March along the Grand Strand means a Myrtle Beach spring break is on the way, and with it comes warmer weather and spring’s cheerful blossoms, lively activities, dining alfresco, and fun events.
Temperatures reach about 80 degrees during the months of March and April in Myrtle Beach, with an average of only five rainy days in both months. We might be a little biased, but we believe a Myrtle Beach spring break getaway is the perfect excuse to travel! From waters ports to late-night dancing, here is a list of our favorite Myrtle Beach spring break activities, dining, shopping, and nightlife.
While spring might still be a bit cool for a dip in the ocean, kayaking is a great way to be on the water without getting too wet. See a side of the Grand Strand that most tourists miss completely when you view it from the water. The area boasts many kayaking companies, but we recommend tours by Black River Outdoors.
Their Sandy Island/Cypress Swamp Tour winds guests through portions of the Waccamaw River to see birds, turtles, and even alligators, and includes a 45-minute island stop. Their Salt Marsh 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 spring break adventure.
Meet-up locations are near the Waccamaw River in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Conway and vary for each tour. Call (843) 546-4840 for more information.
This Myrtle Beach icon is definitely one you need to check out during your spring break visit. The SkyWheel towers nearly 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and gives you a view of miles of the coast. You can take in vistas of the beautiful Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and ocean with your family even if the spring weather is cool, thanks to the SkyWheel’s fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. The SkyWheel is open daily all year around at 11:00 a.m., and specialty experiences, like VIP rides and Sunrise Flights are also available. Purchase tickets online or at the box office on-site.
The SkyWheel is located at 1110 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, just 1.7 miles from Coral Beach Resort & Suites.
It wouldn’t be spring break in Myrtle Beach without teeing up at one of the area’s top golf courses. The Grand Strand is known for its celebrity-designed courses, and with more than 75 to choose from, you really can’t go wrong golfing in Myrtle Beach! This is a great daytime activity, especially in the south’s beautiful spring weather.
If you’re traveling with family on your Myrtle Beach spring break getaway, many courses allow kids to play for free. Call each course to learn more.
For even more golfing fun, check out Topgolf Myrtle Beach this spring break. Practice your swing and long drive playing interactive games, and enjoy time with friends. Each bay will accommodate a group of 6 for dinner, drinks, and golfing, and additional bays may be reserved for larger groups.
Numerous tables and lounge areas afford views of golfing bays and TVs throughout the venue to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Topgolf also features a rooftop terrace with a fire pit. Hours and pricing vary by season and number of guests. Visit their website to view packages, pricing, and book your bay in advance.
Topgolf is located at 2850 Robert M Grissom Parkway, about 3.5 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Local Tip: Visit Topgolf on a Tuesday for half-priced gameplay!
Another great way to enjoy Myrtle Beach waterways in the spring is on a stand-up paddleboard. Local company Jack’s Surf Lessons provides lessons, tours, and rentals for stand-up paddleboards. Two-hour lessons provide you with fundamentals for paddling and balancing, guaranteeing you will be up and paddling by the end of the class. Semi-private lessons are $85 per person, but group discounts are available. Guided tours are $55 per person and last two hours along the scenic marshes of Murrells Inlet or the Waccamaw River at sunrise or sunset (your choice). To embark on your own Myrtle Beach adventure during spring break, rent a SUP. Rentals include the paddleboard, paddle, and leash. Prices range from $25 per hour to $75 per day (multi-day discounts available).
Jack’s Surfing Lessons are located at 3200 S. Ocean Boulevard (on the north side of the Springmaid Pier), less than 2 miles from Coral Beach Resort. Meeting places for paddleboard tours are dependent on the weather, tide, and conditions, and are arranged at the time of the tours. Call (843) 647-7471 for more information.
The fabulous food at The Wicked Tuna is something you should experience when visiting Myrtle Beach for spring break. Take in panoramic waterfront views and watch the sunset while enjoying award-winning local cuisine. The Wicked Tuna is known for its “hook to plate” food—meaning they catch all of the seafood themselves from local waters. From fresh sushi to prime rib, the menu includes options for everyone in your crew.
Choose from two locations: one nearby at 2nd Avenue Pier or on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet, just 20 minutes south of the Coral Beach Resort. Both restaurants offer mouthwatering dishes with a view. Reservations can be made online or by calling 843-712-2430.
Treat yourself to a unique dining experience in Myrtle Beach at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse. This area restaurant features an extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites like seafood and sushi served alongside tableside meat service. The slow-cooked meats feature 13 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry, plus a dessert-inspired roasted pineapple. Call 843-839-0777 for Myrtle Beach reservations, (843) 492-9777 for North Myrtle Beach, or reserve your table online.
Rioz has two locations: 2920 Hollywood Drive in Myrtle Beach (4.3 miles from Coral Beach Resort), and 1315 Hwy 17 N in North Myrtle Beach (21.6 miles from Coral Beach Resort).
Local Tip: Their promotions feature deep discounts on certain days of the week, sometimes almost as much as 50% off the buffet. Check their website for details.
This top oceanfront restaurant will be opening for the season during your spring break trip to Myrtle Beach. Indulge in a variety of beach-inspired flavors for lunch or dinner, from fish tacos to seared tuna to a fire-grilled surf and turf. The Pier 14 drink menu offers a variety of creative cocktails that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk enjoying the spring weather.
Pier 14 is located at 1306 N. Ocean Boulevard (on Pier 14), just 1.8 miles from Coral Beach Resort. Call (843) 448-4314 to book a reservation or inquire about their seasonal hours.
For a laid-back, kid-friendly dining experience during your spring break trip, head to Bummz Beach Cafe. This oceanfront restaurant boasts the beach as its backyard, and the outdoor seating overlooking the water is the perfect place to spend a sunny day or relaxing evening. Sip on a drink sitting in the bright blue Adirondack chairs on the grass or enjoy live music on the patio. Their menu features seafood, like steamed shrimp by the pound, wings, burgers, and tacos, plus French fries that are out-of-this-world good. Bummz is open 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.
You can find Bummz at 2002 N. Ocean Boulevard, 2.7 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Another incredible restaurant to try during your Myrtle Beach spring break is Mr. Fish. This seafood restaurant not only serves the classics, like steamed oysters and fried shrimp, but also creates masterpieces like the Cajun grouper sushi roll and crab mac-n-cheese. The bar’s happy hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and features deals on drinks, sushi, and appetizers.
Located just 6 miles north of Coral Beach on Hwy 17 Bus, Mr. Fish’s fresh, delicious seafood is a can’t-miss while you’re in Myrtle Beach.
Find even more delectable restaurants at Broadway at the Beach, one of Myrtle Beach’s largest outdoor attraction complexes. The weather is perfect for exploring the area and stopping by any of these eateries for a snack, meal, or cold beverage.
Known as the “Uptown Downtown” of Myrtle Beach, The Market Common is the best spot in town for shopping and seasonal festivals, entertainment, and restaurants! This wonderful outdoor entertainment complex is fun to walk around and explore on a warm spring day, and features stores to fuel any size shopping spree. Boutiques like Manifest Design, Centro Shoes, Bijuju, and Seacoast Artists Gallery are more than browse-worthy, and the national retailers include Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Southern Living Store, and Orvis. From accessories, apparel, and jewelry, to home décor, books, and sporting goods, The Market Common has something for everyone.
Find The Market Common at 4017 Deville Street, 3.5 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
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 called The Hammock Shops. Enjoy checking out the more than 20 shops while strolling in the sunshine and taking in the beautiful beachy weather. Most of the shops here are locally owned and operated and offer a variety of gifts, handcrafted collectibles and jewelry, and gourmet foods.
