Easter in Myrtle Beach is a special time of year, and like most places folks here tend to go all out to celebrate this holiday.
There are plenty of awesome options for Myrtle Beach visitors including traditional sunrise services and Easter services at local churches, as well as some not-so-traditional celebrations, activities and things to do.
If you choose to spend Easter weekend at the beach, you won’t have to worry about missing out on the fun as many of the best Myrtle Beach restaurants and attractions remain open on Easter Sunday, with lots of them offering special deals, meals or events to help bring in visitors.
Here’s a look at some of the best tourist-friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach for Easter, including holiday meals, church services, egg hunts and other events.
Where to eat
Check out some of the many restaurants in Myrtle Beach and its surrounding area which will be open or serving special Easter meals on Sunday:
Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Avenue, Little River
The Brentwood Restaurant, a fine dining bistro restaurant in Little River, will host a special Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with dinner to follow from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The brunch menu includes selections like Crab Benedict, Seafood Crepe, Angus Steak and Eggs and French Toast Grand Marnier, while dinner features items such as Escargot Bourguignon, Shrimp and Grits, Leg of Spring Lamb Provencal andLocal Flounder Oscar.
There will also be Easter drink specials including mimosas, Bloody Marys, Kir Royals and Bellinis.
Call for 843-249-2601 reservations or click here for more details.
Captain’s Cove Cafe at Sea Watch Resort
161 Sea Watch Drive, Myrtle Beach
Captain’s Cove, located inside Myrtle Beach’s Sea Watch Resort, will serve up a delicious brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday includes Caesar salad, lobster bisque, pasta salad, stuffed blueberry French toast, chicken Cordon Bleu, turkey pot pie and more.
The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance. The buffet is $21.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 4-12. and children 3 and younger eat free.
Call for 1-888-485-5370 reservations or click here for more details.
Chestnut Hill Restaurant
9922 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Chestnut Hill Restaurant, located just south of Tanger Outlets on Kings Highway will host it’s annual Easter Brunch buffet and Easter Dinner on Sunday.
The buffet will include a cold menu, with chicken salad, tuna salad, pasta salad, Waldorf salad, carrot salad, fresh fruit cup, and tossed salad, as well as poached salmon, smoked oysters, specialty cut cheeses and fresh baked bread.
Entrees such as baked Virginia ham with honey mustard sauce, certified top round angus beef with au Jus sauce, southern fried chicken, seafood Creole, chicken Teriyaki, homemade quiche, grits and eggs and Prime Rib will be also included in the Easter buffet and there will be a variety of desserts and coffee drinks available.
Cost is $30 per person for adults, $16.95 for kids under 16 and children 3 and younger eat free. Call 843-449-3984 for reservations or click here for more details.
9918 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
The Chesapeake House will open for Easter dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday offering a variety of selections from their extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, soups, stews, salad and desserts.
There are no reservations needed. Call 843-449-3231 for prices or click here for more details.
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant
1401 29th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Myrtle Beach will open at noon on Easter Sunday serving up its all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.
Cost is $31 per person. Call 843-916-2278 or click here for more details.
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse
4926 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
Castano’s Italian Steakhouse at Barefoot Landing will be open for Easter dinner from 3 to 9 p.m. on Sunday offering its full dinner menu.
This Italian Steakhouse and bar will also offer a special with leg of lamb with rosemary garlic roasted potatoes and glazed carrots and a honey glazed ham with mashed sweet potatoes and glazed carrots.
The Easter Bunny will be roaming the restaurant to hand out eggs filled with toys and candy from 4 to 7 p.m.
Call 843-361-2000 for reservations or click here for more details.
Crown Reef Resort
2913 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Crown Reef will serve an Easter buffet meal that is open to the public from 12-4 p.m.
The buffet will include two salad bars, a carving station with leg of lamb, ham and steamship round, two more entree buffets, two bread stations and several dessert selections.
Cost is $18.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids ages 3 to 10 and free for kids younger than 3.
