BALD HEAD ISLAND

Bald Head Island is great for golf.  You drive north to Southport, NC (about 30 minutes) and take a ferry to the island.  There are no cars allowed there.    

 LITCHFIELD BEACH

Just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach is so much cleaner and more relaxing than Myrtle Beach. The water is cleaner and less murky too. There are no hotels on the beach, just private beach houses and some condos a few blocks away. There are a few places where the public can enter the beach, which are clearly marked with blue "Public Beach Access" signs, and you can park in the lot right by the stairs to the beach.