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Now is the perfect time for Carolina residents to visit all five Ripley’s attractions in Myrtle Beach. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and the Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions announced the return of $10 Carolina Deal Days for the remainder of July. All residents of North Carolina and South Carolina can buy tickets for admission to any of their five Myrtle Beach Attractions for only $10.00 per ticket (plus tax) from July 10 th to the end of the month. Special discount price is only good for North and South Carolina residents with a valid NC…

New Aqua Park Opens at Shark Wake Park

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Beat the heat this summer at the new Aqua Park at Shark Wake Park. It’s the largest inflatable, floating obstacle course on the East Coast. Covering an acre of water, the aqua park can hold up to 120 people per hour. It’s the place to be to jump, play and climb this summer. The Aqua Park is the newest addition to Shark Wake Park and marks the completion of the park since it opened one year ago. Shark Wake Park will celebrate with a “ Welcome Back Summer Party ” on Saturday, June 3rd from Noon to Dusk. Festivities will include music, cornhole…

Broadway at the Beach will host Summer Nights June 2 through September 3. This is a free, nightly entertainment series featuring live musical performances, street performers, character appearances and more. Guests will experience reconnecting through music while enjoying Mr. Nigel, who is returning for his fourth year at Broadway at the Beach. He will perform in Center Court near Broadway at the Beach's Guest Services Center every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Returning for her third year at Broadway at the Beach is…

Savannah's Playground

Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:33 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A couple weeks ago, we went to the brand new Savannah’s Playground at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the park’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. To say the gathering was heartwarming is an understatement. It was a perfect morning made up of beautiful weather, beautiful people and a beautiful community coming together to celebrate the realization of a dream long in the works. Savannah’s Playground—a project of Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, several area legislators, business people and community members—is…

We headed out on the Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to learn a little about the basics of pier fishing. Longtime Myrtle Beach local James Ciacco gave us an tutorial on what equipment you needed, how to bait a hook and instruction on throwing a cast net. A cast net isn’t part of the basic equipment needed to pier fish—shrimp is an effective bait for most fish along Myrtle Beach area piers—but for those that take their pier fishing a little more seriously, a cast net is the most affordable way to get live bait. Ciacco…

Pier Fishing: How to Bait a Hook

Friday, July 8, 2016 1:22 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

If you’re pier fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, one of the most common baits used is shrimp. Dead or alive, fresh or frozen, shrimp are one of the best baits for pier fishing and can attract a number of different catches, including: Whiting, Finger Mullet, Flounder, Pompano, Spanish Mackeral, King Mackeral and much more. If you purchase your shrimp bait from a pier-based tackle shop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it will likely be dead shrimp. While live shrimp attract fish based on how well they swim, dead shrimp attract fish based…

Pier fishing is a great outdoor activity that is both easy-to-learn AND easy on the wallet. Not only does pier fishing get people outside, it teaches respect for the ocean whether your goal is to relax with family or catch your dinner. The first step to pier fishing is having the right equipment. There are three basics you can’t go without: Fishing Rod/Pole: Anglers will need a basic spinning rod that is 12 to 50-pound tested. When pier fishing, a fairly light pole will do the trick, and most pier’s along the Grand Strand have tackle shops…