Cherry Grove Point: Your Ultimate Guide to North Myrtle Beach's Best-Kept Secret

Aerial photo of Cherry Grove Point

While planning a vacation to North Myrtle Beach, most people add places like Barefoot Landing, Main Street and Cherry Grove Pier to their "must-do" list. What you may not know is that there's a local's secret spot that shouldn't be missed: Cherry Grove Point.

As someone who lived in North Myrtle Beach for five years and continues to vacation here every year, I can tell you with a full heart, "The Point" is one of the area's best kept secrets.

In this guide, I'm going to tell you everything you need to know about The Point at Cherry Grove; where it's located, what to expect when visiting, where to find parking plus recommendations for things to do and places to stay nearby.

Where is the point at Cherry Grove?

Cherry Grove Point, sometimes known as The Point at Cherry Grove, is a small, secluded section of beach located at the Northernmost tip of the Cherry Grove Beach area of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Whether you're driving, biking or walking, getting there is really simple. To do so, all you need to do is turn onto Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach, and head North until it deadends. You'll know you're heading in the right direction if you pass the Cherry Grove Pier on your way there, which will be on your right-hand side.

What to Expect When Visiting

Space - Personally, I don't necessarily mind crowds at the beach, but there are times when it's nice just to have a little space from other people and have some freedom. Especially during low tide, you can expect the surface area of the beach to be pretty extensive and open.

Peace & Quiet - If you're looking for a quiet, relaxing beach experience, Cherry Grove Point is the place for you. It's a great place to go if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main beach areas, and just enjoy the sounds of the ocean or go for a peaceful walk.

Panoramic Views - Once you're there, the main thing you'll notice is the views on all 3 sides. Whether you're looking West and checking out Hog Inlet, looking North and taking in the views of Hog Island or East at the Atlantic Ocean - you're surrounded by beauty.

SoCoastal Pro Tip: You'll want to take a few photos or record a video while you're there, so remember to bring your phone or camera!


Finding parking near Cherry Grove Point can be difficult, especially during the Summer. Even when it's not peak tourism season, unless you're staying in a nearby hotel or vacation rental, paid parking might be your only available option.

Parking map for Cherry Grove Point

Here's a list of our personal favorite parking spots nearby:

Point in Cherry Grove - Public Parking Lot (Paid)

  • Cost: $2/hour
  • Hours: 9am - 5pm
  • Spaces: 72
  • Handicap Spaces: 3
  • Wheelchair Beach Access: No
  • Restrooms: Yes
  • Showers: No
  • View on Map

59th/60th Ave N - Side Street Parking (Paid)

  • Cost: $2/hour
  • Hours: 9am - 5pm
  • Spaces: 32
  • Handicap Spaces: 0
  • Wheelchair Beach Access: No
  • Restrooms: No
  • Showers: No
  • View on Map

Helpful Reminder: Paid parking in the city of North Myrtle Beach is in effect March 1st - October 31st. Parking is free the rest of the year. Additionally, parking is free year-round before 9am and after 5pm.


Things to Do

Cherry Grove Beach Pier

Cherry Grove Pier

Pier fishing and sight seeing
The Shack Restaurant
Southern Restaurant

The Shack

Great spot for lunch
Kayaking in Cherry Grove

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours

Guided by a local
Boulineau's Foods
Grocery Store

Boulineau's Foods Plus

Groceries. Cafeteria. Gift Shop.
Tidewater Golf and Resort
Golf Course

Tidewater Golf Course

Go golfing
Heritage Shores

Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

1 mile walking trail

Hotels & Vacation Rentals

If you're interested in seeing more accommodations options, check out our Cherry Grove Beach rentals page.
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