MYRTLE BEACH LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
The Beach Cove Resort is right across the street from the popular Barefoot Landing, which includes top area restaurants, shows, and animal attractions.
If you are looking for additional shopping while in town, our resort is convenient to several malls and the Tanger Outlets. Get ready to experience fresh seafood, the best burgers around, and a ton of excellent pizza options. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach restaurants such as Flying Fish, Wild Wing Cafe, and Dick’s Last Resort. Don’t miss the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues.
The Reptile Capital of the World, Alligator Adventure is located not far from The Beach Cove Resort near Barefoot Landing. Stay at a safe distance and get amazing views of a variety of alligators as well as crocodiles, frogs, snakes and turtles. Meet Bob, the tailless American alligator, or Utan, one of the biggest crocs on display in the U.S. weighing in at 2,000 pounds. If you are lucky you will get to see alligator informational shows and you may even get to touch a gator. At Alligator Adventure you can view non-reptile animals as well like the African serval, Eurasian eagle owl, Egyptian fruit bats, sarus cranes and ring tailed lemurs, just to name a few. This North Myrtle Beach attraction is perfect for any animal lover and for those who want to learn more about the alligators and other species during their vacation.
DOWNWIND SAILS WATERSPORTS
Families looking for a water adventure in Myrtle Beach may look no further than Downwind Sails. With parasailing opportunities for one to three people at a time to jet ski rides on the open ocean, Downwind Sails has the experience and equipment required for a fun and safe water activity experience. Additional popular services provided include banana boat rides for up to six people at once, hobie cat rentals, single and double-seated ocean kayak rentals, and kite boarding lessons. Visit this Myrtle Beach watersports company for an enjoyable and thrilling vacation experience!
MYRTLE BEACH BOARDWALK
The $6.5 million Myrtle Beach Boardwalk runs parallel to the Myrtle Beach coast. A recent addition to the long list of popular attractions in Myrtle Beach, the Boardwalk has quickly risen to the top. More than a mile long, the Boardwalk stretches from the 2nd Avenue Pier to slightly past Pier 14. With views of the waves crashing ashore, the gondolas of the SkyWheel and the visitors frolicking along the beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular place to people-watch, go for a stroll, get a family photo, have lunch or just enjoy the views. With various benches, walkways to the beach, a park for concerts and special events as well as shops like the Gay Dolphin and restaurants like Landshark and Moe Moons, this is the perfect place for a family to visit while on vacation.
FAMILY KINGDOM AMUSEMENT PARK
Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a seasonal Myrtle Beach attraction located about 25 minutes south of Beach Cove Resort. Featuring an amusement park and a water park, this attraction has something fun for the whole family. The Splashes Oceanfront Water Park is located on the ocean side of Ocean Boulevard and features a water slide, lazy river and more. The Amusement Park features a variety of rides like the classic Ferris wheel and bumper cars as well as the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster and the new Twist ‘n Shout Coaster. Kids will enjoy rides made just for them like the 4×4 Big Trucks, Kiddie Coaster, Wet Boats and Frog Hopper. Family Kingdom Amusement Park also features two go-kart tracks, an arcade, midway games, snack stand, seasonal entertainment and various additional rides.
Where can you see sharks up close and touch a sting ray and see a mermaid? At Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach of Course! Located about 20 minutes south of Beach Cove Resort at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-visit Myrtle Beach attraction. Perfect for all ages, the aquarium features a variety of exhibits including Rainbow Rock, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay and the Friendship Flats. Come face to face with a sandbar shark, admire the colors on a poison dart frog or feel the back of a ray as it swims by. At Ripley’s Aquarium you can view fish and other sea life from all over the world including octopuses, eels, piranhas and catfish. Hungry visitors can visit the Feeding Frenzy Eatery and kids can pick out a souvenir at the Ripley’s Cargo Hold Gift Shop. Open year-round, this Myrtle Beach attraction is perfect for your visit no matter what time of year your vacation is.
