Welcome to beautiful North Myrtle Beach, the crown jewel of the Grand Strand. Popular among families and couples seeking a slightly slower pace, North Myrtle Beach is known for world-class golf, award-winning cuisine, pristine beaches, and exciting watersports.
Boating, in particular, is a popular draw for adventure seekers, and there’s no shortage of options when it comes to exploring the coastline.
If you’re looking for the best North Myrtle Beach boat tour—look no further. We’ve got the scoop on the area’s top-rated tours.
A relaxing beach vacation can really rejuvenate your mind and body—especially if you add in a great day at the spa. North Myrtle Beach spas offer everything from pilates and meditation to soothing massages and skin services—and everything in between.
Get ready for a little “R&R” at these top-rated North Myrtle Beach spas!
Tranquil settings, warm bathing rituals which include foot reflexology and lava shell massages are all part of the aim to recenter guests. Day packages give clients options like deep tissue or hot stone massages, personalized facials, and pedicures or a sugar glow and couple’s retreat in a hydrotherapy tub for two. Pick whatever sounds decadent to you! Body treatments with luscious coconut lotions and sugar scrubs will leave you glowingly soft all over. The infrared sauna allows guests to experience lowered blood pressure, detoxification and even pain relief.
Couples looking to reconnect and enjoy a day together can really benefit from a visit to this North Myrtle Beach Spa. This 5-star rated spa is very popular, so advanced booking is recommended. Come in for the ‘Prince and Princess Package’. For her – a 45-minute massage and facial. For him – a 75-minute massage and visit to the relaxation room. There are multiple packages with different options to suit your individual preferences. Facial peels, body polishes, and mud massages are some of the treatments offered to guests. Try the Kansa Wand Facial. The Chinese and Ayurvedic facial energizes and heals your delicate facial skin. Clay and seaweed wraps, eyelash perm and tints, and facial cupping will have you feeling brand new and looking great when you leave the spa.
Find your rhythm at the Jasmine Spa located inside McCann Chiropractic. Craniosacral therapy helps with the mobility of the nervous system, tissue, and bones of the cranial area. Gentle hand therapy will allow the fluids of this system to be unrestricted. This eases tension and gives a sense of overall peace to the client. This practice helps with migraines, menopausal symptoms and GI distress.
The Jasmine Signature facial uses essential oils and hot stones to restore energy and beauty to the skin. The skin feels revitalized and regenerated after a treatment. Cerasome oxygen is used in the Oxygen Restore facial, which helps tired, dull skin. Perfluorodecalin and Thiamine also help to give skin a much-needed energy boost during this energizing facial.
Here, high-quality spa services and pharmaceutical-grade products are designed to give clients the best spa experience possible. Come and enjoy honey and lavender salt scrubs, infrared sauna with Swedish massage, paraffin treatments and more. Butter-Rum back facials make sure your back is cleansed and beautiful – perfect for swimwear. Try the Trinity treatment to help heal skin laxity, sun damage, and texture issues.
Kids can get in on the fun, too. Bring children 12 and under to enjoy The Little Princess or The Little Prince – a chocolate sundae mask. Get a lollipop pedicure or manicure (complete with a lollipop.) Children can also learn how to take care of their skin.
Of course, there are massages, traditional treatments, and even a boutique to stroll through. Make-up, nail, and bridal packages are available as well as gift certificates. They even do hair treatments. Highlights, low-lights, and cuts, as well as a variety of other options, are available here at this full-service day spa.
Be welcomed into the serene atmosphere of this North Myrtle Beach spa with calming music and soothing aromatherapy fragrance filling the air. Stay for the day and enjoy the Essential Escape Package. Relax with a 1-hour Swedish massage, 1-hour facial, a mani-pedi, professional make-up application, and a shampoo and style.
