Cold winter days have us looking forward to spring break and summer trips. Only a short drive from Charlotte, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is always a popular destination.
It’s not hard to see why people flock to Myrtle Beach. It has 60 miles of beaches, golf courses (from celebrity-designed to putt-putt), resorts for all budgets, family-friendly attractions, and a dizzying number of souvenir shops.
The 5 Points Realty crew loves Myrtle Beach so much we have expanded our services there!
The pandemic created even more interest in the beach and the mountains that are easy day drives from our beloved city. Since our firm already has a presence in representing clients that purchase in the NC mountains, we wanted to offer access to the coastal market that provides the most value.
Despite the pandemic, last year was a record year for tourism in Myrtle Beach. Hotels there outperformed nearly every other market in the U.S. in 2021, according to a real estate analytics company.
With our recent expansion to the Grand Strand, we can help you find a second home, or income-producing investment property.
We can also help you find the best places to eat and play, because let’s be honest, that’s half the reason you go to the beach in the first place! Here are some of our personal faves from the 5 Points Myrtle Beach experts:
Dawon Millwood’s faves:
Dirty Don’s Oyster Bar and Grill 408 21st Avenue N, Myrtle Beach
They have three locations but Dawon says this one is the best. It has a dive bar feel with true southern seafood. They have a Monday-Friday happy hour featuring 50 cent shrimp, clams, mussels, crawdads and hot wings. Be sure to get a $20 pitcher of their signature drinks which come with a souvenir t-shirt.
River City Cafe 208 73rd Avenue N, Myrtle Beach
Locals voted this place best burger on the Grand Strand in 2021 and Dawon agrees! She says the cheese curds hit the spot after a day on the beach.
Pier 14 1306 N. Ocean Avenue, Myrtle Beach
This place is a MUST, especially on the weekends when they have live music. The restaurant is situated over the ocean with amazing views. They serve fresh fish in so many fun ways including salmon blt, fish tacos and house specialty seared ahi tuna. After dinner, take a walk down the pier, watch locals fishing, or rent tackle and try to reel some in yourself. * Pier 14 is closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring (no date as of this writing). *
Ian Leonards faves:
Wet Whistle Pool Bar 10000 Beach Club Drive, Myrtle Beach
This circular slice of heaven is part of the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. It’s an open-air bar with the pool on one side and the beach on another. Ian describes it as Ocean Annie’s with class. Servers don’t wear bikini tops and the management don’t hesitate to hire hot guys. The bar features a full menu, craft beer and in the summer has live music.
Aloha Mini Golf 900 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach
In the self-proclaimed “mini golf capital of the world” this place truly stands out. It has two outdoor courses and one INSIDE for those really steamy days. Aloha is, you guessed it, Hawaiian themed and has all the kitsch that mini golf fans love. They even have adult beverages and daily happy hours!
Gulfstream Cafe 1536 S. Waccamaw Drive, Garden City
About 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach overlooking Murrell’s Inlet, this picturesque restaurant is a popular place to celebrate a special occasion. It’s worth the splurge.
Frank’s Restaurant and Bar & Frank’s Outback and Bar 10434 Ocean Highway, Pawley’s Island
Frank’s is a lovely spot for a celebratory dinner while Frank’s Outback offers a beautiful more casual outdoor space often with live music. This is a popular restaurant with visitors and locals alike so be sure to make a reservation.
If you are interested in learning more about the fun, affordable opportunities available to you in the Grand Strand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with an agent or request information