5 Outdoor Activities to Do in Myrtle Beach

July 24, 2018

From the coast to inland gardens to the backwoods of Carolina, the rich landscapes of South Carolina provide plenty of ways to discover the natural side of Myrtle Beach.

The natural beauty of Myrtle Beach is one of the reasons visitors love this oceanfront destination.

Take a look at five of our favorite outdoor activities to do in Myrtle beach. Perhaps you'll enjoy these things to do on your next beach vacation!


fountain at Brookgreen Gardens during summer with flowers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA1) Visit Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden offering a selection of tours, programs, excursions, and exhibits for all ages. Stroll through the gardens on a guided tour or explore these beautiful spaces on your own. Walk the Lowcountry Trail and experience some of the area’s history, and don’t miss the zoo with native Myrtle Beach animals (alligators, eagles, otters, wild turkeys, and deer) in their natural habitats.  The natural beauty of Brookgreen Gardens makes it one of the most popular places to visit in Myrtle Beach.

man in water kayak with paddles at purple and pink sunset

2) Kayak Murrells Inlet

Explore the immensely productive saltwater ecosystem of Murrells Inlet by way of a kayak. Inhabiting the cord grass marshes is a rich fauna of clams, crabs, shrimp and oysters with a host of bird species from pelicans to egrets. Keep an eye out! You never know what you'll see at Murrells Inlet. Express Watersports rents kayaks to those looking to explore the area and offers guided tours, as well.

See if you can spot a dolphin on a sightseeing cruise.

3) Go on a Dolphin Watch & Sightseeing Cruise

With over 60 miles of coastline to explore in Myrtle Beach, there is plenty to explore. Express Watersports also offers a trip departing out of Murrells Inlet which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Dolphins, sea turtles and other aquatic life are frequently seen on these cruises. Another way to see the sights and dolphins in Myrtle Beach is on board the Sea Screamer. This dolphin cruise sails by several uninhabited islands on the trek to find dolphins. Remember to bring your camera and capture your cruise memories forever!

4) Take an ATV Tour

Carolina Backwoods offers a two-hour guided ATV adventure tour that lets visitors experience off-roading South Carolina-style. Hit the trails and explore the backwoods of Carolina! This exhilarating guided tour includes ATV instruction, safety equipment, and open riding areas. Along the way, your tour guide will teach you about Carolina's natural landscape, history, and more. Of the outdoor activities to do in Myrtle Beach, these ATV tours combine education and thrills!

two men bass fishing on lake during daytime5) Go Fish

Fishing is also a favorite pastime of Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike. With numerous fishing piers and even chartered fishing trips available, there is no shortage of ways to hook your line. Take the bait and experience fishing on the Grand Strand. If you don't have your own fishing gear, don't worry! There are several places around Myrtle Beach to rent everything from a fishing pole to tackle.

5 Can't-Miss Outdoor Activities to Do in Myrtle Beach

Which of these exciting outdoor activities to do in Myrtle Beach will you add to your vacation? Or, what are your favorite outdoor adventures in Myrtle Beach? Sound off below!

Written By Ashley


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