Residents and visitors in the Myrtle Beach area who love to get outside to walk, jog and bicycle have a unique place to enjoy called the East Coast Greenway.
The East Coast Greenway is a 3000-mile-long multi-use path spanning from Maine to Florida, and passing through 15 states and 450 communities. In 2016, Myrtle Beach became the first city along this urban greenway to fully complete its segment.
It’s easy to find the Greenway in Myrtle Beach using this map on the East Coast Greenway website.
Starting from the north end of Myrtle Beach, the Greenway runs along Kings Roads, down Lake Arrowhead Road and then goes a short distance beside Kings Highway before branching off to Kings Roads again. The Greenway then follows 79th Ave. N. and crosses Kings Highway to Marina Parkway before following 62nd Avenue North to Robert M. Grissom Parkway. The route follows Robert M. Grissom Parkway to Harrelson Parkway before joining back up with Kings Highway before continuing south to Surfside Beach.
At the south end of the greenway in Myrtle Beach is the Jack Walker East Coast Greenway Trailhead, with picnic tables, water, bicycle repair facilities; and the Andre Pope Mountain Bike Skills Park. The address is 4670 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach.
Another favorite spot for mountain biking and running in the Myrtle Beach area is the Horry County Bike Run Park at 150 Frontage Rd B-2, Myrtle Beach, which is affectionately known as “The Hulk.” This six-mile shady loop is challenging with lots of steep inclines, twists and turns. You’ll get a great workout!
Seafood House Calabash Buffet restaurant has a 105-foot buffet that looks like a wooden sailing ship. It serves prime rib, oysters, stuffed shrimp, Calabash style fried shrimp, scallops, flounder, steamed shrimp, southern cooking, salads, sides, desserts and a lot more. Servers are dressed as pirates, and in the summer mermaids swim in a 10,000 gallon indoor pool. It’s located at 2000 Highway 17 Business North in Surfside Beach, just minutes from oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach.