Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Beach

Flickr: Myrtle Beach TheDigitel

The signature run in Myrtle Beach is the namesake beach and its festive boardwalk. The beach itself goes on for miles and miles. It’s wide, flat, and very runnable, with fairly consistent packed sand, especially near the water (best around low tide, see chart).  The best running is from the boardwalk and heading north. You can go for miles and miles.

Flickr: Curtis and Eric

Another festive spot for a jog is along the 1.2 mile boardwalk, which runs between 1st Ave. and 14th Ave. This is your classic wooden beach boardwalk, with the requisite open air bars, restaurants, kitschy shops, and amusements. The boardwalk can get crowded, so best to go early. And, a bonus for those hot South Carolina days: the boardwalk is lit at night.

Essentials
  • Boardwalk is 2.4 miles (4 km) out and back; Can run on beach for miles and miles
  • Flat
  • Boardwalk runs from 1st Ave. in the south to 14th Ave. in the North
  • Numerous access points