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The 10 Best Beachfront Hotels In South Carolina

Find the perfect stay for the South Carolina beach trip of your dreams.South Carolina’s coastal towns are not only full of charm, they offer beaches and hotels to suit every type of traveler. From bustling Myrtle Beach with its shops, restaurants, and attractions for all ages, to peaceful and pristine spots like Paw...

Find the perfect stay for the South Carolina beach trip of your dreams.

South Carolina’s coastal towns are not only full of charm, they offer beaches and hotels to suit every type of traveler. From bustling Myrtle Beach with its shops, restaurants, and attractions for all ages, to peaceful and pristine spots like Pawley’s Island, you can plan a beach trip here that’s just your speed.

Finding the right hotel is key, especially if you’re looking for activities and amenities beyond having the ocean steps away from your door. South Carolina is home to lavish resorts (and even a private resort island) that offer championship golf courses, spas, and just about every customized experience you could ask for, from falconry lessons to kayak trips. If you’re looking for something more simple, we have suggestions for old-fashioned beach bungalows and hotels for a fun and nostalgic beach trip. And for those traveling with kids, there are family-friendly resorts and hotels aplenty—one even has two waterparks.

One thing all of these stays have in common is that you’ll be located right on the beach. So whatever you choose, you really can't go wrong!

Surfside Beach: Surfside Hotel

Located on the “Grand Strand” between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, Surfside Hotel is a laid-back stay that will remind you of the simple beach vacations of your childhood. This property isn’t packed with luxurious amenities, but it has everything you need for a fun and relaxing stay. There’s a pool and a hot tub, rooms and suites with ocean views, and private beach access. Plus, you can head right next door to Scotty’s Beach Bar for tropical cocktails (and lunch and dinner) on an outdoor patio.

surfsideoceanfronthotel.com; 15 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC; 843-238-4444

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Folly Beach: Tides Folly Beach

If you’re looking for a laid-back beach trip that only requires you to pack one pair of flip flops, Folly Beach fits the bill. And Tides Folly Beach is a comfortable and convenient place to rest your head while you’re there. Each room has an ocean view and either a private balcony or patio. There’s a heated oceanfront pool, a tiki bar, and pets are welcome. When you’re ready for a break from the beach, the hotel is within easy walking distance of plenty of shops and restaurants.

tidesfollybeach.com; 1 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC; 843-588-6464

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Isle of Palms: Wild Dunes Resort

Whether you’re traveling with a group or just the two of you, Wild Dunes is a massive resort complex on the Isle of Palms that offers just about every type of accommodations you could imagine, plus amenities including multiple pools (for kids and adults), a spa, and two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. Sweetgrass Inn, the resort’s newest addition, offers beachfront rooms and suites, as does The Boardwalk Inn. Or, for more privacy, rent a vacation home or condo within the property.

destinationhotels.com/wild-dunes; 5757 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC; 866-359-5593

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Myrtle Beach: Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

A stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes comes with private beach access, but that’s just one of many perks that this hotel offers its guests. Enjoy spacious indoor and outdoor pools, the Hibiscus Spa, on-site dining options, a fitness center, and more. The hotel provides guests with beach umbrellas, chairs, and towels. The location is great, too. The Marina Inn is right near The Marina Parkway trails for walking and running, Myrtle Beach Water Sports where you can rent jet skis and pontoon boats, and the 18-hole Grande Dunes Resort Course.

marinainnatgrandedunes.com/beachclub; 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC; 843-913-1333

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Myrtle Beach: Dunes Village Resort

If the words “lazy river” make you instantly feel relaxed, head to Dunes Village Resort. The property, which bills itself as “Myrtle Beach's favorite waterpark resort,” has two indoor water parks with slides, whirlpools, fountains, and swimming pools for everyone. There are four on-site dining options, a fitness center, and plenty of activities for kids. And, of course, the beach is just outside the hotel’s doors, once you’ve had your fill of waterslides.

dunesvillage.com; 5200 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC; 855-340-7301

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Hilton Head Island: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

