The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular spot and a historic gem to the Grand Strand. If you’re staying at South Bay Inn & Suites, the Boardwalk is just steps from our hotel and there are so many things for kids, teens, adults, and families to do. Shop, eat, drink, or play, we’ve put together a list of all the fun things to do on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
Gay Dolphin Gift Cove
For over 72 years The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove has been on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk since the beginning. This larger-than-life shop has almost everything you could want to find in a souvenir shop, from shark’s teeth to t-shirts to home decor! Open daily from 9:30-12 am.
Good Vibes is a cute little beach shop with bohemian vibes! Browse their selection of ladies apparel, accessories, and variety of beach souvenirs. Open daily, from 10-12 am.
I Love Sugar
Gummie Bears, Chocolate, Candy –oh, my! You will be in a sugar dream when you visit the I Love Sugar candy shop. They have rows and bins of just about every kind of candy you can want. Candy is charge by the weight so feel free to mix it up with a variety of different sweets. Open Monday-Thursday, from 10 am to 9 pm, and Friday-Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm.
If you’re looking for something to do that’s a little more low key, check out Pier 14. You can dine, grab a drink, or just take in the ocean view at Pier 14. Their restaurant and lounge offer premium beverages, draft beers, and a menu filled with delicious seafood options. Or cast out a line from the pier, Pier 14 offers fishing passes, pole rentals, and live bait!
Banditos Cantina has burritos, tacos, and nachos all with a gorgeous view of the Atlantic. You can even enjoy fresh hand-squeezed margaritas with premium tequila. Located just off the boardwalk on Ocean Boulevard. Open Monday-Thursday, from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday, from 11 am to 1 am, Saturday, from 10 am to 1 am, and Sunday, from 10 am to 11 pm
LandShark Bar & Grill
Chow down on American pub grub and wash it all down with an ice-cold LandShark. Located right beside the SkyWheel, LandShark has tropical drinks, burgers, fish tacos, and more all with an incredible oceanfront view! Open Monday-Thursday, from 11 am to 10 pm, and Friday-Saturday, from 11 am to 1 am.
RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar
This place doesn’t just have amazing food, it also has entertainment and a rooftop bar! RipTydz has burgers, tacos, and build-your-own “Mac’d Out” macaroni and cheese! After dinner, play a round of corn-hole on their rooftop bar while enjoying music, cocktails, and the warm ocean breeze.
Hurricanes Daiquiri Bar & Grill
What says beach vacation more than a delicious daiquiri? Head over to Hurricanes for frozen daiquiris of every flavor, like Electric Lemonade, Mardi Gras Mash, Margarita, and more! You can also grab pub grub, hurricane baskets, and delicious starters to nosh on while enjoying your drinks. Open daily, from 11 am to 2 am (1 am, from Sunday-Tuesday).
A Myrtle Beach historical gem, The Bowery is a boardwalk original and still a very popular bar on the Grand Strand. Catch the local house band, The Bounty Hunters, play weekly while you grab a beer or two. The Bowery also has a full-service kitchen, grab a burger, wings, or check out their awesome Happy Hour specials!
Step of the boardwalk and into the “lab” of The Chemist! Here you can enjoy creative hand-crafted cocktails like the Sixth Element, a margarita-like cocktail with basil and jalapeno-infused tequila, rum, OJ, house sour, and a Grand Marnier floater –YUM! At The Chemist, you can also enjoy a variety of food from burgers to salads. Some of our favorites include Poke Tuna Tacos, Sriracha Honey Fried Chicken, and The Chemist Burger.
Moe Moon’s a fun spot to sit down and have a bite and a BIG drink! Try their Hang Over Burger, a juicy beef burger topped with bacon, egg, cheese, and a crispy fried onion ring! But what everyone REALLY comes to Moe Moon’s for is the famous fishbowls! Share with a friend or sip on your own, these giant drinks come in a variety of flavors like the Beach Blast, Riptide, Love Potion, and more!
Now a prominent Myrtle Beach icon, the SkyWheel stands at over 200-ft tall on the Myrtle Beach shore. There are 42 air-conditioned gondolas to take you up and around for the best view of the Grand Strand. Tickets are $14 for adults and $9 for children. The SkyWheel even offers VIP gondolas with glass bottom floors so you can get a 360-degree view of Myrtle Beach.
Sling Shot Thrill Ride
Get your thrills in on the Boardwalk Sling Shot Thrill Ride, located on the corner of 12th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. You and a friend can get launched over 300-feet into the air for the ride of your life. Video and photo packages are available with rides, tickets available on site.
Get your fill of Ripley’s fun with 4 different Ripley’s attractions right on the boardwalk! Take a peek at oddities like shrunken heads at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. Tickets for Ripley’s Believe It Or Not are $17.99 for adults and $8.99 for children. Want to take your Ripley’s experience to the next level? Try Ripley’s Haunted Adventure where the actors will try to scare the pants off of you. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure tickets are $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for children (8-11). If you’re not looking for a jump-scare, but maybe something that’s challenging and fun, Ripley’s Mirror Maze is the way to go! Make your way through the mirror maze, but be careful, some things aren’t always as they seem. All tickets (adults & children) are $9.99 at Ripley’s Mirror Maze. We saved the best for last, Ripley’s Moving Theater is the ultimate 5D experience. Get bumped, shaken, and dipped as you watch a 3D movie and feel like you’re part of the movie itself! Ripley’s Moving Theater offers discounted adult tickets at $12.00 and children tickets at $9.99. Save up to $34 when you purchase a combo ticket for all 4 attractions.
Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures
For our adventure and thrill seekers check out Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. You can zipline, free fall, or try the new adventure matrix ropes course…all while taking in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. This adventure course is located in the center of the pavilion at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Tickets for adults start at $59.95 and tickets for kids start at $29.95.
Check out or Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Shops & Attractions article on all the best shopping right on the Boardwalk!