If you and your family stay in the heavily-developed Ocean Forest neighborhood of Myrtle Beach, you’re very likely to visit this park as a convenient beach access point with a children’s playground and restroom facilities. It’s a nice beachside spot to exercise, walk your dog, play with kids, swim, and sunbathe in close vicinity to anything you may need. Moreover, kids and animal lovers are likely to be fond of the cats that live in the park and are fed by locals.
Location and Access
Gardens by the Sea is located at the west end of North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach (5504 – 5506 Ocean Blvd). The good news is that the park is always open and features no admission fee. However, the bad news is that there is very little public parking so be prepared for difficulties on busy days. In summer, the park can get crowded and it is better to go early in the morning. The park is ADA accessible.
The park has public restrooms, water fountains, benches, and covered areas. There is also a picnic area with tables so bring some food for a BBQ.
The park area is neat and pretty, with palms, flowerbeds, and paved walkways with benches, all with a sea view.
There is a playground area for 5 to 12-year-old children with a nice view of the ocean and the beach. The playground is equipped with a tight rope, swings, and slides. Probably it’s not big to keep kids busy for long but it’s clean and good enough for visiting right before or after your time on the beach.
Gardens by the Sea Park offers quick and easy access to the beach – one of the best solutions for those who live or stay in the area. The beach is flat, spacious, with soft white sand. The ocean is vast and bright blue. It is also a great place for relaxing walks along the seaside.
The park is a convenient place for morning exercise. It is also a good fishing spot so bring your fishing gear if you’re into this.
- 1 hour 25 minutes from Wilmington, NC
- 2 hours 10 minutes from Charleston, SC
- 3 hours 25 minutes from Charlotte, NC
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Gardens by the Sea Beach which you can visit: