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What is the difference between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach?

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David Huckshttps://myrtlebeachsc.com
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

The City of North Myrtle Beach and the City of Myrtle Beach are two entirely different cities.

Many tourists become confused as the City of Myrtle Beach runs from 27th Avenue South to 82nd Avenue North.

After 1st Avenue South, the street numbers begin at 1st Avenue North and run increasingly North inside the City of Myrtle Beach.

29th Avenue North in the City of Myrtle Beach, is in the City of Myrtle Beach.

There is also a 29th Avenue North in the City of North Myrtle Beach. North Myrtle Beach’s street numbers run from south all the way to 60th Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach.

The numbers run south and north in both cities. This is confusing for so many tourists.

MAP OF THE CITY OF MYRTLE BEACH

Making Sense of The Confusion

The City of Myrtle Beach is well known for its downtown Sky Wheel.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel
Myrtle Beach Skywheel

It is also known for its downtown Boardwalk.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach has a high rate of downtown crime, averaging one shooting per week. It continues to be rated one of the top crime cities in America.

During most peak season years, tourists largely visit the City of Myrtle Beach arriving on Thursdays and leaving on Sundays.

Myrtle Beach is known for its many oceanfront condos.

THE CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

The City of North Myrtle Beach is known for its Main Street downtown. The best description we have heard is Downtown North Myrtle Beach is a mix between Disney Downtown and Mayberry. Day or night, this area is magical.

Thursday Nights Feature “Music On Main” In NMB

Every Thursday, all Summer long, Main Street North Myrtle Beach is transformed into a musical experience with “Music On Main”.

North Myrtle Beach has a more laid back experience than the City of Myrtle Beach. During most peak season years, tourists largely visit the City of North Myrtle Beach arriving on Saturdays and leave the following Saturdays.

North Myrtle Beach is known for its many Oceanfront Beach Homes.

The town is rated as one of the safest beach towns in the United States. In 2021, North Myrtle Beach was rated a top five U.S.A. beach town.

We hope this information helps clear up some of the confusion as your family plans its next trip to the Grand Strand.

MAP OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

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