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Beach Activities

North Myrtle Beach, SC is a favorite destination for tourists seeking warm sand, sunny shores and pleasant waves during the summer. The temperature remains warm without being muggy, and the city and surrounding areas are home to plenty of attractions for visitors to enjoy themselves during their summer vacations. Whether you just want to hang out and go shopping or whether you want to go to amusement parks, nature preserves, or music shows, Myrtle Beach attractions will leave you wanting more.


North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, and the surrounding areas have several parks and trails that offer fun for adults, children, and even animals. There are scenic walking paths & trails, mountain biking, dog walking, playgrounds, picnic areas, marsh fishing, and so much more. Make sure to check out these beautiful parks, walking trails and more while in town.

Hop on a jet ski and explore the famous Grand Strand, the 60-mile continuous stretch of beaches along Myrtle Beach. Jet Skiing is affordable, fun for adults and older children, and available at many locations throughout Myrtle Beach. If you’re a thrill seeker, jet skiing is the perfect activity for you and your partner. Don’t worry, instruction and supervision by trained professionals are available.

Check out these businesses for jet ski rentals:

Are you looking for a little adventure? Parasailing is a must for all thrill seekers who visit Myrtle Beach. You’ll fly high above the Atlantic with the perfect view of every fish, turtle and dolphin in the sea! Coast along at 500 feet in the air, dangle your feet and enjoy the scenery as you experience breathtaking views.

All Myrtle Beach area parasailing professionals have strict safety protocols, so enjoy the experience knowing you’re in good hands. Parasailing is a great memory-making experience for you and your whole family or group.

Check out these businesses for Myrtle Beach parasailing:

Myrtle Beach is one of the most economical places to enjoy the best experience in scuba diving. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, you’ll find professional instructors that will take you to the best scuba spots in Myrtle Beach. With many shipwrecks and artificial reefs, there are numerous dive sites to explore down under. The open water dive sites are filled with angel fish, sea turtles, barracuda, lobsters and more!

If you’re up for the challenge and unforgettable experience of scuba diving, check out Coastal Scuba for more information and booking a session.

Myrtle Beach locals take boating and sailing very seriously, and as a guest, you’ll find world-class boat tours and sailing from Little River all the way down our beautiful coastline. Whether you’re testing your luck on a Casino cruise, renting a catamaran, power boat, or even a small fishing boat, our town is perfect for your next boating excursion. Discover dolphin pods, sea turtles, the high dunes of Bird Island, and the great sunrises and sunsets of Myrtle Beach.

Book your next boating adventure with one of these vendors:

 Myrtle Beach is an ideal getaway for fishing enthusiasts because highly sought-after and rare catches are often caught here. You can join the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo held yearly from April to October and get a chance to take home some cash prizes while having the time of your life. Ask about half-day and full-day trips - fish the bottom for grouper, snapper and black sea bass, or troll the gulfstream for mahi, tuna, wahoo and king mackerel. You may even get lucky and hook a marlin or sailfish! 

The Little River Fishing Fleet invites you to join us on any of our 1/2 day, 3/4 day, full day, inshore, offshore, deep sea, and gulf stream fishing adventures!  When it comes to Myrtle Beach Fishing, we've been the area leader since 1985. Depending on the charter, you could catch black sea bass, flounder, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, dolphin, wahoo, grouper, vermillion snapper, shark, grey snapper and many other types of fish!  Rod, reel, bait and fishing license included with every trip. For additional Summer Family Fun, join us for an afternoon Dolphin Cruise. Call us for details, or to reserve your spot. 843-361-3323

Kayak rentals are available with Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions. Rent a kayak for a few hours or the whole day and take you and your family or friends on an adventure. We also offer paddleboard rentals and guided kayak tours. We offer guided kayak tours to the following areas in the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area of the Grand Strand of South Carolina:

  • Waites Island
  • Waccamaw River
  • Cherry Grove Marsh

So what are you waiting for? Start your adventure with Great Escapes Kayaking Expeditions - visit our website or call 1-800-979-3370 to book your reservations!