The first state park in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach State Beach is in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It has 312 acres of ... More
Myrtle Beach State Park
The first state park in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach State Beach is in the heart of Myrtle Beach. It has 312 acres of oceanfront and is one of the last natural areas in this area. Spend just a day or rent a campsite or 2-bedroom cabin and stay for the whole summer. The Nature Center has displays of animals, fish, plants and flowers of the area and an easy-to-hike nature trail which is only 3/4 mile one way. This park also has a store, gift shop, playground, and fishing form the pier or surf. Opens daily at 6 am.
this is a beutiful place but the 30 amp electric hook up should be putting out anywere from 110 to 127 volts only puts out about 95 to 100 volts and it will destroy your motorhome a/c. I told the ranger about the problem and they didnt really seem to care about it. So we could only have lights at night or air conditioning but not both. Do not stay here in a motorhome or camper go somewhere else
I have been going to this park a few times a year all my life! it is an awesome place to be! I cannot believe some of the negative remarks here about this great park! like being upset over how fish were treated on the pier! is that a joke or what??? well I can not find one bad thing to say about this park except maybe the pier could be a little longer
The pier is not for "ladies" or children. Foul language from locals and one guy was catching baby shark and smashing their skulls and throwing them back in. Really rough. Got home and the next day had a flat tire. Think I got it there in the camp ground. Had nightmares about the place and how the fish were treated.
Just returned from 7 nights at Myrtle Beach State Park and we loved it! A couple minute walk from our campsite to the beach, which was awesome. The beach was very clean. I felt the bath houses were above-par for a state park (at least the ones we've stayed at). Campsites were smaller than we are used to, but we expected that and it was better than we thought. The park staff were very friendly. We had no problems during our stay and will definitely be back!
Unfortunately 3 of the 5 cabins where broke into during our stay in May 2009 windows old due to age off cabin easy assess for break in, our cabin alone they took 2 cameras & cash approximately $700.00 Furniture old, thank goodness we had air mattress to use since sofa bed was worn out, over sized chair took up a lot of room, small appliances and pots & pans need replaced as well.
Don't go on the 4th of July. We went last year to camp and you had to sit in traffic to enter the park for over an hour. The park was packed and loud with no where to park or picnic. It was terrible.We will never camp or go any where near the park during the 4th of July again.
We love this park. My husband and I spent our honeymoon, 27 years ago there. We, over the years took our children there for vacations and camped, some years in tents, one year in the cabins and some in an R.V.,. Only once did we stay in one of the many Hotels on the strip........we were so miserable, we spent several days paying to be at Myrtle Beach State Park all day instead. My family and I love everything about the park. We have always found it, quiet, peaceful, with interesting things for the kids to do and learn about, Clean facilities, and some of the nicest and most helpful park employees you could ever hope for. This park has sort of become a home away from home for us. But, as I said, my husband and I spent our honeymoon there, 27 years ago and we haven't had a vacation there ALONE,.... since....ha,ha.....but, now the kids are grown and the middle of October, when our anniversary comes up, we are planning our first vacation/second honeymoon, I guess you might say, at Myrtle Beach State Park............ALONE !!!!!!...well, my little dog has to go........but, thats a must....... for the first time no KID'S !!!!! I can't wait. I have heard that they now have turned the Camp Store into an internet Cafe type thing....not sure, we haven't had the pleasure of visiting in a couple of years but, if that is true....it may not be much of a second honeymoon for me, if my husband discovers that........ha,ha....Maybe there will still be some cute life gaurds for me to stay busy watching....... Kidding aside......... Anyone looking for nothing but pure relaxation, peacefulness, nothing but friendly smiles.........please give this park a try. Trust me, you will love it. Unless you are the type who needs "wear you out activities", noise, and pure exhaustion.... then I suggest staying in town. To all who take care of and run Myrtle Beach State Park........Thank You, and I will see you soon. Cold or not, I will be there.
As a lifelong northeast Tn resident, I've been to Myrtle Beach quite a few times, but never knew this park existed. My daughter and I tent-camped there 2 nights on a relatively spur-of-the-moment trip, and we were very impressed. The park is clean and well-kept, the beach is much less crowded than the more commercial areas closer to the Strand, and the staff we met were extremely pleasant. The park naturalist (whose name I [regretfully] didn't get) spent time on the beach talking with us about the park and their sea turtle nest protection program. I was impressed both with her willingness to spend time talking with us and answering our questions and with the fact she was out late at night checking the nests because she was concerned the hatchlings from the northern-most nest might try to go toward the lights of the Strand rather than toward the white crests of the ocean waves.
Both my daughter and I were very pleased with our experience here, and look forward to visiting again. The rates were very reasonable, our tent site had electricity, water, and a fire ring, restroom/shower facilities were convenient and well-maintained, and access to the beach was close. The campground has 300 sites, and although there were no vacancies when we were there, it was very quiet at night. The only thing I would think of counting as a negative is that the campsites are really close together, but if you're out and about as we were, it's not really a problem. The park was very secure; we could come and go as we pleased, but park employees checked each car coming in to make sure park permits were in order. I felt very safe, and couldn't have asked for friendlier or more helpful staff. I would recommend this park and campground to any of my friends.
I am shocked that there are so many positive reviews of this place! I guess in comparison to the other beach areas in Myrtle Beach, the state park is nice, but compared to other beaches just an hour or so north or south of Myrtle Beach, it is awful!! The airport's flight path flies directly over the park and disrupts any chance at a relaxing day at the beach! Again, perhaps it is good compared to other areas in Myrtle Beach, but the sand had cigarettes and paper litter almost wherever you looked!
We camped here for 5 nights and have never before met so many unfriendly (at best) and rude (at worst) campers and staff members! Usually campers are a friendly group, but not here! It seems that everyone goes out of their way not to say hello - or even to make eye contact!
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