Think of the Myrtle Beach area as one big playground, but this one is for all ages. From the huge sand box and kiddie pool that are the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to the giant jungle jim amusement and water parks, the Grand Strand is a sandy, 60-mile stretch of coast that specializes in great times in the great outdoors.
The main attraction is the beach, of course, and it also happens to be the cheapest. Visitors on the oceanfront can enjoy fun on the beach and chilling by the pool. But for those with a little sense of adventure, there are plenty of outdoor activities to provide spine-tingling thrills or some much-needed rest and relaxation.
For visitors looking for excitement, the Grand Strand has lots of outfitters offering parasailing, island tours, jet-ski rental, deep-sea fishing and dolphin sightseeing cruises, such as Capt. Dick's in Murrells Inlet. If you prefer man-made thrills, water parks like Myrtle Waves and amusement parks such as Family Kingdom offer family fun and some spine-tingling rides.
Looking for something a little tamer? The Grand Strand has more than 100 golf courses where you can put your skills to the test, or take a leisurely walk through the natural beauty of the area at Brookgreen Gardens without the hassle and headache of playing golf. Or simply club down to a putter with a round of miniature golf. Myrtle Beach has all kinds of golf.