Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach

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The Grand Strand is a large stretch of beaches on the East Coast of the United States extending from Little River to Georgetown in the U.S. State of South Carolina. It consists of more than 60 miles along an essentially uninterrupted arc of beach land, beginning around the Little River and terminating at Winyah Bay. The population of the Grand Strand was 329,449 at the 2010 United States Census.The term Grand Strand dates back to a November 19, 1949 The Myrtle Beach Sun column titled "From the Grandstand" and another titled "From the Grand Strand" on December 3, 1949 in The Myrtle Beach News. "Strand" itself derives from the German Strand, meaning "beach".The area has become a major tourist attraction along the Southeastern coast, with its primary city, Myrtle Beach, attracting over ten million visitors each season. It is home to numerous restaurants and theme parks, making it popular with families and college students in the summer and snowbirds during the winter.ClimateAccording to Köppen climate classification, the Myrtle Beach area has a humid subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, giving the area a more oceanic feel. The city experiences cool winters and hot, humid summers.
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  • The Grand Strand has just about everything you could want for a night in Myrtle Beach. Lined with ice cream vendors and beach stores, there is always something to do on the strip. There are the Ripley...  more »
  • Love the grand strand. Great shops with a little bit of everything, great array of restaurants and snack shops and lots of people watching to do.  more »
  • The Grand Strand offers the best golf vacations in the U.S.A. Prices range from reasonable to very expensive and the quality and variety of courses cannot be beat. There are 1000's of rooms to pick fr...  more »
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