The beach/ocean is our best asset with 60 miles of sandy beaches ready for you to dig your toes into. You’ll find coral, shark teeth, shells, starfish and jelly fish along our shore. Just be careful, when in the ocean and follow these safety tips.
If caught in a rip tide:
- Don’t fight the current!
- Swim out of the current, then into shore.
- If you can’t escape, float or tread water.
- If you need help, call or wave for assistance.
Be safe on the beach:
- Always swim with a buddy.
- Swim sober.
- Swim in areas with a lifeguard.
- Don’t float where you can’t swim.
- Watch small children closely.
- Don’t dive into the surf — protect your neck!
- Leash your boogie board or surf board.
- Ask a lifeguard about ocean water conditions.
- Look for, read and obey all beach safety flags:
Yellow – Lifeguard on duty
Blue - Aquatic danger
Red - No swimming allowed
If you are not a fan of the ocean, or if you don’t like sand in between your toes, and just like to look at it you will love our new Boardwalk. It runs a mile along our coastline from the 2nd Avenue pier to the 14th Avenue pier. As you stroll along, you will find stores, shops, restaurants, and benches to rest your weary feet. You can also access the beach from various spots along the Boardwalk.
If you like to golf, you have come to the right city. Visit the following websites to find information about Myrtle Beach Golf. If you are thinking of becoming a golf professional, you might want to check out our Golf Schools:
The shopping in Myrtle Beach is one of the best around. These websites will give you some idea of what is available in and around Myrtle Beach along with many other smaller, quaint shops:
- TWO Tanger Outlets
- Coastal Grand Mall
- Market Common
- Barefoot Landing
- Hammock Shops in Pawley’s Island
If you are looking for entertainment, Myrtle Beach is the place to be. There are a number of shows in the area:
- Alabama Theater
- Legends in Concert
- Dolly Parton’s Carolina Opry
- The Palace Theater
- House of Blues
Brookgreen Gardens just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach was founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. It is a beautiful garden museum that has preserved the native flora and fauna and displays objects of art within that natural setting. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. Brookgreen Gardens has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas. Visit brookgreen.org to learn more about Brookgreen Gardens.
Just south of Brookgreen Gardens is Murrell’s Inlet, a historic fishing village, home of the seafood capital of South Carolina. There are a variety of seafood markets and more than 30 restaurants. Local boat captains and fishing charters are available if you’d like to try your luck at catching your own seafood. Parasailing is available for the daring, or you can kayak through the marsh under your own power. For more information, go to murrellsinletmarshwalk.com.
Your children would love all the activities in and around Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach has two water slide parks: Myrtle Waves and Wild Water and Wheels for those hot, steamy southern days. Visit alligators and crocodiles at Alligator Adventure. Family Kingdom is an old time amusement park by the sea which features more than 30 rides. Get an ocean view on South Carolina’s largest Ferris wheel, or enjoy Family Kingdom’s water park. You can also catch a minor league baseball game during the season with the Pelicans. The Pelicans are the minor league for the Atlanta Braves.
Check out all the educational opportunities with our schools from kindergarten through a college degree:
There are too many restaurants to list along The Grand Strand, but keep in mind there is something for everyone from McDonald’s to our Tupelo Honey Cafe at Market Common. Never worry about the dress code in our restaurants, golf casual is certainly acceptable!
If you are ready for a road trip, there are many wonderful places nearby to visit. Many of these trips can be taken in a day such as:
- 40 minutes to Little River SC for casino boat tours
- 90 minutes to Wilmington, NC north on Highway 17
- 60 minutes to Historical Georgetown south on Highway 17
- 2 hours to Charleston south on Highway 17
An overnight trip to Savannah, Georgia would be a wonderful get-away. Savannah is about 4 hours south on Highway 17 to 95. You might get a glimpse of Paula Deen at The Lady & Sons Restaurant. Tybee Island (18 miles east of Savannah) hosts a beach bum parade in the spring. The fall hosts Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Tybee Light Station is the first lighthouse on the south Atlantic coast. River Street is a historical section of Savannah on the Savannah River. Wear your comfortable shoes while you walk on cobblestones that originally came over as ballast on the ships from England years ago. Watch the huge cargo ships sail up to the Savannah Harbor. Take a sunset cruise on the Savannah River Boat. Ghost Trolley and Pirate House Tours are available year round.
Charleston, SC has just permanently docked a year round cruise ship, The Carnival Fantasy. In the past only a handful of cruise ships have sailed from Charleston in the winter months. This can now save a drive to Jacksonville, Florida or a flight to south Florida to catch a cruise to the Bahamas.
With all that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, who wouldn’t want to live here? We certainly do. There is ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO IN MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA! And we invite y’all to contact us to find out if there is a home, condo or townhouse that you would like to buy or rent.