Call 1-877-435-8125 or click here for more details.
Four Seasons Restaurant
10600 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Four Seasons Restaurant at Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach will serve an Easter Sunday Brunch buffet from noon to 4 p.m. with an assortment of salads, appetizers and corn and crab chowder.
Entrees will include carved top loin, crab stuffed flounder, chicken Piccata, Black Oak Ham and more.
Cost is $23.95 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-877-844-3800 or click here for more details.
Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille
10125 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille at Inlet Square Mall will serve a special Easter brunch on Sunday until 3 p.m. with homemade omelets for $7.99, Eggs Your Way for $6.99, Buttermilk Biscuits and sausage gravy for $8.99, French Toast for $6.99 and more.
This entertainment complex in Murrells Inlet also features at 14 screen movie theater, bowling alleys, a full sports bar bar and a large arcade area.
Call 843-651-9400 for reservations or click here for more details.
Hard Rock Cafe
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Hard Rock Cafe at Broadway at the Beach will host its annual Easter breakfast with Buttons the Bunny beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
They’ll serve a full breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast sticks, fruit salad, drinks and more.
Buttons the Bunny will hop around to each table to deliver special treats and there will also be face painting, treats and activities for the kids.
Cost is $9.95 per person. Call 843-946-0007 for reservations (required) or click here for more details.
House of Blues
640 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
House of Blues at Barefoot Landing will host a special Easter edition of it’s Kirk Franklin Gospel Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by an Easter lunch buffet from 3-6 p.m. and Easter dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Local funk/rock group Paperwork will perform during the lunch buffet and dinner sessions.
Items available include a carving station, baked honey ham, salads, made-to-order omelettes, a chicken and waffles station, cheese grits, jalapeno cornbread, white chocolate banana bread pudding and assorted cookies for dessert.
The cost is $29 for adults and $14.50 for children ages 10 and younger.
Call 843-913-3746 for reservations or click here for more details.
Just Off Main at Avista Resort
300 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Just Off Main, located inside North Myrtle Beach resort Avista Resort, will serve an Easter Brunch featuring items such as pasta salad, roasted vegetables, salmon with lemon dill cream sauce, twin potato frittata, a carving station and a dessert station for kids.
There will also be Easter Eggs hidden throughout the restaurant and around the resort for guests and children to find.
The cost is $18 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 and under. Call 1-888-435-6993 for reservations or click here for details.
1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Landmark Resort will host an Easter dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in its gazebo area. This special meal is open to the public.
The menu will feature a salad station, roast leg of lamb, roasted top round, slow smoked spiral ham, baked lemon herb cod, Southern fried chicken, oven baked chicken, shrimp chowder, sweet potato casserole and more.
Cost is $15.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids ages 10 and younger.
Call 1-800-845-0658 or click here for details.
8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes resort, will host an Easter brunch that is open to the public in its Nautilus Ballroom from 11 .m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The offerings include made-to-order eggs, buttermilk waffle bar, chilled seafood items, a carving station, herb roasted mini lamb chops, blackened mahi, shrimp and grits, salads and a dessert presentation.
Cost is $38 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children three and younger.
Call for reservations at 843-437-4113 or click here for more details.
North Beach Plantation
719 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach
Events at North Beach Plantation will host an Easter Sunday buffet from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the resort’s Grand Ballroom.
Fill up on a pasta station with cheese ravioli and cavatappi bolognese, sample from a hot buffet with sauteed breast of chicken, oven roasted salmon and shrimp and grits or try selections from the carving board with prime rib, honey glazed ham and oven roasted turkey.
There will also be a salad station, dessert display and an ice cream bar available.
Cost is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 12 and younger.
Call for 843-282-7100 reservations or click here for more details.
The Original Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood
9593 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
The Original Benjamin’s will open at noon on Easter Sunday for a feast which features its “World Famous” 170-item buffet with everything from fresh seafood and crab legs to a carving station and fresh baked goods.
Popular items include pasta station, hush puppies, homemade soups, salad bar, tons of desserts and much more.
Call 843-449-0821 for reservations and pricing.
Preston’s Seafood and Country Buffet
4530 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
Preston’s Seafood buffet, located next to Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach, will be open at 4 p.m. for Easter dinner on Sunday and serving its 120-item buffet.
The buffet features Shrimp, Flounder, Salmon, Alaskan Crab Legs, Steak, Chicken, Ham, Homemade casseroles, fresh vegetables, Kiddie Bar, Salad Bar, Dessert Bar with Ice cream!
Cost is $19.95 per person. Call 843-272-3338 or click here for details.
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Ripley’s Aquarium will hosting its annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday.
In addition to a great breakfast buffet, the event will include an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts for kids, an appearance by Sharkee and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Cost is $19.95 plus tax and gratuity. Call 843-916-0888 for reservations (required) or click here for more details.
Salt Water Creek Cafe
4660 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
Salt Creek Cafe in Murrells Inlet is hosting an “Easter Feaster” meal on Sunday including brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and it’s complete menu of food from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There will also be a special menu featuring Ham, Pineapple Stuffing, Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Veggies and your choices of Soup, House or Caesar Salad for $18.
Call 843-357-2433 for reservations or click here for more details.
SeaBlue Wine Bar & Restaurant
503 Hwy. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach
SeaBlue Restaurant will be open on Easter Sunday from 1-7 p.m. serving up their regular menu of casual fine dining fare created by executive chef and proprietor Kenneth Northcutt as well as seasonal specials for Easter.
Reservations are recommended. Call 843-249-8800 or click here for more details.
4800 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Tradewinds Cafe, located inside Beach Cove Resort, will serve an Easter Brunch on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The menu for this special holiday meal includes fresh-baked pastries, a Belgian waffle station, a carving station, an omelette station, chicken picatta, and more. Fresh brewed coffee and juices will be available to drink.
Cost is $22.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and younger eat free.
Reservations are recommended. Call 1-800-369-7043 or click here for more details.
9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Vintage Twelve, located adjacent to Embassy Suites Hotel at Kingston Plantation, will offer a fixed-price Easter dinner featuring a four course meal created by Chef Caitlin Brady and served up with a gorgeous ocean view at this Myrtle Beach restaurant.
The menu include a first course with a choice of Potato Soup with smoked kielbasa or Strawberry Salad with Arugula, Radishes and Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette. Second course will be a choice of Butter Poached Crawfish with Toasted Baguette or Heirloom Tomato Napoleon with Goat cheese and Balsamic Reduction.
The third course will include a choice of Pork Tenderloin with Apple wood Smoked Bacon, Green Beans and a Caramelized Onion Reduction; Lamb with spring onion risotto arugula and garlic oil; Roasted Chicken with Roasted Red potatoes, Spinach and Crispy Shallots orLocal Fish with baby carrots, baby greens, radishes and smoked honey vinaigrette.
For Dessert there will be a choice of Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Biscuit and Whipped Cream Cheese; Sweet Pretzels with caramel and Dark chocolate or Marshmallow Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel.
Cost is $45 per person, plus tax and tip. For reservations call (843) 497-7300 or click here for more info.
Where to worship
On Easter Sunday, many Myrtle Beach area churches and campgrounds conduct sunrise services as well as traditional and contemporary worship services.
Myrtle Beach visitors can choose from non-denominational churches as well as a number of denominations including Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and more. Here’s a look at some places to participate in Easter services:
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church
4761 Highway 501, Myrtle Beach
Festival worship at 10:30 a.m., Easter brunch served at 11:30 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 11:45 a.m. Call 843-236-9134.
701 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach
Easter Sunday services at 8 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Call 843-280-1270 for details and services will also be available streaming online.
557 George Bishop Parkway, Myrtle Beach
This large church, located near the former Hard Rock Park will hold Good Friday service at 6 p.m., Easter Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Call 843-236-9700 for details.
