Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Things to Do in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is located in South Carolina. Although its beaches, outlet malls and party activities are its claim to fame, the area is actually a multi-sport destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Accommodations on Myrtle Beach can be found for under $100 a night. Many are family- and pet-friendly.


Express Water Sports offers guided, saltwater marsh kayak tours of the area known as Murrells Inlet. Tours are accompanied by a naturalist. The Murrells Inlet ecosystem is characterized by its diversity of clams, crabs, shrimp and oysters. A number of bird species also inhabit the area.

Express Water Sports
4042 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
(866) 566-9338

Half-Day Kayak Excursions

Black River Ecoventures offers half-day kayak tours of the Black River. In the 1700s, the Black River was a commercial route, which served the local plantations. In fact, you will pass an old, southern plantation along the route. The area is home to a wide variety of animal species. You will probably see ducks, owls, otters, alligators and deer.

Black River Ecoventures
21 Garden Ave.
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
(843) 546-4840


If you're seeking an adventurous activity that requires only a minimal amount of skill, consider parasailing. The trip begins with a banana boat ride to the parasailing boat. Then, a harness is attached, and you soar through the air.

Ocean Watersports
3rd Avenue South Myrtle Beach
(843) 445-7777

Beach Hikes With Dogs

Compared to other beach resort destinations, Myrtle Beach has a fairly liberal policy about dogs on the beach. In fact, between September 15 and May 15, dogs are allowed on the beach at all hours of the day. Myrtle Beach also has an enclosed, off-leash Barc Park, which is open from sunrise to sunset. In September, Greyhound Crossroads sponsors Beach Bound Hounds, which is a gathering of hundreds of greyhounds. Even if you don't have a greyhound, many of the local hotels have liberal pet policies during this event.

Greyhound Crossroads
P.O.Box 6098
Chappells South Carolina, 29037
(864) 995-3112

Article Written By Lisa Mercer

In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.

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