South Carolina Highway 65

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South Carolina Highway 65 marker

South Carolina Highway 65
Ocean Blvd
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length4.71 mi [1] (7.58 km)
Major junctions
South end US 17 near Atlantic Beach
North end SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach
Counties Horry
Highway system
SC 64 SC 66

South Carolina Highway 65 (also called Ocean Blvd, abbreviated SC 65) is the main thoroughfare through North Myrtle Beach in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The Drive is known for the origin of the official state dance, the Carolina Shag.[ citation needed]

Route description

SC 65 begins at U.S. Route 17 (US 17) in North Myrtle Beach, near Atlantic Beach. It travels southeast along 27th Avenue South, heading six blocks towards the shoreline before turning northeast at South Ocean Boulevard, paralleling the ocean and shoreline businesses for the next 3 12 miles (5.6 km), including an intersection with Main Street. At the intersection with South Carolina Highway 9, SC 65 ends within the community of Cherry Grove Beach. [2]


Ocean Drive is often referred to by South Carolinians as the "OD", and still brings throngs of tourists every year, notably at the beginning and end of the season (April and September) for weeklong " Shagging" events.[ citation needed]

Major intersections

The entire route is in North Myrtle Beach, Horry County.

mi [1] kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 US 17 (North Kings Highway) – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach
2.944.73Main StreetConnects to Robert Edge Parkway
4.717.58 SC 9 north (Sea Mountain Highway) / Ocean Boulevard – LorisSouthern terminus of SC 9
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b South Carolina Department of Transportation: Statewide Highways 2012. Specifics: . Files: .
  2. ^ Google (February 1, 2018). "Overview map of Highway 65" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 1, 2018.

External links

Route map:

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