Beautiful beaches are second only to golf as an attraction in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The "Grand Strand" is a stretch of communities along 60 miles of coast where children build sandcastles, fishermen wait for a bite, and all manner of folk toast themselves in the hot sun. Well-developed and designed for tourism, attractions like mini-golf ... Read more
and outlet shopping are in no short supply: the whole family will love the Boardwalk and Promenade, while restaurants vary from specializing in buffalo wings and beer to fresh, local seafood. Die-hard golfers will be in paradise, with over 120 courses to choose from, which has earned Myrtle Beach recognition as the golf capital of the world.

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Myrtle Beach


When to go to the Myrtle Beach area really depends on what you plan to do there. Peak sunbathing weather is March through September, but expect occasional light thunderstorms in the afternoon, especially during ... Read more
late summer. If you mostly plan to golf, you can take advantage of better deals during off-peak times when the temperatures are in the 60s (15-21C) during October and early November. One note of warning (unless you're 17 or 18 years old): Beware the high school graduation season when seniors take a “Beach Week” and flood the area with their youthful ruckus.

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Myrtle Beach reviews & trip reports

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St Cloud, Florida, USA

Very fun place to stay! I'm sure it's even funner in the not winter months, when everything is open.

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Chesterfield, Missouri, USA

Great beach for families, single people, and travelers alike. Be careful that you don’t spend to much behind the bar though

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Green Bay, Wisconsin

Huge, beautiful beach. Clean and relaxing. Foot showers are great touch. Parking can be a bear, but well worth the trip to sit on the beach!!

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Loved the beach! Spent a lot of time by the water and eating at local seafood restaurants!

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Local from Myrtle Beach

Beautiful family beaches, amusement parks, great shows and tons of fun stuff to do.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina

About an hour and 15 min south. Beaches, boardwalk, rides/ferris wheel, shops and restaurants.

New York City, New York State, USA

This beach town may not feel small if you come during spring break or the height of summer—it ranked near the top for its wild weekend potential—but during the rest of the year you’ll find fewer crowds and an old-school vibe. Readers no doubt loved the revamped boardwalk (where you’ll find the kitsch-rich gift shop Gay Dolphin Gift Cove) and some of its other retro charms. Sample lightly battered, deep-fried fare at the Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood Buffet or house-made cinnamon rolls at the Hot Diggity Diner.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesNightlife Lovers
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Really fun but totally tacky old school beach destination with bars that play 'Sweet Home Alabama' and arcades that have skee bowl. I loved it but you must accept it for what it is. The people wandering around when we were there looked like they had raided a Marshall's store in 1995 but it was a fun place. Just don't expect anything cutting edge. Kind of like the Blackpool of America if you're familiar with that destination. That said, I would return as I didn't get to do the go karts or Ferris wheel this time around.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

I didn't get much of a chance to explore the town, but the beach sure is nice here. It is built up with a few high rises, but the off-season was pleasantly quiet.

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Oakland, California, USA

I went here with my bf, who is a native to this area, and fell in love! This place has the environment that of a beautiful and calming place! Beach city! Everything was so inexpensive, yet very high quality, the people were courteous, and there were lots of fun activities to do! Dirty Dons had the best oysters and shrimp, and Pier 41 had the best flounder - so flaky, and literally melted in you mouth. I had a very rewarding, fun, and enjoyable vacation! I would definitely go again!