Popular Myrtle Beach Activities

September 19, 2014

One of the most popular things to do in Myrtle Beach you can find right in the name – the beach, of course!

Families, couples and retirees alike flock to this balmy, year-round vacation destination for sun, fun and surf. The beach offers endless ways to play, whether you want to try your hand at water sports or simply want to soak up some rays. There are over 60-miles of beaches to explore, each framed by the emerald waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a pristine place to play, relax and cast your cares to the sea.

Check out these beach activities in Myrtle Beach on your next vacation:

Banana Boat Rides
Go for a wild ride aboard a banana boat as Jet Skis pull you through the ocean waters. The experience is similar to white water rafting on the ocean and is definitely a thrill. Watersports companies can be found up and down Ocean Boulevard, but Express Watersports offers the longest rides on the beach and are located in Murrell’s Inlet.

man and woman in blue life jackets in water parasailing over oceanParasailing

For a view of Myrtle Beach like no other, try out a parasailing trip. Sail high above the water with a friend or two to experience the thrill of flying. You won’t believe thrills and scenes you’ll take in while parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Watersports takes high quality pictures of you and your crew while you’re in the air and are highly recommended.

Seashell Hunting

What better way to explore the seashore than searching for seashells? You never know what treasures you might find. Bring bucket to carry your shells as you walk the beach and a Ziploc bag so you can safely stow your collection for the trip home.

man in turquoise water on a blue jet skiJet Skiing

Experience one of the most action-packed water activities with a ride aboard a Jet Ski! Rental companies can be found up and down the Grand Strand. One, two and three person jet skis are available seven days a week all summer long. We recommend reserving a Jet Ski with Myrtle Beach Watersports as they have five locations and                                                                       early morning Jet Ski discounts.

Three boys on ocean pier with their Dad fishing off of the dock

Myrtle Beach fishing piers

Pier Fishing

Grab a rod and reel and cast your line into the ocean waters of the Atlantic. Piers have tackle shops with fishing rods, bait, licenses and anything you could possibly need to enjoy a day of fishing. Check out this convenient list of Myrtle Beach Fishing Piers for more information.

Boats at the dock at Murrell’s Inlet at Dusk - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Murrell’s Inlet


So you may depart the beach for a boating adventure, but it’s a fantastic beach activity as you get to see the shore in a whole new way. From Little River to Georgetown, South Carolina, sail the coast, go on a casino cruise, treat yourself to a dinner cruise or explore Bird Island and other animal habitats to spot dolphins and sea turtles. You can even charter a fishing cruise and test out your ocean fishing skills. Excursions leave throughout the day, too, so Myrtle Beach boating options are easy to add to your itinerary.


Don’t have any surfing skills? No worries! In Myrtle Beach you can take surf lessons from companies such as Jack’s Surf Lessons and Eternal Wave Surf Shop. If you do have experience, you can easily rent a board on the beach and tackle the swells of the shore.

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