The upcoming Memorial Day weekend typically signals the kick off of a busy summer at the beach. And, it usually coincides with new restrictions for vacationers. According to WPDE, these seasonal rule tweaks involve everything from traffic patterns and juvenile curfews to hole digging and shade devices on the beach. It’s a very extensive list of guidelines you may already be familiar with. However, if that’s not the case here’s what you need to keep in mind before visiting Myrtle Beach Memorial Day weekend.
So, we visit the beach often. And, although we consider ourselves seasoned pros when it comes to the do’s and don’ts there may be some things we didn’t even realize that go into effect Memorial Day weekend. Obviously, with increased traffic and visitors you can expect extra policing. Reports indicate traffic on Ocean Boulevard will be one-way from May 27 to May 30. Northbound lanes are reserved for police and emergency vehicles. And, the heavily traveled Kings Highway access points will be designated.
Plus, expect the city of Myrtle Beach to be enforcing curfews for visitors 17 and under. These curfews come complete with monetary penalties for violations. Of course, there are exceptions when accompanied by an adult. But, it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re up to speed on these rules when traveling with kids.
Motorcycles, Mopeds & Golf Carts
And, because the weekend coincides with bike festival around the Atlantic Beach area there are special reminders focused on motorcycle activity including burnouts and weaving between vehicles. Also, pay attention to rules concerning golf carts and mopeds. Mopeds will be prohibited on Ocean Blvd. during certain hours this weekend.
Fireworks, Holes & Umbrellas
Furthermore, there’s a host of other items to keep in mind before visiting Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day weekend. These range from fireworks, to noise to restrictions concerning depth of holes dug on the beach and umbrella sizes. The “umbrellas only” rule is back in effect on May 29. For a more detailed account of seasonal beach rules read the full story on WPDE.
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