• Laiken James

What is the Grand Strand?


Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand during your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort

When you tell people about your Myrtle Beach vacation, you'll often hear references to the Grand Strand such as, "Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand!" But what is the Grand Strand and how does it relate to Myrtle Beach? Many may recognize places like Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet, Little River, and Pawleys Island but what many may not realize is that all of these coastal destinations are all part of the area known as the Grand Strand.


What's the Grand Strand?

The Grand Strand is a 60 mile stretch of beautiful white sandy beaches that run from Little River on the North Carolina border down to Georgetown's Winyah Bay in the South with Myrtle Beach being the most well known of the Grand Strand's cities at its center.

Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand during your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort
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What's in a Name?

The term Grand Strand dates back to a November 19, 1949 The Myrtle Beach Sun column, "From the Grandstand" and another titled "From the Grand Strand" on December 3, 1949 in The Myrtle Beach News.


“Strand” itself derives from the German word “strand,” meaning, “beach.” And what a "grand beach" you have to enjoy when you come to visit! Just a reminder that we offer free shuttle service to and from the beach when you stay with us at Grand Palms Resort.


Come Enjoy All the Grand Strand Has to Offer

Millions choose to visit the Myrtle Beach area for many of reasons, mostly because there are experiences to be enjoyed by all ages. Myrtle Beach is packed full of options for every type of vacationer, whether you are looking to enjoy historical sites, shopping, music, fantastic food, and of course the main attraction - the beach. All these and more can be found along the Grand Stand.

Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand during your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort
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Within the Grand Strand 60 miles of spacious beach, there are many unique destinations. You have the options of the family-friendly beaches of Surfside Beach and Garden City, the fresh cuisine of Murrells Inlet, the laid-back, Southern pace of Litchfield and Pawleys Island, the historical richness of Georgetown or you can enjoy the high-excitement amusements and entertainment that Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach have to offer.


Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand during your Myrtle Beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort

The Best Way to Take a Tour of the Southern Shore

The open road is calling and your dream beach vacation awaits! There’s plenty of places and things to do while visiting the Grand Strand. With so many places to consider, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We’ve gone ahead and listed the top places to visit during your vacation down south in our article 9 Essential Stops Along the Grand Strand.


Ready to Explore the Grand Strand in Person? Reserve Your Stay at Grand Palms Resort

To reserve your stay with us, or if you have any questions concerning your upcoming vacation, please call our Reservations Department at 888-913-4477 who are eager to help you. See you soon!


Enjoy your time on the Grand Strand during your myrtle beach vacation at Grand Palms Resort, formerly Plantation Resort



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