Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park
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Switch between a spectacular sandy bay and the woodland trails of the Grand Strand in South Carolina’s oldest state park.

Myrtle Beach State Park comprises an oceanfront maritime forest on the Grand Strand coastline. It is a serene and picturesque park that is ideal for picnicking, hiking and beachcombing. Explore some of the site’s 312 acres (126 hectares) of scenic terrain to get closer to nature.

Walk on the long fishing pier and await your catch. Capture crabs and fish, such as flounder, king mackerel and trout, among others. Rods and other equipment are available to rent from the pier’s gift shop. Sunbathe on the beach and cool off in the Atlantic Ocean. Swimming is permitted year-round, although lifeguards only patrol the beach from mid-May until mid-September.

Bring the kids to one of the three playgrounds in this fun park. Attempt the Park Scavenger Hunt with your family. The park also has seven shelters designated for picnics and social gatherings. Take binoculars to spot a range of birds in the sky. Bald eagles are common in summer and autumn, while certain finches and waterfowl are easier to find in winter.

The park has many paths that meander through the dense forest. Cycle or go horseback riding along the nature trails. Among the most prominent walking paths are the Sculptured Oak Trail and the Yaupon Trail, which are both fairly easy.

Stay overnight and gaze up at the stars at the park’s campgrounds. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, secluded in the narrow spaces between the trees. At the back of the beach the park also has six rental cabins that date back to the 1930s.

There is a daily fee to enter the park, with discounts for seniors and kids. Children under 5 can visit the park for free. The park is open daily year-round from morning until late in the evening.

Myrtle Beach State Park is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) southwest along the coast from the city of Myrtle Beach. It is just south of Myrtle Beach International Airport and near landmarks such as Whispering Pines Golf Course, House of Blues Myrtle Beach and Springmaid Pier.

Top Hotels Close to Myrtle Beach State Park

Sun N Sand Resort
Sun N Sand Resort
3 out of 5
2701 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4848
The price is $125 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our ...
3.1/5 (1,953 reviews)
"Right on beach"

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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach
4 out of 5
3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4860
The price is $241 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (993 reviews)
"The common grounds were well-kept. The rooms, especially bathroom, are in need of updating. Some TLC in the rooms would make it more appealing. The access to beach and pier is convenient/easy to get to. The views from the balcony bar area/inside of bar are very nice."

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2022

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach
Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort
3 out of 5
2311 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $184 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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3.8/5 Good! (1,293 reviews)
"Recently stayed at this property for a family vacation. The kiddos had a blast. Clean pools, clean enviroment, and great amenities.I will definitely will be rebooking to stay here on our next family vacation to Myrtel Beach! The only downside was finding parking in the main garage-due to a busy weekend ..."

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Sun N Sand Resort
Sun N Sand Resort
3 out of 5
2701 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4848
The price is $125 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach
4 out of 5
3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4860
The price is $241 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Compass Cove Resort
Compass Cove Resort
3 out of 5
2311 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $184 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
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Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4482
The price is $206 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort South Beach
Sandcastle Oceanfront Resort South Beach
2.5 out of 5
2207 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4742
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Paradise Resort
Paradise Resort
3 out of 5
2201 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $278 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
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Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort
Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
305 13th Ave. South, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $192 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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Residence Inn by Marriott Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
Residence Inn by Marriott Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
3 out of 5
2605 SOUTH OCEAN BLVD, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
The price is $263 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 26
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Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
3 out of 5
2918 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577-4855
The price is $339 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark
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