Located just south of North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach was established around 1937 as an oceanfront community for African Americans and was nicknamed the “Black Pearl.” It was one of the most popular resorts on the east coast for African Americans during the years of segregation. Atlantic Beach was incorporated in 1966.
The Atlantic Beach Bike Festival/Black Bike Week, held during Memorial Day weekend, is the largest black bike festival in South Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycles enthusiasts travel to South Carolina’s Grand Strand every year. If you love bikes and the people who ride them, you can’t miss out on this event. Start planning today by searching vacation rentals throughout the North Myrtle Beach area.