Myrtle Beach Skywheel in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean BlvdMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Myrtle Beach SkyWheel  in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Overview

Located along North Ocean Boulevard at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, Myrtle Beach SkyWheel offers an exciting experience for families, couples and groups alike. The 187-foot ferris wheel is made up of 42 glass-windowed, temperature-controlled gondolas that each take up to six guests at a time around for three revolutions. The ride lights up at night for an even more magical experience.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Located at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Glass-enclosed gondolas are climate controlled.
  • Ride day or night.
  • Duration: 12 minutes.
  • Children 2 and under are free.
  • Landshark Bar & Grill next door.
  • Rise almost 200-feet above Myrtle Beach.
  • Excellent views of the coastline.

Description

from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
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.



Tripster Customer Reviews

40 Reviews
Crystal Livers
Akron, OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"Sky Wheel MBeach"
November 2018
Multiple turns around the area, second time riding, brought family this year.
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Lacie M.
Pittsburg , KS
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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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Mandy Cady
Warren , IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing views!"
September 2018
We rode it at night and during the day, loved them both. I highly recommend this!!
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Emy Mendoza
New Carollton, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Views!"
September 2018
My family and I went to the boardwalk area to walk around and my boyfriend and brother decided to go on the sling shot so I decided to take my 1 year old and 8 year old on the SkyWheel. Best decision! They loved it. Both were in awe of the views and how far you could see. The sky was clear and it seemed to be a full moon so that view was amazing. A bit of a wait but worth it.
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Tip: You might have to wait a bit to get on.

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holly gorall
Waterloo, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing experience"
September 2018
Me, my boyfriend and our two 7 year old girls rode the skywheel in myrtle beach. It was the biggest and most amazing ferris wheel we had ever been on. The view of the ocean and the boardwalk was breathtaking. It was one of the highlights of our vacation and we will share that memory forever. We will definitely be back on our next visit to myrtle beach.
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Tip: Make sure you go to the boardwalk so you dont miss out on anything.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Myalon
"Time Consuming Disappointment"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 23, 2019 NEW
We had never been on this ride when we recently took some visiting friends. They said it was interesting and fun, but I think that was just to be polite. I was not impressed.
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Trail774771
"Not what we thought"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
We were pretty turned off by the price charged for this. If we were in a city type setting with lots to see I would have paid but this area was not the cleanest in our adventures around Myrtle Beach nor was there much to see other then hotels and ocean. If you are not a frequent beach traveler Im sure the ocean view maybe be worth it for you, if you are like us save your cash.
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lilsototravels
"Great time "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
Definitely worth the $14. Went around about 4 times and the view is amazing at night! Would highly recommend
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Wisconsin666
Chico, California
"We Got So High!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
Our newborn son loved it, so did we!!! It was lovely to be able to see a view of the entire city and so much of the ocean.
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CloCro
"Worth it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2019 NEW
$14 per person, but it does go around 5 times. Views from the top can't be beat, and its air conditioned. Worth it!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

What are the hours of operation?
The SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11:00 am, typically only closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How long is the flight?
A flight is three revolutions, so it’s usually about 8-12 minutes in total.

Do you allow pets?
They do not allow pets, only service animals are allowed.

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

Do you operate in inclement weather?
Depends, safety is our top priority. They do not operate in severe weather or lighting. You can always call to inquire if they are closed for weather.

Where is the best place to park?
If you’d like the easiest access to the SkyWheel, there is a paid parking lot right next door. Unfortunately, we do not own the lot so we can’t control the pricing and parking is limited. There are some metered spots all along Ocean Boulevard.

Is the SkyWheel wheelchair accessible?
Yes, they can accommodate you.

How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?
Anywhere from 2-6 people can fit at one time. And don’t worry, if there are just a few of you, no strangers will be put in with you. Each flight is your own private experience!