Boating in Myrtle Beach
Once a paradise for pirates such as the infamous Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard), these days the shores of the Grand Strand serve as a more than adequate playground for recreational boating and watersports of all kinds.
Whether you’re fishing in the black waters of the Waccamaw River, hitting the open ocean for a day of deep sea fishing or jetting up the Intracoastal Waterway from one end of town to the other, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy boating in Myrtle Beach.
Areas such as Murrells Inlet, Little River, Pawleys Island and Georgetown all offer easy access via waterway and there are plenty of inland marinas and boat landings for storing or launching your boat throughout the area.
Some popular spots including Wacca Wache and Crazy Sister Marina on the south end, Grande Dunes Marina in Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Marina and Harbourgate Marina on the north end, and Bucksport Plantation Marina in Conway, among others.
No matter where you choose to hit the water, you’ll want to make sure and follow local boating regulations, which include laws about not launching your boating from the beach during the summer, keeping a proper distance from the shore and avoiding piers.
In addition to boating, you’ll find plenty of locals taking advantage of aquatic activities such as kayaking along the salt marsh on the south end, jetskiing on the Intracoastal and surfing up and down the beaches.
If you don’t own a boat, but would like to try it out, you can also take advantage of a variety of Myrtle Beach fishing charters, sightseeing tours and boat clubs that allow you to rent one for the day.
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