Beach activities

One of the most attractive parts of living on the Grand Strand is the ability to take advantage of the area’s white sand beaches and the many activities that come from living near the Atlantic Ocean.

If you’re the beachgoing type and like to spend your days soaking up the sun and playing in the surf, there’s plenty of well-marked beach access spots up and down the Myrtle Beach area.

As with anything, a bit of trial and error may be needed, but it won’t take long to find the perfect combination of ample parking, nearby amenities and uncrowded stretches of sand to spend your days as a beach bum.

If you’d rather spend your days angling for a big catch, there are a dozen piers to choose from including popular fishing spots like Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach and The Pier at Garden City. You can also fish from the shore or hit the open waters for some inland fishing on the areas waterways or deep sea fishing via charter boat.

You’ll also find plenty of wet and wild activities near the beach, including water sports such as surfing, paddleboarding and kiteboarding, as well as motor-powered pursuits like jetskiing, parasailing and banana boating.

And if you prefer to partake in a less intense activities, you can always go searching for shells and beachcombing, take a long walk on the beach or just enjoy the view from an oceanfront restaurant or beachfront bar.

The surf at sunset in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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