Myrtle Beach weather is perfect for outdoor adventures year round, whether you’re relaxing at your campsite or exploring the great outdoors. Filled with miles of beautiful sandy beaches and activities galore, it’s also worth returning year after glorious year. Whether you’re a Myrtle newcomer or practically a local yokel, take a look for some ideas for your next trip!
Where to Stay:
There is no shortage of fantastic campgrounds in Myrtle Beach! We’ve picked a few of our faves to help get your planning started. As always, check their websites for the most current list of amenities.
North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock
Located directly on the Intercoastal Waterway in a quaint fishing village town just 13 miles south of the Grand Strand, you’ll find this luxurious waterfront destination! North Myrtle Beach RV Resort and Dry Dock was designed with beauty, convenience, relaxation, and fun in mind for the whole family, offering extra-large paved campsites, amazing water views, 58 wet slips to dock your boat, plus boat and RV storage. With boat and jet ski rentals, excellent fishing spots, a new rock-climbing wall, and an oversized swimming pool housing a 150-foot waterslide NMB RV Resort is supremely ideal for a fun and refreshing vacation!
236 sites – Pet-friendly – Waterside Restaurant (seasonal) — Laundry Facilities — Bathhouse — Dump Station
PirateLand Family Camping Resort
PirateLand is for those seeking sun, fun, and pirates! Located oceanfront just outside Myrtle Beach city limits, PirateLand offers easy access to ½ mile of beachfront camping. With full-hookup RV and tent campsites to fully furnished rentals they have accommodations for all vacationers. And who wouldn’t want to camp here with so many thrilling amenities like an on-site water park with lazy river, Olympic size pool, 5,000 square-foot Pirate Ship splash pool, mini-golf, arcade, and more! Pirate themed and ARRRGH-ubably one of the most fun campgrounds in Myrtle Beach!
~1,000 sites – Pet-friendly – Food Trailers — Camp Store — Laundry Facilities — Bathhouses
Lakewood Camping Resort
They’re called Lakewood for a reason. Located on the Grand Strand you’ll have access to five lakes (all fully stocked for fishing), plus oceanfront camping! You can boat, kayak, and canoe right at the resort, or saunter over to their water park to enjoy slides, a lazy river, an Olympic size outdoor mountain themed pool, and a kiddie pool! Plus, the resort features an oceanside indoor pool and jacuzzi, basketball courts, a Mini Golf course, beach volleyball and so much more. With full hookup oceanfront, lakefront, sunny, or shady RV sites Lakewood is a square half mile of beachfront property that is just waiting to welcome you.
1300 sites – Pet-friendly – Cantina — Laundry facilities – Bathhouses — Dump station
Myrtle Beach Travel Park
Open since 1970, Myrtle Beach Travel Park is a half mile of beautiful beach front camping. No matter where you stay, you will be walking distance from the ocean. But if you need a break from the sandy beaches and magnificent Atlantic Ocean (says no one ever!) there are plenty of resort amenities to enjoy! You can hang out at the indoor pool, outdoor pool, or splash pool, relax while riding down the lazy river or doing some freshwater fishing, or exert some pent-up energy kayaking! With all this, it’s no secret why families love this RV park!
1200 sites – Pet-friendly – Restaurant — Snack bar — Laundry facilities – Bathhouses
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
Open year-round and located at the south end of Myrtle Beach, Ocean Lakes is the largest campground on the east coast with almost one mile of beautiful beachfront property, oceanfront, lakeside, and shaded sites, a 2-acre recreation complex, and an RV center for parts and service making it a gem of a destination! Their rec complex features a game center, mini-golf course, indoor-outdoor café, and an amazing pool area with multiple pools and a water park that includes a mat racer, tube slide, lazy river, and splash pad for younger kids. Laze on the sandy coast or energize your senses experiencing all the amenities Ocean Lakes offers!
859 sites – Pet-friendly – On-site Restaurant — Bathhouses — Laundry facilities
What to do:
Best known for its 60-mile stretch of beautiful beaches, amusement parks, boardwalks, and golf courses, it’s not all Myrtle Beach has to offer. From nature parks to museums, haunted houses to entertainment dining there is really something for everyone! Here are just a few attractions to get you started!
Please note: Several activities listed here require an advance ticket purchase, so make sure to book before heading out.
Captain Smiley Fishing Charters
Your adventure begins with Captain Smiley’s fishing trips! Ever wanted to fish a shipwreck? Now is your chance! Full and half day charters available for inshore sounds, inlets, tidal creeks, and near-shore wrecks fishing. Bait, tackle, and guide included!
Fishing not your thing? Take a sightseeing eco tour! You’ll be taken on a 2-hour guided boat tour down the intracoastal waterway to experience old growth oaks, pristine salt marshes, exotic birds, aquatic fish, and perhaps an occasional bottlenose dolphin. Plus, you’ll get to explore barrier islands. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast! Maximum of 4 guests per tour. Reservations required.
Most think of shopping and eating when thinking of Barefoot Landing and it’s true, there is shopping and good food aplenty found here, set within an amazing natural environment on the Intracoastal Waterway, but there is also a ton of entertainment year-round. You can attend live concerts at the Alabama Theatre or the House of Blues or check out one of their special events or festivals held throughout the year. You can walk the Intracoastal Waterway and catch glimpses of alligators and other wildlife.
And if you only want to spend the day eating and shopping on the waterway, the options for each are plentiful!
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Get a bird’s eye view of Myrtle Beach at almost 200 feet above the boardwalk! Operational since 2011 and the first of its kind when opened, the SkyWheel is the perfect option for picturesque, panoramic views of Myrtle Beach on the SC Atlantic seaboard (and assuming you’re not scared of heights!). Open year-round with climate-controlled gondolas any time of year is a great time to enjoy this unforgettable experience!
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
For a swashbuckling good time for all ages grab dinner at Pirates Voyage! With a 4-course meal, maybe this “attraction” should be listed under “Where to Eat”, but with the acrobatics, animals, audience involvement and pure showmanship, we just had to include here. Watch pirate crews battle it out on land, on deck, in water, and high above full-sized pirate ships! This dinner and show doesn’t disappoint!
For a unique and unforgettable outdoor experience, visit Alligator Adventure, one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world, and home to the largest known crocodile in captivity (he’s a big ‘un!). View an array of wildlife, like alligators, lizards, frogs, snakes, turtles, tortoises, macaws, flamingos, owls, spotted hyenas, bobcats, squirrel monkeys, lemurs and more at this 15-acre reptile zoo. You can also catch a live show of alligator feedings or alligator or snake handling on your visit. Show dates and hours of operation vary so be sure to call or check their website for availability and winter hours of operation.
Pirate Adventures Children’s Treasure Hunt
Aboard the Sea Gypsy, kids always find the treasure, and always defeat Pirate Pete! Kids raise the crew and battle flags, have a water cannon battle with the enemy pirate, hoist up a sunken treasure chest, and take home a handful of treasure! Complete with face painting, a lucky treasure hunting vest for onboard the ship, a search for Pirate Pete’s “secret stash, a pirate party and limbo dance aboard their pirate cruise this is the perfect escapade for kids ages 3-10.
Where to eat:
Seafood lovers will have no shortage of choices in this seaside town. If seafood isn’t your thing, there are tons of other delicious eateries just minutes away!
Hook and Barrel Restaurant
Fresh, sustainable seafood and local produce that will keep you coming back for more! Make sure to snag a reservation at their website.
Villa Romana Italian Restaurant
Enjoy an amazing array of delicious, authentic Italian cuisine. Gluten free and allergy sensitive options are available so everyone can enjoy an evening out! Call for reservations.
Shuckers Raw Oyster Bar
Loved by the locals for over 20 years, enjoy their raw oyster selection, or something else from their extensive menu of shrimp, mussels, crab legs, soups, salads, sandwiches, and more!
Captain George's Seafood Restaurant
Captain George's serves up their world-famous seafood buffet right on the Grand Strand for the perfect Myrtle Beach experience.
River City Cafe
It’s all about their fresh, never frozen, big, juicy world famous burgers. Choose from a vast variety of traditional and specialty burgers.