North Myrtle Beach is open to the public, Myrtle Beach stays closed

Been cooped up too long and want some sun and fun? If you want to go to the beach, North Myrtle Beach is for you.

Myrtle Beach is keeping public access to its beaches closed, even after Gov. Henty McMaster said they can open. North Myrtle Beach reopened its beaches Tuesday at noon. Most other municipalities in the state are prohibiting public use of the beach.

Horry County opened 22 public beach access points.

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Monday his decision to cancel an executive order that closed all public access to the beach. Despite McMaster’s decision to let public beaches reopen, local jurisdictions have the authority to prohibit use of the beaches.

North Myrtle Beach City Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday night during its meeting to reopen its public beach access points, crossovers, adjacent parking lots.

North Myrtle Beach also opened access to showers and bathrooms.

Surfside Beach opened its beaches for non-stationary activity, such as walking and bicycling.