Grand Strand Beaches
Here’s a look at some of the best beach access spots in the area. Read about what each place, pier and park has to offer:
Known for its “arrogantly shabby” lifestyle, which mixes high-end homes with rickety shacks and a laid-back vibe, this area is a gem for beachgoers.
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About 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, the beaches of Litchfield Beach offer a natural beauty and a quiet, reserved setting that’s perfect for retirees or those looking to escape the crowds of its northern neighbors.
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Huntington Beach State Park
Huntington Beach is not only a great place for walking trails, exploring the gorgeous architecture of Atalaya castle and camping, it’s also a great spot to spend a day at the beach.
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Garden City Beach
Though sometimes referred to as a city by locals, Garden City is actually an unincorporated area of Horry County that runs from the southern border of Surfside Beach to the end of the peninsula where Murrells Inlet enters the land.
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The two-mile stretch that runs along Surfside Beach is one of the more well-manicured parts of the Grand Strand, as it is maintained throughout the year by town employees.
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Myrtle Beach State Park
Close in proximity to Myrtle Beach, but greatly differing in its surroundings Myrtle Beach State Park sits just south of the city limits, nestled among oceanfront maritime forest.
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Nestled between the many high-rise hotels and condominiums in the area are more than 40 beach access points in Myrtle Beach, counting street end parking places, parks and walkway entrances.
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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The 1.4-miles stretch of beach along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has become one of the area’s most popular spots since this revitalized promenade re-opened in 2010.
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“The Golden Mile”
One of the most prestigious areas of Myrtle Beach is the stretch of Ocean Boulevard that runs from about 31st Avenue North to 52nd Avenue North.
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As North Ocean Boulevard hits its 5400 block (about 3 miles north of downtown Myrtle Beach), the road makes a sharp turn, jutting out to the east and marking the start of one of the beach’s most interesting areas.
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Near the northernmost tip of Myrtle Beach city limits you’ll find a few blocks of residential area located between 77th Avenue North and 82nd Avenue North.
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Though the northern edge of Myrtle Beach is commonly known as Restaurant Row, a quick turn east from Kings Highway and you’ll find more than just good eats.
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Surrounded by North Myrtle Beach on both sides, the small town of Atlantic Beach has a rich history that carries an impact well beyond its four blocks of beach.
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North Myrtle Beach
Between Cherry Grove Beach and downtown North Myrtle Beach, lies a wide open public beach access point. With ample parking, an oceanfront bar, grocer, pizza and ice cream places, those choosing for a fun-filled family day at the beach can find a lot of good choices here.
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Cherry Grove Beach
Though officially part of North Myrtle Beach, the Cherry Grove area continues to captivate visitors with a charm of its own thanks to notable attractions such as Boulineau’s IGA, Harold’s On The Ocean beach club and Cherry Grove Fishing Pier.
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