About North Myrtle Beach

In 1968, four small beach towns - Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive Beach and Cherry Grove Beach - located on the northern edge of the Grand Strand, joined forces to form the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Their shared goal was to provide unmatched services to its residents and tourists; create a unique, safe beach community; and offer a place with superb recreation and vacation facilities. This goal has not only been met, but surpassed with the growing number of tourists who visit North Myrtle Beach each year and the increasing number of residents who are relocating to the North Myrtle Beach area. The City of North Myrtle Beach is now home to more than 15,000 permanent residents; with many others calling North Myrtle Beach home during vacations and weekend trips throughout the year.

The City of North Myrtle Beach is the birthplace of the Shag, the official South Carolina State Dance. The Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, referred to as “OD” by local residents, is the host of two, week long "migrations" of shaggers in April and September of every year. Sponsored by the Society of Stranders (SOS), the events bring thousands of devotees of this unique dance to North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street to shag, party and visit with old friends. The Shag dance originated in North Myrtle Beach and is a cross between the jitterbug and swing dancing, combining fancy footwork and smooth moves.

North Myrtle Beach’s Main Street is a great place to shop at unique boutiques, eat at local, family-owned restaurants, or walk on the wide sandy beaches for which North Myrtle Beach is famous.
The Ocean Drive section is located in the heart of North Myrtle Beach. At Ocean Drive, you will find the North Myrtle Beach post office, Horry County Library (North Myrtle Beach Branch), and the City of North Myrtle Beach municipal complex and many national retailers and restaurants.

The Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach offers some of the best surf fishing opportunities on the Grand Strand. Several marinas in Cherry Grove offer charter boats and deep sea fishing in the Gulf Stream of the Atlantic Ocean. If you want a personalized fishing tour, you can rent a boat for the day and fish the Intracoastal Waterway and the creeks and rivers accessible from it. The Cherry Grove Pier offers excellent fishing, with fishing pole rentals for those needing their own fishing gear.
Once again, we are thrilled you are looking to relocate your family to the North Myrtle Beach area. For additional information about the North Myrtle Beach area, please contact us or request a relocation guide. We look forward to welcoming you into the North Myrtle Beach community!

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