Safety is the first priority for Myrtle Beach Lifeguards. Please follow these tips while visiting:
1. Swim Near A Lifeguard
2. Learn To Swim
3. Never Swim Alone
4. Don't Fight The Current
5. Swim Sober
6. Leash Your Board
7. Don't Float Where You Can't Swim
8. Life Jackets = Boat Safety
9. Don't Dive Head First, Protect Your Neck
10. At Home, Your The Lifeguard
Myrtle Beach Rip Currents - The majority of our rescues are due to rip currents. Always ask the lifeguard about current
conditions before entering the water. Visit National Weather Service for the best information on rip currents:
Important Myrtle Beach City Ordinances to keep in mind:
5-5. The use of surfboards and/or skimboards is prohibited between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., April 30th through Sept. 15,
except in the following areas:
A. From the TA-80 Zone to the southern city limits
B. From 37th Avenue North to 47th Avenue North
C. From 62nd Avenue North to 68th Avenue North
D. From 82nd Avenue North to northern city limits
5-8. Obstructing the lifeguard's view is prohibited. Personal umbrellas must be in line or behind the lifeguard's umbrella line.
5-9. Littering is prohibited.
5-14. Swimmers must stay within 50 yards of shore or at shoulder depth.
5-15. Soliciting (sales) on the beach is prohibited.
5-16. All flotation devices which are not attached in a secure manner to one's person must be fabric-covered and have a
360-degree rope with a 10% slack. Such devices not meeting these requirements will not be permitted on the surf or in the
5-17. Glass containers of any kind are prohibited on the beach.
5-20. Fires are prohibited on the beach.
6-4. Dogs are prohibited on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from May 15 through September 15. At all other
times, dogs are to leashed and their droppings removed and properly disposed.
14-139. Fireworks are prohibited on the beach and throughout the city.
14-1. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the beach.
14-83. Nudity and thong bathing suits are prohibited in public.
Please speak with your lifeguard for questions regarding ordinances or contact Myrtle Beach Beach Patrol at 843-918-1334 or
visit the City's website. www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com
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