Introduction to North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry county, is 50 miles SW of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center) and 135 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city is considered part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area. North Myrtle Beach has a population of 10,974.
North Myrtle Beach History
The small beach towns of Crescent Beach, Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, and Windy Hill Beach were consolidated in 1968 which led to the creation of the city of North Myrtle Beach. The city lies in the northeastern section of South Carolina, along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. This has had a major influence in the development of North Myrtle Beach as a primary tourist destination.
North Myrtle Beach and nearby Attractions
- Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum
- Children's Museum of South Carolina
- Myrtle Waves Water Park
- Alligator Adventure
- Waccatee Zoological Farm
- Myrtle Beach State Park
Things To Do In North Myrtle Beach
The city of North Myrtle Beach provides easy access to a number of museums including the Children's Museum of South Carolina, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, and Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of recreational activities at Myrtle Beach State Park. This 312-acre park offers facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, and walking trails. The Alligator Adventure, Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park, Wild Water Fun Park, Ripley's Aquarium, and Waccatee Zoological Farm are near the city and are worth visiting. In addition, the nine-mile stretch of the Atlantic Ocean coastline, which borders the city, offers opportunities to enjoy various water sports.
North Myrtle Beach Transportation
Myrtle Beach International Airport is nearby.
North Myrtle Beach Higher Education
Coastal Carolina University, Brunswick Community College, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College offer higher educational facilities.