Myrtle Beach Boardwalk survey provides insight for possible new attractions

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A survey has been issued by the Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation for the public to rate their experience of the boardwalk.

Earlier this week, the corporation started a new online survey.

The survey asks things like: how safe do you feel when on the boardwalk? What other attractions did you take part in during your visit to Myrtle Beach? What could enhance the attraction?

A favorable response is what most folks on the boardwalk gave today when asked about their experience of it.

"I really like it; I like the length. There are places to sit and look out onto the ocean and places to drink," said visitor, Pat Ayres.

"I think it's really nice compared to the ones I've known in Ocean City," said another visitor from Maryland, Jordanna Peronico.

The DRC says the purpose of the survey is to gather information for branding the boardwalk area. They say they intend to use the feedback to make changes. 

While it's too early to say exactly what those changes might be, they say they've heard a multitude of things, like more activities or ATMs.

The boardwalk is about a mile-and-a-half long from 1st Avenue North to 14th Avenue North.

In 2012, the mayor was looking into expanding the boardwalk to 4.6-miles and branding it as the 'World's Longest Boardwalk' with corporate sponsors.

It hasn't happened but this survey could be just what the DRC needs to gather more ideas for change.

You can find dining, entertainment, retail and hotel accommodations along the route.

Folks said they also appreciate the simple amenities, like showers, trash cans and ashtrays.

The survey takes about five minutes to complete. They want visitors and locals to take it.

Here is a link to the survey:

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