South Carolina Highway 65
|Maintained by SCDOT|
|Length||4.71 mi (7.58 km)|
|South end||US 17 near Atlantic Beach|
|North end||SC 9 in Cherry Grove Beach|
South Carolina Highway 65 (also called Ocean Blvd, abbreviated 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.
SC 65 begins at U.S. Route 17 (US 17) in North Myrtle Beach, near Atlantic Beach. It travels southeast along 27th Avenue South, heading six blocks towards the shoreline before turning northeast at South Ocean Boulevard, paralleling the ocean and shoreline businesses for the next 3 1⁄2 miles (5.6 km), including an intersection with Main Street. At the intersection with South Carolina Highway 9, SC 65 ends within the community of 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.
|0.00||0.00||US 17 (North Kings Highway) – North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach|
|2.94||4.73||Main Street||Connects to Robert Edge Parkway|
|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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