if you are looking for a great place to go that is cheap and you can just hangout with your friends you should try sunset beach about 20 miles north of myrtle beach. i have been 5 times we get our friends together and go to this little island that is all beach houses lined up one after another. for a really nice house on the front of the beach it is only about 1200. but has 5 bedrooms kitchen living room sundecks. its truly a great place to go. its fun for everyone, family, friends, co0-workers. if you are looking for a place with a nice beach, nice people, affordable, and fun you might want to check it out. it has always been a blast when i have went.