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Top Places to Catch Pokémon in Myrtle Beach
Chances are you've heard about PokémonGO, and you or your kids may have already downloaded it to a smart phone and started catching as many pocket monsters as possible. It is no secret that this app game is the hottest new thing this summer, so while you're on vacation in Myrtle Beach, why not have fun visiting attractions and adding Pokémon to your Pokédex at the same time? Whether you are a parent to a child who loves Pokémon, or whether you are an adult who enjoys playing the game yourself, you'll be happy to know that there are a number of places in Myrtle Beach where you can catch different types of Pokémon, as well as collect items from PokéStops.
While the most prevalent types of Pokémon in the area include Normal, Grass, Bug, Flying, Water, and Psychic, you can find any type of Pokémon in the area if you are lucky.
Check out this list of Top Places to Catch Pokémon in Myrtle Beach:
*Please be aware of your surroundings at all times. Look up and both ways while crossing streets, do not drive while playing PokémonGO, and if you're riding a bike, stop the bike before trying to catch a Pokémon or accessing a PokéStop. Please do not trespass on private properties and do not put yourself or others in danger while playing the game. Most of all, have fun, be safe, and enjoy trying to “catch 'em all” in Myrtle Beach!*
Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Broadway at the Beach is one of the top attractions along the Grand Strand, so its no surprise that it is home to several PokéStops and Gyms. Not only can parents catch a great bargain at the several stores at Broadway at the Beach, but kids will be entertained by catching tons of cool Pokémon and collecting items from the PokéStops. Though there is no surefire way of knowing exactly what types of pocket monsters you can find here, you will most likely run into water Pokémon thanks to Lake Broadway, which is situated in the middle of the entertainment complex. You may also come across some Normal, Bug, Grass, and Flying type Pokémon as Broadway at the Beach is surrounded by grassy areas.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Entertainment District
Between Second Avenue North and 15th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Families love hanging out the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk because there are tons of things to do! Browse shops for souvenirs, grab a bite to eat, and visit attractions like Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, Ripley’s attractions, arcades, and more. Luckily for Pokémon fans, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is also a great spot to catch Pokémon and collect items from PokéStops. Of course, since the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront attraction, you will definitely encounter Normal and Water Pokémon while you’re exploring the area. It is also not uncommon to stumble across a few Psychic Pokémon in this area, too.
4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
If you’re visiting the North Myrtle Beach area during your Myrtle Beach vacation, be sure to stop by Barefoot Landing. This outdoor entertainment complex is home to several specialty shops, restaurants, theatres, attractions, and PokéStops! Between looking for cool mementos in the Barefoot Landing shops, or after chowing down on a delicious meal at one of Barefoot Landing’s award-winning eateries, take out your smart phone and go continue your quest to “catch ‘em all!” The layout of Barefoot Landing is similar to that of Broadway at the Beach, and with the nearby Intracoastal Waterway, you are bound to discover tons of Water-type Pokémon here. Be sure to check into the multiple PokéStops to collect Poké Balls, eggs, potions, revives, Raz Berries, and more.
Nightlife at Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Waterfront, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Spend the day out on the water at the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, or simply enjoy a stroll with your family along the famed boardwalk lined with award-winning eateries. While in the area, you can search the scenic Lowcountry for Normal, Water and Psychic-type Pokémon. After catching a few Pokémon and grabbing some items from the nearby PokéStop, sit down for a family dinner at the Wicked Tuna, where you can find a variety of food including fresh seafood and sushi!
The Market Common
4017 Deville St., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Cool down from the heat and catch a movie at the Grand 14, or check out some stores at The Market Common. There are tons of things to do at this modern outdoor shopping center, including catching Pokémon! Walk around or rent a Pedego Electric Bike and explore the complex as well as the Grand Park (just be sure not to play the game while riding a bike for safety reasons). In addition to multiple PokéStops, those looking for Pokémon at The Market Common will most likely catch Normal, Grass, Bug, Flying, Water, and Psychic-type Pokémon due to the large amount of grass and the lake in Grand Park.
Coastal Carolina University
If you go to Coastal Carolina University, or if you just happen to be in the area, the CCU campus is a great place to scout out Pokemon and collect items. Say hello to Chauncey while stopping by one of several PokéStops. While you’re walking around, check out the CCU Bookstore where you can purchase some cool gear to represent the university. While you may find some Water Pokémon by Wall Pond, you will most likely find more Grass, Bug, Normal, and Flying-type Pokémon here.
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Brookgreen Gardens is a family-friendly attraction that is home to gorgeous gardens, fantastic sculptures, exhibits, and a Lowcountry Zoo. You can easily spend the whole day here, exploring the beautiful sights of the property. Be sure to keep your phone on you, though, because there are a number of PokéStops at Brookgreen Gardens where you can collect items to help you in the game. Be on the lookout for different types of Pokemon such as Normal, Grass, Bug, Flying, Water, Psychic, and more.
North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566
If you and your family are having fun playing around at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, why not take a few minutes and find some Pokémon to add to your Pokédex? After spending some time adventuring at Go Ape! or before kicking the ball around, search the area for Grass-type, Flying, and Bug Pokémon among the grassy fields at this attraction. Or, head on over to the new Shark Wake Park and see if you can score some Water-type Pokémon, too!
Myrtle Beach State Park
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
Families who love the outdoors will have a blast at the Myrtle Beach State Park. Whether you are camping here, or just visiting for the day, Myrtle Beach State Park is a great place to witness the true nature of the Myrtle Beach area. Hang out on the beach or walk the nature trails while searching for Water, Psychic, Normal, Bug, Grass, and Flying Pokémon. Not only will you be able to stock up on items from the PokéStops here, but you’ll also get to learn about nature and get great exercise.
What better place to search for Pokémon than the beach? No matter where you are along the stretch of sandy beach of the Grand Strand, you are bound to find creatures to add to your Pokédex. Go for a walk on the beach with your family, or set up camp, relax, and keep an eye out for Water-type Pokémon every now and then when you’re not playing in the ocean or building sandcastles.