Myrtle Beach State Park

Beach in Myrtle Beach

Escape the madness to this relatively undeveloped mile of coastline 3 miles south of central Myrtle Beach. There's also a nice boardwalk, a nature center, a 750ft fishing pier and some short hiking trails through the maritime forest. It's hard to imagine the whole area once looked like this.

The cabins and campground are quite popular; reserve months in advance.