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See Myrtle Beach on Foot from Compass Cove Resort

You can just enjoy 23 pool features, including six indoor and outdoor pools, three lazy rivers, Jacuzzis, water slides and kiddie pools. You don’t even have to leave for meals when you stay at Compass Cove; you can choose an affordable breakfast buffet or order of the menu at Compass Rose year-round; beginning in March, the oceanfront restaurant and lounge The Crow’s Nest at Compass Cove will open for the season and beginning in mid-April, the resort’s poolside Tiki Hut will offer drinks and food.

But if you’d like to venture out on foot and see more of Myrtle Beach, there are options nearby. Try one of our neighborhood Myrtle Beach restaurants listed below:

• E Noodles & Co.
This casual, reasonably-priced Asian bistro that some call a “local secret” serves dim sum, udon and Vietnamese noodle soups, and an array of Asian dishes from roast duck with Thai curry to Bangkok chicken, fried rice and Japanese seaweed salad. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through and Saturday. A 10-minute walk from the resort, E Noodles is located at 400 20th Ave. South, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

• Scooby’s Ice Cream Bar and Grill
Scooby’s is another hidden gem in Myrtle Beach. Try it when you’re looking for a quick bite—burgers, pizza, and grilled cheese sandwiches are popular items at Scooby’s. It’s also open late and serves drinks—including Jell-O shots—for the bar crowd.  Open 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. A five-minute walk north on Ocean Boulevard to 2007 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Other fun walks from Compass Cove:

• Jurassic Golf
A family vacation to Myrtle Beach just isn’t complete without mini-golf, and Compass Cove guests are lucky enough to be just up the road from Jurassic Golf. Choose from two courses, the 18-hole “Ice Age” with rolling fog and water, and the 18-hole “Predator” course, which traverses mountainous topography, and provides a challenge to players. Regular pricing is $9 before 6 p.m. and $10 after, but ask about specials, all-day passes and family packages to the five themed mini golf courses located throughout Myrtle Beach.

• The Beach
With more than 700 feet of oceanfront property right on the gorgeous sands of Myrtle Beach, Compass Cove offers some of the best beach access around! If you’re looking for a classic “long walk on the beach,” head south to Springmaid Pier. Right now, you can enjoy the view of the pier, as it’s closed for maintenance, but it should be open again by mid-march. A ticket to walk Myrtle Beach’s longest pier is $1, and it’s open from 6 a.m. to midnight. Fishing passes are also available at the Tackle Box at the pier, which is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Talk back! Tell us your favorite places to visit in Myrtle Beach when you’re staying at Compass Cove.

Posted 2/25/13