Myrtle Beach: Best beaches and where to find them

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Best Beachesin Myrtle Beach

Looking for the best summer vacation on the East Coast? Then look no further than Myrtle Beach. With summer months filled with warm sunshine and miles of sandy beaches, there’s no better place to be than this South Carolina coastal city.

Myrtle Beach is a go-to destination for golfing, fishing, eating seafood and most importantly — lounging on the beach, swimming and experiencing various watersports. So make sure you pack your swimsuit, flip flops and sunscreen and get ready to enjoy all the sun, sand and surf the beaches in Myrtle Beach have to offer.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach has 60 miles of beaches along its coastline, an area referred to as the Grand Strand. The summertime action is thriving every summer along the Grand Strand. Locals and tourists soak up the sun on the silk white sand and swim, surf and sail in the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The afternoons are hot, but the nights get even hotter as the beachgoers leave the water to drink and sing and dance at one of the many beachfront bars in Myrtle Beach.

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North Myrtle Beach

Take a short drive north from your Myrtle Beach hotel room, and you’ll find yourself in North Myrtle Beach, which has 9 miles worth of pristine beaches to enjoy. All the beaches here are suited for groups of friends, couples and families. Kids can spend their afternoon building giant sandcastles, while adults can go parasailing, kayaking or on a banana boat ride. You’ll also find the world’s largest inflatable waterslide in North Myrtle Beach, The Hippo. Check out Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive or Cherry Grove for a memorable beach experience.

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Myrtle Beach State Park

Nestled in the center of the Grand Strand is Myrtle Beach State Park. This park is full of outdoor entertainment, including a 1-mile stretch of undeveloped beach. Besides all of the normal beachgoer activities, Myrtle Beach State Park also has on-duty lifeguards, boardwalks that provide easy access to the beach, outdoor showers to rinse the sand off after your day at the beach and the best surf fishing in all of South Carolina. And be sure to keep an eye out as you’re lying on the beach for marine gems that regularly wash up on the shore, including seashells, coral, horseshoe crabs and sponges.

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Surfside Beach

Just 8 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach is the community of Surfside Beach. It’s the ideal place to take your family on a summer beach vacation since it is nicknamed the Family Beach. Surfside Beach is a smaller beach destination, encompassing only 2 miles of beach, but there’s plenty of sand and ocean for every family to enjoy. Swim and surf, and feel safe doing both since lifeguards are always on duty.

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The only way to spend your summer vacation is on a beach, and the beaches of Myrtle Beach will not only give you a great tan, but will also provide you with an unforgettable vacation.

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