Category - Beach - Boardwalk

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…

Top Five Places to Run in Myrtle Beach

Monday, September 26, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

The Horry County Bike and Run Park (aka HULK) If you’re looking for a longer trail run, the Horry County Bike and Run Park fits the bill. Locals have nicknamed this 7-mile trail “HULK” after the Universal Studios roller coaster due to the constant changing elevations, twists and turns and steep hill climbs. The trail is open to cyclists, runners and walkers and showcases waterway views, grassy meadows and thick jungle sections. Huntington Beach State Park Huntington Beach State Park has a lot for runners to explore, but the Sandpiper Pond…

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…

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…

5 Myrtle Beach Life Hacks

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

While we’re already mid-summer here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, it’s not too late to take advantage of some serious beach life hacks that can make a trip to the beach so much easier. Number One Use an old fitted sheet – along with various beach gear – to make the perfect, sand-free zone for all your seaside relaxing. Number Two Stick a travel size baby powder in your beach bag. Baby powder can be used to instantly remove unwanted sand before leaving and getting in your car. Number Three Store ice in your cooler in plastic bags. Not only…

6 Ways to Tie a Sarong

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 11:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Whenever I’m packing for a beach vacation, one of the first things I think to pack is a sarong. From fashion to functionality, it’s one of the most useful beach essentials to bring along. You can use them as a beach towel, or with a little online research, can learn how to fold one into a handy beach tote. But my favorite way to use a sarong is as a cute beach cover-up. Here are just a few of the many ways in which you can tie a sarong: Basic halter dress – Wrap the sarong horizontally underneath arms and cross ends over your bust. Tie at the…

If you’re headed to Myrtle Beach—or any beach—with a little one in tow, it’s easy to have an enjoyable day in the sun with some extra planning and packing. While it may require more than a book, water bottle and tote bag, the extra effort is well worth the reward of family memories you’ll treasure forever. Here is a roundup of twelve baby and toddler beach essentials that will make any seaside outing with a little one both fun and successful. Large Beach Tote: And the more children you have, the larger the tote should be! Lugging more than…