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Attractions in Myrtle Beach

There is so much fun to be had in North Myrtle Beach, SC! Beach Cove Resort is right across the street from the popular Barefoot Landing, which includes top area restaurants, shows, and animal attractions.

If you are looking for additional shopping while in town, our resort is convenient to several malls and the Tanger Outlets.

Get ready to experience fresh seafood, the best burgers around, and a ton of excellent pizza options. Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach restaurants such as Flying Fish, Wild Wing Cafe, and Dick’s Last Resort.  Don’t miss the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, and don’t forget about our own Town Center dining!
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One of the most popular and notable attractions at Myrtle Beach’s Broadway at the Beach is WonderWorks. Filled with wonder, fun, stories and science, this attraction is fun for the entire family, from young to old. Great for toddlers, teens and adults, WonderWorks has something that will peak your interest. Filled to the brim with more than 100 displays that involve some sort of participation, WonderWorks is home to some of the most interesting things you will ever experience first-hand. Feel what it’s like to stand in a hurricane, lay on a bed of nails, or move a sphere with your mind. The top floor of this attraction boasts the Spacewalk Challenge where visitors can venture through the 36-foot tall ropes course, with a harness attached to them, and make their way through the various challenges involved with it. Best of all, this ropes course challenge is free with admission! Additional attractions at WonderWorks that can be added to your ticket for a small additional cost include Lazer-Tag and Soar + Explore outdoor attraction. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

The $6.5 million Myrtle Beach Boardwalk runs parallel to the Myrtle Beach coast. A recent addition to the long list of popular attractions in Myrtle Beach, the Boardwalk has quickly risen to the top. More than a mile long, the Boardwalk stretches from the 2nd Avenue Pier to slightly past Pier 14. With views of the waves crashing ashore, the gondolas of the SkyWheel and the visitors frolicking along the beach, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular place to people-watch, go for a stroll, get a family photo, have lunch or just enjoy the views. With various benches, walkways to the beach, a park for concerts and special events as well as shops like the Gay Dolphin and restaurants like Landshark and Moe Moons, this is the perfect place for a family to visit while on vacation.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Where can you see sharks up close and touch a sting ray and see a mermaid? At Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach of Course! Located about 20 minutes south of Beach Cove Resort at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-visit Myrtle Beach attraction. Perfect for all ages, the aquarium features a variety of exhibits including Rainbow Rock, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay and the Friendship Flats. Come face to face with a sandbar shark, admire the colors on a poison dart frog or feel the back of a ray as it swims by. At Ripley’s Aquarium you can view fish and other sea life from all over the world including octopuses, eels, piranhas and catfish. Hungry visitors can visit the Feeding Frenzy Eatery and kids can pick out a souvenir at the Ripley’s Cargo Hold Gift Shop. Open year-round, this Myrtle Beach attraction is perfect for your visit no matter what time of year your vacation is. 

Pavilion Park

Go back in time to when the Pavilion was still intact in Myrtle Beach. Although you can’t actually return to the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, you can enjoy the sights, sounds and rides of Pavilion Park in Myrtle Beach. A Broadway at the Beach attraction, this park is home to fun rides for kids like the Kiddie Dunes Buggie Ride, The Caterpillar Ride and the Kiddie Tea Cup Ride. Adults will also enjoy taking a stroll down memory lane on the carousel from 1912, the Wave Swinger or The Pirate Ship ride. Try your hand at one of the midway games like Mini Basketball or Duck Pond and enjoy traditional fair food like cotton candy, corn dogs and funnel cakes at this Myrtle Beach attraction.  

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Located close to Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Waves Waterpark is a fun seasonal water attraction in Myrtle Beach. Spread out over 20 acres, the park features a variety of rides like their 1,200-foot lazy river ride, several exciting waterslides, a large wave pool and more. With something to offer for everyone, Myrtle Waves Waterpark has become a favorite among many. Lose sight in the Nigh Flight or fly out of the Super Chute at thrilling speeds. Whether you want a ride to make your heart race or just want to relax, Myrtle Waves Waterpark has you covered. 

EdVenture Myrtle Beach

Each year, thousands of locals and tourists visit the EdVenture Myrtle Beach for its interactive exhibits and programs. Located at The Market Common, this 3,000-square-foot facility is fun for kids of all ages.

Kids can climb aboard the Space Climber, have fun with a Puppet Show, get behind the controls at Mission Control and so much more.

Children 23 months and younger receive free entry into the museum. If you have kids, be sure to take them to the EdVenture Myrtle Beach next time you stay in Myrtle Beach!

Big “M” Casino

Enjoy the waterfront views and win BIG aboard South Carolina’s only Casino offering 2 luxury yachts! Party in style and test your skills and luck with tables games like Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Roulette, Craps and Let-It-Ride. Experience the rush that comes along with flashing lights and sound when you win at our slot machines! Each cruise has an optional all-you-can-eat buffet, and select cruises feature fun entertainment or Bingo!

Call 843-249-9811 to book your cruise!


4491 Mineola Avenue
Little River, SC 29566

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball

An inexpensive family vacation activity, a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game at Field is a popular summertime activity for vacationers and locals alike. Located near Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, the Pelicans are a Class A team under the Chicago Cubs. Geared towards fun, the stadium often hosts special game day promotions featuring various discounts and freebies for attendees. Field also has various snack and food stands as well as a pro shop. For those who go to the game to enjoy the ballpark food, the Pelicans have All-You-Can-Eat Seats that include access to unlimited burgers, hot dogs, fries, nachos, popcorn and soda. 

Miniature Golf

North Myrtle Beach is full of many fun and exciting mini golf courses. With so many to choose from, you may want to do a different course each day of your vacation! From Mutiny Bay Mini Golf to Mayday Mini Golf to Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf, your choices are endless. Traverse the island you have been stranded on after your plane crashes at Mayday Mini Golf or look out for pirates at Mutiny Bay. At Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf you can ride on a train to reach the top of the mountain where the course begins. No matter which North Myrtle Beach miniature golf course that you choose, you are sure to find yourself embarking on a fun adventure!

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a seasonal Myrtle Beach attraction located about 25 minutes south of Beach Cove Resort. Featuring an amusement park and a water park, this attraction has something fun for the whole family. The Splashes Oceanfront Water Park is located on the ocean side of Ocean Boulevard and features a water slide, lazy river and more. The Amusement Park features a variety of rides like the classic Ferris wheel and bumper cars as well as the Swamp Fox Roller Coaster and the new Twist ‘n Shout Coaster. Kids will enjoy rides made just for them like the 4×4 Big Trucks, Kiddie Coaster, Wet Boats and Frog Hopper. Family Kingdom Amusement Park also features two go-kart tracks, an arcade, midway games, snack stand, seasonal entertainment and various additional rides.

Brookgreen Gardens

Located south of Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet is Brookgreen Gardens – a gem of the southern historical scene. Although Brookgreen Gardens is about a 45-minute drive from Beach Cove Resort, it is well worth the trip. An outside museum set amongst grandiose oaks, the gardens are a National Historic Landmark containing the Huntington Sculpture Garden and the Low Country Wildlife Preserve. Enjoy viewing more than 1,400 pieces of art amongst the 35 acres of the gardens. The Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve sits upon thousands of acres including former rice plantations. The gardens also have animal exhibits containing foxes, alligators, deer and birds as well as dining options, a gift shop, picnic spaces and fountains. Create lasting memories at Brookgreen Gardens and experience the culture, art and scenic beauty of the south at this popular attraction.

Alligator Adventure

The Reptile Capital of the World, Alligator Adventure is located not far from Beach Cove Resort near Barefoot Landing. Stay at a safe distance and get amazing views of a variety of alligators as well as crocodiles, frogs, snakes and turtles. Meet Bob, the tailless American alligator, or Utan, one of the biggest crocs on display in the U.S. weighing in at 2,000 pounds. If you are lucky you will get to see alligator informational shows and you may even get to touch a gator. At Alligator Adventure you can view non-reptile animals as well like the African serval, Eurasian eagle owl, Egyptian fruit bats, sarus cranes and ring tailed lemurs, just to name a few. This North Myrtle Beach attraction is perfect for any animal lover and for those who want to learn more about the alligators and other species during their vacation.

Downwind Sails Watersports

Families looking for a water adventure in Myrtle Beach may look no further than Downwind Sails. With parasailing opportunities for one to three people at a time to jet ski rides on the open ocean, Downwind Sails has the experience and equipment required for a fun and safe water activity experience. Additional popular services provided include banana boat rides for up to six people at once, hobie cat rentals, single and double-seated ocean kayak rentals, and kite boarding lessons. Visit this Myrtle Beach watersports company for an enjoyable and thrilling vacation experience!

La Belle Amie Vineyard

Wine lovers will enjoy a fantastic visit to La Belle Amie Vineyard, located only about 8 miles north of Beach Cove Resort in Little River. Take a short drive up to this local vineyard and experience all La Belle Amie has to offer. Sip on various varietals at their expansive wine tasting room. Here you can request to sample six wines (your choice) for a small charge, plus you get to keep a souvenir wine glass. Try the wines before you buy them so you know exactly what your taste buds will enjoy. The vineyard also has an ongoing festival schedule with such events as American Pie Oldies Music Fest and Winter Parrot Head Fest.

Calabash Fishing Fleet

Located just over the border in North Carolina, Calabash Fishing Fleet is only less than a half hour drive from Beach Cove Resort. They offer a variety of cruises from short to long for fishing purposes as well as dolphin sightseeing excursions. For serious fishing enthusiasts, they offer an 11-hour trip on their Navigator vessel, a half-day fishing outing, and shark fishing journeys. Catch a variety of fish like black sea bass, cobia, rudderfish, grunts and jacks. For non-fishing fans, Calabash Fishing Fleet offers a guaranteed-sighting dolphin cruise on their 65-foot Navigator boat. Calabash also charters out its boats for various special occasions like family gatherings, weddings, anniversaries and more!

SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

An oceanfront attraction, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel takes visitors high in the sky in enclosed gondolas. This Ferris wheel is unique in that it provides views on the ocean, downtown Myrtle Beach and the Ocean Boulevard strip. Whether you choose to ride during the day to get the best ocean views, or at sunset to watch the color of the sky change, or at night when the SkyWheel itself illuminates the night sky and the lights of Myrtle Beach twinkle below, you will have a magnificent time. Rising nearly 200 feet in the air and carrying 42 viewing gondolas, the SkyWheel flight lasts for about 8 to 10 minutes. Bring you camera to snap shots of the views or take night photos from the ground as the colors on the SkyWheel spin together. Come see why the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is one of the most popular and one of the most photographed attractions in Myrtle Beach.


California Dreaming

California Dreaming has a location just 1.3 miles from our resort! This nearby restaurant can cater to large groups, families and friends! Well known for their delicious croissants, large salads, ribs and seafood, this restaurant serves up a large variety of lunch and dinner choices. From Fried Crab Claws to Steak Salad to Baby Back Ribs, the choices are endless. They also serve up pasta, chicken and soup. You won’t be disappointed when you visit California Dreaming Myrtle Beach!

Croissants Bistro and Bakery

A local favorite, Croissants Bistro and Bakery features a delicious and fresh menu as well as a bakery that specializes in cakes, cupcakes and other sweets. Serving up breakfast, lunch, and brunch, Croissants features favorites like Southern Breakfast Wrap, Low Country Shrimp and Grits, Spinach and Strawberry Salad, Shrimp Tacos, Spring Rolls, Crepes De Jour, French Onion Soup and Pan Seared Scallops, just to name a few. Croissants also bakes and decorates cakes, cookies and cupcakes for all sorts of events and occasions including for birthdays, weddings, showers, sporting events and more.  The newest location is 6.6 miles south of our resort.

Crossroads at House of Blues

With a menu created by Chef Aaron Sanchez, the Crossroads at the House of Blues features delicious appetizers, American classics, fish, salads, burgers, sandwiches and a kids menu. Choose from Spicy Chicken Pasta, St. Louis Ribs, Heater Seeker, Pulled Pork Sliders, Chicken Wings or Crossroads Quesadilla just to name a few. The House of Blues is also home to the popular Sunday Gospel Brunch, and it is located right across the street at Barefoot Landing!

Dick’s Last Resort

Conveniently located at Barefoot Landing, Dick’s Last Resort turns lunch and dinner into quite the spectacle. Calling itself “The Shame O’ Barefoot Landing,” the servers are trained to poke fun and create a scene all throughout the meal, making it entertaining, funny and memorable. Featuring dishes like Crabby Cakes, Seafood Platta, Ribs N’ Wings, Fry’d Buffalo Chicky Salad and Buffalo Ranch Chicky Sammich, you’ll laugh just reading the menu!

Town Center at Beach Cove Resort

You don’t have to leave our resort to find the best food in the area! Enjoy gorgeous ocean views while dining at the Tipsy Turtle Beach Bar or the Grab N’ Go Grill & Coffee Bar, both located next to our lobby in our Town Center.  The Town Center offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizer, and drink options.


The Market Common

The Market Common, located near the airport in Myrtle Beach, is an upscale shopping, dining and entertainment neighborhood. Spend the afternoon at The Market Common while you enjoy superb shopping, tasty restaurants and accessible entertainment. With clothing shops like Coldwater Creek, Chico’s and Coastal Urge and housewares stores like Pottery Barn and Rug Décor, there is nothing lacking in style at The Market Common. Grab a book and a cup of coffee at Barnes & Noble or smell the latest scents at Bath & Body Works then head over to dinner at Travinia Italian Kitchen. The Market Common is also home to a movie theater, yoga studio, grocery store and more.

Coastal Grand Mall

Located in Myrtle Beach, not far from the airport, sits Coastal Grand Mall. Featuring a range of shops as well as a movie theater and food court, this mall is one you can spend an entire day at. Whether you want to get a new recliner at La-Z-Boy Galleries or shop the sale rack at Belk, you can do it all here. Shops at this Myrtle Beach mall include Bed Bath & Beyond, Earthbound Trading Co., Sears, Gymboree and many more. The food court contains such favorites as Chick-fil-A, Sbarro, Mrs. Fields and Chef Smitty’s. Nearby stores and restaurants also include Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Texas Roadhouse Grill, Red Lobster, PetSmart and Cracker Barrel.

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a shopping and dining hub, similar to Barefoot Landing. Located farther south than Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach is home to some of the most visited Myrtle Beach attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium and WonderWorks. Fun for meandering with your family during the day and full of nightlife in the evening, Broadway at the Beach is a great family and couple’s destination. Wind your way through the Backstage Mirror Maze, try your hand at Dragon’s Lair Mini Golf, or whip over the lake on the Soar + Explore Zipline. Dining options are also abundant and include choices like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery, Ben & Jerry’s, Walbergers, Froyoz and Landry’s Seafood. After the sun sets, The Avenue becomes one of the hottest nightlife spots at the beach. From Hard Rock Café’s beautiful new location to Dave & Busters and the new nightclub Oz, you can dance the night away without having to leave Broadway at the Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Located less than a mile from Beach Cove Resort, Barefoot Landing is home to some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment on the north end of Myrtle Beach. A haven for good times and family memories, Barefoot Landing is a must-visit location on your North Myrtle Beach vacation. With an array of shops, you can pick up just about anything here from gourmet olive oil to golf gear to a new pair of sunglasses or a cute new dress. Browse shops like Beach’s Best Candles, Fashion Express, Sports Zone, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Southern Pearls, Van Heusen or Lids. When it comes to dining, Barefoot Landing is known for housing high-quality and delicious restaurants. Here you will find some of the best on the Grand Strand including Greg Norman’s Australian Grille and sweeter options like Boardwalk Coffee House, Funnel Cake Island and River Street Sweets. In addition to dining and shopping, Barefoot Landing is host to some of the best entertainment in the area in such venues as the House of Blues and Alabama Theatre as well as popular attractions like Alligator Adventure and T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. 

Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets, situated on both Highway 501 and Highway 17, feature an array of specialty and outlet shops for the shopping diva in all of us. The closer of the two, Tanger Outlets on Highway 17, houses such shops as Adidas, Nine West Outlet, Oakley Vault, Ecco, Michael Kors, Old Navy Outlet, Bare Minerals, Yankee Candle and Disney Store, just to name a few. Whether you need a new outfit for the beach, a pair of running shoes, or a new product for your kitchen, Tanger Outlets has it all! With free Wi-Fi as well as Starbucks on-site for a pick-me-up, this north-end shopping mall has all you need to shop until you drop!


Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show

Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Attraction is located only about five miles south of Beach Cove Resort. The former Dixie Stampede, Dolly Parton has “wowed” visitors again with her new Pirate’s Voyage show. Guests enjoy a full-fledged dinner during the show which includes creamy soup, potatoes, corn on the cob, chicken and pork while cheering on their assigned team. Whether you are cheering for the Crimson crew or the Sapphire crew, you are sure to have a blast at this Myrtle Beach show. Watch as the pirates duel each other on the deck, dive into the pool and perform feats of wonder in and around the 15-foot deep pool complete with a large ship. Combining music, an amazing acrobatic show, choreography and great talent, Pirate’s Voyage is a must-see show on your next Beach Cove vacation.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Medieval Times is a Myrtle Beach dinner show that is fun for the whole family. Take a step back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the medieval days. Watch as your knight competes in the tournament and cheer them on as they fight until the end with weapons such as maces, alabardas and lances. With highly trained horses, elaborate costumes and talented knights, this show is a spectacular event. Guests at Medieval Times dine during the show, without silverware of course, from a full-course meal. Tasty food includes chicken, tomato soup, pastry and more. Will you be cheering for the black and white knight? The blue knight? The yellow knight? You won’t know which knight’s section you are in until you arrive, but one thing is sure – you’ll be cheering on one of the six knights and hoping he wins the tournament of the evening!

Legends In Concert

Located next to Broadway at the Beach, Legends In Concert is home to some of the best tribute artists in the country. A Vegas-style show, Legends In Concert features top-notch artists emulating stars like Cher, Elvis, the Blues Brothers, Lady Gaga and more. With artists rotating by season, you can come back year after year and see a new show with current and past popular musical artists. The theater offers booth, VIP, premium and regular seating as well as adult and child ticket prices. With a variety of prices, ongoing shows and easy accessibility, be sure to visit Legends In Concert during your next Beach Cove Resort vacation!

Alabama Theatre

The Alabama Theatre, located at Barefoot Landing, is consistently voted the #1 Live Entertainment Theatre by Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike!

Featuring, ICONIC, a cutting-edge show on stage and in the air with visual elements and a state-of-the-art video wall, unlike anything you have seen along the Grand Strand.

ICONIC is a one-of-a-kind journey through past and present iconic moments. The show highlights widely recognized country music chart toppers, classic rock anthems, Broadway classics, and pop power ballads. In addition to a stunning array of costumes, there is a state-of-the-art designed set where the audience can connect with their featured musicians and entertainers.  Visiting during the holiday season? Be sure to check out their acclaimed “South’s Grandest Christmas Show.” Alabama Theatre also features guest artists and entertainers throughout the year.

Carolina Opry

Located only about 5 miles south of Beach Cove Resort is the popular Carolina Opry. Entertaining Myrtle Beach visitors and locals for years, Carolina Opry provides great shows that incorporate multiple features. Variety is their specialty with offerings ranging from their main show that contains music, dancing, singing and more in the 2,200-seat theater to their laser show that puts colorful laser light movements to music. The Carolina Opry is also home to the seasonal Carolina Opry Christmas Special and the Good Vibrations show, meaning you can come back time and time again and always find something new and exciting!

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