Myrtle Beach Holiday Guide

Myrtle Beach Travel Information

Positioned along the picturesque South Carolina coastline, Myrtle Beach is a major tourist destination it has challenging golf links, fantastic seafood restaurants, great shopping and entertainment venues. Myrtle Beach is part of the 'Grand Strand', which is made up of several smaller towns including Briarcliff, Atlantic Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Murrel's Inlet, Pawley's Island and Garden City.

During the peak tourist season in the summer months of June and July the beach is teeming with people along the boulevard and in the water. The lively atmosphere is electric with many families enjoying the great weather and fun activities.

Myrtle Beach Tourist Attractions

The city and surrounding areas are quite famous for mini-golf, with more courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Mount Atlanticus, which is located behind the Pavilion, is one of the best mini-golf courses available. There is also a Ripley's Aquarium near the beach that has a host of marine life which will keep children and adults entertained for at least half the day.

The downtown beaches are filled with great restaurants with a variety of cuisine from Mexican to Asian and of course fresh seafood. For a particularly good fish dinner, try Lee's Inlet Kitchen, which has been a favourite of locals and tourists alike for many years.

Transport Around Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach International Airport is located just a short drive from downtown and is host to many flights from around the country as well as some from Toronto in Canada. Driving in is easy; head along Interstate 95 south and then take the US 501 south for approximately 60 miles until you reach the coast. There are also limited Greyhound bus services throughout the week to many American cities.

The Myrtle Beach area is relatively safe, with only small incidences of crime. As with any tourist destination, petty theft and pick-pockets are present, particularly along the beachfront.