Top Reasons to Stay at Long Bay Resort
- You can splash around in the indoor pool and 250-foot lazy river, or take a stroll along a private stretch of palm-lined beachfront. There’s also an outdoor pool and three indoor whirlpools.
- Oceanfront queen rooms have private balconies overlooking the resort and the Atlantic Ocean. Oceanfront suites add a separate living room and a kitchen.
- Choose a three-bedroom condo for the most room (enough for four adults and six kids under 16).
- Grab meals at the onsite cafe or restaurant, where you can enjoy a breakfast buffet as well as lunch and dinner. There’s also a Starbucks at the resort.
- Through the hotel, golfers can book tee times at dozens of courses in the area. ####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.