Other services include Brazilian waxes, bikini waxes, shellac manicures, and massages. The VIP spa pedicure includes hot towels, callus elimination, lower leg and foot massage, moisturizing mask, and polish. Relax with a Swedish, deep-tissue or combo massage or a couple’s massage. A reflexology massage will boost the immune system and detoxify the body. It also feels fantastic.
Enjoy professional Chinese Therapeutic Massage here. The Ashiatsu massage is performed by a specialist who uses parallel bars as they stroll over your back. The therapists are highly trained to use the right amount of weight and gravitational force to ease tensions on your body. Of course, there are also deep-tissue, Thai, and reflexology massages, too.
The Lomi Lomi Massage and Body Scrub and Vichy Shower is total body relaxation and rejuvenation. The body scrub gently exfoliates dead skin cells and energizes new cells underneath. The massage is performed in tandem with a hot shower so that the heat of the waterworks with the massaging action for the ultimate in tension release. You will leave feeling energized, cleansed and relaxed.
A popular national massage chain, Massage Envy now offers a convenient location in North Myrtle Beach! This affordable spa experience includes a variety of customizable massage and skin care services. Melt into relaxation with a 60 or 90 minute massage session or release body tension with a total body stretch session. Massage Envy also offers personalized facial sessions, which include a skin consult and professional recommendations. You can’t beat the convenience and fast, friendly service!
Ideally situated near Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, Touch MedSpa takes a medical approach to spa treatments and services. This particular location offers chiropractic services, skin care treatments, spa services, massage therapy, and cosmetic treatments. Vacationers looking for a place to kick back and relax will feel right at home in the professional and intimate environment. Indulge in a variety of massage services and body treatments, including couples massages and spa parties. Or, refresh the skin after a day in the sun with a facial, peel, or skin treatment. There’s no doubt you’ll leave Touch MedSpa feeling totally refreshed and ready to relax!
Each day spa offers its own special services and individual brands. Choose a spa experience that has exactly what you are in need of, whether it be a full day spa experience or a mani-pedi before a night out. A spa day is a perfect addition to a great North Myrtle Beach vacation!
Few things are as fun as driving a high-speed jet ski on the sea. Whether it’s speeding over the waves, or using it to follow the whales, jet skiing is a great way to spend a sunny day at the beach. North Myrtle Beach is an excellent beach vacation spot that is best experienced when driving a high-octane watercraft, with the sun on your skin and the breeze blowing through your hair. There’s a lot of jet ski rentals available near the beach along the Grand Strand. Too many, in fact, for a newly-arrived tourist to know which to pick. That’s why we’ve done your homework for you and found the 3 best North Myrtle Beach jet ski rentals.
With our sunny weather and extensive beaches, North Myrtle Beach is a favorite vacationing spot for our amazing guests and a great place to enjoy water sports. Combining the amazing views of the beach with the excitement of a high-speed flight, parasailing is one of the coolest activities you can practice in the area and one that the whole family will enjoy. Whether you use your bird’s eye view to spot the dolphins and visitors on the beach, or just enjoy the heart-pounding experience of speeding through the air, these North Myrtle Beach parasailing companies will make your trip one to remember.
Little River, South Carolina is home to the annual Blue Crab Festival that will be celebrating its 38th year this May. Located on the Historic Little River Waterfront, this festival hosts about 50,000 people every year and provides local seafood, live music, and fun for the entire family.
If you love to fish, you should know that the Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the best fishing along the East Coast. When you stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you’ll be near one of the most abundant fishing sources in the region – the historical Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
When was the last time you picked up a bowling ball and sent it spinning down an ally? Whether you’re a competitive bowler or a casual one, your North Myrtle Beach bowling experience should be one to remember. We’re providing you with the best places to go bowling in North Myrtle Beach so when you stay at Grand Strand Resorts you won’t have far to travel to find some great fun!
When you plan a vacation, you certainly plan on spending money, but a little creativity can go a long way toward cutting your costs while enriching your experience. Step off the beaten path to explore the Grand Strand, and you may just discover a new appreciation for the area and the savings! Consider adding some of our favorite suggestions for free fun to your next North Myrtle Beach vacation.
