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Top 10 Myrtle Beach Resorts For Families

By Megan Burke Follow me on Google+

Often touted as one of the top family beaches along the east coast, it’s no secret Myrtle Beach provides a plethora of family friendly features, like exciting local events, enticing local attractions, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Of course, family friendly resorts and hotels are also easy to find scattered along the Myrtle Beach coastline - though not all resorts are created equal.

Whether you are seeking one-of-a-kind amenities, a spectacular oceanfront view, a convenient location to area attractions and things to do, or a really great price to help you stick to a budget, Myrtle Beach has an option for you!


We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Myrtle Beach Resorts for families; take a look at our favorites below!



Captain’s Quarters Resort pool deck at captain's quarters myrtle beach

Location: South End of Myrtle Beach

Amenities: 3 outdoor pools, 5 indoor pools and whirlpools, 2 lazy rivers, on-site dining, on-site bowling alley & arcade, children’s activity program in the summer

Why We Love It: Located along the highly coveted bustling south end of the beach, Captain’s Quarters Resort is the ultimate family mecca. This oceanfront resort boasts several enticing water features, including indoor and outdoor pools, two lazy rivers, and a shipwreck lagoon kids play area. Additionally, Captain's Quarters is one of the few Myrtle Beach resorts with a full on-site bowling alley and arcade area, and plenty of on-site dining, including the popular Loco Gecko Beach Shak. Captain’s Quarters also offers several room layouts, including rooms, efficiencies, and suites.

See Captain’s Quarters Resort Deals Here.



Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark

Location: South End of Myrtle Beach

Amenities: 4-story tall oceanfront waterpark, the longest oceanfront resort lazy river in Myrtle Beach, expansive oceanfront pool deck, on-site dining options, jacuzzi bath suites, seasonal children’s activity program

Why We Love It: Adventure awaits at Crown Reef Resort, a recently renovated property along the southern most tip of Myrtle Beach. This resort is ideal for visitors seeking excitement, as guests can enjoy unlimited complimentary access to the oceanfront waterpark, located right on-site at Crown Reef! The waterpark is located along the spacious pool deck and features several pools and whirlpools, the longest oceanfront resort lazy river in Myrtle Beach, several thrilling waterslides, a children’s play park, and much more. Crown Reef also offers on-site dining options and a fun arcade. Vacationers looking for the ultimate relaxing experience should book one of Crown Reef’s jacuzzi bath suites, which offer the perfect retreat after a busy day at the beach.

See Crown Reef Resort Deals Here.



The Caravelle Resort mom and son at the caravelle resort pool

Location: Central Myrtle Beach (“The Golden Mile”)

Amenities: Famous block-long poolscape, several unique buildings and room layouts, seasonal children’s activity program, on-site dining

Why We Love It: Nestled along the quaint “Golden Mile” portion of Myrtle Beach, The Caravelle Resort is perfect for families seeking an off the beaten path beach experience. First and foremost, The Caravelle is actually comprised of not one but EIGHT unique resort buildings. This makes it easy to find your perfect beach oasis - whether you are seeking a cozy oceanfront efficiency or a spacious ocean view condo. The Caravelle also offers a select amount of jacuzzi suites, which are hard to come by in Myrtle Beach! And, no matter what building you stay in, you will have full access to all of the amazing Caravelle Resort amenities, including on-site dining and the famous block-long poolscape.

See Caravelle Resort Deals Here.



Landmark Resort

Location: South End of Myrtle Beach 

Amenities: H2Oasis Waterpark, free on-site putt-putt, seasonal kids activity program, enclosed crosswalk from parking garage to resort, penthouse suites, on-site dining, several indoor and outdoor pool amenities, video arcade 

Why We Love It: Landmark Resort is a true one-stop-shop when it comes to your Myrtle Beach vacation! This expansive south end resort is hard to miss with the famous H2Oasis waterpark and is the only Myrtle Beach property with a fully enclosed crosswalk from the complimentary parking garage to the resort check-in area. Landmark also offers the absolute best penthouse suites in Myrtle Beach, which offer three expansive bedrooms, a full kitchen, and spectacular ocean views. Guests at Landmark won’t have to venture far for food either, as the resort offers several convenient on-site dining options.

 View Landmark Resort Specials Here.


