5 High-Level Views to Catch in Myrtle Beach During Your Grand Strand Stay

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From sweeping Atlantic Ocean vistas and Lowcountry marshlands to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Myrtle Beach skyline, the Grand Strand offers plenty of beautiful scenery for vacationers to take in. But a handful of sights in the Myrtle Beach area are truly head and shoulders above the rest.

During your next North Beach Plantation getaway, do your best to check out the scenery from one (or all) of these lofty Myrtle Beach viewpoints:

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel — See downtown Myrtle Beach from new heights with a ride on the iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. When you hop aboard one of the 187-foot-tall Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Atlantic Ocean coastline, the ocean itself and downtown Myrtle Beach. The private ride will take you for three revolutions, which amounts to about 10 minutes of taking in Myrtle Beach’s beauty from high above.

Helicopter Ride — Myrtle Beach vacationers looking for sky-high excitement can find it at Helicopter Adventures, where a total of seven different tour options range from the short, two-mile Fly 4 Fun Ride over Broadway at the Beach, all the way up to the 40-plus-mile Grand Adventure, which takes guests as far north as the Little River area.

Biplane Ride — Another high-altitude Myrtle Beach adventure is on tap at Myrtle Beach Air Tours, where guests can soar up to 1,500 feet above sea level in the open-air cockpit of a vintage, World War II-era Waco biplane. Flight options here range from the 10-minute, two-passenger Introductory Flight to the 1-hour, two-passenger Ultimate Warbird Experience that takes riders high above downtown Myrtle Beach, over undisturbed stretches of Atlantic Ocean and over beautiful Grand Strand marshlands.

Parasail Ride — To get a bird’s-eye view of the Atlantic Ocean and Myrtle Beach shoreline — along with some high-altitude, high-speed thrills — head to Ocean Watersports for a parasail ride. No training is required to take to the air high above the ocean waves, and each high-flying ride can accommodate two to three parachute passengers. As an added bonus, Ocean Watersports will document your flight with photos, so you can take some home to show your friends your high-altitude adventure should you choose to purchase a few of the images.

Pier View Open Air Bar — Located high atop the Second Avenue Pier near the southern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Pier View Open Air Bar serves up fresh seafood platters, wings, burgers and more, along with ocean breezes and amazing views of the Atlantic.

After your high-level sightseeing adventures, make your way back to ground level and head home to enjoy your comfortable accommodations at North Beach Plantation — where some of the Myrtle Beach area’s top views, including the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, are right out your back door. Book your Grand Strand vacation at North Beach Plantation today, and get ready to enjoy all the breathtaking sights the Grand Strand has to offer.