People from all across the globe make their way to Myrtle Beach to soak in the sun, splash in the surf and create special family memories. From the world-famous golf courses to the picture-perfect ocean piers, there are endless chances for a frame-worthy photo-op around these parts. Ahead, check out the iconic, can’t-miss and hidden gem places to take a family photo that’ll live on long after you pack your suitcases.
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Perhaps the most recognizable landmark in Myrtle Beach, the Boardwalk offers just over one mile of scenic beauty worth capturing on camera. Snap a shot of the bright, sunny shoreline during the day, and then head back at night to capture the neon lights of the SkyWheel against the night sky.
Here, you have a blank — yet interesting — canvas to work with as a photographer. The beach not only offers unlimited composition possibilities, but there’s no rush to reach perfection. Whereas at more crowded attractions, you may feel pressure to get the shot with a one-click hit, at the beach, you won’t have anyone breathing down your neck as you try a few different angles and lighting options.
From oak trees and marsh grass to herons and beyond, the area’s state parks boast an abundance of wildlife that makes the perfect backdrop for your family portrait. Check out Myrtle Beach State Park for a wild and rugged scene, and head further south to Huntington Beach State park for the one-of-a-kind Atalaya Castle. Smaller parks in the area include Springs Park on Ocean Boulevard and Chapin Park at Kings Highway and 16th Avenue North.
Do quaint shops, historic buildings and riverfront living appeal to you? If so, you can’t visit the area without heading inland from Myrtle Beach about 12 miles to the city of Conway. Head to the riverwalk for a fun family stroll and be sure to take a picture at Riverfront Park. The Waccamaw River, with its dark, winding waters, make for a scenic setting and peaceful family outing.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game
Take the family out for a ballgame! Enjoy America’s favorite pastime watching the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Chicago Cubs Class-A Advanced affiliate. Better yet, find Splash the Seagull, the team’s official mascot, and he’ll pose for a picture with you. It’s sure to be a favorite image for years to come.
Second Avenue Pier
Just before sunset, head to this iconic pier for one of the best views in town. And on a clear night, it’s hard to beat this spot for a family picture. Let the pink, orange and purple hues of the sky set the scene for your crew’s new favorite photo.
Myrtle Beach is filled with Instagrammable moments, and the Long Bay Resort puts you within reach of it all. Snap a selfie, then be sure to share it with us! Tag @brittainresorts on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our page.