Extreme Myrtle Beach

Experience Outdoor Adventure and Year-Round Travel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - August 15, 2011 - Calling all outdoor lovers and adventure travelers: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is not just America's favorite beach destination. With 60 miles of coastline, backwater creeks, marshes and sandy beaches, visiting Myrtle Beach in the fall offers outdoor adventure for the whole family. Average temperatures in the low 70's extend the summer vacation season into fall and make Myrtle Beach the ideal destination for outdoor sports and wildlife enthusiasts.

Here are some of the great outdoor activities that the Myrtle Beach area has to offer:

 Sail, Surf, Dive - Enjoy the mild fall weather in the South! Sailboat and Jet Ski rentals are offered up and down the Grand Strand. For those looking to descend below the water, there are several historical shipwrecks that can be explored while scuba diving. Other above-water activities along the beach include parasailing, surfing, boogie-boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing.

Kayak, Canoe, Tube - Rent a boat to explore the Waccamaw River in Conway. Visitors to the Riverwalk can partake in a number of activities from canoeing and kayaking to pontoon and fishing boat rentals. Or, check out Black River Outdoors for a unique guided kayak eco-tour of the tidelands of South Carolina.

 Fishing - Fishing within the Myrtle Beach area can be enjoyed from one of eight fishing piers located along the beach, as well as from backwater creeks between Georgetown and Little River - where the crabbing is also great! More serious anglers can board a boat for bottom fishing, or venture all the way to the Gulf Stream, just 60 miles offshore, for true deep-sea sports fishing experiences.

 Running Enthusiasts - Visit the Grand Strand in October for the Myrtle Beach Triathlon (October 8) and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon (October 23). Athletes will enjoy Myrtle Beach as one of the most exciting triathlon venues in the sport. Closed bike and run courses highlight the incredible effort the city and county have put forth for this event. The Mini Marathon is expected to bring in 6,000 runners and walkers.

 Carolina Wildlife - Experience the "Green Strand" with a visit to the Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture Garden and Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, containing acre upon acre of native plants and animals. Amplify your visit to Brookgreen with Springfield tidal creek excursions and Trekker back-roads excursions.

 Natural Beach - Adventurous beach lovers will not want to miss Huntington Beach State Park, boasting a lagoon, maritime forest, salt marshes and three miles of the most well-preserved beach in the area. The lush park environment provides prime habitats for wildlife including alligators and more than 300 recorded species of birds. This is also a great spot for camping in the Myrtle Beach area.

The Myrtle Beach area, popularly known as the Grand Strand, stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island, comprising 12 distinct cities along the South Carolina coast. Home to world-class golf, 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions and Southern hospitality, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience.

For additional information on the Myrtle Beach area, visit www.visitmyrtlebeach.com or call (888) Myrtle-1.

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