10 ways to watery fun at Myrtle Beach

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The best thing about hot summer fun in Myrtle Beach? All the cool stuff to do here!

Myrtle Beach happens to have some of the greatest golf courses, restaurants, seafood eateries, outlet shopping, and more. When the heat gets cranked up, it’s awesome to find something to do at the beach that automatically comes with a little hydro relief – or at least happens close to the shore with a refreshing sea breeze.

Even if you’re a Myrtle Beach aficionado, you might not know about all of these ways to have fun here.

That’s why we created this guide. Whether it’s your first visit or 101st, we’re sure you’ll find a new favorite activity for your next Myrtle Beach adventure. These are attractions visitors from just up the road or from across the country have added to their must-do lists when visiting here.

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Why do people love to visit Myrtle Beach?

Where do we even start? First and foremost: The wide-open, beautiful beaches. We’re talking 60 miles of the finest in the Carolinas. Myrtle Beach is the destination for tons of fun, ranging from parasailing to kicking back on a beach chair and doing nothing at all. Accommodations here are as diverse as the visitors. Choose a rustic room close to the shore or a primitive campsite. Or, go in luxury at a well-appointed resort or cottage. A place for every budget – that’s a reason more than 15 million visit Myrtle Beach every year.

From top-tier golf courses to goony mini-golf, there’s something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. Here are some of our favorite water-themed spots to try next time you’re here.

Top 10 watersports attractions

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1. Action Water Sportz

The Grand Strand’s signature jet-ski and boat-rental company: Action Water Sportz. This North Myrtle establishment has served residents and visitors with water rentals since 2011. Visit one of three convenient locations, in Little River, Myrtle Beach, and Noth Myrtle Beach. It’s a safe way to take in the exhilaration of watersports for all ages and experience levels. Find the excitement of fun on the water without the cost and upkeep of buying your own watercraft.

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2. Carolina Guide Service

Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome in Pawleys Island. Carolina Guide Service can put you in the water for light-tackle, shallow-water sight fishing, and saltwater fly fishing. Take an inshore or near-shore charter in the immaculate saltwater estuaries. Catch of the day often includes flounder, red drum, shark, tarpon, and trout. Surf-fish on a barrier island. They’ll personalize your journey for a solo venture or a day on the water with the kids.

3. Crazy Sister Marina

You’ll never forget a crazy sister! For fishing and watersports, venture off to Murrells Inlet. Crazy Sister Marina offers equipment rentals, fishing charters, and tours. Boat owners can dock with daily and weekly rates. Choose a spot on the head boat, or go for near-shore and sport-fishing excursions. Crazy Sister also rents jet skis, kayaks, and paddleboards. Try a banana-boat cruise or give parasailing a shot.

4. Getaway Adventure Cruises

Take a fabulous cruise out of Cricket Cove Marina in Little River, S.C. Choose from 90-minute dolphin watch tours and narrated sightseeing tours to Bird Island and Waities Island. A sunset cruise is sure to create lots of memories. Schedule a private charter or head to a barrier island for shelling. Kids younger than 3 are free, and Getaway offers reduced rates for children 4-12. Reservations are required.

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5. Inlet Point Plantation

Try the ultimate horsepower for your beach ride: a horse! A one-of-a-kind day awaits you at Inlet Point Plantation. Take a ride around the historic site by horseback. All experience levels are welcome. Start with a walk-only ride your first time here, and move up with each visit. Imagine trotting on the private beach or an Intracoastal Waterway trail, on some of the area’s finest-trained, people-friendly horses. Don’t forget your camera.

6. Jet Boat Ride

Get your thrills in Murrells Inlet. Consider it a carnival ride on the ocean. If you’re up for speed, fast turns, and power slides, these jet boats are for you. Take a wonderful romp through the scenic surroundings in a way only a jet boat can provide. They’re close to the Dead Dog Saloon on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk – so you’ll likely see marsh wildlife on one of the most adventurous rides you can take in Myrtle Beach.

7. Kokopelli Surf Camp

Kokopelli Surf Camp will teach you to surf. Choose from kayak and paddleboard tours, stand-up paddleboards, and more, delivered to you FREE. You don’t need to be a pro to enjoy your time on the water with Kokopelli. It’ll take just one lesson for the surf-camp pros to have you upright like a champ on a surfboard. They’ll come to you all over Myrtle Beach, in Arcadian Shores, Cherry Grove, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive, South Myrtle, and Windy Hill.

8. Pirate Adventures of Myrtle Beach

The kids will love this immersion into pirate life – and you will too. A visit to Pirate Adventures will become an exciting experience you’ll want to have every time you visit. Where else can you sail aboard Sea Gypsy, a pirate ship, to chase after sunken treasure? Kids get an anchor tattoo and lucky treasure-hunting vests to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Arm the water cannons and venture out with Captain Dick at Crazy Sister Marina.

9. Waterway Power Sports

You might have seen Waterway Power Sports from the enormous deck next to the swing bridge in Socastee. You’ll want to visit for a cool change in beach fun. Rent jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and pontoon boats. Or choose a fishing expedition, tour, or tubing on the Intracoastal Waterway and Waccamaw River. Waterway offers a sunset cruise and safari tour, where you can discover birds, fish, gators, and other area wildlife for yourself.

10. Caribbean-themed pool amenities at North Beach Resort & Villas

Sometimes, the best excursion is the one closest to home. Get lost in the Caribbean just steps from your luxurious room at North Beach Resort & Villas. Swim on up and order a cocktail, and kick back around beautiful lounging pools. Rent a private cabana or take a trip down the lazy river. The property is home to 21 Main Prime Steakhouse, The Cinzia Spa, and much more.

So many ways to stay cool in Myrtle Beach

You can fish, ride, cruise, and more on the waters at Myrtle Beach for your next stay. There’s enough fun here to fill a thousand vacations. However you define fun in the sun when you vacation here, there’s a place here to serve up a rocking good time.

Book your stay today

North Beach Resort & Villas is an experience in itself. Book now for big savings at the place voted a No. 1 destination by U.S. News in 2019. Find an uncommon degree of luxury here, all close to the activities you love in Myrtle Beach. Book your stay today!