Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort Blog
One of the newest and most alluring additions to the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Open all year, this 1.2 mile long walkway, stretches from 14th Avenue North to the 2nd Avenue North Pier. Lined with restaurants, bars and shops, it has truly revitalized the heart of Myrtle Beach. The boardwalk itself is a raised wooden deck design and is roughly 8′ wide. Lots of careful planning went into the aesthetic of the Boardwalk. Natural palms and beach grass seedings can be found throughout the entire length of the walkway. A must see, the Boardwalk has been consistently ranked in the top 3 for boardwalks in the United States by several publications.
Fortunately, those vacationing at The Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is only 4 blocks north. With the Family Kingdom directly south of the resort, and the Boardwalk just a short walk away, the central location of this resort makes it the ideal vacation resort. During the summer months (May-September) you can find a free concert in the park known as “Hot Summer Nights.” Vacationers enjoy a scenic oceanfront walk without having to get their socks and shoes sandy as well as those with wheelchairs find it much easier to maneuver. With weekly fireworks off of the 2nd Avenue Pier, it’s easy to see why many people choose a hotel with such close proximity to the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.
There are a few regulations that everyone should know:
1. Dogs are not permitted on The Boardwalk or beaches from May 1st through Labor Day from 11:00am through 5:00am the next day.
2. Bicycles are not permitted on The Boardwalk from May 1st through Labor Day from 11:00am through 5:00am the next day.
3. No skateboards, rollerblades, roller-skates, Segways, golf carts, or private vehicles
4. No glass bottles or other glass containers
5. No overnight camping
Vacations are about making memories and when you go out to enjoy the nightlife around Myrtle Beach you’ll be making memories then, too. There are plenty of affordable shows and nightlife in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re listening to live music or dancing under the stars, this is your vacation so be sure to let your hair down and have a good time!
Myrtle Waves Water Park With over 20 acres of park, Myrtle Waves Water Park combines swerves, curves and shoots from every direction imaginable. Every Wednesday in the summer is Movie Night for the whole family this summer. Dive in at 4 p.m., shows begin at dusk. $11.99 each plus tax for all heights and ages. Plus popcorn is only $1. Movie Night is weather permitting and features below are subject to change without notice.
The House of Blues at 4649 Highway 17 S in North Myrtle Beach, has live concerts each week. Every Tuesday night you can check out The Comedy Zone. On Sunday mornings come take part in a Gospel Brunch that includes local talent performing traditional and contemporary Gospel music selected by legendary gospel producer and artist, Kirk Franklin. Before and during the show you can treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts.
Uptown Theater in Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach is showing “Improve: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. on July 1. This is a musical improve comedy based on audience suggestions.
Uptown Theatre was voted #1 Comedy Club in Myrtle Beach.
Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Highway, Myrtle Beach, is made up of 14 different clubs allowing you to walk from one to another and sample each. Why not begin with frozen drinks at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville or Fat Tuesday, then go out dancing at Club Boca, Revolutions and Malibu’s. Enjoy the laughs at Crocodile Rocks, where the comedians/pianists tickle the ivory keys and funny bones. Broadway Louie’s, a sports bar with wall-to-wall big screen TVs and video games will thrill sports and games enthusiasts. All this in just one party block.
If you’re looking to go Shagging then check out Fat Harold’s Beach Club along Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. This is world-renowned Beach music club known as one of the best shag bars in the Myrtle Beach area. DJs, live music from the best Carolina Beach music bands and lots and lots of folks doing the Shag, the official state dance of South Carolina. Hours: Sun.-Tues. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
If you want centrally located accommodations that will be perfect for memory-making, give us a call at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, 800-844-6534 today!
This may come as big news to some people but you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a vacation, especially when you come to Myrtle Beach. Come stay at our Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort and there are lots of free activities taking place in the local area. Check out these suggestions:
Free Concerts on Ocean Boulevard
There are free oceanfront concerts throughout the summer taking place on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hot Summer Nights is an oceanfront concert series lasting from 8 p.m. to midnight at Plyler Park on the corner of Ocean Boulevard and on Mr. Joe White Avenue in downtown Myrtle Beach. Come out and enjoy all types of music including rock, jazz, pop, reggae, Motown and country! In addition you can enjoy one of the beach’s biggest fireworks display at 9.30 p.m. on Wednesday nights until the end of August. There will be street performers, balloon artists, stilt-walkers, face painting, jugglers and plenty of kid-friendly fun that include inflatable jumping rooms.
Free Movies at The Market Common
The Market Common is where you can find many free events during the summer months. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday through mid-August, Grand 14 Cinemas at the Market Common area will show a different kids’ movie every week at 10 a.m. There is free admission for everyone! Come enjoy $1 drinks and $1 popcorn. On Wednesdays, enjoy free movies in Valor Park beginning at 9 p.m.
Free Live Music at The Market Common
On Fridays in June, July & August, enjoy live music in the gazebos on Howard and Reed Avenues and a complementary carriage ride through the scenic streets of The Market Commons. The Market Common is located on Farrow Parkway off of Business and ByPass 17.
Free Movies in Surfside Beach
On Friday nights throughout the summer there will be free movies held in Martin Park (6th Avenue South and Dogwood Drive), Surfside Beach. Movies After Dark takes place from 9 to 11 p.m. Bring a blanket or a chair, snacks and bug spray and c’mon out!
Free Live Music in Garden City Beach
Every night from 8:30 to 11 p.m. throughout the summer months, head on down to Garden City Beach, SC. Here you can enjoy a walk along the beach and listen to live music on the Garden City Beach Pier.
Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
If you’re looking for a lovely evening out, head on down to Murrells Inlet and enjoy all that this historic fishing village has to offer. Treat yourself to a leisurely stroll along the MarshWalk and enjoy the great views of the saltwater marsh, birds and beautiful scenery. There are many clubs and restaurants along the MarshWalk with their own live music floating through the open doors and windows. Take the time to stop and enjoy it!
Sunday Series in Surfside
Every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be live music at the gazebo in Fuller Park/Passive Park at 410 Surfside Drive, Surfside Beach. The public is invited to attend this free event. Bring and blanket or chair, snacks and bug spray. This is always a popular event.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun on your vacation, not when there’s so many free things taking place around the area besides the beachfront and the ocean.
A beach vacation has the potential to be about so much more than just the beach, the surf and the sun. Even though the water sports you can partake in are seemingly endless, eventually you have to put dry clothes on and come in out of the sun. We’ve come up with four things that are near our Sandy Beach Resort that you should check out for some away-from-the-beach time.
If you’re vacation with children (or even if you aren’t) you have to make a stop at the Family Kingdom seaside amusement park and the oceanfront Splashes Water Park. Remember how thrilling an amusement park was when you were a kid? Well, it’s even more fun now! Family Kingdom has 35 ride for you to try out while the Splash Water Park provides slides, flumes, a lazy river and children’s areas. Buy an unlimited ride pass to either or both parks and save big! See for yourself in the video below:
For those that want to squeeze in a golf game while they’re here, check out the nearby Whispering Pines Golf Course at 900 Harrelson Blvd., in Myrtle Beach. This 18-hole course will challenge and relax you both on its fairways lined with pine trees. Carved out of 200 acres of mature hardwoods and towering pines, this 6,771-yard course was designed by Finger, Dye and Spahn. This is a traditional classic design-styled course with above average slope and handicap rating where you’ll enjoy affordable rates and outstanding service.
For those thrill seekers out there, be sure to visit Ripley’s Haunted Adventure House. Taking haunted houses to the next level, this multi-storied scream home features live actors whose sole purpose is to scare you at every turn. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach and open year-round for your convenience, if your family loves a good scare fest, this is one attraction you surely will want to attend. What is even neater is that the Haunted Adventure house is located within Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! which features the odditorium, 5-D Moving Theater, and the Marvelous Mirror Maze.
If it’s time for a little shopping therapy go check out the Coastal Grand Mall at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle in Myrtle Beach. Here you’ll find over a hundred places to shop and dine in close proximity to the Sandy Beach Resort. Check out their website for all the deals and events going on at any given time. If you’re bringing the kids along why not send them to the Cinemark Theatre to watch a flick while you do some leisurely shopping.
There’s plenty more going on around the area close to where you’ll be staying. Take a stroll down the street or along the beach. You just can’t beat the views around here!
Below is a list of some of the shops you can find at this mall:
- Abercrombie & Fitch
- Finish Line
- Victoria’s Secret
And much more!
When you’re online looking for premier resort accommodations in the Myrtle Beach area be sure to visit our Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. We have a total of 228 one, two and three bedroom luxurious condos available and just waiting for your arrival. Our condos include a kitchen, living and dining area and up to three full baths, many including a Jacuzzi tub. In addition, you’ll find that we have the best views of the coastline in the whole area, and not just of the ocean but of the 60 miles of beachfront, too!
Our modern resort consists of two resort towers –the Magnolia Tower and our newer Palmetto Tower. The Palmetto tower is a 150 room addition to the existing 78 room Magnolia Building. Both towers have oceanfront rooms, rooms featuring Jacuzzi tubs, and a wide assortment of room types.
Each unit proudly boasts a warm, tiled entry to greet your arrival, a well-equipped kitchen and bath. In the Palmetto Tower you can enjoy features like stainless steel appliances and a washer and dryer. In keeping with the beautiful aesthetics of our resort’s eye-catching exterior, the interior rooms are beautifully decorated in beach decor. You’re sure to appreciate that our condos are all non-smoking for the pleasure and comfort of all our guests. When you stay with us you’ll recognize that we provide absolute luxury and complete comfort – two things you won’t find at every Myrtle Beach resort.
Our custom rooms are equipped with comforting furniture and heavenly bedding, private Jacuzzis, flat screen TVs and spacious floor plans. When you stay with us and you can choose between oceanfront rooms and ocean view rooms. We provide a well-equipped fitness room for all of our guests to enjoy.
Our lifestyle amenities will keep everyone in the family engaged with the indoor/outdoor pool, a children’s interactive deck and pool area with dump buckets and waterfall umbrellas, and a very relaxing lazy river.
You’re like that you’ll be within walking distance to everything there is to experience in downtown Myrtle Beach. Be sure to take a stroll down the boardwalk and enjoy a ride on the SkyWheel. If you’re into golf, you won’t want to miss playing on our many championship courses we have in the area. Take a day and go shopping in the many specialty stores and malls in the area then come back and just relax and unwind by the pool. You’re going to be super glad you’ve chosen Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort for your luxury beach accommodations this year. If we can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-844-6534 at your convenience.
"Once again I was not disappointed staying at the Sandy Beach Resort. I have tried staying at other hotels so save a little bit of money, but always end up leaving that place even before we spend the night, and driving to the Sandy Beach Resort where we know it is clean and friendly."
Amy | NY
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