- South Carolina
It’s easy to see why Myrtle Beach is such a popular beach destination: This active, family-friendly escape offers 96 kilometers of stunning beaches and a variety of water sports.
There are many outdoor activities and areas to explore, from relaxing parks and gardens to challenging golf courses. Be sure to leave time for shopping, inspired dining and entertainment.
Sun and Sandy Beaches
No mention of Myrtle Beach would be complete without talking about the beaches, which are part of the "Grand Strand,” a 100-kilometer stretch of beaches on the east coast of the United States. Be as active as you like. Try kayaking, parasailing and diving. Hop on a boat for a dolphin-watching tour, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather as you lie on the silky sand.
Families love hunting for shells and playing in the waves at Myrtle Beach State Park. For a small park entrance fee, you can enjoy a wide beach, nature trails, camping, surf fishing or a fishing pier. Huntington Beach State Park also has a gorgeous beach and fantastic bird watching, hiking trails and the beautiful National Historic Landmark called Atalaya Castle, the Moorish-style winter home of sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband, philanthropist and Spanish scholar, Archer Huntington.
The two-kilometer Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is breathtaking and offers activities and attractions for all ages. Located on the oceanfront, the boardwalk is also home to variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. This is where you’ll find the SkyWheel, a Ferris wheel measuring more than 50 meters high with climate-controlled cabins affording unforgettable views of the Atlantic coastline and the city beyond. Visit in the evening to see the SkyWheel brighten the sky with a light show that features over 1 million LED lights.
Next, continue to nearby Broadway at the Beach and enjoy more than 141 hectares of shopping, dining, activities and nightlife, including different venues to dance the night away at. At this lively spot, you can ride a virtual roller coaster at WonderWorks interactive science museum, see the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium, drive bumper cars and watch a film at the cinema. Among the many attractions are an aquarium, the Myrtle Beach Pelic