Grand Strand Area Information

Stretching 60-miles along South Carolina’s coast from Little River to Georgetown is the Grand Strand. Known for an endless array of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and miles of sandy beaches, the Grand Strand is a major tourist destination with more than 14 million visitors flocking to Myrtle Beach, its primary city, each year. The subtropical climate produces mild winters and hot summers, perfect conditions for year-round visitors including snowbirds, golfers, families and young adults.

With millions of visitors to host annually, and the largest arrival occurring in the spring and summer seasons, the Grand Strand is home to an array of tourist attractions. Though the area’s best attractions include its beaches, it is also home to world-renowned entertainment, professionally-designed golf courses, a 1.4 million gallon aquarium, a 9,100-acre sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, nearly 2,000 restaurants, and is considered the largest shopping destination in South Carolina.

The Grand Strand offers a variety of amusement and activities for the whole family, all just a click away. For more information, be sure to view our list of upcoming events, annual festivals, and other fun things to see and do at the beach. The enjoyment never stops in one of the east coast’s most treasured tourist destinations.

Myrtle Beach

The coastal South Carolina city of Myrtle Beach is one of the top travel destinations in the nation. With more than 14 million visitors annually, Myrtle Beach hosts a variety of attractions, including its famous beaches, boardwalk, golf courses, specialty shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Travel to Myrtle Beach is eased with the Myrtle Beach International Airport, the third-busiest airport in South Carolina, and more than 30 non-stop markets in the U.S and Canada.

The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and its tourism site are a good source of information for visitors and individuals seeking to relocate to the area.

Surfside Beach

Year after year, families flock to Surfside Beach for its laidback atmosphere and friendly people. The area is known for its beautiful and colorful beach houses that can hold large families on vacation. You are sure to enjoy great food and fun for the whole family at the Surfside Pier.

Garden City Beach

Families enjoy returning to the same vacation homes and condos they visit every year. With beautiful oceanfront properties of all sizes, you are sure to find the ultimate getaway spot at the beach.

Murrells Inlet

Better known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet is home to some of the most beautiful waterfront houses and condos. You truly get the best of both worlds with inlet and oceanfront homes to buy or rent. Enjoy amazing seafood and entertainment at the famous Marsh Walk and explore the beautiful sights and sounds at Brookgreen Gardens.

Pawleys Island & Litchfield Beach

There is a rich history when it comes to Pawleys Island. With its “Arrogantly Shabby” reputation, you will find beautiful oceanfront properties with a lot of character. Families continue to travel to the island’s laidback and fun atmosphere. Great seafood, shopping and culture awaits in Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island.