1 . Long Bay Resort

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach has a favorite oceanfront resort. It’s Long Bay Resort. And after you visit this 286-unit luxury resort featuring nonstop family fun at its stunning north end location, you’ll make it your No. 1 South Carolina family getaway choice, too!

Why is this place so grand? Oh, we might say it has something to do with all the family-oriented options. For instance, the outdoor Silly Sub Waterpark has a super colorful submarine loaded with bucket drops and fountains. And – like something out of a movie – the expansive outdoor pool is surrounded by a sprawling sundeck. The loungers lining the deck go on for what looks like miles, waiting for you to stretch out on, with a cocktail in one hand and a book in the other. Ah…we’re getting away from ourselves. Besides enjoying the spectacular pools, hot tubs and lazy river, we know you’ll have big fun with the games – literally. There are giant poolside chess and checker sets! Spend your nights in one of the one- to three-bedroom efficiencies, rooms, suites condos and apartments with stunning ocean or city views. Make a family dinner in the full kitchen of dine at the onsite Martin’s Restaurant.

Highlights

Long Bay Resort has 720 feet of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beachfront.

Fun facts

The Grand Strand has nearly 1,700 eateries serving up a variety of international cuisine and some of the world's finest seafood

Related Onsite Offerings

Golf and romantic packages, exercise room, meeting facilities, Starbuck’s, shuffleboard, sauna, gift shop and café.

2 . Water's Edge Resort

Garden City Beach, South Carolina

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Located on the sandy shores of beautiful Garden City Beach, Water's Edge Resort is the quintessential family beach vacation. An ocean of activities and a tranquil setting combine to make this the perfect stay for kids and adults alike.

The beach is always within reach at Water's Edge Resort, which rests at the edge of Surfside Beach. Just outside your door awaits golden beaches and roaming Atlantic Ocean. Adults can enjoy a tanning session or stroll along the sandy shores while the little ones swim and build sand castles. Grab a bite to eat at the oceanfront cafe and spend some family time at the Rising Tides oceanfront lounge. The spacious rooms and suites display breathtaking views of the Atlantic from their oceanfront balconies while providing all the comforts of home like free high-speed internet access and cable television. These one- to three-bedroom condominiums can house almost every size of family. While moms and dads work up a sweat in the fitness center, the little ones can enjoy activities like arts and crafts with the kids club!

Address

1012 N. Waccamaw Drive, Garden City, SC 29576

Highlights

More than 25 golf courses are located within 10 miles of the Water’s Edge Resort including Caledonia, True Blue, and TPC of Myrtle Beach Courses.

Related activities

Horseback riding on the Myrtle Beach shores is a unique way for the family to view the ocean!

3 . North Beach Plantation

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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When planning any family vacation, you're always looking for comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities that everyone in your group can enjoy. When you plan your trip to Myrtle Beach at North Beach Plantation, this is exactly what you'll find.

North Beach Plantation features a variety of accommodation types including vacation homes, condos, villas, bungalows, and flats. Make sure to find the lodging type that fits all of your needs! Many of the most luxurious units feature amazing amenities like full gourmet kitchens, massive flat-screen televisions, upscale bath amenities, and even Jacuzzi tubs. A number of condos feature a private balcony with breathtaking views of the South Carolina oceanfront. Now that you've got your accommodations set, it's time to talk about the onsite amenities and activities you and your family can enjoy! North Beach Plantation offers a unique Caribbean-themed pool complex that is the envy of Myrtle Beach. Get your morning workout in at the Beach Fit fitness center, or relax at the world class Cinzia Spa at North Beach. If none of those things suit your fancy, you can just spend your days out on the beach, soaking up some sun and splashing around in the waves. Looking for something to eat? North Beach Plantation has you covered with the 21 Main Prime Steak House.

Address

719 North Beach Boulevard, Suite 3 North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Highlights

North Beach Plantation is located on a seven-and-a-half acre "island" between the Atlantic Ocean and White Point Swash. Set up your umbrella or chair and delight in the roar of the ocean and the sounds of sea gulls.

Related activities

Myrtle Beach is renowned for being one of the top golf regions in the United States. With more than 100 courses available, you may have a hard time choosing a layout to play. Thankfully, North Beach Plantation has a number of Stay & Play packages and they'll help choose a course that's right for you!

4 . Crown Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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What do the word “Crown Reef” mean to you? For many, they conjure up images of seaside luxury and extravagant relaxation, an escape from the monotony of day-to-day life. It’s no coincidence that the Crown Reef Resort personifies these ideals in the real world.

Step out of the grind and into paradise at Crown Reef Resort. Rooms are stacked with modern-day conveniences and high-end amenities, all meticulously upkept by the dedicated staff. While there are countless amazing thing to do in Myrtle Beach, the biggest draw of the Crown Reef is their incredible waterpark! Featuring two four-story tall waterslides, a silly sub, and kiddie slide, kids of all ages will have the time of their lives. Meanwhile, adults can relax and cruise down the 575-foot lazy river. If you want to experience THE Myrtle Beach, get out there and make your way down the more than 60 miles of pristine beaches. One thing is for sure: your family will owe you big time if you take them to the Crown Reef.

Address

2913 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Highlights

Myrtle Beach is known as the seaside golf capital of the world and also claims to be the miniature golf capital of the world!

Fun facts

Myrtle Beach received its name after the Sweet Myrtle Tree (crape myrtle) native to the area.

5 . The Breakers Resort

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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An oceanfront oasis with an ocean of amenities and activities is sure to please travelers of all ages. A 70-year tradition, this resort is located in central Myrtle Beach and offers a sunny stay where families love to play!

The entertainment never ends at Breakers Resort. Kids and adults alike can make a splash in the indoor and outdoor waterparks, which feature a pirate ship, a lazy river, hot tubs, pool, and a sauna. If you'd like outdoor aquatic adventures, mosey on over the the Atlantic Ocean and try beach bumming, swimming, and a wealth of water sports. For some on-land fun, tee it up at many of the surrounding golf courses or head into town for shopping and dining. When you're ready for the pampering portion of the vacation, choose from a collection of rejuvenating treatments at the onsite Cinzia Spa. For some exceptional eats, choose from cafes, a full-service restaurant, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlor, and a Starbucks Coffee. Your one- to four-bedroom condo includes a private balcony, flat-screen television, and unlimited free DVD rentals. There's something fun for everyone!

Address

Oceanfront at 21st and 27th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29578

Highlights

With more than 80 nearby golf courses in this oceanfront oasis, you'll have no problem finding somewhere to tee it up!

Related Onsite Offerings

A summer kid's club program combines swimming pools, arts and crafts, and more for the ultimate beach vacation!

6 . Ocean Reef Resort

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Myrtle Beach offers travelers an ideal oceanfront venue for a fun family getaway. Ocean Reef Resort features top-of-the-line accommodations, activities, and amenities that everyone in your group will enjoy!

From standard resort rooms and efficiency units to full-size suites and parlors, Ocean Reef Resort has an accommodation type that will fit all of your travel needs. Featuring amenities including private balconies, kitchenettes, and plenty of room for your entire crew, you may never want to leave your unit. However, that would mean you're missing out on all that the resort and the area have to offer. Golfers flock to the Myrtle Beach area thanks to over 100 courses in close proximity. Kids will love spending a day at the beach, or you can stay right onsite and enjoy the waterpark. Your family can plan a little competition with some of the games offered at the resort including giant checkers/chess, ping pong, beach volleyball, and shuffleboard. You can also head over to the arcade for some Skee Ball and video games. With comfortable accommodations and bountiful amounts of activities, this is truly the premier Myrtle Beach getaway for you and your family. Start planning your getaway at Ocean Reef Resort today!

Address

7100 N Ocean Boulevard Myrtle Beach 29572

Highlights

Looking to plan an entire family reunion instead of just a family vacation? Ocean Reef Resort has event specialists who will help you plan every detail of your event.

Related Onsite Offerings

Ocean Reef Resort offers three different locations to grab a bite to eat onsite: The Banana Boat Lounge, Pool Bar, and Cafe du Port. The resort also features a mouth watering breakfast buffet.

7 . North Myrtle Beach Vacations by North Beach Realty

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Your family is craving an escape from the monotony of day-to-day life. They want to go to a place where the fun flows like wine, where families instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. They want to go to a little place called Myrtle Beach, and more specifically, North Beach Realty.

Offering luxury oceanfront Myrtle Beach rentals, plenty of fantastic locations, and a variety of accommodations, North Beach Realty will do everything in its power to be your perfect fit on a perfect vacation. All of North Beach’s vacation rental properties are elegantly appointed and in refreshingly upscale locations, often with the beach just steps away. Wake up in the morning in an astoundingly comfy bed, grab a waffle, and walk out to the beach to watch the sun rise. While it sounds like a dream, it could be your reality! Let North Beach Realty make your life a little easier by handling your accommodations.

Address

1500 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Highlights

Myrtle Beach is the second most popular beach in the United States.

Fun facts

Myrtle beach is the birth place of Wheel of Fortune hostess, Vanna White.

8 . Springmaid Beach Resort

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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There are a lot of oceanfront properties in Myrtle Beach, but our No. 7 pick is unique. What sets Springmaid Beach Resort apart from the rest is that they have their own pier, and sitting between the pier and Myrtle Beach State Park is a beautiful, private beach that's all your own.

Your family can spend each carefree day of your vacation building sandcastles, collecting sea shells, and splashing in the surf on Springmaid's 1/4 mile stretch of white sand. It's a peaceful place where you can relax and not worry about being overcrowded. Adding to Springmaid's family-friendly appeal are their six swimming pools and two lazy rivers. Talk about a children's dream come true! Remember the pier we mentioned earlier? It's a perfect place to fish and grab a bite to eat! When you're on a family vacation, it's important that your accommodations are comfortable and welcoming. Springmaid Beach Resort offers nearly 500 guest rooms, all of which have been newly renovated. Inside you'll find a private balcony, a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, and a flat panel television. If you need more space than what a standard resort room provides, Springmaid also has 2 Bedroom Efficiency and 3 Bedroom Suites available. Your ideal Myrtle Beach family vacation is waiting for you at Springmaid Beach Resort!

Highlights

For more family fun, check out the resort's 8-hole miniature golf course and gaming arcade!

Fun facts

In the summertime, Springmaid boasts a full schedule of activities right in the resort to keep you and your family entertained. Activities include Shark Tooth and Sea Shell Search, Medieval Times Show, and a Family Sandcastle Competition!

Related Onsite Offerings

Want to bring the WHOLE family? Springmaid Beach Resort is happy to welcome your furry friend! They've created a special place for your pet by setting aside 13 pet-friendly rooms on the first floor of the Cypress Building.

9 . Caribbean Resort & Villas

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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A stay at Caribbean Resort & Villas takes the Myrtle Beach family experience to an all new level.

With spacious condominiums and an ideal location, Caribbean Resort & Villas is the perfect place to stay for family fun. With up to four-bedroom condominium units available, you'll find plenty of space to spread out and relax on your vacation. And what a vacation! From surfing the web with complimentary wireless internet in the hotel to exploring the beach to golf games and more, you're sure to find fun for all in Myrtle Beach! All this and more is waiting for you in and around the condos from Caribbean Resort.

Address

719 North Beach Blvd. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Related activities

Are your kids excited to see the ocean? Why not let them get up close and personal with underwater life at Ripley’s Aquarium?

Fun facts

Caribbean Resort & Villas was been voted #1 Hotel for Families, Golf Packages, and Overall Hotel on the Grand Strand in 2012 by the Sun News' -Best of the Beach.

10 . Beach Cove Resort

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Combine both your love for relaxation and for your family at Beach Cove Resort. Situated in North Myrtle Beach, this laidback resort is close enough to renowned downtown attractions but far enough away to experience the ultimate in South Carolina R and R that you’ve been searching for.

Of course you came prepared to do a little sunbathing and splashing around if you decided to make Myrtle Beach your family vacation destination. And you won’t be disappointed at Beach Cove. Sheltered from the unneeded inland sights and noisy sounds of the city by two towering buildings of one- to three-bedroom suites and condos, the resort pool area is like a mini tropical oasis. Well, not even that mini. Four uniquely-shaped outdoor pools, three oceanfront whirlpools and a 350-ft. lazy river are surrounded by swaying palm trees providing shelter from the warm Carolina rays. Did we mention there is a racquetball court? How about a game room and seasonal kid activities? It’s no joke; there is plenty to do here. And, if for some reason you end up getting too relaxed and too comfortable on the resort grounds, shake it up and go to Barefoot Landing, just steps away.

Highlights

The resort has four eateries: Breeze’s Beach Bar and Grill, Tradewinds Café, Javatini’s Coffee and Martini Bar and the Ice Cream and Soda Shoppe.

Getting there

Beach Cove Resort is located off of US-17, on S. Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

Fun facts

The nearby Barefoot Landing is home to the award-winning House of Blues.

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