10 places to get outside and take a scenic walk in Myrtle Beach

Fresh air and walking in nature changes the brain. Strolling in a natural setting decreases your inclination to focus on negative thoughts and your mind fills less with worry. According to Harvard Health, “Research in a growing scientific field called ecotherapy has shown a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.” Here are ten gorgeous spots to take a walk and experience nature in the Grand Strand area – it’s good for your mental health!

Myrtle Beach State Park has a beautiful walking path

Scenic walks in Myrtle Beach

  1. Take a long walk on the beach. The Grand Strand has 60 miles of sandy beaches!
  2. Stroll around Brookgreen Gardens, which has plenty of walking paths and the Lowcountry Zoo. And this would be following the doctor’s orders: Tidelands Health doctors give out walking prescriptions to Brookgreen!
  3. Explore Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park, and then keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you walk around the state park’s walking trails – snakes, spiders, and alligators all make appearances along the paths!
  4. Walk to the end of the pier at Myrtle Beach State Park, then stroll on the boardwalk along the beach for peaceful ocean views.
  5. Walk around Grand Park at The Market Common, which is about a 1.1 mile loop around the lake.
  6. McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach park has a beautiful lake, paths, and a large playground.
  7. The Cabana Fitness Trail by the Island Vista is only about 1/2 mile, but is located right on the ocean and has plenty of fitness stations for a fun workout.
  8. Walk 1.2 miles along Myrtle Beach boardwalk with the ocean on one side and stores, restaurants & attractions on the other side.
  9. The Conway Riverwalk is a beautiful and serene walk, about 1.5 miles on the river.
  10. The Georgetown Harborwalk is located right on the water, so you can stroll while looking a boats … or dip into one of the restaurants!

Alright friends, where are your favorite places to walk? Share in the comments & we’ll add to this list!

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