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Myrtle Beach SC, the South Part of the Strand.

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Bacony view of the beach from the Crown Reef Resort.

There is so much to see and do in Myrtle Beach. I have been coming here since I was 6 years old. And there are always new things to do and see or check out, even if I come every year for the next 50 years I will not see it all.

I am focusing my blog today on the south part of the Strand. 5th Avenue and going south. Like I said there is so much to see and do. It is going to be easier to break things down into sections.


First off you need a place to rest your head. Here are my favorites.

Crown Reef Resort

-Crown Reef Resort-recently updated and has a waterpark, check out my review and YouTube videos.


-Landmark Resort- recently updated and has a waterpark, they have 17 water features, I have stayed here also, and I loved it.

-Ocean Park Resort- Dog friendly resort, with a doggy spa. If you book a room and bring your dog you will get doggy welcome treats and extra waste bags. They even have a doggy walking area. I see myself staying here real soon with my doggy face.


There are so many options, but here are a few on the south side that stand out for me.

-Plantation House of Pancakes-typical pancake house (there are a ton in Myrtle Beach)

-Damon's I know it's a chain, but I had to mention it b/c of the view of the ocean from the deck of the restaurant. Ribs are great, but the rolls are horrible.

-Loco Gecko- inside the Crown Reef Resort but you can also go down the road (another one is located at Captains Quarters Resort).

Plantation House of Pancakes Omelet

-Manta Steak and Sushi Bar- fairly new, great sushi, and a 4.6 rating

-Dinoland Cafe- great for kids because of the atmosphere, life size dinosaurs and lava mountain. A little pricey, but you are paying for the atmosphere. Get the Dragon Egg dessert.

-Barrel Sports Bar and Grill- rated as the #2 Sports Bar in the area.

-Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen- in the Market Commons area.

-Gordon Biersch Brewing and restaurant- located in the Market Common area.

-Travinia Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar- also in the Market Common area.

-Angelo's- Best Steaks, and an amazing Italian Buffet, I always get the buffet, get there early and it will save you a couple dollars.

Check out my YouTube video of a few restaurants in the South Strand area. Click here to watch.


-The Beach- That's what everyone is here for. Spend that quality time at the beach. Look for shells, and shark teeth. Fun in the Sun.

-Family Kingdom- Amusement Park near the top end of the South Strand. Unlimited all-day rides $50.00 or pay by ticket. $1 a credit with most rides costing between 4 and 18 credits.

-The Market Common- free unless you buy. It's a shopping area with bike rentals, movie theater, bowling, and plenty of food options. There is even an escape room.

Garbage Octopus at art museum

-Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B Chapin Art Museum- it's free to visit. Check out the garbage octopus out front.

-Valor Memorial Gardens- it's free to visit. A great place to take a walk. Kids playground, dog friendly, walking paths and benches in this beautiful park. This is a great place to watch the planes land at the airport....... Side note, Myrtle Beach Airport is in the South Strand area and has more direct flights than any other airport in SC. I was shocked to hear that.

War Birds Park

-Warbird Park- dedicated to the men and women of the Air Force. 3 different war planes, 9-11 memorial, and memorial wall. I have made a little YouTube Video that features the War Bird Park, along with other Myrtle Beach places. Click here to watch.

-Myrtle Beach State Park- beachside forest located on a 1 mile stretch of undeveloped beach, with camping, cabins, walking trails, pier, and picnic shelters. Only costs $8 for adults and $6 for kids to enter.

-Sea Cap'n Cain Miniature Golf. The concrete Sea Captain is standing out front. Take a picture, pictures are free. Mini golf will cost you $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for kids.

-Cancun Lagoon Mayan Miniature Golf- really cool looking with its Mayan Pyramid, 2 courses are located here and every 30 minutes a thunderstorm erupts inside the pyramid. It only costs $12.75 for adults, $9.75 for kids.

I hope you have enjoyed this little blog. There will be more to come from this area. That's why I have decided to break this down into several sections. So much to cover. If you ever need any travel advice or research, just make an appointment on my website and I can help you out. I am cheaper than a travel agent.

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