An Impressionist View

By Henry H. Mitchell, February 7, 2009.
Myrtle Beach from the South

An impression of Surfside and Myrtle Beach.

On a clear cool day, one can almost see forever from Surfside Beach, South Carolina. In the above scene, the white high-rise hotel at the north end of Surfside Beach gives way visually to the natural contours of the seaside at Myrtle Beach State Park. The coastline sweeps around in a grand curve, making visible about five miles north (just to the right of center in the above image) the lower buildings of Springmaid Beach Resort, then of the southern portion of Myrtle Beach.

In the foreground, the mid-winter surf is depositing sudsy sea foam at the water's edge, leaving it to scud across the beach and dissipate.

The image is rendered in Impressionist style, with a nod of respect and deep admiration to Georges Seurat and other able practitioners of pointillism.

This guide to Myrtle Beach is sponsored by Mitchells Publications.