Skywheel Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean BlvdMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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TripAdvisor user rating 4.50 out of 5 Based on 7614 reviews

Myrtle Beach Skywheel Tickets


Located at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach offers breathtaking views of the Grand Strand. The 187-foot ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that seat up to six passengers each for four rotations soaring 20 stories above the ocean. The ride lights up at night for an even more magical experience.

up to 0.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Glass-enclosed gondolas are climate controlled.
  • A flight includes four revolutions and lasts for about 12 minutes.
  • Children 2 and under are free with an "angel ticket" available at the box office upon arrival.
  • Landshark Bar & Grill is located next door.
  • Rise almost 200-feet above Myrtle Beach.
  • Excellent views of the coastline and Atlantic Ocean.


from SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
First, man flew to the moon and then, in 2011, they invented the SkyWheel – the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States. Want a better perspective? The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is 200-feet above sea level. Take a flight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in one of our 42 climate controlled and fully enclosed gondolas.

Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. When you’re done having your breath taken away by the view from your flight, browse the LandShark SurfShack and then grab a bite at the LandShark Bar & Grill.

The ride lasts approximately 12 minutes with 4 rotations of the wheel.

Children under the age of 2 get to ride free with an Angel Ticket. Must visit the box office upon arrival to receive angel ticket.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach Reviews

43 Reviews
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Daniel McCraven
7 Reviews
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"Nice view"
December 2019
I really enjoyed going on the SKYWHEEL because I can see everything from up there. took lots of pictures of the beach ,Very pretty looking out on the ocean.
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Tip: I am afraid of heights but i thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Angela Erickson
Caldwell, ID
2 Reviews
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"A must do"
September 2019
The best wheel around the area, and it has some great views of the city! Be aware there are three wheels and this is the one downtown on the boardwalk! The best one there actually as the other two are at the carnival and another at a hotel. The line wasn’t to bad, we went at dark to see all the lights and they take pics before you get on and they turned out so cute that I bought the pkg. It wasn’t expensive ($20) and my kids loved having the pic of us. (We were kid less that week) I would take them in a second if they had been there, it is very kid friendly and an easy relaxing ride.
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Tip: Buy tickets early, purchase the photo

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Hina Suleman
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
"Extraordinary Experience"
August 2019
We visited the Sky wheel for the first time and our experience was amazing , from ticket purchase from Tripster to the actual experience everything was seumless. Curious staff, really we'll organized fast process even in rush hour it was extremely great and w worth the trip. Would recommend this to everyone.
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Crystal Livers
Akron, OH
2 Reviews
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"Great views!"
April 2019
1st time on the Skywheel. It was amazing! Best views from the top. Reserve Direct is so simple and time saving.
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Tip: Have driver's license to prove you are the ticket holder.

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Shawn Haney
Dacula, GA
1 Review
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"On top of the world!"
January 2019
6 of us in a gondola, laughing at our fear of heights, toasty warm, worth every penny! A must do in Myrtle Beach! Thanks to reserve Myrtle Beach we saved money on our tickets making it affordable for our large family! I purchased the tickets while at the ride so the process was immediate and easy! The day was a little rainy but that's ok, from our private, cozy gondola we still had great views on the town below! In the eyes of my four children (7 years - 12 years), we were on top of the world! Could not get enough selfies! 5 revolutions around with the friendly staff waving at every turn, we would highly recommend this experience! We opted out of the $20 photo they took of us(which was great), but purchased a SkyWheel magnet in the adjoining shop to have as a keepsake! Don't miss the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach! Now our goal is to hop aboard all these great SkyWheels, like Atlanta and Texas!!!
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Tip: You can purchase tickets while in line using Reserve Myrtle Beach! Pay to Park is conveniently located next to the SkyWheel.

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Migdalia Ruiz
Bethlehem, PA
2 Reviews
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"Love Vacation"
January 2019
The Skywheel was a very nice treat for our Myrtle Beach vacation. We stayed December 15th through the 19th 2018 and this was a must on our list of enjoying the boardwalk. The tickets were affordable and the discount given by Reserve Myrtle Beach was a nice bonus. The customer service experience at the Skywheel was very nice with all of the Southern Charm. We visited during the day to enjoy the sun and walk on the beach. We will definitely have to return during the night to view the scenary with the stars.
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Tip: Accessible affordable parking. We parked in the lot of the Skywheel & paid for 3 hours & still had money on the meter.

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Thad Rooney
Fountain Inn , SC
1 Review
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"Sky Wheel MBeach"
November 2018
Multiple turns around the area, second time riding, brought family this year.
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Tip: Enclosed

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Lacie M.
Pittsburg , KS
2 Reviews
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"Birds Eye View"
September 2018
We went to the SkyWheel on a Monday afternoon. It was not busy at all, which was great because we didn’t have to wait in line for very long. The people working talked to us while we were waiting, all had great customer service skills and great personalities.
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Tip: I think I would like to go back up at nighttime.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

How long is the flight?

A flight includes four revolutions and lasts about 10 to 15 minutes.

How tall is the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach?

The SkyWheel is 187 feet tall, an equivalent of about 20 stories.

Are pets allowed?

Only service animals are allowed on board. Pets are not allowed.

Are infants welcome on flights?

Yes, infants are welcome, and children ages 2 and under are free. You must visit the box office upon arrival to receive an "angel ticket".

Does the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach operate in inclement weather?

They do not operate in severe weather or nearby lightning and may close the wheel if winds are sustained above 35 miles per hour. You can always call the number on your e-ticket to inquire if they are closed for weather.

Where is the best place to park?

For the easiest access to the SkyWheel, there is a paid parking lot right next door. They do not own the lot and parking is limited. There are also some metered spots all along Ocean Boulevard.

Is the SkyWheel wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the SkyWheel's gondolas are fully accessible (with exception of the VIP cabin), and can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, etc.

How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?

A maximum of 6 adults can fit comfortably in the gondola. A group of 7 can fit if there are small children.

When does the SkyWheel operate?

The SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11 am, typically only closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the operating calendar above for hours of operation during your selected date range. Hours are subject to change at any time.

Is there a weight limit to ride?

There is no weight limit per person. Each gondola can hold up to 1,300 pounds.