The Book on Spending Halloween on the Grand Strand

Admit it: Trick or treating in Myrtle Beach sounds like a blast.


Your favorite spot for a family vacation can be a blast for Halloween, too. Why not combine the two? Fall is a beautiful time to visit the Grand Strand.


Here’s where to find the haunted houses, costumes, and treats in Myrtle Beach for the occasion.

Fast Facts About Halloween

Before you head out, here are tidbits about this candy-filled holiday.

  1. An abbreviated name

“Halloween” is a shortened version of All Hallows’ Eve. It derives from the Celtic pagan festival from more than 2,000 years ago called Samhain.

  1. Candy corn’s origins

It debuted in the 1880s and they called it “chicken feed.” The Goelitz Confectionary Company, now Jelly Belly Co., invented candy corn.

  1. It came from Ireland

Irish immigrants coming to the U.S. in the mid-1800s brought the tradition. They were fleeing the potato famine in Ireland.


A Good Reference Guide for Halloween in Myrtle Beach

Might we tempt you with fun and candy?

Haunted Houses

You can’t take part in the Halloween ceremony without a fright to your wits! Here’s where to get your scare on.


Nightmare Haunted House: Have a wonderful time with interactive staff and scary scenes. It’s a quick, 10-minute walk-through with lots of frights per minute.  


Outbreak – Dread the Undead: It’s such a fun experience for the whole family. It’s heart-pumping thrills throughout (although a bit much for the under-12 crowd.) 

Where to Get Your Costume

Discover a new get-up on your Grand Strand getaway. Here are places in town to pick out this year’s costume.


Imaginations Costume & Dance: There’s a huge inventory and knowledgeable staff here. Explore all the possibilities. Many consider this the best spot on the beach.


Disney Store: What’s not to love about Disney? You’ll find pure magic here, and plenty to browse through. They’re known for awesome service, too. You can outfit the whole family. 

disney costume

Trick or Treating in Myrtle Beach

Warning: Spend one Halloween in Myrtle Beach; it might become a tradition! Here’s where to trick or treat.


Trick or Treat at Broadway at the Beach: Oct. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Hit this cool spot for treats from attractions, restaurants, and shops. There’s always something fun going on here.


Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing: 5-7 p.m. 

Head to North Myrtle Beach for lots of fun trick or treating. There will be plenty of candy for the kids, plus shops and restaurants will be open.

Compass Rose

Find Surprises (The Good Kind!) At Compass Cove

This is the site where you’ll feel right at home on the Grand Strand. Enjoy family dinner at the Compass Rose on-site. You’re also only a short trip to the SkyWheel and other attractions. Choose an oceanfront room for the ultimate Myrtle Beach experience.



Myrtle Beach SkyWheel