South Carolina Highway 73

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SC 73
Ocean Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by City of Myrtle Beach
Length: 14 mi (23 km)
Existed: 1960 – 1990s
Major junctions
South end:
US 17 Bus. near Springmaid Beach
North end:
US 17 Bus. near Grande Dunes
Counties: Horry
Highway system
SC 72 SC 75

South Carolina Highway 73 (Ocean Boulevard) is a former state highway running along the Atlantic coast in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Route description[edit]

South Carolina 73 began and ended at US 17 Bus., with the southern terminus at Springmaid Beach and the northern terminus at Briarcliffe Acres.

Ocean Boulevard is a major point during the annual Bi-Lo Marathon; full and half marathon runners head south during the first loop of the course, and for full marathon runners only, they head northbound for the second loop. Together, about nine miles (14 km) of the entire marathon course is run on Ocean Boulevard.


SCDOT handed SC 73 over to the city of Myrtle Beach in the 1990s and is no longer an official state route. As such, the route is no longer signed and, as of 2008, the route no longer appears on the official state highway map.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Horry County.

Location Mile Destination Notes
Springmaid Beach 0.00
US 17 Bus. (Farrow Parkway)
Southern terminus
Springmaid Boulevard
Myrtle Beach 17th Avenue South
3rd Avenue South
9th Avenue North
13th Avenue North
21st Avenue North
48th Avenue North
Ocean Forest 79th Avenue North
Grande Dunes Boulevard
82nd Parkway
Briarcliffe Acres
US 17 Bus.
Northern terminus


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°21′50″N 80°15′40″W / 35.3639899°N 80.2610317°W / 35.3639899; -80.2610317