7 Famous Sites on the Grand Strand You Won't Want to Miss

They’re places you’re likely to see on postcards and posters.


They’re symbols of your favorite vacation destination: Myrtle Beach. When you visit, you can get caught up in so much fun that you forget to drop by when you’re here sometimes. But they’re definitely spots you’d like to say “been there, don’t that” about.


Here’s a top list — which landmarks would you add?

Visit the winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, in Huntington Beach State Park. Rich in history, this castle is a must-see after you’ve visited Brookgreen Gardens. The house, circa 1931-33, features Spanish and Moorish influence and Archer’s imaginative touches. 

Atalaya Castle

You could easily spend the day shopping, eating, and being entertained on one site. There’s something for all ages. Visit Harley Davidson, Kwik-E-Mart, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Wet Willie’s, and more.

Birdseye View of Broadway

Head to Conway for a wonderful experience, learning about local history. You’ll want to make this part of your every visit to the Grand Strand! Consider becoming a member, and check out the new fish tank when you’re there.

Fish Swimming in Tank

It’s a 1.2-mile wooden boardwalk on the oceanfront, from Pier 14 to the 2nd Avenue Pier North. So much do to, so much to eat, so many places for awesome photo opportunities, too. Hit the Landshark Bar & Grill for a Taco Nacho and cold beer, and choose the perfect souvenirs in the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove.

Boardwalk, Ocean, Beaches, Beach,

Revamped and more beautiful than ever, SkyWheel recently reopened in time for summer. It’s an amazing experience, to see Myrtle Beach from such a rare perspective. Learn about the VIP experience and order tickets by visiting the website.

It’s a scenic spot you can take your dog for a hike or a day out on boardwalk trails in natural wetlands. These marvelous grounds host a magnificent array of sculptures. It’s all on 114 acres that include salt marsh, too, in Little River.

Heron in Marsh

Take a turn off the boardwalk and out into the Atlantic on this iconic Grand Strand pier. You’ll find great food and gorgeous views into the Atlantic and back to Myrtle Beach. You can even cast a line from there.

Pier14 Myrtle Beach
Paradise Sandals Buffet

One More Must-See (and must-stay): Paradise Resort

You’ll be treated right at Paradise Resort, a great place to stay for a visit to Myrtle Beach. You’ll enjoy your time here, with an amazing view and attentive staff. Join like-minded travelers in town for fun in the sun! See the winsome room layouts at Paradise Resort yourself, and book a stay today.

Paradise Giant Chess