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


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.


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

43 Reviews
Daniel McCraven
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
"Loved it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 26, 2020 NEW
The Ferris wheel is great! So beautiful to see things from up that high. It was clean, temperature controlled and the staff were friendly. It’s about 15 minutes long which was plenty of time. Felt safe and secure.
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Wells, Vermont
"Grandson loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2020 NEW
My three year old grandson absolutely loved the sky wheel. We were all enthralled with the beauty of the beach and surrounding area. The ride is well run, comfortable and felt safe.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
"The Best"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020 NEW
IT was really worth it the view was beautiful and i would do it again. Really recommend it.You will have the best pictures of myrtle beach.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2020 NEW
The Skywheel is a must when you visit Myrtle Beach! Its last about 10 Minutes, so you can take awesome panoramic photos of the ocean! It is not scary it's very relaxing and offers such gorgeous views and is worth it.
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
"Up, Up, Up."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2020 NEW
I purchased a groupon deal while visiting MB over valentine's weekend. Approx. 50% savings. It was a cool experience for wife and I. Her idea of a ferris wheel is the exposed bench seat with a bar over your lap. I assured her this was different and better; an enclosed windowed capsule. And since in mid-Feb it was chilly in the mid 40's, enclosed was the way to go. The 2 of us enjoyed the great view from within the climate controlled capsule pod by ourselves and had a great 15-20 minute ride, 4-5 revolutions plus waiting for unload, reload. Maybe next time we'll bring the grand-kids. Also - we got lucky and found a parking space on the street 1 block away. Otherwise local parking lots can be somewhat predatory.
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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!