Our Top 10 North Myrtle Beach Recommendations
Here are our favorite things to see and do in the North Myrtle Beach area.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
They are in no particular order.
1. Relax on the Famous Beaches
North Myrtle Beaches can inspire you in the art of doing nothing.
Our condo is located a few blocks from wide open public beach access and the best part is that parking is free! The condo is 0.3 miles from the beach, close enough to walk but you may decide to drive if you have a lot of beach gear. We recommend one of the parking lots north of Main street. Once you park, it’s a short walk over the boardwalk or beach path to total freedom. The city offers beach chairs and umbrella rentals from April to Mid-October. More information is available here.
2. Go on a Safari
Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari is an exclusive adventure for animal lovers. Located 15 miles south of Barefoot Landing, the exact location is given only after you have booked a Safari tour for the privacy and safety of the animals. Here you go on a guided walking safari through the 50-acre tropical garden, where you’ll meet tigers, wolves, leopards, chimpanzees, and other endangered species, many of them up-close and un-caged. Wild Encounters Tours range from $299 to $499, per person, depending on availability and the season, so book your tour as far in advance as possible.
Many of our guests describe the adventure as the “best day of my life” and a “bucket list” experience. At the Myrtle Beach Safari, you’ll meet Hercules the Liger (the world’s biggest cat), Bubbles the elephant, tigers, chimpanzees, monkeys, eagles and many more of our planet’s most iconic and endangered species.
Feel good about booking since proceeds from your tour help support the Rare Species Fund (RSF), which provides support to international conservation programs around the globe. To date, RSF has donated more than $1 million and countless hours of professional expertise to grassroots conservation programs worldwide. You will be helping to conserve tigers, lions, elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees and many more species in their natural habitats.
You can see tigers for free at Tigers Preservation tucked away inside Barefoot Landing. You can get nose to nose with 500 pound, adult tigers. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime by having your photo taken with a tiger cub or young ape and help to save an endangered species.
3. Go Dancing at Fat Harold's Beach Club
Go for a fun night out at Fat Harold’s Beach Club, a North Myrtle Beach icon since 1962. Channel your inner John Travolta and Uma Thurman and watch these two to inspire you. An authentic Southern beach experience.
Fat Harold’s is on Main Street in North Myrtle. Take a walk after dinner and go check it out. Carolina Shag is thought to have originated along the Grand Strand strand during the 1940s.
4. Go on a Kayak Adventure
Connect with nature on a guided kayak tour. Family-owned J&L Kayak Ecoventures, has a full fleet of kayaks and paddleboards and a great staff of knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Close to our condo, they offer a variety of guided kayak tours that are amazing. You can escape the crowds and travel along a scenic path with fun twist and turns paddling along the backwaters of Cherry Grove. They also take tours along the Waccamaw River, one of the most remote freshwater wetlands in the southeastern United States. Beautiful Spanish moss hangs from the trees and keep a lookout for deer, turkey, beavers and birds. Book one of their magical sunrise or twilight tours.
Their Watsie Island tour is the perfect adventure for beginners or if you’re looking for a little less paddling and still have time for swimming and exploring the island. Waties Island is South Carolina’s northern most barrier island containing over fourteen hundred acres of natural pristine habitat. Rustic and untouched with three miles of beach with spectacular views. Look for seashell treasures to take home. Sand Dollars, Conchs and Welchs can all be found here. And be on the lookout for deer, foxes, hogs and even Bald Eagles.
5. Saddle Up and Go Horseback Riding on the Beach
Free your inner cowgirl or cowboy. Just a 15 minute drive from our condo, Inlet Point Plantation offers horseback rides year round on the beach or through wooded trails along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Book a horseback ride through shaded pecan groves, wooded plantation trails and along the Intracoastal Waterway. Or go on the magical sunset beach ride on Waites Island.
6. Fly in a Biplane
4 miles away from the condo, at Grand Strand Airport you can go on an adventure and fly in a Biplane.
Go for an exhilarating ride along the coast in a vintage WWII era biplane. They also offer helicopter rides along the Grand Strand.
7. Play Some Mini-Golf
Miniature golf at the beach is a fun way to spend an evening after dinner. Enjoy the ocean breeze, have some fun and let your inner competitor come out!
Mayday miniature golf course is an easy 5 minute drive from our condo. It’s fun!
8. Have Some Fun Shopping
With Barefoot Landing, Boardwalk and Tanger Outlets, you have plenty of shopping opportunities. The always popular, Barefoot Landing is the closest to our condo. Catch a live show at Alabama Theatre and enjoy live music at House of Blues, or take a riverboat cruise down the Intracoastal Waterway on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat.
9. Enjoy Homemade Ice Cream in Calabash
Our favorite ice cream spot makes for a nice drive after dinner. Just across the border from South Carolina, Calabash is where many folks go for seafood. We go for the homemade ice cream. The family-owned shop offers a nostalgic ice cream experience, with homemade flavors made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. They use real vanilla beans to make their vanilla ice cream. They serve up delicious scoops with plenty of Southern hospitality. Sit out on the rocking chairs and enjoy. Tip….Get the waffle cone!
10. Go Wine Tasting at Duplin Winery
At Barefoort Landing, you can explore Duplin Winery, makers of Muscadine wine. It’s North Carolina’s native grape and the wine is sweet, perfect for summer days. Educational and entertaining, they tell you about the winemaking process. It’s a great place to relax and unwind.
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