Public-access beaches in the greater Myrtle Beach area are open with social distancing guidelines in place. From 34th to 52nd Avenues North is the Golden Mile, a peaceful, pristine stretch of sandy coastline dotted with beachfront mansions. Other public beach accesses are open in most of Horry County, plus Pawley’s Island, Surfside Beach, and North Myrtle Beach.
Get your fresh-air fix at one of Myrtle Beach’s reopened parks and gardens. The natural beauty of the South Carolina coast is on full display at the area’s two state parks. Stroll the scenic pier at Myrtle Beach State Park or explore winding nature trails and historic Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. Brookgreen Gardens is open again for visitors to discover its impressive sculpture garden and nature preserve.