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As one of South Carolina’s most visited regions, Myrtle Beach attracts around 20 million holidaymakers a year with its sandy beaches, restaurants and golf courses. The area's subtropical climate welcomes spring breakers, retirees and everyone in between to let loose, relax and have fun.

The first known settlers of Myrtle Beach were the native Waccamaw tribe, who cultivated the land for centuries. Following the arrival of European colonials, tobacco plantations and farming saw the region prosper, before the introduction of the railroad in the 19th century brought the influence of new cultures and technology. It wasn't until 1900 that a competition was held to give the city its name. The winner chose ‘Myrtle Beach’, after a shrub common to the area.

The biggest draw of Myrtle Beach is its 100-kilometre stretch of white-sand beaches known as the ‘Grand Strand’, where locals and tourists flock daily for relaxation, parties and volleyball. Further along the promenade, you’ll find the Garden City Pier and the Skywheel where you can appreciate picturesque views of the city.

Myrtle Beach is home to the Tanger Outlets, one of South Carolina’s biggest shopping malls where you’ll find over 100 household names. Alternatively, the Broadway at the Beach and the Market Common offer boutique shopping, restaurants and evening entertainment with a warm family vibe.


From £80 per night

This weekend

From £346 per night

Next weekend

From £335 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency US$10 = £8.29
Average weekend price £182 per night
Average weekday price £186 per night
Typical stay 3 nights

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It was great i always love going to Myrtle Beach.

8 August 2022

It was great i always love going to Myrtle Beach. Always so much to do and u never have time to do it all. I recomend the Holiday Sands North as a great place to stay. Also go to Medeival Times it is awesome.


Yes the beach was nice.

6 August 2022

Yes the beach was nice..Lots of things to do on the strip.. Went to Ripleys believe it or not.. Enjoyed the amusement park.. Strolling on the strip and listening to the band in the park.. I ate at all you can eat Seafood place ..


You want to get a place in North Myrtle Beach.

6 August 2022

You want to get a place in North Myrtle Beach. That is where all the food and things to do are found. We stayed at Sandy Beach Resort and were disappointed. We had to drive everywhere. We were told there was bus transportation but found that not true.


Comfortable stay and resort amenities excellent.

5 August 2022

Comfortable stay and resort amenities excellent. Several Activities around and near our resort and great eating choices made access convenient. Quiet and no noisy bikes or cars that we noticed. Great resort


The beach was beautiful.

5 August 2022

The beach was beautiful. We were in a great location for walking to attractions or ubering if need be. The food was fantastic. The Family Kingdom was just a short 5 minute walk away. The Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach were wonderful places with lots to do. The Scooby-Doo escape room was awesome.


Myrtle Beach is a fantastic ocean beach destination for...

4 August 2022

Myrtle Beach is a fantastic ocean beach destination for family vacations! It's big enough to have plenty of options for entertainment, shopping and meals without being overly crowded like other beach destinations.

Neil United States

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