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Most Instagrammed Places in Myrtle Beach

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Most Instagrammed Places in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, and with Instagram being one of the number one social media outlets, its not surprising that you’ll find photos of fun places in Myrtle Beach all over the social media channel.

In fact, TravelBird  released a study in 2018 featuring statistics about the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the entire world. Out of spots in the United States, Myrtle Beach fell in place as the 10th most Instagrammed attraction with 1,602,759 tagged photos! Just beating out Myrtle Beach at #9 is Yosemite National Park, and landing in the 11th spot is the Empire State Building in New York City.

While the beach is definitely the most instagrammed spot in Myrtle Beach, we found that many area attractions are also racking up fans on the platform. These are some of the most instagrammed spots around the beach:

Broadway at the Beach


Broadway at the Beach is a massive shopping and dining complex in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Popular Broadway at the Beach photos include pics in front of Lake Broadway, fireworks (which happen weekly all summer long), and the massive Christmas tree that is lit each November. Tagged in more than 60,000 Instagram posts, Broadway at the Beach is a must-hit selfie spot for your next trip. 

Brookgreen Gardens


Located in Pawleys Island just south of Myrtle Beach and tagged more than 60,000 times on Instagram, Brookgreen Gardens is a hidden gem for the pro or aspiring photographer. The lush gardens change all year as new flora and fauna come into season. The moss-draped oaks, adorable animals at the Lowcountry Zoo, and the annual Nights of a 1000 Candles holiday display are all hot topics for Instagram. 

Barefoot Landing


Barefoot Landing is an outdoor shopping and dining mecca in North Myrtle Beach with plenty of great spots to snap a pic. Crooked Hammock Brewery’s backyard is a popular spot to capture a group shot with a cold brew or even a yoga session. House of Blues makes for a unique and artsy backdrop, and there are many great stops in between. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk 


Located in the heart of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers gorgeous scenic views and the perfect backdrop for a beach photo session. With two piers and the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel along the path, the boardwalk is one of the top Instagram spots in Myrtle Beach with more than 11,000 tags on the social network. Pro tip: Hit up the boardwalk during the “golden hour,” just after sunrise or before sunset for the best lighting. 

Huntington Beach State Park


Get back to nature with a trip down to Huntington Beach State Park. The Instagram hotspot is home to tons of wildlife such as birds, crabs, and alligators ready for their 30 seconds of Internet fame. Atalaya, the remains of a 1930s castle, is a favorite spot for wedding shoots and senior photos, and the beautiful scenery can make any IG photographer look like a pro. 

Myrtle Beach Skywheel 


It’s hard to deny the Myrtle Beach Skywheel’s Instagram appeal. The nearly 200-foot-tall observation wheel makes a statement against the blue Myrtle Beach oceanfront sky. It’s a popular spot for Instagram photos — both from the ground and from aboard one of the wheel’s climate-controlled gondolas. Test your nighttime shooter skills when the Skywheel puts on a light show, often honoring a cause or even assisting in a gender reveal!

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach 

Nothing is more adorable than the Instagram-worthy penguins of Ripley’s Aquarium. The photogenic birds can be found at the Penguin Playhouse and all over social media since they made Myrtle Beach their home in 2020. Glide underneath the Dangerous Reef for an up-close shot of a shark, sawfish or sea turtle.