Welcome to sunny coastal South Carolina, one of the nation’s top vacation destinations. Known for its wide sandy beaches and plethora of activities, the Grand Strand is not just a tourist paradise. Many visitors fall in love with our 60-mile coastline, abundant golf courses, boundless leisure and entertainment options, and Southern hospitality so much so that they relocate here full-time or purchase a second residence. From North Myrtle Beach to Pawleys Island, our attractions and natural beauty are nearly as diverse as the residents who call this area home. With stately Live Oak trees on former plantations to internationally-known artists performing at local venues, we have a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to soak up some rays, take in a show, hit a few tee shots, meander through the gardens or get your thrill-ride on, you’ve come to the right place.
For electric-excitement and neon-fun, head eight miles north of Surfside Beach and Garden City Beach to Myrtle Beach, one of the most visited destinations on the East coast. Visitors will get their fill of attractions that appeal to all ages including; amusement parks, water parks, restaurants, festivals, live entertainment, shopping, miniature golf, and so much more. View our Myrtle Beach Rentals.
Located just south of Myrtle Beach is the small seaside town of Surfside Beach, also known as the Family Beach. The town, originally accessible by a single-lane sandy road, was named Surfside Beach in 1952. The region experienced significant growth during the late 1950s when the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was reactivated by the United States Air Force. Surfside Beach sealed its reputation as the Family Beach during the 1960s and continued to grow through annexation as the town government developed its infrastructure. In addition to miles of beaches, today's visitors can enjoy area attractions that include the Surfside Beach Pier, and Wild Water & Wheels. View our Surfside Beach Rentals.
The unincorporated town of Garden City Beach (Garden City) is located directly south of Surfside Beach and extends southward approximately five-and-a-half-square-miles to the peninsula at the mouth of Murrells Inlet. Garden City Beach is part of the South Strand, the southern-most part of the 60-mile stretch of South Carolina beaches known as the Grand Strand. Part of Garden City Beach is located in Georgetown County; the other is in Horry County and follows the same county rules and guidelines as Myrtle Beach.
Garden City Beach and Surfside Beach are within two miles of Murrells Inlet, the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." Here you will enjoy a variety of activities, great local seafood, and some of the oldest restaurants along the Grand Strand. Be sure to check out the Marshwalk, where you will discover live music, breathtaking waterfront views, and a variety of dining to suit you and your family's every taste.
Visit the Myrtle Beach Chamber Welcome Center of the South Strand for maps, coupons, and guides at:
3401 South Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576