After accident, North Myrtle Beach looks to outlaw summer biking on beach

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

After a 2022 North Myrtle Beach incident, Mayor Marilyn Hatley and North Myrtle Beach City Council are considering banning summer biking on the beach.

Mayor Hatley said that a person was hit by an e-bike on a North Myrtle Beach public beach this past summer.

Mayor Hatley stated North Myrtle Beach City Council sees a need to place restrictions on summer beach biking. However, North Myrtle Beach officials have no intention of banning biking activities altogether, just along the public beach.

The matter was brought up at the most recent city council meeting, but no measures were taken to date.

Bicycling is a great exercise,” she said. “It’s just become a big population of tourists on the beach at times in the summertime, so we are just going to discuss if whether we want to place, or whether we need, not that we want, but rather, would we need to place some restrictions.

We will have a workshop on the bikes discussion,” she said. “We have a lot going on, but it would be nice if we could get it in this month [January].”

The City of Myrtle Beach already has an ordinance in place that restricts biking on the beach during the summer months.

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