This beautiful Hilton Head property offers the perks of a resort, with all the comforts of home (and more). Three miles of sweeping ocean views offer plenty of room to spread out and soak in the sun. And with multiple restaurants, a full-service marina, two lakes, a lagoon, a tennis center, and three golf courses, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you’d like at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Choose from a villa, condo, or house rental—many come with their own pools. All the lodging options offer more privacy and space than a hotel, making them ideal for families or groups.

palmettodunes.com; 4 Queens Folly Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC

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Hilton Head Island: Omni Hilton Head

This family-friendly hotel is ideal for travelers who like to stay active. Choose from 25 tennis courts, three pools (one is adults-only), volleyball, kayaking, canoeing, and access to Palmetto Dune’s 54-hole golf course. And that’s not even counting the beautiful white sand beaches. If you do find that you need a little downtime, the on-site spa offers massages, facials, body treatments, and more. With the Omni’s six dining options, you’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable vacation under one roof.

omnihotels.com/hiltonhead; 23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head, SC; 843-842-8000

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Hilton Head Island: Disney Hilton Head Resort

You probably don’t associate South Carolina with Disney, but the famed company actually has a resort in Hilton Head that’s as family-friendly as the theme parks themselves. Situated on 12 miles of beach, the property is inspired by a “1940s hunting and fishing lodge.” Kids will love the enormous pool with a waterslide, old timey general store, and dolphin-watching boat tours. Grown-ups will appreciate the cozy Live Oak Lodge, golf course, and fitness center. Rooms have views of the woodlands or the ocean, and range from studios to two-bedroom villas.

hiltonhead.disney.go.com; 22 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head, SC; 843-341-4100

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Pawley’s Island: Sea View Inn

This old-school, family-run stay calls itself “a barefoot paradise since 1937.” The Sea View Inn isn’t as fancy as other lodging options along the South Carolina coast, but it is a special one. With just 20 rooms, Lowcountry cooking (breakfast and dinner is included for guests), and the beach just steps away, this is the kind of place where you can really get away from it all.

Choose from three types of rooms: oceanside, oceanfront, or cottage rooms. With quilts on the beds and wooden floors and walls, rooms at this inn are like stepping back in time in the best way.

seaviewinn.net; 414 Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island, SC; 843-237-4253

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Kiawah Island: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Open since 2004, this grand four-story hotel is a luxurious getaway. Obviously, golf is a major draw here—there are five beautiful championship courses on the property—but that’s not all this resort has to offer. Get pampered at The Spa at The Sanctuary, explore nature with a guided kayak tour, take a swim in one of two pools (one is reserved for adults only), or stroll the pristine coastline. There are three restaurants–a steakhouse, a Lowcountry-inspired restaurant, and a poolside grill–plus a cafe, ice cream shop, and bar.

There are four ways to stay here: The Sanctuary Hotel (with 255 rooms), private villas and homes, and the Cottages at the Ocean Course. Each option is decorated in Lowcountry coastal style and furnished with everything you could ever need. (And if not, a concierge is never far away.)

kiawahresort.com; One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC; 800-654-2924

Construction on MYR concourse expansion expected to start in June

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach International Airport is expanding after receiving $10 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.Officials are using the money to create more terminals, allowing for more flights for travelers. The money for the upcoming project comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.In a little more than a year and a half, the airport will have 50 percent more gates -- right no...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach International Airport is expanding after receiving $10 million from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Officials are using the money to create more terminals, allowing for more flights for travelers. The money for the upcoming project comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

In a little more than a year and a half, the airport will have 50 percent more gates -- right now there are 12, but once the concourse expansion project is done, there will be 18.

“Over the last couple years we’ve seen, post-pandemic, just the growth in Myrtle Beach has really taken off, this has really driven a lot of our infrastructure needs,” said airport spokesperson Ryan Betcher. “So, this concourse expansion, we’ve been planning for for many years and we’re just excited to see it really come to fruition.”

But, this isn’t the only change coming to the airport--Breeze Airways is now offering flights in and out of MYR.

RELATED | Frontier Airlines adding nonstop flights at Myrtle Beach International Airport

Betcher said more parking options are also in the works.

Traveler Paisley Dinges tells WMBF News she has been flying in and out of MYR for years. She likes that it’s small, but said sometimes it can be limited.

