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 N. 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.

Family Fun in North Myrtle Beach

Professor Hacker's Dinosaur Adventure mini golf

Professor Hacker’s Dinosaur Adventure Golf

When the archaeologist and explorer Professor Duffer A. Hacker crash-landed his hot-air balloon in 1930, he found himself in the terrifying midst of dinosaurs! While the professor was surviving and studying the triceratops and pterodactyls of this canyonous land, the R.S. Jurassic Explorer embarked on an operation to find him. As you play your way through the two 18-hole mini-golf courses, you’ll get to retrace Professor Hacker’s steps through a wilderness filled with colorful life-sized dinosaurs. Putt with care through the wild jungle and across dazzling waterfalls as you make your way to the 85-foot steamship beached on the rocks. Professor Hacker’s Dinosaur Adventure Golf transports you back to the fascinating era when gigantic reptiles dominated the earth.

Tours & Cruises

Ship crew fending off attack from Blackbeard

Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise

Yo ho! All hands to Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunter, the most impressive pirate ship in the Carolinas, where landlubbers are transformed into scurvy scallywags! Each little shrimp dons a scurvy pirate costume, complete with mustaches and tattoos, before embarking on Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise. This interactive adventure leads the all-ages crew through cannon battles, water gun duels and sword fights to recover a precious lost treasure from the evil Billy Bones. After singing some victory chanteys, each matey will go home with a piece of the booty. Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise is an unforgettable hour-long experience that captures the imagination of your savvy lads and lassies.

Places to Visit for Shoppers

Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’s top destination for shopping, restaurants, events and live entertainment. Dozens of specialty boutiques and national shops present a relaxing outdoor promenade, where visitors are welcome to browse fashion and apparel, wines and brews, specialty goods and memorabilia. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing’s unique pubs, grills, cafés, sweet shops and bars host waterfront views for dining in style. Munch on some sweet treats, like ice cream, fudge and pretzels, or sit down for a family dinner or date-night with fresh seafood, juicy burgers, or scrumptious tacos and pizza. The nightlife always rambles on with live music and performances at hot spots like House of Blues and Alabama Theatre. The attractions at Barefoot Landing offer endless fun and leisure for the whole family.

surfers entering the ocean

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

Live performance at Alabama Theatre

Alabama Theatre

For the best live entertainment at the beach, grab tickets to The Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach. ONE the Show 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.