A stroll around South Carolina’s Barefoot Landing on the Waterway is an ideal way to spend an evening in North Myrtle Beach. With more than 100 shops and restaurants, there’s a tantalizing variety of sundries, souvenirs, and sustenance. There’s also an alligator park, a 7-D cinema, a live tiger attraction, and a lovely view of the riverfront.
Barefoot Landing on the Waterway is a Myrtle Beach destination that appeals to a variety of ages. By day the place teems with shoppers and families, while by night the restaurants fill up while the Alabama Theatre and the House of Blues pulse with live music. At the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station, you can see adult tigers and cubs for free. In summer, there is a fireworks show on Monday nights.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Barefoot Landing is great for families—the kids will enjoy seeing the tigers and grabbing an ice cream.
- Check the website for special events, such as live music.
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
- Pets are welcome.
- Barefoot Landing is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Barefoot Landing is located just north of US Highway 17 and just south of the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. An area beach and resort shuttle service, which stops at Barefoot Landing, runs on the hour daily from May through Labor Day weekend, and on weekends until the end of October.
When to Get There
General opening hours for Barefoot Landing are 10am to 6pm, though these vary seasonally, plus restaurants and shops may hold different hours. Things stay open later during spring break and other peak vacation times. Some shops are open on Thanksgiving Day; everything is shut on Christmas.
The Christmas Mouse
It’s always the holiday season at the Christmas Mouse, one of the original anchor stores at Barefoot Landing—and a great place to pick up a souvenir from your vacation to the Grand Strand. The shop features personalized ornaments and holiday decor of every type, and includes a staircase that leads to a gold tree trimmed with Swarovski crystals.