316 Bush Drive, Myrtle Beach
This non-denominational Myrtle Beach church will holding worship services on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Call 843-903-3534 for details.
First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach
1300 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Easter Services at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Call 843-448-4496.
First United Methodist Church
901 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Good Friday service at noon on Friday, Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday held at Plyler Park (under the Myrtle Beach Skywheel), Additional Easter services at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. at the sanctuary. Call 843-448-7164.
Myrtle Beach Travel Park
10108 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach
This Myrtle Beach campground offers a Good Friday service and a casual dress sunrise service on Easter Sunday on the beach in Myrtle Beach. Regular worship at 9 a.m. Call 1-800-255-3568 for details.
Ocean Lakes Campground
6001 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
A non-denominational worship service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday inside this Myrtle Beach campground’s Recreation Building. There will also be a sunrise service scheduled. Call 843- 238-5636 for details.
Ocean View Baptist Church
7300 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Contemporary Easter worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday; traditional worship service at 11:10 a.m. Call 843-449-3384 for details.
3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Sunrise service will begin at 6:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday, held atop the Springmaid Pier. Call 843-315-7100 for details.
St. Andrew Catholic Church
503 37th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach
Sunday masses will be held at The Palace Theatre (Broadway at the Beach) on Easter Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and at noon. Call 843-448-5930 for details.
St. Philip Lutheran Church
6200 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Easter Sunday services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 843-449-5345 for details.
St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church
180 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island
Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Litchfield by the Sea resort; traditional worship will begin at 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. There will also be butterfly release at 10:50 a.m. and a celebration worship service at 11:15 a.m. Call 843-237-2294 for details.
The Christian Church
1226 Burcale Rd., Myrtle Beach
This Christian Church will host “Journey of Love,” a production that focuses on the Easter story and will be held April 15-19 at 7 p.m. each night. A $5 donation is requested. Sunrise service is planned for Easter Sunday at Hurl Rock Park, 20th Avenue South on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Call 843-236-1121 for details.
3000 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Easter Sunday services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. featuring the Trinity choir, youth and children’s choir and the Trinity handbell choir accompanied by a Brass Quintet. Call 843-448-8426 for details.
Trinity Presbyterian Church of Surfside Beach
2061 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach
Early service at 8:30 a.m., Adult and Youth Bible Class at 9:30 a.m., Traditional Service at 10:30 a.m. and Fellowship time at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Call 843-650-0313 for details.
Unity Christ Church of Myrtle Beach
1270 Surfside Industrial Park Drive, Surfside Beach
There will be services with prayer, meditation, song, spiritual messages and music from the Unity Band held on Easter Sunday. Sunday Morning Circle at 9:30 a.m., celebration service at 11 a.m. and oneness blessing at 12:30 p.m. Call 843-238-8516 for details.
What to do
Easter EventsLooking for things to do in Myrtle Beach this Easter? Here’s some great activities that will get you in the spirit for the holiday. Check out our events calendar page for more.
Broadway At The Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Broadway at the Beach will celebrate the Easter holiday with extended shopping hours, family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks extravaganza over Easter weekend.
Guests can enjoy extended shopping hours, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., April 18-20 at all Broadway at the Beach specialty retail shops, while hours for restaurants, nightclubs and attractions will vary.
Saturday there will be breakfast with the Easter bunny events at Hard Rock Cafe and Ripley’s Aquarium (see above) and a fireworks extravaganza will take place over Lake Broadwa at 9 p.m. that evening.
Call 1-800-386-4662 or click here for more details.
1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Have breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the aquarium. Cost is $20.
Call 843-916-0888 or click here for more details.
Hard Rock Cafe
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Have breakfast with Buttons the Bunny from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $9.95.
Call 843-946-0007, ext 208 or click here for more details.
Coastal Grand Mall
2000 Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach
Visit the Easter Bunny daily through Saturday, April 19 in center court. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Various photo packages available.
Call 843-839-910 or click here for more details.
