Although there are several well-known beaches on the east coast, Myrtle Beach is one of the largest and one of the most popular among travelers and locals alike. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk stretches for 1.2 miles, giving beach-goers a beautiful view of the sand and ocean while sitting on benches, enjoying food at one of the many restaurants, or getting a view of the new SkyWheel. The Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, which is the stretch of land where most of the hotels, attractions, and restaurants are located, is 60 miles long.
About 95 percent of the year is filled with sunshine unless there is a hurricane along the South Carolina coast or if there is a low-pressure system in the area. Myrtle Beach is known for its high number of golf courses. There are 104 courses within a 30-mile radius and on varying types of terrain, such as sandhills and lush green grass. If you enjoy eating, then you want to visit Myrtle Beach because there are over 1,700 restaurants to choose from, most that offer a buffet or some kind of seafood. Hamburgers and ice cream closely follow as other popular items that are served at restaurants along the Grand Strand.