North Myrtle Beach

Home of the Shag

The nine-mile long beach community of North Myrtle Beach continues to thrive, almost 50 years after its inception. In 1968, four existing communities – Cherry Grove, Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, and Crescent Beach – were combined to form the city. Prominent annual festivals celebrate everything from St. Patrick’s Day to the end of summer. North Myrtle Beach is also the birthplace of the Shag dance, which became the official state dance of South Carolina in 1984. Strains of beach music can be heard in the Ocean Drive section nearly every night as those who love the Shag dance the night away. While Duplin Winery offers entertainment for adults, the Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise provides fun for the entire family. You’ll love the small-town charm of this community, which is home to Barefoot Landing and a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment, and shopping options. Right next to Barefoot landing, you’ll find the Myrtle Beach Safari Preservation Station where you can get up close and personal with tigers, tiger cubs and baby gibbons!

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