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As the name suggests, North Myrtle Beach is located just north (about 10 miles) of Myrtle Beach
proper. Bordered by Little River
to the north, North Myrtle Beach is slightly smaller and more family-oriented than Myrtle Beach, but it boasts comparable attractions including award-winning restaurants
, and golf
North Myrtle Beach became a city in 1968 when four Grand Strand communities north of the popular vacation destination consolidated to create a new municipality. Cherry Grove
, Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive joined forces and now comprise a tourist spot that rivals its sister city. Today, vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach are primarily identified as being in one of these areas.
Quieter and more relaxed than its neighbor to the south, North Myrtle Beach offers a resort-like atmosphere while still offering access to all the entertainment and amenities of the Grand Strand. In North Myrtle Beach, you can enjoy a day by the sea, play a round or two of golf, and do some high-end outlet or boutique shopping.
North Myrtle Beach nightlife leans toward an older, perhaps more "dignified" crowd. You can find fine restaurants, cigar bars, dinner theaters, and shows together in a dense, often walkable, area. In addition to this wide mix of evening performing arts, North Myrtle Beach also hosts the House of Blues, which brings national acts to the stage all year round.
In the unusual event you run out of things to do in North Myrtle Beach, you are a mere five minutes – if that! – from Myrtle Beach. Adding a few more miles to your drive, Garden City Beach
, Surfside Beach
, Murrells Inlet
, and Pawleys Island
are in close proximity to North Myrtle as well.