Attractions Near Coral Beach Resort
Millions of visitors flock the Myrtle Beach each year to enjoy our pristine beaches and family oriented atmosphere. Though our beaches are great – when you get your fill of the sun and sand, it is important for the area to offer plenty of other fun things to do when you have had enough of the water – and this is where Myrtle Beach shines.
The Grand Strand is packed with plenty of family friendly attractions, many of which are within just a few miles of Coral Beach Resort, meaning you won’t have to look far to please the family.
Here’s our list of attractions and entertainment close to the resort, check out a few during your stay in Myrtle Beach:
Family Kingdom Amusement Park
Perfect for thrill seekers and children of all ages, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park is an ideal spot for the whole family! Located just up the road from Coral Beach – this seaside attraction is hard to miss. The park includes daring thrill rides like the Hurricane, Swamp Fox Roller Coaster, and Galleon, and plenty of other tame rides, like Bumper Cars, Kite Flyer, and a Carousel. If you are looking for a little wet n’ wild fun, check out the Family Kingdom Water Park, located just across the street from the amusement park.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The recently renovated Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is more fun than ever, especially with the addition of the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This scenic, oceanfront boardwalk spans just over a mile in length and features a variety of local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Throughout the year, the boardwalk hosts a variety of fun, family oriented events and open-air concerts that are free to the public! Great for an afternoon on the town or just a scenic walk, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a great place for families.
Myrtle Beach Golf
Golf is a huge draw to the area and Coral Beach Resort is close to a variety of courses; from uber upscale to more casual courses, you can find it all within a few miles of your accommodations. The courses all range in price and difficulty so you can find the perfect course for your specific needs. Looking for a way to involve the kids? Check out one of the many miniature golf courses in the area! Miniature golf courses are plentiful and are an affordable way to enjoy time together.
Broadway at The Beach
Broadway at The Beach is the perfect place to go when you are looking for a venue that combines the area’s best attractions, shopping, and dining all in one convenient location! Located just a few miles away on 21st avenue, Broadway is Myrtle Beach’s epicenter for family friendly fun. Enjoy outdoor attractions, like the Broadway Grand Prix, Myrtle Waves Water Park, or a Myrtle Beach Pelican’s baseball game. If you get caught with a rare rainy day – fret not! Broadway offers a variety of indoor attractions, like The Big D Theater, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, and MagiQuest.
Aside from the popular Ripley’s Aquarium, located at Broadway at The Beach, there are three other exciting Ripley’s attractions, all located within a stone’s throw of Coral Beach in the downtown area of Myrtle Beach. The Marvelous Mirror Maze is a unique attraction that takes you through a winding maze filled with dead ends and surprising corners – all while the walls are covered in mirrors! The 5D Moving Theater utilizes cutting edge technology and a state of the art motion simulator to give you the experience of a lifetime. Finally, the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum showcases oddities from around the world – you won’t believe your eyes!
We want to know – what is YOUR favorite Myrtle Beach attraction?
Coral Beach Resort Amenities
Guests who book at Coral Beach Resort will quickly learn what differentiates this property from being just another Myrtle Beach hotel. More than just a place to sleep, Coral Beach is what hundreds of families consider to be their home away from home – and you can too!
Resort amenities at Coral Beach are ideal for families and make it easy to find fast, fun entertainment just steps from your room!
Oceanfront Water Park
Coral Beach is one of the few Myrtle Beach hotels with an oceanfront water park that provides endless opportunities for fun in the sun! The water park includes a shallow pool filled with kid-friendly water features like a silly submarine, seven waterfalls, splash buckets and rainmakers, and a sunken pirate ship. The water park is conveniently located on the outdoor pool deck and provides ample seating for the parents to relax and supervise.
Check out this video overview of the Coral Beach water park here.
Outdoor Pool Deck
The outdoor pool deck is situated oceanfront, providing the best of both worlds! Take a break from the salt and sand and dip your toes into the water of one of Coral Beach’s many water features.
Guests have full access to the oceanfront pools, lazy river, and whirlpools during their stay.
Indoor Pool Facility
Stuck with a rare rainy beach day? Or, are you one of our off-season visitors? If so, fret not, because Coral Beach offers a spacious indoor pool facility for year round fun! The indoor pool facility includes a large heated pool, several small Jacuzzis, and plenty of seating for relaxation.
Whether you are looking to refuel and grab a snack after a busy day at the beach or you want to relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail before a busy night out on the town, Coral Beach offers plenty of dining options to meet all of you needs – just steps from your room!
Atlantis Restaurant – Daily hot breakfast buffet. Ground floor location. Open year round.
Coral Bean Café – Starbucks coffee & light “to-go” items; sixth floor location; open seasonally.
Splash Bar & Grill – Traditional beach fare and kid-friendly items; located on oceanfront pool deck; open seasonally.
Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge – Cocktails and upscale grill items; sixth floor location; open throughout the year; 21+
The Entertainment Zone & Bowling Alley
The Entertainment Zone & Bowling Alley is located on the fourth floor at Coral Beach Resort. This area includes 8 AFM bowling lanes, a generous arcade area, and snack bar. This area is ideal for an afternoon or evening of family friendly fun!
Coral Beach is one of the few Myrtle Beach hotels with a bowling alley and arcade center so be sure to take full advantage of this unique amenity during your stay!
Did you forget sunscreen? Or, do you need to stock up on a few room snacks? Before you dash out to the closest convenience store, head downstairs to the Resort Shoppe and stock up on vacation essentials. Located on the sixth floor, the Resort Shoppe carries everything you could need from food items and beach essentials to souvenirs and more.
Get in a quick workout session any time of the day at our newly remodeled Fitness Center! Another sixth floor amenity, the fitness room now boasts additional space and machines to serve our health conscious guests.
It’s not hard to see why so many guests fall in love with Coral Beach Resort. Be sure to check out our Hotel Deals page and start planning your family beach getaway today!
Guest Pick: Favorite Attraction at Broadway at the Beach
Anyone who has been to Myrtle Beach has surely heard of our family friendly mecca – Broadway at the Beach. This outdoor venue features plenty of attractions, shopping, and dining to keep any family busy for an entire day! Great for a day when you want to take a break from the beach or for when you get stuck with a rare rainy beach day, Broadway truly offers something for everyone.
Curious about what this popular family spot has to offer?
We asked our Facebook fans what their favorite part about Broadway at the Beach was and this is what they had to say:
“Ripley’s Aquarium!” – Debbie.
Nice choice, Debbie! The Ripley’s Aquarium offers over 85,000 square feet of space – an impressive amount for an indoor attraction. The aquarium itself features several themed exhibits including the “Rio Amazon”, “Rainbow Rock” where guests can meet familiar faces like characters in the Disney movie Finding Nemo, and the famous “Dangerous Reef” where visitors ride a glidepath through an underwater tunnel filled with sharks! Other aquarium draws include several touch tanks, a discovery center, an on-site café, and the gift shop. Call (843) 734-8888 for more information.
“Baseball at the Pelicans stadium” – Chris.
Perfect timing, Chris. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, formerly of the Texas Rangers, are not a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and their season kicks off in just a few weeks! Families and locals alike love grabbing tickets to a Pelicans game because it’s cheap and a great way to entertain the whole family for an evening. The Pelicans do a great job of providing between-inning entertainment to keep everyone busy and they also offer great weekly promotions like “Weiner Wednesday” ($1 hotdogs), “$2Day BrewsDay ($2 craft beer drafts from 6-8), and scheduled post-game fireworks. Call (843) 918-6000 for more information.
“The Magic Show at Palace Theatre.” – Connie.
As Connie mentioned, the magic show at the Palace Theatre is a popular draw for families during the summer. For the past two seasons, Palace has offered a show called “Illusions of Magic” which featured several more traditional magic acts and several well known special guests like Ben Blaque of America’s Got Talent. This year, however, they are switching things up with their “Carnival of Magic” show which will offer never before seen illusions and mind boggling magic right before your eyes! Guest performers this year will include Mr. Christian Stoinev and the King BMX Team. Carnival of Magic will begin March 31st and run through August 29th. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.
“Mini Golf” – Stefanie.
Yes – Broadway at the Beach even offers putt putt and the elaborate course is hard to miss! Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf offers two 18-hole courses that are set in a magical kingdom backdrop. Players will golf through castles, on ships, around water features, and through obstacles as they work their way towards the finish. Be on the lookout for Sir Alfred, the friendly fire-breathing dragon that keeps watch over the kingdom.
These are just a few of the many, many exciting attractions that Broadway at the Beach has to offer.
Additionally, Broadway is always adding more fun to the mix, including “Dinosaurs The Exhibition” which is opening for the summer of 2015 – stay tuned for more news on dates and prices.
We also had several guests comment on specific Broadway at the Beach Restaurants that they look forward to each year:
“Margaritaville!” – John.
Jimmy Buffet approves of this choice, John. Guests love to kick back and relax at this popular beach destination. Margaritaville offers scrumptious island inspired eats and juicy hand-pressed burgers that are hard to beat. Selections include fish tacos, crispy coconut shrimp, “drunken” shrimp skillet, Landshark Lager fish & chips, and their famous “Burgers in Paradise”. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Margaritaville without their signature homemade drinks! Guests can choose from over 12 unique margaritas and “boat drinks”. Call (843) 448-5455 for more information.
“Johnny Rockets!” – Paula.
Johnny Rockets, the home of “the original hamburger”, is a favorite of many, Paula. This upbeat eatery offers a classic and authentic American diner feel and the tasty cuisine to match. Menu items are lighthearted (and light on the wallet) and include a variety of melts, cheese steaks, gourmet hot dogs, salads, starters, and scrumptious diner style burgers. Be sure to save room for one of Johnny Rocket’s signature shakes or floats! The fast, friendly service and nostalgic atmosphere are a great way to keep the family happy while on vacation. Call (843) 448-8575 for more information.
“Chuck & Duck’s” – Steve.
Sports fanatics or families looking for a fun, casual spot to grab some great grub are sure to love Chuck & Duck’s Sports Bar and Grill just as much as Chris does! A more recent addition to the culinary lineup, Chuck & Duck’s serves up great food and a lively atmosphere. The restaurant offers a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for spring and summer beach weather, in addition to tons of high definition TVs that are great for game day. The menu offers an eclectic selection of appetizers, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, baskets, salads, and entrees, making it easy to please even the pickiest palate. Call (843) 232-7084 for more information.
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