Posts from July 2021

On Location: Atlantic Beach, South Carolina

Friday, July 30, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Atlantic Beach may be small – only 4 blocks to be exact – but it still has a mighty history in the story of Myrtle Beach. In the early 1930s, Atlantic Beach was formed as a vacation spot for black families to visit and black-owned businesses to thrive. Many of the current residents are descendants of the Gullah Geechee people, who were former slaves from the West Coast of Africa. Atlantic Beach is between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach and has always been named the “Black Pearl.” Today, the town is working hard to preserve its history and…

Live music, ocean views, and cocktail hours - come join us at The Beach! There is certainly no shortage of fun waterfront locations to enjoy a happy hour (or two or three) in the Myrtle Beach area but unless you’re planning to make your visit to our shore permanent, you probably won’t be able to visit every single one. So here is a round-up of ten to get you started! Tin Roof Myrtle Beach 1410 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach This super fun live music joint offers a rooftop oceanfront patio, excellent happy hour, Southern-inspired…

On Location: Loris, South Carolina

Friday, July 23, 2021 2:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

As we travel from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and explore the 14 communities of the Myrtle Beach area, we are stopping today inland of Little River in a town called, Loris, South Carolina. Loris is an old railroad town that served the lumber industry beginning in the 1880s and is known for its abundance of southern charm. While it may be one of the smallest communities by population size, Loris is a tightknit community with a revitalized downtown area and local farmer’s market. The community always hosts the Annual Loris Bog-Off…

Fall is a great time to visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Temperatures are comfortable, space is plentiful, rooms are budget-friendly, and there are a wide-range of spectacular special events and festivals to enjoy! In addition to the beautiful 60-mile beach, family-friendly attractions, theaters and restaurants that thrill Myrtle Beach visitors year-round, if you visit this September, October or November, you can also enjoy some very popular events. From ethnic celebrations, to music, food and fall fun, there is something for everyone at The…

While summer always shines for those visiting the Myrtle Beach area, there is nothing like fall at The Beach. Temperatures cool ever so slightly and it’s less humid out, making all of the outdoor activities your family loves to do even more enjoyable. Here are a few favorites that we plan on checking out: Thompson Farm and Nursery at Brickyard Plantation We love visiting Thompson Farm this time of year! This family-run farm business hosts a bevy of fall activities such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and more. There are…

Cherished and transformational are two words that describe what the Gay Dolphin means to the Myrtle Beach community of visitors and locals. While Myrtle Beach has changed over the years, the one place that has remained a constant staple of the Boardwalk is the Gay Dolphin. Starting out as a small gift shop back in 1946, the owner, Justin Plyer, had a vision for what Myrtle Beach could be – an affordable beach town where families can gather, and traditions can take shape. His entrepreneurship set the tone for Myrtle Beach as he owned and…

Here's what U.S. News & World Report said: Although it's better known to outsiders as a vacation hot spot for beachgoers and golfers, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is also an attractive place to live for a number of reasons. Young professionals, growing families, and empty-nesters who are drawn to the area's mild weather and beaches set down roots here and enjoy the area's relatively low cost of living. As a popular vacation destination, Myrtle Beach offers a high number of job opportunities for those in the tourism and hospitality industry.…

Arts & Culture of the Grand Strand

Friday, July 16, 2021 9:00 AM by Visit Myrtle Beach

We all know that Myrtle Beach is known for, well, The Beach. But what you may not know is that Myrtle Beach – and the entire Grand Strand – is home to a diverse arts & culture scene that has stemmed from our roots in Lowcountry history, beautiful scenery, and collection of people from all over the world. We rounded up some arts & cultural spots along the Grand Strand for you to check out, and maybe even get inspired, during your beach vacation. Find more information on specific events and details on our website. Myrtle Beach History Tours –…

Myrtle Beach Bites: Ice Cream

Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:00 PM by Visit Myrtle Beach

Ice cream and The Beach go together like peanut butter and jelly – or at least we think so! The Myrtle Beach area has an abundance of local ice cream shops, as well as the chains like Ben and Jerry’s and Baskins Robbins, that are a perfect place to cool off after a day of sun. For National Ice Cream Day on July 18 th , we are exploring these 11 unique ice cream shops around the Grand Strand that are scooping up some classic ice cream treats, as well as milkshakes and shaved ice snowballs. Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor – Styled to look like an…

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the unique 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. Today, we are visiting North Myrtle Beach, just south of Little River on the Grand Strand. North Myrtle Beach is nine miles of beautiful coastline with exciting attractions, hotels, restaurants – and a vibe all its own! Let’s dive right in. North Myrtle Beach is comprised of four smaller communities: Cherry Grove, Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, and Crescent Beach. It is also the birthplace of the shag dance back…