The Ultimate Guide to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Among the many things that make the Grand Strand such an attractive destination for a beach vacation, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk might be one of the biggest contributors to the area’s distinctly “beach town” vibe. The 1.2-mile wooden walkway whose route runs parallel to the Atlantic coastline offers amazing views of the ocean waters and downtown Myrtle Beach at nearly every step — and the sights are complemented by cool ocean breezes and a long list of awesome restaurants and attractions along the way.

Balcony view of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Attractions

Skywheel

Take a ride into the skies! Guests who climb aboard one of this Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas can take in sweeping views of downtown Myrtle Beach from an all-new (and lofty) perspective. A signature Grand Strand landmark, the 187-foot-tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel treats rider groups to private, 10-minute rides offering bird’s-eye views of the Atlantic Ocean, the coastline, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and downtown Myrtle Beach.

View from the Skywheel Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides

Ready for a high speed thrill?Those who crave adventure won’t have to venture far from the Boardwalk to find it. Located at the corner of 12th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides features a collection of high-speed rides including the SlingShot, which launches brave riders 300-plus feet into the air at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour; The Skyscraper, which spins riders at speeds nearing 60 miles per hour, all while they are suspended 170 feet above the ground; and The Air Strike, which lets riders experience a max force of 3.6 Gs as they spin at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour. Also located on-site is a collection of family-friendly rides including The Shooting Star, The Sun Dance and The Sky Bounce.

Two Women on a Thrill Ride

Ripley's Attractions

All located in the vicinity of Pavilion Park on the downtown Myrtle Beach oceanfront, four separate Ripley’s attractions can be found just off the Boardwalk’s path. Perhaps the best known, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium, offers up an array of oddities including shrunken heads, an authentic vampire-killing kit and a long list of other weird wonders. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure offers those brave enough to enter a set of scares brought by fright-focused live actors who lurk throughout the attraction’s creepy renovated mansion. At Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, visitors are treated to wild on-screen experiences that are enhanced by 3-D digital effects and motion seats that put them right in the action. And guests can lose themselves in Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, which challenges their perception and sense of direction with a labyrinth of infinity mirrors enhanced by LED lighting.

Outside of Ripleys 5D Theater

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

Time to zip throgh downtown! At Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures, zipline riders are treated to high-velocity and high-altitude glides along a 600-foot wire as they take in the ocean views from soaring heights above Pavilion Park. Also located on-site, the Adventure Matrix features over 50 elements to offer those who brave its heights an aerial adventure that they’re unlikely to forget anytime soon.

Restaurants

Art Burger Sushi Bar

Located closer to the heart of it all on the boardwalk, is this slice of heaven, offering the best burger options and sushi to die for.  If you are looking for a nitrogen infused cocktail or dessert, this is the place to try, and you can’ t beat the view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  They also have created a space to expose the great Art culture in Myrtle Beach, they have dedicated a portion of the restaurant to local Art guilds so they can advertise, display, and sell their works of Art for free. With the combination of art, burgers, and sushi, you won’t go wrong.

Mac and cheese burger

Landshark Bar & Grill

You can’t miss this location, right at the Myrlte Beach Skywheel offering retail gift shops, happy hour specials and some of the most fun in town.  Yes, the views are great too. From their peel & eat shrimp to Street Tacos and Burgers, you won’t go hungry.  Ride the Skywheel before or after your meal and make a night of it!

Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge

Being uniquely different than most Myrtle Beach area restaurants, Pier 14 promises food enthusiast a truly enjoyable dining experience. Located over the ocean, the view is better than any you will find. Serving lunch and dinner daily. We also offer a full bar.  We also offer a gift shop and fishing, everything you need right here at Pier 14.

Sharkey's Oceanfront Restaurant & Bar

Located just about 1 block north of Bay View Resort, and right on the boardwalk, is this laid-back place where people could come to enjoy a great cocktail and fresh seafood, all while being treated to breathtaking views of the Grand Strand. Locals and tourists alike flock to Sharkey’s for it’s great food, cocktails and fun atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its fresh seafood specialties like their famous fish tacos and their great selection of mixed and frozen drinks. The perfect place to come for a bite to eat or to just enjoy a drink while taking in the wonderful views of the ocean and Myrtle Beach boardwalk. Summertime brings nightly entertainment and fun for all ages.

