Don’t Miss These Fun October Events

Don't Miss These Fun October Events

Are you and your family vacationing in Myrtle Beach this month and want to have some fun? Have no fear because there are plenty of things for you to do. October is a great month to come to the Myrtle Beach area as there are so many things for you and your family to do. And when staying with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month for you to take advantage of.

Flashlight Fridays

Are you looking to have a little fun on Fridays with the family? If so, then look no further as you can come to Thompson Farm every Friday night. Here you will be able to see if you can make it through the largest corn maze in the state which can be a little challenging. And when you have completed the maze, then why not join in for a fun Halloween movie each Friday night in October from 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person but there will be refreshments for you to enjoy like coffee, hot cider & s’mores. Don’t miss out on drinking some hot cider and eating a s’more with your family!

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

Don't Miss These Fun October Events

Barefoot Landing will have their very own Pumpkin Patch this year for you and your family to come gather your pumpkins for your vacation. Pumpkins are in several different sizes this year and will only accept cash this year. They will be donating $1 from each pumpkin sold to go help with the hurricane and flood relief efforts in our community. The pumpkins available are small for $3, medium for $8, large for $10, extra-large for $12 and Specialty for $15. And there will be live music every Friday & Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss this great and fun activity with your family this year!

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Come to Thompson Farms every Saturday beginning on October 13th through the 27th, your kids will want to enjoy this fun. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and they will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their own treats. And if you think that is all the fun, your kids will get to meet Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and many other fun characters. This will run from 1pm – 2 pm and is included in the general admission price of $13.50 for the kids and $15.50 for the adults!

Trick or Treat on Halloween

Don't Miss These Fun October Events

If you are vacationing during the week of Halloween, then you are coming for the fun. On Wednesday, October 31st you can go trick or treating at several locations. If you’d like to head to North Myrtle Beach, then try Barefoot Landing where you can get some treats while you shop. Beginning at 5 pm, you and your family are invited to visit shops and restaurants to go trick or treating ending at 7 pm. If you’d like to try another fun location we heard  Broadway at the Beach has some fun for you and the kids to enjoy.

These are just a few of the events happening in the Myrtle Beach area for the month of October, but there are plenty for you and your family to enjoy. If you are still searching for a 1-Bedroom vacation rental, then check out our availability. We can’t wait to see your family as you vacation with us this month!

Pier Fishing in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Pier Fishing in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Enjoy some endless family-friendly fun when you come visit Myrtle Beach. From swimming to golf, you will find countless ways to enjoy your fall vacation. One of the most popular activities around here happens to be fishing. And of course, while staying in one of our 1-Bedroom vacation rentals, you will be close to 3 different fishing piers. We know that some of the most relaxing fishing can be done on one of the local piers. Below are our picks for a few Myrtle Beach fishing piers.

Cherry Grove Pier

Pier Fishing in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Cherry Grove Pier is a wonderful pier to start fishing at if you have never done so before. Many visitors come to the quaint town of Cherry Grove, SC and was built in the 1950’s. This pier has been family owned since 1965 and many have considered this as an iconic landmark. If you are coming to try out fishing but don’t have any fishing gear, have no fear. Cherry Grove Pier will allow you to rent fishing rods and you can get your fishing license here too. It costs $24 all day to rent a rod with a $30 deposit on it. It will cost you $16 for after 3 pm. And if you don’t feel the need to fish, you can walk the pier for $3. If you bring your own rod then it will be $3 for admission and $7.50 for each rod. They also carry fishing bait and a full line tackle shop as well.

14th Avenue Pier

The 14th Avenue Pier has been around since the 1920’s. It is known to many locals as the historic pier and has the famous Pier 14 restaurant there. The restaurant has been known to many visitors as one of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. You can come and rent fishing poles again where it costs $8 plus a $20 refundable deposit. If you are looking to fish with your own gear, then it costs $7 for the fishing pass and $2 for an additional pole. Please note that they do have a pole limit per person so you can only use 2 poles per person. 14th Avenue Pier also has bait in their shop so you are able to grab squid, shrimp, mullet and finger mullet for your fishing trip. They are open from 7 am to 11 pm so don’t miss out on the fun!

