Just north of all the Myrtle Beach madness is, well, North Myrtle Beach. This gentler side of the Grand Strand will soften your stress with sun-doused shores, delight your ears with bluesy, big-band Carolina beach music, and captivate your taste buds with the catch of the day. If you have something to add to our North Myrtle Beach Travel Guide, please do. As well, check out our North Myrtle Beach vacation condos and book your favorite while it lasts - our private, roomy rentals are what great North Myrtle Beach vacations are made of!
Boating, sandcastle building, watching the sun set over the ocean… take all that beach bliss and then add in some laidback, family-fun attractions to the mix, and you’ve got North Myrtle Beach.
Top Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach
- Catch a prize-winning fish off the Cherry Beach Pier. Or try your luck out on the ocean aboard a deep-sea fishing charter.
- Take advantage of the fun-filled Atlantic Ocean. Go surfing, water skiing, snorkeling, boating, or kayaking.
- Go for a picnic at City Park on the Atlantic Ocean.
- Encounter a 13-foot alligator at the world’s biggest reptile park, Alligator Adventure.
- Book a horseback ride along the beach at Inlet Point Plantation Stables.
- Just like its southern neighbor, North Myrtle Beach golf is legendary. Some quality courses include the Beachwood Golf Club, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links, and the Barefoot Resort’s Norman Golf Course. Not confident with your swing? Practice with the kiddos at Lost Treasure and Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf.
- For some after-hours mingling, head to the Afterdeck.
It's not likely you’ll run out of things to do in North Myrtle Beach in a week’s time, but you can always keep your schedule full with day trips to Myrtle Beach.
Feel like a little theater? North Myrtle Beach won’t leave you hanging. There’s more to see than the beach here.
- Alabama Theatre – This renovated 1927 move palace is now North Myrtle Beach’s premier venue, hosting more than 300 events and movies a year.
- Tribute! – Listen to your favorite artists, past and present, perform your favorite tunes. Well, almost. Talented performers, along with the Tribute Band and Dancers, cover classic country music for this lively show.
- Ghosts and Legends Theatre – Get a glimpse into North Myrtle Beach’s eerie history with live, interactive ghost stories!
Hungry? Here are North Myrtle Beach’s best restaurants.
- Flynn’s Irish Tavern – Feeling bold? Try the liver and onions. Safe eaters, on the other hand, can stick to the rib eye steak and fish and chips.
- Dino’s House of Pancakes – Start off your day with some waffles or Eggs Benedict.
- SeaBlue Restaurant – The seasonal menu includes lamb chops, creamy lobster risotto, and of course whatever’s swimming around in the ocean the day you arrive. The wine’s not too shabby, either.
- LeGrand's Prime Alaskan Seafood & Steaks – Come early for happy hour and indulge in $5 martinis. Once you get your appetite worked up, get your hands on Alaskan red king crab.
- Preston’s Seafood & Country Buffet – All-you-can-eat prime rib and stuffed crab are bound to bust a few buttons.
- Rockefeller’s Raw Bar – From crawfish to crab legs, Rockefeller’s got all the standard seafood fare.
- Ocean Garden Buffet – For those sick of seafood, North Myrtle Beach’s “Mongolian grill” should suffice.
Let the shopping begin…
Barefoot Landing is filled with 100+ shops and several restaurants. About 10 minutes away is Judy’s House of Oldies, a locally owned and operated haven for fans of South Carolina’s R&B roots.
Feel free to play outside in North Myrtle Beach throughout the year! Though, you’ll find yourself aiming toward warmer, indoor entertainment during the months of January, February and December. Need more guidance on when to book your North Myrtle Beach condo rentals? Why not drop by during a fishing tournament? There’s one in May, June, and September, and three in October.
While there’s plenty to keep the adults occupied in North Myrtle Beach, families are able to make the most of this coastal hot spot. A spacious but affordable North Myrtle Beach vacation home is just the thing to cap off a summer vacation.
Bring lots of sun block for days spent on the beach, a light jacket for cool evenings spent dining alfresco, and plenty of energy, too, for keeping up with the kids!
As we mentioned before, North Myrtle Beach couldn’t be more accommodating to families. For example, you can drop off your children at the Kid Center, without scheduling an appointment in advance. (You and your sweetie can enjoy the town by yourself without having to worry!) Other great resources include Go for Grocer, a grocery and beach supply delivery service.
The Myrtle Beach International Airport serves most airlines, and it’s just a 31-minute drive along Highway 17 to North Myrtle Beach.
Whether or not you’re traveling with little ones, North Myrtle Beach vacation home rentals are the way to go. Who would say no to lots of space and cheap rental rates? It’s hard to give up all the amenities, square footage, and savings of North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. And you don’t have to! We’ve got more than 100 North Myrtle Beach property rentals for you to pick from.