Cheeseburger and Fries

Riptydz

The Best Chews, Brews, and Views. Riptydz is more than just a restaurant, it’s a passion for the beach life. Riptydz has something for everyone – part oceanfront restaurant, part beach bar – all with sweeping views of the Beach overlooking the Famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. With over 17,000 square feet, this new contemporary oceanfront dining experience features a main dining area, an oceanfront dining area and deck, an ocean boulevard dining area, and a rooftop bar with live music nightly. Featuring modern and airy nautical decor with light woods, white, tans and shades of blue, Riptydz has over 500 seats and 3 bars – overlooking the beach and Ocean Boulevard. They offer a carefully crafted eclectic menu catering to all tastes featuring fresh local seafood, prime steaks, and fresh local favorites unlike anything else on the Boardwalk! Or pull up a bar stool and enjoy the cool ocean breezes with our wide selection of craft beers or one of our many signature cocktails. Our casual, yet trendy open-air space is perfect for beachgoers looking for a place to stop for lunch and happy hour or families out for a night of dinner & fun on the Boardwalk looking for a taste of the “Beach Life”. Whether it’s flip-flops or loafers, it’s time to put your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand for the best chews, brews, and views on the beach.

Tin Roof

Located at TheBlvd, Tin Roof, is about giving musicians a place to play and a place to hang when they aren’t onstage.  The tasty food, fun, eclectic environment, a community of Regulars, and friendly Crew have established the Roof as the place to be for musicians and non-musicians alike. Over the years, our stages have hosted the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between!

Banditos

Also located at THEBlvd, Banditos is offers a new modern vibe and many of your same authentic Mexican favorites, but you’ll also love what’s new: a drink menu packed full of creative concoctions… Tequilas you won’t find elsewhere on the Grand Strand or Carolinas… and ocean views that you have to see to believe. Make sure to check out their tequila room while you are there!

Wicked Tuna

Taking over the location of the 2nd Avenue Pier, Wicked Tuna, which has thrived in Murrells Inlet featuring fresh-caught fish from its own boats, is opening a second location in Myrtle Beach. The restaurant is taking over the top two floors of the three-story 2nd Avenue Pier.  Look for amazing views, food and of course rooftop fun.  The Myrtle Beach Wicked Tuna location will be open from morning through night, with a breakfast menu, live music at night, and a creative craft cocktail selection.

Happy Hour Bars

8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill

This oceanfront bar doesn’t have to offer one of the best happy hour specials in town, but it does anyway. From 4 to 7 p.m. every day of the week, “8th Ave” (as it is known to regulars) offers discounted domestic beers, well cocktails, house wines and appetizers. The patio deck features excellent ocean views, plus perfect people-watching opportunities. Click here to view their menu!

Atlas Tap House

Craft beer fans might want to make the short trip one block inland from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to this old beach house converted into a neighborhood pub. On Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., Atlas Tap House offers its entire happy hour selection of craft beers and house liquor drinks. Grab a table in the backyard bar area, hang out with some locals and enjoy Atlas Tap House’s delicious menu! For an extra special treat, join them Saturday and Sunday mornings for brunch and bottomless mimosas! Learn more here!

Dirty Don's Oyster Bar & Grill

This local chain recently opened its downtown location near Plyler Park, bringing its famous oyster roasts to the masses on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. From 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Dirty Don’s offers discounted oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels, clams and chicken wings. Wash them down with drink specials, including discounted domestic drafts and domestic bottles. Visit their website for more information here!

View of Restaurants on the Boardwalk

Stay At Bay View Resort!

When you’re ready to start planning your Myrtle Beach getaway, check out our array of comfortable accommodation options. With our luxurious rooms, an ideal oceanfront location right on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and a wide range of fun on-site amenities, we’ve got everything you’ll need to take your Grand Strand vacation to a whole new level.

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