Ocean Creek Resort kids holding crab at ocean creek resort beach

Location: North End of Myrtle Beach

Amenities: 24-hour gated security, lush green areas, putting green, secluded beach area, several indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, diverse accommodation options, seasonal kids activity program 

Why We Love It: The pristine Ocean Creek Resort offers a truly unique beach experience. Perfect for visitors looking for a laid-back beach experience, Ocean Creek occupies the entire stretch of land from Highway 17 to the ocean, which encompasses over 57 acres of space! Ocean Creek offers everything from oceanfront condos and cozy lodge studios to multi-room townhomes and garden homes. Ocean Creek also provides an impressive array of unique on-site amenities, like the on-site putting green, on-site dining, several indoor and outdoor pool amenities, 24-hour gated security, and a secluded beach area. Ocean Creek is also located right across from the popular Barefoot Landing area, offering easy access to area attractions, dining, and golf.

See Ocean Creek Resort Deals Here.



Beach Cove Resort

Location: North Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Tropical pool deck, several indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river, Town Center dining area and arcade zone, racquetball court, all condos are oceanfront, seasonal children’s activity program

Why We Love It: There’s not a single bad view in the house at Beach Cove Resort! This ideally located resort is just minutes from Barefoot Landing and other area attractions and boasts an oceanfront location with all oceanfront condos. Condos range from one bedroom suites to three bedroom condos, each of which provides stunning views, a full or efficiency kitchen, and all of the comforts of home. Beach Cove also offers a picturesque tropical pool deck and the recently renovated Town Center area, which boasts a bustling arcade area and a scenic restaurant and bar that are perfect for relaxing after a busy day at the beach.

See Beach Cove Resort Deals Here.


Sea Watch Resort sea watch resort pool deck myrtle beach

Location: Northern End of Myrtle Beach

Amenities: 10 hot tubs, 6 seasonally heated pools, 2 lazy rivers, several on-site dining options, live entertainment on the pool deck during the summer, game room, seasonal kids activity program 

Why We Love It: It’s all about the water amenities at Sea Watch Resort! This scenic oceanfront resort is located along the northern end of Myrtle Beach and the amenities lineup is pretty generous. Water amenities include 10 hot tubs, 6 seasonally heated pools, 2 lazy rivers, and a dedicated kiddy pool. Additionally, Sea Watch offers several on-site dining options, seasonal poolside entertainment, and a seasonal kids club with fun activities for the kiddos. Accommodations at Sea Watch were designed with families in mind and range from studios to rooms and suites. 

See Sea Watch Resort Deals Here.



Palms Resort

Location: Downtown Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Oceanfront lawn, oceanfront pool, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, indoor pool facility

Why We Love It: Location, location, location! Palms Resort enjoys a close location to the bustling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and all of the great attractions and dining that the downtown Myrtle Beach area has to offer. Palms provides a sparkling oceanfront pool deck, an indoor pool facility, and several indoor and outdoor whirlpools, in addition to the well-maintained oceanfront lawn area, a rare find in Myrtle Beach. The rooms at Palms Resort range from one bedroom suites to three bedroom condos, making it easy to pick your perfect beach escape.

See Palms Resort Deals Here.



Palace Resort condo at palace resort myrtle beach

Location: South End of Myrtle Beach

Amenities: Seasonal on-site dining, outdoor pools along oceanfront pool deck, on-site putting green, sauna

Why We Love It: The Palace Resort offers a fun and relaxing beach vacation destination at a price that won’t break the bank. The accommodations at Palace are all suite style, making them well-suited for a quick weekend getaway or an extended week-long stay. Though Palace is one of the more affordable resorts on our list, they certainly don’t skimp on the amenities! Palace offers two outdoor pools and several whirlpools, an on-site putting green, seasonal on-site dining, and even a sauna.

See Palace Resort Deals Here.



South Wind on the Ocean

Location: Central Myrtle Beach (“The Golden Mile”)

Amenities: Oceanfront lazy river, oceanfront pool and whirlpools, seasonal children’s activity program

Why We Love It: Enjoy an upscale resort experience at South Wind on the Ocean. The richly appointed condos at South Wind area ideal for families and range from cozy one bedroom units to expansive five bedroom condos. Guests are invited to peruse the beautifully landscaped grounds or relax on the spacious oceanfront pool deck, which offers multiple oceanfront pools and whirlpools. South Wind also enjoys a coveted location along the more residential “Golden Mile” portion of Myrtle Beach, which provides a more laid-back and quiet beach experience.

See South Wind on the Ocean Resort Deals Here.


Are you ready to plan your Myrtle Beach vacation? 

Be sure to check out our full list of Myrtle Beach Resorts and our great Myrtle Beach Resort Deals to start your trip planning! 



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