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7 Favorite Ice Cream Spots in Myrtle Beach

Getting ready for your Myrtle Beach adventure? Picture sun-soaked days on the beach, sand between your toes, and guess what else? A mouthwatering scoop of ice cream! Seriously, nothing makes a beachfront vacation like hand-dipped, fresh-made ice cream. It brings back the nostalgia of old in the best way!

You already know that Myrtle Beach is famous for its beautiful South Carolina beaches, but it's also got a hidden treasure – some ridiculously amazing ice cream shops. Diving into some ice cream is easily one of the top things you need to do during your time in Myrtle Beach! Imagine indulging in the creamiest sundaes, the most incredible milkshakes, and mind-blowing gelato.

Whether you're lounging at hotel BLUE for the foreseeable future or just a die-hard dessert lover, you've got to make a few of these ice cream joints a part of your journey. So, here's the lowdown on the best ice cream shops in Myrtle Beach you absolutely can't miss on your next trip to this Grand Strand town.


Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery

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  • Address: 918 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $

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Step right up to this old-time ice cream parlor, where you can sit down and take a load off. You’ll find Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery right in the Oceanfront Boardwalk District of Myrtle Beach in the center of all the action!

Since 1999, this locally-owned joint has been the perfect place to grab a cup or a waffle cone filled with some deliciously different flavors. Try the cookie monster for a sweet treat or the decade’s old favorites like cookie dough or cookies and cream!


Meyer’s Ice Cream

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Located at the very southernmost end of what is considered the Myrtle Beach area lies another local ice cream parlor you don’t want to miss.

This one has it all! The old-time feel you used to get as a child as soon as you walk in the door, the smell of hot fudge wafting through the air, and the massive scoops of hand-dipped ice cream that you just know will be the highlight of your family vacation.

Meyer’s is famous for its Oreo-licious sundae (along with some other amazing sundae flavors), and its amazingly unique flavors like the peppermint moose tracks you can find during the holiday season or the hot chocolate ice cream made with real marshmallows! Just be careful – this family-owned ice cream store will raise the bar for what you thought was awesome ice cream!


The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

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  • Address: 2461 Coastal Grand Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

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This place is what (sugar) dreams are made of. A true dessert restaurant! Head into the Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar for one of the Insta-famous massive milkshakes that come served in a mason jar!

You’ll have plenty of ice cream topped with different concoctions of candies, creams, and sauces! Try the “Build Me Up Buttercup” for a sugar rush of chocolate and peanut butter- topped with Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or the “But First, Coffee,” which literally comes with a full glazed donut perched on top!

Safe to say, this is one Myrtle Beach dessert trip you’ll remember forever!


Kilwins Myrtle Beach

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Pretty much every great American beach town has a Kilwins ice cream and fudge store. You’ll know when you’re near it since the smell of freshly-made desserts wafts through the air, luring you in from the nearby attractions that make up this popular entertainment area, Broadway at the Beach!

Obviously, order a freshly baked waffle cone and top it with some homemade ice cream! Then, if you have any room, try chocolate-covered pretzels or pecans, some of the delicious homemade fudge, or one of the many different candy apples!

When you’re done, take one of their specialty ice cream cakes to go!


Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor

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The back-in-the-day vibes are real at Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor, which has been scooping up ice cream in the Myrtle Beach area since 1987!

Head back in time as you indulge your taste buds in ice cream flavors like butter pecan, banana pudding, and even more unique flavors like pumpkin pie. You can even try out more traditional things- like an old-fashioned banana split!

This ice cream shop was recently rated among Yelp’s Top 100 ice cream shops in the entire United States, so you know it’s yummy!


Beach Treats Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt

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Beach Treats is the place to go for ice cream and frozen yogurt in Myrtle Beach! But that’s not all you can try here! Beach Treats also has handmade smoothies, boba tea, and even other desserts! Plus, they offer vegan, dairy-free, and no sugar-added ice cream for those in your party who might have dietary restrictions!

Make room to try a cone full of the pineapple dole whip (a la Disney World, of course!) or even the traditional chocolate and vanilla swirl soft serve, which is out of this world in its own right!

Top those bad boys with all the jimmies you can manage, and enjoy a delicious dessert!


Sugar Life Ice Cream & Candy Bar

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  • Address: 2016 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Address: 301 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Price Point: $$

  • Website:

Sugar Life Ice Cream and Candy Bar is just what it sounds like – a sugar lover’s paradise! This newer location blends an ice cream shop with a massive candy store.

Head in for a scoop of ice cream or an ice cream sandwich! Stay long enough to indulge your inner child as you grab a bag of candies from wall-to-wall candy dispensers! There’s just about anything you can imagine!


Ice Cream Dreams in Myrtle Beach

Look, the reality is that you can always hit up a nearby Ben & Jerry’s, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, or Cold Stone Creamery. But the unique local flavors, artisan-crafted creations, and ambiance you can find at family-owned ice cream parlors are unbeatable.

So many of these are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our cozy home away from your vacation home at hotel BLUE; book your stay today!

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