The Hammock Shops Village is located at 10880 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island, about 21 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Myrtle Beach is home to two outlet malls: Tanger Outlets on Hwy 17 and Hwy 501 Tanger Outlets. Both locations are set up as open-air shopping complexes with food courts and hundreds of shops. Some of the stores you’ll find include Under Armour, Tommy Hilfiger, Sunglasses Hut, Rue21, Old Navy, Loft, Finish Line, Coach, Burlington Brands, American Eagle, plus so many more. Refresh your closet for spring and summer or find a new outfit for a night out on the Boardwalk.
Tanger Outlets at 4635 Factory Stores Boulevard is 7 miles from Coral Beach, while Tanger Outlets on Highway 17 at 10835 Kings Road is an 11-mile drive.
Coastal Grand Mall is an enclosed mall that’s a fun place to visit on your spring break trip to escape a brief rain, visit a spa, or browse popular retail chain stores. Check out their daily deals to score a discount at one of your favorite stores. Shop shoes, clothing, diamonds, recliners, glasses, and more, all under one roof. Plus, there are multiple standalone 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.
The Coastal Grand Mall is located at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle, 3 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Soak in the sunshine during your spring break vacation at Broadway at the Beach, an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex. Enjoy one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques as you stroll around the 350-acre property. There are more than a handful of restaurants mixed in, so you can refuel and continue shopping all day. Here’s a full list of the shops at Broadway at the Beach.
Spring breakers love Bubba’s Love Shak on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk for late-night fun. This simple cocktail spot is nestled between Catfish Johnny’s and Drunken Jack’s. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere with lots of drink specials and live music. They’re open until 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and until 10:00 p.m. all other days. Check Bubba’s Facebook page for event updates.
Bubba’s Love Shak address is 4037 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, about 12 miles from Coral Beach.
Another great Murrells Inlet destination 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 filled with fun live music and delicious drinks at this locals’ spot.
Visit the Beaver Bar at 3534 Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet, 11 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Local Tip: The Beaver Bar is known for their $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sundays—call (843) 651-3838 to verify buffet times.
The oceanfront outdoor deck at Banditos is the place to be during your Myrtle Beach spring break! This spot is a favorite for those seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. Try their margaritas with house-made cilantro lime salt or another delicious cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. 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 is open 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily for cocktails, lunch, or dinner, and brunch is available on Saturdays and Sundays until 2:00 p.m.
Banditos Cantina is located at 1410 N. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 200, about 2 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
Looking to shift into full spring break mode? Head upstairs from Banditos Cantina to Tin Roof, a live music venue. Known for giving musicians their “first big break,” Tin Roof features artists at all points along the ‘fame’ continuum. 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 and food and drink menus online.
The Landshark Bar & Grill is the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy the beach during your spring break vacation. This Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite is located right in front of the iconic SkyWheel. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day of shopping or activities, and Landshark regularly features live entertainment—the perfect finish for any spring break night! They are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Visitors can find Landshark Bar & Grill at 1110 N. Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, 1.7 miles from Coral Beach.
Celebrate your Myrtle Beach spring break with an evening at The Landing at The Boathouse, the “Home of Free Live Music.” Come by car or by boat to enjoy live bands at this outdoor music venue while sitting on a grassy knoll overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. The Boathouse has bars and stages indoors and out. Stop by to sample delicious food from their expansive menu or try one of their fresh-brewed beers. The Boathouse opens on weekdays at 2:00 p.m. and weekends at noon. See their calendar of events online.
The Boathouse is located at 201 Fantasy Harbor Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, just under 5 miles from Coral Beach Resort.
With plenty of places to stay along the stunning Myrtle Beach coastline, let Coral Beach be your spring break host. Guests can take a dip in our expansive, heated oceanfront pool, head to our entertainment zone to challenge your friends or family at the 8-lane AMF bowling alley or arcade on a rainy day, or grab a drink at Oceans 6, an adult-only upscale cocktail lounge.
Between our on-site amenities and things to do in the area, you’ll have no trouble filling your itinerary. Book your stay at Coral Beach Resort & Suites for your Myrtle Beach spring break vacation today. Be sure to check out our exclusive special offers, or give us a call at (800) 314-8060.