Beaches in Myrtle Beach: Where to Go For Fun in the Sun

March 22, 2019

When you visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one thing is for sure: You're going to spend time at the beach. If your budget allows, it's ideal to book an oceanfront Myrtle Beach hotel room.

However, even if beach access isn't right outside your door finding a place to access the beach is very easy. And, even if you do have an oceanfront hotel room it's always fun to visit some additional beach locales as well. With that in mind, we've rounded up a list of all of the beaches in Myrtle Beach to make your visit a breeze.

two kids toddlers running through the sand beach on a sunny day


Myrtle Beach Area: Beach Access Points

The Myrtle Beach area offers 60 miles of pristine, sandy beaches. Known as The Grand Strand, the beaches of Myrtle Beach are family-friendly and offer a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Helpful Hint: There are blue and yellow signs along Ocean Boulevard that signal Beach Access Sites/ 

  • 77th Avenue N.
  • 72nd Avenue N.
  • 54th Avenue N.
  • 24th Avenue N.
  • 8th Avenue N.
  • 8th Avenue S.
  • 5th Avenue N.
  • 20th Avenue S.

North Myrtle Beach: Beach Access Points

North Myrtle Beach is located, of course, just a bit north of the Myrtle Beach area and offers a more laidback atmosphere for soaking up the sun and hunting for seashells. The North Myrtle Beach area comprises nine miles of beaches.

  • Main Street
  • Sea Mountain Hwy
  • 4th Avenue N.
  • 6th Avenue S.
  • 9th Avenue S.
  • 15th Avenue S.
  • 17th Avenue S.
  • 21st Avenue S.
  • 27th Avenue S.
  • 39th Avenue S.
  • 46th Avenue S.

Surfside Beach: Beach Access Points

Surfside Beach is located in a small seaside town directly south of the Myrtle Beach area. Its nickname is "The Family Beach." Offering two miles of white, sandy beaches this beach is also popular with RVer crowd.

  • 3rd Avenue S.
  • Surfside Drive at Surfside Pier
  • Melody Lane

Even More Beaches in Myrtle Beach

Atlantic Beach: Part of the North Myrtle Beach Area, Atlantic Beach is located between Windy Hill & Crescent Beach.

Springmaid Beach: Located south of the Myrtle Beach Area on South Carolina Hwy 73, known as Ocean Blvd.

Crescent Beach: Located on the south side of North Myrtle Beach, between Ocean Drive Blvd and Atlantic Beach.

Cherry Grove Beach: Home to the Cherry Grove Pier, Cherry Grove Beach is located on the east side of North Myrtle Beach.

Ocean Drive Beach: Convenient for visitors, with plenty of Beach access points, Ocean Drive Beach is located along Ocean Boulevard.

Windy Hill Beach: Windy Hill Beach is the least developed beach in the North Myrtle Beach community.

Huntington Beach State Park: For an all-natural beach escape, head to Huntington Beach State Park. For a $5 entry fee, you can explore a secluded stretch of beach as well as a saltmarsh and Atalaya, a Spanish-style castle.

Myrtle Beach State Park: Another excellent state park option is Myrtle Beach State Park. For $5, you'll gain access to a wide, sandy stretch of beach as well as an excellent fishing and sightseeing pier.

woman laying on beach with a bottle of sunscreen

Tips for Visiting the Beach

A day at the beach will be made better if you follow these tips.

Wear Sunscreen: This sounds like a no-brainer. But, trust us, it's very important to wear sunscreen. We recommend an SPF 30 or higher to avoid sunburn.

Don't Swim Alone: It's always wise to have a swimming buddy for safety.

Choose a Beach with a Lifeguard: If you're traveling with children or unsure of your swimming skills, be sure to choose a beach with a lifeguard. Many of the main beaches in Myrtle Beach will have a lifeguard on duty, especially during the summer months.

Know and Obey Local Beach Ordinances: Both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach have beach ordinances that need to be followed by all visitors. Some of these include:

  • No fireworks
  • No glass containers
  • All fires are prohibited
  • Jumping or diving from piers is not allowed

The Best Beaches in Myrtle Beach

There you have it! These are the best beaches in Myrtle Beach as well as the easiest places to access the beach. Do you have a favorite beach spot in the area? Let is know about it in the comments!

Written By Ashley


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