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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Broadway at the Beach entertainment complexIf you're traveling to Myrtle Beach for the first time, chances are you'll have a number of questions about the area, lodging, attractions, dining, shopping, and a host of other things. What follows is a thumb-nail sketch of the community, a kind of tourist's primer about what may be one of the brightest, most beautiful spots this side of heaven.

The Grand Strand is a coastal region that stretches from the North Carolina and South Carolina state line at the north end to the southern tip of the Horry (pronounced ORRR-EEEE) and Georgetown County lines and includes Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, and Pawleys Island.

One interesting factoid is that the Strand has more golf courses per capita than any other beach on the planet.Myrtle Beach Hard Rock Cafe Weather-wise, Myrtle Beach tends to have a long spring, a comfortable fall (with average temperatures around 75 degrees), short winters (with average temperatures of 56 degrees), and brief, hot summers (with temperatures of 89 degrees). The beach is clean and level, consisting of fine white sand. It also holds a distinction as being one of the world's broadest and longest uninterrupted beaches. During the summer, the water temperature is in the high eighties, making it a pleasant time for swimming. While you may know that golfing is a favorite pasttime in Myrtle Beach, you may not realize that the Strand possesses more golf courses than all of Europe. Myrtle Beach also originated the concept of the Golf Package, a method of scheduling a golf vacation for an entire group.

Unlike many vacation destinations, Myrtle Beach has accommodations to fit every price range, from simple motel rooms to incredibly luxurious oceanfront condos and private beach houses. Before you head to Myrtle Beach, you may want to cruise the local websites to see just how lovely this oceanside resort can be. It's no wonder millions of tourists pass through there each year, taking home with them memories to last a lifetime.
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