May is motorcycle month in the Myrtle Beach area with two separate, week-long events occurring during the month. Myrtle Beach Bike Week occurs during the second week of May and Atlantic Beach Bikefest occurs over Memorial Weekend. With all of the vacationers in the area enjoying the festivities, finding the best place to safely park your motorcycle can seem like a challenge. We have some great tips to help you find where to park your motorcycle, how to keep your motorcycle safe at the beach and follow parking regulations in the Myrtle Beach area.
Motorcycle Trailer Parking in Myrtle Beach
Most oceanfront resorts along the Grand Strand simply do not have enough space to accommodate motorcycle trailer parking. However, there are several locations in the 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 just a few Myrtle Beach motorcycle parking options:
- Pavilion Parking
914 N Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | (843) 626-7275
- Plantation Storage
2100 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 | (843) 903-7100
- Strand Storage
870 Frontage Road, Myrtle Beach, SC | (843) 626-5600
- Uncle Bob’s Self Storage
600 Cannon Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 | (843) 626-3636
2687 Beaver Run Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 | (843) 215-9798
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 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 something 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.
Parking meters are identified with stickers that indicate how long meters are available. The red stickers indicate short-term 3 hour parking and the green stickers indicate all-day parking. Hourly rates range from $1.00 to $1.50 depending on the location and demand. All-day meters are clearly marked stating that for $6.00 you can park in that spot all day, just remember to look for the green sticker on the meter for all-day parking. 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 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.