When the nights get longer and you feel a chill in the air, beware! A spook or two might be waiting for you. If you’re looking for fun and a fright, North Myrtle Beach has plenty of spots that will get you in the Halloween spirit.
Spooky Family Fun
Ride your broomstick over to Barefoot Landing for their BooFest! extravaganza. Boys and ghouls of all ages can compete in a costume contest and a day filled with lots of treats, and a few tricks. Don't forget your favorite furry friend, because there will be a pet costume contest as well! Later that evening, bring a blanket or a beach chair and enjoy a free showing of "Hocus Pocus" on the Dockside Village Amphitheatre lawn.
Every fall, the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex transforms into Howl-O-Scream, a spooktacular site for the whole family. Visitors can go on hayrides, get some marshmallow roasting done, go trick-or-treating and so much more. While they have scare-free zones for the little ones, thrill-seekers are sure to find a fright or two awaiting.
For a truly spine-tingling adventure, set sail on the Barefoot Queen Riverboat's Lowcountry Lore cruise. Hear some of the most famous ghost stories and legends of the Grand Strand as told by paranormal enthusiast, Leigh S. King. Spooky hor d'oeuvres will be served.
Dreadful Day Trip Ideas
A short drive from North Myrtle Beach, travelers can visit the Nightmare Haunted House in Myrtle Beach. Open year-round, this attraction has been terrifying tourists and locals alike since the 1980s.
Face the undead at the Hollywood Wax Museum’s Outbreak – Dread the Undead. This frightening adventure takes you on a journey through a laboratory where a zombie outbreak has begun. The self-destruct sequence has been initiated and you must find your way through the ransacked testing labs, high-tech storage areas, and even the morgue to escape. Each area is full of surprises – including live scares – that will keep your heart pounding as you attempt to reach the emergency exit before it’s too late.
The Grand Strand is filled with rich history and with that might come a spirit or two.
Apparitions and objects moving on their own have been reported at Brentwood Restaurant in Little River. The eatery is considered one of the most haunted restaurants in the state and visitors can participate in special ghost dinners and tours.
One of our most famous ghosts is the mysterious “Gray Man'' who is said to be lingering on the beaches of the Grand Strand. Legend has it, in the early 1800’s a man was rushing home to his wife along the beaches but never made it. However, his shadow appeared to warn her about the upcoming hurricane and her home was the only one spared from the storm. Many say that you can still see Gray Man lingering on the beaches along the Grand Strand before a big hurricane.
Just a short drive south, visitors can visit the final resting place of Alice Flagg in Myrtle Beach. Alice’s story is one of South Carolina’s most famous ghost stories and tells the tale of a woman in love, a disapproving family, and a broken heart. Some say they can still see or hear Alice wandering looking for a ring from her beloved.
The Georgetown Lighthouse on North Island is another South Carolina spot where visitors hear footsteps and whispers when no one else is around. Many believe it is the spirit of Annie, the daughter of a past lightkeeper who drowned after bad weather.
Whether you’re looking for silly spooks or true frights, North Myrtle Beach has spine-tingling attractions for all.