North Myrtle Beach is known for being one of the best getaways in South Carolina. Whether you’re escaping from the busy city with a significant other or with the family, this beachfront town is the perfect place to relax and have fun. There is so much to do along The Grand Strand, but sometimes, just a day in the park is exactly what you need! We have all the information on McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach, as well as a few other of our favorites.
If you’re planning a getaway to North Myrtle Beach, be sure to download a copy of our free Vacation Guide! We’ve packed it full of everything you need to know about the area. Inside, you’ll find all our recommendations for great places to eat and fun things to do – like checking out McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach!
Our Favorite Things about McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach
Spanning 10 acres in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, McLean Park is well known for its beauty and bountiful amenities! Here’s what you need to know before you head to the park.
McLean Park is known by both visitors and locals as the prettiest park in North Myrtle Beach!
Bring your camera and plan on spending a few hours unwinding in what is easily the most beautiful park in North Myrtle Beach. Inside the 10-acre park is a lake that takes up about two of those acres. With plenty of giant shade trees and lots of green grass, McLean Park is a great spot for family photos or to simply throw down a blanket and enjoy a quiet afternoon.
Kids agree that McLean Park is awesome.
McLean Park caters to both big kids and small ones with two different playgrounds. One playground is built specifically with kids ages 2-5 in mind; the other is kids ages 5-12. Let the kids run out some energy while you sit back and relax in the shade. Or, take them to see the lake and watch the geese! There’s a fantastic bike trail throughout the park as well, so if you have the room, toss the bikes in the car and enjoy a family bike ride around the park.
McLean Park has great amenities.
With a big parking lot, restroom facilities and giant shade structures, McLean Park is an ideal place to spend a few hours. Turn off the cell phones, step away from the mental work that is always with us and enjoy time with the little ones while they are still little.
McLean is just one of our favorites!
North Myrtle Beach is filled with some fantastic parks for the family! Be sure to check out a few of our favorites below. Which one will be your family’s favorite?
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is a sporting event destination, but it also offers many amenities that appeal to casual park goers. In addition to baseball fields, batting cages, and soccer fields, there is a three-acre dog park, a 25-acre lake, a 10-acre meadow, three miles of walking trails, three playgrounds and six picnic shelters.
Central Park is the largest of North Myrtle Beach parks. The 20-acre park features four baseball/soccer/softball fields, four lighted tennis courts,1/4-mile paved trail, three outdoor basketball courts, one indoor basketball court and a recreation center. There is also a roller hockey rink and outdoor pickleball courts.
Cherry Grove Park
Get out on the water on a boat at Cherry Grove Park. The two-lane boat ramp provides access to the marsh/inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a fishing pier, floating boat dock, picnic shelter and bird watching pavilion at Cherry Grove Park.
Hill Street Park
Hill Street Park is a cozy, neighborhood park on 2.5 acres. There is a lighted tennis court, playground and picnic area on site.
For an even smaller, residential park experience, visit Yow Park. This 1.5-acre neighborhood park features a playground, half-court basketball, and picnic area. Yow Park is only four blocks from the ocean and five blocks from Highway 17.
Ocean Park is the perfect beachfront hub for your family’s day at the beach. The park offers paved parking, restroom facilities, beach showers, concessions and a picnic shelter. The kids will love the 40-foot tall, beachfront, inflatable slide that is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Heritage Shores Nature Preserve
Heritage Shores Nature Preserve may be the best place in Myrtle Beach to truly get away from it all and connect with nature. The island-based Preserve has seven acres of walking paths with interpretive signage describing the plants, animals, fish, and birds in the area. Heritage Shores Nature Preserve can be accessed via Cherry Grove Park.
Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve
Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve is only two blocks from the beach and offers a scenic overview of the picturesque Cherry Grove Marsh. Fishing and crabbing are permitted in the Preserve and visitors can also enjoy a stroll along the marsh boardwalk to observe native flora and fauna.
No Matter What Park You Go To, Return Back to Your Home Base at Your Seaside Vacation Rental
There is nothing better after a long day in the sun than to return back to a home away from home! At Seaside Vacations, we know that truly relaxing on a getaway is something that’s almost impossible to do when your family is crammed into a tiny hotel room. Enjoy the space and amenities of one of our condos or homes. Many of them are steps away from the ocean and will be a part of your family’s memories forever.
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