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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

Fun, fishing, and more at Myrtle Beach State Park

An unexpected and undeveloped oceanfront oasis of maritime forest in the middle of miles of commercial development, one of the great opportunities that come with renting a condo in Myrtle Beach is Myrtle Beach State Park at 4401 South Kings Highway. Offering uncrowded beaches, educational activities, and some of the best fishing to be found along the Grand Strand, the park also offers one of the best values to be found along the Grand Strand as well with admission just $5 for adults, $3.25 for senior citizens, $3 for children ages 6-15 with children 5 and under free.

Myrtle Beach State Park Beach

Myrtle Beach State Park Beach Trail

 

A great opportunity for vacationers in any of the many great Myrtle Beach condos for rent, park goers can not only fish from the park’s pier, one of the best along the Grand Strand, but learn to identify fish and crabs caught their including king mackerel, whiting, trout, Spanish mackerel, and flounder. While a saltwater fishing license is required, these can be easily obtained from major retailers, bait stores, or online from the SC Department of Natural Resources. Cost of a 14-day license for non-residents is $11 and $5 for residents. There’s no additional fee for those wanting to surf fish in the park, but a small daily fee does apply for pier fishing: $5 for age 16 and older, $3.25 for seniors, and 2.50 for children ages 6-15. Fishing rods are also available for rent at $7.50 each per day. And the pier features a gift shop that carries everything you need for a day of fishing including tackle, bait and snacks.

Trail

State Park Trail

 

A great added amenity for vacationers in Myrtle Beach condos for rent, Myrtle Beach State Park also offers a playground, picnic shelters, swimming area with lifeguard, biking, bird watching, horse shoes, bocce ball bowling, and much more.

 

One of the park’s chief draws are the numerous walking, biking and nature trails including the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail, which gives a rare glimpse into the park’s maritime forest, one of the last stands on  South Carolina’s northern coast. Biking is allowed throughout the park except on the beach from10 a.m. – 5 p.m.from May 1 until Labor Day.

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