South Carolina Highway 65
|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length:||4.71 mi (7.58 km)|
|Existed:||1960s – present|
|South end:||US 17 near Atlantic Beach|
|Main Street in North Myrtle Beach|
|North end:||SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach|
South Carolina Highway 65 (a.k.a. Ocean Drive abbreviation 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.
South Carolina Highway 65 begins at US 17 in Atlantic Beach, heading six blocks south towards the shoreline, then turning east, paralleling the ocean and shoreline businesses for the next 3.5 miles, including an intersection with Main Street. At the intersection with SC 9, SC 65 heads north, leaving the shore line and heading towards its northern terminus at SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach.
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.
The entire route is in Horry County.
|Atlantic Beach||0.00||0.00||US 17 (North Kings Highway) – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach|
|North Myrtle Beach||2.94||4.73||Main Street||Connects to Robert Edge Parkway|
|Cherry Grove Beach||4.71||7.58||SC 9 north (Sea Mountain Highway) / Ocean Boulevard – Loris||Southern terminus of SC 9|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- South Carolina Department of Transportation: Statewide Highways 2012. Specifics: . Files: .
- Google Inc. "overview map of Highway 65". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=17th+Ave+S&daddr=33.820889,-78.666697+to:US-17+N&geocode=FSDvAwIdOhNP-w%3BFdkQBAIdN6RP-ymxC0PcWn0AiTEwdLFz1nYP2w%3BFRt4BAId_9lP-w&hl=en&mra=ls&via=1&sll=33.828359,-78.66477&sspn=0.033796,0.055189&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
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