Poll puts MB 2nd amid top beaches
Finding latest in spate of attention
By Dawn Bryant
The Sun News

The Grand Strand has landed on another list of America's Best Beaches, the latest in a wave of national attention for the destination in the past few months.

Myrtle Beach beat out hot spots such as Panama City, Fla., and Waikiki, Hawaii, to take the No. 2 spot in the list by Yahoo! Travel and National Geographic Traveler. Miami topped the rankings, based on an online survey of 2,208 computer users.

Myrtle Beach was the only beach not in Florida, Hawaii or the U.S. Virgin Islands to make the top 10 rankings. Others included in the list are the Florida beaches at Tampa Bay, Key West and Naples and the U.S. Virgin Island destinations of St. Thomas and St. John.

With more than 200 sunny days and a temperate year-round climate, the Myrtle Beach area is a paradise for beach goers, offering endless hours of swimming, surfing, sailing, and other sun and sand favorites. Myrtle Beach is home to great shopping, fantastic amusements, thousands of dining options and of course over 100 championship golf courses.

After a day on the beach or challenging the links, delight in an almost unlimited amount of dining choices. The Grand Strand conveniently boasts nearly 1,700 eateries serving up all sorts of delectable cuisine, including some of the world's finest seafood.

After dinner take advantage of the area's nightlife and entertainment offering everything from popular nightclubs to quiet walks along moonlit ocean piers. Make sure to take in a show at one of our 11 live-entertainment theaters hosting big-name performers, country music concerts, and Broadway revues.