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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Mar 21, 2017   

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the most popular Atlantic beach resorts in the U.S. That is both good and bad if you’re seeking a romantic vacation here...

Good: Lots of tourism means a wide range of affordable accommodation choices.

Not So Good: it makes it a challenge to escape the crowds, tattoo parlours and tacky gift stands, and find a measure of peace and quiet!

So based on on our time and experience, we offer our guide to helping couples find the best Myrtle Beach romantic getaways. Besides places to stay and attractions, we’ll also describe some romantic packages being offered for an unforgettable honeymoon along the Grand Strand, SC.

First: a romantic place to stay…

Romantic Myrtle Beach Hotels & Resorts

Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront - RoomOceanfront Room at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Myrtle Beach SC
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront - Maureen and I spent 3 nights at this romantic Myrtle Beach Oceanfront hotel, and we loved it. The rooms were clean & luxurious, and the view from our 14th-floor balcony was fantastic! (we found them quiet, too). You have your choice of swimming pools, with the beach and ocean just a few steps away. There's free parking, very reliable Wi-Fi, and a hot breakfast daily. 2017 ERV Rating* for Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels: 91% - Excellent. (1801 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC  843-946-6400) 
Marriott OceanWatch VillasPool and Beach at Marriott OceanWatch Villas
Marina Inn at Grand DunesRoom at the Marina Inn at Grand Dunes
  • Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grand Dunes – a gorgeous & romantic resort in a quiet spot between North & South Myrtle Beach. Modern rooms have ocean views, and the outdoor pools are heated for vacation fun even in winter. 2019 ERV Rating* for Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels: 92% - Excellent. (8550 Costa Verde Dr, Myrtle Beach SC  843-692-5500) 
  • Marina Inn at Grand Dunes - beautiful resort along Myrtle Beach's coast, with luxury rooms and suites, romantic dining on-site, and much more. Don't miss the free shuttle to their private beach, with it's own sun umbrellas, chairs, and cafe - feels just like an all-inclusive in South Carolina! 2019 ERV Rating* for Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Hotels: 90% - Excellent. (8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach SC  843-913-1333)

Romantic Things to Do in Myrtle Beach SC

Myrtle Beach Romantic Walk on the BeachA Couple Enjoying a Quiet Walk along the Coast of North Myrtle Beach, SC

On our SC holiday, we found a number of romantic things to do & activities in Myrtle Beach for couples along the Grand Strand…

Romantic Ferris Wheel Ride – the Myrtle Beach Sky Wheel, with it’s air-conditioned gondolas and scenic views of the coastline, is one of the best places to propose in Myrtle Beach!

Sunset Cruise – the Barefoot Princess Riverboat departs throughout the week for Myrtle Beach Dinner & Sunset cruises from their dock at Barefoot Landing. Dancing, dinner, and great views along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway! (4932 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, 800-685-6601)

Myrtle Beach's Quiet(er) Beaches – quieter pieces of beach for couples to relax can be found - we suggest hopping in the car and heading to North Myrtle Beach, and the beaches alongside 8th, 9th and 10th ave.

Bummz Beach Cafe – enjoy a glass of lemonade (or something with a little more punch!) with your toes in the sand from the comfort of a couple of Adirondack chairs at this beachfront bar and grille. (2002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach)

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade - Grab your sweetheart and go for a walk down this 1 mile+ stretch of everything fun that's Myrtle Beach: sidewalk cafes, piers, people-watching, and various performers and live shows throughout the summer. (Between 2nd Ave & 14th Ave Piers, Myrtle Beach)

Barefoot Landing - spend an afternoon walking along the dock, catch a show at Alabama Theater, or get a fun "Old Tyme Portrait" done of you both. In the summer, there’s entertainment and shows every night, including a fireworks show every Monday night. (4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach)

Couple at Myrtle Beach Market CommonExploring Market Common on a Rainy Day in Myrtle Beach

Market Common – explore the upscale shops and theatres, enjoy dinner at a romantic restaurant, and go for a stroll along the landscaped walking trails around a man-made lake. (4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach)

Myrtle Beach Romance & Honeymoon Packages

Here's a brief look at some hotel and resort packages put together for romantic getaways in Myrtle Beach, especially honeymoons and anniversary trips:

  • Grande Shores Romance & Honeymoon Packages - 2 different romance add-ons to your accommodation at this Myrtle Beach oceanfront resort, and they include amenities such as arrival wine and fruit basket, romantic dinner for 2, live entertainment, turn down service, buffet breakfast and more.  

Romantic Places to Eat in Myrtle Beach

Away from the buffets and chain restaurants, you can find romantic places to eat in Myrtle Beach at Greg Norman’s Australian Grille (4930 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC) and at Martini's Continental Cuisine & Piano Bar (98 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach).

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

√ COVID Safety Plan: identifies hotels and inns that clearly indicate they are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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