Nearly every year we take a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC. We normally stay at one of the mega campgrounds located at the southern end of Myrtle Beach but wanted to try a campground closer to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Myrtle Beach KOA is located near the downtown area and less than 10 minutes from the Convention Center.
It is a well maintained park with lots of shade, a modern pool and great splash pad. You can rent a golf cart from them at a reasonable rate or bring your own. Speaking of golf carts, you can see that golf carts are popular at the beach.
The campground is close to the new Myrtle Beach boardwalk although it’s not an easy walking distance. You can barely see the new SkyWheel in the distance.
Here’s a closeup look at the new SkyWheel that opened in May. It’s located on the northern end of the boardwalk. We didn’t ride it this trip but plan to in the future. If you are going to go to the boardwalk, make sure you take some change for the parking meters or pay a one-time daily fee at the nearby parking garage.
You can see how close the KOA is to Jungle Lagoon Mini-Golf and Highway 17.
Jungle Lagoon is a well maintained miniature golf course with two 18-hole courses, the Lagoon Course and the Jungle Course.
Both are equally nice and the views create a great playing atmosphere with plenty of available shade.
If you want to go to the beach, you can catch the free KOA shuttle that operates daily during the peak season.
There is nothing like a walk on the beach during a clear day.
For a unique shopping experience, you should stop by Broadway at the Beach. It is a short 10 minute drive from the campground and offers free parking. The new attraction, Wonder Works recently opened there. Due to the long line, we decided to check this out some other time.
Senor Frogs is a fun place to eat. To really enjoy the place you need a good sense of humor or a yard-long margarita.
No trip is complete without getting a picture with Crabby Jack. Or not.
For good diner style food, Johnny Rockets is always a fun choice. The staff puts on a dance every so often and they maintain a nice family atmosphere.
All in all, it was a fun trip and we look forward to our next trip.