Most Instagrammable Spots in Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a beautiful travel destination loved by locals and visitors from afar. If you're in the area, upping your Insta game is easy thanks to all the natural and man-made wonders that encompass the Grand Strand.

If you're looking for the best place to snap those one-of-a-kind selfies, here is where to look.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade

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Bright lights in the city- head to downtown Myrtle Beach where the sights and sounds of the beach will light up your profile picture. Stand in front on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel in the evening with its ever changing colors, or stop on the promenade and capture the vibrancy of the area teeming with tourists.

Murrells Inlet

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The 'seafood capital of South Carolina', Murrells Inlet offers breathtaking views of the marshes, inlet, and nature. Spend some quality time at the MarshWalk taking in the sights and sounds of the boats coming into the dock, or the lively atmosphere of the restaurants and bars that line its promenade.

For the most scenic shots of the inlet, head to the oyster shell recycling drop-off, just north of Huntington Beach State Park.

Atalaya Castle

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After snapping a few shots at the oyster shell recycling drop-off, head into Huntington Beach State Park and check out Atalaya Castle. Yes, you got it- a castle at the beach!

The former winter home of industrialist and philanthropist Archer Huntington and his wife Anna Huntington, a sculptor, Atalaya is hauntingly beautiful and will offer a great background for selfies, engagements, and family shots alike.

Pawleys Island

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Known as 'arrogantly shabby', Pawleys Island is located south of Myrtle Beach and offers a variety of picturesque settings thanks to its pristine beaches, quaint shops, and premier restaurants.

Head out onto the island and soak the sun on the beach, or stay in town and shop 'til you drop at the Hammock Shops & Village or dig into a hearty dinner at Frank's Outback.

2nd Avenue Pier

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Clamor under the pier and take your shot with the impressive beams towering overhead. If you're looking for an iconic beach shot to add to your Instagram, stopping down at the 2nd Avenue Pier for a shot or two will add an eclectic mix to your gallery.

While you're there grab a drink at the outdoor bar, dine on a seafood dish at the restaurant, go fishing, or take a stroll and relax with the wind blowing the salt air around you.

Rebecca S. Robertson is a freelance writer and co-owner of Design & Word in Myrtle Beach, SC. Along with a love of writing, she adores reading, traveling, cooking, and shopping.

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