Soak in These 5 Top Views on the Grand Strand

view of the inlet canal with boats and a goat

Up and down its 60-plus miles of Carolina coastline, the Grand Strand offers a wealth of beautiful scenery for vacationers to take in — from sweeping scenes of the Atlantic Ocean’s blue waters to Lowcountry marshlands, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Myrtle Beach skyline. But some of the must-see sights in the Myrtle Beach area are simply a bit more picturesque than the rest.

During your next stay at The Strand Resort on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, make an effort to check out the scenes from these five choice viewpoints:

  • Myrtle Beach SkyWheel — Take in sweeping views of downtown Myrtle Beach from new heights with a visit to the 187-foot-tall Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, an iconic Grand Strand landmark. When you ride in one of the Ferris wheel’s 42 glass-enclosed, air-conditioned gondolas, you’ll catch a bird’s-eye view of the Atlantic Ocean, the coastline, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and downtown Myrtle Beach. You’ll be treated to about 10 minutes of Myrtle Beach’s beauty from high above during your private ride’s three revolutions.


  • The 2nd Avenue Pier — Located at the southern end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the 2nd Avenue Pier offers a restaurant, an open-air bar, fishing opportunities — and some million-dollar views from above the Atlantic Ocean’s crashing waves. Bonus viewpoint: The Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach stretches nearly 1,000 feet into the Atlantic and offers some great scenery, too.


  • Tin Roof Boasting the worthy tagline “A Live Music Joint,” this relatively new Myrtle Beach entertainment venue is bringing live music and DJs to its separate stages nightly. And when members of the party crowd want to take a break from the music to grab some fresh air, Atlantic Ocean views and sea breezes, they can head to the third-floor venue’s open-air patio. For more info, visit com.


  • The Intracoastal Waterway from Barefoot Landing — North Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment complex Barefoot Landing features a 27-acre lake over which fireworks shows are staged on Monday nights throughout the summer. But those might not be the most picturesque sights visitors can catch on-site. That’s because the complex’s Dockside Village features a stretch of restaurants and shops set along the Intracoastal Waterway, where nightly sunsets over the calm waters are a definite draw.


  • The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk: Found on the Grand Strand’s southern end in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, the MarshWalk offers breathtaking views of a natural saltwater estuary from its half-mile wooden boardwalk overlooking a picturesque salt marsh. And with its numerous waterfront restaurants and bars, it’s a great spot to catch a sunset over a delicious meal — and, of course, a side of amazing Grand Strand views.

After taking in some of the most amazing views on the Grand Strand, head back to The Strand Resort to relax in your comfortable oceanfront accommodations and treat yourself to some of the wide-ranging on-site amenities. Book your Myrtle Beach getaway today — and get ready to see some of the best the Grand Strand has to offer.

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