Survey gathering public’s input on Horry County beaches

Survey gathering public’s input on Horry County beaches

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The Horry County Planning and Zoning Department recently created a survey to gather input from the public on what they like or don’t like about Horry County’s beaches.

The survey asks what is most important to residents when visiting the beach, and the results will answer a lot of questions county leaders have.

“[It will answer] whether we need to be adding additional beach parking, improving the beach parking that we already have, installing restrooms, creating walkovers or beach access mats that help people more easily get from the parking area to the actual active beachfront,” Horry County Planning and Zoning’s principal planner Leigh Kane said.

Kane said the survey will be closed at the end of January unless they need more responses. From there, they’ll take whatever recommendations the public has and hope to implement them by the end of 2021.

“People’s participation in this survey is really important because it doesn’t need to be what Horry County staff thinks it needs to be,” Kane said. “It needs to be what the public thinks it needs to be.”

The survey is meant for Horry County’s unincorporated beaches, but the results will be shared with the municipalities.

To take the survey, click here.

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