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11 Best Ice Cream Spots in North Myrtle Beach

A beach vacation and an ice cream cone go hand in hand. On your upcoming getaway at the stunning North Myrtle Beach area, drop by one or all of the top ice cream spots in town and give yourself the gift of a delicious frozen treat!

When you are based at a gorgeous Beach Cove Resort in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, you have a huge variety of fantastic ice cream shops right at your doorstep – as well as incredible dining, shopping, nature, and watersport activities.

Whether you are hoping to spend your days soaking up the sun on the beach, getting your adrenaline pumping with activities like parasailing, or trying some delicious local cuisine at the top restaurants in town, North Myrtle Beach has got you covered.

No matter what you spend your days doing, we suggest you add stopping for a tasty ice cream to the itinerary! Read on to learn about the numerous great options for a frozen treat during your stay in North Myrtle Beach.


Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream

  • Address: 2408 Hwy 17 S #4344, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Truly a local institution, Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream has been serving up small batch, mouthwatering ice cream and delighting the community since 1952. Clearly they are doing something right!

Enjoy a cone of creamy homemade ice cream in a myriad of ever-changing flavors. This small, unassuming stand is beloved by locals and tourists alike, and you certainly won’t regret making a stop here.



Photo Credit: Melt

  • Address: 204 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Melt is a locally-owned ice cream shop that is known for offering delicious craft flavors that you won’t find anywhere else, as well as all the classics. Try one of their unique flavors, like banana pudding, honey butter cornbread, or lemon poppyseed.

Get a couple of scoops in one of their homemade waffle cones, and then walk just a few steps down to the beach to enjoy your ice cream with a view.


OD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop

  • Address: 90 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

This retro-inspired ice cream parlor is perfectly located for grabbing a sweet treat while enjoying a day on the beach. The OD Pavillion Ice Cream Shop is just a few steps from the sand; you can get a classic cone, soft serve ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, banana splits, or one of their famous sundaes. There is no wrong choice at OD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop!


Whit’s Frozen Custard of North Myrtle Beach

Photo Credit: Whit's Frozen Custard of North Myrtle Beach

  • Address: 691 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

For something different, head over to Whit’s Frozen Custard! Their creamy, freshly-made custard is a fantastic option for anyone trying to get their sweet fix. At Whit’s, you pick your base flavor and then choose from a huge variety of toppings to create your perfect concoction. Or, try one of their specialty combinations like the caramel apple, grasshopper, or mud pie.


Mermaid’s Dream Ice Cream

  • Address: 614 Sea Mountain Hwy Unit C, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Pair your ice cream with a game of mini golf! Located inside of Black Pearl Mini Golf, Mermaid’s Dream Ice Cream offers up a huge variety of delicious ice cream flavors to delight the whole family. Their unique ice cream concoctions will delight children and adults alike and are the perfect way to end your game of mini golf!


Carolina Quench

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  • Address: 1614 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Looking for a dairy-free option for your frozen treat? Stop by Carolina Quench to try their famous Italian Ice! Using all-natural fruit juices and no high fructose corn syrup; their Italian Ice is the real deal. Choose from 10 flavors and be delighted by this refreshing dessert.


Sweet Molly’s Creamery

  • Address: 4728F Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $$

A firm favorite for locals and visitors alike, the family-owned Sweet Molly’s Creamery is a must-visit for all ice cream enthusiasts. They create delicious premium ice cream in a wide array of flavors using high-quality ingredients.

In addition to a classic ice cream cone in their homemade waffle cones, they also offer frozen yogurt, smoothies, sorbet, sundaes.


The Crafty Cow

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  • Address: 4880 Hwy 17, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Swing by the Crafty Cow for fantastic handcrafted ice cream that is made fresh daily! Located at the Barefoot Landing boardwalk right down the street from Beach Cove Resort, the Crafty Cow is conveniently close to your accommodation.

Known for their fresh ice cream, mouthwatering combinations and specialty desserts, and homemade waffle bowls, the Crafty Cow is a must-visit during your vacation.


Sugar Life Ice Cream and Candy

  • Address: 2700S Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $$

Ready for a sugar rush? Check out Sugar Life Ice Cream and Candy! Not only do they have delicious ice cream and milkshakes, but every type of candy you can imagine. Grab yourself an ice cream and then stock up on sweet treats for your family vacation.


Native Joe’s Scoop and Grind

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  • Address: 801 Conway St, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $

Combine two of life’s greatest pleasures when you visit Native Joe’s Scoop and Grind: ice cream and coffee! Whether you need a caffeinated pick-me-up, a refreshing frozen treat, or both, Native Joe’s has you covered.

Offering a variety of coffee drinks, ice cream, smoothies, and milkshakes, this charming shop with plenty of outdoor seating and a convenient drive-thru option will surely be a hit.


The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

  • Address: 1105 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price point: $$

You’re on vacation, so treat yourself! The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is famous for its massive, over-the-top milkshake creations served in a keepsake Mason jar. They offer a range of milkshake concoctions topped with additions like cookies, cake, and fruit. They even have seasonal creations, like the autumnal pumpkin spice shake. A milkshake from Crazy Mason is a treat you’ll never forget!


Indulge on Your Next NMB Getaway

Put some sprinkles on your next NMB vacation! With a multitude of local shops serving homemade ice cream in an array of unique flavors, you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect scoop. Pack your bags, book your condo at Beach Cove Resort, and prepare your sweet tooth for an unforgettable getaway in North Myrtle Beach.

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