is the center of activity for the Grand Strand, which includes more than 60-miles of dazzling coastline that stretches from Little River south to Georgetown, South Carolina. This region is an ideal playground for yachting enthusiasts. Traveling along the Grand Strand takes you past historic lighthouses, small seaside villages and antebellum mansions set among sand dunes and swaying seagrass. In addition to the Atlantic Ocean, Myrtle Beach offers wonderful inland waters suitable for yachting, including the Intracoastal Waterway. Many rivers and tributaries feed into the Waterway, and passage to the ocean is gained through Little River or Winyah Bay. Yachters can take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities off the coast of Myrtle Beach, as well as other water sports like swimming, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and scuba diving. Onshore, Myrtle Beach is known as a top golfing vacation spot, and has plenty of shopping, dining options, museums, historic tours and amusement parks. Charter boats operate out of Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Conway, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown. A little further south from Myrtle Beach, the waters are uncrowded except for an occasional shrimp boat or freighter. Mild temperatures and gentle ocean breezes makes Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand an ideal yachting destination any time of the year.