Author: Katie Hunter

Katie Hunter recently relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC, but she is a true South Carolinian at heart. Growing up in Charleston, SC and living in the SC Upstate, Katie cherishes the rhythm of southern hospitality and a refreshing sea breeze. Katie has written stories for her friends and family to enjoy ever since she was little and is excited to uncover everything that makes Myrtle Beach, The Beach. Katie loves baking, the beach, and her Clemson Tigers. She can often be found walking her black labrador retriever or checking out a new restaurant in the Grand Strand with her husband.

On Location: Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are headed to the charming beach community of Garden City Beach, located just south of Surfside Beach and Myrtle Beach. Garden City is where the inlet meets the Atlantic Ocean and it is filled with cozy beach houses and fun, family-friendly attractions, and fresh, local restaurants that bring the beach town nostalgia. First, we are stopping by the scenic Garden City Pier, which stretches 668 feet off the coast. This pier is perfect for fishing, but it is also home to live music, karaoke, and family-fun entertainment. We recommend…

6 Ways to See Myrtle Beach from the Air

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:00 PM by Katie Hunter

There’s something thrilling about seeing the world from another perspective, right? Well, in Myrtle Beach, you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the City of Myrtle Beach from a whole new angle with these 6 ways to see Myrtle Beach from up in the air. 1. Parasailing If you’ve never been parasailing, you really need to check it out in Myrtle Beach. You will take a boat off the shoreline and sit in a large sail that will be whisked to 500 feet high! Don’t worry – Downwind Sails and Express Watersports both offer double or triple riding options if…

On Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 27, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Today, we are traveling to Myrtle Beach, one of the 14 beautiful communities of the Grand Strand, as we explore down the 60 miles of coastline that make up our area. Where do we start with all there is to see, do and eat in Myrtle Beach? Well, keep on reading as we highlight our favorite things to do, adventures, and restaurants in Myrtle Beach. The SkyWheel is an icon of the Myrtle Beach skyline, as it is located right on the Boardwalk and can be seen from almost any spot on the beach. The SkyWheel is 37 stories high and offers rides in…

5 Pirate Adventures in Myrtle Beach, SC

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:00 AM by Katie Hunter

Did you know that pirates used to lurk in the marsh waters near Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island? The inland marshes and creeks were perfect places to hide, instead of staying out in the open sea. There are plenty of pirate-themed adventures for you to explore in the Myrtle Beach Area! Arrrrgh you ready to get started? 1. Visit Drunken Jack's Some say that the famous pirate, Drunken Jack, can still be seen wandering the coast. The story goes that Drunken Jack was left on an island in Murrells Inlet by his crew with only rum to sustain him.…

On Location: Carolina Forest, South Carolina

Friday, August 20, 2021 10:00 AM by Katie Hunter

You have been joining us as we travel to the 14 communities of the Grand Strand each Friday, and today, we are headed up the road only 10 miles from the fun-filled Myrtle Beach area to Carolina Forest. Technically still a part of Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest is a pre-planned community consisting of several neighborhoods, shopping, and attractions on the inland side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There really is so much to do, so let’s get started! If you are looking to shop ‘til you drop, the Tanger Outlets, located on highway 501, is the place…

On Location: Aynor, South Carolina

Friday, August 13, 2021 3:00 PM by Katie Hunter

We are traveling from the top of the Grand Strand to the bottom and exploring the 14 communities that make up the Myrtle Beach area. We have been to Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Loris, and Atlantic Beach, Conway, and today, we are stopping by Aynor, South Carolina, for a taste of small-town America! Aynor is also known as the “Little Golden Town” due to its friendliness and community pride. The city was first founded in the early 1910s and was an agricultural center for turpentine, tobacco, and cotton. Now, much of Aynor is still mostly…

Since it’s Friday the 13 th , we wanted to share a few tall tales from The Beach that are a little spooky, very unlucky, and all around jinxed. These stories have been passed down by storyteller to storyteller, and it’s time we passed them on to you. First, we have the sad ghost story of Alice Flagg. In the mid-1800s, Alice fell in love with a lumberman, however, Alice’s brother rejected him because of his low economic status. Even though her brother disapproved, she continued to keep her love a secret, and the lumberman proposed. Alice soon…

On Location: Conway, South Carolina

Friday, August 6, 2021 9:00 AM by Katie Hunter

About 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach, the quaint and historic town of Conway, South Carolina sits along the Waccamaw River. Founded in 1732, Conway is one of the oldest towns in South Carolina. Revolutionary War history is infused into the town as the names “Conway” and “Horry” as in “Horry County” are from Generals. The City Hall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the downtown area remains proud of their historic charm. The Riverwalk is area of restaurants along the Waccamaw River that is perfect for an…

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…