Bass Pro Shops
10177 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Get your photo made with the Easter Bunny from 6 to 8 p.m. through Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be an egg hunt for children 2-10 from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. There will also be a children’s craft activity, where they can make a bunny frame or scratch-art bunny from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.
Call 843-361-4800 or click here for more details.
Coastal Carolina vs. Presbyterian Baseball
TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, Myrtle Beach
Come see the CCU Chanticleers face off against Presbyterian baseball at noon on Easter Sunday and enjoy some fun in the sun and an Easter Egg Hunt.
Egg hunt is open to all fans 12 and younger and will take place after the game on the outfield of TicketReturn.com field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids. Call (843) 347-8499 or click here for more details.
Gospel for the King of Kings Easter Celebration
Rivers Auditorium Theatre of Fine Arts, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach
Everyone is invited to celebrate Easter with the Elvis Fan Club of Myrtle Beach from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday for Oldies-Style Gospel Music with King Shazaam Tributes in an event to raise money for “No Kid Hungry” Christian Mission Outreach.
Join King Shazaam tribute artist for an always family-friendly, fun and exciting show to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection.
No cover to attend, donations are requested. Call 843-424-9124 for details.
Easter Activities at Springmaid
Springmaid Beach Resort, 3200 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Springmaid will host a variety of Easter activities that are open to the public including breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 7-10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday in Marlin’s Restaurant.
There will also be kids activities and an outdoor movie show on Saturday evening.
Easter brunch will be served from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. on Sunday and an Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the mini golf course beginning at 10 a.m.
Call 843-315-7100 or click here for details.
901 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Captain’s Quarters will host its “Easter Eggstravaganza” from 4-8 p.m. Saturday with special guests and mascots, a balloon and magic show with Greg Holt, hair braiding, an Easter Egg Hunt, an Easter cookout and a performance by Chief Kamu’s Fire and Hula Show.
Call (888) 763-9581 or click here for more details.
Children’s Museum of South Carolina
2501 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Register your children today for the Easter Bunny’s Brunch at the Children’s Museum of South Carolina on Saturday, April 19. Brunch reservations can be made from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
The cost is $12 per person. Call 843-946-9469 to register.
North Myrtle Beach Egg Hunt
93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach
On Saturday, April 19, the Easter Bunny will make a special visit to McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach to hand out candy to all of the children who attend. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. sharp and the event is free — It’s best to get there early because this is one of the area’s largest Easter events and hundreds of kids participate.
Children are encouraged to wear their Easter best to have their pictures takes with Ms. Blossom. Egg hunt areas are divided by age groups — infant and above — and there are many other activities for all ages.
There will be refreshment provided by The North Strand Optimist Club. Call 843-280-5673 or click here for more details.
Easter at the Old Bridge
Old Sunset Beach Swing Bridge, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, N.C.
Hop on over to Sunset Beach for the first-ever “Easter at the Old Bridge” on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 2 p.m.
This great family event will include special activities throughout the time that will delight both young and old including an Easter egg hunt to kick off the event. Other activities will include a sack race, face painting and of course, dancing to the bunny hop.
Hot dogs, cupcakes and beverages will be available free of charge and there’s no cost to attend.
In case of inclement weather, there is not a rain date scheduled. Click here for more details.
Community Egg hunts
Across the Grand Strand
Here’s a quick rundown of some other egg hunts around the area this weekend:
• Twilight Easter Egg Hunt will beginning at dusk on Thursday night at Riverfront Park in downtown Conway. Details
• Eggs in the Park will take place at Morse Park Landing (next to Hot Fish Club) in Murrells Inlet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Details
• HealthPoint Inaugural Egg Hunt 5K Fun Run will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the beach in front of Litchfield Inn in Litchfield Beach. Details
• Surfside Beach Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Huckabee Complex, located at 499 Spanish Oak Drive in Surfside Beach. Details
• James R. Frazier Community Center Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Community Center in Bucksport, near Conway. Details