From the Myrtle Beach City Government FB page:
Myrtle Beach re-opens beach accesses; City Council to meet again Thursday regarding hotels…
City Manager John Pedersen today rescinded the emergency order that had closed the public beach accesses and adjacent parking areas. Access to the beach and paid parking are available immediately, although it may be a day or two before the barricades are removed. You may walk around the barricades while they are still in place. Of course, safe social distancing is required on the beach and will be enforced. Parking meters also are enforced, seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., unless otherwise posted.
The Myrtle Beach City Council today discussed the future of short-term rentals, but delayed a final decision until a special meeting at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30. Currently, hotels are allowed to accept new reservations beginning May 1 – unless, according to the Governor’s emergency order, they are coming from one of the coronavirus “hot spots” identified by the Centers for Disease Control.
Myrtle Beach City Council voted to reopen beach access for city residents, visitors and guests starting immediately. It may take the city a few days to remove existing barricades blocking beach access, but the beaches are currently open as are the beach accesses and related parking amenities. Myrtle Beach’s Fire Department (Ocean Rescue) and Police Department will be strictly enforcing social distancing requirements for all beachgoers. There are no lifeguards on the beach within Myrtle Beach at this time so swimming is at “your own risk,” according to the city.