Category - Beach/Boardwalk

Condé Nast Traveler recently compiled a list of the 9 Best Boardwalks in the U.S . and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk was at the top of the list. According to Condé Nast Traveler, “Though it’s one of the newer boardwalks in the country, built in 2010, it has quickly become a staple on the eastern seaboard. The 1.2-mile walkway is filled with everything you’d find on the historic ones—shops, rides, jugglers, and restaurants—with a bit more of a modern edge. Think Art Burger Sushi Bar over Nathan’s hot dogs.” “We’re not surprised the Myrtle Beach…

The Grand Strand is heating up this summer with FREE family-friendly events on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Plyler Park are transformed into a family-friendly entertainment zone. Best of all, the special “Hot Summer Nights” events are FREE! Brought to you by the Oceanfront Merchants Association, Hot Summer Nights! features live music, face-painting, balloon twisters, photos ops, fireworks and more for 6 nights a week through September 4 th . Monday Nights are for Kids Monday nights will be Kids Carnival Night…

Summer is finally here and it’s time to book your family beach vacation. We have some good news! TripAdvisor Rentals recently listed Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a top summer beach house destination for families. As America’s premier family beach vacation destination, it’s no surprise that there are great beach homes for rent. As noted by TripAdvisor, booking a summer beach house can be a great way to save money on the front end and spend the extra cash on memorable experiences with the kiddos, such as mini-golf at one of 40 different…

The much-anticipated Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) will once again grace the beautiful sandy shores of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From June 8-11, 2017, the South's premier outdoor music event will feature the hottest names in country music, including an impressive trio of headline acts and nearly 30 additional sought-after artists. Headline acts for the 2017 CCMF include the following: Kenny Chesney embodies the free-spirited moments that make CCMF a can’t-miss country music event. As the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10…

Myrtle Beach has been featured with Expedia Viewfinder as one of the 17 Places You Must Visit in 2017 . Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was chosen based on the appeal of the destination and the variety of places to stay, how much there is to do and places to eat. Read more.…

Growing up in the Myrtle Beach area, I often remember being asked where the locals hung out or what locals did for fun. In fact, I’m still asked all the time. Generally, locals are working when the bulk of our visitors are enjoying the beaches and Myrtle Beach nightlife, but I do always offer these few bits of advice to those lucky enough to be planning a trip. Visit in the Fall: Locals have known forever that fall is the best time of year along our coasts, but the secret is starting to get out. While the weather is still warm, it’s a little…

We took to the beach last week in search of a few Myrtle Beach visitors willing to share their favorite Myrtle Beach memories with us. Not surprisingly, most of the folks we talked to were longtime repeat visitors to the Grand Strand. Also not surprisingly, several of the people that chatted with us talked to us about family memories created here. I loved hearing stories about multiple generations enjoying the sun, sand and water together and think you will, too. Enjoy!…

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the perfect place to pick up a shelling hobby. With over 60-miles of uninterrupted shoreline, you can walk for miles and explore a variety of beaches in search of the perfect seashell. While even shelling enthusiasts admit that luck and chance have a large role in determining what shells one finds on the beach, there are a few things that can certainly increase your chances. Laura Rusinko, president of the Grand Strand Shell Club, shared these tips with us last week: Have the Right Equipment While all you…

Beach Safety Tips

Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:07 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a wonderful way to create family memories together. Whether you’re swimming, hunting for seashells or simply laying out, here are a few tips to make sure your visit to the beach is as fun and as safe as possible. Sun Exposure Always, always, ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Regular application of sunscreen protects against painful sunburn and sun damage. Reapply after swimming and always bring along a hat and UV-protected sunglasses. Dehydration Dehydration is a real threat that can sneak up on you in the…

One of the best ways to take advantage of beautiful summer days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is by heading outdoors with a perfectly packed picnic. While taking your picnic seaside is probably your first choice when you’re in Myrtle Beach (we have 60 miles of uninterrupted shoreline), there are tons of locations great for al fresco dining. From Conway’s Riverfront park to one of our state parks to Brookgreen Gardens, picnicking options are endless along the Grand Strand. My husband and I planned a picnic lunch date on the beach recently and…