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The Ultimate Thrill Seekers Guide to Myrtle Beach

Updated on November 21, 2011

Myrtle Beach is located in beautiful South Carolina and is world famous for its beaches and golf courses. Most people love to visit for activities such as dining, site seeing, shopping, and shows. However, if this all seems a little too relaxing for the more adrenaline seeking tourist then you have some options. The good news is that you can be at any of these destinations in as little as 45 minutes. The majority you can walk to from your hotel if you are staying close to the heart of Myrtle Beach on ocean Blvd.

Helicopter rides

Take a ride with Huffman Helicopters Rates start at only $20. Walk-ins are welcome, but to reserve a specific time advance notice is needed. 3000 S. Kings Highway Myrtle Beach (843)946-0022.


One of the newest attractions to Myrtle Beach, this ferris wheel is the only one of its kind in the United States. The luxury cabins take the riders 200ft. above sea level and are comfortably equipped with air temperature controls and a panic button should anyone need exit the ride. Experience a gorgeous panoramic view of the Atlantic coastline, boardwalk, and Ocean Blvd. As the sun sets you will see the 1 million LED lightshow. 1110 N. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach (843)839-9200



Skydive Coastal Carolina is located just 45 minutes from North Myrtle Beach. Must be 18. Call to schedule an appt. 4019 Long Beach Rd. Oak Island, North Carolina (919)457-1039


This is definitely an experience of a lifetime and something to brag about to your friends back home. The classes are $35 per session or take 2 swings for $10. The X Sports Complex located at 568 George Bishop Parkway Myrtle Beach. (Across from the former Freestyle Music Park). For additional pricing and scheduling info call (843) 685-3003.

Bungee Jump

Visit Air Boingo located just blocks from the beach. Experience a fall of nearly 80ft. 311 8th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach (843)626-2863.


Let Downwind Sails Watersports give you a bird's eye view of the Atlantic coastline. You will be pulled up by a parachute and get as high as 500 ft. into the air. A reservation is required with a 24hr. cancellation policy. (843)448-7245.

Banana boat

Downwind Sails Watersports. No reservation needed. Rides available every 15 minutes. 2915 S. Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach (843)448-7245.

Beach Rider

This powerboat is a crazy -fun ride at Broadway at the Beach. You’ll be screaming as the boat does a 360 degrees turn, while still moving forward. 1325 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach (843)333-3366.

Sea Screamer

Take a speed boat out to watch dolphins on what this company boasts as “The fastest tour boat on the Grand Strand.” Reservations recommended. Seasonal hours. Located at 2100 Sea Mt. Hwy (Behind Harbourgate Resort) North Myrtle Beach (843)280-8400.

Surf lessons

Surf City Surf Shop offers one and a half hours lesson which includes equipment for $60. Prices vary depending on number of people. 6303 N. Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach. Call for appt. (843)626-5412.

Go Carts

Spin your tires at the Nascar Speedway. 1820 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach SC (843)918-8725.


Scenario Paintball and Airsoft is the largest scenario fields in the Carolinas. Located only 30 minutes from Myrtle Beach. Call ahead for appt. 305 Lays Lake Dr. Tabor City, North Carolina (843)222-9081.

Two boys playing paintball.
Two boys playing paintball.


Take a near vertical plunge at 45mph at Wild Water & Wheels. 910 Hwy 17 South, Surfside Beach. (843)238-3787.

Skyscraper Ride

So intense they may have to peel you out of the seat! At a height of 170ft. and speed of 60mph the riders are rotated and experience G4 forces as if they were actually in a jet. You’ll feel like you came straight out of Top Gun. 3rd Ave. S. and Ocean Blvd. (Next to Family Kingdom Amusement Park) (843)444-8244.

Zip Line

Riders get harnessed in and glide 1000 ft. on a taut line between two towers. Feel the exhilaration while looking down 50ft. at Lake Broadway. 1313 Celebrity Circle. Broadway at the Beach. (843) 448-SOAR (7627).

Sling Shot

Up to two riders are strapped in lying on their back. Suddenly they are propelled 300 ft. in the air at 100mph. The capsule also has the ability to rotate in the air if you and your partner rock hard enough. Located 12th Ave. N. and Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach (843)444-8255.

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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      you're welcome, SC

    • scsunshine profile image

      scsunshine 6 years ago from sc

      Thanks for comments Anath and Pdxkaraokeguy.

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      I remember going to myrtle beach when i was a teenager. it was loads of fun, and the women were primo!

    • Anath profile image

      Anath 6 years ago

      Looks like a fun place to visit full of fun things to do.


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