Beach town to consider parking rate increase for 2019

South Carolina News

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The town of Surfside Beach will consider an increase in the parking rate Tuesday.

Town council members will discuss the first reading of an ordinance at their meeting Tuesday that would increase the rate from $1.75 to $2.00 per hour at all beach access lots.

An online document suggesting the change states that staff proposes that the rate for the town ocean front beach access parking east of Ocean Boulevard be increased to mirror other municipalities.

According to the city of Myrtle Beach website, parking meter rates there range from $1.50 to $2.00 per hour.

Horry County beach accesses in Garden City and Nash Street provide free, year-round parking.

The parking rate in Surfside Beach was last increased three years ago, when a 50 cent hike was introduced to all parking lots, meters and pay stations.

The town’s parking season begins March 1.

Count on News13 for updates from Tuesday’s meetings.

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