public-operated parking meter so long as they display any of the following license tags or valid hang tags: Handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, or Medal of Honor. If a beach lot happens to be full or if there is no lot available, you may be able to find a metered spot near the access of your choice.

Looking for a hotel near a wheelchair-accessible beach? Here are a few Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts conveniently located near handicapped beach accesses:

Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark

2918 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
205 review(s) Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark is an attractive options for families with a full on-site waterpark open year-round.

Paradise Resort

2201 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
114 review(s) Paradise can be found in the heart of Grand Strand at the Paradise Resort with deluxe accommodations that include full kitchens, high-speed Internet and balconies that offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Compass Cove Resort

2311 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577
331 review(s) All directions point to Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort with 22 pool and water features, including two adult-size waterslides!

Landmark Resort

1501 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
215 review(s) For years and years, Landmark Resort has been providing visitors with numerous reasons not to leave the premises. Amenities include seventeen water features, a seasonal waterpark, on-site eateries, and gigantic meeting space.

Coral Beach Resort

1105 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
150 review(s) Guests at Coral Beach Resort will almost certainly never be bored with plenty of family-friendly on-site amenities and easy beach access.

Captain’s Quarters Resort

901 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
267 review(s) Budget-friendly and centrally located, guests at this downtown resort can bowl, dine, swim, and relax, all in one building.

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
130 review(s) This south end resort is perfect for the family that swims together, offering nine water attractions including an on-site water park, several indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzis, lazy rivers, and more.

Sandy Beach Resort

201 S. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach SC 29577
107 review(s) Sandy Beach combines modern upscale design with comfort and fun, creating one of the most desirable resorts right in the heart of Myrtle Beach.  

Bermuda Sands

104 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
71 review(s) This beachfront resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach is a budget-friendly option for families, golfers, couples, and friends.

Bar Harbor Resort

100 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
52 review(s) Budget-friendly and located on the Boardwalk, Bar Harbor Resort is well within walking distance of attractions like the SkyWheel, Family Kingdom, Ripley's Believe it or Not!, two piers, and obviously, the beach.

Holiday Sands North

400 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
114 review(s) If what you're after is a clean room in a convenient location, Holiday Sands North is an excellent choice for your Myrtle Beach vacation. This modestly priced hotel prides itself on great customer service and a relaxing atmosphere in the heart of the Grand Strand.

16th Avenue North

1604 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
52 review(s) Roxanne Towers is situated at the northern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, putting guests within walking distance of The SkyWheel, Pier 14, and Plyler Park.

The Breakers Resort Myrtle Beach

2104 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
346 review(s) Check in to The Breakers Resort and check out of reality – without breaking your budget!

Palms Resort

2500 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
34 review(s) Book your stay in a variety of one-bedroom suites, three-bedroom penthouses or three-bedroom condos at Palms Resort in Myrtle Beach. Guests here can also enjoy several indoor and outdoor pools, plus access to a bowling alley at a sister property.

Dayton House Resort

2400 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
140 review(s) Dayton House Resort has been providing family-friendly accommodations since 1960. Just a short walk from the Boardwalk and the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the central location is just another bonus for guest's at this oceanfront resort.

Carolinian Beach Resort

2506 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577
31 review(s) Do you imagine yourself sunbathing by an oceanfront pool on your vacation? If so, you should check out the accommodations at Carolinian Beach Resort. Part of the Oceana Resorts family, this property has a wonderful location as well as a lovely list of amenities.

Anderson Ocean Club and Spa

2600 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577
1 review(s) One of the nicest and newest hotels in Myrtle Beach, Anderson Ocean Club and Spa offers first-class accommodations in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach.

Caribbean Resort & Villas

3000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
177 review(s) The Caribbean Resort & Villas has served as a luxury home away from home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for countless families over the last 40 years.

Dunes Village Resort

5200 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
191 review(s) Surround yourself in award-winning paradise perfection at the Dunes Village Resort Myrtle Beach, voted No. 2 in Family Hotels in the United States by Travelers Choice Awards and in the top 1 percent of hotels in the world by Expedia Insider’s Select.

Beach Colony

5308 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
79 review(s) Relaxation is a priority at this heavily-pooled oceanfront resort. Before or after you hit the beach, check out one of Beach Colony's numerous indoor or outdoor bodies of water.

South Wind On The Ocean

5310 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
12 review(s) Located on Myrtle Beach's prestigious "Golden Mile," the grounds of this luxury resort are complete with custom landscaping, reflecting pools, and plenty of other lush amenities. And whether your party is 2 or 10, South Wind on the Ocean has the perfect accommodations for a relaxing beach vacation.  

The Caravelle Resort

6900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29572
130 review(s) With nine different buildings and over 600 rooms, The Caravelle Resort has a variety of lodging that rivals any other resort on the Grand Strand.

Ocean Reef Resort

7100 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29572
154 review(s) Ocean Reef Resort is one of the top Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotels for the best combination of accommodations, amenities, location and value with balconies overlooking the lovely Atlantic Ocean and unparalleled amenities.

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