Preparing to adventure in and around Myrtle Beach

If you’re like me, you may have only considered popular beach destinations in California and Florida for coastal adventures. While typically known as an incredible golfing destination, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach also plays host to a variety of adventure activities like water sports, hiking, bird watching, and exploring pristine protected beaches. There are tons of adventure opportunities in and around this popular tourist destination just waiting to be enjoyed.

With so much to do, here are some things to consider before setting out on your adventure!

Budget budget budget

Here’s the deal, Myrtle Beach is considered one of the top golf destinations in the entire world. One of the first things you might consider before setting out towards the Carolina coast is the cost of your visit. It’s also good to remember that just because you’re visiting an expensive destination doesn’t mean you have to shell out money like a golf pro. To help in your planning efforts, there are some awesome resources online that offer guidance when it comes to setting a vacation budget

Plan your activities

observation platform at Huntington Beach state park in coastal marsh in South Carolina

There are so many things to do in Myrtle Beach, and you might be surprised to learn that many of them don’t include visiting the beach. The two state parks in the area are Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park and they offer incredible opportunities to bird watch and hike. If you want to try your hand at fishing or boating, the natural side of South Carolina is at your fingertips in these awesome areas. From visiting the SkyWheel to enjoying a day at the aquarium, it might be difficult once you’re on the ground to prioritize activities. Consider putting an itinerary together to ensure you’re not missing out on anything. 

Looking for more ideas of what to see and do? Check out this full guide of things to do in Myrtle Beach.

Where to eat

Excited to explore the wild side of Myrtle Beach, but still want to enjoy the finer food that this touristy town has to offer?  While many restaurants don’t require reservations, it’s good to call ahead before dining at many of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach

Where to stay

From state park camping to KOA campgrounds, RV resorts to vacation rentals, Myrtle Beach offers tons of options when it comes to roughing it. Luckily, most non-resort areas take online reservations (including state parks). If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious that doesn’t break the bank, you might want to consider looking at Airbnb rentals. 

Are you planning to explore the natural side of Myrtle Beach during an upcoming vacation? What’s on your list of things to see and do?

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