4 DEC 2018

It's already time to start planning your North Myrtle Beach summer vacation.

There’s no doubt that the ocean draws thousands of vacationers to the Grand Strand every year. When summer comes, we have a natural urge to cool off in the water, whether that be in a pool or on the beach. When you come to North Myrtle Beach, you come for everything the beach has to offer; especially our warm water, mild surf, and endless miles of soft sand. But there’s more to the South Carolina coast than just the ocean...

The Intracoastal Waterway runs right through North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach, and offers calm waters for small to mid-size boats to cruise anywhere along the east coast of the US. Vacationers use the waterway for sailing, fishing, kayaking, and jet skiing, and there are plenty of businesses that rent the appropriate equipment.

You can rent the watercraft of your choice and float down the waterway as long or short as you’d like, and even stop to see the many Grand Strand attractions along the way. If you don’t want to get in the water, you can arrange to eat at one of the waterside restaurants that feature decks. You won’t soon forget sitting down to a plate of your favorite seafood while watching the sunset and the boats sailing by.

If you come here to fish in the ocean, or if you just want to cruise in the open sea, you can access it through the Little River Inlet, just north of North Myrtle Beach. If you don’t have your own boat, just join a charter group at Hurricane Fleet and fish off their boat or sign up for their scenic Dolphin Cruise. There are also several lakes and rivers to fish, canoe, or kayak in within a few hours’ drive.