Did you know that the months of March and April in Myrtle Beach have temperatures around 80 degrees and an average of only 5 rainy days in both months? We might be a little biased, but we believe a Myrtle Beach Spring Break getaway is the best there ever was! From water sports to late-night dancing, here is a list of our favorite spring break activities, dining, shopping, and nightlife.
Myrtle Beach Spring Break Activities
While it might still be a little cool for a dip in the ocean, kayaking is a great way to be on the water without getting too wet. Kayaking gives you a chance to see a side of the Grand Strand that most tourists miss completely. There are many kayaking companies to choose from in the area but we recommend Black River Outdoors.
Their Cypress Swamp Tour and Sandy Island Tour take guests along portions of the Waccamaw River. Their Salt Marsh Tour, Kayak Fishing Tour, Huntington Beach State Park Tour, and Full Moon Tour all take guests through the salt marsh of Murrells Inlet and toward the jetties. Tours range from 2-4 hours. Visit their website for tour details, rates, and to book your next tour.
This Myrtle Beach icon is definitely one you need to check out! The SkyWheel towers 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and gives you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast. You can also enjoy the beautiful Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather in one of the SkyWheel’s 42 fully-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. They’re open Sunday-Friday from 11am – 10pm and Saturday from 11am – 11pm. Purchase your tickets online to save time and skip the line.
**2021 Update** The SkyWheel is temporarily closed this Winter for maintenance and upgrades. The gondolas are being removed, revamped inside, and repainted outside. The entire structure is receiving a fresh coat of paint and regularly needed maintenance. Also, in preparation for the 10th Birthday of the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach (coming May 2021), new LED lights are being installed on the SkyWheel.
The Myrtle Beach area is known for its celebrity-designed golf courses, and with over 90 courses to choose from, you really can’t go wrong! Golf is a great daytime activity, especially in the beautiful spring weather. Head south to enjoy a day at Caledonia, Heritage, or True Blue. Head north to experience one of Barefoot Golf’s Fantastic Four signature courses. Or stay around Myrtle Beach and play golf at River Oaks, Pine Lakes, or Grande Dunes.
Here is more information about golfing in Myrtle Beach.
For even more golfing fun, check out Top Golf this Spring Break. Top Golf is not only a great place to practice your swing and long drive but also relax with friends, play interactive games, and enjoy a meal. Each bay will accommodate a group of 6, but more bays may be reserved for larger groups.
Throughout the venue, there are numerous tables and lounge areas to enjoy with most having a view of the giant TV wall above the bar. Even if you can’t see one of these massive TVs, no fear. There are over 200 HDTVs throughout the venue. Top Golf also has a rooftop terrace with a firepit. Hours and pricing vary by season and number of guests. Reserve your bay online now.
**Locals Tip** We recommend visiting Top Golf on a Tuesday because all gameplay is half-priced!
Another great way to enjoy Myrtle Beach’s waters in the Spring is stand-up paddleboarding. Local company Jack’s Surf Lessons provides stand-up paddleboarding lessons, tours, and rentals. Lessons are two hours with a guarantee you will be standing by the end of the class. Guided tours are two hours taking guests along the waters of Murrells Inlet or the Waccamaw River. Rentals include paddleboard, paddle, and leash, and prices range from $25/hour to $75/day with multi-day discounts available.
Myrtle Beach Spring Break Dining
The Wicked Tuna
The Wicked Tuna is one of our favorite local restaurants! It’s located on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet, just 20 minutes south of the Coral Beach Resort. Take in beautiful waterfront views and watch the sunset all while enjoying award-winning local cuisine.
The Wicked Tuna is known for its “hook to plate” food – meaning each week they catch all of the seafood locally by their own boats that is served in their restaurant. From fresh sushi to prime rib, everyone is sure to find something they will love. We recommend making reservations since this dining spot is so popular. Call 843-651-9987 or go online.
If you are looking to stay closer to the hotel, try Wicked Tuna’s newest location at 2nd Avenue Pier. Same amazing seafood, same “hook to plate” philosophy, but with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. Reservations may be made online or by calling 843-712-2430.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is a dining experience like no other! Their restaurant features an extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites like seafood and sushi, and continuous table-side service of 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. The meats are cooked over a bed of wood charcoal to ensure the natural flavors are cooked to perfection. This is a meal you won’t want to miss out on. Call 843-839-0777 for reservations.
**Local’s Tip** Every Thursday in March and April is Ladies Night. All ladies will receive their dinner buffet for $24.95 (a discount of almost 50%).
Pier 14 Restaurant
Located on the northern end of the Boardwalk, this oceanfront restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand-cut steak, a decadent seafood entree, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. What’s even better? The Pier 14 Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11am – 10pm.
Bummz Beach Cafe
Bummz Beach Cafe is located between Ocean Boulevard and the Ocean on 20th Ave N. This restaurant is truly waterfront with a backyard reaching almost to the beach. Bummz offers indoor and outdoor seating with a large covered patio overlooking the beach. Relax in one of their bright blue Adirondack chairs on the grass while enjoying a drink with your view. Most evenings there is live music played outside on the patio. Their menu features seafood, wings, burgers, and tacos plus their french fries are out of this world. Bummz is open 11:30am – 9pm daily.
Another incredible restaurant to try during your Myrtle Beach Spring Break is Mr. Fish. Located just 6 miles north of Coral Beach on Hwy 17 Bus, Mr. Fish not only serves seafood classics like steamed oysters and fried shrimp but also creates seafood masterpieces like the cajun grouper sushi roll and crab mac-n-cheese. Happy Hour is daily from 4-7pm exclusively in the bar area serving drinks, sushi, and appetizer specials.
Broadway at the Beach Restaurants
Find even more delectable restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, one of Myrtle Beach’s largest outdoor attraction complexes.
Myrtle Beach Spring Break Shopping
The Market Common
Known as Myrtle Beach’s “Uptown Downtown,” The Market Common is the best spot in town for not only shopping but also seasonal festivals, entertainment, and restaurants! This wonderful outdoor entertainment complex features unique boutiques and shops like Manifest Design, Centro Shoes, Bijuju, and Seacoasts Artists Gallery. More known shops include Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southern Living Store, and Orvis. From accessories, apparel, and jewelry, to home décor, books, and sporting goods, you’re sure to find something for everyone here!
The Hammock Shops
If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, we highly recommend making your way 20 miles south to Pawleys Island, SC. Here you’ll find a quaint little outdoor shopping center, The Hammock Shops. Enjoy the day visiting over 20 shops while you stroll around taking in the beautiful beachy weather. Most of the shops here are locally owned and operated.
Tanger Outlets – Two Locations
Myrtle Beach is home to two Tanger Outlet locations found on Hwy 17 and Hwy 501. Both are open-air shopping complexes with food courts and hundreds of shops. Some stores you will find are Under Armor, Tommy Hilfiger, Sunglasses Hut, Rue21, Old Navy, Loft, Finish Line, Coach, Burlington Brands, American Eagle, plus so many more.
Myrtle Beach Mall
The Myrtle Beach Mall is located just north of the Hwy 17 Tanger Outlets location. Bookworms will love Books A Million, musicians will enjoy the Grand Strand Piano Center, and outdoorsmen will go wild over Bass Pro Shop. These are just a few of the shops found at Myrtle Beach Mall.
Coastal Grand Mall
Coastal Grand Mall is a short 6-minute drive inland from Coral Beach Resort & Suites on Hwy 17 Bypass. Shop for shoes, clothing, diamonds, recliners, glasses, and more all under one roof. Plus, there are multiple stand-alone buildings and strip-malls around Coastal Grand with even more shops and restaurants. Shop ‘til you drop at the nearly 150 stores and specialty shops in and around Coastal Grand Mall.
Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex located just a few miles north of Coral Beach. Enjoy one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques as you stroll around the 350-acre property. Here are more details on the shops that Broadway at the Beach has to offer.
Myrtle Beach Spring Break Nightlife
Bubba’s Love Shack
Located on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk between Catfish Johnny’s and Drunken Jack’s you will find Bubba’s Love Shak, a great environment for late-night fun! Enjoy the laidback atmosphere with lots of drink specials and live music nightly. They are open until 11 pm Sat. – Tues. and until midnight Wed. – Fri. Find the live music schedule online.
The Beaver Bar
Another great Murrells Inlet catch for nightlife is The Beaver Bar, located off Hwy 17 Bus. Most know The Beaver Bar for their Bike Week events, but every evening is full of fun, live music, and delicious drinks at this locals’ spot. The Beaver Bar is open Mon. – Sat. 4pm – 2am and Sun. 8am – 10pm.
**Locals Tip** The Beaver Bar has a $5 All You Can Eat Breakfast every Sunday from 8am – 12pm. All proceeds go to benefit local charities, and the food is absolutely delicious!
Banditos Mexican Cantina
Banditos is a favorite for those seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. They are known for their freshly-made margaritas and house-made cilantro lime salt. Banditos also serves delicious cocktails, beers, and wines. The oceanfront outdoor deck is the place to be during your Myrtle Beach Spring Break! Live music, yard games like cornhole, and spectacular views are just a few things that keep guests coming back time and time again. Banditos Cantina opens at 11am Mon. – Fri. and at 2pm Sat. & Sun. A full food menu is also available.
Looking to shift styles? Head upstairs from Banditos Cantina, and you will find Tin Roof, a live music venue. Known for giving musicians their “first big break,” Tin Roof features artists of all fame levels. With show-stopping drink creations and a “Better Than Bar Food” menu, you can’t go wrong spending an evening on the open-air rooftop patio at Tin Roof. Find the performance calendar, drink specials menu, and “Better Than Bar Food” menu online.
Landshark Bar & Grill
Landshark Bar & Grill, a Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite, is located right in front of the iconic SkyWheel. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy the beach. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day of shopping or activities, and Landshark regularly features live bands for guest’s entertainment…a perfect Spring Break night! They are open daily 11am – 9pm.
Celebrate your Myrtle Beach Spring Break with an evening at The Boathouse, “Home of Free Live Music.” Located just inland off of Hwy 501, The Boathouse is a waterfront bar and grill. Come by car or by boat to enjoy this outdoor music venue where guests watch live bands while relaxing on the grassy knoll overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The Boathouse has an indoor and outdoor bar plus an indoor and outdoor stage and opens daily at 11:30am. See their calendar of events online.
We know there are many places for you to choose to stay along our beautiful Myrtle Beach coast, but Coral Beach would love to be your hotel choice! Take a dip in our expansive oceanfront pool, have some friendly competition in our 8 AMF lane bowling alley, or grab a drink and sing karaoke at our oceanfront bar and grill!