Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach

4.4
#4 of 9 in Nature in Coastal South Carolina
Pitch a tent and swim, go fishing, or hike at Myrtle Beach State Park. The beach is wide and sandy, and the absence of hotels keeps the area quiet compared to typical beach resorts. Plan a picnic, or ride horses. Children can join nature programs and visit the education center that features displays, aquariums, and reptiles. A campsite with 350 spots for tents and RVs is nestled within a maritime forest; six cabins are available for rent. Remember that there are no lifeguards at the beach. To visit Myrtle Beach State Park and other attractions in Myrtle Beach, use our Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary builder .
Create an itinerary including Myrtle Beach State Park
map
Myrtle Beach State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
1,502 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • October 3, 2017
    Nice little state park in the city. It opens very early and actually has cabins you rent rather than staying in hotel room. Some short trails. Anglers hit the pier early, which you access through the ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The ocean the way it should be. No high rise condo's here just nature. You can camp too. The fishing pier is great to walk out on and we rode our bikes all over the park. The bathroom at the shop was ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    I have visited Myrtle Beach several times but had never taken the time to stop in at the State Park until this year. It is beautiful!! You not only get to see the beach area but also the forest area w...  more »
Google
  • July 7, 2017
    Local will tell you, this beach is one of the very best. Yes, there is per person charge to get in. $5/adult, discounts for seniors and children over 5. Under 5 is free. For that price, you will find a well maintained and super clean beach. A fishing pier that won't charge you additional to go out on it like all the other ones do. The gift shop has all kinds of small things and some food. No restaurant though. The picnic grounds here are all on grass behind the dunes and under a nice shady canopy. They go quickly so plan on staking one out early. In addition to the beach, pier and picnic grounds, this park has a good number of hiking/biking trails through the woods. It also has a great campground for everything from giant RVs down to tents. Can't reserve more than 2 weeks out though.
  • July 7, 2017
    This is a great place for camping. When we first pulled up we were worried about privacy, but it worked out perfectly. You cannot drink alcohol here so if you're a young party animal probably not the best option for you, but for family camping and beach going it's a great place! Awesome convenience store! Beach was crowded, and there are sharks so swim with caution. All in all its a great place and we had a great time!
  • June 17, 2017
    Nice beaches that are clean. Easy access to the beach. The campground is family friendly. All sites have fire pits. All the staff I have met have been very friendly and helpful. It is quiet late at night. Very nice place to stay.
  • May 19, 2017
    It was so beautiful here! We absolutely loved it! For my husband, my son, and I it was $13 to get into the park which wasn't bad. The restrooms were not air conditioned but very clean! The pier was also very clean and well maintained. We saw quite a bit of wildlife. We really enjoyed our trip here!
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful! Awesome campground. Beach was wonderful. The kids programs were great. Should have a five star but the shower house gave our cold showers for 4 of the 7 days that I was there.

Plan your trip to Myrtle Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Myrtle Beach

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Myrtle Beach by other users

5 days in South Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM CANADA December, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South Carolina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Myrtle Beach & Charleston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in South Carolina BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans