North Myrtle Beach is a relaxed haven of sandy bays, piers and golf courses. The birthplace of South Carolina’s iconic “Shag” dance is an eclectic hub of restaurants, shops and picturesque stretches of sand, a calmer option than nearby Myrtle Beach. Enjoy the serenity and the slower pace of life in this pretty South Carolina town.

The western section of North Myrtle Beach contains some of the city’s most luxurious and relaxing sites. Play a few rounds and sip drinks from the elegant bar at Barefoot Resort and Golf. Head to the nearby Barefoot Landing shopping center, where you will find many bars with live performances and upscale boutiques.

For fun dining, bring your family to the House of Blues Myrtle Beach. Watch the rock-and-roll shows on the deck and attend the Gospel Brunch all-you-can-eat event on Sundays. For a different type of dramatic performance, visit the Alabama Theatre. Enjoy its unique brand of flamboyant and extravagant musicals.

Rent Jet Skis from one of the tour operators near the beach for a thrilling trip on the Atlantic Ocean or go parasailing or banana boating. Dinner cruises and other trips are available from agencies near the beach. During the hot summers, sunbathe on the sand before cooling down in the ocean.

Among the most acclaimed North Myrtle resorts is the Surf Golf and Beach Club, which combines the area’s favorite pastimes. Consider attempting the courses at the Beachwood Golf Club, the Azalea Sands Golf Club or Mayday Golf.

Fly to Myrtle Beach International Airport and drive north for about 20 miles (31 kilometers) to get here. Walk along the beach promenade or get around the city by taxi or bus. Myrtle Beach is just 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest along the Grand Strand coastline, with Charleston another 100 miles (160 kilometers) farther.

For a serene beach hub with eclectic shopping options, resorts and entertainment venues, come to North Myrtle Beach.

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Beaches, Golf and Sea

Top hotels in North Myrtle Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
North Beach Plantation
North Beach Plantation
4 out of 5
100 North Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$139
per night
24 Oct. - 25 Oct.

Nestled on the beach, this Windy Hill hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carolina Vineyard Winery and Alabama Theatre. Barefoot Landing and House of Blues Myrtle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,263 reviews)

"Did not especially like that check in was not at the actual lodging facility. Also while I do appreciate the gate system (gates locked at night), that was not explained during the check in process - very confusing. The pools and outdoor music were awesome. Would have liked to have a bar that was ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct. 2019

North Beach Plantation
Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1525 S Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$118
per night
24 Oct. - 25 Oct.

Nestled on the beach, this Crescent Beach hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Alabama Theatre. Beachwood ...

4/5Very Good! (1,826 reviews)

"Everything we could have wanted for a short vacation! Wasn't the best place I've ever stayed at but it was perfect for the weekend!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2019

Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
3 out of 5
98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC
NZ$116
per night
31 Oct. - 1 Nov.

Nestled on the beach, this Ocean Drive hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from OD Pavilion Amusement Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Cherry Grove Pier. McLean Park and Mayday ...

4/5Very Good! (2,058 reviews)

"Everything was neat & clean. The staff was very courteous."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2019

Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort

Popular activities in North Myrtle Beach

House of Blues Myrtle Beach
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House of Blues Myrtle Beach

Savor the taste of ribs, burgers and steaks and appreciate the rocking atmosphere with eclectic musical shows and dance performances.

Broadway at the Beach
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Broadway at the Beach

A huge complex that offers a world of entertainment for the whole family with amusements, entertainment, shopping and dining.

Ripley's Aquarium
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Ripley's Aquarium

South Carolina’s most popular attraction is home to thousands of sea creatures both large and small.

Top activities in North Myrtle Beach

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

NZ$93

Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

Motor City Musical - A Tribute To Motown
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Motor City Musical - A Tribute To Motown

NZ$60

Set off on a musical journey through time as you tap your feet to the tunes that moved the nation in the 1960s and '70s. Motor City Musical brings Motown hits from musicians like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 to the stage, celebrating the history of a genre that brought new life and rhythm to the American music scene.

Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
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Admission to Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

NZ$51

Delve into an underwater adventure with the incredible aquatic displays of Ripley's Aquarium. Check out snappy piranhas, giant Pacific octopuses, fearsome sharks, and colorful tropical fish in their tranquil, undersea habitats, plus enjoy a hands-on encounter with prehistoric horseshoe crabs and gentle stingrays.

Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach
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Charleston Day Trip from Myrtle Beach

NZ$211

See the highlights of Charleston on this day trip from Myrtle Beach. Your full-day tour includes a carriage ride, top rated harbor tour with Charleston Harbor Tours, a delicious boxed lunch, and a tour of Boone Hall Plantation.

Celebrity Tribute Show
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Celebrity Tribute Show

NZ$71

Get ready for a rocking good time and an evening filled with impressive performances from tribute artists and live band and dancers. Be wowed as talented performers of Legends in Concert bring famous artists past and present to life before your eyes.

Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Myrtle Beach Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

NZ$39

Get the best entertainment value in town with 3 attractions under 1 roof—the only roof where you see the massive Great Ape of Myrtle Beach. Have a roaring good time at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center at Broadway at the Beach and make great memories with family and friends.