Myrtle Beach South Carolina Travelammo

Myrtle Beach Visitor Guide

Myrtle Beach in South Carolina is one of Americas favorite holiday destinations. With miles and miles of golden beaches, Boardwalks and Amusements galore the beach resort can satisfy almost every holiday makers needs.

Myrtle Beach Palms - TravelammoSituated on the coast shared with neighboring North Carolina, Myrtle Beach forms the beginning of over 60 miles of beaches which run all the way though into its northern sister state. The resort itself has been a popular holiday destination for those in the northern states not wanting to travel as far south as Florida and the Gulf Shores for decades. The beach resorts also attracts tens of thousands of international visitors annually.

North Myrtle Beach looking southWell developed and long established, every visitor is well catered for and there really is something for every one. With a host of Amusement parks, mini golf parks, plenty of shopping and numerous restaurants the resort is well able to cope with the millions of visitors it attracts every year. With this in mind finding somewhere to dine is easy and not feeling rushed is a real plus. The uncrowded general feel of the resort makes for an enjoyable stay.

Myrtle Beach sand and pier travelammoThe beach area has several distinct areas starting with the unspoiled beauty fronting the Myrtle Beach State Park. Beyond the state park access to the beach front is offered via South and North Ocean Blvd. Running Parallel to the beach, most of South Ocean blvd is lined with beach front high rise hotel resorts and rental apartment buildings. These are located directly on the beach and offer unhindered access to the less crowded sections of the beach.

Family Fun at the Amusements

Moving further along South Ocean Blvd the pace of the resort picks up a bit and located between 6th Ave S and 3rd Ave S is the first of many amusement parks, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park which along with the Water Park includes roller coasters, Go-Karts along with candy stands and try your luck stalls. From this area and continuing northwards along the beach front road the restaurants and amusements grow in density with amenities spreading inland to the South Kings Hway.

Myrtle Promenade TravelammoShortly after crossing the water inlet and amusement park the road turns into the North Ocean Blvd where you will find the second major pier and the beginning of the superbly clean and beautifully winding Boardwalk. Starting next to the pier at 2nd Ave N and Running for approximately a mile in front of the beach hotels the concrete Boardwalk ends and the wooden Boardwalk and Myrtle Beach Promenade Begins. Home to burger bars and beach outlets the Boardwalk then continues beyond the Myrtle Beach Sky wheel and on to the northern Pier, beyond which the beach is again lined with numerous Hotels. Much Beyond 31st Ave N the beach is fronted by private houses and holiday rentals.

Shopping In Myrtle Beach:

Recommended Hotels in Myrtle Beach:

    • Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Out of town, Quiet beach front location.
    • Bluegreens Vacations, Seaglass Tower Ascent Resort Collection. Promenade Location.
    • Carolinian Beach Resort with Water Park. N Ocean Blvd, Beach Front.

Top Attractions and amusements in Myrtle Beach:

    • Ripley’s Believe it or Not, N Ocean Blvd.
    • Myrtle Beach Zip-line Adventures, 9th Ave N and Main St.
    • Broadway at the Beach, 29th Ave N & Robert M Grissom Hway.
    • Family Kingdom Amusement Park, S Ocean Blvd.
    • Jungle Lagoon Mini Golf Myrtle Beach, S Kings Hway.
    • Pine Lakes Golf Course, N Kings Hway.
    • Myrtle Waves Water Park, 10th Ave N.

Top tips:

    • North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach can be confusing as they share many road names, Double check locations.
    • Shopping at Barefoot landing offers a more relaxed shopping experience and selection of restaurants although located 10 mins drive away in North Myrtle Beach.

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