Though the northern edge of Myrtle Beach is commonly known as Restaurant Row, a quick turn east from Kings Highway and you’ll find more than just good eats.
Spots such as Kingston Plantation, Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Myrtle Beach Travel Park all offer attractive access to the beach and great oceanfront views, but perhaps the most interesting stretch of sand up this way is the one that runs along Shore Drive.
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Here you’ll find a pair of large resorts — Sands Beach Club and Sands Ocean Club — as well as a pair access spots that offer entrance to a lively area of the beach.
Not only is it a great spot to catch some rays and play in the sand, but nearby is one of the most beloved beachfront bars around, Ocean Annie’s Beach Club. This longtime favorite of locals and tourists alike is a legendary haven for live music, cold drinks and dancing.
Shore Drive also offers access to nearby Apache Campground and Pier for fishing and a number of restaurants including Gracie’s on the Point, River City Cafe, Flip Flops Bar & Grill and Treasure in the Sand Pizza.