Miles of beaches, 80+ golf courses, and over 1,800 restaurants attract over 17 million visitors to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina each year and one of the best ways to experience it all is from a home base at a campground or RV Parks.
Comprised of 14 unique beach communities, Myrtle Beach is known to locals as The Grand Strand. Sixty miles of beaches set the tone for theme and specialty restaurants as well as golf courses. Entertainment, the boardwalk, and shopping contribute more reasons to visit. Here are our picks for 5 of the best places to spend time in an RV, tent, or cabin near Myrtle Beach.
Newly renovated and boasting to be one of the most award-winning campgrounds in the Myrtle Beach area, Sun Outdoors sets expectations high. Elevated amenities like the Carolina Splash Water Park and Red Fox Arcade deliver for fun seekers. Staying “off beach” provides easy access to area attractions like Myrtle Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, and Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. As part of a national chain of resorts, this campground relies on dedicated service practices aimed to please and a tried-and-true list of activities for families, solo travelers, and 55+ guests. Pets and golf carts are allowed. 5800 SC-90, Conway
Barefoot RV Resort
The family-operated and gated Barefoot RV Resort located in North Myrtle Beach is committed to providing relaxation and worry-free camping. Located less than a mile from the sand, Barefoot’s location makes it easy for town hoppers to enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer, including many nearby restaurants and shopping at Barefoot Landing on the Waterway. Much of the campground has been renovated since 2020, including bathhouses, the water fun areas, and the playground. Rental cottages come with two queen beds and a pull-out sofa, comfortably accommodating six. Barefoot RV Resort is pet and golf cart friendly with rentals available. 920 37th Ave S, North Myrtle Beach
Ahoy, mateys and campers, Pirateland is one of the most popular destinations in Myrtle Beach. Stretching along a half-mile of Atlantic ocean beachfront, Pirateland offers hundreds of campsites in a variety of locations. Beach front sites are the most popular, but some campers prefer the concrete pad sites with on-site shelters for picnic lunches and dinners. Golf cart rentals are available during the stay. Pirateland is equipped with eight climate-controlled bathhouses, a chapel, and a laundry. Access to the Pirate’s Oasis Waterpark is free to campers. During the summer, food trailers offer southern-style cuisine. Pirateland is open year-round. 5401 South Kings Highway
Duck Blind at The Woods at Black Creek
The Woods at Black Creek is operated by a local faith based non-profit ministry 15 minutes from downtown Florence. This site appeals to those looking for a wooded environment who want to enjoy tent living. The Duck Blind is a platform-based canvas tent with memory foam mattresses for two or three guests. An extra 4-man tent is available for larger parties. Pets are welcome and quiet time is from 10:00 p.m. till 7:00 a.m. The site comes equipped with amenities like fire pit, grill, and on-site water. A covered pavilion is nearby. Camp Sexton Rd, Florence
Lakewood Camping Resort
Since 1959, Lakewood Camping Resort has been one of the top camping destinations in Myrtle Beach. Named National RV Park of the Year, Lakewood provides luxury amenities beyond the traditional camping experience. An overview of highlights seems almost endless: poolside cabanas, free wi-fi, concierge service, free bike rentals, stocked freshwater lake, and a private island. Not to mention the huge water park with waterslides, a lazy river, and a kid’s splash zone. The resort even has its own app to keep guests up on activities. Many of the 1,043 campsites are tightly spaced, but some offer ocean- and lake-front views. 5901 South Kings Highway