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About Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
As part of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is part of sixty miles of sandy white beaches along the beautiful, blue Atlantic Ocean which is your playground for fun, excitement, and relaxation. With millions of people visiting Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand each year, Myrtle Beach has earned the title of the No. 1 Family Beach in America.
The Beaches of the Grand Strand
Collectively known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach area includes 60 miles of beach communities along the South Carolina coast. Check out these exciting areas of the Grand Strand.
Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach is the heart of the Grand Strand. It includes many of the area’s major attractions, including Broadway at the Beach, The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Myrtle Waves waterpark and The Market Common. Dozens of hotels, resorts and vacation rentals call Myrtle Beach home.
North Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach is located directly to the north of Myrtle Beach. Barefoot Landing, the House of Blues and the historic O.D. Pavilion are all located in North Myrtle Beach. A myriad oceanfront hotels and condos line Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach. Main Street is home to many attractions, shops and restaurants. Also located in the northern part of the Grand Strand are Atlantic Beach, Crescent Beach, Cherry Grove Beach and Little River, home of the annual Blue Crab Festival.
South Strand: Just to the south of Myrtle Beach are several laid-back beach communities. Beach homes and rentals feature prominently along with a few smaller hotels in the Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet areas. Check out the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk for fresh seafood and live entertainment year-round. Wild Water and Wheels in Surfside Beach offers all-day thrills and spills for the whole family.
Litchfield and Pawleys Island: Even farther south are the upscale Litchfield and Pawleys Island communities. These “shabby chic” communities are home to great shopping, dining and golf options as well as vacation rentals.
Myrtle Beach Golf
South Carolina has been known the world-over for having the most challenging as well as scenic golf courses. Beautifully manicured greens, tree-lined fairways and skillfully placed bunkers are offered for variety and value with your enjoyment in mind. For juniors and women, some driving ranges and arranged programs are available to get the most of your vacation experience.
Famous golf courses designed by world renowned architects such as Willard Byrd and Dan Maples play a part in making Myrtle Beach a golf enthusiast's haven. Each course is a work of art that has been carefully incorporated with the natural landscape. Over the years, renovations were made on the courses and club houses to provide added facilities and improved services for the benefit of both members and guests.
For those who want a respite from the frenzy of city life, a wonderful and serene golf escape awaits you at sun-drenched Myrtle Beach. We made sure that an appropriate course is available that is suited to your handicap level in more than 70 courses to choose from at Myrtle Beach.