Myrtle Beach Hotels and Condos rates the top five area beachfronts for guests on Myrtle Beach vacations. This rating system, however, in no way gives merit to or takes merit from any area Myrtle Beach Resorts.
Myrtle Beach Hotels and Condos is simply rating the Oceanfront area itself. Our criteria for our rating system includes:
- Traffic Congestion on highways in the area
- Beach Congestion by humans bathing on the beach itself
- Water purity ratings as reported by Government agencies
- Beach front Aesthetics (which can be subjective)
1. Huntington Beach State Park Map of Huntington Beach State Park area
Reasons: This area has absolutely no development on it at all. The beaches are private and out of the way. The natural results are uncommonly quiet and natural beaches.
Consistently the highest water quality ratings from state government agencies.
Huntington Beach State Park has little artificial lighting in the area and has no jet skis, banner planes, or near the shore ocean traffic. You will only find natural things on this Oceanfront Beach.
2.Surfside Beach from 3rd Avenue North through Garden City Beach to Inlet Point Drive
Three reasons why:
This area has few hotels and is lined with beach homes. The natural results are less congested beaches.
Consistently high water quality ratings from state government agencies.
These beaches are not as cluttered with jet skis, banner planes, and near the shore ocean traffic.
3. Myrtle Beach from 82nd Avenue North to 29th Avenue North
This stretch of Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach is known as the Golden Mile. It has less traffic, is lined largely with Oceanfront Beach Home rentals, and has fewer people on the beach itself.
There will be life guard stands and some vendors and a few high rise hotels, but water quality is consistently high.
Banner Planes do fly overhead in the Summer promoting products and local stores, but Parasailing and Jet Skis in this area are rare.
4. 46th Avenue South in North Myrtle Beach at Barefoot Resort
Private Oceanfront Beaches with largely only Barefoot Resort Customers and North Beach Plantation Customers.
Consistently High Water Quality
Barefoot Resort shuttles guests to the beach. When staying at Barefoot Resort with its shops and attractions, there is no need for a use of your car, which cuts down on Highway Traffic.
5. Oak Island, North Carolina: Oak Island Map
“Mayberry meets Jimmy Buffet!” Traffic in and out can be harsh on turnover days, but once there, traffic issues are mild.
Banner Planes are outlawed and the beach front is largely filled with Houses for rent. The natural results are less crowded beaches and more privacy.
The beach front atmosphere feels like the recent past, before high rises and mega anythings.
Water quality on this beach is excellent.