How to Find Hidden Gems in Myrtle Beach

The beach, restaurants, attractions; they’re all popular spots to hit on a Myrtle Beach vacation. They are places you’ll have a great time, every time. This town is full of them, and that’s what makes it such a huge travel destination.

It’s also filled with lesser-known places some travelers have discovered along the way.

We’re sure you have a few too. Here are some favorites you should check out on your next Myrtle Beach excursion. They’ll add a little something between rounds of golf or afternoons of fun in the sun on the beach.

Tips for Discovering Something New in Myrtle Beach

Don’t plan too rigidly. Showtimes and breakfast hours are one thing. But giving yourself a morning to explore the area can yield great rewards. Walk it. Check out a few blocks around some of your favorite places in Myrtle Beach. Take yourself out to eat. If you’re flying solo, pick a restaurant you’ve never tried before.


Explore the Hidden Gems

Atalaya Castle

You’ll find beauty and history at this site, in Murrells Inlet. Peek through this window to the past, preserved at Huntington State Park. It’s a scenic spot where you might see wedding parties and families snapping photos. Time stands still here, but you’ll want to visit again and again.

Brookgreen Gardens

This botanic garden is one-of-a-kind, and is worth the trip to Myrtle Beach by itself! Its sculptures along the winding path in a beautiful garden are awe-inspiring. Words don’t do justice to just how stunning this place is for a walk in nature and art you won’t get anywhere else.

Fishing at Myrtle Beach State Park

Pay a small fee for park entrance, then fish off the pier at no additional charge. This well-maintained, beautiful beach is a wonderful backdrop for a day spent with lines in the water. Visit the gift shop for snacks, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

Hobcaw Barony Tours

See one of the most beautiful tracts of the peninsula in the U.S, Waccamaw Neck. It’s between Winyah Bay and the ocean. Don’t miss ghost story hour at friendship village! It’s the spot for discovering Lowcountry history. The amazing staff is happy to share their knowledge.

MB State Park, Hobcaw, Brookgreen

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Perhaps the Grand Strand’s most enjoyable, relaxing place to talk a walk. A delight in the offseason, the MarshWalk is awesome any time of year. With gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway and an array of incredible restaurants and shops, you could easily spend a day here.

Nacho Hippo

It’s a family-friendly spot for Mexican food. East alfresco, and enjoy live entertainment and flat-screen TVs throughout. You’re in for an awesome dining experience, in a relaxed atmosphere in the care of a top-notch staff. Can’t miss with Love You Long Time tacos!

New South Brewing

This microbrewery for an awesome array of ales and lagers has beer on draught, too. Cans and growlers? They’ve got them. New South’s welcoming atmosphere and attentive staff will make it a must-stop in your Myrtle Beach plans. 

Tacos, Beer, and Marsh

Plantation River Tours

See new places, learn new facts about the Grand Strand on one of their terrific tours. Airboat tours give a comfortable, enjoyable ride, to discover the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway, the serenity of the area, and the incredible wildlife you’ll see.

Sandy Island

Where the Waccamaw River and Great Pee Dee meet, this little-known island is a treasure of mystery and beauty. The Nature Conservancy runs it – 9,000 acres of wildlife preserve – where you’ll find rare plant life, great blue herons, screech owls, swallowtail kits, and more.

Waccatee Zoological Farm

It’s a wonderful place to take the family. It’s well-maintained grounds, and you can get up close and personal with many farm animals – such as goats and sheep – and even feed them. Where else can you hand-feed an emu?

Lion, Beach, Boat
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