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FAQ: What is the Best Area to Stay at in Myrtle Beach?

By Julia Woehrer Follow me on Google+


If you have never been to Myrtle Beach, or it’s been a while since your last visit, you may wonder where you should stay when coming to Myrtle Beach. Should you stay on the south end? More centrally? What about the north end? There is no correct answer to this question as it really depends on what type of vacation experience you are looking for. Below are some things that set apart each so that you can decide which area is best for you:


South Myrtle Beach


Where to Stay:

The south-end of Myrtle Beach includes hotels like Crown Reef Resort, hotel BLUE Resort, Captain’s Quarters Resort, Landmark Resort and Palace Resort. Often geared towards families and business travelers (due to its close proximity to the airport), the south end is typically more economical in price and laid-back in style.


Crown Reef Resort

* Crown Reef Beach Resort & Waterpark in southern Myrtle Beach, SC


What to Do:

Attractions in this area include Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beach State Park, The Market Common and the south end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. This area is also just a short drive to much of what the central portion has to offer. Many of the resorts on the south end offer rooms, efficiencies and one-bedroom suites as options.


The Market Common

* The Market Common, southern Myrtle Beach, SC


Central Myrtle Beach


Where to Stay:

The central area of Myrtle Beach is home to such resorts as Palms Resort, Carolina Winds Resort, Forest Dunes Resort, Beach Colony Resort and The Caravelle Resort. It stretches from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk area to a more residential region of the beach. Often these residential areas are geared towards families and couples who are looking for a relaxing vacation but still want to have fun and be close to everything Myrtle Beach has to offer.


Beach Colony Resort

* Beach Colony Resort, central Myrtle Beach, SC


What to Do:

Attractions in this area include the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, SkyWheel, Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks, Legends In Concert, Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Ripley’s Aquarium. Being just a short drive from the south end of the beach as well as the north end, staying central is great if you want to experience all of Myrtle Beach. Many central resorts offer suites and condos for their accommodations options.



*WonderWorks, Broadway at the Beach, central Myrtle Beach, SC


North Myrtle Beach 


Where to Stay:

The north area of Myrtle Beach, which also stretches into the city of North Myrtle Beach, is a nice part of town that is near a lot of shopping and attractions and is home to such resorts as Ocean Creek Resort, Sea Watch Resort, and Beach Cove Resort. Generally, this area of the beach offers condo-style accommodations, which is great for those who need multiple bedrooms.


Ocean Creek Resort

* Ocean Creek Resort, northern Myrtle Beach, SC


What to Do:

Attractions in this area include Barefoot Landing, House of Blues, Alabama Theatre, Tanger Outlets and Alligator Adventure.


Barefoot Landing

* Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach, SC


Want to learn more about Myrtle Beach? Check out our Myrtle Beach Map to see where your favorite attractions are located!



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