Myrtle Beach

South Carolina




Fun, Family-Friendly, Fabulous

Magnificent Myrtle Beach. If you can imagine it, you can probably find it here.

Known far and wide for its extensive beachfront, fabulous weather and summertime high season, Myrtle Beach’s ability to deliver on an awesome beach vacation is nearly unmatched for the estimated 14 million visitors who make their way here in search of sun and sand.

It offers the water parks, amusement parks and beachfront activities that kids adore, but also boasts golfing, shopping, fine dining and nightlife that adults seek in a getaway.

Ample Attractions

Soft, white sand and warm waves are just the start of what you’ll find here. Head to one of the nation’s favorite boardwalks for a mile-long tour of the beachfront and the area’s best oceanside restaurants, shops and events.

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is home to the SkyWheel, opened in 2011, which gives thrill-seekers excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean.

On Grand Strand beach, you can enjoy activities such as biking, fishing, hiking and camping. Just remember to do so fully clothed—thong bikinis are not permitted anywhere in public in this city.

Endless Options

Don’t let Myrtle Beach’s reputation as a prime Spring Break destination fool you. It has become a sophisticated choice for vacationers of all ages, and is home to more than 400 hotels, many golf courses, shopping complexes, shops and thousands of restaurants serving eclectic fare.

Those who visit Myrtle Beach on the Fourth of July will love the many professional fireworks displays offered up by this coastal city, and those who come in spring will have the chance to attend the Coastal Uncorked food and wine festival. Catch a comedy or musical show at the highly acclaimed Carolina Opry or attend a local concert.

Myrtle Beach at a Glance

City:Myrtle Beach

Country or State:South Carolina

Length of Beach:60 miles

Access:By car, taxi, bus, on foot

Best time to visit:June to August - most action

High Season:March to August

Low Season:September to February


  • Bars, restaurants, golf, shopping, amusement parks, entertainment
  • Chair and umbrella rentals
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms near the the CanAm Alley

Beach Type:

  • Golden sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Special Events:

  • Spring Break
  • CanAm Days
  • Coastal Uncorked
  • Fourth of July
  • Sun Fun Festival
  • Harbor Walk Festival