Hotel at a Glance: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
Water rules at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. The expansive seaside property in Myrtle Beach features 22 pools, lazy rivers, water slides, hot tubs, and kiddie pools that keep the whole family happily soaked. Getting there is easy: a free shuttle runs back and forth from Myrtle Beach International Airport to the resort.
- Onsite dining: Three options include a tiki hut and a breakfast buffet.
- Rainy-day fun: There's plenty to do indoors, including several indoor patios and a trip to the game room.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Seaside Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s glass-floored gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk's hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of more than 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.