At Portside, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Myrtle Beach area. Residents have many opportunities to participate in a variety of life enriching activities and events designed to stimulate the mind, body and soul. From cocktail-hour gatherings where you can learn about the nuances of a good Pinot Noir, to a discussion of the latest best seller in our Life-Long Learning series, to exploring new ways to stay healthy in a fitness class…expect the unexpected.

Portside includes a specially designed neighborhood to serve the special needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. With our SPARK lifestyle, a Montessori-based philosophy for care, we create a specialized, life-enriching environment that affords each individual maximum self-expression. SPARK places ultimate focus on supporting our residents’ ideas, choices, and independence. We empower residents to create a community that speaks to them. The staff is committed to delivering a quality of care that meets the resident’s physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

Our talented team of dedicated and caring staff are there when you need them. It can be different…let us show you how.


"One thing I can say about (Portside) is you can feel the love and care in every resident and staff member. The kitchen staff does such a good job, and bends over backwards for people. . . they truly care about what they do and they help one another. . . "

Mick, Google Business Review

"My Mother in Law & now my father are residents at Portside. The administration to every level of employment on their staff is unsurpassed to make not only the residents comfortable but to each of the families or loved ones of the residents. Professionalism at its highest. Strongly recommend Portside at Grande Dunes for the best care for your loved ones! "

R.J., Google Business Review

"Our veteran dad loves his new home at Portside & that makes this Texas daughter so very happy! Truly, I have not felt peace about where & how he lives in nearly 2 years — until he moved to your facility in January. You give us peace of mind. We are so very grateful for the staff of Portside."

Julie, Facebook Review


Grab a coffee and a slice of Quiche at the Canary Café. This casual dining spot is great for a grab and go snack or to meet friends and chat. The cafe includes indoor and outdoor seating and will feature homemade sandwiches and baked goods from our gourmet kitchen, as well as special selections from local shops around town.


Lace up your shoes and hit the gym. Our fitness center is designed for residents to embrace and enjoy an active lifestyle. With equipment tailored for the community, and a variety of classes offered, it is easy to hop on the road to wellness.


Hit the links any time you choose on our state-of-the-art golf simulator with TruFlight 2 ball tracking technology. Our indoor simulator allows you to choose from a variety of courses, mini games, or just work on your swing all from the comfort of our Sports Lounge. Play Pebble Beach in the afternoon and still be home for dinner on our high definition screen. Afterall, Myrtle Beach is the Golf Capital of the World!


Make a splash any time of year in our heated, salt system pool. The beach entry makes it fun and easy for all to enjoy, whether it’s a water aerobics class or poolside fun with friends and family. Need to swim a few laps? Our Badujet allows you to swim in place without leaving our pool; whether it’s 100 yards or 100 miles with our endless pool technology will get you there.


Called to Care. We believe serving seniors is not just a job, but a mission to provide a rich and meaningful experience. Our focus on individualized care with dignity and respect is ever present. Intentional hiring and continuous training help to build a well-rounded team who works together to better themselves and our residents. Their enthusiasm with which this mission is carried out is unmatched!


Family is important. Being able to have your family to your home is important to us. Make new memories with them on the swings or in the custom playhouse at the community park. Grab an ice cream at the café. Schedule a private screening with popcorn in the theatre. Fun with family is a priority at Portside.


Happy Hours, Coffee Tastings, Wine of the Month Club… There is always something going on at Portside. A robust calendar of social events planned by both our staff and residents are tailored to foster and further lasting friendships and build community.


Nutrition is paramount, but Dining should be an experience! Enjoy white tablecloth restaurant style dining at the Beechwood and Driftwood. Ask your server what the daily specials are or order your favorite from the always available selection. Our diverse menus are curated by top chefs and reviewed by registered dieticians to ensure all resident needs are met. Reserve a seat at the chef’s table a watch as your gourmet meal is prepared or gather with friends at a table by the fireplace. Be sure to save room for dessert!