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News Flash: Sharks Live in the Ocean. And They’re Really Cool! Sharks are a source of both fascination and fear. They are an ancient species that has adapted and survived in our oceans for more than 450 million years, and although some species were once hunted to near extinction, many have made a comeback in recent decades. Worldwide, there are said to be more than 400 species of shark that range in size from a few inches to forty feet long. Off the coast of the Carolinas, there are usually 25 - 50 different species of sharks, depending upon…

The first time I went parasailing, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Nervous and excited, I got strapped into a harness while the small boat cruised out to open waters. After a safety check, I was told to hang on, and off I went! The cable slowly rolled out and up, up, up I sailed! Parasailing is thrilling and exhilarating, and it’s a great opportunity to see the destination from a very different perspective. I’m glad to live in a region that has several parasailing options because this activity is also a bit addictive! Here are some of my…

There’s nothing like speeding across the waves, feeling the wind on your face, and the splash of the water as your jet ski powers through the surf. A jet ski is a wonderful way to get out in the water and enjoy sun and speed. If you’d rather cruise slowly and look for wildlife, you can do that, too. Between the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and our inland rivers, the Myrtle Beach area offers a variety of great experiences with a variety of great water sports companies. For an amazing jet ski experience, check out these Grand Strand…

Everyone loves dolphins. Playful, intelligent and beautiful, dolphins have long captured the attention of humans. Seeing dolphins in aquariums is cool, but nothing beats the thrill of coming across dolphins swimming and diving freely in the open water. Here are some fun facts about our dolphin friends: The Killer Whale (aka Orca) is actually a type of dolphin. Dolphins are carnivores (meat eaters). In history, dolphins were sometimes called mereswine--that is, "sea pig". Male dolphins are called bulls, females are called cows, and young…

4th of July Events 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:00 AM by VisitMyrtleBeach SC

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue 2019 in the Myrtle Beach area! PLEASE NOTE: All fireworks shows & events are weather permitting & subject to change without notice. Fireworks Light Up The Sky Saturday, June 29, 9:30 p.m. – Riverfront Park & Marina Drive, Conway Monday, July 1, 10:00 p.m. -- Barefoot Landing , 4898 Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 p.m. – Broadway at the Beach , 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach Wednesday, July 3 -- After the Pelicans Game , TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach Thursday,…

Cocktail Artist , a line of premium mixes and bar ingredients developed by award-winning mixologists, is in search of America’s Best Home Bartender in a Cocktail Mix Off competition taking place in sunny Myrtle Beach! Why Myrtle Beach? Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation spot, welcoming 20 million visitors annually to enjoy its 60-miles of beautiful sandy beaches, entertainment, amusements, and more. It’s great for families and young adults alike. Cocktail Artist chose to host the final round of the competition in Myrtle Beach because…

There's no better way to end a perfect summer day in the Myrtle Beach area than with an exciting fireworks display! All summer long you can catch colorful fireworks shows at several different venues! Barefoot Landing 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Barefoot Landing has fireworks from June 17 th until August 31 st . Firework shows will happen every Monday at 10 PM until August 31 st . With a special firework show on July 4 th at 10 PM. Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Broadway at the Beach fireworks…

So, the kids have spent two days on the beach. They’re having an amazing time, but by day three you’re thinking it would be a great idea to get them out of the mid-day sun. Or maybe it’s raining, and the kids are raring to go, but the beach is out! What are you going to do? I’ve got great news for you! The Myrtle Beach area has an amazing variety of daytime mid-day activities that you will love just as much as the kids will. Rain or shine, you’ll never be disappointed in the entertainment options along the Grand Strand. Attractions WonderWorks…

Can’t You Sea? is a powerful new exhibit at the Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum running through September 8, 2019. Can’t You Sea? brings awareness to one of our world’s most immediate and biggest environmental problems--plastic ocean pollution—through artwork made from plastic found in coastal areas around the world. Six artists/activists, Dianna Cohen, Alejandro Duran, Sayaka Ganz, Pam Longobardi, Aurora Robson , and Kirkland Smith , employ discarded plastic as both an artistic medium and as subject matter. One of my favorite pieces was composed…

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area is a great gift for any dad! With tons of options for golf, fishing, dining and more, it’s easy to plan an itinerary focused on solely on your special guy. Here are eight fun ways to celebrate in Myrtle Beach this Father’s Day: Golf. The Myrtle Beach area is definitely the golf capital of South Carolina, and there’s no denying we love our time spent on the green. You can book a round of golf for dad at a number of amazing courses created by world-famous architects…