South Carolina’s sprawling, sandy Grand Strand spans 60 miles from the North Carolina border to Winyah Bay, an estuary near Georgetown. Sailors, deep-sea anglers, and casual boaters coast up and down the Strand to various locales, including quaint Little River, picturesque Murrells Inlet, and, of course, the Intracoastal Waterway in bustling Myrtle Beach. Here at Sand Dunes Resort, we welcome all types of boating enthusiasts. Some folks motor into town from a nearby city, while others tow their vessel from afar and dock it at a nearby marina. Regardless, plenty of reputable Myrtle Beach marinas near the resort offer swift service, affordable rates, and a handful of amenities.

Myrtle Beach Marinas: 7 Nearby Options

While you’ll likely want to dock your boat as close to the resort as possible, there are many advantages to choosing a slip in either Little River or Murrells Inlet. Availability tends to be more attainable, they’re typically within steps of award-winning seafood eateries, and there’s less foot traffic in these small towns. That being said, the convenience of a Waccamaw River or Intracoastal Waterway slip is often too great to pass up. Without further ado, here are the seven best Myrtle Beach marinas.

Barefoot Marina – North Myrtle Beach

Location: 2051 Bridge View Cort, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Why choose Barefoot? Boaters can quickly reserve slips online. Oh, and it’s located across the Waterway from Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach’s most beloved attraction.

Osprey Marina – Myrtle Beach

Location: 8400 Osprey Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

Why choose Osprey? It’s one of only the marinas on the Waccamaw River, home to some of the finest largemouth bass fishing on the East Coast.

Myrtle Beach Yacht Club – Little River

Location: 714 Highway 17 North, Little River, SC

Why choose the Yacht Club? Besides being associated with a prestigious yacht club, sailers love the poolside Tiki Hut, live webcam, and fish cleaning station.

Cricket Cove Marina – Little River

Location: 4495 Baker Street, Little River, SC

Why choose Cricket Cove? They have 73 wet slips; there’s bound to be one with your name on it. Cricket Cove always shares the space with some of the premier fishing charters in South Carolina (Captain Smiley and Fisher of Men).

Marlin Quay – Murrells Inlet

Location: 1508 South Waccamaw Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC

Why choose Marlin Quay? Marlin Quay is so much more than “just” one of the best Myrtle Beach marinas. It’s also a fishing, boating, and sunset cruise mecca. It’s not often you find an 11-boat fishing fleet! 

Lightkeepers Marina – Little River

Location: 4603 Lightkeepers Way, Little River, SC

Why choose Lightkeepers? This no-wake marina is a stone’s throw from U.S. 17, and it boasts the cheapest power rates along the Grand Strand.

Crazy Sister Marina – Murrells Inlet

Location: 4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

Why choose Crazy Sister? Unlike most Myrtle Beach marinas, Crazy Sister also offers a vast array of tours, including kayaking, dolphin watching, paddleboarding, parasailing, and so much more!

Photo of Sand Dunes' Water Park, Just Minutes from 7 Myrtle Beach Marinas.

Myrtle Beach Hotels with a Water Park

Start and finish each day filled with aquatic adventures at Sand Dunes Resort, home to a quintessential water park (including a lazy river), an arcade, a blacklight mini-golf course, and some of the most spellbinding unobstructed Atlantic Ocean views in the city. Of course, you’ll always be mere steps from the salty sea when you choose Sand Dunes. Other family-friendly pursuits include live entertainment, the Boardwalk and Promenade, and deep-sea fishing. To learn more about our latest money-saving specials, please visit us at Otherwise, a reservationist is always standing by at 866-845-1011.