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What’s Open in Myrtle Beach?

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What’s Open in Myrtle Beach?



Myrtle Beach is open for business. 

After brief closures in spring 2020, most Myrtle Beach-area businesses are back open with safety measures in place and ready to welcome visitors. 

Hotels and Vacation Rentals Are Open

Hotels are open, and many are offering flexible cancellation policies and vacation deals for worry-free trip planning. Increased sanitation and cleaning protocols are in place at most hotels, which may affect check-in procedures and housekeeping frequency. Check with your specific hotel for information regarding changes as well as mask requirements on property. 

Campgrounds, vacation rentals, and condos are all open. 

Some amenities may be unavailable at this time, so check with your specific property regarding open amenities. 

Beaches Are Open

All area public beach accesses are open. Click here for the locations of public beach accesses throughout the area. Masks are not required outdoors, including on the beach. Social distancing is encouraged. 

State Parks Are Open

Both Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park are open to day visitors and overnight campers. 

Restaurants Are Open 

Most Myrtle Beach restaurants are open for dine-in service. Employees must wear masks, and in most cases, patrons must wear masks when entering or moving around a restaurant. 

Outdoor dining and takeout options are available at many area restaurants, as well. Check with your specific restaurant for more details. 

Seafood buffets are open

Many readers have emailed us to ask specifically about seafood buffets. Most of the seafood buffets are open with restrictions, such as wearing masks and gloves in the buffet line, in place. Check with your specific buffet for hours of operations and restrictions. 

Crabby Mike’s, Captain George’s, Bennett’s Calabash Seafood, Seafood World, and The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood are among the buffets open. 

Attractions are open

Attractions such as zoos, museums, and aquariums are open. Many have enhanced cleaning protocols and may limit capacity to allow for social distancing. Masks are required in most indoor attractions. 

Open attractions include:

Check out our list of 102 Things to Do in Myrtle Beach! Check with individual attractions for information on current operating hours or restrictions. 

Retail Stores Are Open

Retail stores such as clothing stores, beachwear stores, and shoe stores are open. Big box stores such as Target, Walmart, and Lowe’s Home Improvement are all also open, though their hours may differ from normal operating hours.

Some restrictions are in place on the number of shoppers who may be in a store at one time, so guests may be asked to wait outside if the stores are too crowded. Social distancing measures are in place, and many stores are either requiring or encouraging guests and employees to wear face masks or facial coverings. 

Check with individual stores for current hours and rules for shopping.  

Close-contact Providers Open

Close-contact providers such as hair salons, gyms, and tattoo parlors are open with enhanced safety measures in place. Masks may be required. 

Is Myrtle Beach open?

Myrtle Beach and the surrounding beaches are open. Read more here. 

I heard that Myrtle Beach is closing back up. Is that true?

The Myrtle Beach area, including hotels, restaurants and many attractions, is open. Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing throughout their stay. 

What is there to do in Myrtle Beach? 

Myrtle Beach is full of fun things to do. We’ve made a list of 102 of them here! 

Which hotels in Myrtle Beach are the best? 

Myrtle Beach is home to many beautiful hotels and resorts. Many hotels are oceanfront and offer tons of indoor and outdoor amenities. We’ve made handy lists of our favorite family-friendly hotels, luxury resorts, and more!