“I mean, we are kind of limited on what comes out of the airport,” said Dinges. “People in Florence and other small towns will drive here to get to the airport because they’re limited as well, so I’m sure if we had more options, more people would be able to use the airport.”

Traveler Tony Keys said in slower seasons, he doesn’t think the expansion would be necessary, but during tourist season, it’s a different story.

“Especially on Saturdays, when all the rentals change. Saturdays here are an absolute circus,” said Keys.

But, both travelers said they could see the reason for the expansion, especially with the area’s fast growth.

“It’s only a matter of time until it happens,” said Dinges.

Betcher said construction on the expansion will start in June and last around 18 months. All existing gates will be in use, so travelers will not be impacted.

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These Loris, Surfside Beach and Little River eateries had the worst restaurant inspections

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control inspects restaurants to ensure they follow all health guidelines and procedures.SCDHEC’s inspections are current as of Feb. 14, 2024, and these eateries received the lowest scores.Location: 4109 Walnut St., LorisScore: 79 percent...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control inspects restaurants to ensure they follow all health guidelines and procedures.

SCDHEC’s inspections are current as of Feb. 14, 2024, and these eateries received the lowest scores.

Location: 4109 Walnut St., Loris

Score: 79 percent

SCDHEC inspected the cafe Feb. 8, 2024, and found multiple violations. SCDHEC’s report observed an employee handling carrots meant for coleslaw with bare hands, although the violation was corrected.

Raw meat was thawing at a dish sink; however, the sink was already being used for washing, according to SCDHEC’s report. That violation was also corrected, according to the inspection.

Knives used for cooking had soiled handles, while sliced tomatoes and cut lettuce were not held at the correct temperatures, although these violations were also addressed that day, according to the report.

SCDHEC’s report also found raw meat thawing at room temperature or in standing water, a damaged refrigerator shelf and doors, unclean surfaces, and grease build-up on the ceiling and sides of cooking equipment, including the refrigerator.

SCDHEC’s inspection concluded that Backstreet Cafe will need an on-site follow-up within 10 days, but no routine inspection is needed within 60 days.

Location: 670 17 South, Surfside Beach

Grade: 79 percent

SCDHEC inspected the eatery Feb. 9, 2024, as the department has previously flagged the eatery for several violations this year.

Once again, SCDHEC found soiled surfaces inside the drink coolers behind the bar.

The report noted that cooked chicken, cooked beef, burrito salsa and enchilada sauce were either not heated to the correct temperatures or cooled to the proper ones. SCDHEC also found that ready-to-eat foods were prepared and held for more than 24 hours, exceeding seven days. SCDHEC noted that these violations were corrected that day.

The inspection also found a chemical bottle sitting next to food, and this issue was addressed that day. The report also found non-bulk food stored in an outside storage shed along with single-use supplies, which is unapproved.

The report noted that Los Cabos Mexican Grill must have a follow-up on-site inspection within days for its violations. Failure to address these issues could result in a downgrading, but no routine inspection is required within 60 days.

Location: 4436 Kingsport Road, Little River

Grade: 84 percent

SCDHEC inspected Blue Drum Feb. 9, 2024, and found a hand sink that didn’t work. The inspection also found a dish machine was not at its proper setting, which was corrected.

The inspection also found that she-crab soup and clam chowder were not at the correct cooling temperature and lacked the correct date marking. Both of these issues were corrected that day.

SCDHEC’s report concluded that Blue Drum is required to have a follow-up inspection within 10 days on-site; however, a routine inspection in 60 days is not needed.

Floridians are moving to the Myrtle Beach area as the 2024 real estate market looks up

The Myrtle Beach area real estate market in 2024 is looking to speed up after a slowdown in 2023.Homes stayed on the market longer than in previous years as the pace of buying property in the Myrtle Beach area has slowed due to national factors. However, new homes have been developed across the Grand Strand, and the influx of residents from one Sun Belt state is helping grow the Palmetto State’s population.The 2024 Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors President Brianne Bender said 2023 saw a downturn in business and ...

The Myrtle Beach area real estate market in 2024 is looking to speed up after a slowdown in 2023.

Homes stayed on the market longer than in previous years as the pace of buying property in the Myrtle Beach area has slowed due to national factors. However, new homes have been developed across the Grand Strand, and the influx of residents from one Sun Belt state is helping grow the Palmetto State’s population.

