RV Parks on the Beach in South Carolina

by Amber D. Walker

There are many things to see and do in South Carolina, such as golfing, hiking, art, museums, historic sites, shopping and the Beaufort International Film Festival. But perhaps the biggest draws in sunny South Carolina are its beaches. Visitors who want to stay close to the beach can find many oceanfront accommodations, even recreational vehicle campers. There are several RV parks and resorts in South Carolina located almost right on the Atlantic Ocean.

Pirateland Family Camping Resort

Pirateland Family Camping Resort is a full-service RV park offering a large array of amenities. The park has new pull-through sites with cement pads, free cable TV, trailer storage and a propane station. There are several kinds of spaces to choose from, including inland area, premium, seascape, oceanfront and beach area. If you’re tired of staying in your vehicle, Pirateland also has two- and three-bedroom vacation rentals. The resort includes an arcade, miniature golf course, laundry and bath facilities, basketball courts, and a heated indoor pool. There are also a kiddie pool, camp store, paddle boat rentals and a 510-foot river on-site. The park has a large number of family activities, including games, bocce ball, Bingo, vacation Bible school and church services. Pirateland has lifeguards are on duty at the beach. Internet access is available in front of the camp office and in beach area campsites. Pirateland Family Camping Resort 5401 S. Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 800-443-2267 pirateland.com

Myrtle Beach Travel Park

Myrtle Beach Travel Park is set on its own half-mile of white sandy beach. Sites come with full utility hook-ups and picnic tables, with level pull-through sites available. The park has year-round RV storage and annual leasing sites available for those who want to stay for the long-term. Myrtle Beach Travel Park has a basketball court, beach volleyball, a heated indoor pool, restaurant and snack bar, a 17-acre freshwater fishing lake, chapel and large outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck. A chaplain is available for spiritual counseling and weddings, with church services held Sundays at 9 a.m. Several local churches also offer day camps for children during the summer. Myrtle Beach Travel Park 10108 Kings Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 800-255-3568 myrtlebeachtravelpark.com

Apache Family Campground and Pier

Apache Family Campground and Pier is a year-round RV park with oceanfront campsites, an indoor arcade, church services all year and live entertainment nightly during the summer months. The campground has activities for everyone, including basketball, fishing, horseshoe pits and swimming. Apache has its own bait and tackle shop, snack bar and restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. RV sites come in either standard or premium back-in or deluxe pull-through. All sites come with full hook-ups. The park also has annual sites and a number of mobile home properties for sale. Apache Family Campground and Pier 9700 Kings Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 800-553-1749 apachefamilycampground.com

About the Author

Amber D. Walker has been writing professionally since 1989. She has had essays published in "Fort Worth Weekly," "Starsong," "Paper Bag," "Living Buddhism" and more. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas and worked as an English teacher abroad for six years.