Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a paradise for outdoor recreation. From dozens of top-tier golf courses to miles of beach and parks for all ages and abilities, there's something for everyone. Let's take a look at some of North Myrtle Beach's best parks in this lush area of South Carolina. McLean Park, North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, Cherry Grove Oceanfront Park, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve and Vereen Memorial Gardens are all great places to explore.
Myrtle Beach State Park is one of the best parks in the area, with 278 campsites available and 138 of those sites having water, electricity and sewer connections. There are also six types of cabin rentals located close to the beach, which is open for swimming and other water activities. The park has seven picnic shelters, two gift shops, and a fishing pier. Savannah's Playground is located between the Grand Park sports complex and Farrow Parkway.
It's just north of Horry-Georgetown Technical School and offers visitors of all ages and abilities several areas of play and discovery. The equipment and play areas include a musical play space, challenge ropes and zip lines, water games, interactive equipment that responds to touch, an early childhood development area for children from 0 to 5 years old, a special play area for older children and adults, a large swing suitable for all ages and abilities, and a fitness track with equipment and stations for exercising on circuits. Gardens By the Sea Park is a white sand beach located near the Pine Lakes Country Club and the Dunes Village Resort. It's the ideal place to swim, sunbathe and just relax.
Build a sandcastle and then take a dip in the ocean. Don't forget to bring a picnic lunch; tables and benches are available for public use. Gardens By the Sea park facilities include public restrooms, water fountains and a children's playground with water slides, swings and other equipment. There is no admission fee and there is public parking nearby.
Barc Park South is another great spot to visit with your canine friend. It's located just south of Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), the waterfront and the Family Kingdom amusement park. The city of North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation manages 11 urban parks, more than 300 acres of natural areas, a community recreation center and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Today, the South Cape Fear Off-Road Bike Association keeps the park open to the public with no admission fee. Myrtle Beach truly is a paradise for outdoor recreation.
Visit Myrtle Beach to visit its state park and camping facilities, or spend time at one of the beach parks such as Gardens By the Sea. Take your best canine friend to Barc Park South or don't miss a Horry County Bike & Run Park tour.