This post was #sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. All opinions are my own.
This fall I was invited by South Carolina State Parks to stay in Myrtle Beach! I was excited to have a little weekend getaway because I’ve been to Myrtle Beach before.
When I think of Myrtle Beach, I think of high rises, hustle & bustle, and large flashy attractions like mini-golf and Ripley’s Believe it or Not. That kind thing is all well and good but I’ve been looking for a quieter more peaceful family destination.
I had no idea that Myrtle Beach State Park was exactly that! My husband and I stayed inside the Myrtle Beach State Park campground in one of the “Cabins” with our two children.
Cabins at Myrtle Beach State Park
I hesitate to call it a cabin because it’s more of a beach cottage. But we stayed in “Cabin 6” which had 4 large bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.
Everything in these cottages are clean & up to date. It felt more like a luxurious Airbnb, just steps away from the beautiful east coast beach!
It had a fully supplied kitchen, large dining table, huge smart TV, a fenced in backyard with a fire pit, charcoal grill, rocking chairs, 2 picnic tables and a hammock!
The Kitchen is equipped with a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, oven, stove, every pot/pan/dish/utensil you can imagine!
There is a blow dryer in every bathroom.
*FYI* There is an activities box with board games inside the hall closet. Our favorite was Charades for Kids!
The entire cabin is ADA accessible.
If you are into tent or RV camping, there are plenty of spots in the Myrtle Beach State Park. If you are more into “glamping” then I suggest you enjoy the outdoors by booking a comfy cabin.
What to do at Myrtle Beach State Park
Inside this state park there are tons of things to do! You won’t have to leave the park to fill your day with fun! The number 1 thing to do would be to visit the beach and the pier. Personally my kids could spend the entire day on the beach and be happy!
There are a few companies who offer horseback riding on the beach for a fee. I rode with the Grand Strand Horseback Riding company (843) 358-4002. All their horses were named after Disney characters, so I naturally fell in love with all of them! They are super professional and have a deep love for these horses. I highly recommend doing this, it’s a gorgeous way to experience Myrtle Beach!
There is an Activities & Nature Center located in the campground. They have crafts, lessons, and activities for the whole family here. Be sure to check the weekly schedule!
Just steps away from the boardwalk is a new playground. If you have kids under 10, you gotta come check it out. My kids had so much, we had to drag them away when it was time to go!
Fishing supplies and bait are sold from the state park store, right on the beach connected to the Pier.
At this little store, they also have some pretty delicious ice cream. There’s nothing like walking down the boardwalk on the beach with an ice cream cone in your hand and the sea breeze in your hair. It’s paradise.
Bring your bike (I wish I had!) because there are quite a few biking and hiking trails throughout this state park.
*FYI* There is super fast free WIFI throughout the park. I was working, streaming, posting and searching – and I never had a problem with the internet.
The Best Part of Our Visit
The best part of our visit to Myrtle Beach was waking up early to watch the sunrise on the beach. It was magical!
If you haven’t seen an east coast sunrise – you gotta come experience this!
How to Book a Trip to Myrtle Beach State Park
I’ve been to Myrtle Beach in the past. Experiencing this beach through the state park is the right way to do it. I felt close to nature, but still just a short drive to all the flashy “attractions”.
When I go back next year with my extended family we will be staying in the state park. There is so much we didn’t get to to see and do. In my opinion, the state park is the best way to visit Myrtle Beach.
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