MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Visitors to Myrtle Beach this Fourth of July will still be able to park for free along the last stretch of shorefront Ocean Boulevard without parking meters. But after the holiday visitors will have to pay to park.

Local media outlets report the city is delaying new parking rules along a 50-block stretch of oceanfront on the north end of town.

The holiday weekend is one of the busiest times at the beach and officials worried the new rules which were to take effect Friday would cause too much confusion.

After the holiday, parking on the east side of the boulevard nearest the ocean will be limited to city residents with decals. Lots on the other side of the road will cost $2 an hour or $10 a day.