Located along the ocean between Surfside Beach and North Myrtle Beach, the City of Myrtle Beach is at the heart of the Grand Strand. A lively culture of fun permeates the environment here, making Myrtle Beach both a sought-after place to call home, as well as a desirable vacation destination.
Myrtle Beach began as a humble seaside town with scant paved roads and very little traffic. Over the years, the area continued to grow until it became incorporated in 1957. The city acquired its name after the preponderance of Wax Myrtle shrubs that grow here.
The beautiful sandy beaches and mild-tempered, gentle waters stretch uninterrupted along the city’s coastline, offering beach-goers a chance to swim, boogie-board, and sunbathe, while the more adventurous pursue jet skiing, parasailing, and hang-gliding. The area around Springmaid Pier is a popular spot for dining, while the pier itself is a destination for fishermen, bicyclists, and pedestrians taking in the sea breeze.