Beach Access and Water Quality App Released

The Takeaway: Visitors can get directions and information about more than 620 public access points.

Coastal tourism is a major contributor to South Carolina’s economy, and a key policy goal of South Carolina's coastal zone management program is the preservation, enhancement, and promotion of public access. The new South Carolina Beach Guide makes finding beach access much easier for visitors.

The mobile app provides detailed information about beach access sites and water quality. Users can explore over 620 public access points along the state’s 187 miles of shoreline and get detailed directions, as well as information about parking, restrooms, handicapped accessibility, and water quality conditions and advisories. The application can be viewed at

Partners: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control