Fun Facts About Myrtle Beach, SC
The Grand Strand is 60 miles long with a beach view all the way.
The Grand Strand sees an average of 2,800 hours of sunshine a year.
The name Myrtle Beach comes from the thousands of wax myrtle trees that used to line the beach, not the showy crepe myrtles that many think of.
The Shag, a swing dance widely popular in the 1950s and 1960s originated in North Myrtle Beach.
The first oceanfront hotel was built in 1901, it was called Seaside Inn.
Sports Illustrated was founded in Myrtle Beach at Pine Lakes Country Club in 1954 by Henry Luce.
Myrtle Beach has over 100 golf courses.
Myrtle Beach is well known for seafood buffets.
The Waccamaw Tribe was the first to inhabit the Myrtle Beach area and fished in what is now the Little River.
Population: 32, 795
Area Codes: 843, 854
Zip Codes: 29572, 29575, 29577, 29578, 29579
Nearby Cities: Socastee, SC; Conway, SC; Georgetown, SC; Florence, SC; Bennettsville, SC; Goose Creek, SC; Mount Pleasent, SC; Hanahan, SC; Sumter, SC; Ladson, SC; Charleston, SC