North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina contains a 9-mile stretch of beach and is known as the birthplace of the shag, South Carolina’s official dance. Originally inhabited by the Waccamaw and Winyah Indian tribes, the area started to become more developed after a railroad was built in 1900.

North Myrtle Beach was officially established in 1968 when Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, and Windy Hill merged into a single municipality to bolster their tourism industry. Today, the area remains a popular tourist destination due to its variety of beaches, golf courses, and fishing charters.

Annual Events:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Held each St. Patrick’s Day, the celebration features a parade, street festival, live entertainment, vendors, and more!

Mayfest On Main

May 2010

This annual event takes place on Main Street and features arts & crafts, food vendors, and entertainment.

Irish Italian Festival

Fall 2010

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street and admission is free. During the festival, local restaurants serve Irish and Italian entrees. Arts and crafts vendors will also be present and the event offers free children’s activities.

Attractions:

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing

4898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Barefoot Landing is one of North Myrtle Beach’s largest attractions for both tourists and locals. Barefoot Landing is a great one stop-shop for restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Listed below are just some of the businesses located at Barefoot Landing.

Alligator Adventure

843-361-0789

Alligator Adventure is home to over 700 reptiles, including alligators, crocodiles, exotic snakes, lizards, tortoises, komodo dragons, and tropical birds. The park also has several live shows and demonstrations each day.

Ghosts & Legends Theater

843-361-2700

Enjoy a performance by "ghosts" and experience a 90-minute Ghost Walk through Barefoot Landing and historic sites. At the end of the walk, Blackbeard’s Séance will be re-created. Book tickets early since the séance is limited to 10 guests.

House of Blues

843-272-3000

The House of Blues is not only a concert venue but it is also a great restaurant specializing in southern cuisine. Stop by the gift shop to purchase music memorabilia.

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

843-361-4552

Families and individuals can have their picture taken with a baby tiger cub or a full-grown tiger. The attraction is closed during the winter months.

Barefoot Landing is also home to over 10 restaurants. Visitors to Barefoot Landing can enjoy food from the House of Blues, Dick’s Last Resort, Joe’s Crab Shack, Johnny Rockets, River City Café, and more.

Those looking to do a little shopping can browse over 100 retail and specialty shops at Barefoot Landing.

City Hall

North Myrtle Beach City Hall

843-280-5555

Fire Department

North Myrtle Beach Fire & Rescue

North Myrtle Beach Fire & Rescue

Station 1 - Headquarters
1015 2nd Avenue South
North Myrtle Beach, SC

For more information regarding the other four fire stations in North Myrtle Beach, visit their website.

Library

North Myrtle Beach Library

799 2nd Avenue North
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-249-4164

Public Schools

North Myrtle Beach High School

North Myrtle Beach Primary School

901 11th Avenue North
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
843-663-0195
Grades K-1st

North Myrtle Beach Elementary School

1283 Highway 57 South
Little River, SC 29566
843-399-8800
Grades 2nd-3rd

North Myrtle Beach Intermediate School

700 Sandridge Road
Little River, SC 29566
843-399-2204
Grades 4th-5th

North Myrtle Beach Middle School

11240 Highway 90
Little River, SC 29566
843-399-6136
Grades 6th-8th

North Myrtle Beach High School

3750 Sea Mountain Highway
Little River, SC 29566
843-399-6171
Grades 9th-12th