Gardens by the Sea Beach

White sand beach
5500 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA
91 miles from Charleston, SC
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
Unknown (read more)

Beach amenities

  • AccessibilityEasy beach access
  • WCPublic restrooms nearby
  • PlaygroundKids will have fun!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby
  • Picnic tablesPicnic benches available
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About this beach

Warnings and hazards

There isn’t much public parking.

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.

Park Area

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.

Beach Access

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.

Other Activities

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.

Driving Time

  • 1 hour 25 minutes from Wilmington, NC
  • 2 hours 10 minutes from Charleston, SC
  • 3 hours 25 minutes from Charlotte, NC

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 5500 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 22, 2020