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier

Pier Fishing in Myrtle Beach this Fall

Myrtle Beach State Park Pier is one of the first state parks to open in South Carolina in 1936. If you are looking for a quiet pier setting in Myrtle Beach, then this is your place to fish at. Located just 3 miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17 you will find this amazing pier. No fishing license is required if you are fishing off the pier, but if you are surf or shore fishing you will have to get a license. The pier is open during the park hours from 6 am to 8 pm. You will have to get a pier pass which costs $5.00 per adult, $2.50 per child ages 6-15 and SC Residents 65 & older would be $3.25. If you need to rent a fishing rod you can rent them for $10 from the pier gift shop and there is a refundable $25 deposit with each rod rented.

While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these three are a good option for you. And if fishing off a pier is just not for you, there are other fishing adventures you can do while in Myrtle Beach. There are plenty of other activities for you and your family to do while visiting the area. And if you are still searching for an 1-Bedroom vacation rental, we have several for you to choose from this fall. We hope to see you this fall while the weather is turning a bit cooler but you can still enjoy the sunshine and beach.

Hurricane Florence

UPDATE: Hurricane Florence

First off we know many of our readers are experiencing the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Our hearts go out to everyone as they work to return to normal life, and hopefully that’s soon.

Much of the coast of North Carolina and immediately inland are still feeling affects of the Hurricane. We just want to pass along this link to the American Red Cross Hurricane Florence Relief Fund as a show of support.

Myrtle Beach ended up being spared some of Florence’s more destructive forces, and thankfully we’re enjoying some tranquil weather. Clean up along the Grand Strand has been minimal and our resort is in perfect shape. After Hurricane Mathew two years ago we’re extra thankful and heart broken for the coast to our north and inland as they recover.

It’s forecasted to be rather warm and sunny, so please do consider a stay, we’d love to have you. Stay safe, and we hope to see you soon.

 

 

Pre- Hurricane Florence Info

Hurricane Florence is heading our way, and although of this writing nothing is certain, we want our guests to be prepared for the storm. We’re no stranger to these storms, and preparing for the worst is the best thing to do.

Hurricane Florence is expected to be a long lasting storm with tropical storm force winds arriving as early as Thursday, and the storm could last well into the weekend.

Stay tuned to local emergency services as Florence approaches and take these warnings seriously. If you live near the coast or in affected areas projected to get lots of rain, be sure to evacuate should the order be given.

Hurricane Emergency Information:

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

South Carolina emergency shelters

2018 South Carolina hurricane guide

Current weather alerts

National Hurricane Center

NOAA Weather Radio

Interactive weather map

Make sure you regularly check the above resources to stay up-to-date on the expected path and recommended safety precautions. If you are expected to be in the path of the storm be sure to prepare your own Hurricane plan using South Carolina’s official guide as a resource. Remember, the best option is to get out of harm’s way if you are under an evacuation order!

More updates to come after the storm. Stay safe!

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

School is beginning shortly for many students and what a better way to end the summer than to spend Labor Day weekend in Myrtle Beach! With endless activities to do in the area, there is no way that you or your kids will get bored. From fireworks to live entertainment there is something for everyone in the family to do. Staying at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort can keep you where the fun and excitement is happening! Make this getaway as part of your yearly traditions as you make new memories with the kids or even grandkids this year.

Fireworks Galore

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 pm for some lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach that will have other fireworks displays for you and your family to enjoy. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10:00 pm. So head there and grab a quick bite to eat and enjoy the show while munching on some snacks. On Sunday, September 2nd there will be a firework display at 10:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday than with fireworks and family!

Live Music & Entertainment

Want something that the whole family can enjoy then head to Broadway at the Beach on Sunday, September 2nd from 7 pm to 10 pm. You will get to enjoy face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest at Barefoot Landing will allow you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and so much more. And finally head to Plyler Park for their final Hot Summer Nights which includes family-friendly entertainment and live music. Don’t miss these free events for you and family to enjoy while on vacation!

