A more 'traditional' secret route to Myrtle Beach

by: Jamie Bowers Updated:

ANOTHER SECRET ROUTE TO MYRTLE BEACH (Confidential) -- For those who prefer the traditional route (through Darlington and McBee and Hartsville), Traffic Team 9 provides an alternate secret route.  The best part of this secret route is avoiding the dangerous stretch of Highway 601 south of Monroe.

  • Take Independence Blvd./US 74 to Monroe.
  • On the Charlotte-side of Monroe, turn right on Rocky River Rd.
  • Rocky River Rd. becomes NC 522 and continues into South Carolina.
  • In Lancaster County, turn left onto Flat Creek Rd./SC 903.
  • Follow SC 903 to SC 151 in the town of Catarrh.
  • Turn right on SC 151 and follow through McBee and Hartsville.
  • In Darlington, turn right on US 52.
  • Take I-95 North to Exit 170 (about 6 miles).
  • At Exit 170, turn right on SC 327.
  • Turn left on US 76.
  • In Marion, turn right on US 501.
  • Near Aynor, turn left on SC 22 and follow to the Myrtle Beach area.