Myrtle Beach SkyWheel


This is what the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel looks like by daylight.

Myrtle Beach_SkyWheel

It’s a magnificent sight located in the heart of Myrtle Beach’s beautiful boardwalk and promenade area.

Myrtle Beach-SkyWheel

Did I tell you that I hate Ferris wheels?

I do.

So obviously I had to ride it.

At night. (When it’s even scarier.)


It stands 187 feet high, and if that’s not impressive enough, let’s go back to the fact that I hate Ferris wheels and decided to ride it anyway.

At night. (When it’s even scarier.)


Fortunately, the view (even in the dark) made up for it. I loved how the lights from the SkyWheel were reflected on the neighboring skyscrapers.


And even in the darkness, I could still see the waves washing up on the beach.


The SkyWheel made three revolutions which allowed us a little more than ten minutes to enjoy the scenery. The gondolas are fully enclosed and don’t swing back and forth like regular Ferris wheels, so it was a completely enjoyable ride for me.

It’s definitely a must-see Myrtle Beach attraction.

Visit the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel website for hours and to purchase tickets, and check out for more ideas on things to do in Myrtle Beach.


  1. says

    I’m TOTALLY scared of ferris wheels. I went on the one with my two friends when we went to Chicago and Navy Pier and I just kept yelling, “DON’T ROCK THE BOX!” while white knuckle gripping the sides. LOL

    That’s an absolutely beautiful ferris wheel though, especially at night! :)

  2. says

    I rode a skywheel in Niagara Falls and talked the whole time about it breaking down and how we would have to climb down from the top. Haha. I am such a jerk :)

  3. Hatton says

    I was TERRIFIED on the Skywheel but loved the views :) I live in Myrtle Beach and every time we drive by it, my 2 year old says “Mama, Mimi, Thomas. Skywheel. Way way way up.” He loved it.

  4. Laura Smith says

    My daughter and I rode this in August 2012, she loved it. You can see forever. A little pricey but you are on vacation so enjoy.

  5. says

    They recently built the world’s largest observation wheel here in Las Vegas and our entire family took a ride last summer to celebrate my mother in law’s birthday. Even those that are not a fan of heights had a great time!

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