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The Myrtle Beach city beaches have been experiencing unacceptable bacteria levels for several years. In 2009, Myrtle Beach was listed by Business Insider as one of the twelve most polluted beaches in the United States. While neighboring Surfside Beach is also considered unsafe for swimming, North Myrtle Beach receives good ratings, as do Litchfield, Pawley's Island, and Garden City beaches.
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THE CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, THE CITY OF GARDEN CITY BEACH, LITCHFIELD BEACH, and PAWLEYS ISLAND beach had systems in place that allow them to maintain ongoing the highest water quality reading DHEC gives which is good water quality. Myrtle Beach had no such systems in place.