Hotel at a Glance: Beach Cove Resort
At Beach Cove Resort, you can kick off your vacation with a margarita by the beach at the bar and grill. From here, you can easily reach the three oceanfront hot tubs or the four heated pools surrounded by an expansive tropical deck. The lazy river isn’t too far either; it’ll take you along a 350-foot stretch of serene waters.
- Private oceanfront balconies: Watch the Atlantic waves crash in. Inside, your suite is outfitted with an efficiency kitchen, blackout drapes, and free WiFi and coffee.
- Recent accolade: 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- Distance from boardwalk: 12 miles
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, 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.
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 nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the golf capital of the world.