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Myrtle Beach State Park

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.


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    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Myrtle Beach vacation home is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Long Bay Beach and Myrtle Beach State Park. The Market Common is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

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    Low Tide Too 6 Br home by RedAwning

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    4709 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Long Bay Estates, this luxury vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Long Bay Beach and Myrtle Beach State Park. The Market Common is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

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        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Myrtle Beach, this golf vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Myrtle Beach State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand Theatre and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. SkyWheel Myrtle Beach and Broadway at the Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).

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          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Nestled on the beach, this Long Bay Estates vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Long Bay Beach and Myrtle Beach State Park. The Market Common is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

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            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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            3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Myrtle Beach, this beachfront resort is in a regional park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Myrtle Beach State Park, The Market Common, and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Myrtle Waves and Ripley's Aquarium are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark $54
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              Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark

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                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, The Market Common, and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Myrtle Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Myrtle Beach condo resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Myrtle Beach State Park and Big Laughs Theatre.