Myrtle Beach is one of the most famous spots in South Carolina and makes for a perfect honeymoon. The sixty coastline miles and nine communities within Myrtle Beach are beautiful, relaxing and all have something different to offer. If you’re looking to stay stateside, but relax on the beach after the stress of a wedding, Myrtle Beach is a great destination. Honeymooners will have plenty of beach side luxury resorts to choose from and plenty to do and explore.
What to do on your honeymoon in Myrtle Beach
- Hit the beach: There are sixty miles of waterfront to choose from, but two of the most secluded spots that are perfect for a romantic getaway are the Cherry Grove area and North Myrtle Beach.
- Enchantress Sailing Charters: This is the largest sailboat charter company in the beach area. The 44 ft boat is great for half a day or full day cruises. They also offer a romantic sunset dinner cruise which is tailor made for honeymooners.
- Hang on the pier: Stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Second Avenue Pier. There’s plenty to do, eat and see.
- Yoga by the water: Shanti Yoga offers beachside yoga. What could be more relaxing that unwinding at the beginning of your honeymoon while the sun is setting and waves are crashing?
- Go see the Live Oak Trees: They’re covered in Spanish moss and all over Myrtle Beach. Strolling around historic Conway, which is about twenty minutes away from the coastline, is beautiful.
- Brentwood Restaurants and wine: The Brentwood Restaurant was built in 1910 and is rumored to be haunted with a historic Victorian ghost. The menu is diverse and the wine is delicious. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic honeymoon meal.
- Ride the SkyWheel: When you hit the top of the ferris wheel, the view of the beach and the boardwalk is unparalleled. The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach is 187 feet tall and is the first observation wheel of its kind in the US.
Romantic Getaway Accommodations
Marina Inn at Grande Dunes: The Marina Inn is set on the intracoastal Waterway and overlooks the marina. While the resort is two miles from the beach, their rooms have private terraces with water or marina views and a turndown service. The onsite golf course is a great place to play a game and they also have a private beach. Their grand honeymoon experience package is focused on relaxation and offers bathrobes, sparkling wine and chocolates, breakfast in bed each morning, chocolate martinis delivered on the second night, a one hour couples hot stone massage in your room, and Gilchrist and Soames Spa basket filled with luxury products.
Island Vista: This beachfront resort is not only close to the beach, but is only a short drive from shopping and live entertainment at Broadway at the Beach. The rooms have balconies and free wifi. Plus couples always have the option to upgrade to rooms with ocean views. There is a pizzeria, a cocktail bar and a casual restaurant where you can sit by the ocean and dine. If you want a break from the salt and sand, Island Vista has an indoor and outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a lazy river. Sounds like the perfect place to get a tan.
Avista Resort: Avista is a short walk from Main Street and offers beautiful ocean views. The floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the coastline and their all-condo rooms are perfect for relaxation. They also have a restaurant on the property and a poolside cafe that offers snacks during the day. Their honeymoon package ensures a condo with a fully-equipped kitchen and large living room, which is perfect for some alone time. Upon arrival, honeymooners will get a bottle of champagne, a bath gift set and a turndown service that comes along with rose petals and mints. Plus, the resort offers a show at one of the local entertainment theatres one of the nights you stay with them.
Calabash: Calabash is a small fishing town about forty minutes away from Myrtle Beach. The population is about 2,000 and they’re known as the seafood capital of the world. Take a drive down and try some of their “Calabash-Style” seafood.
Charleston: Getting from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes about two hours, but if you have a day for exploring, visiting Charleston is a great idea. South Carolina’s oldest city was founded in 1670 and the pre-war houses are romantic signs of its historical past. It’s often voted one of the most polite and hospitable cities in the nation and their sunsets at Waterfront Park are out of this world. Kind people and beautiful views sound like every honeymooners dream.
Brookgreen Gardens: The gardens are only half an hour outside of Myrtle Beach, but feel like you just stepped into a different world. The 9,000 acre wildlife preserve opened in 1932 and the sculpture gardens are interesting. You can also boat ride through the plantation areas.
Georgetown: It takes a little less than an hour to get to Georgetown from the beach and the history you’ll see when you’re there is totally worth the drive. There are plenty of museums in the historical district and Front street has plenty of shopping and places to eat while the Harborwalk shows a beautiful view of the South Carolina coastline.
Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area has a ton to offer honeymooners. Great food, luxury amenities, plenty of activities and entertaining day trips are only a few of the things travelers can look forward to on the South Carolina coast. Regardless of what your itinerary looks like, couples won’t regret a honeymoon at Myrtle Beach.