To Grill or NOT to Grill: A very short list of public grilling areas in Myrtle Beach

Written By: Justin Urich
Last Updated: April 11th, 2022

Grills Not Allowed on the Beach

That IS the question — a question that is asked on a regular basis by vacationers hitting Myrtle Beach.  Many ask if they can bring their own grills and, can you grill on the beach in Myrtle Beach?  Unfortunately, the answer is NO.  (And NO, you can’t grill on the balcony of a condo either. MAJOR fire hazard there.)

“It is illegal to build a fire or use a propane-fired grill or other cooker on the beach.” Beach and Boating Regulations, Local laws and ordinances, Sec. 5-16.

Of course, there are SOME, not very many, but some resorts that have barbecue grills on the premises, but they are few and far between. Please check with the resort to see.

There ARE a couple places that have public access to BBQ  grills or grilling areas  in the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach area.

McClean Park North Myrtle BeachMcLean Park 

93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
Located in the heart of the city, this 10 acre, two acre lake Park is  considered to be the most beautiful in the community. It has walking paths, two playgrounds, meditation area, covered picnic areas, and usually even the local ducks that hang out in the pond.

Contact the City of North Myrtle Beach at (843) 280-5570 for more information on grilling in the park.

Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park

4401 S. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575.
Admission is required to enter the park : $5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older); $3/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.   Hours of operation are:   Daily 6am-10pm, March-Nov.;  Daily 6am-8pm, Dec.-Feb.  The Park is located on one mile of beach and includes a fishing pier, miles of hiking trails, as well as picnic facilities.  For additional information on where grills or grilling areas can be found, contact the Park at (843) 238-5325.


If you simply must grill, these are two options you won’t go wrong with.  If you go, let us know! Of course, don’t forget to look at the 3-Bedroom and 4-Bedroom condos for rent that we have available for families!