Beaches that surround Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, include Garden City Beach, Huntington Beach State Park and Surfside Beach. These beaches are close to a variety of activities, as well as a selection of accommodations, including beach houses, condos and hotels.
Garden City Beach is located south of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina's Horry County and is known for its views of tidal marshes, floral blankets and sunsets. Most visitors choose to stay in condos or beach houses that are centrally located to The Pier at Garden City, a popular spot for breathtaking views, entertainment, cafes and night life.
Huntington Beach State Park offers seaside camping, surf fishing, bird-watching, nature trails and the Grand Strand Beach, which is a recognized South Carolina landmark. The annual Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival is a popular draw for tourists, with works available for purchase from master painters, sculptors and woodworkers, along with performances by musicians and dancers.
Located only 4 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach is known as a family beach destination, and includes over two miles of oceanfront, restaurants, a fishing pier, hotels and beach houses. Popular family-friendly attractions include Ripley's Aquarium, Waccatee Zoo, Brookgreen Gardens and Adventure Falls miniature golf.