Even the ancients knew how to mend a tired heart. Hippocrates once said, “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” When you crave a vacation, heed this time-tested wisdom and journey to a place where comfort comes in many forms. When you dip your spoon into cheesy grits or bury your toes in the warm tide, you’ll know you’ve found the spot: Myrtle Beach. Stretching along the Grand Strand, the aptly named Myrtle Beach is almost entirely shoreline sprinkled generously with green golf courses and miles and miles of white sand. Book Myrtle Beach hotels on the beach and read on to learn more about this waterfront wonderland.
What are the best beach activities in Myrtle Beach?
This city is centered around the water, so you can actually do just about anything at the beach, from surfing and kayaking to strolling and sunbathing. On the south end of Myrtle Beach, near Springmaid Pier, there’s ample space for surfing, paddle boarding, and Boogie boarding. If you’re new to these water sports, take a few lessons from nearby Jack’s Surf Lessons or the Carolina Waterman Company.
Around here, you can still enjoy the comforting rhythms of the ocean without even getting your hair wet. Get an eyeful of the Grand Strand as you spin slowly around the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel or careen down the carnival rides at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, both of which you’ll find nestled against the water in the city center. Stay close to these and other attractions along the vintage boardwalk at Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort or one of our many other Myrtle Beach beachfront hotels.
Where should I eat in Myrtle Beach with an oceanfront view?
A Southern getaway is not complete without telling your “big fish” stories over a mouthwatering spread of the region’s seafood and slow-cooked cuisine. Dine with the sea in your sights at these locally loved restaurants:
- Sea Captain’s House: For several decades, this establishment has gone through many reincarnations—as a cottage, a guesthouse, and finally a restaurant—all of which offered gracious hospitality and freshly caught sea treats.
- Second Avenue Pier Restaurant: Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the Atlantic from this eatery, a seafood kitchen looking out over the deep blue Atlantic.
You can’t experience all of Myrtle Beach’s Southern comforts without sitting down to a table covered in the day’s newspaper and Lowcountry Boil—an array of sweet corn, potatoes, and local seafood seasoned to perfection in a big caldron. Have a taste for more crunch? Order your cuisine calabash-style, which means fried in a delectable cornmeal batter. Wash down this cornucopia of coastal cuisine with sweet tea and a Hemmingway Mojito. You can never go wrong with rich tannins and muddled mint.
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