Beach It

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach is spending a day or two on the beach. Kick back, relax and listen to the kids playing in the waves or sand. Read a book, pack a lunch to eat on the beach under an umbrella and enjoy the last bits of summer. Take a walk along the beach in the evening to see the sunset or collect seashells with the kids. Make new memories with the ones you love before heading back home.

While there are many other events and things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before school is what every family need. If you are still looking for an oceanfront condo for that weekend, we do still have availability. We can’t wait for you to come and help us celebrate Labor Day this year!

 

Fun Activities To Enjoy On Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Fun Activities to Enjoy on your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Are you taking a vacation this summer at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort but want some fun activities to enjoy while you are here? Have no fear as we have the scoop for you in where and when the adventure begins. While we do offer our guest plenty of activities at our resort, we know that sometimes getting out to explore the area is just what you need.

What Activities Are There?

But if you are looking for fun activities outside our resort, then you will want to check out several fun events happening within the Myrtle Beach area this summer! There are many that are ongoing and a few that will happen just once this summer that you may not want to miss out on.

Pelicans Baseball Game

If you are a baseball lover or have someone in your family, then maybe go have a family night out and see a Pelicans Baseball Game in North Myrtle Beach. From April 15th to August 30, 2018 you can be able to see a game at the home locations of Myrtle Beach. Located at 1251 21st Ave, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. See their website for the games and get the tickets.

Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach

From June 1st to September 2, 2018 head over to Broadway at the Beach every night for some fun nightly entertainment. There is something for everyone and it’s something that you won’t want to miss. From free face painting every Saturday and Sunday at 7-10 pm to Fireworks every Tuesday night at 10 pm until August 28th. The admission for this event is free.

Family Kingdom Amusement Park

Fun Activities to do while on your myrtle beach vacation

If you are wanting to do something fun and exciting, then head on over to Family Kingdom Amusement Park for the evening. With many Thrill Rides to Family rides, there is something for the whole family to do and enjoy. You can either do individually priced tickets for $1.15 per ticket or you can get the Unlimited All Day Ride Wristband for $27.95 (plus tax). This price is for each person who wants to ride but if you just want to walk around to enjoy the sights and sound of the park that is free. Located at 300 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Please note that there is a $7 parking fee and be sure to check the website for the hours of operation before you head over there. 

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Bonanza

Every Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4-9 pm starting July 4th to August 30, 2018 located at the Burroughs and Chaplin Pavilion Place between 8th & 9th North. Enjoy the talent contest, karaoke contests, live entertainment and more. Every Wednesday night enjoy local food trucks and fireworks at 10 pm. Admission is Free.

Myrtle Waves Water Park

Fun Activities to Do While on Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Looking for a little fun in the sun for a day with family and friends? Head on over to Myrtle Waves Water Park located at 3000 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 for the day and enjoy a little waterpark fun. Between floating down the lazy river, enjoying the wave pool to sliding down the waterslides, there is something for everyone in the family. Worried about the younger children, then head over to the Bubble Bay or Saturation Station where your little ones can get in on the action too. You can purchase your tickets either online or at the park the day you want to go. Please make sure to check the website for the hours of operation.

​These are just a few events happening within Myrtle Beach for the rest of the summer and some you may be exciting to join in. If you are still looking for an oceanfront condo for your summer vacation or want to get away for just a few days, then we can help you out. We look forward to seeing you this summer for your family vacation!

Myrtle Beach July 4th Events You Won’t Want to Miss

 

With July 4th fast approaching you’ll want to know where the best are taking place as well as where the most awesome places to watch the fireworks are. For those staying oceanfront at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, you’ll have the best seat in town right from your window!

Myrtle Beach knows how to have fun and hold a large assortment of of July 4th events for the holiday. Fireworks are available for purchase in South Carolina and many are setting them off up and down the coastline but be safe!

6 a.m.  4th of July Independence Day 5k and 8k, Market Common, Hackler St., Myrtle Beach, SC. Join this competitive run in Myrtle Beach to celebrate Independence Day. Race begins at 7:30 am. Registration for runners is from 6 a.m.- 7:20 a.m. at the start and finish line in Valor Park, Market Common.

2 p.m. Garden City Golf Cart Parade, Calhoun Dr. (behind Willards Fireworks), 717 15th Ave. S., Surfside Beach, SC 29575. Annual parade to celebrate Independence Day!

fourth of july celebration

1 p.m. (Time is approximate) Special Event! Salute from the Shore on the 4thBe on the beach and watch the Shaw AFB F-16s from 20th Fighter Wing fly from Cherry Grove along the 60 miles of Myrtle Beach coast! See vintage WW2 aircraft! You can help support “Salute from the Shore” by doing these: Get a huge flag, Take video and pictures of your Salute! Share your videos, pictures and stories from the Salute at www.SaluteFromTheShore.org.

2 p.m. July 4th 7th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest, Croissants Bistro & Bakery, 3751 Robert Grissom Parkway Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Competition participants must be 18 years or older. The winner will be crowned, “Cupcake Champion” of Myrtle Beach. Prize packages include a trophy, medal, $500 cash and tickets to Myrtle Beach area attractions, restaurants and retail stores as well as an oceanfront vacation package, all valued close to $1500. Register online.

Boat Parade

4 p.m. Annual Boat Parade, Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, 4025 US 17, Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. This year’s parade will take place from 4-6 p.m. (time can change based on tides).  The parade winds from Garden City Point through the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk all the way down to Hot Fish Club. Compete for the best-decorated boat or watch from the shore and cheer on your favorites.

6 – 10 p.m. Join the town of Pawleys Island for the 51st annual Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade. Participants use their imaginations to create “floats” from golf carts, convertibles or flat-bed trucks.Decorate your golf cart, car, boat, truck bed — anything that can be turned into a patriotic display for 4th of July. Register your float at Town Hall in Pawleys Island in advance or register the day of the parade. The cost to enter a float is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the parade.

6 – 10 p.m. Surfside Beach Celebration featuring live entertainment. Head out to the Surfside Beach Pier for music and fireworks. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with musical entertainment by “Garth & Friends”. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Concessions and 4th of July T-shirts will be available for sale.

Carolina Country Music Fest

Come For The Beach Come For The Country

The Carolina Country Music Fest has become a staple addition to early summer in Myrtle Beach. The inaugural event took place in 2015 and featured bands young and old. From Marshal Tucker Band and Rascal Flatts, to Lady Antebellum and Cole Swindell. Attendance for the festival has steadily increased over the following years, and the acts have continued to pile on to one of the largest Country Music Festivals held on the east coast.

2018 CCMF Line Up

The 2018 Carolina Country Music Fest will be the biggest yet, and feature more of country music fan’s favorite bands than ever before. The lineup includes:

Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, TBA, Tracy Lawrence, Old Dominion, Brett Young, Deana Carter, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Dylan Scott, Michael Ray, Colt Ford, Russell Dickerson, Jon Langston, Runaway June, Morgan Wallen, Devin Dawson, James Barker Band, Tim Montana, Muscadine Bloodline, Stephanie Quayle, Kasey Tyndall, Davisson Brothers, Yesterday’s Wine, Lewis Brice, Warrick McZeke, Josh Phillips, Dee Jay Silver, Kennedy Fitzsimmons, Jimmie Allen

Learn more about who’s playing, details on the dates, ticket information, and more over on the Carolina Country Music Fest website.

Burn Some Rubber And Get Here

If you’re on fence, but love country music come stay with us. We’re just down the street from the festival, and a shuttle to the event will be about 5 minutes. We’re at a great location to enjoy the beach and attend the shows.

Head over to Reservations to select a room type that’s right for you or even call us, we’re happy to help book your accommodations.

 

 

There’s Nothing Else Quite Like the Nightlife in Myrtle Beach

Vacations are about making memories and the nightlife around Myrtle Beach can provide you with phenomenal memories, too. There are plenty of shows, clubs and live entertainment 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 in Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Waves in Myrtle Beach, SC

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.

House of Blues in Myrtle Beach
House of Blues in Myrtle Beach

Carolina Improv in Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach is a improv comedy and training club. Ranked #1 on Trip Advisor for night life attractions in Myrtle Beach.

Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach on Robert Grissom Highway, Myrtle Beach, is made up of an assortment of different clubs allowing you to walk from one to another and sample each. Broadway at the Beach is your one stop hot spot. Kick back and listen to live music, watch the game with family and friends, laugh it up at the comedy club, dance the night away or get in on the act with dueling pianos.

Celebrity Square in Myrtle Beach
Celebrity Square in Myrtle Beach

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.

If you want centrally located accommodations with easy access to all the nightlife in Myrtle Beach, give us a call at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, 800-844-6534 today!

Where to Find Kayak Rentals Around Myrtle Beach

Where to Rent Kayaks in Myrtle Beach
Source: Great Escape Kayak Adventures

Springtime is a great time of year to explore the coastal area of South Carolina by kayak or canoe. This popular water sport is one that more and more people are trying and finding out how much fun it can be. Kayaking is very peaceful and relaxing yet you can get a gentle upper body workout at the same time. When you’re looking for where to rent kayaks around Myrtle Beach, check out any one of the following businesses where you can get a rental then either go out on your own or sign up for a guided tour.

Paddling a kayak is a great way to explore the local rivers, inlets and other waterways. If the big ocean is more than you want to tackle, at least initially, check out the Intracoastal Waterway or the Waccamaw River. There’s a lot of exploring to be had if you enjoy nature but be sure to keep an eye out for what might be hanging around on the banks and along the water’s edge.

Downwind Sails Watersports
2915 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: 843-448-7245
Downwind Sails offers single and double ocean kayak rentals by the hour. No prior experience is required for this activity, but come prepared to get wet! You will be provided with life jackets and state of the art paddles that will help you enjoy your workout while relaxing on vacation! If this is your first time kayaking, you’re going to love it!

Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach
Phone: 843-650-7003
Paddling a kayak is a fun and relaxing way to spend some time outdoors and is easy enough for all skill levels. The experienced staff at Island Adventure Watersports will provide all necessary instruction as you prepare for your outing. We have tandem kayaks and single kayaks available. Since we are located in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, the paddling experience is rather inviting and lots of fun! Call them to plan your water adventure this summer or fall!

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
241 Main St., North Myrtle Beach
Phone: 843-241-4588
Rent a kayak for a few hours or the whole day and take you and your family or friends on an adventure. Both single and tandem sit-in kayaks are available for rental. Explore the beautiful Cherry Grove salt water creeks. Paddle out to the private Waites Island and spend the day relaxing. Enjoy the solitude and serenity that only kayaking can provide. Guided kayak tours to Waites Island, the Waccamaw River and Cherry Grove Marsh among other places area available in the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach area of the Grand Strand.

 

Where to Find Super Deals on All Sorts of Stuff in Myrtle Beach

If you haven’t noticed, one of the best parts about a vacation to the Myrtle Beach area, are all the super deals you get to take advantage of while you’re on vacation. The more local deals you can find the more money you save on your vacation!

Restaurant deals in MB

There are deals at restaurants like the spring break savings at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament or take the kids to have Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Tupleo Honey on March 17. Deals at amusement and water parks like Rockin’ Jump — Spring Break Super Pass! And great deals on anytime entertainment for the family when you purchase tickets to The Carolina Opry Show and add tickets to Thunder & Light or Pure Magic for as low as $15 + tax!

Deals on entertainment in MB

In addition, there are always deals on golf packages, golf cart rentals, bike rentals, and even surfing equipment rentals. All you need to do is check around and read the literature you come across while you’re here.

Vacation Deals in MB

You won’t have far to look to find deals on accommodations because some of the best Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals in the area can be found right here at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. In addition to our Myrtle Beach vacation rental deals you can also take advantage of definitely keep an eye on Groupon as they always have deals going on in the area. The visitmyrtlebeach.com website has a wealth of coupons you can print out. Coupons include those for restaurants, amusements & attractions, fishing & water sports, golfing, shopping, theatre, and transportation.

Sometimes finding deals is as simple as typing “deals + restaurants + myrtle beach” into Google. Change the word “restaurants” to whatever it is you want to save money on (ex. theatre, movies, concerts, amusements, etc.) then reap in all the savings! Yes, it’s just that easy!