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Myrtle Beach

Read SAYIT's advice on and contact information for accommodation and J1 summer job hunting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

No doubt one of the most popular J1 destinations, Myrtle Beach offers just about everything you would want for a J1 summer – sun, sand, students and plenty of social life! Adding to this Myrtle beach is home to one of the tallest ferris wheels in the country- the SkyWheel. 


The two most popular places for J1ers to live in Myrtle Beach are Fountainbleau Inn and Oasis Motel. They are owned by the same people and are across the road from each other. As they have one owner you get to use both location's facilities such as the washers and dryers and even the 2 swimming pools. The rooms can accommodate 2, 4 or 6 guests with some having kitchens and others cooking facilities in the room.

Another alternative would be the Darlington Apartments.  They generally accommodate up to 6 people per apartment.

You can also check out this link: Apartment List.

The list below is worth checking out as well.



Phone Number 

Fountainbleau Inn 

701 Flagg St. 

+1 843-448-8461/

+1 800-311-7300

Oasis Motel 

704 York St.

+1 843-839-0500

Darlington Apartments 

203 N Ocean Blvd

+1 843-448-3465

Caplypso Motor Inn

101 Flagg St. 

+1 843-839-9690

Ocean West Motel 

204 N Kings Hwy 

+1 843-626-9056

Joe-Jan Motel 

208 Chester St. 

+1 843-626-3028

Comet Motor Inn 

501 Chester St. 

+1 843-448-7613










Budget Inn 

501 N Ocean Blvd

+1 843-448-6717

Atlantic View Motel 

601 Flagg St. 

+1 843-448-3845

Sand Dollar Motel 

401 6th Ave. M

+1 843-448-5364


Note: Most places require a security deposit, usually to the equivalent of a month's rent so make sure you budget for this.  


Job Hunting

Popular areas for jobs in Myrtle Beach are Broadway at the Beach and Family Kingdom amusement park (E-mail: resources@family-kingdom.com). The majority of J1ers in Myrtle Beach work in either of these locations, so they’re definitely worth looking into. 

Apart from those, there are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafés around the area of Broadway at the Beach.  To name a few, Hard Rock Cafe and Joe's Crab Shack.

Another possibility is Restaurant Row, loads of busy restaurants such as Giant Crab or Garcia’s hire J1 students each summer. Ocean Boulevard has plenty of work, including amusements, bars and diners etc. Some restaurants to try are; Mammy's Kitchen, Peaches Corner and Italian Ice (an ice cream brand that has multiple locations). Other favourites include Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins.

You can also try North Strand Beach Services Inc. for jobs in the service industry.

For any certified lifeguards, North Strand Beach Services Inc. (Phone: +1 843-385-3058) would be a great place to apply for a job. North Strand Beach Service is always looking for individuals who enjoy working with people, possess good moral character, and have high standards for health and physical fitness. No experience is required as they provide training and affordable housing for summer employees. 

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