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Beach Activities

Myrtle Beach, SC is a favorite destination for tourists seeking warm sand, sunny shores and pleasant waves during the summer. The temperature remains warm without being muggy, and the city and surrounding areas are home to plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy themselves during their summer vacations. Whether you just want to hang out and go shopping or whether you want to go to amusement parks, nature preserves, or music shows, Myrtle Beach attractions will leave you wanting more.



The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the tourist heart of the city. Stretching down 1.2 miles of beautiful shoreline, it has been ranked by Travel and Leisure Magazine as the second best boardwalk in the country. It is home to weekly family-friendly attractions such as carnivals, music shows, live performances and more. Go shopping down the middle section, catch a bite to eat and take in the local flair. An oceanfront park affords travelers the chance to have lunch and enjoy the view.



Depending on the ages and inclinations of your family members, either of these dinner theater-style shows may be appropriate and fun for the whole family. The Carolina Opry is a world-famous musical variety show with comedy acts, musical performances and dance numbers in styles ranging from country, to rock n' roll, to bluegrass and more. The Pirates Voyage, located right next door, is more suited to a younger crowd, with a "watery wonderland where pirates will roam." The show features shenanigans aplenty, culminating in a pirate fight sure to amaze kids of all ages.



Both Myrtle Waves and Family Kingdom have received national accolades. Myrtle Waves is one of the largest water parks on the East Coast, with dozens of rides and attractions, cabana rentals, shopping and family-friendly dining. Family Kingdom was listed in the top five U.S. amusement parks by a 2007 TripAdvisor survey. Admission is free, although each ride requires a separate small payment. Entertainers such as magicians, clowns, balloon sculptors, jugglers and face painters roam the park.



This indoor entertainment park is considered a major attraction in the area where vacationers can take in over 100 exhibits, including a virtual roller coaster and hurricane-force winds. Soar + Explore is a favorite among families who love the outdoors. Soar + Explore has prepared a number of adventures for visitors, including themed rope courses and zip lines set 50 feet above ground.




Get up close and personal with real live ‘gators at Alligator Adventure, brave the thrill rides at Family Kingdom Amusement Park or navigate the water wonders of Ripley’s Aquarium.


Aligator Adventure
(843) 361-0789

Action Fishing Myrtle Beach

(843) 997-3077

Backstage Mirror Maze
(843) 712-1794


Barefoot Princess Riverboat
(843) 272-2140


Battleship North Carolina
(910) 251-5797


Big M Casino
(843) 249-9811


(843) 626-3445


Brookgreen Gardens
(843) 235-6000


Cane Patch Par 3 & Driving Range
(843) 315-0301


Captain Hook's Adventure Golf
(843) 913-7851


Carolina Backwoods ATV Adventure Tours
(910) 287-5695


Charleston Adventures
(843) 722-1112


Children's Museum of South Carolina
(843) 946-9469


Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf
(843) 913-9301


Family Kingdom Amusement Park & Oceanfront Water Park
(843) 946-9821


Frank Theatres Cine Grille & Bowl
(843) 651-9400


Grapefull Sisters Wineyard
(910) 653-2944


Helicopter Adventures
(800) 359-4386


Hopsewee Plantation
(843) 546-7891


Jungle Safari Golf
(843) 315-0311


Jurassic Golf
(843) 913-5333


(843) 916-1800


Midway Par 3
(843) 913-5335


Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Adventures
(843) 839-9477


Myrtle Beach Pelicans
(843) 918-6015


Myrtle Beach Skywheel
(843) 839-9200


Myrtle Beach Speedway
(877) 722-3527


Myrtle Waves Water Park
(843) 918-8725


NASCAR Racing Experience
(877) 722-3527


NASCAR SpeedPark
(843) 918-8725


Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
(843) 884-2727


Ripley's Aquarium
(843) 916-0888


Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
(843) 448-2331


Ripley's Haunted Adventure
(843) 448-2331


Ripley's Mirror Maze
(843) 448-2331


Ripley's Moving Theater
(843) 626-0069


Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
(843) 913-5330


Soar + Explore
(843) 448-7627


Wheels of Yesteryear
(843) 903-4774


Wild Water & Wheels
(843) 238-3787


(843) 448-7627