Sixty miles of sand, oceanfront oases and classic beach town vibes

While the seemingly endless beaches are the main draw to Myrtle Beach, this coastal South Carolina town is also famous for its boardwalks, golf and Southern-fried everything (including ice cream). At the heart of it all is the nearly-200-foot-high SkyWheel, the best place to get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Strand, the area’s 60-mile string of white-sand beaches.

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Explore Myrtle Beach

  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade
  • Murrells Inlet
  • North Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

Overview

The most iconic thing about Myrtle Beach is its nearly-200-foot-high SkyWheel — so hop aboard for whirling, twirling views over the town and sea. It’s at the heart of the mile-long Boardwalk, and the next choice is yours: Either take your towel to the white-sand beach below or browse the shops, arcades and other attractions the Boardwalk has to offer.

Known For

Boardwalk, Dining, Nightlife, Beaches

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Murrells Inlet

Overview

Once home to the infamous pirate Blackbeard, Murrells Inlet offers a long list of outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking and deep-sea fishing. The “seafood capital of South Carolina” also boasts waterfront eateries, serving up fresh fish and breathtaking views.

Known For

Dining , Nature, Nightlife

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North Myrtle Beach

Overview

You won’t have trouble finding your beach along this 9-mile stretch of shoreline. But don’t miss the community’s other attractions, including a pirate-boat-themed cruise around the Intracoastal Waterway. At Barefoot Landing, dine outdoors on messy buckets of shrimp and crab legs and try out flights of beer from the local brewery. And the nightly roster of live music will give you a chance to dance like a local — the area is the birthplace of South Carolina’s official state dance, the Shag, after all.

Known For

Beaches , Live Music, Entertainment

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Stay in The Center of it All

Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.

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Explore 60 Miles of Beaches in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Boardwalk with Ferris wheel

Head to the Beach

Swing by local institution Johnny D’s for their famed chicken and waffles before hitting the beach. Lounge about or catch some waves, then cap off your afternoon soaring above it all on the SkyWheel, taking in the expansive views over the Grand Strand.

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Hop Aboard a Pirate Ship

Hop into go-karts for an action-packed adrenaline rush, then trace Blackbeard’s footsteps with an exciting water adventure. And if your idea of “me time” includes spa treatments or a few hours on a golf course, you’re in the right place.

Towering trees lining paved path

Take in the Natural Sights — Off the Beach

Take in Myrtle Beach’s natural surroundings from the water, by kayak or fishing boat, and in Brookgreen Gardens.

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