Myrtle Beach consistently ranks among the top beaches on the East Coast. That's because our wide, white sandy beaches are family-friendly, easily accessible, and well maintained. Below are a few areas close by we think you'll enjoy visiting, but before you do, pack your sunscreen. The sun is intense even on overcast days!
Myrtle Beach State Park
Myrtle Beach State Park is adjacent to a lush oceanfront maritime forest. This quiet, surprisingly green escape from the otherwise bustling beach provides educational opportunities, a nature trail, some of the best surf and pier fishing South Carolina has to offer, and stunning ocean views.
The newly rebuilt Surfside Beach Pier is scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2023. More impressive than ever, the new pier will be 814 feet long and include retail and dining venues overlooking the ocean.
Springmaid Pier is one of South Carolina's longest and most accommodating piers, at 1,060 feet long, 36 feet wide, with a 110- foot T at the end. A Myrtle Beach landmark, this pier is the site of numerous fishing tournaments and offers one of the best views of the entire Grand Strand. Springmaid Pier holds the record for the largest Spanish mackerel catch at 125 pounds!
Garden City Pier
The Pier at Garden City is 668 ft. long with a rain shelter at the end of the pier. The pier was originally part of the Kingfisher Inn resort next door built in 1973. There is no charge to walk on the pier, enjoy the view and check out all the daily catches of those fishing on the pier.