Take off and tee off, with flights from Thunder Bay to Myrtle Beach.
With more than 100 regulation courses, Myrtle Beach has earned its nickname as “Golf Capital of the World”. A range of fairways surrounds this South Carolina city, from beautiful designs of mounded greens, to scenic courses covered in Spanish moss and oak trees. With award-winning courses like Tidewater and Grand Dunes just around the bend, Myrtle Beach has courses to suit every golfer to a tee.
Once you’ve played through some of the world’s greatest greens, settle in at the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. Après-golf refreshments like mint juleps are best enjoyed on the wraparound porch of this clubhouse, which overlooks the stunning course below.
Unlike the sand-traps of the city’s golf courses, the sandy beaches of Myrtle Beach are always alluring. Whether you get some sand between your toes or stay on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, you’ll be taking the scenic route past the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Make a stop at the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel to survey the coastline from 200 feet up.
There’s more than sun and sand to Myrtle Beach. For fast-paced fun, try the adrenaline-pumping amusement park, Broadway at the Beach. Even more wild rides await at the city’s other theme parks, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Waves water park. With so many rides and slides nearby, Myrtle Beach is packed with heart-pounding adventure.
Before heading home to Thunder Bay, make a stop at the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove. The colourful gift shop has been a staple of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk since 1946, making it the perfect place to pick up something to bring home from this sunny seaside town.
After your flight from Thunder Bay arrives, set off for the best of South Carolina’s nature in Myrtle Beach State Park.
Located in a lush maritime forest, this state park is a stunning alternative to the usual coastline landscape of the Grand Strand stretch of South Carolina. If you’re looking for a quiet escape away from the city’s busy beaches, you’ll love the green retreat of Myrtle Beach State Park.
Of course, this South Carolina state park still has its fair share of sandy beaches. Enjoy white sands without the usual crowds, in this section of seaside space. For a closer view of the ocean, venture onto the fishing pier, where species like bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and sea trout attract anglers from all over.
After a little fishing, get hooked on Myrtle Beach State Park’s hiking. Among the magnolias and wax myrtles, several excellent trails can take you through this coastal oasis. Both the Yaupon Nature Trail and Sculptured Oak Trail are lined with signs designed to inform visitors about the species that live in this unique ecosystem.
For a walk outside the woods, take the boardwalk. With sand and surf surrounding you, a stroll on this path will leave you with warm memories to bring back to Thunder Bay.
For a classic Myrtle Beach experience during your trip from Thunder Bay, make your way to the boardwalk.
Boasting 10 miles of sandy beaches, Myrtle Beach has plenty of sea to see. Make the most of this coastal location with a visit to the Myrtle Beach boardwalk and promenade. This slice of the city’s best beaches begins on the 2nd Avenue pier and continues north for more than a mile to the 14th Avenue pier.
Along this sweet stretch of seaside, sand resembling brown sugar invites you to step off the promenade’s path. Warm your feet with a walk through the sand as you amble along this oceanside neighbourhood.
For a change of pace, try the rides of Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides. Just off the boardwalk, the weird world of Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium offers hours of bizarre entertainment. Even more entertainment awaits at the Gay Dolphin Arcade, where you can aim for the high score and browse through quirky souvenirs like shells and alligator heads.
Before you leave the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, take a spin on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel. From this 200-foot vantage point over the city, you’ll be able to see the next amazing stop on your trip from Thunder Bay.
Fly from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), with a quick connection in Toronto. Thunder Bay to Myrtle Beach flight time is 4 hours and 15 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Thunder Bay to Myrtle Beach is around 2,040 km / 1,270 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.