About Myrtle Beach
The City of Myrtle Beach is a residential and vacation community at the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand coast. Our 30,000 permanent residents and millions of visitors enjoy wide beaches, warm weather and an incredible range of entertainment and activities. Myrtle Beach was incorporated in 1938 and became a city in 1957, when the permanent population first topped 5,000. The name "Myrtle Beach" comes from the wax myrtle, an abundant local shrub, and was chosen in a name-the-town contest in 1900.