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North Myrtle Beach

Known for Beaches, Golf and Sea

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

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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.

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A world of fun for all the family, this vast amusement complex offers seemingly endless options for dining, entertainment and shopping.

Get up-close to thousands of fascinating, sometimes dangerous, sea creatures at South Carolina’s most popular attraction.

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

Take in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina coastline from one of North America’s tallest observation wheels. 

Bring your family to this pleasant coastal avenue with excellent beaches, an entertainment district and lively piers with varied restaurants.

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

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Get ready for a rocking good time and an evening filled with impressive performances from tribute artists and live band and dancers. Be wowed as talented performers of Legends in Concert bring famous artists past and present to life before your eyes.

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Delve into an underwater adventure with the incredible aquatic displays of Ripley's Aquarium. Check out snappy piranhas, giant Pacific octopuses, fearsome sharks, and colorful tropical fish in their tranquil, undersea habitats, plus enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs and gentle stingrays.

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Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

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Get the best entertainment value in town with 3 attractions under 1 roof—the only roof where you see the massive Great Ape of Myrtle Beach. Have a roaring good time at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center at Broadway at the Beach and make great memories with family and friends.

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Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.

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Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and '70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene.