North Myrtle Beach boasts just as many beautiful sights and sounds as Myrtle Beach itself, but did you know that it is the home of the Shag? This beloved dance became the state dance of South Carolina and you can still find nightly beachside dances with live music where you can go and see locals enjoying this traditional pastime.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach for Nature Lovers

group scuba diving tour with Coastal Scuba

Coastal Scuba

PADI-certified Coastal Scuba offers dive training classes for beginners and pros in an on-site pool as well as in the ocean. Need to gear up first? Their retail area stocks everything you’ll need, from tanks to wetsuits to spearguns. Those ready to dive in headfirst can rediscover the secrets of history on a variety of charters to underwater Civil War and WWII shipwrecks.

Fun Activities for Adventurers

Girl walking rope bridge at Go Ape Treetop Adventures

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Discover a new and exciting adventure as high as the tallest trees! Navigate aerial obstacles on the treetop courses and test your need for speed while ziplining. The heart-stopping outdoor activities at Go Ape inspire great laughs and good times among family, friends, parties and coworkers.

Places to Visit for Shoppers

Surfboards at the Tsunami Surf Shop

Tsunami Surf Shop

Got everything you need for the beach… Not sure? Stop by Tsunami Surf shop to check out the vast selection of the surfing and lifestyle brands you know and trust. With locations up and down the Carolina coastline, they are here to outfit you for maximum beach enjoyment.

Entertainment & Shows

Quartet at Alabama Theatre

Alabama Theatre

For the best live entertainment at the beach, grab tickets to The Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach. ONEtheShow is their own fantastically entertaining variety program they describe as a magical, musical journey, and critics call a “Mega Hit”. See their calendar for events featuring some of music’s greats.