The Complete Guide to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

December 12, 2016

Use our guide to navigate the boardwalk attractions, area hotels, and restaurants during your Myrtle Beach vacation.

Ask anyone who has traveled to Myrtle Beach and they’ll all say the same thing — “You have to visit the iconic boardwalk!” Originally a wooden boardwalk along the beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk reopened in 2010 with a revamped look and all new attractions. Consistently ranked as one of America’s best boardwalks, the boardwalk is a “must see” destination in Myrtle Beach.

Where is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk?

The boardwalk is located in downtown Myrtle Beach, between 1st Avenue North and 15th Avenue North. This 1.2-mile landmark is home to spectacular ocean views, phenomenal restaurants, entertaining attractions, and so much more. You can’t miss it!

The Boardwalk at Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

photo credit: Myrtle Beach Boardwalk via Facebook

Attractions at the Boardwalk

You’ll find something for everyone at the boardwalk. From an interactive movie theater experience to a towering Ferris Wheel, there are so many things to do at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Be sure not to bypass these exciting boardwalk attractions:

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk lies between the 2nd Avenue Pier to Pier 14. Both piers are worth a visit. At the 2nd Avenue Pier, you can walk out over the ocean and enjoy the view, order a meal at the restaurant, or go fishing in a prime spot at the end of the pier. On the other end of the boardwalk at Pier 14, you have to dine at the legendary Pier 14 Restaurant and Lounge. It’s known as one of the best places for seafood in Myrtle Beach!

Exterior View of Ripley's Aquarium Entrance in Myrtle BeachHotels Near the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

A vacation to Myrtle Beach isn’t complete without the perfect hotel. In Myrtle Beach, you can stay at an oceanfront hotel, reserve a room with an ocean view, or find a room that meets your vacation budget. From cozy accommodations to convenient boardwalk access, these hotels provide everything you need for an awesome vacation at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Bay View Resort
Located right on the boardwalk, the Bay View Resort provides travelers with direct access to all of the attractions, dining, and more. Hotel amenities include free WiFi, an on-site restaurant and coffee shop, an indoor pool with a lazy river, and a seaside lounging lawn.

Aqua Beach Inn
Within walking distance to Pier 14 and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Aqua Beach Inn offers a wide array of amenities, activities, and comfort for guests. Guestrooms include kitchens, flat screen TVs, balconies and more. Plus, with the on-site grilling area and outdoor pool, you’ll discover there’s plenty to do at this boardwalk hotel.

view of pool at dayton house resort in myrtle beach south carolina

photo credit: Dayton House Resort via Facebook

Dayton House Resort
This cozy hotel is located only 1.3 miles from the boardwalk. Just a quick drive or walk and you’re there! From the fitness center to the walk-in pool, the Dayton House Resort has everything you need from a hotel.

Camelot by the Sea
At the Camelot by the Sea hotel, you’ll enjoy quick access to the boardwalk which is only a short walk away. Guests can take advantage of the complimentary amenities including an outdoor snack bar, indoor lazy river and heated pool, ocean views, and more.

Of course, the entire Myrtle Beach area is filled with fantastic hotels and lodging options. Visit Tripster Myrtle Beach to find the perfect hotel for your vacation.

Dining at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

No matter if I’m trying a new cuisine or enjoying a restaurant’s take on a classic dish, I make it my mission to taste something new during every vacation. When you visit the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you’ll have a whole world of flavor at your fingertips. Whether you want a quick snack or an extraordinary meal, you’ll find it at the boardwalk.

While visiting Myrtle Beach, be sure to try these popular boardwalk restaurants and eateries:

From sushi to ice cream, you’ll find something to treat your taste buds to at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk - I guarantee it.


close up of skywheel ferris wheel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Know Before You Go

As with any destination, there are a few bits of information you should know before you travel.

The Piers are Seasonal
2nd Avenue Pier and Pier 14 are both seasonal attractions. Typically, the piers are closed from late November to early March. Don’t forget that while in season, visitors are charged a $1 fee to access the pier. This fee goes toward pier upkeep and safety.

Do I Have to Pay to Go Fishing on the Piers?
Yes. At 2nd Avenue Pier, a daily fishing pass costs $9.00 while bait costs $6.00 plus tax per package. If you need to rent equipment, fishing rod rentals are available for a fee as well. Visitors do not need a fishing license, as the pier pays annually for one.

Beach under Pier 14 at the Boardwalk - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

photo credit: PIER 14 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE via Facebook

Parking Lots
Those who plan to drive to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk can use one of the many public and private parking lots available. Some parking areas allow guests to pay by phone using the Parkmobile app. Note that both public and private parking lots charge an hourly fee.

Book Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is only one of the many popular things to do in the area. From jaw-dropping shows to incredible attractions, your Myrtle Beach vacation only begins at the boardwalk. Learn more about booking your beach vacation with Tripster Myrtle Beach.

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