In-town directions: Take Ocean Boulevard to two blocks south of Sea Mountain Highway. The Park is on the ocean at 22nd Avenue North.
The latest addition to the City’s Park system this wonderful little park offers access to the beach as well as the comfort of restrooms and picnic and common areas. Parking is limited to two handicap spaces but off-site public parking can be found at and near the Sea Mountain street end.
Park amenities include:
• Beach showers
• Large, open lawn, 50 feet by 65 feet
• ADA Handicap beach access
• Picnic area with small tables under a gazebo
• Swings and benches
• Naturalized landscape
• Wind Turbine
The green space in front of the shelter at Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park is available for rent but not the shelter. Due to the design of the shelter there is no way to redirect pedestrian flow to prevent conflict with shelter users and blocking a beach access is against City Ordinance. Renters of the green space may set up 1 canopy (or multiples not exceeding a 30ft X 30ft radius). Chairs and tables are also permitted. The area is only allowed to be utilized through reservation for a 4 hour time period during the day. This time period includes setup and breakdown and is $22 for the 4 hours. A $50 cleanup/damage deposit is also due at the time of reservation. No cooking is allowed on the property. Renters may not impede on pedestrian sidewalks or through the existing shelter.
On November 30, 2010, the North Strand Coastal Wind Team (NSCWT) helped spearhead South Carolina’s first wind turbine added to the electric grid at Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park in North Myrtle Beach by launching the South Carolina Energy Offices’ Wind Energy Education Project, designed to demonstrate wind turbine technology, promote education and awareness about the viability of wind as a source for electricity in South Carolina, and invite feedback. Two more turbines have since gone up at Oceanfront Park at 1st Avenue South and the Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve in Cherry Grove in 2012.