The Best Beach Houses and Hotels to Book in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Catch a stunning sunset over the water when you stay at these properties in North Myrtle Beach
Catch a stunning sunset over the water when you stay at these properties in North Myrtle Beach | © Club Wyndham Westwinds / Expedia
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North Myrtle Beach boasts 9mi (14km) of glorious sand on the Grand Strand – a 60mi (97km) stretch of Atlantic beaches. From Cherry Grove in the north with its fishing pier to Windy Hill Beach in the south, you’ll find plenty of space to set up your beach umbrella or explore coastal waters. Other outdoor pursuits include golf, exploring nearby vineyards and hiking the Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, while family-friendly fun includes gator-spotting at Alligator Adventure and fairground rides at the OD Pavilion Amusement Park. But to do all that, first you need to find the best beach houses and hotels to stay in. Here’s our pick of the best, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. North Beach Resort & Villas, for family-friendly seafront stays

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North Beach Resort & Villas
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North Beach Rentals offers luxurious houses of all sizes as well as condos with stupendous sea views, all located at Windy Hill Beach. Fully equipped houses range from one to five bedrooms and some have a pool. The condos have up to five bedrooms with balconies that overlook the beach. The enormous pool complex features a swim-up bar, a lazy river and invigorating pools, and there’s a spa and large fitness center. Hungry? Head to 21 Main Prime Steakhouse for slabs of 28-day dry-aged meats, cooked just the way you like it.

2. My Myrtle Beach Retreat, for beach house stays


My Myrtle Beach Retreat
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If you’re looking for a beach house in North Myrtle Beach to accommodate the whole family or a big party of friends, you’ve come to the right place. There are 11 pastel-colored bedrooms with comfy beds in this fully equipped home with a pool, hot tub and barbecue, all set within steps of Cherry Grove Beach. It’s a golf-lover’s dream, too: there are at least five golf clubs within a 10-minute drive, while the kids will love Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, a short walk away.

3. Club Wyndham Westwinds, for ocean-view suites

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Club Wyndham Westwinds
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Wake up to gorgeous sea views at this resort right on Atlantic Beach. One- and two-bedroom suites are fully furnished and elegantly decorated, with balconies overlooking the ocean. The resort boasts watersports, tennis, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, and plenty to keep the kids busy. You’ll find championship golf courses close by, as well as excellent shopping and dozens of restaurants. For true Southern hospitality, try the jambalaya and the live music at nearby House of Blues.

4. Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach, for self-catering with beach views


Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach
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If long walks on the beach appeal to you, then this well-regarded resort could just be the place for your holiday. The resort is right on the beach and offers great amenities for you and the kids. One-, two- and three-bedroom condos are tastefully appointed in neutral shades, with welcome pops of color in the form of funky curtains and cushions in bold patterns. Private balconies overlook the sea. Grab a snack poolside for lunch, watch the sunset with a specialty Soco Hurricane cocktail in hand at the Tree Top Lounge then grab a Texas BBQ burger or plate of fish tacos at Just Off Main.

5. Seaside Resort 902 North Myrtle Beach, for beachfront condo stays


Seaside Resort 902 North Myrtle Beach
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The condo on offer at this beachside resort has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony for watching the greatest show on earth when the blood-red sun sinks below the waves. Fire up the barbecue by the pool while your friends soak in the hot tub or float down the lazy river. Just off South Ocean Boulevard, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out, with popular eateries such as the Midtown Bistro and Molly Darcy’s on the Beach within a 10-minute walk. It’s also a short drive from golf courses. For an extra thrill, treat the kids to a day at nearby Alligator Adventure.

6. Barefoot Resort by Palmetto Vacations, for keen golfers

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Barefoot Resort by Palmetto Vacations
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This tastefully decorated, two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at Barefoot Resort sleeps up to six people and is fully equipped for that home-away-from-home feel. The resort sits on its own private golfing green, just off the Intracoastal Waterway, with boating, fishing and dinner cruises also on offer. Windy Hill Beach is less than 2mi (3.2km) away and a shuttle is provided in high season. Don’t miss the four-course feast at Pirates Voyage, a five-minute drive away, with its swashbuckling antics, stunts involving cannons and mermaids.

7. Hampton Inn North Myrtle Beach – Harbourgate, for access to the Intracoastal Waterway

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Hampton Inn North Myrtle Beach – Harbourgate
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On the Intracoastal Waterway next to the Cherry Grove Marina, the reliable Harbourgate Hampton Inn offers spacious, carpeted rooms decked out in neutral shades and equipped with comfortable beds. A complimentary hot breakfast is included, and perks include a fitness center and indoor pool. Deep-sea fishing outfits and dolphin-spotting cruises are just a few minutes’ stroll, while the popular Cherry Grove Beach is just a five-minute drive away. Have a drink at the hotel’s Grove Bar, then saunter out for a steak or grilled fish at Filet’s Waterfront nearby.

8. Towers at North Myrtle Beach, for family fun

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Towers at North Myrtle Beach
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Luxurious accommodations at the beachside Towers include one-, two- and three-bedroom condos as well as guest rooms, all with fully equipped kitchens and a touch of class in the form of leather chairs and granite worktops. All have roomy balconies, most with spectacular sea views. The jungle-themed water park will delight the kids while you float in the pool, lazy river or hot tubs, or work out in the fitness center. On weekends, Snooky’s Oceanfront is the place to be for brunch, just steps away.

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