Skywheel Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, SC

1110 North Ocean BlvdMyrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Located at Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach offers breathtaking views of the Grand Strand. The 187-foot ferris wheel features 42 climate-controlled gondolas that seat up to six passengers each for four rotations soaring 20 stories above the ocean. The ride lights up at night for an even more magical experience.

up to 0.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Located at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
  • Glass-enclosed gondolas are climate controlled.
  • A flight includes four revolutions and lasts for about 12 minutes.
  • Children 2 and under are free with an "angel ticket" available at the box office upon arrival.
  • Landshark Bar & Grill is located next door.
  • Rise almost 200-feet above Myrtle Beach.
  • Excellent views of the coastline and Atlantic Ocean.


from SkyWheel Myrtle Beach
First, man flew to the moon and then, in 2011, they invented the SkyWheel – the first observation wheel of its kind in the United States. Want a better perspective? The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is 200-feet above sea level. Take a flight overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in one of our 42 climate controlled and fully enclosed gondolas.

Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. When you’re done having your breath taken away by the view from your flight, browse the LandShark SurfShack and then grab a bite at the LandShark Bar & Grill.

The ride lasts approximately 12 minutes with 4 rotations of the wheel.

Children under the age of 2 get to ride free with an Angel Ticket. Must visit the box office upon arrival to receive angel ticket.

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Frequently Asked Questions about SkyWheel Myrtle Beach

How long is the flight?

A flight includes four revolutions and lasts about 10 to 15 minutes.

How tall is the SkyWheel in Myrtle Beach?

The SkyWheel is 187 feet tall, an equivalent of about 20 stories.

Are pets allowed?

Only service animals are allowed on board. Pets are not allowed.

Are infants welcome on flights?

Yes, infants are welcome, and children ages 2 and under are free. You must visit the box office upon arrival to receive an "angel ticket".

Does the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach operate in inclement weather?

They do not operate in severe weather or nearby lightning and may close the wheel if winds are sustained above 35 miles per hour. You can always call the number on your e-ticket to inquire if they are closed for weather.

Where is the best place to park?

For the easiest access to the SkyWheel, there is a paid parking lot right next door. They do not own the lot and parking is limited. There are also some metered spots all along Ocean Boulevard.

Is the SkyWheel wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the SkyWheel's gondolas are fully accessible (with exception of the VIP cabin), and can accommodate wheelchairs, scooters, etc.

How many people can fit in a gondola at one time?

A maximum of 6 adults can fit comfortably in the gondola. A group of 7 can fit if there are small children.

When does the SkyWheel operate?

The SkyWheel is open daily year-round at 11 am, typically only closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the operating calendar above for hours of operation during your selected date range. Hours are subject to change at any time.

Is there a weight limit to ride?

There is no weight limit per person. Each gondola can hold up to 1,300 pounds.