Transportation is not a problem even without a car. Trolleys and buses make connections to most local places of interest. There were many of them and they were not expensive. The buses are not marked clearly regarding their routes, but the bus drivers and locals at the bus stop are mostly very helpful.
Tropical Taxi is strongly recommended. When taking this taxi to a night show, I asked them to pick me up afterwards. I didn’t know when the show would get out, but they volunteered to call and find out. The taxi was waiting for me when I walked out the front door of the theater after the show!! The drivers were polite, friendly, and very informative. The city regulates cab fares.
For a bus fare of $1.25 one way, you can go to Conway, about 20 miles away, which is the county seat. The bus company office is located here and Senior Discount Cards, which permits half-price fares, are issued for free; they do not expire. Conway is a older small town. This bus ride includes stops at the big outlet malls on Highway 501, the medical center, and college buildings. Another bus route goes to North Myrtle Beach to Barefoot Landing, which is a shopping, entertainment, and dining complex. Several buses stop at Broadway at the Beach, another shopping, entertainment, and dining complex.
Atlantica and Breakers condos are about three blocks apart in the heart of MB on Ocean Boulevard and within walking distance to the library, the Seniors Center, K-Mart, the convention center, main restaurants, and Broadway at the Beach. For about the same money, Breakers is superior in its quality of condos and other amenities, plus it has a great section of the beach.