Independence Day is always a fun time of year to vacation in Myrtle Beach. There are so many activities to choose from, you really won’t want to miss the 4th of July celebrations at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk!
We’ve started on the north end of the Boardwalk and are working our way south, giving you all the fun you can enjoy on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk this 4th of July. Here are the restaurants, rides and stores you’ll find on the Boardwalk this Independence Day.
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The Start of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk: 14th Avenue N
Just north of Holiday Inn at the Pavilion, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade starts at the 14 Avenue Pier. Here you will find the Pier 14 Restaurant & Lounge plus a gift shop and tackle store. Grab a delectable bite, enjoy local live music, pick up a few souvenirs or fish for a big catch! The Pier 14 Restaurant will be open on the 4th of July for lunch and dinner with live music by the house musician, closing at 9:30 p.m.
Just past Pier 14 is one of the newest restaurants on the Boardwalk, RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar. RipTydz has a spacious dining area, an oceanfront deck and a rooftop full of fun. Just off the Boardwalk, RipTydz hosts weekly live music, corn hole tournaments and more on their sandy front lawn. Check their Facebook page for the latest events schedule. On the Fourth of July, RipTydz will be open for you to enjoy lunch or dinner, closing at midnight.
Holiday Inn at the Pavilion is RipTydz’s neighbor to the south. Our oceanfront resort features amazing amenities like indoor & outdoor pools, a lazy river, a tropical beach bar, a coffee shop and more! Check out the oceanfront accommodations we offer with private balconies and in-room kitchens. Book your room now to enjoy a 4th of July vacation in Myrtle Beach this summer!
Fun & Adventure on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Just south of our oceanfront resort are the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Thrill Rides. You can’t miss these towering rides on Ocean Blvd. Thrillseekers can launch hundreds of feet in the air, spin around and around or soar to new heights. You might just be able to grab a piece of the sky. Myrtle Beach Thrills Rides will open on Sunday, July 4th at noon. For ticket prices call (843) 444-8255.
For more relaxed thrills, catch a ride on the recently renovated SkyWheel of Myrtle Beach, the next 4th of July attraction on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. This high-flying ride features 42 glass-enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Want to make your ride really special? Hop on the SkyWheel during the 4th of July fireworks show! The SkyWheel is open until 11:00 p.m. on the fourth.
Another great restaurant you won’t want to miss this 4th of July is Landshark Bar & Grill, located adjacent to the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Landshark is part of the Margaritaville family, so you are sure to find delicious margaritas in a relaxed atmosphere. Landshark will be open for lunch and dinner on the 4th of July, closing at 11:00 p.m.
Plyler Park on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Plyler Park is located along Mr. Joe White Ave. This open-air green space is the perfect spot to watch the Salute From The Shore. Around 1:00 p.m., turn your gaze to the sky and see South Carolina’s annual 4th of July tradition. Each year several military and vintage aircraft fly past our beaches as beachgoers wave, salute and proudly fly their American Flags. Be sure to take photos of your salutes & waves to post on social media with #salutefromtheshore.
Nearby, you’ll find Moe Moon’s, a relaxed beach bar grill and chill. Their menu has been described as beachside burgers and beers, but they also serve delicious tacos and seafood. Moe Moon’s is best known for their FishBowl cocktails, which are served in a 64 oz fishbowl! They will open for lunch and dinner on the Fourth of July, closing at 8:00 p.m.
The legendary Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is just a few steps down from Moe Moon’s. Since the 1930s, the Gay Dolphin has been part of the Myrtle Beach Community providing locals and visitors with unique seaside gifts. Today you will find items like shark teeth necklaces, seashell decor and stylish beachwear. Stop by to witness a piece of Myrtle Beach history. The Gay Dolphin Gift Cove will be open until midnight on July 4th.
As you continue your stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, there are two restaurants you won’t want to miss. Hurricane’s Daiquiri Bar & Grill boasts the best burgers and frozen daiquiris on the Boardwalk. Enjoy a Fruit Loop (red, white & blue) daiquiri with a Hurricane burger while soaking in the cool beach vibes. Hurricane’s will be open for lunch and dinner on the 4th, closing at 10:00 p.m.
Dirty Don’s Boardwalk Oyster Bar & Grill is next, serving up fresh seafood, battered and fried to perfection. The menu also offers raw oysters, seafood nachos and bacon-wrapped scallops, just to name a few. Dirty Don’s has weekly drink specials, live music and happy hour deals. Swing by for lunch or dinner on July 4th. Dirty Don’s will be open until 10:00 p.m.
History on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
In the 1930s, two new eateries opened on 9th Avenue N: Ocean Front Tavern and Peaches Corner. Johnny Burroughs purchased both establishments in the 1940s, and the rest is history.
After almost a century, Peaches Corner still stands proudly on the corner of 9th Ave N and Ocean Blvd serving the best hot dogs and chili in town. Ocean Front Bar & Grill, formerly known as Ocean Front Tavern, proudly sits on the corner of 9th Ave N and the Boardwalk serving up fresh seafood and ice-cold brews with an ocean view. On the 4th of July, grab a bite at Peaches until midnight. Ocean Front doesn’t stop serving until the doors close.
Sandwiched between these two historical restaurants lies the infamous entertainment venue The Bowery, which opened in 1944. Best known for its house band of the 70s, Alabama, The Bowery still serves a side of live music with every drink. You never know what up-and-coming country star you’ll see on stage! Stop by until 2:00 a.m. on the Fourth of July.
Pavilion Place on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Between 8th and 9th Avenue N on the Boardwalk sits a green space known as the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. It is used for many festivals and events throughout the year including Myrtle Beach’s Food Truck Festival and the Carolina Country Music Fest. As you stroll this stretch on the 4th of July, don’t miss the American flags flying high.
Turn your head south and you’ll see 8th Ave Tiki Bar & Grill, visible from Pavilion Place. Enjoy a cold drink, delicious burger and panoramic ocean view, all in one. This local favorite has live music and karaoke weekly. Celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July at 8th Ave. Tiki Bar until 2:00 a.m.
Just a few doors down, you’ll find ART Burger · Sushi · Bar. ART serves craft cocktails, hand-rolled sushi, mouthwatering burgers and ice-cold beer at their oceanfront location seven days a week. Swing by for lunch or dinner on the Fourth of July until 8:00 p.m.
Fireworks on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
Head farther south to check out Sharkey’s Oceanfront Restaurant. You’ll feel like a local in no time with their oceanfront deck, fresh seafood and lively spirits. Sharkey’s is open for lunch and dinner on the 4th of July, closing at 9:00 p.m.
As you approach the end of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, you’ll see the expansive 2nd Avenue Pier. The pier is home to the newest Wicked Tuna location. This local restaurant boasts a ‘Hook to Plate’ philosophy for all of their sushi and seafood dishes. Check them out for lunch or dinner on the Fourth of July until 9:00 p.m.
The 2nd Avenue Pier is the epicenter of the glittering patriotic fireworks display that will light up the sky at 10:00 p.m., visible from anywhere on the boardwalk.