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Baiting or fishing at any time from public beaches in such a manner as to create an unsafe condition or hazard to bathers, swimmers, surfers and others in the water along public beaches shall be unlawful. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) regulates fishing. License requirements vary. Contact SCDNR for up-to-date information concerning these requirements.
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In the unincorporated areas of Georgetown County, there is no permit required. However, these are public beaches, all beach regulations apply. It is unlawful to use any beach access for any type of gathering.
Fires on the beach are allowed in unincorporated areas. However some communities restrict open burning and you should contact those communities before you decide to burn. In the unincorporated areas of Georgetown County, we ask that you follow these guidelines for fires on the beach:
Following these simple instructions will ensure that you, your family, and your friends have an uneventful and enjoyable time on the beach.
Many areas of Georgetown County’s beaches are included in "fireworks free zones." If in doubt contact the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102 to check your area. Also note that debris produced from fireworks is considered litter. Those shooting fireworks are responsible for cleanup and removal from public beaches.
Please notify Georgetown County Parks and Recreation at 843-545-3532.
Sleeping on public beaches in Georgetown County is prohibited between midnight and sunrise.
Beach access parking is permitted only during the hours these accesses are open. No overnight parking is permitted.