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“Beautiful Park”

Myrtle Beach State Park
Ranked #6 of 119 things to do in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was very impressed by the cleanliness and "natural landscaping". The only negative was I had to go to the Park to meet a horseback riding company that I had already paid for (beach access for the horses was at the Park) and did not have an option to meet them anyplace else. I still had to pay to get in the Park...felt that was a double hit and should have been waived. Other than that, I would like to go back and experience the Park itself on another visit.

2  Thank Helen K
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Myrtle Beach State Park is south of the tourist packed city and is usually a great way to get away from high-rise condos, packed beaches, and the tourist element. You travel through a beautiful wooded area to arrive at the main parking lot, souvenir shop with cantina, and the pier. For vacationing tourists who want to fish but do not want to haul tackle and bait on a trip, it's an affordable way to get in a fishing trip. Two years ago, South Carolina started requiring fishing licenses for surf fishing but you can surf off the pier with no license and you can rent poles and buy bait here. If you travel south of the main parking lot you will find smaller parking lots with less crowded beach fronts, shelters and bathrooms. While the main beach area and parking lots can fill up around the summer holidays, usually the Park is a way to get away from the crowd. On holiday weekends, arrive before 10am to ensure getting parking spot. The only negative is that there are sometimes family reunions going on, mostly in late May and June on the weekends, that cause smoke from grills, heavier traffic, and reunion guests can crowd the main pier beach area. See the park web site for admission - $5 per head and other rates. Locals should purchase an annual state park pass for unlimited entrance by family vehicle - the pass is a great bargain and benefit for South Carolinians. Finally, top secret - late April, early May and September after Labor Day are great times to visit state park beaches. It's like having a semi-private beach, particularly on weekdays, and the ocean is still warm enough for swimming.

5  Thank ZeldaMcSC
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Even though we been here either at the start or end of the tourist season we found the park to be a great place to visit and enjoy the day. Besides the clean restrooms and the gift store, you have easy access to the beach. Besides the picnic shelters, hiking trails and camp grounds you have a long fishing pier but there is an extra cost for fishing but you can walk out onto it with no extra fee. If you own a horse there here is a section of the park you can bring your horse trailer in and ride your horse along the trails and the off season you can ride your horse on the beach. If you go to the Myrtle Beach area take a break and enjoy this park,

1  Thank artgray44090
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My Husband and I visited the state park while on our Honeymoon and we absolutely loved it!! It was clean, it has clean restrooms, the people were friendly and the little store had great hand dipped ice cream. It has a more natural feel to it, with the trails that you can hike on, the picnic areas to eat, and the beach. We spent a lot of time here just walking around and looking for shells. It is priced great and you can leave out of the park and come back in during the day. It is perfect for a couple just wanting to spend some QT together or a family that just wants to hang out. We would defiantly urge anyone that likes to hike or spend time outdoors to go and enjoy :)

2  Thank C S
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

took part in the First Day Hike and it was well worth it. a park ranger led us on a stroll through the forest. she talked about ways to reconnect with nature and the value of getting outdoors. she led us on several thoughtful activities as we made our way around the park. wonderful experience!

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