Myrtle Beach Campgrounds

Your Ultimate Guide to Myrtle Beach Campgrounds

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Stretching along the Atlantic coastline, Myrtle Beach is a seaside city and popular vacation destination in South Carolina. Covering 60 miles of coastline, there are many incredible campgrounds to choose from in South and North Myrtle Beach.

It takes approximately 40 minutes to drive from one end of Myrtle Beach to the other and it’s worth checking out attractions up and down the coast. Below we’ve included some of our favorite attractions, along with the closest camping destinations to each one. But, before we get to that…

We’re counting down fan-favorite Myrtle Beach Campgrounds. This list includes Myrtle Beach RV parks and tent camping sites too. In case you don’t have a tent or RV, many campgrounds on this list offer cabins for rent too.

Myrtle Beach Campgrounds

North Myrtle Beach RV Resort

Location: North Myrtle Beach

Cost:  Starting at $35 per night

Website: northmyrtlebeachrvresortanddrydock.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsNorth Myrtle Beach RV Resort offers pull-through and back-in full hook-up, as well as water and electric sites for big rigs of all sizes. There are large concrete pads at each site, as well as 38 wet slips to dock your boat. There are plenty of amenities as well, including an on-site swimming pool and a massive 150-foot waterslide. You can rent equipment for jet skiing, boating, and fishing while you’re here.

This luxury waterfront RV resort and dry dock marina sits on the Atlantic coastline in one of the oldest towns on the Grand Strand, Little River South Carolina. Little River is famous for its fresh seafood, fishing charters, and the annual blue crab festival. This slow town lets you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. It’s about 13 miles north of Myrtle Beach’s busier areas, offering a more peaceful way to visit this gorgeous stretch of land.

Reservations: Book your stay online

Myrtle Beach RV Resort

Location: North Myrtle Beach Campsite

Cost: n/a

Website: facebook.com/pages/Myrtle-Beach-RV-Resort

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsThere’s not much information available online about this RV park and campground, but it maintains 4.9 stars from 28 Facebook reviews. Reviews highlight that it’s a nice place to stay at an affordable price. It’s largely frequented by seniors and middle age adults. There are two clubhouses, two lakes, and it is located near a marsh and the ocean.

Reservations: To make a reservation call (843) 249-1484

Myrtle Beach Travel Park

Location: North Myrtle Beach

Cost: Starting at $43 per night

Website: myrtlebeachtravelpark.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsMyrtle Beach Travel park offers RV parking, tent campsites, and cabins for rent. Each campsite comes with full-utilities, 50-amp service, cable, water, and sewer, as well as free wireless Internet. Nature’s splendors meet modern convenience.

Located on a half-mile of stunning coastline, there is water fun for everyone. And not just because of the beach. There’s an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, a splash pool, heated indoor pool, and a lazy river. Additionally, you could always go fishing in the freshwater lake. Other on-site activities include horseshoe pits, a playground, picnic pavilion, beach volleyball court, and a basketball court.

Guests have access to a laundry room and multiple bathhouses with AC and heat. There are on-site arcade and snack bar, church services, and the Breakfast by the Sea Restaurant.

Reservations: You can make reservations by calling 843-449-3714, or by email recreation@mbtravelpark.com

Apache Family Campground & Pier

Location: Horry County, just south of North Myrtle Beach near Briarcliffe Acres

Cost: Starting at $39 per night

Website: apachefamilycampground.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsRent a tent camping spot on Myrtle Beach, or an RV spot with full hookups. Don’t have a tent or RV? Rent a one, two, or three-bedroom unit located at the Apache Family Campground. Operating as a family-friendly campground on the Grand Strand for over forty years, it’s no surprise why people return here year-after-year.

The Apache Family Campground is home to a large white-sand beach and the popular Apache Pier—aka the longest wooden fishing pier on the East Coast. The pier offers live entertainment on the covered center stage. It also serves as a familiar landmark for people fishing out on the water. It is open 365 days a year.

The pier is also home to Croakers, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is conveniently located near the north-end of Myrtle Beach with plenty of nightlife, shopping, and golf courses in the area. Nearby attractions include the Carolina Opry, Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Pirates Voyage.

Reservations: Call (843) 449-7323 to make reservations

Myrtle Beach KOA

Location: Myrtle Beach

Cost: n/a

Website: koa.com/campgrounds/myrtle-beach/

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsTake your pick from RV sites and tent camping sites at Myrtle Beach KOA. Additionally, there are cabins for rent on the property. The large grassy fields make the perfect place to park your tent, start a campfire and enjoy the magnificent views. You have the option to rent a tent site with or without water and electric hookups. All sites come with a fire ring; firewood is available for purchase on-site.

Race around the campground in peddle karts—they have them for rent. Other popular activities include corn hole tournaments, inflatable rides, ice cream socials, pool events, game night, gaga ball, and karaoke nights. Plus, there is a free pancake breakfast every morning between 8 am and 10 am during peak season. Other amenities include a playground, hay wagon ride, climbing wall, splash pad, and free beach shuttle.

