What’s New in Myrtle Beach for 2021

Ready for a big, fun year?

We are too. If you look at the new-year scene on the Grand Strand, you’ll see lots of opportunities for that. From new openings and renewals of old favorites, here are a few we have our eyes on for 2021.


SurfWorks-American Surf Park


The ocean isn’t the only place to go for waves. South Carolina’s first man-made surf park is coming to town. It’ll include as many as 1,000 hourly waves, from 2-6 feet high. Construction will begin in 2021 for an anticipated debut in 2022.




Coming in April, this place will have it all: Rollercoasters and mini-golf, a water park, and delicious food choices between bouts of fun. Test your skills in the arcade or on the Go-Kart track. There’s fun for every age at The Funplex.

Go Karts

Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center


There’s a new nature center to explore, and it’s awesome. You might not know that a lightning strike three years ago destroyed the previous center. The new rendition features a birding area, classroom, and exhibit area with animals. You’ll love it as much as the kids do!

Girl on Beach with Hat

Ship Playground at Gardens by the Sea


Ahoy, mateys! Gardens By The Sea has a new adventure for the kids. Come let them play on this oceanfront ship, with slides and climbing ropes. Much more discovery awaits on board, too. There’s a covered area with benches for the parents to mellow out.



Le Grand Cirque 2.0


Come to Broadway at the Beach for an incredible experience of group acrobatics, with an international cast of artists performs death-defying acts with unmatched precision. It all happens in an air-conditioned tent June 1-Oct. 3, in the southeast corner of the shopping complex.

Acrobats at Circus

The Lineup at Alabama Theatre


A visit to Alabama Theatre is a tradition for many Myrtle Beach travelers. One reason: There’s always a new show to see. In 2021, watch the antics of comedian and juggler Slim Chance. Among the tribute bands in the lineup: those for The Little River Band and The Bee Gees.

Alabama Theatre

World Champion Chili Cookoff


Chiliheads, unite: The 54th annual event is coming to Myrtle Beach for the first time. Sample the best chili on earth Sept. 17-19 at Burrows and Chapin Pavilion Place. Enjoy a family fun zone, beer garden, and live music. Take a shot at the hot pepper eating contest if you dare!



Crooked Hammock Brewery


Now at Barefoot Landing. An awesome new place for fellowship, outdoor dining, and the coolest beer cans on the Grand Strand. You’ll likely fall in love on your first visit! Grab a backyard cookout-inspired burger and brews so cool you’ll order another.

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Grand Strand Brewing


Where better to get a taste of the beach than at a brewery that brews at the beach? Come for craft beer, live music, and a sip and stretch yoga session like no other. Grand Strand Brewing is injecting life back into Myrtle Beach’s downtown, one brew at a time.

Beer glasses

Stay at Ocean Reef Resort in 2021

Ocean Reef Resort is a wonderful destination for a family vacation. You’ll find a friendly staff and clean rooms at a great value, and many guests book rooms several times a year here! It’s a great place to relax and get away. Browse rooms available and pick the one for your next Ocean Reef Resort stay, today.