Changes to some beach parking in Myrtle Beach has sparked a lot of outrage. I get it, most people don't do well with change, but without it…wouldn't we be at a standstill?
In this case, it was definitely necessary. Free parking along the Golden Mile had started to create a traffic headache, and worse, it created a safety issue.
People living in the area needed change and city leaders came up with several ideas to help solve the problems. After much debate and discussion the solution is to charge people living outside the city of Myrtle Beach to park at the beach access points.
I understand, nobody wants to start paying for what was once free. But, it really is a necessity with the demand and stress that was being felt in a residential area. And, it is a small price to pay for those of us fortunate enough to live here and have access to the beautiful Grand Strand beaches any time we want.