Area recreation centers offer workout rooms, classes and sports.

Staying Fit: Best Myrtle Beach Recreation Centers and What They Offer

By Jeremy Razook
August 8, 2017

The Grand Strand has many recreation centers, from the North Strand of Little River down to the South Strand of Pawleys Island. Many of these facilities offer plenty of fitness classes, sports leagues, swimming pools and amenities.

Take a look below for more information on some of the best recreation facilities in Myrtle Beach and other areas around the Grand Strand.

Little River

North Strand Recreation Center

120 S Hwy 57, Little River, South Carolina 29566

The North Strand Recreation Center is located in Little River, just north of North Myrtle Beach. The center includes a full size gymnasium, an indoor walking track, a fitness room for exercise classes, a multipurpose room and activity room with with dividers to support multiple events like parties, meetings and classes. The center also includes locker rooms, a kitchen and a rock climbing wall. 

The surrounding complex features three multi-purpose fields and one baseball/softball diamond. 

Sports clinics, adult basketball, youth flag football and many other league opportunities are available at the North Strand Recreation Center.

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex

150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566

The North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex is located right next to Shark Wake Park and Go Ape! Treetop Park.

The Complex offers plenty of outdoor activities, including youth sports programs and adult sports leagues. The complex includes baseball/softball fields, soccer/lacrosse fields, playgrounds, concession areas, an amphitheater, a dog park, walking trails and more. 

J. Bryan Floyd Community Center & Central Park

1030 Possum Trot Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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The J. Bryan Floyd Community Center & Central Park includes many sports fields, including soccer, baseball, a roller hockey rink, tennis courts and basketball courts. The facility includes two gymnasiums, an aerobics/dance room and six classrooms. 

The site also includes two handicap accessible playgrounds, five batting cages and four outdoor pickle ball courts. The facility offers adult sports programs, youth programs and adult fitness.

The center and park is located off North Kings Highway in North Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

3205 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Pepper Geddings Recreation Center is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, and a short walk from the beach itself, sitting next to Myrtle Beach Intermediate School and the new Myrtle Beach Middle School.

The facility offers a slew of after-school activities for students that come from the Myrtle Beach schools close by. The facility also features a cardio room and weight training room with strength machines and free weights. Fitness classes and sports leagues are also offered for adults and youth.

Myrtle Beach Sports Center

2115 Farlow Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

The Myrtle Beach Sports Center features 16 volleyball courts, eight high school basketball courts, four collegiate/NBA courts, a multi-purpose room, an indoor/outdoor cafe and much more!

You can contact the facility for reservation information for special events. 

The facility is located off of 21st Ave. N. and Oak Street in Myrtle Beach, a walk away from the beach.

Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium

1004 Crabtree Lane, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium sits just across the street from the Market Common and is surrounded by the Grand Strand Sports Complex.

The facility includes a full size gymnasium for open baseball play, a fitness room and weight room.

Right outside the facility is Savannah’s Playground, an enabling playground that features ADA-approved playground equipment designed to give children of all abilities the opportunity for fun and social interaction. 

Mary C. Canty Recreation Center

971 Canal Street, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

The Mary C. Canty Recreation Center includes a gymnasium, a weight room, swimming pool, game rooms, playground and a banquet hall.

Many youth sports leagues are offered, aquatic fitness classes, and the banquet hall can be reserved for parties and special event.s

The center is located just off of Mr. Joe White Ave./10th Ave. North in Myrtle Beach.


Myrtle Beach Tennis Center

3302 Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Located near Myrtle Beach High School, the Myrtle Beach Tennis offers memberships that include court time, league play and special pricing on tennis clinics. The facility has 10 tennis courts, 8 of which are lighted. A variety of tennis classes and clinics are offered.

Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA

5000 Claire Chapin Epps Dr, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

The Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA is located off of 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach. 

Included at the facility are youth soccer fields, the Barc Park, a double sized gym, a fitness room with cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights, and a large indoor pool with swimming lanes. 

The facility also offers child care options, after-school and summer camp programs.

X Gym Sports Mall

568 George Bishop Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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The X Gym Sports Mall is a privately-owned fitness center, including a large strength and cardio gym, fitness classes, multiple indoor playing fields like soccer, volleyball and basketball, and much more! 

The X Gym Sports Mall is located off of Highway 501, down the road from Coastal Grand Mall and near the Forestbrook and Carolina Forest area.

Carolina Forest

Carolina Forest Recreation Center

2254 Carolina Forest Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
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When you enter the Carolina Forest Recreation Center, you’ll be welcomed by the giant rock climbing wall that sits right next to the welcome desk. The facility also includes a gymnasium with open gym hours. 

The recreation center is located adjacent to the Carolina Forest Library on Carolina Forest Boulevard, and just down the road from the new Ten Oaks Middle School. 

Click the profile for more information on fitness classes and sports leagues.

Carolina Forest Bike & Run Park

150 Frontage Rd B-2, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579

What includes what is known as “The Hulk,” the Carolina Forest Bike & Run Park features seven miles of bike and running trail. It really is the truest mountain biking experience you can experience in Myrtle Beach, with dips, tight turns, twists and hills.

The park is located off of River Oaks Drive in Carolina Forest.

Surfside Beach

South Strand Recreation Center

9650 Scipio Ln, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588
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The South Strand Recreation Center features a full-size gymnasium, a fitness room, a multipurpose room, a rock climbing wall and many other amenities.

Many fitness classes are offered, as well as adult and youth sports leagues. 

Click on the profile for more details on this facility.

Pawleys Island

Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center

83 Duncan Ave., Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
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The Waccamaw Regional Recreation Center is located in Pawleys Island and features a large gymnasium and a walking track. 

You can also sign up for adult sports leagues and fitness classes. There are also youth sports leagues available. Contact the facility for more information on hours of operation and sports leagues.


Socastee Recreation Park

7485 Butler Rd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588

Socastee Recreation Park really offers something for everyone. The park includes walking trails, outdoor exercise equipment, an archery range, a sand volleyball court, two tennis courts, a disc golf court and much more.

The park also hosts special programs and events and has shelters that can be rented for parties, classes and meetings.

No membership fees are required to take advantage of these amenities. 


Conway Recreation Center

1515 Mill Pond Rd, Conway, South Carolina 29527

Conway Recreation Center features plenty of great fitness amenities, including a cardio room with elliptical machines, a weight room with free weights and strength machines, fitness classes, and youth and adult sports leagues. The facility also includes a 5-lane indoor swimming pool. 

The center is located off of Highway 501 in Conway. Click the profile for more information on how to contact the center and hours of operation.