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North Myrtle Beach

Appreciate the tranquil beach atmosphere, stay at one of the golf resorts and watch exciting performances in this quiet bay area.

North Myrtle Beach is a relaxed haven of sandy bays, piers and golf courses. The birthplace of South Carolina’s iconic “Shag” dance is an eclectic hub of restaurants, shops and picturesque stretches of sand, a calmer option than nearby Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the serenity and the slower pace of life in this pretty South Carolina town.

The western section of North Myrtle Beach contains some of the city’s most luxurious and relaxing sites. Play a few rounds and sip drinks from the elegant bar at Barefoot Resort and Golf. Head to the nearby Barefoot Landing shopping center, where you will find many bars with live performances and upscale boutiques.

For fun dining, bring your family to the House of Blues Myrtle Beach. Watch the rock-and-roll shows on the deck and attend the Gospel Brunch all-you-can-eat event on Sundays. For a different type of dramatic performance, visit the Alabama Theatre. Enjoy its unique brand of flamboyant and extravagant musicals.

Rent Jet Skis from one of the tour operators near the beach for a thrilling trip on the Atlantic Ocean or go parasailing or banana boating. Dinner cruises and other trips are available from agencies near the beach. During the hot summers, sunbathe on the sand before cooling down in the ocean.

Among the most acclaimed North Myrtle resorts is the Surf Golf and Beach Club, which combines the area’s favorite pastimes. Consider attempting the courses at the Beachwood Golf Club, the Azalea Sands Golf Club or Mayday Golf.

Fly to Myrtle Beach International Airport and drive north for about 20 miles (31 kilometers) to get here. Walk along the beach promenade or get around the city by taxi or bus. Myrtle Beach is just 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest along the Grand Strand coastline, with Charleston another 100 miles (160 kilometers) farther.

For a serene beach hub with eclectic shopping options, resorts and entertainment venues, come to North Myrtle Beach.

Where to stay in North Myrtle Beach

A beach without people. Good time to visit Cherry Grove.

Cherry Grove Beach

4.5/5Wonderful!(172 area reviews)

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Cherry Grove Beach. A stop by Cherry Grove Pier or Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park might round out your trip.

Cherry Grove Beach
Benny Rappa's Tratorria's 'Wine Wall'. Greatest Italian ware on the Grand Strand, especially known for their garlic bread.

Ocean Drive

4.5/5Wonderful!(481 area reviews)

Ocean Drive is beloved for its stunning beaches. Take some time to explore sights in the area like OD Pavilion Amusement Park and Ocean Drive Beach.

Ocean Drive
A beautiful sunset over a lake-like calm Atlantic Ocean.

Crescent Beach

4/5Very Good!(310 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Crescent Beach, Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and Crescent Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Crescent Beach
North Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It was created in 1968 from four existing municipalities north of Myrtle Beach, and serves as one of the primary tourist towns along the Grand Strand.

Windy Hill

4.5/5Wonderful!(204 area reviews)

While visiting Windy Hill, you might make a stop by sights like Alabama Theatre and Windy Hill Beach.

Windy Hill

Top Hotels in North Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
3 out of 5
98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $68 per night

Located in Ocean Drive, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from OD Pavilion Amusement Park, and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Cherry Grove Pier. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,182 reviews)

"We always stay at this hotel! It is convenient to restaurants, shopping and everything you might need. The hotel is clean and has been updated. The front desk is helpful and very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1525 S Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Crescent Beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crescent Beach, Ingram Beach, and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf. Ocean ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,097 reviews)

"Pools were nice and it was good there were three of them with one being indoors. Breakfast could have been better as Best Western is known for that. Even with Covid restrictions, they could have figured something out"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
Avista Resort
Avista Resort
3.5 out of 5
300 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC
The price is $107 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Ocean Drive hotel is in a shopping district, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ocean Drive Beach, and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Cherry ...

4.2/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"The Avista is a great escape and the hotel staff are incredibly friendly and gracious. Their rooms are spacious and clean and the view of the ocean from the 17th floor is breathtaking. My family always has a wonderful time when we stay there."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Avista Resort

Popular places to visit in North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing
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Barefoot Landing

4.5/5(1,095 reviews)

With a visit to Barefoot Landing, a popular shopping spot in North Myrtle Beach, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Discover the beautiful sunrises in this family-friendly area, or enjoy its golf courses.

House of Blues Myrtle Beach
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House of Blues Myrtle Beach

4/5(546 reviews)

Savor the taste of ribs, burgers and steaks and appreciate the rocking atmosphere with eclectic musical shows and dance performances.

Alabama Theatre
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Alabama Theatre

4.5/5(149 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Alabama Theatre, a beloved theater in North Myrtle Beach. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches, or seek out the golf courses.

Cherry Grove Pier
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Cherry Grove Pier

4.5/5(352 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Cherry Grove Pier and enjoy activities such as golfing in North Myrtle Beach. Wander the beautiful beaches and seaside in this relaxing area.

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station
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T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and explore T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, a lovely green space in North Myrtle Beach. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

Ocean Drive Beach
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Ocean Drive Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Ocean Drive Beach during your trip to Ocean Drive? Stroll along the area's beautiful beaches, or simply savor its lively bars.

Top things to do in North Myrtle Beach

Motown Tribute Show
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Motown Tribute Show

$33
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

$29
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Elvis Live Tribute
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Elvis Live Tribute

$17
Per adult
Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot
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Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot

$17
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Ride From Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)
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Ride From Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)

$50
Per adult

Reviews of North Myrtle Beach

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 38.25956489122281%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.177044261065266%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

I have always enjoyed the beach.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 7, 2020

North myrtle beach is beautiful, but do not waste time or money on bay watch resort !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

My family and I had a pleasant visit to North Myrtle Beach. I appreciate the South Carolina Governor for allowing businesses and the beaches to open during the final phase of COVID. It was wonderful to be on crowded beaches enjoying family time!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Nothing

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

We love NMB. Soft sand, clean, warm water! One of our favorite places!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

The area itself was amazing!!!

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