Family-Friendly Resort Steps from Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach's classic wooden boardwalk stretches alongside the Atlantic Ocean for a little over a mile. It’s partly thanks to the boardwalk’s wealth of amusement-park attractions that U.S. News Travel ranked Myrtle Beach one of the nation's top beach destinations for families. Camelot By The Sea by Oceana Resorts is set right along the oceanfront, just steps from the boardwalk and the flashy SkyWheel ferris wheel. Guests of all ages can enjoy the resort’s own family-friendly offerings; chief among them is a 200-foot-long, partially indoor lazy river.
Other aquatic amenities include a heated indoor pool and a hot tub that seats up to 12 people or two healthily proportioned octopuses. In warmer months, guests migrate to an outdoor pool fringed by palm trees. And, of course, Myrtle Beach's pristine shoreline is right outside.
At the end of the day, families can retire to an oceanfront room decorated in a palette of colors such as cobalt blue and canary yellow. A private balcony looks out on sweeping views of the Atlantic, and units are equipped with a full kitchen.
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.
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