Lowcountry beaches: what’s open, what’s not and what restrictions are in place

This list will be updated as more information comes in about each location. Check back often for more details!

Folly Beach

Folly Beach has officially removed it’s checkpoints. New check-ins for short-term rentals and other overnight accommodations began again on May 12th.

Sullivans Island

Sullivan’s has reinstated public access to their beaches The following restrictions apply for all people on the beach: no non-family group shall be larger than three people, you must be moving at all times and no chairs, coolers or shade devices will be allowed.

Isle of Palms

Open to the public, however some parking lots are only going to 50% capacity. Officers will be patrolling 24/7 in police vehicles, ATVs and on-foot on the beach. If you are caught breaking the rules, you could face a fine of up to $1,087.

Georgetown County

Public beaches reopened on May 1. The popular Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, along with the Veterans Pier and Jetty View Walkway, will reopened on May 15.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is now open to the public. However, keep in mind that there are currently no lifeguards on duty at the beaches.