There are so many ways to explore and enjoy the picturesque North Myrtle Beach coastline… by foot, by bike, by boat, and even by horse! Yes—horse!
Perfect for couples and families, group events and special occasions, beach horseback riding is the hottest new activity and is a unique and fun way to take in the beautiful beach surroundings.
Curious about how you can make your horseback riding dreams a reality? We’ve got your guide!
Beach horseback riding services are offered at Inlet Point Plantation, which is the only area along the Grand Strand where horses are allowed on the beach. The scenic beach property offers more than 4,000 acres of expertly manicured and maintained wilderness. The plantation features several historic homes and barns, a wide array of natural wildlife, gorgeous oak trees and landscaping, and access to Waites Island, an expansive private beachfront estate.
Locally owned and operated by the Smith family, Inlet Point Plantation currently owns 45+ horses that are cared for on-site. The full-time, professional staff is trained to care for the various breeds that the plantation houses, including Tennessee Walkers, Warmbloods, Appaloosas, and Belgians. The owners take the utmost care and responsibility for their gentle giants and are happy to answer any and all questions about the horses.
Inlet Point Plantation offers several unique beach horseback riding packages.
Price Per Guest
One hour beach island ride
A scenic oceanfront beach tour on Waites Island
Two hour plantation & beach tour
A one hour oceanfront beach tour followed by a one hour plantation tour
Waites Island Beach & Plantation Journey
A one hour private oceanfront tour for an experienced rider
One hour sunset beach ride
A one hour oceanfront tour during sunset
Waterway Trail Ride
A one hour horseback ride along the Intracoastal Waterway
$35 (30 mins)$20 (15 mins)
Children under 7
A hand-led horse ride through the plantation pecan groves
Each horseback tour is led by a professional horse handler. Safety is a top priority, so each member of the tour will be briefed with safety basics prior to embarking on the trip. Riders are also matched with a horse that best suits individual needs, experience, and personality. Meeting and getting to know your horse is half the fun! Tour guides are passionate about horses and about the Grand Strand. Feel free to ask questions along the interactive tour, guides are happy to lend their expertise on local events and history.
Horseback riding along the beach is certainly a special occasion enough, but if you are celebrating something, like a birthday or anniversary, or if you want to make the event extra special, take advantage of one of the tour add-ons available.
Horseback Tour Upgrades
Private island beach ride upgrade
$100 (per party)
Make your beach tour private! Great for birthdays, group events, proposals, and more!
Youth birthday party package
Four hour birthday party in the pecan grove picnic area. Two horses to be used for pony rides during the party.
Professional photography during your beach excursion.
A horseback ride along the beach is the perfect way to create priceless memories in North Myrtle Beach. Inlet Point Plantation is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are provided year-round, though availability does vary based on seasonality and weather. Call (843) 249-2989 to inquire about tours or to book your session!
Do you still have questions? Check out our list of FAQs below:
What are horseback riding age restrictions?
Most of the tours offered at Inlet Point Plantation can be taken by guests seven years or older. ‘Experienced’ riders for the ‘journey’ tour need to be at least twelve years of age.
Do I need experience to take a horseback riding tour?
No experience is required to take a tour!
Can riders share a horse?
Unfortunately, no. Due to safety concerns, the plantation only allows a single rider per horse.
Do I need a reservation?
Yes! Reservations are required. Please call in advance to save your spot.
Is there a weight limit?
No! The only requirement is that a rider is able to mount the horse using only a mounting block.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code, though comfortable attire is recommended. You will be outside, so dress according to the weather.
Are there restrooms along the tour?
No, the only restrooms on the property are in the stable lobby.
Can we get off the horses at the beach?
Group tours do not allow riders to take breaks along the beach. There are exceptions for private tours and photo packages.