July is National Picnic Month: Best Picnic Spots in Myrtle Beach
July is National Picnic Month! Warm weather, blooming flowers, summer breezes… what could be better? A picnic! Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas offer lots of options for the perfect summer picnic. Here are a few of our favorite places for picnicking.
Huntington Beach State Park
This park has lots of options for your next picnic. Enjoy your picnic on the beach, viewing the wildlife in the protected salt marshes or even in the beautiful courtyard of the Atalaya Castle. Huntington Beach State Park is also a favorite picnic spot of avid bird watchers, known throughout the east coast for the more than 300 species of birds documented on the grounds.
Featuring great picnic options, including shelters and stunning gardens, Brookgreen Gardens is a great choice for your next picnic. After your packed lunch is done, kids and kids-at-heart can enjoy the Lowcountry Zoo and the Enchanted Storybook Forest playground.
Across from The Market Common, Grand Park may seem like only a sports park but also offers picnic shelters, ponds, playgrounds and walking paths – perfect for your next picnic day. And you can always finish up your day by exploring the various shops and galleries tucked into The Market Common.
Myrtle Beach State Park
One of the oldest state parks in the southern United States, Myrtle Beach State Park is a favorite of frequent picnickers. With plenty of picnic options including picnic tables with nearby individual grills, oceanfront picnic shelters, handicap beach access and larger areas to reserve for group picnics, you can have a totally unique picnic experience with each visit.
North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex
Part sports mecca, part nature experience, North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex has tons of options for your next picnic. Aside from designated picnic areas, the park features plenty of walking trails, a dog park, an amphitheater, a 10 acre meadow, playgrounds and a 25 acre lake.
Few things are as symbolic of summer as the humble picnic. Celebrate National Picnic Month all July long by taking your packed lunch along to explore these perfect picnic venues. Enjoy!