Life On The Water: Kayak and Paddleboard in Myrtle Beach

The ocean is an integral part of a beach trip.


That’s obvious. Travelers come from far away to enjoy Myrtle Beach, but they do it in various ways. For some, lying next to it or eating beside it, or gazing at it is enough.


For others, being in it is the only way.


This post will examine two watersports on the Grand Strand: Kayaking and Paddleboarding. Both are workouts, and they allow you to see Myrtle Beach from unique perspectives.

Kayaking on the Marsh


What is a kayak?

It’s a watercraft the rider sits in and powers with a double-bladed paddle. Kayaks sit low in the water and have a covered deck, with one or more cockpits for each paddler. You can kayak in any body of water, and often, it’s combined with other activities, such as camping or fishing.

Where can I kayak in Myrtle Beach?


Head to Murrells Inlet for a great kayaking experience in calming tidal marshes. You’ll find a knowledgeable crew and loads of fun out on the water.

Kayaking in Myrtle Beach


What is a paddleboard?

It’s gear very much like a surfboard, on which riders propel themselves using their arms. This popular watersport is a full-body workout — and a way to see the Grand Strand a whole new way. You might see others stand-up paddle surfing, which is paddleboarding on your feet.

Where can I paddleboard in Myrtle Beach?


As with kayaking, paddleboarding can take you to some of the most serene spots on the Grand Strand. Instructors here will help you learn to get out on your own and explore at your pace.


Take A Tour

Is this your first excursion by kayak or paddleboard? Consider joining a tour. You’ll group with like-minded people who let an expert show them the sport and the scenery. It’s a nice way for a family to follow along and enjoy the experience together. We recommend booking in advance.


Great Escapes Kayaking Expeditions

Have an incredible experience with courteous, area-savvy guides in North Myrtle Beach. They have locations at Cherry Grove Marsh, Waccamaw River, and Waites Island.


Kokopelli Surf Camp, Paddleboard & Kayak Tours & Rentals

This Murrells Inlet outfit provides quality instruction and gear for your paddleboard tour. They were a 2020 Travelers Choice in Trip Advisor and have been in business since 1996.

Paddleboarding Tour

Stay at Grande Cayman Resort

The countdown to summer is on at Grande Cayman Resort, where friendly staff and clean rooms await you. Accommodations have updated appliances and plenty of space for everyone to relax. It’s a great place to take your family, no matter the reason for your venture here. Explore and plan your trip, then book your rooms, today.

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