South Carolina Highway 65

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SC 65 marker

SC 65
Ocean Drive
Route information
Maintained by SCDOT
Length: 4.71 mi[1] (7.58 km)
Existed: 1960s – present
Major junctions
South end: US 17 near Atlantic Beach
  Main Street in North Myrtle Beach
North end: SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach
Location
Counties: Horry
Highway system
SC 64 SC 66

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Horry County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
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

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