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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach USA

As one of South Carolina’s most visited regions, Myrtle Beach attracts around 20 million holidaymakers a year with its sandy beaches, restaurants and golf courses. The area's subtropical climate welcomes spring breakers, retirees and everyone in between to let loose, relax and have fun.

The first known settlers of Myrtle Beach were the native Waccamaw tribe, who cultivated the land for centuries. Following the arrival of European colonials, tobacco plantations and farming saw the region prosper, before the introduction of the railroad in the 19th century brought the influence of new cultures and technology. It wasn't until 1900 that a competition was held to give the city its name. The winner chose ‘Myrtle Beach’, after a shrub common to the area.

The biggest draw of Myrtle Beach is its 100-kilometre stretch of white-sand beaches known as the ‘Grand Strand’, where locals and tourists flock daily for relaxation, parties and volleyball. Further along the promenade, you’ll find the Garden City Pier and the Skywheel where you can appreciate picturesque views of the city.

Myrtle Beach is home to the Tanger Outlets, one of South Carolina’s biggest shopping malls where you’ll find over 100 household names. Alternatively, the Broadway at the Beach and the Market Common offer boutique shopping, restaurants and evening entertainment with a warm family vibe.


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