Post # 1
What does everyone think about having my honeymoon in Myrtle Beach SC. Has anyone been there? My fiance and I are trying to do a trip on a budget in the US. We do not want to go out of the country since we went out of the country last year and hate going through customs. I went to Myrtle beach really brifely on a roadtrip when I was 18. I am 31 now. I didnt stay at a hotel because I could not afford it at the time because I was a teenager. I always thought it looked really beachy and pretty. A lot of people have been saying like oh…. that seems like a spring break place or a place for kids. This is getting me kind of upset. Did anyone do a trip to Myrtle Beach? Was this a bad decison? Online it looks like there are nice beaches, restaraunts and the hotel we booked looks nice. Am I wrong to think it will be okay?
Post # 2
I lived in Myrtle Beach for several years and lived in surrounding areas many more years. It’s not my cup of tea and I personally wouldn’t go there for my honeymoon during that time frame (it is super crowded).
If you can change your hotel I would do Charleston or Savannah. You could even do somewhere close to Myrtle Beach (Pawleys Island, Sunset Beach, Murells Inlet, etc..)
Sorry to be debbie downer 🙁
Post # 4
I agree with the other PP’s post. Myrtle Beach can get and be very crowded during that time since a lot of families wait until school is out to attend the beach during the summer time and that is a popular month. I’ve gone during that time and it has been crowded. Charleston and Savannah are really nice as well and not too far from Myrtle Beach and are inexpensive.
Post # 5
I already booked it. So it is kind of too late. It kind of stinks. IdK I guess I just failed. I feel like I have been under so much wedding stress I just quickly planned the Honeymoon with my fiance. He seems content with it though. I guess the important part is that we spend time alone and have some time off work together after all the wedding stress. I was just hoping for a pretty beach atmosphere. I am looking forward to crying babies and angry toddlers lol.
Post # 6
100% agree. I lived in Myrtle for a while and it’s pretty trashy. Think Spring Break, not honeymoon. Charleston and Savannah are much nicer and more romantic.
ETA: I posted before I saw that you already booked it. Do you mind sharing where in MB you booked? There are some areas that are nicer (Garden City, Surfside) so you might be ok. Can you change your hotel if you’re locked into the area?
Post # 7
Why don’t you do Savannah or Charleston? I didnt love Myrtle Beach, there are a lot of fantastic beachers along the east cost. Tybee Island in GA will get you that nice beachy feel
Also, I love Florida. Is that an option for you? Marco Island is one of my favorite places.
Post # 8
Coral beach resort Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
IDK. I feel like I dont know if I want to go through trying to canceling stuff and loosing money. I guess I might learn the hard way.
Post # 9
My SO’s parents live about 15 minutes from MB, and I have been many times. We always do a day trip to Charleston, find it much more romantic with much better restaurants/nightlife and other things to do. The beaches right out front of the boardwalk/hotels do get very very crowded! Places to eat right on the boardwalk are actually pretty pricey for only “okay” food.
If you are willing to drive, I think it could be a good home base. Day trips to Charleston (about an hour) and Murells Inlet would give you an escape from the spring break crowd.
Post # 10
I have lived in North Carolina my whole life, so I have been to Myrtle a few times. I will say that I did go there for my spring break senior year of HS.
I agree with the other posters that it will be crowded and there will be lots of kids in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it nice! The good thing about Myrtle is that there is a ton to do. Shows, rides, shopping, restaurants… etc. The last time I went, I took a trip to Bird’s Island and went sailing. It was awesome! That is about 30 min north. If you want a less crowded beach, there are several close! A day trip to Charleston or Sunset would allow you to go to a less crowded and prettier beach.
Post # 11
I know where that is – it’s likely to have TONS of kids/teenagers running around the whole time. I’m not a huge fan of children so we avoided kid friendly places for our honeymoon. I hope it ends up being a good experience, it’s just not my favorite place (like I said, not a huge fan of kids!).
Murells Inlet (PP mentioned) has a lot of really tasty seafood places and is quieter (south of where you’re staying). You’re not terribly far from Surfside or Garden City (both south of you), so if the beaches are too crowded, I recommend going to the beaches there instead.
Charleston is two hours away – if you booked at a refundable place, that would still be my recommendation. If you do end up doing that, feel free to PM me and I’ll let you know which beaches in Charleston are best for a romantic getaway 🙂
The beaches an hour north of MB in North Carolina are also very nice. My parents frequently go to Ocean Isle Beach in NC and it’s very quiet.
Post # 12
Seconding PP’s. They don’t call it the Dyrtle for nothing!
Definitely try to go to Charleston, Beaufort, or Hilton Head if you can (even if it’s just for a day trip). It might not be too late!