Destination guide

North Myrtle Beach—sun, surf, and shag (not the NSFW kind)

You don't need to get a room to "shag" in North Myrtle Beach. The shag is a Southern swing dance akin to the jitterbug, and rumor has it it's been popular in the Grand Strand since the 1920s. (It's South Carolina's official state dance, in case that eventually comes in handy at quiz night.) But there's more to this coastal city than shag clubs and festivals, and a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental is a great base for ticking off all the activities on your itinerary, from golf and watersports to beach bar-hopping when the sun goes down.


Let's tee off this North Myrtle Beach vacay

Pack your golf bags—the Grand Strand is home to over 100 golf courses, and North Myrtle Beach has a few fine courses that won't burn a hole-in-one in your pocket. As for the anglers, there's nothing fishy about fishing in North Myrtle Beach. Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp, set on the Cherry Grove marsh, is a popular spot, and it gives you boat access to the Atlantic Ocean via Hog Inlet. You can also go fishing and crabbing at the scenic Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve, though they're only allowed at ground level. Not into golf or fishing? The beaches offer many watersports, such as jet skiing and parasailing.


The summers sizzle in North Myrtle Beach

Thanks to North Myrtle Beach's subtropical climate, expect the summer to be hot and humid, with rain showers regularly interrupting your afternoon beach bumming. Temperatures during this season, from June to August, average about 80 degrees. High temps in winter, from December to February, are at 50 degrees or thereabouts, and it can get as cold as 35 degrees in January. The throngs of travelers swell in the summer when North Myrtle Beach is at its liveliest, so if you don't want to shell out too much dough on your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, wait until fall and winter to make the trip down.

Natural features

A walk in the park at North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is set along South Carolina's Grand Strand, a crescent-shaped stretch of coastline that stretches over 60 miles. The spotlight may be on the seaside, but there are pockets of nature scattered across the city, too. Heritage Shores Nature Preserve is one of those serene, unspoiled sanctuaries, with 7 acres of elevated boardwalks and walking trails. Signs throughout the park introduce you the birds, fishes, and animals you might encounter. The 10-acre McLean Park in the city center may be closer to your North Myrtle Beach vacation rental. Popular with both locals and visitors, it has a 2-acre lake, picnic facilities, and a meditation garden.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around North Myrtle Beach

Fly into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), the closest airport, located 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), which is 17.2 mi (27.7 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to North Myrtle Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Myrtle Beach:

  • Windy Hill: 4,026 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 584 vacation rentals
  • Cottages at the Surf: 24 vacation rentals
  • Cottages at Tilghman: 385 vacation rentals
  • Windy Heights: 596 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to North Myrtle Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in North Myrtle Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cherry Grove Pier: 8,920 vacation rentals
  • Barefoot Resort and Golf: 9,729 vacation rentals
  • Tidewater Golf Club: 8,392 vacation rentals
  • Inlet Point Plantation: 7,936 vacation rentals
  • O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park: 8,982 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Myrtle Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in North Myrtle Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,276 Houses in North Myrtle Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5,867 rentals available
  • Villas: 321 rentals available
  • Cottages: 68 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Myrtle Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,960 vacation rentals with pool available in North Myrtle Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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