The 2024 Coastal Carolinas Association of Realtors President Brianne Bender said 2023 saw a downturn in business and blamed increased interest rates, while mortgage rates also reached levels last seen in 2000, according to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Economic Data.

“We’ve had such an interesting year; last year. We didn’t have as high sales as we had in 2020, 2021, and even 2022,” Bender said in an interview with The Sun News. “(There was) a little bit of uncertainty in the market as to what was going on sellers not being able to move because of interest rates being higher, because they couldn’t then go and take the money that they got from their sale, and equally apply it and purchase of another property. So I think people were just a little bit hesitant.”

Bender, who is also the director of brokerage operations and broker in charge for South Carolina and Florida for BRG Real Estate, said part of the problem is home buyers having to wait longer to buy homes.

“The average buyers who we are working with this past year; they’re probably waiting a good extra four to five, maybe even six months to find that right inventory when it comes on the market,” Bender added.

Indeed, while a lack of supply affected the market, houses also stayed on the market longer than in previous years. CCAR tracks data regarding the Grand Strand real estate market.

CCAR’s 2023 Annual Report found that realtors sold $4.6 billion worth of homes in 2023, a 36 percent drop compared to the $7.2 billion sold in 2022. The report also found that listings did increase, as did home sale prices from 2022 to 2023. New listings for single-family homes fell in 2023 by about six percent compared to 2022, which also saw a drop of about six percent compared to 2021, according to a December 2023 report by CCAR.

New Condo listings also dropped in 2023 and 2022 and closed sales for single-family homes declined by about eight percent and more than 18 percent for condos, according to CCAR’s December 2023 report. Meanwhile, homes are sitting for sale longer. The CCAR December 2023 report found that single-family homes were for sale an average of 123 days compared to 113 in 2022, a trend continuing from 2021. Condos sat for sale for an average of 95 days in 2023 compared to 75 in 2022, still an overall improvement from the average of 99 days in 2021, The CCAR December 2023 also stated.

Jeff Forman is a real estate agent for Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and has 53 townhomes, beach homes and condos with an estimated market value of about $25 million either currently on the market or close to completion. Forman said several properties are already under contract; however, investment properties like beach homes are selling faster than residential ones, and the specifics of each plot determine how quickly it sells.

“It’s so specific, based on the property,” Forman said in an interview with The Sun News. “I can have one property that just is out in Conway, and the Conway property will take 240 days to close compared to somewhere more desirable ... So it’s really hard to correlate that.”

Forman also said high-interest rates were why people avoided buying homes in 2023.

“The interest rates pushing up caused people to calculate further,” Forman said. “People are starting to make wiser decisions with their money, and that’s understandable because you’re not throwing three percent interest rates at them any longer ... it’s definitely slowed down, but I don’t think it’s anything alarming.”

Real estate was not the only Myrtle Beach area economy sector that saw a decline in 2023 compared to other years. Some short-term renters, specifically some Airbnb hosts, told The Sun News in July 2023 that 2023 was not as strong a year as past ones.

Bender said she believes 2024 will be a good year for sellers and more homes will get put up for sale this year.

Indeed, one part of the market that continued to perform well in 2023 was new home construction. Horry County saw an uptick in building permits issued during the 2022-23 fiscal year, The Sun News reported in September 2023, and new home sales helped buffer the Grand Strand real estate market in 2023.

CCAR reported that more than 5,200 new homes were sold in Horry and Georgetown Counties 2023 compared to the 4,600 plus in 2022, and newly built home purchases made up 35 percent of total sales in 2023.

For the high mortgage rates that hurt the Myrtle Beach area’s real estate market in 2023, the St. Louis Fed’s economic data also shows that 30-year fixed mortgage rates have fallen from their peak in late October 2023. While interest rate cuts at large might not be in the immediate future, for Bender, the fundamentals have not changed.

“Part of why (the real estate industry is) predicting that we’re still going to have such a strong 2024 is because South Carolina is still, year over year, one of the highest migrated to places in the entire country. Myrtle Beach by itself had just over double the amount of move-ins to move-outs last year than any other area in the state,” Bender said. “That’s also why we feel pretty confident that we’re still going to be experiencing that growth next year and seeing these sellers come back on the market now that things have calmed down slightly.”

