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9 Best Beachfront Resorts in Myrtle Beach

By Julia Diem

There’s nothing like waking up to sprawling beachfront views from your very own room or suite while on vacation in Myrtle Beach. It’s not just the views you’ll love but the convenience of just needing to take a few steps to wiggle your toes in the soft sand or splash in waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Famed for the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and the mighty SkyWheel, there’s more than just these points of interest that will make your vacation to Myrtle Beach one to remember.

Each of these Myrtle Beach resorts guarantees just that. To make the deal even sweeter, alongside beachfront access, they each offer its own bundle of one-of-a-kind amenities and accommodations that all ages will enjoy. Whether you’re searching for the perfect beachfront condo for the family or a resort with top-quality amenities for a romantic getaway, you’ll find what you’re looking for here!

Check out our 9 favorite Myrtle Beach resorts on the beach!


Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark

Location: South Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • Oceanfront waterpark with two four-story tall water slides
  • Kids splash house
  • The longest oceanfront resort lazy river in Myrtle Beach
  • On-site dining
  • Whirlpool suites
  • Seasonal children’s activity program

Why Crown Reef Is a Favorite

Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark is jam-packed with excitement and relaxation for all ages. This Myrtle Beach oceanfront resort has something to offer all ages and all types of visitors.

Guests have unlimited complimentary access to the oceanfront waterpark, which is open year-round! The waterpark is just steps from the spacious pool deck which features multiple outdoor pools, whirlpools, and Myrtle Beach’s longest oceanfront resort lazy river.

Crown Reef has room types for all occasions like oceanfront rooms and suites, and the popular Queen and King Whirlpool suites.

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Landmark Resort

Location: South Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • Seasonal H2OASIS Waterpark
  • Large indoor pool facility
  • Outdoor pool amenities
  • On-site dining
  • Video arcade
  • Penthouse suites
  • Seasonal DJ entertainment
  • Enclosed crosswalk from the parking garage to the resort

Why Landmark Is a Favorite

From the new seasonal H2OASIS Waterpark to the expansive, indoor pool area, Landmark Resort is a family favorite for beachfront vacations on the Grand Strand. Landmark has several convenient on-site dining options and is the only property in Myrtle Beach with a fully enclosed crosswalk from the parking garage to the resort check-in area.

This beachfront resort offers tons of oceanfront and ocean view accommodations at affordable prices year-round. For the ultimate Myrtle Beach getaway, Landmark’s popular penthouse suites feature three spacious bedrooms, a full kitchen, and gorgeous ocean views.

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Captain’s Quarters Resort

Location: South Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 5 indoor pools and whirlpools
  • 2 lazy rivers
  • On-site dining
  • Seasonal poolside entertainment

Why Captain’s Quarters Is a Favorite

If you’re planning a family-friendly vacation, Captain’s Quarters is one of the best resorts to choose from. Your kids will have more than enough to do to burn their energy off, giving you plenty of time alone poolside with your book while they rest.

This beachfront property also includes the Shipwreck Lagoon kids play area, several indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, and two lazy rivers. Captain’s Quarters’ oceanfront pool deck is just steps from the beach, with quick and easy access to and from the resort.

Take your pick from several budget-friendly room layouts, including suites and rooms with ocean views.

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The Caravelle Resort

Location: Central “Golden Mile” Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • Jacuzzi® jetted bathtub suites
  • Block-long poolscape
  • On-site seasonal dining

Why The Caravelle a Favorite

The Caravelle Resort is made up of eight unique buildings and towers that all offer a diverse range of accommodations that include condos, efficiencies, and suites, including the popular Jacuzzi® Jetted Bathtub Suite. Caravelle guests will not only enjoy its prime oceanfront location but also a variety of great on-site amenities that the resort has to offer, from dining to several areas for fun in the sun.

The block-long poolscape is the resort’s spot for fun and relaxation. The poolscape includes a seasonal kid-friendly pool and splash area, a large outdoor pool, a lazy river, and a hot tub. Wake up to a delicious seasonal breakfast spread at Santa Maria Restaurant, a top-rated Myrtle Beach favorite, and get your game on at the Caravelle Resort Game Room.

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Ocean Creek Resort

Location: North End of Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • 24-hour gated security
  • Diverse accommodation options
  • Walks shaded with oak trees
  • Secluded beach area
  • Several indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools
  • Seasonal entertainment

Why Ocean Creek Is a Favorite

Situated along a secluded stretch of sandy beach, Ocean Creek Resort offers a peaceful getaway for all guests. Ocean Creek’s favorable location gives way to a unique oceanfront habitat and Myrtle Beach experience unlike many other beachfront properties in the area. Surrounded by serene marshlands, a natural creek that rises and falls with the tide, and a private boardwalk to the beach, this is the South Carolina beach experience you can’t find in many other places in the world.

