Myrtle BeachUnited States of America

A city with more than its fair share of gold old Southern charm, Myrtle Beach sits pretty on the most pleasant part of South Carolina’s 60 mile coastline. 

With perfect sandy beaches, wildlife adventures galore and beautiful waterways to explore at your leisure - this is a city naturally made for deep relaxation and fun. Whilst the glorious beaches and impeccable golf courses mark Myrtle Beach out as a place to take it easy, it is also a city full of the history of the South and fast paced thrills. If you’re new to the city, a trip downtown is in order. There you will find the Boardwalk’s SkyWheel – a 200ft observation wheel that offers stunning views of the Atlantic’s blue waters and the forests that surround this picturesque city, perfect for finding your bearings.

The Boardwalk is something of an attraction itself. Why not follow the locals to Peach Corner – a diner offering a delightful Southern welcome and even better milkshakes.

Of course, there’s much more to Myrtle Beach than just genteel eateries and golf. Petrol heads will also find themselves in heaven thanks to the Myrtle Beach Speedway, intoxicating in its mix of speed and testosterone. If you’re looking for more family orientated fun, an afternoon getting wet and wild at Myrtle Waves is sure to be a great warm up for a night of excitement at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

Whilst thrills and spills are about in this city, lovers of culture are certain to appreciate the exceptional collection at the Art Museum of Myrtle Beach. The countryside surrounding Myrtle Beach is also of great importance to Southern history thanks to its role as a rice producing area during the Civil War.

Whilst it might not seem like a headline attraction, a trip to the quaint old South town of Georgetown to visit the Rice Museum is well worth your time – not least to shed some light on the South as it was back then. To complete your journey, why not take an afternoon to visit Hopsewee Plantation, one of South Carolina’s oldest and most wealthy examples of the plantation lifestyle.

Back in the present day, Myrtle Beach is also home to various family friendly animal attractions. Experience the splendid local flora and fauna at Huntingdon Beach State Park and Brookgreen Garden, or make an excursion to visit Waccatee Zoo for an even more up close and personal opportunity to find out more about the very best of South Carolina.

Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Cherry Grove Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, United States of America

Cherry Grove Beach

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.

Cherry Grove Beach
SkyWheel Myrtle Beach featuring a sunset, rides and general coastal views

Downtown Myrtle Beach

2.5/5(2 area reviews)

Downtown Myrtle Beach is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.

Downtown Myrtle Beach
Ocean Drive, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America

Ocean Drive

Ocean Drive is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like OD Pavilion Amusement Park and Ocean Drive Beach, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of North Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Drive
Crescent Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina, United States of America

Crescent Beach

While visiting Crescent Beach, you might make a stop by sights like Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Crescent Beach.

Crescent Beach
Windy Hill, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America

Windy Hill

While visiting Windy Hill, you might make a stop by sights like Alabama Theatre and Windy Hill Beach.

Windy Hill
Golden Mile, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States of America

Golden Mile

While there might not be top attractions in Golden Mile, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Ripley's Aquarium and Broadway at the Beach.

Golden Mile

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
The price is £176 per night

With direct access to the beach, this Downtown Myrtle Beach hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, SkyWheel Myrtle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,316 reviews)

"The room is nice and clean, and it has the best view. No loud noise."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

South Bay Inn & Suites
Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
1105 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is £133 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midway Park, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle ...

4.1/5Very Good! (911 reviews)

"The battery in the door lock died and we were locked out of our room. However Horace from maintenance showed up quickly and worked diligently for about 45 minutes to get us back in our room and out of the heat. He was very friendly and we were very appreciative!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel
North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
201 75th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is £121 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Cane Patch Par Three and 2 mi (3.3 km) from The Carolina Opry. Dunes Golf and Beach Club ...

3.8/5Good! (409 reviews)

"I loved how the resort had a lot of things to do definitely will be coming back"…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2020

North Shore Oceanfront Resort Hotel

Popular places to visit in Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

2/5(1 review)

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

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

1/5(1 review)

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

Barefoot Landing
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Barefoot Landing

With a visit to Barefoot Landing, a popular shopping spot in North Myrtle Beach, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Discover the breathtaking sunrises in this family-friendly area or enjoy its golf courses.

Myrtle Beach Convention Center
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Myrtle Beach Convention Center

After visiting Myrtle Beach Convention Center, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Myrtle Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park
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Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Enjoy the rides and games at Family Kingdom Amusement Park and see why people love this theme park in Myrtle Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches or discover the breathtaking sunrises in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Myrtle Beach

Surf Lessons
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Surf Lessons

£55
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

£27
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

£26
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Señor Frog's - Blue Menu Lunch or Dinner
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Señor Frog's - Blue Menu Lunch or Dinner

£21
Per adult
Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

£22
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass
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Hawaiian Rumble All Day Mini Golf Pass

£12
Per adult

Reviews of Myrtle Beach

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It is a dump

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