One of the most affordable beachfront cities in America, Myrtle Beach sits right on the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches called the "Grand Strand." Experience a family-vacation vibe that lasts all year as you enjoy excellent shopping, Lowcountry seafood and top-notch golf at more than 100 courses.
Myrtle Beach Neighborhoods and Apartments
If you're looking for the best places to live in the Myrtle Beach area, stay near the Intracoastal Waterway and U.S. Route 501 for newer apartment complexes with amenities like pools and fitness centers. Nearby suburbs like Surfside Village and North Myrtle Beach are also popular with families who want a quieter pace of life.
Fun Things to Do in Myrtle Beach
Save money on a day out with free activities all over the city. Tour the Myrtle Beach art museum to see fascinating historical maps, go people-watching on the boardwalk, or surround yourself with salt marshes at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens.
Families with Kids in Myrtle Beach
Families with kids love Myrtle Beach's focus on fun, from amusement rides on the ocean to water parks, go-karts and mini golf. Head to Broadway at the Beach to visit the highly popular Ripley's Aquarium and WonderWorks.
Want an apartment near top-notch education? The best schools in Horry County lie south of downtown near Burgess and north of the city along Highway 31. Fun fact: All Horry County middle and high school students are issued a computer to help make homework easier!
Pet-friendly Myrtle Beach
Most beaches in the area allow dogs to join you on the beach in early morning and evening. After Labor Day and through April 30, your leashed dog is welcome any time of day. The city also has North and South Barc Parcs for off-leash fun.
Getaways from Myrtle Beach
If you're a history buff, love antebellum architecture or want to try some of America's best restaurants, cover the 90-mile distance to Charleston on Highway 17. Head two hours north to Wilmington to tour the Battleship North Carolina, or lather on some sunscreen and stay closer to your home for the best beaches in Myrtle Beach.
Here are our picks for the top five beaches in the Myrtle Beach area: