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Myrtle Beach: A Dream Destination for Lovers of Sports (Especially Football)

Myrtle Beach is a top destination for its 60 miles of white sand beaches, destinations such as the Hollywood Wax Museum, and hot dining spots such as Oceanfront Tiki Bar.


But for sports lovers, the area is a dream come true.


Myrtle Beach is known as the Golf Capital of the World, with more than 90 championship courses. The area hosts great sporting events such as the Myrtle Beach Invitational, which is a top preseason college basketball tournament. And the area also features something for lovers of many other sports. During baseball season, visitors can check out a Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. And the semi-pro Myrtle Beach Mutiny team is ready to keep fans cheering during soccer season.


The area is also a top destination for football fanatics. The Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers play in the NCAA Sunbelt Conference and have appeared in three bowl games. Several of their players have gone on to the NFL.

A Football Watcher’s Paradise


The Chanticleers play their games at James C. Benton field at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. Brooks Stadium is a 21,000-seat multi-purpose stadium that would be a great site for a family visit during a Myrtle Beach vacation.


For those who prefer to watch the game off-site, Myrtle Beach provides ample opportunity. You can’t talk about Myrtle Beach sports bars without mentioning the Avenue at Broadway at the Beach. It is known as the home to various bars and restaurants that are ideal for watching football. Just one example is Dave and Buster’s, which features a large wall of TVs, an arcade, a full food and drink menu, and comfortable seating.


But if they make it to the stadium, the football fanatics in the family will have an especially exciting time, seeing players such as the Chanticleers’ Grayson McCall, who was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Player of the Year in 2020. That year, he led the team to its first-ever undefeated season.

American football

The Caribbean: It’s at the Top of the Hotel Standings


Before and after the sports-watching activities, those staying at the Caribbean Resort & Villas will experience a site that has been voted the No. 1 Hotel for Families, Golf Packages, and Overall Hotel on the Grand Strand by the Sun News “Best of the Beach Awards.” The Myrtle Beach family experience at the Caribbean includes the Pirate’s Plunge outdoor water attraction and a load of amenities such as an oceanfront fire pit and an arcade game room. Adults can relax at Mist Spa, which features services such as individual massage, couples massage, facials, body treatments and scrubs.

Oceanfront Room with Two Double Beds

Score a Touchdown Beachside

Start planning your sports adventure in Myrtle Beach. In addition to being home to the best and most challenging golf courses, football and baseball fanatics can play a game of catch on one of the beautiful white sand beaches, watch a game at one of the many sports bars in the area, or head out to Coastal Carolina University and see a Chanticleers football game themselves in person. 

Caribbean Jamaican Oceanfront Room Balcony