No-swimming advisory issued in popular coastal resort town

Enjoying the surf in Surfside Beach, S.C.
Enjoying the surf in Surfside Beach, S.C. jlee@thesunnews

A no-swimming advisory was issued for part of a popular coastal resort community on Wednesday.

High bacteria counts led to the closure of an area at 16th Avenue North in Surfside Beach, S.C., according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Surfside Beach is about 8 miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17.

For updates about beach water quality in the Myrtle Beach area, call 843-238-4378 or visit https://gis.dhec.sc.gov/beachaccess/ .

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak