Barefoot Landing Guide: Meet North Myrtle Beach’s Top Attraction

Located in North Myrtle Beach, Barefoot Landing serves as a top attraction for dining, entertainment and shopping. For more appeal, Barefoot Landing is located along the Intracoastal Waterway and has a 27-acre lake, which combines scenic beauty with modern amenities. If visiting North Myrtle Beach soon, check out this Barefoot Landing guide and find things to do.

Barefoot Landing Guide: Info, Activities and Food

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Getting to Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is located about 1 mile west of the Atlantic Ocean. Find it on Highway 17 South in North Myrtle Beach along the Intracoastal Waterway. Ample parking is available in three different areas. For convenience, entrances are located on the south side near Harborwalk Village. Barefoot Landing welcomes all ages and is pet-friendly year-round.

Barefoot Landing Shops

The attraction has more than 50 shops and services in one convenient location. Both locally owned boutiques and national brands have a presence here, ensuring visitors have easy access to everything they need. A few favorites include Carolina Hat Company, A Silver Shack, Pure Lure, Sports Zone and The Mole Hole.

Shops are separated by villages, which include Harborwalk Village, Lakeside Village and Low Country Village. Visitors find apparel, fashion, beachy threads, locally made food, fine art, souvenirs and even a magic shop for kids. Families love browsing stores in Barefoot Landing as well.

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Where to Eat

Playing and shopping works up an appetite. What better way to satisfy cravings than dining at a restaurant in Barefoot Landing. From burgers to seafood and ice cream, visitors have dozens of dining and nightlife options.

Additionally, many overlook the water and create a relaxing atmosphere. Recognizable names include Joe’s Crab Shack, House of Blues and Lucky Buffet’s Lulu’s. Other popular spots range from Blueberry’s Grill and Cafe de Paris to Flying Fish Public Market and Grill.

Those looking for something warm or sweet find nearly a dozen cafes and treat shops. Grab light snacks, indulge in rich chocolates and ice creams, and buy goodies to take home.

Barefoot Landing Guide to Attractions

While Barefoot Landing operates as its own destination, other attractions make this a must-see for all ages. Here’s a breakdown of other fun things to do at Barefoot Landing:

Alabama Theatre: Hosts Broadway- and Vegas-style shows and concerts. Visitors enjoy live entertainment and music, including a Christmas extravaganza during the holiday season.

Alligator Adventure: Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing. Features hundreds of alligators, and offers family-friendly live shows and activities. It’s one of the largest reptile facilities in the world.

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Barefoot Amusement: Located in the northwest corner of Barefoot Landing. Find family fun and kiddie rides perfect for younger travelers. Don’t forget to ride the carousel, a Barnum and Bailey gem with 41 horses. The park opens from March to mid-November, weather permitting.

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station: Visitors see tigers cubs and large cats. For a fee, schedule a brief encounter or private tour of the facility. Open select hours, weather permitting.

Lulu’s Beach Arcade and Ropes Course: Lulu’s has games for all ages and skill levels. Then climb the 48-foot tall ropes course with 26 different obstacles.

Events, Fireworks and Shopping

If this isn’t enough to keep everyone busy, check out the fireworks show every Monday night during summer months. Other events include live bands, salsa nights, pup (not pub) crawls, Vegas impersonators, and seasonal farmers market.

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