Experience North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is the perfect holiday destination if you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation. Especially families love this seaside city in South Carolina, thanks to the nice and calm atmosphere and the safe swimming beaches. There are a lot of hotels and resorts you can book for your family holidays, and amazing restaurants to enjoy delicious food.
Besides beach, there are a lot of ther things you can do here. Visit the Alligator Theme Park with your children or enjoy a stroll along Barefoot Landing. North Myrtle Beach is not a party place, but a very calm and enjoyable beach destination instead. If that’s what you are looking for, visiting the coast of South Carolina is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Language and currency in North Myrtle Beach
American English is the official language of North Myrtle Beach, just like it is everywhere else in the United States. So, if you know some basic English, you'll have no trouble getting around the area.
The currency in North Myrtle Beach is the US dollar (USD), and you can easily change your money at any of the local banks. Most places in the area will also take credit cards. We suggest changing money at a bank in town instead of at the airport, where the exchange rates are usually worse.
Getting around in North Myrtle Beach
If you’re visiting North Myrtle Beach and plan to stay mainly around your hotel resort area and surrounding beaches, you don’t need a car to get around the area. You can walk to the beach and to the nearby Restaurants and shops. If you want to do a trip a bit further once or twice, using Rideshare Apps like Uber is a good alternative.
The only public transportation available in the city is the Bus, for which you need to plan a bit of time. It is quite inexpensive, and if you’re in no hurry, it’s a cheap option to get around.
However, if you want to explore the region a bit more and also visit more secluded beaches, renting a car is the best way to get around North Myrtle Beach.
This way, you can explore the region at your own pace and also see some really amazing areas outside of the city. You can easily rent a car in the city centre or at the airport when you land.
Best things to do during your holidays in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is one of the hotspots in South Carolina for beach holidays, thanks to the seemingly endless stretch of beaches and coastal areas. But there are of course also many other fun things to do in North Myrtle Beach. We have listed the best activities for your holidays in North Myrtle Beach!
Barefoot Landing is THE best spot around North Myrtle Beach for shopping, dining and to observe the colorful life of South Carolina. Stroll along the seaside boardwalk, and check out if there are any events happening when you go there. There is usually a lot happening on Barefoot Landing, from Live Music over Fireworks and Outdoor Theatre. If you prefer, you can also just visit the many cute shops and boutiques to shop some souvenirs. At the end of you shopping spree, make sure to visit one of the many Restaurants, all of which offer amazing food and drinks!
If you are into culture and Theatre, you should definitely visit the Alabama Theatre. It’s located at Barefoot Landing, and is a public theatre open for families and cultural groups alike. Make sure to check their website when planning your holidays in North Myrtle Beach, and book tickets to your favorite theatre show you’d like to see. There are usually some fun and lighthearted plays running in the Theatre, and most of them are also great to visit with kids!
Cherry Grove Fishing Pier
The best fishing spot in the North Myrtle Beach area is by far the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier. Here you can enjoy fishing from the 985ft long Pier, which is also the only two-story observation deck on a pier in the area. Built in the 1950s, it was destroyed by a hurricane at the end of the last century, and rebuilt afterwards. Today, it is one of the top tourist attractions in North Myrtle Beach, and a great place to enjoy the view over the endless blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The best watersports in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach has a lot of amazing spots for watersport activities to offer. SUP and Kayak are the most popular watersports in the area. We have the best Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Tours in North Myrtle Beach available for you.
If you’re an early bird and like to start the day in a fun and active way, the private sunrise kayak tour
is the perfect activity for you. On this kayak tour you can paddle along some of the barrier islands of the region and enjoy the early morning hours while the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
Another unique experience you can do at sea in North Myrtle Beach is SUP Yoga
! Yes, you read that right! It’s Yoga on a SUP Board. The big and wide boards are very stable, so you can try out some easy yoga poses while balancing on the water. This is a really fun activity and maybe you will even fall in love with this new sport!
What and where to eat in North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach is definitely a mecca for seafood lovers, thanks to its location right by the Atlantic Ocean. But there are also many other local dishes that are inspired by the culture of South Carolina you should try when visiting the area.
If you prefer meat rather than seafood, one of the best places for a steak in North Myrtle Beach is Angelo’s Steak and Pasta. This restaurant has been in business for over 40 years, and continues to deliver! Enjoy a delicious steak, prepared on point by the chef and served on a hot platter.
For those of you looking to try some fresh oysters, Bimini’s Oyter Bar is a great place to visit. Here you can enjoy some of the best oysters you will find in the whole of South Carolina, served in a family restaurant that has been preparing Oysters for 3 decades.
Are you visiting North Myrtle Beach with kids who love Ice Cream? If so, make sure to stop by Melt! It is by far THE best spot for fresh ice cream, and offers a lot of creative and fun and most importantly, homemade options you won’t find anywhere else. Your kids will love it!
Enjoy the beautiful beaches around North Myrtle Beach
With a long coastal stretch full of amazing beaches, it’s hard to choose the best beaches in North Myrtle Beach for your beach day! Luckily, we have found the most beautiful beaches around the area for you.
North Myrtle Beach
The most popular and central beach is North Myrtle Beach, located conveniently in front of some of the biggest resorts of the city. It’s a sandy beach with beautiful white sand and a pier. Here you can enjoy the convenience of a lot of infrastructure, including shops and Restaurants, right behind the beautiful beach where you can relax, swim, walk and simply enjoy the sun. The quality of the water is really good, and since it’s such a long stretch, you can also walk a bit further to find a more quiet spot to relax at.
Cherry Grove Point
If you’re looking for a more secluded and less busy beach in North Myrtle Beach, The Point in Cherry Grove is the perfect spot for you. It’s located only a little north of the city centre, and thanks to the more remote location, is still a secret spot and not so frequented by tourists. However, it is still a beautiful beach, with white sand and the same blue waters as at the rest of the beaches. If you have a car, you can easily visit this cute little beach and enjoy a day lounging under the sun and swimming in the Atlantic.
Windy Hill Beach
In the opposite direction, at the very southern end of North Myrtle Beach, you will find Windy Hill Beach. This cute sandy beach is perfect for swimming, because the conditions are usually quite safe. Be amazed by the innumerous sea shells you can find all along the seaside. Thanks to the wide stretch of sand, you can always find the perfect spot for your beach day along, with family or friends. And after spending the day at the beach, make sure to visit Barefoot Landing which is located very close to Windy Hill Beach.
Whatever you decide to do during your holiday in North Myrtle Beach, we promise you will love the boat tours and watersports. Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.