Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach

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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.
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  • Sat on the beach for several hours. Be sure to bring your sunscreen. Many umbrellas were up for shade. Observed one family with 2 small kids bring a small pup tent- they were approached by a ranger....  more
    Sat on the beach for several hours. Be sure to bring your sunscreen. Many umbrellas were up for shade. Observed one family with 2 small kids bring a small pup tent- they were approached by a ranger....  more »
  • We visited the beach on a holiday weekend. It was busy, but I did not feel crowded on the beach. The beach was very clean (no trash). The pier offered a wonderful view and fun place to fish from if... 
    We visited the beach on a holiday weekend. It was busy, but I did not feel crowded on the beach. The beach was very clean (no trash). The pier offered a wonderful view and fun place to fish from if...  more »
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  • We were looking forward to visiting this park. I have to say the person on the gate was so polite and so helpful a very pleasant surprise as you rarely get that in south Florida where we live. He also gave us a few useful hints including telling us the entry receipt would give us free entry into a close by State Park called Huntington Beach State Park if went the same day. The parks are open until 10pm so very doable in a day. There are so many small parking lots to give you a different location to visit within the park. There is a pier which is advertised as “it’s always free to walk on our pier”, but of course the entry charge to the park of $8 per adult, without any reduction for seniors or locals etc, means you are paying really. Be aware pets are not allowed on the pier and you have to go through the gift shop to enter so you will be checked. We also saw a pod of Dolphin swim by the pier and no matter how often you see that that it is still a sight that warms your heart. The camp ground offered lots of shade and is very close to the beach but does not offer beach views as far as we could tell. The beach is very clean with fine white sand and is great to walk on as it has a very firm base near the waterline. We went in March so it was pretty quiet. There are walking trails through the trees which are not over taxing, but be prepared to appear from your trail in a different spot to your car. This didn’t bother us but it will mean you have to navigate your way back to your car. All part of the fun for us and it gave another opportunity to investigate this park and continue to enjoy a very relaxing time in the cold but on a bright sunny blue sky day.
  • Beautiful park, nice trails, nice people, amazing beach, great playground and pier access included. Really great for solo camping, large families and everything in between. Our kids love this park. It's so close to everything but feels miles away and the beaches are less crowded and very clean. There's a nature trail by the nature center that leads right to the playground and beach. Some sites may be hard for large rigs but there's plenty that are pretty easy to get into, including some with full hookups. Our last site was 237 and it was very easy to get into as it's on a loop corner and was full hookup; our TT is 38' ball to bumper so that's saying a lot :). Where else can you spend a week at the beach for $250!

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