Myrtle Beach Boardwalk


The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk has been a favorite destination for vacationers and locals for more than a decade. The Boardwalk is home to festivals, events, and live music year-round. It’s also home to endless restaurants, attractions for all ages, amusement rides and, of course, lots of shopping. The Boardwalk isn’t only the heart of Myrtle Beach, it’s a major source of excitement, entertainment, and fun for your family vacation. Located less than one mile from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a can’t-miss attraction for your vacation itinerary.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Skywheel from the dunes

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Rides

Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

The iconic Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is the centerpiece of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and the only observation wheel of its kind. Offering breathtaking views of the coastline, this giant observation wheel with private enclosed gondolas towers nearly 200 feet over the boardwalk. Get a birds eye view of all Myrtle Beach has to offer with a ride on this incredible coastal attraction.

Sling Shot Thrill Ride

Providing adrenaline rushes over the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for over 20 years, the Sling Shot Thrill Ride on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the ultimate attraction for thrill seekers. Buckle up for this thrilling attraction that rockets you over 300 feet in the air at up to 100 miles per hour. 

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Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Attractions

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium 

Weird, wacky, and mind-bending attractions are featured through multiple levels of this Myrtle Beach attraction. Explore Ripley’s Odditorium to see each interesting and interactive exhibit. This eclectic collection is a see-it-to-believe-it experience that keeps your crew entertained for 45 minutes to an hour. Count on the Odditorium for many fun photo ops and silly moments. Remember to stop in the gift shop for an extra-odd keepsake. Purchase tickets for Ripley’s in advance to bundle with other Myrtle Beach Ripley’s experiences.

Fun Plaza Arcade

The Fun Plaza Arcade has been a go-to for entertainment on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk for more than 80 years! The mix of classic and modern arcade favorites makes sure everyone can find something to play. Don’t forget to turn in your tickets for fun prizes! Show your kids “the good old days” with all the classic games you grew up playing like Pacman and Donkey Kong, and engage in a little friendly competition with racing games, air hockey, and skeeball.

Nightmare Haunted House

Looking for thrills in the Myrtle Beach area? Nightmare Haunted House on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is the place for you! Providing heart-stopping adventure since the mid 1980s, this Myrtle Beach attraction has made a name for itself as the East Coast’s scariest year round haunted attraction. You’ll know when you’re getting close to this haunted house – zombies sometimes “escape” the attraction and roam the boardwalk! 

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Get your adrenaline pumping with a visit to Ripley’s Haunted Adventure on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Travel back in time to the year 1908 and navigate the halls of a macabre Victorian mansion, where you’ll find murder mystery clues and scares around every corner. Do you have what it takes to solve the case? 

Ripley’s Mirror Maze

Put your brain to the test as you maneuver through Ripley’s Mirror Maze! This family friendly attraction at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is fun for all ages. LED lights and shining infinity mirrors coming together to create a mind-bending maze with fun at every turn. 

Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures

Currently closed for the season. Will reopen on March 9, 2024!

Clip into a harness, don your helmet, and get ready to see Myrtle Beach from a whole new perspective at Myrtle Beach Zipline Adventures. Kids love the Kids Ninja Course, where children five years and older can traverse through 11 exciting obstacles and fly with a zipline just for kids. The Adventure Matrix gives you 2-3 hours of play on four levels of the course, with over 40 challenge obstacles that reach heights up to 70 feet. 

Gay Dolphin Arcade

The Gay Dolphin Arcade is one of the best family friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach! Located just steps from Myrtle Beach’s oldest, largest, and most unique gift shop, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, this arcade is home to endless gaming options and an impressive gift shop where you can redeem your winnings. Play classic arcade games, claw machines, driving simulations, and more at this clean, family friendly arcade at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. 

Waterfront dining on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Restaurants on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Pier 14

This oceanfront pier and restaurant at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a favorite for locals and vacationers alike. Walk the pier and take in the scenery, go fishing, and treat yourself to a delicious dish from Pier 14’s menu. Fresh seafood, grilled meats, and fun cocktails make Pier 14 one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. 


Riptydz is a bustling Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurant with traditional American dishes and fresh local seafood. Served on their outdoor patio or rooftop bar, you can have a side of gorgeous beachfront views with your meal. 

Banditos Cantina

Don’t let the size of this Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurant fool you – Banditos Cantina packs an unforgettable amount of flavor into this intimate space. Find delicious tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more at this oceanfront casual dining spot. 

The Bowery

A Myrtle Beach Boardwalk staple since its inception in 1944, The Bowery is one of the most popular Myrtle Beach Boardwalk restaurants and home to some of the best live music on the Boulevard. Duffy’s, The Bowery’s in-house restaurant, is famous for their mouthwatering burgers and ice cold drinks. 

NY Pizza Kitchen

Looking for a quick bite in Myrtle Beach? Look no further than NY Pizza Kitchen, with three convenient locations along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk so you’re never too far from delicious pizza. Indulge in authentic New York-style pizza made in a brick oven, decadent garlic knots, and spicy jalapeño poppers. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Shops

Tsunami Surf Shop

Tsunami Surf Shop is your one stop shop for all things beach and surf related. Boasting an impressive collection of surf and beach lifestyle brands featuring high-end clothing, swim and scuba, and surfwear options for the whole family. You’ll find popular brands like Billabong, Salt Life, Under Armor, The North Face, and more at this Myrtle Beach Boardwalk surf shop. 

Boardwalk Beachwear

Boardwalk Beachwear is the place for fun apparel in Myrtle Beach. This local shop carries Myrtle Beach memorabilia, swimsuits, towels, and souvenirs. Traveling with a group? This boardwalk shop is a popular place to find matching shirts! 

Surf’s Up Beach Shop

You’ll find classic beach store stock, like t-shirts, beach gear, and towels at this Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shop. In addition to the expected apparel, Surf’s Up Beach Shop also carries a unique selection of ninja stars, swords, and hookah accessories. 

Gay Dolphin Gift Cove

Myrtle Beach’s largest gift shop, Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, is located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. An iconic attraction and cornerstone of the boardwalk for over 70 years, this shop carries a diverse selection of apparel, jewelry, collectibles and souvenirs, seashells, and more. 

Boardwalk Paradise

Boardwalk Paradise is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs for everyone on your gift list! This boardwalk shop makes use of every inch of their space, offering everything from quirky t-shirts and onesies to magnets, hats, and sunglasses. 


I LOVE SUGAR prides themselves on being “more than a candy store,” instead offering an experience for those who visit their Myrtle Beach Boardwalk shop. Make your own mixed bag of your favorite candies, rediscover childhood favorites, and more! 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Events

Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF)

The Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) will return to Myrtle Beach on June 6-9, 2024. With headliners Morgan Wallen and Carrie Underwood already announced and 40+ more of country’s hottest music artists joining them over the course of the weekend, CCMF is a can’t miss Myrtle Beach Boardwalk event. The show is sold out as of October – but follow the festival on social media for chances to win tickets!

Winter Wonderland at the Beach

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk transforms into a glittering light display every holiday season for Winter Wonderland at the Beach. This Myrtle Beach holiday festival features thousands of sparkling lights arranged in creative installations, ice rinks, holiday vendors, and even artificial snowfall! 

Hot Summer Nights

Come together with locals and vacationers alike every Monday – Saturday night from June 12 through September 4 for family friendly activities, live entertainment, and fun! 

A Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Hotel

The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a must-see destination during your Myrtle Beach vacation. Located just a few minutes from Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, it’s the perfect place to spend the day enjoying unbeatable dining, shopping, and entertainment. Book your stay at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort today!