Explore Myrtle Beach: its beaches, oceanfront, sunrises, and more!

From white sands to Broadway to endless golf, enjoy all of Myrtle Beach’s myriad attractions. Myrtle Beach, the beach, stretches for 60 miles (100 kilometers) along the Atlantic Ocean. Play Frisbee and volleyball, sunbathe, make sandcastles and find sections with wheelchair accessibility.

Stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for shopping, attractions and views over the ocean. Take a flight in the SkyWheel enclosed gondolas and gaze out at hotels along the beach and Pier 14’s restaurant over the water.

South of the town center is Myrtle Beach State Park. Fish from the long Springmaid Pier, swim, watch for birds and bike or ride horseback on its trails. Camp overnight to gaze at the stars.

Broadway at the Beach is a 350-acre (140-hectare) complex of entertainment, shopping, dining, unique attractions and special events. See a tribute performance at Legends in Concert. The Palace Theatre Myrtle Beach features live entertainment from Broadway musicals to local holiday celebrations. Visit a comedy club or bars and nightclubs with live entertainment. Choose from dozens of cafés, restaurants and snack shops for varied food and drink.

Attractions at the Broadway center include mini-golf and ziplining over the lake. Play laser-tag, land a NASA space shuttle or ride a 360-degree virtual roller coaster at WonderWorks. Look for souvenirs and necessities at more than 70 retail shops. Watch the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play baseball.

Stretching from Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet to North Myrtle Beach are more than 100 golf courses. Plan a week of double-play days on fairways designed by great golf architects and never visit the same course. Alternatively, select a single golf and spa resort for an all-in-one experience of leisure and luxury.

Fly to the Myrtle Beach International Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the town center. Visit in March for the Myrtle Beach Marathon, May for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, June for Carolina Country Music Festival or throughout the year for other special events.

Known for

Beaches, Walking and Golf

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Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Ocean Drive
Benny Rappa's Tratorria's 'Wine Wall'. Greatest Italian ware on the Grand Strand, especially known for their garlic bread.
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Ocean Drive

Known for Sunrises, Beaches, Bird Watching

4.5/5(418 reviews)

You'll love the stunning beaches in Ocean Drive, and you might want to stick around to check out OD Pavilion Amusement Park, a top place to visit.

Cherry Grove Beach
A beach without people. Good time to visit Cherry Grove.
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Cherry Grove Beach

Known for Sunrises, Beaches, Sea

4.5/5(138 reviews)

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Cherry Grove Beach. A stop by Cherry Grove Pier or Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park might round out your trip.

Downtown Myrtle Beach
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach showing general coastal views, rides and a sunset

Downtown Myrtle Beach

Known for Beaches, Sea, Sunrises

4/5(1,508 reviews)

Downtown Myrtle Beach is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Family Kingdom Amusement Park, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Myrtle Beach.

Crescent Beach
A beautiful sunset over a lake-like calm Atlantic Ocean.
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Crescent Beach

Known for

4/5(236 reviews)

Crescent Beach might not have many top sights, but Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Azalea Sands Golf Club are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Windy Hill
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It was created in 1968 from four existing municipalities north of Myrtle Beach, and serves as one of the primary tourist towns along the Grand Strand.
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Windy Hill

Known for

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Though Windy Hill might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Barefoot Landing and Alabama Theatre.

Top Hotels in Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
South Bay Inn & Suites
South Bay Inn & Suites
3 out of 5
520 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
$69
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,569 reviews)

"The room was clean, large and as advertised. We enjoyed watching the sun rise over the ocean from our balcony."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

South Bay Inn & Suites
Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort
3 out of 5
2311 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
$54
per night
Oct 29 - Oct 30
4/5Very Good! (4,531 reviews)

"nice resort lots of pools ,has bar ,restaurant on site ,right on beach ,only thing didn't like was are mattress in room needed to be updated it was really soft ,maybe needs new one , other than that nice place ......"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Compass Cove Resort
Dunes Village Resort
Dunes Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
5200 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
$76
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
4.2/5Excellent! (2,337 reviews)

"My family loved everything about the property. I really loved the facted that they had a place my 2 year old could play in the water."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Dunes Village Resort

Popular things to do in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

4.5/5(2,524 reviews)

A world of fun for all the family, this vast amusement complex offers seemingly endless options for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

4/5(1,000 reviews)

Get up-close to thousands of fascinating, sometimes dangerous, sea creatures at South Carolina’s most popular attraction.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

4/5(784 reviews)

Take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina coastline from one of North America’s tallest observation wheels. 

Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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Myrtle Beach Convention Center

4/5(373 reviews)

Myrtle Beach Convention Center is just one of the places to see in Myrtle Beach, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the entertainment choices in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

Barefoot Landing
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Barefoot Landing

4.5/5(935 reviews)

When you visit Barefoot Landing, a popular shopping spot in North Myrtle Beach, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park
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Family Kingdom Amusement Park

4/5(354 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and find out why this is a popular theme park in Myrtle Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Top activities in Myrtle Beach

Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

$38

Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and '70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

$60

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

$32

Delve into an underwater adventure with the incredible aquatic displays of Ripley's Aquarium. Check out snappy piranhas, giant Pacific octopuses, fearsome sharks, and colorful tropical fish in their tranquil, undersea habitats, plus enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs and gentle stingrays.

Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach
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Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach

$133

See the highlights of Charleston on this day trip from Myrtle Beach. Your full-day tour includes a carriage ride, top rated harbor tour with Charleston Harbor Tours, a delicious boxed lunch, and a tour of Boone Hall Plantation.

Celebrity Tribute Show
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Celebrity Tribute Show

$45

Get ready for a rocking good time and an evening filled with impressive performances from tribute artists and live band and dancers. Be wowed as talented performers of Legends in Concert bring famous artists past and present to life before your eyes.

Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass
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Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass

$15

Visit: Hawaiian Rumble, 3210 33rd Ave. S at U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC Enjoy some time at Hawaiian Rumble, one of the most popular mini-golf courses. This 18-hole course could not be more relaxing as you putt to the sweet melodies of top Hawaiian musicians and waterfalls throughout making it complete paradise.

Reviews of Myrtle Beach

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 47.27379038152317%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.301125566437655%
3 - Okay
695
3 - Okay 10.159333430784972%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.4033036105832482%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8624470106709545%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Myrtle Beach has it's good side. think the hotel prices in Myrtle Beach have become extreme. Only a couple of years ago you could get a really nice room in Oct for around $50-$60. Now they charge $100 a night for an out of date, crappy room.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

I enjoyed the way people relaxed and the way of life in Myrtle Beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Ripley’s Aquarium was awesome. Went shopping at some little shops by the hotel. Great atmosphere and super nice people. Angelo’s restaurant was pretty good!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

beautiful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

I like the town of Myrtle Beach itself

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

We will definitely be visiting again!

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