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Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

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Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

My family is thinking about going to either Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head the week of June 6, 2011. We are 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 12 and 6). We are looking for either a house or condo that has pool and at least 2 bedrooms and close to the beach (within a couple minutes drive or walk). We are also looking at hotels with 2 bedroom suites, full kitchen, great pools, and oceanfront.

We are leaning towards Myrtle Beach since there seem to be more activities for the kids as compared to Hilton Head.

If we decide on Myrtle Beach, does anyone have any suggestions for locations of houses, condos, hotels that aren't in an area that is too loud and busy? I don't want to stay near any partying high school graduates.

Is Myrtle Beach usually crowded during the first and second weeks of June?

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1. Re: Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

North Myrtle Beach and Seaside Beach are two of the areas that are quieter than Myrtle Beach. There are many condo rental agencys and vrbo to rent a condo from.

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As ledzep indicates, it will be less party atmosphere if you stay either north or south of the central cruising strip area of central MB. The majority of properties will not rent to under age 21, some under 23, as past experiences with these have not been good. Most of the properties that do rent to high school seniors will be in that central area. Personally we prefer the southern part, Surfside- Garden City Beach area. While the first two weeks of June will be less crowded than the rest of the summer, it will by no means be as calm as HH simply because there is so much more to do in the MB area and attracts many people.

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Thanks for the information. I figured Hilton Head would probably be quieter than Myrtle Beach, which is what my husband and I would like. However, we know our older son wants to do activities besides just going to the beach and swimming. He doesn't really enjoy "relaxing" vacations where we spend most of the time at the beach...he wants more action. Our younger one would be happy just swimming and going to the beach.

We have a friend that has a condo at Springs Towers in N. Myrtle Beach (Cherry Grove area) that we can stay at, but we weren't sure if the condo and location are family friendly, which is why were looking at other options. Does anyone have any info about these condos or Cherry Grove area?

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4. Re: Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

Ocean Keyes is a great, very quiet condo "community" in North Myrtle Beach. Its only a 5 minute walk to the beach....or one minute drive :)

VERY convienent to everything....stores, grocery, resturants. Perfect.

www.oceankeyes.com

But....the best place to rent a condo from there is VRBO (vacation rental by owner)

www.vrbo.com

(go to North Myrtle Beach...look for Ocean Drive area...then Ocean Keyes)

And....Cherry Grove is a great area too. Again....not as crowded, but still very convenient to everything.

Edited: 13 November 2010, 12:19
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I checked out the Spring Towers and it looks terrific!

www.northmyrtlebeachtravel.com/condo-20.html

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Springs Towers is perfect location. Two blocks south of Sea Mountain Highway. (don't let name scare ya. It's a street). At the intersection/couple blocks inland you'll have grocery store, beach shop, ice cream, bike rentals and a number of places to eat. Maybe half mile walk up the beach to Cherry Grove Pier.

Tame enough you could probably feel safe letting the boys have some time to go off on their own together.

Easy drive down RT 31 to south end of Strand for other attractions. Approx an hour north on RT 17 to battleship tour.

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We stayed at Towers on the Grove in Cherry Grove in September and thought the area was great. It was quiet, the beach was not crowded, and there was a grocery store, beach shops, and restaurants in walking distance. Sea Mountain highway was convenient when we went to Calabash and Little River. Barefoot Landing was only around 6 - 7 miles away. We went there a couple nights. We also went to the tigers preservation, which is near the airport, and it didn't take as long as I thought it would. If we go again next year, we will probably stay in this area again.

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Thanks for all your advice and information. Cherry Grove sounds like a nice area.

Is the Surfside Beach area similar to Cherry Grove? I have been reading up on Surfside Beach and it also seems like a nice area for families.

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9. Re: Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

Beach very similar.

Oceanfront accomodations are a bit differnt. Surfsdie is mostly very large beach houses. Few condos.

Cherry Grove is combination of condos and houses. Condos range from parge resort complexes to smaller generic-no frills buildings.

Off the beach. Surfside has little if any business close to oceanfront. Out to RT 17 for pretty much everything you need.

Cherry Grove.. Everything you could possibly need for your trip can be found right there at Sea Mountain/Ocean Blvd intersection. Great for those days and evenings you really don't want to load up car and deal with traffic.

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10. Re: Best area of Myrtle Beach to stay

www.myrtlebeachskytour.com/2006/swf/p4_14.htm

These views are a few years old. Flat roof building in middle of pic is IGA grocery store. Pizza, seafood, ice cream all in that area.

Scroll several blocks north to the pier.

First oceanfront building to the left is Springs Towers. Horse shoe shaped building to left of Springs is no longer there. That is now high rise called Towers On The Grove.

Surfside

www.myrtlebeachskytour.com/2006/swf/p2_11.htm