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Shore Drive

Shore Drive

Resting comfortably just outside the North Myrtle Beach city limits, Shore Drive offers a quaint, secluded getaway for visitors of all ages.

Discover the area’s rich history and hidden treasures in an area that is all your own. From the endless dining choices at Restaurant Row to its natural beauty that stretches from the shoreline to the main streets, Shore Drive has all the makings of an unforgettable beach getaway.

Plan a trip to Shore Drive and prepare for a vacation that is filled with plenty of opportunities to experience the past, present and future of North Myrtle Beach. 

History

Shore Drive is known for its Native American beginnings. Many decades later, the Spanish and legendary pirates, including Blackbeard, arrived and made a new home for themselves along the Intracoastal Waterway. Not only was it convenient, but it also helped shelter them from the dangers on the sea.

From the late 1700s to the early 1900s, Shore Drive was uninhabited and it was unknown whether it was home to any particular settlers. It wasn’t until 1936 when the railroad connected inland to the ocean towns of North Myrtle Beach that the Barefoot Landing Swing Bridge was opened—which also opened the door for the growth of this area to begin.

Landmarks

• Kingston Plantation

• Myrtle Beach Mall

• Ocean Creek Plantation

• Restaurant Row 

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