Top Myrtle Beach Instagram Spots
Before heading to the Grand Strand, make sure your plans include these top Myrtle Beach Instagram spots. Not only will you capture awesome memories and make good use of those clever beach captions you’ve been saving, but your social feed will get major attention from your followers.
Once you see all the places to take pictures in Myrtle Beach, you’ll know why its attractions and scenery dominate social media feeds. From nature and ocean landscapes, to cool attractions and the perfect selfie backdrops, the Grand Strand offers some of the most instagrammable locations of any vacation destination.
In fact, a 2018 TravelBird study on the Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions in the world confirmed how photo-worthy this area is, naming Myrtle Beach in the top 10 most Instagrammed attractions, with 1,602,759 tagged photos! Its spot in the list placed it right between two other picture-perfect locations: Yosemite National Park and the Empire State Building in New York City.
While the sand and surf are definitely the most tagged Myrtle Beach attractions on social media, we found many other locations also racking up fans on the platform. These are some of the popular Instagram spots in Myrtle Beach worth checking out:
Broadway at the Beach
This massive shopping and dining complex in the heart of the tourist district offers endless places to take pictures. Popular Broadway at the Beach photos include pics in front of Lake Broadway, of fireworks displays (which happen weekly all summer long), and snapshots of the massive Christmas tree that lights up each November through December. Tagged in more than 60,000 Instagram posts, Broadway at the Beach is a must-hit selfie spot for your next trip.
Located in Murrells Inlet just south of Myrtle Beach and tagged more than 35,000 times, Brookgreen Gardens is a hidden gem on this list of Instagrammable places in Myrtle Beach. The moss-draped oaks, adorable animals at the Lowcountry Zoo, and the annual Nights of a 1000 Candles holiday display are snapshots worthy of social media. There are tons of places to pose for selfies and there’s always something new to capture as flora and fauna come into season throughout the lush gardens.
Barefoot Landing is an outdoor shopping and dining mecca in North Myrtle Beach with plenty of great places to take pictures. Crooked Hammock Brewery’s backyard is a popular spot to capture a group shot with cold brews or even a yoga session. House of Blues makes for a unique and artsy backdrop, and there are many great restaurants serving ’grammable eats throughout this district.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
With two piers and the iconic Skywheel, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk offers some of the most Instagrammable places in the Grand Strand. The gorgeous scenery and oceanfront views along this 1.2-mile path provide the perfect backdrop for photos, and with more than 12,000 Instagram tags, you can see there’s no shortage of things to capture. Pro tip: Hit up the boardwalk during the “golden hour” just after sunrise or before sunset for stunning lighting.
Huntington Beach State Park
One of the best nature-inspired Myrtle Beach Instagram spots is Huntington Beach State Park. You’ll find lots of wildlife to photograph, including birds, crabs, and alligators ready for their 30 seconds of Internet fame. Atalaya, the remains of a 1930s castle, is a favorite place to take pictures 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 photo appeal of the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This nearly 200-feet-tall observation wheel makes a statement against the blue oceanfront sky and it’s one of the most recognizable Instagram spots in Myrtle Beach, from the ground and from aboard one of the climate-controlled gondolas. Test your nighttime photography skills during the Skywheel light show, which often honors a cause or even assists in a gender reveal!
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Few critters are more adorable than the Instagram-worthy penguins of Ripley’s Aquarium. The photogenic birds at Penguin Playhouse can be found all over social media since they made Myrtle Beach their home in 2020. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree tunnel, you’ll get lots of chances to photograph these playful birds, plus the Dangerous Reef exhibit offers up-close looks at sharks, sawfish, or sea turtles to add even more adventure to your social feed.
SelfieWRLD Myrtle Beach
SelfieWRLD is one of the newest, most Instagrammable places in Myrtle Beach. This attraction is like a photo booth, but way, way bigger. Pose in front of themed backdrops with cool lighting, and interact with a variety of environments and props. Book your one-hour photo session in advance and get ready to fill your feed with fresh pictures.
Whether you’re headed to Myrtle Beach for a trip with family or friends, you’ll find tons of places to take pictures to capture every moment. Each lively shopping district, park, museum, and attraction offers things to do to keep your vacation—and your Instagram feed—totally fun.