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.
This quiet, and surprisingly green, escape provides nature trails, camping areas and some of the best fishing the Grand Strand has to offer — both the surf fishing from its shores and pier fishing from its Myrtle Beach State Park Pier.
The wide beach is some of the area’s cleanest sand, beginning just south of Springmaid Beach Resort and running down to Long Bay Estates, just north of PirateLand Family Campground.
In addition to amenities such as picnic tables, shelters and showers just off of the beach, there is also a wooden walkway that runs from the pier providing easy access to the north end of the beach.
Because the park is managed by the state, there is a small admission fee of $5 for adults, $3.25 for Seniors and $3 for youths (age 6-15). Children age 5 or younger are free.