5 Hidden Gems You Can’t Miss on Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation

North Myrtle Beach Hidden Gems

Every city or town has off-the-beaten-path activities and attractions that sometimes fly under the radar. In North Myrtle Beach, there are several hidden gems we believe are worthy of your time during your vacation at Peppertree By the Sea. Explore our list of hidden gem destinations below!

1. Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

Developed in 2007, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve is set along seven acres of walking paths nestled within an island marsh ecosystem. The preserve features nature trails that meander along and over the saltwater marsh via wooden boardwalks and native soil primitive walk paths. The area is a haven for wildlife, as you’re apt to spot a range of species including pelicans and Blue Herons. You’ll find a couple of picnic facilities onsite, so bring a lunch for a lovely nature-filled day out in North Myrtle Beach. Just be sure to clean up after yourself and follow the Leave No Trace principles, so this important preserve can continue to serve as a refuge for local plant and animal species.

2. La Belle Amie Vineyard

Locally owned and operated, La Belle Amie Vineyard is located in Little River, fewer than five miles away from Peppertree By the Sea. The first of La Belle Amie’s three vineyards was planted in 1995, and since then, this hidden gem has provided plenty of wine and entertainment for locals and visitors alike. The vineyard offers daily specials and hosts many fun events throughout the year. Enjoy wine tastings and live music Tuesdays through Fridays (and most Saturdays), all in a beautiful setting just minutes from the ocean.

3. Wampee Stables

When you grow tired of shopping, golfing, and sunbathing, we recommend venturing slightly off-the-beaten-path to Wampee Stables, just north of North Myrtle Beach in the community of Little River, South Carolina. Just a five-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Drive, Wampee Stables offers horseback riding experiences for novices and more seasoned riders. Their all-inclusive horseback riding adventures include 1.5-hour tours, which take you along the scenic countryside found just miles from the beach. Complimentary photos of your group are included with the $75 cost of the experience. This is one unique North Myrtle Beach-area experience you won’t want to miss!

4. Callahan’s Nautical Gifts & Saint Nick Nacks

Just ten miles north of Peppertree By the Sea and slightly beyond the North Carolina state border, you’ll find the cozy beach town of Calabash. Known for its delicious local seafood, the town is also home to one of the largest gift shops in the coastal region. Callahan’s Nautical Gifts & Saint Nick Nacks features more than 35,000 square feet of t-shirts, jewelry, collectibles, and other souvenirs, as well as a sprawling space dedicated to dozens of decorated Christmas trees. You can spend hours browsing the wares at this special hidden gem.

5. Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf

Miniature golf courses are scattered all along the Grand Strand, and one of the finest, Hawaiian Rumble, is found just a few miles from Peppertree By the Sea. This 18-hole putt-putt course is so great that it plays host to the annual United States Pro Mini-Golf Master’s Tournament. Guests can enjoy a fun and challenging course uniquely designed with Hawaiian theming and a signature 40-ft. volcano. Are you ready to rumble? Spend an afternoon at this thrilling mini-golf course, where even the pros have fun!

While we love all of the traditional, iconic attractions found throughout North Myrtle Beach and the rest of the Grand Strand, we hope you’ll seek out at least a couple of these fabulous hidden gems that make our region so special. Speak to one of our vacation specialists today to start planning your next beach getaway!

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