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Key Info

Ocean Boulevard

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Beaches, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
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  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The main reason families flock to Myrtle Beach is to swim in the mild waves and play along the light brown sand. Some spots along the Carolina shore offer opportunities for water sports like Jet Skiing or deep-sea fishing, while other areas are better for relaxing or playing with your children. You'll also find a few spots perfect for casting a line for a fresh catch.

Most who visit the shore of Myrtle Beach do so directly in front of the hotel or rental property where they're staying. So keep in mind that if you're not a beachfront lodger, you might have more trouble finding a public bathroom, but ample street parking is available. Some parking lots are also available, most of which are also free and are an easy walk over the dunes at beach access points. Some sandy areas along Ocean Boulevard do have shops and restaurants. During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty along many of the Grand Stand beaches.

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Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf
The Carolina Opry
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#2 Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf

Although Myrtle Beach is littered with plenty of miniature golf courses, travelers say the most popular is the Mt. Atlanticus Miniature Golf course. Like a real mountain, you'll find yourself physically ascending as you putt through the holes, which range in difficulty. The entire course features interesting obstacles of various creatures and architectural challenges. The complex offers a total of 36 holes of mini-golf set in two courses, the Conch and the Minotaur. Plus, if you try for a hole-in-one at the last hole, you could win free games for life. Recent visitors say it provides affordable fun for the whole family after a long day on the beach. 

Visitors can choose to play one course ($10 for kids younger than 12; $12 for adults) or buy an all-day play pass, which is valid until 6 p.m. ($12 for kids younger than 12; $14 for adults). You can also play one course after 6 p.m. ($10 for kids younger than 12; $12 for adults). Mt. Atlanticus is open daily from 9 a.m. to midnight. 

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