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Exploring the beaches in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is the quintessential American vacation destination. The coast is a mix of postcard-perfect beaches and amusement arcades. Both amateur and professional fishers line the elongated pier, surfers fill the ocean, and bikers whizz through the winding streets. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation in Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of places to chill out and catch some rays. And when you step off the beach, you’re conveniently placed for bright shopping malls and chic cocktail bars.

Things to see in Myrtle Beach

The area’s 60 miles of beach are packed with different activities. All manner of water sports take place out in the ocean—everything from kayaking and scuba diving to windsurfing and parasailing. There are also gentler sports to take part in; the area is renowned as a fishing spot and Myrtle Beach has been the location of many prized catches. It’s also possible to head out on a dolphin-spotting tour. The clear ocean waters are popular with paddlers and swimmers, and there are plenty of freshwater swimming opportunities in the area’s rivers and scenic marshes. Myrtle Beach’s Intracoastal Waterway is another fantastic place to enjoy kayaking, fishing, and sailing in more protected waters. Here you can spot a traditional lighthouse, sprawling marina, and many small harbors scattered along the waterway. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is in the downtown area of the city—take an evening stroll here and stop off in the lively bars and restaurants.

Beach hotels in Myrtle Beach

As the name suggests, it’s easy to find beach hotels in Myrtle Beach. Most places offer oceanfront locations with stunning views out across the water. Away from the beach, the area’s main sites and attractions are located on the coast, so booking into one of Myrtle Beach’s beach hotels means you’ll be close to the action. Beach hotels in Myrtle Beach offer high-end comforts and facilities, and many feature outdoor terraces and dining areas. Breakfast is often included, with some resorts having on-site restaurant and bar areas. Staff at beach hotels in Myrtle Beach are able to book water sport activities and tours of the area for you.

Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

The area around the Grand Stand is where you’ll find the top beach hotels in Myrtle Beach. This district has a more laid-back vibe than the central downtown area. It’s also a haven for water sports and nearby Surfside Beach is popular with surfers, sand castle builders, and sunbathers. Between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach you’ll find many hotels on the beach at Arcadian Shores. A fairly secluded area, there’s still a great choice of restaurants and bars. An area popular for fishing and golf, Cherry Grove Beach is slightly north of Myrtle Beach’s downtown area.

How to get to Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach International Airport is a large commercial hub for domestic and international airlines. There are several car rental businesses located in the airport, but it can be fairly cheap to jump in a cab to head into town. Many visitors drive to Myrtle Beach as the city is well served by the Veterans Highway, Carolina Bays Parkway, and Myrtle Beach Raceway. The closest train station is in Florence, SC—this is 70 miles from Myrtle Beach, so you will need to organize a shuttle bus to get from the station to your beach vacation.

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