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Is North Myrtle Beach Family-Friendly?

By Julia Diem

When it comes to family fun, North Myrtle Beach can’t be ignored. This South Carolina city is certainly a family-friendly destination.

Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach has entertainment, shopping, attractions, dining, and of course an expansive coastline, all fit for the whole family. On top of that, North Myrtle Beach has beachfront resorts that stand above the rest thanks to the amenities that satisfy all ages, from the youngest to the oldest members of your group.

While you now already know that North Myrtle Beach is ideal for a family-friendly getaway, let’s dive into the details on the best family-friendly resorts and the best kid-approved things to do.

If you’re starting your beach vacation planning, we’ve made it a little easier with our family-friendly guide to North Myrtle Beach.


Top Family-Friendly Resorts in North Myrtle Beach

These family-friendly hotels and beachfront resorts are sure to please your entire crew. Not only will you love the instant beach access and relaxation at your fingertips but your kids will enjoy the sun, sand, surf alongside swimming pools, waterparks, and lazy rivers.

Beach Cove Resort

⭐⭐⭐⭐ based on verified guest reviews
Address: 4800 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach

Family friendly features:

  • Three seasonally heated outdoor pools
  • Kiddie pool with mushroom fountain
  • 350-foot lazy river
  • Winner’s Circle Arcade

Why families love Beach Cove Resort: Beach Cove Resort’s tropical outdoor pool deck provides plenty of fun for the entire family thanks to three seasonally heated outdoor pools and one kiddie pool with a mushroom fountain. Families that visit during the cooler months will still get to feel like they're on a summer vacation thanks to the indoor pool facility. Maybe the best part about Beach Cove Resort is that all of their one bedroom, two bedroom, and three-bedroom condos have oceanfront views.

Learn more about Beach Cove Resort or go ahead and grab the latest Beach Cove Resort specials to book your stay today.

Ocean Creek Resort

⭐⭐⭐⭐ based on verified guest reviews
Address: 10600 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

Family friendly features:

  • Seasonal oceanfront pool
  • Secluded beachfront
  • Indoor pool
  • Oceanfront playground

Why families love Ocean Creek Resort: Ocean Creek Resort offers a unique option for families looking to stay by the beach. This oceanfront resort offers condos in the Ocean Creek Towers or guests can enjoy a more at-home feel in one of their garden homes. Although technically in Myrtle Beach, Ocean Creek Resort is located just across the street from Barefoot Landing, so families are just a stone’s throw from the best entertainment, shopping, and attractions in North Myrtle Beach.

Learn more about Ocean Creek Resort or go ahead and grab the latest Ocean Creek Resort specials to book your stay today.

Sea Watch Resort

⭐⭐⭐⭐ based on verified guest reviews
Address: 161 Seawatch Drive, Myrtle Beach

Family friendly features:

  • Six oceanfront pools (two covered and heated seasonally)
  • Two 225-foot lazy rivers
  • Captain’s Nook ice cream and coffee shop
  • Loggerhead Beach playground
  • Game room

Why families love Sea Watch Resort: Sea Watch Resort has 19 pool amenities! You read that right. For the water lovers, this resort is a real winner. Seasonal indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers, and hot tubs can be found everywhere on Sea Watch Resort’s pool deck. Located in the Myrtle Beach area, Sea Watch Resort is conveniently located near Restaurant Row, where families will find some of the best dining at the beach.

Learn more about Sea Watch Resort or go ahead and grab the latest Sea Watch Resort specials to book your stay today.


Family-Friendly Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach

Alongside family-friendly resorts right on the Atlantic Ocean, North Myrtle Beach also offers a wide variety of things to do with your kiddos.

Alligator Adventure

You won’t find an animal park anywhere else quite like Alligator Adventure! Not only is the park home to many species of reptiles, but you’ll find exotic birds, bobcats, hyenas, and more. It also offers live shows and lectures for anyone interested in learning more about the critters.

Alligator Adventure is located at Barefoot Landing so you can combine this activity with others on the list or a great meal out before or after.

Mini Golf

Vacationers will find some of the most unique miniature golf courses along the Grand Strand in North Myrtle Beach. No matter what your kids are into, you’re sure to find a mini golf course that’ll pique their interest. From dinosaurs to jungle critters and erupting volcanoes, check out our favorite miniature golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.

810 Billiards & Bowling

Like the idea of bowling, air hockey, table tennis, shuffleboard, arcade games and more? 810 Billiards & Bowling is far more than your typical bowling alley. And with delicious food options to choose from, you can make 810 Billiards & Bowling an entire afternoon or evening of family fun time. This is a great option for a rare rainy day or just when you need a little break from the sun.

LuLu’s Beach Arcade

If 810 Billiards & Bowling started to bring out the competitive side of your family, top it off with a visit to Lulu’s Beach Arcade. From state-of-the-art arcade gaming to the Mountain of Youth outdoor ropes course, head to Barefoot Landing for all the fun and excitement at Lulu’s Beach Arcade. Plus, after some friendly family competition, visit the redemption center for name-brand prizes!

Cherry Grove Pier

Enjoy some of the best sights of the ocean from the Cherry Grove Pier, one of the most famous piers on the Grand Strand. The on-site tackle shop offers rod rentals for pier fishing and the two-story observation deck provides some of the best views along the coast. We highly recommend a visit to the pier for a laid-back afternoon on the coast.


You’re probably not surprised to hear there are a wide variety of watersports to try out while in North Myrtle Beach. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, you have a lot of options. A few of our favorite family-friendly ideas include:

  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Banana boat rides

Go Karting

If your kids enjoy the thrill of speed, they’ll love go-karts! North Myrtle Beach is home to K1 Speed, an indoor go kart track that’s perfect for a unique day out. Enjoy some friendly competition or simply meander along the track, giving them the control to get behind the wheel risk-free.


Is North Myrtle Beach Your Next Destination?

For a family-friendly beach vacation unlike any other, you’ll love North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy fantastic beachfront resorts that’ll keep your kids entertained all day but also have a variety of activities right outside your door for added family fun.

The only question you need to ask yourself is when you’ll plan your trip!

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