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June 14, 2018

S.C. DHEC Updates Swim Advisories

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Some sections of beach along South Carolina's coast are no longer under a swimming advisory, the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today.

The areas affected were:

  • 53rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
  • 15th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach
  • 23rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach
  • Nash Drive in Horry County
  • Outfall in Myrtle Beach State Park in Horry County
  • 16th Avenue North in Surfside Beach

Bacteria levels no longer exceed water quality standards.

The advisory continues for the affected areas listed below and includes 200 feet above and below:

  • 16th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach
  • 34th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
  • 11th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
  • 3rd Avenue South in Surfside Beach

Please be mindful of swimming advisories in the area. These have signs posted advising beachgoers about the water. Many of these are at or near areas where stormwater enters the beach.

It is safe to wade, collect shells and fish within the swimming advisory area. To guard against the possibility of swallowing the water, it's best to keep your head up and out of the water. People with open cuts or other wounds should also avoid contact with the water.

Please visit to view recent water sampling results along the coast.

For more information, call your local DHEC office:


DHEC Media Relations
(803) 898-7769