Go back in time to when the Pavilion was still intact in Myrtle Beach. Although you can’t actually return to the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, you can enjoy the sights, sounds and rides of Pavilion Park in Myrtle Beach. A Broadway at the Beach attraction, this park is home to fun rides for kids like the Kiddie Dunes Buggie Ride, The Caterpillar Ride and the Kiddie Tea Cup Ride. Adults will also enjoy taking a stroll down memory lane on the carousel from 1912, the Wave Swinger or The Pirate Ship ride. Try your hand at one of the midway games like Mini Basketball or Duck Pond and enjoy traditional fair food like cotton candy, corn dogs and funnel cakes at this Myrtle Beach attraction.
BIG “M” CASINO
Enjoy the waterfront views and win BIG aboard South Carolina’s only Casino offering 2 luxury yachts! Party in style and test your skills and luck with tables games like Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Roulette, Craps and Let-It-Ride. Experience the rush that comes along with flashing lights and sound when you win at our slot machines! Each cruise has an optional all-you-can-eat buffet, and select cruises feature fun entertainment or Bingo!
TIGERS MYRTLE BEACH SAFARI
Are you in for a wild time during your stay here in Myrtle Beach? No, it’s not what you’re thinking … A wildly unforgettable experience is waiting to be discovered at TIGERS Myrtle Beach Safari, a local hidden treasure of global proportions, that’s home to more than 130 wild animals, including 60 tigers. Once you do, it will be life-changing. TIGERS is not a zoo or a drive-thru safari. The animals here on our 50-acre wildlife preserve are center stage in this fully interactive, hands-on Wild Encounters Tour, where you can actually cuddle up to tiger cubs, pet wolf pups, share a laugh with our apes, witness adult tigers running at full speed across the lawn, and feed Bubbles, our African elephant. Plus, this is the only place in the world where you can meet the liger, the world’s largest big cat at more than 900 pounds. It’s a three-hour tour that’s once in a lifetime. Take a walk on the wild side.
SKYWHEEL MYRTLE BEACH
An oceanfront attraction, the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel takes visitors high in the sky in enclosed gondolas.
This Ferris wheel is unique in that it provides views on the ocean, downtown Myrtle Beach and the Ocean Boulevard strip. You can choose to ride during the day to get the best ocean views, or at sunset to watch the color of the sky change, or at night when the Sky Wheel itself illuminates the night sky and the lights of Myrtle Beach twinkle below, you will have a magnificent time. Rising nearly 200 feet in the air and carrying 42 viewing gondolas, the SkyWheel flight lasts for about 8 to 10 minutes. Bring you camera to snap shots of the views or take night photos from the ground as the colors on the SkyWheel spin together. Come see why the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the most popular and one of the most photographed attractions in Myrtle Beach.
Located less than a mile from Beach Cove Resort, Barefoot Landing is home to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment on the north end of Myrtle Beach. A haven for good times and family memories, Barefoot Landing is a must-visit location on your North Myrtle Beach vacation. With an array of shops, you can pick up just about anything here from gourmet olive oil to golf gear to a new pair of sunglasses or a cute new dress. Browse shops like Beach’s Best Candles, Fashion Express, Sports Zone, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Southern Pearls, Van Heusen or Lids. When it comes to dining, Barefoot Landing is known for housing high-quality and delicious restaurants. Here you will find some of the best on the Grand Strand including Greg Norman’s Australian Grille and sweeter options like Boardwalk Coffee House, Funnel Cake Island and River Street Sweets. In addition to dining and shopping, Barefoot Landing is host to some of the best entertainment in the area in such venues as the House of Blues and Alabama Theatre as well as popular attractions like Alligator Adventure and T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station.
BROADWAY AT THE BEACH
Broadway at the Beach is a shopping and dining hub, similar to Barefoot Landing. Located farther south than Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach is home to some of the most visited Myrtle Beach attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium and WonderWorks. Fun for meandering with your family during the day and full of nightlife in the evening, Broadway at the Beach is a great family and couple’s destination. Wind your way through the Backstage Mirror Maze, try your hand at Dragon’s Lair Mini Golf, or whip over the lake on the Soar + Explore Zipline. Dining options are also abundant and include choices like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery, Ben & Jerry’s, Walbergers, Froyoz and Landry’s Seafood. After the sun sets, The Avenue becomes one of the hottest nightlife spots at the beach. From Hard Rock Café’s beautiful new location to Dave & Busters and the new nightclub Oz, you can dance the night away without having to leave Broadway at the Beach.