The Grand Strand is a famous destination for dancing. After all, according to Southern Living, the Shag was born on the beaches of South Carolina. Beach music first hit the scene in the 1940s, and solidified its popularity throughout the 1950s and 60s. During this time, America’s youth flocked to the Myrtle Beach area to learn the steps of this new dance sensation, and the rest is history.

Today, this legacy lives on with a thriving nightlife scene – no jukebox needed. The music and the moves may be different, but people still flock to the Grand Strand to hear live bands and DJs play everything from Oldies to Top 40 hits.

While there are many to choose from, here are three unique Grand Strand beach clubs that will get you dancing.

Fat Harold’s Beach Club

This legendary beach club, located on Ocean Drive in North Myrtle Beach, claims to be the home of the Shag. Fat Harold’s looks like a true beach shack, and inside, you’ll find a hardwood dance floor sprinkled with sawdust. You’ll also find crowds of all ages, from Baby Boomers to Millennials, looking for a taste of real beach music and an authentic shag dancing experience on the Grand Strand.

Fat Harold’s offers drop-in Shag lessons every Monday night at 7PM for $10 per class — no partner required.

The Bowery

This landmark oceanfront bar has been serving up cold drinks and grub, and entertaining visitors since 1944, all with genuine Southern hospitality. The Bowery has a unique history. It’s where country super group Alabama got its start. In fact, the band still considers the Bowery its home, and makes numerous appearances throughout the year. This famous establishment has a great Southern atmosphere, and offers up live music from guest artists, as well as dancing, seven day a week during the on season.

Ocean Annie’s

This popular bar sits right off the beach, and serves up frozen drinks, beer, and live tunes. For decades, Ocean Annie’s has been a favorite hotspot for visitors and locals alike, drawing large crowds with its beach party atmosphere. It features a large pool and a deck that includes a stage for live music and dancing. No shirt? No shoes? No problem!

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Sands Ocean Club #321: This beautiful oceanview 2BR/2BA is perfect for your beach vacation. With gorgeous views of the ocean, you can sit out on the balcony and enjoy your morning coffee. This property has everything you need for your stay, including recently updated flooring throughout, new appliances and cabinets in the kitchen, and new furniture in the living room and dining area. There is a new queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the guest bedroom equipped with certified bed bug encasements. The bathrooms both have hair dryers so you don’t need to bring them. There are laundry facilities onsite and the property has free Wi-Fi. There are indoor/outdoor pools, lazy river, kiddie pools and outdoor Jacuzzis for your enjoyment.

Home of the famous Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, Sands Ocean Club is the perfect place to get up and dance and soak up the sun. After a long day in the sun you can grab a bite to eat at River City Cafe and stroll over to Sandals Lounge. You’ll find Sands Ocean Club is your perfect vacation getaway. Centrally located on the Grand Strand, you can easily get to every attraction in the area.

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