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  • Writer's pictureJeff Epps

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Photos)

Myrtle Beach is a popular beach city that is on the coast of South Carolina. It is a well-known tourist destination in the United States, particularly east of the Mississippi River. The population is about 35,000 people. It is located in the center of a long 60-mile stretch of beach known as "The Grand Strand." The Myrtle Beach metro area is the second-fastest-growing metro area in the United States. Top tourist attractions in Myrtle Beach include the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the SkyWheel, WonderWorks, multiple "Ripley's Believe it or Not" museums, the Bowery & Duffy's at the Bowery, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, and several ocean-related excursions that include diving, snorkeling, parasailing, fishing, etc.

The Bowery is where the popular country music band, Alabama, got their start as the establishment's house band from 1973 to 1980:

Another very popular excursion at Myrtle Beach is the helicopter rides on the beach, some as low as $20 USD:

Oceanfront Helicopter:

Myrtle Beach has a subtropical climate and hosts about 20 million visitors per year, has 425 hotels, 1,800 restaurants, 86 golf courses, and miles and miles of beaches.


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