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The popular Cherry Grove neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach was developed in the 1950s and named for Cherry Grove Plantation, which occupied this area as early as 1735. The plantation was named for the native cherry trees (Prunus serotina) that proliferated the area. Over the years the plantation acreage was divided and sold, and in the 1859 Nicholas Nixon bought 9,940 acres of Cherry Grove Plantation from Colonel Daniel Jordan. By the 1920s, Nixon descendants began to develop the land.

Cherry Grove

Patrick Burke of Madison, South Dakota, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

When the Cherry Grove community was established in the mid-twentieth century, it was still a suburb of neighboring Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach became a separate city in 1968, incorporating Cherry Grove along with the Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, and Ocean Drive communities.

Cherry Grove North Myrtle Beach

David Smith of Little River, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Below, the native beach plant commonly known as prickly pear (Opuntia pusilla) reminds beach walkers at Cherry Grove that it is a member of the cactus family with its spiny flesh. The plant is prolific in the coastal dunes of South Carolina, and despite its painful barbs, produces a lovely yellow bloom in the early summer. The presence of prickly pear is a natural way of discouraging people from treading in the dunes, which contributes to erosion.

Cherry Grove Prickly Pear

Sharon McFalls of Spartanburg,2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Today Cherry Grove is a popular vacation destination, boasting Grand Strand attractions while also providing a sanctuary from the bustle of Myrtle Beach. Not only does the beach attract visitors, but the serenity of the tidal marsh, seen below, draws fishermen and naturalists to its quiet waters. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound in the marsh, where a variety of shore birds, crustaceans, and marine life inhabit its channels.

Cherry Grove Marsh

David Smith of Little River, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The notable Cherry Grove Pier, seen in the top photo, was rebuilt in 1989 after Hurricane Hugo. However, the Cherry Grove Pier is not the only fishing pier in the area. The photos below are of the Sea Cabin fishing pier. Sea Cabin is a resort in Cherry Grove featuring condominiums, a swimming pool, the pier, and – of course – ocean access.

More Pictures of Cherry Grove

Sea Cabin Fishing Pier

David Smith of Little River, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Sea Cabin PIer

David Smith of Little River, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Sea Cabin Pier Cherry Grove

David Smith of Little River, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Cherry Grove Shoreline

Sharon McFalls, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Cherry Grove

Contributor Patrick Burke shares, “My wife and I have spent a lot of time here in Cherry Grove and absolutely love it!”

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Cherry Grove Info

Address: North Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
GPS Coordinates: 33.830394,-78.630565

Cherry Grove Map

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