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The Complete Family Vacation Guide to Myrtle Beach’s North End

Follow along with our ultimate travel guide to Myrtle Beach’s best attractions and restaurants on the North End.


We’ll also highlight Ocean Creek Resort’s best family-friendly resort accommodations. Ocean Creek Resort is a favorite with families thanks to its affordability, prime location, and many kid-friendly resort amenities.


Plus, discover a few family vacation tips along the way that could help you keep some cash in your wallet.


Ocean Creek Family-Friendly Amenities

ocean creek myrtle beach family resort poolOceanfront Pool at the Beach Club and Kiddie Pool

The seasonal kiddie pool is just 1.5 feet deep, so the younger members of the family have a spot to cool off.

Ocean Creek Kids Club

Calling all Ocean Creek kids! During your family’s summer vacation, let the kids be kids at the Ocean Creek Kids Club. Summer activities include beach and pool games, crafts, and much more!

Wide Secluded Beachfront

Thanks to Ocean Creek’s prime location—there are no resorts directly south of Ocean Creek Resort—your family will feel like you have the beach all to yourself.

Oceanfront Playground

Let the kids dry off from the pool at our oceanfront playground that includes swings right next to the beach volleyball court.

Family Restaurants at Ocean Creek Resort

breakfast at four seasons restaurantFour Seasons Restaurant

Fuel up for a day of cannonballs and sandcastle building at the Four Seasons Restaurant. Kids and parents will appreciate the full breakfast that includes southern-style favorites like waffles, biscuits and gravy, homemade hash browns, and French toast. Children 3 and under eat free!

Beach Club Bar and Grill

Take a break from the fun in the sun, this seasonal dining spot is your family’s go-to for burgers and cold drinks by the pool. The grill also hosts several events throughout the summer.


Learn more about our family-friendly resort amenities and dining options.


Myrtle Beach North End Things to Do for Families

alligator adventure at barefoot landingBarefoot Landing

Address: 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach’s ultimate entertainment complex. Families will find dozens of shops, restaurants, and attractions at this area favorite. During the summer months, families can enjoy free weekly firework displays.

Alligator Adventure

Address: 4604 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

Meet scaly critters at the reptile capital of the world! Kids will absolutely love seeing all of the exotic animals including gators, crocs, birds, hyenas, and snakes. Be sure to arrive for a live show or a snake handling demonstration.

Extreme Laser Tag

Address: 964 Lake Arrowhead Road, Myrtle Beach

Take your family vacation to the extreme with laser tag at Myrtle Beach’s premier laser tag experience! Win prizes at the arcade in-between games of laser tag in the battle arena.


AMC Classic Myrtle Beach 12

Address: 10177 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

On those rare rainy days, take the family to see the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Located at the Myrtle Beach Mall, AMC Classic is the premier movie theater on Myrtle Beach’s North End.


Tip: Families staying at Ocean Creek Resort can receive discounts and extras to select attractions, restaurants, and shopping destinations when they use their exclusive VMB Card.

Family-Friendly Restaurants on Myrtle Beach’s North End near Ocean Creek Resort

burger at lulu's at barefoot landingBlueberry’s Grill

Address: 4856 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day at this family-friendly breakfast spot. Blueberry’s Grill also serves sandwiches and burgers for lunch, just in case the family’s not in the mood for all-day breakfast.


Address: 4954 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

Lulu’s has a full menu of burgers, seafood platters, tacos, sandwiches, and salads. Youngsters can choose from the kids’ menu that includes chicken tenders, quesadillas, and mac and cheese. This waterfront eatery also hosts live music, and features their own outdoor ropes course, beach volleyball court, and an indoor arcade!


Umberto’s at Barefoot Landing

Address: 4886 North Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy one of the best family dining experiences in North Myrtle Beach at Umberto’s. From pastas to steaks to seafood specialties, this Italian Trattoria is a must-visit for vacationing families.

Looking for more? Check out our Myrtle Beach area guide for more family-friendly attractions and restaurants.


Family Friendly Rooms & Suites on Myrtle Beach’s North End

oceanfront two bedroom condo ocean creek myrtle beach family resortOceanfront Two Bedroom Condo

With a maximum occupancy of 6 people, this affordable oceanfront condo is an easy decision for families looking for a little more space. The master bedroom includes one queen bed and the second bedroom includes two twin beds. Prep and cook your own meals in the full kitchen.

Lodge Villa Two Bedroom Two Bath

Enjoy the space and comforts of home in this unique vacation villa. Parents will love this unique option thanks to home-like setting that includes two separate bedrooms, a living area, and a full kitchen. Plus, Ocean Creek’s Lodge Villas are just steps from the Four Seasons Restaurant and a short walk to the beach.

Tip: Vacationing with a baby? Pack ‘n plays are available at check-in for your room at no extra charge. All pack ‘n plays are first-come-first-serve.


Explore all of our Myrtle Beach accommodations.

Packing & Travel Tips for Families Visiting Myrtle Beach’s North End

Check the weather forecast

It’s best to be prepared for whatever mother nature has planned during your family’s stay. It’s possible you may need to pack more than flip flops and shorts. Check the Myrtle Beach weather forecast here.

Pack essential clothing

Planning outdoor activities or beach-specific outings for the family? Make sure you have the essential items packed that fit those plans. If you want to take clothes in stock, it would be a good idea to rent a car then you will definitely have more space for your additional things. 

Don’t pack last minute

Don’t skip on taking inventory of the essential vacation items like personal hygiene items and toiletries. It’s best to pack ahead of time so you don’t forget something important at home!


Pack emergency items

It’s best to be prepared with your own travel emergency kit that includes band-aids, antibiotic ointments, and medications.


4 Ways to Save at Ocean Creek Resort

myrtle beach north end family vacation at ocean creekSave by cooking your own meals

Whip up a homemade feast and save a little dough by cooking your own meals during your family vacation. Lucky for you, all of Ocean Creek Resort’s accommodations include an efficiency kitchen or full kitchen!

Book a Myrtle Beach North End Resort deal with your stay

There’s no need to overpay for your family vacation. Ocean Creek Resort makes sure your family doesn’t have to worry about overspending with these Myrtle Beach resort deals.

Take advantage of free amenities and activities at Ocean Creek Resort

Thanks to Ocean Creek’s unique setting, there are many activities and amenities for families to keep busy without spending any extra cash including pools, quick beach access, and much more.

Get discounts and extra perks at area attractions with the VMB Card

Only with the exclusive VMB Card can families receive discounts, special offers, and extra perks at some of Myrtle Beach’s best attractions, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Discover where your family can save with this exclusive Myrtle Beach deals card.


Get the lowest rates and save—Start planning your Myrtle Beach North End family vacation today!


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