The city of Myrtle Beach, SC is a wonderful place to bring your family for vacation. We hope you are considering a myrtle beach vacation rental instead of a hotel or motel. Many considering our area for their next vacation don’t know the difference between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. While both cities have their benefits, we think North Myrtle Beach is the best choice for your vacation.
What’s the difference between Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach?
We like to think North Myrtle Beach is a little more laid back, its a little slower here and resembles more of that quaint little beach town that you might see in the movies. Most of the people that choose NMB would probably tell you its quieter, has less traffic, and less crowds than Myrtle Beach. You are still within a short drive to all the attractions and activities in Myrtle Beach. Of course NMB has some great restaurants, miniature golf, bowling, and watersport merchants. There are a lot of public beach access points all along our 4 main beaches.
Beaches in North Myrtle Beach
The Northernmost beach in NMB is Cherry Grove Beach. Coming in on Sea Mountain Highway to Ocean Boulevard, you will find a several restaurants, ice cream & snacks, bars, gas stations, golf cart rental, Boulineau’s grocery store and the Ace Hardware Store. Cherry Grove has some of the best houses and condos available for beach vacations.
Just south of Cherry Grove is Ocean Drive beach. You will find main street and the horseshoe beach access where most consider the center of NMB. The bars and clubs on Main Street are host to some of the best beach music and shag dance entertainment you will find. North Myrtle Beach is considered the home of the Shag. If you have never experienced beach music, you have to come to North Myrtle Beach! OD is also home to Fat Harold’s Beach Club.
Hang out at Molly Darcy’s pub and restaurant on the waterfront. There are lots of houses and condos available for your summer vacation at the beach. The World Famous Painter’s Ice Cream can be found on highway 17.
The Southernmost beach area in NMB is Windy Hill Beach. You will find few more restaurants on this end. Stay in Windy Hill and be very close to Barefoot Landing for shopping and more! Just down the road is the Myrtle Beach Mall and Tanger Outlet shops.
Stay in North Myrtle Beach
We hope you plan to stay in NMB this year and let us help you make your rental reservations in an oceanfront home, channel home or condominium. If you like being on the waterway or on the channel, we have a lot of choices for your family vacation. We have several condos available in both smaller buildings and the bigger resort type high-rise condominiums. Call Grand Strand Vacations at 800-722-6278 for your North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals.