Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach

Nicknamed The Black Pearl, Atlantic Beach, South Carolina lies to the north of Myrtle Beach in Horry County and is one of the many beaches that make up part of the Grand Strand.

The town was founded in the 1930's by the Gullah/Geechee people and soon became a popular beach for African-Americans since many beaches along the Atlantic Coast were still segregated. As beach resorts became desegregated along the Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Beach began to lose some of its rich culture. Depsite the town's current misfortunes, Atlantic Beach still has a nice beach area.

Annual Events:

Black Bike Week (Atlantic Beach Bike Festival)

Spring 2010

This bike week is one of the largest black bike festivals in the United States. Held every Memorial Day weekend, over 300,000 bikers travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a week of fun involving all types of motorcycles.

Local Government & Information:

Town of Atlantic Beach & Town Hall

717 30th Avenue South
Atlantic Beach, SC 29582
843-663-2273 - non-emergency police number