March 2017 - Columbia, SC

SC Beach Advocates testify at a joint hearing on Dedicated Funding for State Beach Preservation hosted by Sen Campsen and Rep Herbkersman.  Vice-Chair, Mayor Marilyn Hatley below.


Board of Directors

Chair: Mayor Tim Goodwin,
​City of Folly Beach

Vice-Chair: Mayor Marilyn Hatley, City of N Myrtle Beach

Secretary: Blanche Brown, GM, DeBordieu Colony Community Association

Treasurer: Will Connor, Director MR&R, Kiawah Island Community Association

Mayor Patrick O'Neil, Town of Sullivan's Island

Sel Hemmingway, Administrator, Georgetown County

Iris Hill, Administrator, Town of Edisto Beach

Linda Lovvorn Tucker, Administrator, City of Isle of Palms

John Pedersen, Administrator

City of Myrtle Beach

  • Identify and advocate for funding, research, and policy needs.

  • Promote public and private efforts.
  • Communicate the application of sound science & management practices.
  • Work with other state and national organizations toward common goals. 

SC Beaches

South Carolina's beaches provide critical habitat, protection from storms, and serve as one of the most vital economic engines in the state.

We need your participation to accomplish the following initiatives in the interest of the restoration and preservation of South Carolina’s beaches and inlets.


We aim to educate the public, governmental authorities, and elected officials as to the environmental, economic, and societal impact of South Carolina's beaches and inlets.

Our Misson


Next Annual Meeting

February 12-13, 2019

Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC

Executive Director: Nicole Elko, Ph.D.

Dec 7-8, 2016

SC Beach Advocates 2nd Annual Meeting

Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC

February 2017 - Columbia, SC

SC Beach Advocates testify at Senate Beach Nourishment Hearing, advocating with one voice for dedicated beach preservation funding