Destination guide

Drawing a line in the sand at Myrtle Beach

Pack your hat, sandals, and golf bag—it's time to hit Myrtle Beach! Located at the the center of the Grand Strand—more than 60 miles of broad, sandy beach along South Carolina's Atlantic coast—Myrtle Beach is a bustling vacation hub known for its ample shoreline, wealth of destination golf courses, and a charming, old-fashioned boardwalk. It's home to plenty of upscale boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries, and you can also find live entertainment most nights during the summer season. A Myrtle Beach vacation rental will put you in the center of a world-class summer vacation destination.

Things to do

Under (and above) the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach

Generally thought to be one of the most picturesque in the country, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is more of a laid-back beachfront park, with charming landscaping and a wealth of regular activities depending on the season. It's also home to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, a 187-foot-tall ferris wheel that offers scenic views of the area and the Atlantic Ocean. You can find shops, restaurants, and live performances at Broadway at the Beach, or you could grab your swimsuit and check out the 20 acres of waterslides at Myrtle Waves Water Park.

Activities

Myrtle Beach—embrace your inner beach bum

A water lover's paradise, you'll want to make sure you take full advantage of Myrtle Beach's biggest—and top-billed—attraction. You can find plenty of sandy beachfront for hours of sun-soaked lounging, while the waves of the Atlantic Ocean beckon to kayakers, surfers, and swimmers. The Intracoastal Waterway passes through Myrtle Beach, offering ample space for birdwatching, fishing, and boating. And with an old-timey boardwalk, an amusement park, and a water park, you won't have any trouble finding activities to entertain visitors of all ages.

Weather

Sea, sand, surf, and sun in summertime Myrtle Beach

Like most of the southern United States, Myrtle Beach has a humid subtropical climate, which means summers are hot and muggy with regular rainstorms, while winters are short, mild, and relatively dry. Summer highs hover around 88 degrees in July and August, while average winter temperatures tend to peak in the upper 50s between December and February. As a major summer vacation destination, you'll be more likely to snag great deals on Myrtle Beach vacation rentals between the fall and spring, as soon as the school year is back in session.

Natural features

Myrtle Beach—if you build it, they will come

Myrtle Beach is a man-made island, separated from mainland South Carolina by the Intracoastal Waterway, a 3,000-mile long series of inlets, rivers, and canals that runs from Massachusetts to Texas. The waterway provides a habitat for numerous local species, including pelicans, gulls, and several types of migratory birds. On the Atlantic Side of the island, the broad, sandy shoreline offers plenty of space for sunbathing, volleyball, and other waterfront activities, too. With a Myrtle Beach vacation rental, you'll be within easy access of one of the country's premier waterfront playgrounds.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Myrtle Beach

Fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), the closest airport, located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Myrtle Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,504 vacation rentals near Myrtle Beach. From 2,144 Houses to 7,034 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Myrtle Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to 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 Myrtle Beach:

  • Long Bay Estates: 17 vacation rentals
  • Gulfstream Cottages: 519 vacation rentals
  • Golden Mile: 615 vacation rentals
  • Summer Cottages: 720 vacation rentals
  • The Dunes: 697 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 Myrtle Beach?

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

  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade: 5,287 vacation rentals
  • Barefoot Landing: 6,063 vacation rentals
  • Broadway at the Beach: 5,108 vacation rentals
  • Myrtle Beach State Park: 9,551 vacation rentals
  • The Market Common: 9,452 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around 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 Myrtle Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,144 Houses in Myrtle Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7,034 rentals available
  • Villas: 210 rentals available
  • Cottages: 106 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9,070 vacation rentals with pool available in Myrtle Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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