Accommodations include two- and three-bedroom oceanfront condos, spacious villas, and townhomes. The seasonal oceanfront Beach Club pool is one of Ocean Creek’s most popular amenities and offers scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Other amenities include the tennis center, the Four Seasons Restaurant, and an on-site putting green.

While you’ll have everything you could ask for right at the resort itself, Barefoot Landing is located directly across the street for plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options.

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Sea Watch Resort

Location: North End of Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • 10 hot tubs
  • 6 seasonally heated pools
  • 2 lazy rivers
  • On-site dining
  • Live entertainment on the pool deck during the summer
  • Game room
  • Seasonal children’s activity program

Why Sea Watch Is a Favorite

With 18 different water amenities placed throughout Sea Watch Resort, guests of all ages will have no problem finding a spot to splash, swim, and soak up the sun. No matter what time of year it is, those who stay at Sea Watch can swim in the oceanfront pools since two are covered and heated seasonally.

Grab a bite to eat for breakfast or lunch at Captain’s Cove, located on-site, or satisfy your sweet tooth at Captain’s Nook with a hand-scooped ice cream treat. Sea Watch Resort’s affordable accommodations range from restful studios to sprawling, oceanfront three-bedroom condos.

Sea Watch Resort is minutes away from the Tanger Outlet Center, Myrtle Beach Mall, Barefoot Landing, and Myrtle Beach's Famed Restaurant Row.

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Beach Colony Resort

Location: Central “Golden Mile” Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor lazy river and whirlpool
  • Oceanfront lawn
  • On-site dining
  • Racquetball court
  • Video game room
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Sauna

Why Beach Colony Is a Favorite

Rest assured, a majority of Beach Colony Resort’s accommodations boast oceanfront views, letting you enjoy stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean whether you’re inside or out. Head outdoors to soak up the sun by one of the outdoor pools or on the perfectly manicured oceanfront lawn.

Take a ride along the lazy river and refuel at Beach Colony’s on-site dining option. This beachfront property also boasts an indoor pool and an indoor whirlpool.

Located on the famed Ocean Boulevard north of downtown Myrtle Beach, you’re in a great position to enjoy all that brought you to the Grand Strand from entertainment options to the beach itself.

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hotel BLUE

Location: South Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • Sweeping outdoor poolscape
  • Large outdoor pool with in-water lounges
  • Seasonal swim-up pool bar
  • Seasonal cafe serving Starbucks coffee
  • Indoor lazy river
  • Indoor and outdoor whirlpools

Why hotel BLUE Is a Favorite

Conveniently located near the Myrtle Beach International Airport, if you’re flying into town, your vacation can start immediately when you book your stay at hotel BLUE.

From the outdoor poolscape to the relaxing indoor lazy river, guests of all ages will find something to enjoy at hotel BLUE. The oceanfront poolscape includes an outdoor pool that stretches across the pool deck, where guests can splish, splash, and relax. Indoor water features include a lazy river and a whirlpool.

All of hotel BLUE’s room options include their very own private balcony and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious suites. Guests of hotel BLUE also have access to Captain’s Quarters’ many amenities, including the Shipwreck Lagoon kids play area.

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Beach Cove Resort

Location: North Myrtle Beach

Top-Rated Amenities:

  • Beach access
  • Tropical outdoor pool deck
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Lazy river
  • Town Center dining area and arcade zone
  • Seasonal poolside DJ

Why Beach Cove Is a Favorite

Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach is conveniently located near all the action of Myrtle Beach, as well as the north end’s biggest entertainment and points of interest including Barefoot Landing. There are also some of the area’s best golf courses for golfers to take advantage of.

This beachfront property is well-known for its spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos available and, lucky for you, every unit is oceanfront! Guests are instantly transported to a state of paradise on the tropical oceanfront pool deck. From pools to whirlpools, and the 350-foot lazy river, Beach Cove Resort is a beachfront favorite!

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Which Beachfront Resort in Myrtle Beach Will You Choose?

While all of these Myrtle Beach resorts offer walking distance (really just steps!) to the beach, free wifi, fresh linens, and great hotel deals, as you saw above, each one also offers one-of-a-kind amenities to allow you to book the perfect stay for your vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip with little ones and prioritize a kiddie pool, have older kids with plenty of energy to burn, or are planning an adults-only stay, there’s a resort on this list for you.

There’s no better time to plan your Myrtle Beach vacation than now. See our full list of Myrtle Beach resorts on the beach and the latest Myrtle Beach resort deals!

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