60 miles of fun and sun at Myrtle Beach


CarolinaFireJournal -

08/04/2013 -

With that first step onto the warm sand, that first view of the sparkling Atlantic and that first ocean breeze, visitors feel at home in the beautiful Myrtle Beach area. Exuding Southern hospitality, this area greets vacationers who’ve been making their annual visits for generations.

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Come join those who spend sun-kissed days making memories of laughter, excitement and joy along the ocean’s edge. The beach, the sun, the attractions, the fun — it is all a part of the Myrtle Beach vacation experience.

Where to Go and What to Do

From the northern tip to its southern shores, the Myrtle Beach area’s 60 mile coast is dotted with 12 distinct communities.

Plan to visit these towns on your next vacation and see what South Carolina’s Grand Strand has to offer. Starting at the north end of the coastline, Little River, small fishing village sports a laid-back, nautical atmosphere. Spend an afternoon exploring the town’s marinas, fishing fleets and historic waterfront.

In nearby North Myrtle Beach, learn to shag dance like the locals along this 9 mile stretch of beach town. The beach-music dance was born here, and dancers perfect their moves at clubs along Ocean Drive.

The namesake of the area, Myrtle Beach offers endless entertainment and miles of golden beaches — perfect for those who go where the action is. Close by, but a town all its own, Surfside Beach draws crowds from all over to play in the surf and take part in numerous festivals throughout the year.

Raised beach houses lining the shore of Garden City Beach make for beautiful sunrises and memorable afternoons, while the Pier at Garden City attracts fishermen and surfers. Murrells Inlet, know as the seafood capital of SC is the place to stroll along the Marsh Walk to enjoy natural beauty.

As we head further south, the pristine shores of Litchfield Beach give this elegant area a carefree feel, while upscale shops and golf courses offer alternative entertainment. And on nearby Pawleys Island, see why one of the East Coast’s oldest summer resorts calls itself “arrogantly shabby.”

In addition to the miles of golden sand and sparkling ocean, nature lovers will find many attractions for fun in the great outdoors. Numerous fishing piers allow anglers to commune with the ocean and its inhabitants, while Myrtle Beach State Park offers miles of unspoiled beachfront lined with sand dunes in addition to a maritime forest for camping, hiking and biking.

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