You will not be lacking for things to do when you stay in Ocean Drive. Uniquely situated at the heart of North Myrtle Beach, there are numerous activities here for young and old alike. Ocean Drive is a residential area of North Myrtle Beach, perfect for those who crave some down-time on their vacation, but do not want to be completely isolated from Myrtle Beach amusements.
North Myrtle Beach is a very family-friendly beach. Each avenue in Ocean Drive has a public beach access, and all oceanfront condominiums have private beach access for their guests. You will appreciate the convenience of your oceanfront condominium when you want to run from the beach back up to your vacation rental to grab a snack. The wide beaches of Ocean Drive offer plenty of room for families to spread out and enjoy the Carolina sunshine.
Just a few blocks from Ocean Drive lie the salt water marshes of Cherry Grove. Locals and visitors alike enjoy fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and boating through the inlet. There are plenty of charter fishing tours, casino boats and water sport instructors who would be happy to teach you more about the area and how to make the most of your inlet experience.
If you prefer to spend your time in the ocean, you may want to rent a jet ski or try parasailing. Perhaps you would like to take up surfing – local instructors will have you standing up on your board in no time.
A popular attraction in Cherry Grove is the fishing pier at the Prince Resort. For a small fee, you may spend the day fishing from the pier where record-breaking catches were made. Try your hand at catching dinner from the pier.
Ocean Drive is the birthplace of the shag dance. Naturally, there are numerous shag clubs in Ocean Drive, many of which offer lessons for beginner through advanced dancers. Bars and late-night restaurants are within walking distance for your convenience.
Vacationing in Ocean Drive puts you between Calabash seafood and North Myrtle Beach variety. Just a few miles north of Ocean Drive is Calabash, NC, world famous for seafood. Stop by a restaurant on the Intracoastal Waterway and see what all the fuss is about.
North Myrtle Beach has countless restaurants. From nationally recognized chains to local eateries, you will find something to meet everyone’s tastes and budget. There are many popular breakfast spots along Main Street in Ocean Drive.
Between North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach, you will find the famed Restaurant Row. If none of the restaurants on this stretch of Highway 17 sound appealing, you must not be hungry! This part of the Grand Strand is home to 100 item seafood buffets, fine dining and much more.
A favorite activity on a North Myrtle Beach vacation is shopping. With beachware shops on every corner and boutiques lining Ocean Drive, you can shop until you drop. Myrtle Beach is home to two Tanger Outlet centers, each with more than 100 outlet stores. Stroll through the shops at Barefoot Landing one evening of your vacation. Stock up on fishing supplies at Bass Pro Shops at Myrtle Beach Mall. Your inner shopaholic will love spending time in North Myrtle Beach.
Championship golf courses are everywhere in the North Myrtle Beach area, so be sure to pack your golf clubs. At each golf course, you will have panoramic views, natural hazards and plenty of freshwater to make your golf experiences equally challenging and beautiful. Practice at one of the many nearby driving ranges or take a lesson from a golf professional.
The Myrtle Beach area features golf courses with nine holes, 18 holes, par-3 courses, lighted courses and executive courses. For expert assistance, book your tee time with Myrtle Beach Golf Authority.
In the evenings, take your family to one of the award-winning live theatre destinations. From dinner theatres to concert venues, there is a show for everyone in Myrtle Beach.
The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing will have your toes tapping and hands clapping along. Also at Barefoot Landing is the House of Blue’s, North Myrtle Beach’s premier concert venue.
Head down the road a few miles and you will discover Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage, a dinner theatre children and adults will enjoy. Next door is The Carolina Opry, featuring renowned artists. Go out on the town and see at least one of these fabulous shows while you are visiting North Myrtle Beach.