Posts from July 2016

Myrtle Beach Eats: Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

A Lowcountry Boil is a traditional dish of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, and the epitome of Coastal Carolina cuisine. The wealth of fresh, local shrimp makes this dish a favorite among Myrtle Beach, South Carolina locals. Ingredients are few, cleanup is minimal, and it’s the perfect recipe choice for summer months when dining outdoors with friends. Ingredients (4-6 servings) Old Bay seasoning, 2-3 Tablespoons per gallon of water OR to taste Salt and pepper, to taste 2 ½ lbs red new potatoes 1 (16 oz) package cooked kielbasa…

How To Save For Your Vacation

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 10:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

It’s never too late to start saving for your next vacation. By creating a savings plan and following through, you can ensure you make the most of your time in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Below are a few tips on how to get started saving for that much-needed getaway. 1) Determine Your Vacation Costs In order to know what you need to save, you need to know what you’re going to spend. Remember to include costs such as travel, parking, food, and souvenirs. Then take your total cost and divide it by the number of weeks until your planned vacation…

The Best Way to Pack a Beach Bag

Monday, July 11, 2016 3:00 PM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Before you head out to enjoy the 60 miles of coastline in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rethink the way you pack your beach bag. By packing only the necessities and by packing them smartly, you’ll cut down on the time it takes to get to the beach and enjoy it more once you’re there. Roll your towel and/or blanket tightly. Slide it into your beach bag vertically, so you’ll be able to pull it out of your bag first. Heavier items are best suited for the bottom of your beach bag. Things like a book and water bottle should go in first. Keep items…

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 1:00 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…

Every week this summer, we plan on hitting the streets in search of a few Myrtle Beach vacationers willing to talk to us about why they love Myrtle Beach. We caught up with a few visitors on Second Avenue Pier and talked about the weather, the people and their first impressions of sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.   …

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…

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans , one of America’s premier minor league baseball franchises, are certainly the beloved boys of summer along the Grand Strand. The high A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Pelicans enjoy the benefit of one of the game’s strongest farm systems and one of minor league baseball’s best stadiums in TicketReturn.com Field. On average, more than 3,000 fans - a number that will be on the rise throughout the summer - pack the stadium for home games, and the reasons are many. TicketReturn.com Field enjoys a prime location on 21st…