Reservations: Check availability online here, or call 1-800-562-7790 to reserve your camping spot.

Briarcliffe RV Resort Inc.

Location: North Myrtle Beach

Cost: Starting at $50 per night for guests, $20 per night for members

Website: briarcliffervresort.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsRV camping only! Each RV site includes a concrete pad, picnic table, and a lighted post. Available sites can accommodate large rigs up to 45’. Briarcliffe RV Resort is situated at the north end of Myrtle Beach, near Barefoot Landing and just thirty minutes from Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Also, guests can play horse shoe pits, shuffle board, or a game of basketball. There’s a clubhouse for playing games and hanging out, as well as a playground for kids. There are plenty of events and activities for the whole family.

The streets are paved and the entrance is gated. For added comfort and convenience, there are two bathhouses, both offer hot water, and two laundry rooms.

Reservations: To make your reservation call (843) 272-2730. Memberships available, learn more

Pirateland Family Camping Resort

Location: Myrtle Beach

Cost: Around $100

Website: pirateland.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsFor over fifty years, Pirateland Family Camping Resort has been providing a memorable camping experience for all ages. Located right alongside the ocean, just outside the Myrtle Beach city limit, there are full hook up RV campsites, shaded sites for tents, and cabin rentals too. All sites come with direct access to ½ mile of beachfront.

Site amenities include several bathhouses with toilets and showers, a laundromat, camp ministry, outdoor chapel, camp store, guest services area, and front gate/park patrol and security. Did we mention there’s an on-site waterpark complete with a lazy river, Olympic size swimming pool, and a new 5,000 square foot Pirate Ship Splash Pool? It’s true and it’s called Pirate’s Oasis.

Attractions in the area worth checking out include Brookgreen Gardens, WonderWorks, and Ripley’s Aquarium. There are a lot of live theatre opportunities in the area as well, including The Palace Theatre, Pirates Voyage, and Legends in Concert. Golf courses in the area include Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, and True Blue Golf Club.

Reservations: Reserve your campsite online here, or call (843) 238-5155

Lakewood Camping Resort

Location: Horry County, Myrtle Beach

Cost: Starting at $26 a night

Website: lakewoodcampground.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsFamily fun starts at Lakewood Camping Resort, where you can rent basic tent sites as well as RV sites with full hookups. There are around 1,300 sites for rent here, including oceanfront parcels, lakefront slices of heaven, open sunny spots, as well as shady spaces—really, it all boils down to your preference. All sites come with full hookup (20, 30, and 50 amp service), a picnic table, and water, as well as free cable (62 channels Spectrum TV), and free WiFi. There’s also sewer and daily-onsite trash removal services.

Site fees include access to Family Fun and Service Amenities at no extra charge. Lakewood is one big playground with nearly three-hundred acres of land to explore. From a sandy beach to a full-sized water park, you’ll be smiling all day long. Take a dip in one of two pools, or play a round of miniature golf. There are dozens of sports venues, like ocean-side basketball and volleyball courts. There’s a beachfront playground, on-site ice cream parlor and so much more to do here. Rent boats, kayaks, and canoes to play on Crater Lake where you might get to see turtles, ducks, and other neat wildlife.

There’s an on-site coffee house, propane refill station, several full-service bathhouses, modern laundry facilities, a full store, and more. This campsite is pet friendly but they enforce some breed restrictions outlined on their website.

Reservations: Reserve your spot online, or call (877) 525-3966

Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Location: Myrtle Beach, off S Kings Hwy

Cost: Starting at $35 per night during off-season

Website: oceanlakes.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsThere are 859 transient campsites at Ocean lakes Family Campground, including large, pull-through sites situated off paved roads. Each site comes with 20-30-50 amp electric, water, and sewer, as well as a picnic table and daily trash removal. Campers also receive free 63-channel cable TV hookups, along with Wi-Fi, phone jack, and free local calls. Need a large concrete pad? They’re available by request.

Additionally, there are over 300 rental sites that can fit anywhere between 4 and 20 people. Bring your own golf cart, or rent one from the campground.

Amenities include one mile of soft sand beach with over 19 beach access points spread throughout the property. There are several large playgrounds for kids, and recreational centers for older kids and adults to play games or socialize. The camp also maintains outdoor recreation games like volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard. There’s also a workout station. The Sandy Harbor Family Fun Center is part of the 2 acre campgrounds and includes a game center, miniature golf course, and a café. There’s also a water park that includes a tube slide, lazy river, kiddie pool, and mat racer.

The “camptown center” houses the laundromat, as well as a place to eat—Sandy’s Meet n’ Eat. Stop by the Ocean lakes Nature Center Discovery Lab where there are over 10,000 types of shells and fossils on display. Bike rentals, a church center, + so much more awaits.

Reservations: Book your reservation online here, or call 1-800-845-2229

Campgrounds Near Myrtle Beach

Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort

Location: Sunset Beach, NC, about a 24-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach

Cost: Starting at $15 per night

Website: brunswickbeachescamping.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsLocated further inland, but within driving distance of North Myrtle Beach, Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort offers full hook-up sites (50 and 30 AMP) with water. You can stay in a tent on a site for just $15 per night for two people, an additional tent is a $5 charge. They also have one and two-bedroom air-controlled cabins for rent.

Site amenities include a full store, as well as restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. If you enjoy free things, you’ll like sipping on free coffee all day, while using free Wi-Fi and DSL. There’s a swimming pool, playground, fully stocked fish pond, and lots of sports to play—including a volleyball court, basketball court, and horseshoe pits.

Nearby attractions include Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach, located just five miles away. Holden Beach is 20 miles away. North Myrtle Beach is 15 miles away, and South Myrtle Beach is 25 miles away.

House of Blues, Silvercoast Winery, parasailing tours, pier fishing, Ripley’s Aquarium, NC Battleship, Ingram Planetarium, the Alabama Theater, and Fort Fisher Aquarium are some of the many attractions in the area. There’s also the Sharlotte River Swamp Park, which offers a zip line, aerial adventure park, and swamp boat tours.

Reservations: Make reservations online here, or call (910) 579-2267 

Wishing Well Campground

Location: Brunswick County, about 23-minute drive to North Myrtle Beach

Cost: Starting at $14 per night

Website: passport-america.com/Campgrounds

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsWishing Well Campground is located next door to Brunswick Beaches Camping Resort. It offers 15 RV sites that can accommodate RVs up to 40’. Pick between full hookups with 30-amp service, or 20-amp tent sites with water. Also, there are 16 pop-up tent sites. Each site comes with a picnic table and access to natural trails. Campsites do not come with a fire pit.

Wishing Well Campground maintains a seasonal bathhouse with hot showers and flushing toilets between April 1st and October 31st. This is a smaller campsite and offers a quieter, more intimate feel. It is located just five miles from the ocean.

Wishing Well Campground is closed from the last week of December through the entire month of January.

Reservations: Book your stay by calling (866) 433-7982, or (910) 579-7982

Cypress Camping Resort

Location: Socastee, South Carolina

Cost: Starting at $35 per night

Website: cypresscampingresort.com

Myrtle Beach CampgroundsCypress Camping Resort is located 8.5 miles away, about a 17-minute drive, from Myrtle Beach. This is one of the newer campgrounds in the area, which means newer facilities. Each paved campsite comes with outdoor lighting, a picnic table, free Wi-Fi access, and cable TV. For $3 per night, you can add 30/50 amp power. Raised fire pits are allowed but not provided.

Amenities include an outdoor pool, a pool for adults and a separate pool for children. There’s also a playground, waterway swimming area, and plenty of nature trails to explore. You can rent peddle boats, kayaks, games, and a variety of sporting goods directly from the camp store.

The campgrounds are under 24-hour surveillance to protect guest safety.

Feeling hungry? There’s a snack bar and camp store on-site. Take comfort in eco-friendly modern bathhouses. For added convenience, there are banks, grocery stores, and golf courses in the area.

Reservations: You can book your stay by calling (843) 293-0300, or by emailing reservations@cypresscampingresort.com

Popular Attractions in Myrtle Beach

From water parks to roller coasters, there’s a lot of fun to be had in Myrtle Beach. Here are some popular destinations along with the closest campgrounds to each one.

The Family Kingdom Amusement Park

The Family Kingdom Amusement Park is home to the SkyWheel—one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the country.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Island Campgrounds
  • Myrtle Beach KOA

Myrtle Beach State Park

Visit the beautiful Myrtle Beach State Park, a small state park that includes several miles of forest that stretches along the coastline.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Pirateland Family Camping Resort
  • Myrtle Beach KOA

Myrtle Waves

While many of the campsites featured on this list feature their own on-site small water parks, it’s worth the experience to visit Myrtle Waves. This water park attraction features over 30 rides, including a 10-story water slide that feeds into a lazy river.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Myrtle Beach KOA
  • Cypress Camping Resort

Wild Water & Wheels

If you like go-karting, you might want to check out the Wild Water & Wheels water park in Myrtle Beach. This place has lots of water slides and a go-kart racetrack too.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Pineland Family Camping Resort
  • Lakewood Camping Resort
  • Ocean Lakes Family Campground

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides

Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides is a beachside amusement center known for high-speed rides like Sling Shot and the Sky Scraper.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Myrtle Beach KOA
  • Island Campgrounds

Alligator Adventure

Alligator Adventure is an animal park dedicated to, you guessed it, alligators! Take advantage of the opportunity to get up close and personal with swamp alligators and see entertaining live shows.

Camping locations nearby:

  • Myrtle Beach Travel Park
  • Apache Family Campground & Pier

Cherry Grove Fishing Pier

This vintage fishing pier was rebuilt in the 1950s. Today, it offers a peek into the past, along with a tackle shop, restaurant and bar, and a two-story observation deck.

Camping locations nearby:

  • North Myrtle Beach RV Resort
  • Myrtle Beach RV Resort