Forming part of the Grand Strand, an almost 100-kilometre-long stretch of Atlantic coastline, North Myrtle Beach is a laid-back suburb in Myrtle Beach. A popular getaway destination, it’s renowned for luxurious waterfront houses, amusement parks and golf courses.
Things to do in North Myrtle Beach
Main Street is the heart and soul of North Myrtle Beach, lined with upmarket boutiques, eclectic eateries and bars. Ocean Boulevard hugs the waterfront and is a picturesque area to take a stroll, as it is dotted with resorts, hotels and condominiums overlooking the beach.
If you’re travelling with kids, visit the O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park where roller coasters, sideshow attractions and a Ferris wheel await. Be sure to take in the Ghosts and Legends Theatre at Barefoot Landing, which delves into the haunted history of the Grand Strand.
Want to see a powerful alligator in action? Spend an afternoon at Alligator Adventure, which is home to not only alligators but also a number of rare reptiles, Chilean flamingos and red kangaroos. Daily feeding shows let you witness these immense creatures being coaxed out of the water to devour their meals.
North Myrtle Beach is an ideal destination for golfers, with courses ranging from pristine, semi-private greens to championship-style resort layouts. Select from courses designed by Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye at the Barefoot Golf Resort or enjoy the stunning scenery from the Tidewater Golf Course.
Getting around North Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach International Airport is around 30 minutes’ drive south-west of North Myrtle Beach and 2.5 hours’ drive from Charleston. With most attractions spread out and public transport limited, having your own vehicle is best for getting around.