MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | You obviously like the outdoors if you’re reading this.
Yep, you’re our captive audience.
But we didn’t invite you to the Myrtle Beach area to play golf and then tuck yourself away until the next round. Thankfully, there’s nothing that say you can’t keep playing under the sun after you’ve trunked the clubs until the next round.
South Carolina’s Grand Strand provides a bevy of all-day stops for those hoping to breathe in the fresh air. Whether you’re worried about socially distancing or not, all of these options offer up those opportunities – by foot, wheels or water.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
Jumping head first into a crashing wave doesn’t sound like as much fun if you’re talking about cooler temps. That doesn’t mean all the water we have at our disposal here is geared up with a “Closed” sign after Labor Day.
Many of the pontoon rental spots stay open well into the late fall. These are a great opportunity to cruise the Intracoastal Waterway north or south with your golfing foursome. The options are also much more flexible, from all-day treks to two-hour rentals that give you a different way to view the area.
Want to stretch your sea legs a bit more? The off-shore excursions here are limitless. If you’re into casting a line and take your chances at a big catch, we’ve got you covered. If you’re just along for the ride, chances are you’ll see something no offered back home, too.
And, don’t forget, those 60 or so miles of beachfront property is still every bit the relaxing draw that it is over the summer months.
TRADING IN THE WHEELS
The golf carts you’re going to use while you’re here serve a purpose, but the courses get pretty peeved when you take it off their grounds. Thankfully, there are other ways to make a quick jaunt around without getting a minor felony attached to your vacation costs.
If you’re in the mood for a bump around the backwoods and swamp lands that make up a significant portion of Horry County, there are multiple ATV tours designed to get your blood flowing.
Those looking to hop around one of the newest developed areas in Myrtle Beach – Market Common – have the choice between Segways and motorized bicycles, both in terms of guided tours and straight freedom rides.
NO SPIKES REQUIRED
The number of pedestrian paradises in and around Myrtle Beach are a selling point to the locals, but that’s not to say you have to own property here to take advantage.
The likes of Brookgreen Gardens and Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park are a perfect double-up couples afternoon visit after a round on the south end.
If you want the option for add-ons, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Murrells Inlet Marshwalk (top photo) each have plenty of stops along the way for a drink and/or a bite to eat and even some cool photogenic spots to serve as a cool backdrop for a picture.