As it gets closer to Spring time, I can’t help but think about one of Myrtle Beach’s signature qualities, the beach.
Although many people flock to the beaches near South Ocean Boulevard in downtown Myrtle Beach, I prefer to stay away from the traffic, busyness and the crowds on the beaches.
Don’t get me wrong, the beaches in Myrtle Beach are great, but I love the tranquility of being able to lounge comfortably and listen to the seagulls and the waves of the ocean crashing, without the hassle of finding a spot and the endless noise of a crowd.
If you love that atmosphere, stop at any public parking spot off of South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, which runs parallel to business 17; however, if you’re like me, then you may want to take a visit to North Ocean Boulevard in Cherry Grove, only 10 to 15 miles further away. Furthermore, Cherry Grove is also a section that isn’t occupied my condos, rather, Myrtle Beach Beach homes take up the space, giving it a less busy atmosphere.
In all of my visits to Cherry Grove I have only experienced overcrowding once, which happened to occur Memorial Weekend also known as Biker Weekend in Myrtle Beach.
Besides that particular weekend, I have always been able to easily find a parking space and find an open spot on the sandy beach. My favorite area is near the Cherry Grove Pier at 3500 North Ocean Boulevard.
At this spot, you can walk down a couple blocks to conveniently find a few pizza and ice cream shops and several beach stores, perfect for an afternoon at the beach. You can also stroll down the historical pier in Cherry Grove. Like I said before, Cherry Grove has more of a ‘homey’ feel because of the lack of large North Myrtle Beach condos taking up the space.
The relaxed atmosphere in this area is perfect for a day at the beach by yourself, with friends or family.