Famous for its subtropical weather, bountiful attractions and pulsing nightlife, Myrtle Beach is a seaside playground for vacationers of all ages. The city is in the heart of the Grand Strand—60 miles of uninterrupted beach winding down the coast of South Carolina. Visitors can spend the day soaking up the sun, splashing in the warm ocean waves and enjoying unique rides and museums. Then, after a full day of adventure, they can indulge in countless dining options before taking in a show or dancing the night away.
The warm, Atlantic beaches are the main attractions of the Grand Strand. The ocean temperatures average around 80 degrees in the summer, and the long sandy shoreline is a sunbather’s paradise. Beachcombers will find an abundance of shells and fossilized shark teeth hidden in the sand. The coast’s piers offer excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities. No license is required for pier-fishing, though the piers charge a fee. Enjoy the ocean parasailing or jet skiing, and hop on a guided tour for deep sea fishing and dolphin-watching.
Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular golf destinations in the US. The Grand Strand boasts over 100 courses with a diverse range of designs and difficulties. Its courses have been created by industry-leading pioneers, and several frequently appear high in national rankings. Public courses often offer discounts, and the area has been recognized for its affordable tee times. For families, the city offers many epic mini golf courses with castles, mountains, pirates and more adventures!
Shopping and dining
Find treasures and fill your closet with the myriad of shopping options available at Myrtle Beach. Boardwalk on the Beach is a massive shopping and entertainment complex with restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops and attractions like Wonderworks and Ripley’s Aquarium. Visit the outlet malls for bargain deals on quality brands.
After building up an appetite at the beach, head out to one of the city’s diverse dining options. Myrtle Beach is renowned for its seafood, but there’s a restaurant for every taste. Hungry vacationers can find wings, burgers, Italian, fine dining, and more. Want some local flavor? Seek out Calabash-style fried seafood or Lowcountry cooking for a taste of the real Carolinas.
For campers looking for a rustic experience, Myrtle Beach State Park offers a uniquely undeveloped respite in the heart of the city. The park offers 66 full hook-up sites for RVs with water, sewer and electric. The park also includes a fishing pier (no SC license required), two easy hiking trails, and a mile-long beach.