Beach Golf Sun Fun! Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The first inhabitants of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, then known as Long Bay, were the Waccamaw Indians. That was prior to the arrival of the Europeans in the late eighteenth century when the Conway and Seashore Railroad was built. The first tourist to the beach area they dubbed New Town were the railroad workers who spent their off hours by the ocean. Myrtle Beach is named after the wax myrtle bushes that are prominent there. Since those early days the sixty miles of beach known as the Grand Strand has become a beach lover’s paradise offering a wide variety of activities.
Culture and Entertainment
Myrtle Beach has a number of entertainment venues. Among them, Legends in Concert offers nightly tributes to legends such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Dolly Parton, and more.
The Calvin Gilmore Theater is home to The Carolina Opry. There, concert goers are treated to choreographed musicals from every music genre.
Myrtle Beach is also home to a Hollywood Wax Museum and Entertainment Center. You can’t miss this place. Look for the giant ape climbing the tower. This museum offers three different experiences throughout the year: Hollywood Max Museum, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Outbreak—Dread the Undead.
Brookgreen Gardens, which combines art, history, and a zoo, is one of the city’s most-loved attractions. Visitors can ride a forty-eight-foot pontoon boat along the rice fields to spot alligators, water birds, and osprey, stroll through the zoo and gardens, and enjoy the art on exhibit.
Sports and Nature
Fishing opportunities at Myrtle Beach are limitless. Anglers may fish in salt water or fresh and from piers or a deep sea charter. Land loving anglers can enjoy Second Avenue Pier, Springmaid Pier, or Apache Pier. Deep sea charters for the more adventurous are available from Captain Ricky Long’s Charters, Crazy Sister Marina, Fish Hook Charters and a variety of other locales.
For those who don’t want to fish but would love to enjoy sea life, jet skis are available as well as dolphin watch tours at Action Watersportz.
Golfers will not be a loss for a course. Myrtle Beach is home to some of the most challenging golf courses located on North, South, or Central Myrtle Beach. There are just too many courses to name.
No trip to the South Carolina beaches would be complete without enjoying the diversity of Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach where visitors can ride the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel, tour Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, experience the Myrtle Beach Zipline, shop at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove or overload on sweets from the ultimate candy story, I Love Sugar. There are also a number of surf shops for every beach need.
A visit to Myrtle Beach has something for everyone who enjoys the salt life.