Valuing visitors' economic benefits of public beach access points Academic Article uri icon


  • An increase in the population of coastal counties and popularity of coastal beaches as tourism destinations create difficulties for management agencies responsible for providing public beach access. The objective of this paper is to determine non-resident visitors to South Carolina beaches economic value for public beach access. Visitors are willing to pay an extra $6.60 per day for additional beach access points and parking or an aggregate of $93 million. Visitors' economic value of public beach access allows decision-makers the ability to better compare management policies in their efforts to provide sufficient public beach access through a target effective strategy. 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Ocean & Coastal Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Oh, C., Dixon, A. W., Mjelde, J. W., & Draper, J.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Oh, Chi-Ok||Dixon, Anthony W||Mjelde, James W||Draper, Jason

publication date

  • December 2008