May is motorcycle month along the Grand Strand with two separate events taking place during the month. Myrtle Beach Spring Rally occurs during the second week of May (May 10 – 19th) and Atlantic Beach Bikefest takes place over Memorial Weekend (May 24 – 27). It’s a busy time of year with so many vacationers in the area enjoying the festivities. We have some great tips to help you find where to park your motorcycle, how to keep your motorcycle safe at the beach and how to ensure you follow parking regulations in the North Myrtle Beach area.
Motorcycle Trailer Parking in North Myrtle Beach
Most oceanfront resorts along the Grand Strand simply do not have enough space to accommodate motorcycle trailer parking. You will definitely want to check with your hotel or vacation rental for their specific parking policies. However, there are a few locations in the North Myrtle Beach area that rent short and long term parking for motorcycle trailers during the season for a small fee. We recommend calling well in advance to secure your parking before heading to the beach. Here are two North Myrtle Beach motorcycle trailer parking options:
405 Hwy 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC
3195 Hwy 9 E
Little River, SC
Keeping Your Ride Safe
We recognize that your motorcycle is an investment and we want you to ensure you take every precaution to keep it safe and secure while you’re visiting. Although our beautiful beaches are very safe, every area has its share of bad people. Make sure you keep your bike safe while visiting and deter thieves with the following actions:
• Always lock your ignition and remove the key.
• When looking for an object to wrap your bike lock around, think heavy and difficult to dismantle.
• Lock your bike around other bikes. This should be easy as there will be thousands of bikes in North Myrtle Beach during your stay.
• Try not to park your bike between cars, as this provides some visual cover for a thief.
• When parking in a hotel lot, park your bike in view of the security camera. If that’s not possible, try to park it as close as you can to either the front entrance of the hotel or to your room.
• Consider doing some covert mechanical maneuvers to your bike after parking it – loosen a spark plug cap, or pull the main fuse.
• Put a unique marking on your bike, which discourages thieves, as well as aids in theft recovery.
A little caution and some well-spent money can help protect your prized possession for years to come.
Persons with disabilities may park in specially marked spaces or at any public-operated parking meter for free provided their bike displays a valid handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official handicapped hang tag. This applies anywhere in the state of South Carolina.
It is illegal to park your motorcycle on a sidewalk or crosswalk; within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; alongside a curb painted yellow or on a bridge.
Motorcycle parking regulations in North Myrtle Beach restrict bike parking to no more than two motorcycles in a single public parking space. If the motorcycles are parked in a pay-to-park space, both vehicles must pay for parking and properly display their parking stubs.
Here is a list of free beach access parking in North Myrtle Beach:
We’re a bit biased but this is our favorite section of beach. The northernmost piece of the Grand Strand, Cherry Grove beach offers some of the most scenic views and expansive stretches of beach in North Myrtle Beach. Boulineau’s has been a mainstay in Cherry Grove since 1948. Parking will be $2.00 per hour beginning in June 2019 but right now, there is plenty of free parking including:
• 3500 N. Ocean Blvd
• Sea Mountain Highway
• 27th Ave. N.
• Prince Resort (Adjacent Surface Lot and Upper Level Parking Garage)
• 50th Ave. N. (2nd Row Parking)
• 55th Ave. N.
Ocean Drive is North Myrtle Beach’s main street and home to a variety of festivals, events, parades, and concerts. Main Street along Ocean drive offers abundant free parking but, due to the area’s popularity, it can be tough to find a spot. Here are some alternatives:
• 1st Ave. S.
• 1st Ave N.
• 3rd through 10th Ave. N.
• 12th through 15th Ave. N.
• 17th and 18th Ave. N.
• Shorehaven Drive
• Corner of 21st Ave. N. and Spring St. (3rd Row Parking)
• 22nd Ave. N.
Crescent Beach, located south of Ocean Drive, is known for its quieter and more secluded beaches. Tucked between Ocean Drive and Windy Hill, this multi-generational destination is one of South Carolina’s top vacation destinations for families looking for a little rest and relaxation.
You’ll find plenty of free street parking and beach access points in Crescent Beach located along:
• 27th Ave. S.
• 25th Ave. S.
• 23rd Ave. S.
• 21st Ave. S.
• 20th Ave. S. (2nd Row Parking)
• 17th and 16th Ave. S.
• Perrin Drive (2nd Row Parking between 15th and 16th Ave. S.)
• 9th Ave. S.
• 7th and 6th Ave. S.
• 3rd and 2nd Ave S.
The southernmost beach in North Myrtle Beach, Windy Hill is conveniently located to Barefoot Landing, a boardwalk and shopping destination that is home to restaurants and popular attractions like the House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, Alligator Adventure and the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. There are two free beach parking lots and one lot a bit further off the beach in Windy Hill:
• 46th Ave. S.
• 39th Ave. S.
• 37th Ave. S. (3rd Row Parking)
We welcome you to our beautiful beach and hope you will stop by our store during your stay here. Boulineau’s Foods Plus has everything you need for the perfect Bike Week vacation. Travel safely!
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