Bender added that she expects second homeowners, who might have avoided selling in 2023, to begin putting their homes on the market in 2024, which should help address the lack of supply along with continued new home development. Forman also said he doesn’t believe the downturn in 2023 is a sign of trouble in the future.

“I definitely still see the Myrtle Beach downtown area marketplace is somewhere that has plenty of room to grow,” he said. “Especially considering outside of our bubble of Myrtle Beach what every other market is doing. There are very few that are super, super struggling.”

Recent trends of people moving to the Grand Strand have also begun to emerge.

As the Myrtle Beach area grows, people moving from Florida are helping spur that growth. WBTW reported in 2020 that Florida had the sixth-highest average number of people relocating to Myrtle Beach each year. CCAR also reported that more than 14,000 Floridians have moved to South Carolina. In 2023, more than 90,000 people moved to the Palmetto State, The State reported in December 2023.

While the trend is not new, Bender said that South Carolina has an appeal for Floridians because of proximity to family and cost.

“It doesn’t take as long to get to South Carolina as it does to Florida. So they have the opportunity to be closer to family and have a little bit more temperate climate. But we still have a lot of clients that are still keeping their Florida properties and additionally getting one in South Carolina as well,” She added. “As far as affordability for Florida, I would say owning a property there myself; taxes are probably twice as much where we’re at ... Same thing with insurance. Florida’s having the same issues as South Carolina as with insurance availability and being able to have access to affordable insurance companies.”

Real estate agents like Forman said part of this movement is due to Florida’s ongoing insurance crisis, partly due to the effects of climate change.

“I just helped a family move from Florida simply because of the insurance,” he said. “Especially in condos, the insurance has crept up a little bit (in Myrtle Beach), but it’s not anywhere near where the Florida market is. So now the people that migrated down to Florida, they’re looking at options in North and South Carolina.”

While Bender said she hadn’t seen a specific example of someone moving due to insurance costs, weather is a factor for some homeowners looking to move from Florida.

“The last two big hurricanes we had that hit the Florida Gulf Coast side pretty hard, which hasn’t been hit in a long time, and I think it did, make some people reevaluate their living positions and whether they would want to be in that same situation again if another storm came through,” she added. “I think we’re really fortunate in Myrtle Beach that, knock on wood, we haven’t been affected by a big hurricane in a while. We’ve been pretty fortunate that we’re pretty protected.”

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Announces What's New in 2024

Exciting new experiences await those traveling to The Beach this year MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina's Grand Strand is ringing in the new year with a host of all-new activities, experiences and culinary delights. With over 60 miles of stunning beaches and 14 unique communities, the Myrtle Beach area invites travelers of all ages to try something new and exciting at The Beach this year. ...

Exciting new experiences await those traveling to The Beach this year

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- South Carolina's Grand Strand is ringing in the new year with a host of all-new activities, experiences and culinary delights. With over 60 miles of stunning beaches and 14 unique communities, the Myrtle Beach area invites travelers of all ages to try something new and exciting at The Beach this year.

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"Our ever-evolving destination continues to see exponential growth, innovation and advancement in terms of diverse offerings and experiences for all," said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach. "We look forward to welcoming visitors to The Beach who are looking for year-round relaxation and adventure paired with sunny skies and Southern hospitality."

New developments in Myrtle Beach include:

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For more information on what's new in Myrtle Beach, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com.

Editor's Note: Images and renderings related to the 2024 new developments and events in Myrtle Beach can be found HERE (credit: Visit Myrtle Beach).

About Myrtle Beach, S.C.Myrtle Beach isn't just a beach. It's The Beach. Popularly known as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is one destination made up of 14 unique communities that stretch 60 miles along the northeast coast of South Carolina. Families, couples and those in search of a warm welcome will find more than just a day at The Beach when they come together to connect and enjoy vibrant entertainment and family attractions, including world-class golf, shopping and fresh coastal Carolina cuisine. From the moment you arrive, you'll find you belong at The Beach – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For additional information on tourism offerings in the Myrtle Beach area, go to visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.

SOURCE Visit Myrtle Beach

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