Thinking about going RV camping in Myrtle Beach?
My wife Kayla and I recently spent a lot of time there with our grandpa, who has been living in an RV in the Myrtle Beach area for over six months!
Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot about which campgrounds are the best, where the best restaurants are, and what there is to do in the area. In this article, we’ll share everything we know about RV camping in Myrtle Beach!
Note: We’ve been to Myrtle Beach many times, but our most recent trip was in an RV rental from Outdoorsy. Check out our full review here!
Where to Stay: Best RV Campgrounds in Myrtle Beach
There are a ton of campgrounds in Myrtle Beach. And while many of them are great, our personal favorites are Pirate Land and the Myrtle Beach KOA.
Pirate Land is right on the beach — you can literally walk there in just a minute or two depending on which site you’re staying on!
Here’s a sunrise picture Kayla took one morning we were there:
Pirate Land comes with an indoor pool, outdoor water park & lazy river, mini golf course, laundromat, store, and more. It’s truly beautiful!
Pro Tip: If you want the best rates, go in October or March. Because it’s off-season, their rates drop 50% but the weather is still beautiful (70-80 degrees Fahrenheit). Just keep in mind that some of their amenities, like the outdoor water park and store, may be closed.
Myrtle Beach KOA is another excellent choice. While not directly on the beach, it’s just a short walk away and they also have great amenities. One of our favorite things about this campground is their pedal bike rentals that are only $10 per day!
Best Restaurants & Things to Do in Myrtle Beach
Let’s start with the restaurants (there are approximately 1,200 of them, so this is by no means a true “best of the best” list, but rather some of our favorites out of the few dozen we tried).
Restaurants in Myrtle Beach We Love
Our #1 new favorite place is BurgerFi. All their food is organic, with all of the meat being grass-fed. Nothing is ever frozen, it’s actually all fresh. They have the best burgers I think I’ve ever eaten in my entire life, and you HAVE to try their garlic fries! Plus, they’re not too expensive given the quality of their food (~$10 per person).
We also really enjoyed Good Day Cafe, a coffee shop that’s also a restaurant. (They got 4.9 stars out of 106 reviews on Google — not too shabby!) I had their lobster salad (SO good) and Kayla had their chili dogs. We were both extremely impressed.
Finally, if you head up into Southside Beach area, there’s an amazing little ice cream shop called The Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlor. They offer half-price banana splits on Thursdays and they’re delicious!
Awesome Things to Do in Myrtle Beach
In the many times, I’ve been to Myrtle Beach, I still haven’t tried everything. There’s just too much to do! You’ve got the upsidedown fun house (awesome for couples and families), all the Ripley’s attractions, the shops, the boardwalk, the giant wheel, helicopter rides, and more.
If we had to choose, here’s what we’d recommend — definitely check out Ripley’s Aquarium. It’s one of the best aquarium’s I’ve ever been to. Aside from that, take a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel and take a tour through the Gay Dolphin (shown below).
It’s an awesome gift store with some of the most unique things you’ll ever find — from life-sized Star Wars manequins to home decor to clothes and more. While you’re at it, there are a whole bunch of cool things to do on this strip!
If you want something a little more related to camping, head over to Myrtle Beach State Park. It’s $5 per person to get in, but there are a bunch of little trails through the woods and a lake you can walk around. Plus you get access to the beach and a few piers (feel free to bring your fishing equipment!).
Finally, while we haven’t tried it ourselves, the Polynesian Fire Luau and Dinner Show sounds amazing and it’s something we wish we would have done while we were there. You watch fire dancers while eating dinner, a lot like you can in Hawaii! It got great reviews on Yelp, so might be worth looking in to.
Oh — and of course, don’t forget to check out at least one sunrise on the beach! Kayla and I almost forgot to do that while we were there, but were so glad we did!
Final Tips on RV Camping in Myrtle Beach, SC
Before you go, here are a few extra tips to help you save money and have a better trip!
- Go in the off-season (Early October or late March) if you want the best deals and the smallest crowds.
- Don’t try to do too much. There’s more to see and do than you can fit in a single trip. Instead, pick a few core things you really want to do and give yourself time to relax on the beach!
- Check out Myrtle Beach’s coupon site to save some money.
- Don’t forget the sunscreen and sunglasses!
I hope you found these tips helpful! Enjoy your Myrtle Beach vacation!
By the way, if you’d rather not RV, you could always rent an Airbnb for a great price. If you click that link, you even get a coupon code from Laura!
About the Authors
Kayla Widmer and her husband Bill love RVing. They write about the RV lifestyle at The Wandering RV. Follow their adventures on Pinterest!