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
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Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
3 out of 5
98 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
NZ$231/night
15 Aug. - 16 Aug.
4/5Very Good! (2,057 reviews)

"Alot of different things to do without leaving the resort. It would have been nice to have a small Convenience Store downstairs though."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019

Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
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Baymont by Wyndham North Myrtle Beach
3 out of 5
1755 US 17 North, North Myrtle Beach
NZ$167/night
8 Aug. - 9 Aug.
3.5/5Good! (450 reviews)

"I liked the fact it was easy to get around on any highway. I liked the fact that the people who worked their were very friendly and helpful. I liked the fact that they had a breakfast and allowed dogs. We have a small dog and we always hated to have to find people to take care of her. She does not ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019

Baymont by Wyndham North Myrtle Beach
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Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1525 S Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach
NZ$224/night
28 Jul. - 29 Jul.
4/5Very Good! (1,666 reviews)

"We loved our ocean view room and the easy access to the beach. The Tiki Bar has really tasty drinks and we enjoyed the onsite pool. The parking situation was a little frustrating at times with the lots being all split up, but all in all, we had a great stay."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2019

Best Western Ocean Sands Beach 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.

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
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SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

Take a trip to the top of one of America’s tallest observation wheels and enjoy the breath-taking views across the coastline and into the Atlantic beyond.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Bring your family to this pleasant coastal avenue with excellent beaches, an entertainment district and lively piers with varied restaurants.

Myrtle Beach State Park
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Myrtle Beach State Park

Switch between a spectacular sandy bay and the woodland trails of the Grand Strand in South Carolina’s oldest state park.

Top activities in North Myrtle Beach

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

NZ$198

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.

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

NZ$48

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.

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Myrtle Beach with Priority Seating

NZ$51

Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a dessert.

Escape River Island
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Escape River Island

NZ$96

Up to 6 teams of 2 people each are guided to a secluded 48 acre private island on the Waccamaw River and will compete in 8 Survivor-style challenges and solve clues to unlock their tandem kayaks and race a half mile up river back to our Outpost.

Day Pass: River Tubing & More!
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Day Pass: River Tubing & More!

NZ$73

Our River Island Outpost is a beautiful 1 acre property on the Waccamaw River where you can relax and play for an hour or stay for the day (between 10 am - 5 pm).

Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot
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Magic Show Starring Michael Bairefoot

NZ$30

The Stage Magic Show is the Stand Up Act on steroids, where music, magic, comedy, and audience participation are all pushed to max. The audience will be taken on a journey by incorporating his past experiences into his magic.