New swimming advisories issued for portions of Grand Strand, others lifted

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    COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – The Department of Health and Environmental Control has issued new swimming advisories for portions of the Grand Strand.

    According to a press release, advisories have been issued for the areas listed below and includes 200 feet above and below:

    • 17th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach
    • 33rd Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach
    • Swash at Myrtle Beach State Park in Horry County
    • 16th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
    • 11th Avenue North in Surfside Beach
    • 3rd Avenue South in Surfside Beach

    Bacteria levels above state and federal standards have been detected in these sections of beach and swimming is not advised until bacteria levels return to normal.

    It is safe to wade, collect shells and fish within the swimming advisory area.

    Additionally, swimming advisories have been lifted for the areas listed below:

    • 77th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
    • 53rd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach (Deep Head Swash)
    • 50th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
    • 34th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach
    • 15th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach
    • 23rd Avenue South in Myrtle Beach

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