Fall in Love with Myrtle Beach

Fall in Love with Myrtle Beach

Are you looking for a place that your family can take a nice fall getaway? We at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort can tell you why you must visit during the fall months. Besides the weather turning a little cooler and the kids are back in school, this time of the year is perfect to visit. From festivals to Halloween fun there is something for everyone to love. Let’s look below at a few of the events that can help you fall in love with Myrtle Beach.

Are we in Germany?

Fall in Love with Myrtle Beach

On October 11th & 12th is when you may think that you have traveled across the ocean to Munich, Germany. Your family will step into Myrtle Beach’s Oktoberfest that is happening at Market Common. Listen to the live music, taste the amazing food and let the kids enjoy activities. A few of the activities that can be done are inflatables, face-painting, picking out their own pumpkin and more. Fall in love with Myrtle Beach as you fall in love with celebrating Oktoberfest!

Become a Firefighter for the Day

For many young boys, they dream about becoming a firefighter so they can ride in the fire engine. Don’t let it be a dream when you visit Myrtle Beach on October 12th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Fire Station No. 3. Located at 2108 South Kings Highway is where you can bring your little ones for the Fire Prevention Expo & Open House. Let the kids explore the fire station with demonstrations, food, fire engine rides and more. You won’t hear “I’m bored” from any of the kids that day as they become a firefighter for the day!

It’s a Splash Halloween Bash

Fall in Love with Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for a fun event where your kids can dress in their Halloween costumes, we have the perfect one. Head over to Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach on October 19th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for some trick or treating fun. Listen to the live DJ and dance the night away, grab some food and so much more. Don’t forget to enter into the costume contest so you can win some pretty Spooktacular prizes. Admission to this event is $20 for Adults and Kids 11 & under are $15. Swim on by and have a family fun night at the aquarium!

There are many other fun events for you to fall in love with Myrtle Beach, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, go ahead and book it today. We hope that your family will fall in love with Myrtle Beach and enjoy the fun events happening on the Grand Strand!

Ways To Help With Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

We just wanted to help get these resources up for those looking to help provide aid to those who’ve been impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

Ways To Help With Bahamas Disaster Relief

Our hearts go out to the Bahamian people as they begin to recover from this disaster. As a coastal community it’s the least we can do to provide our audience these avenues to help with aid.

To Donate to the Red Cross visit: https://bahamasredcross.org/donate/

Global Giving is providing emergency supplies and you can support them at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-dorian-relief-fund/

The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation is headquartered in Charleston South Carolina and is geared towards providing continued relief. Here’s their information as well: https://www.gbdisasterrelief.org/home/about-us/

The South Carolina Red Cross Chapter info can be found here:

https://www.redcross.org/local/south-carolina/about-us/our-work/hurricane-dorian-response-south-carolina.html

Fun Adventures Your Family Can Do in Myrtle Beach

Fun Adventures Your Family Can Do in North Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family coming to Myrtle Beach for your vacation soon? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the fun adventures you can do while in the area. Staying with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort will keep you close to where the fun is at. Let’s look below at a few of the fun things that your family can do while on vacation!

Parasailing

Fun Adventures Your Family Can Do in North Myrtle Beach

Have you ever wanted to do something such as parasailing at the beach? If you said yes, then this is the fun adventure for you. Downwind Sails is the place to go that provides fun watersport experiences for many tourists who visit the area. From parasailing to jet skiing to going on a banana boat ride there is something for everyone in the family. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, hats, shades, swimsuits and more whenever you have your day on the water. This is something that everyone will remember for years to come!

Up in the Sky

Another fun adventure that everyone in the family can enjoy is heading over to Broadway at the Beach and giving Explore & Soar a try. Here your family can do a fun ropes course in the sky and be able to soar like an eagle as you zipline down. If you do have family members who aren’t big on heights, then head on over to WonderWorks for a little more indoor fun. Be sure to wear tennis shoes for this fun day and just have a good time with the family!

Trail Blaze Adventure

Fun Adventures Your Family Can Do in North Myrtle Beach

Families who love to be adventurous on the open waters will love Trail Blaze Adventures in Myrtle Beach. Here you and your family can do tours of Myrtle Beach on a kayak, paddleboards and ride some bikes. On the kayak tour you will get to do a private island tour where you can explore the salt marsh and even get to check out our sunset tours. Whatever your heart’s desire to do on the water or on land, we can help you. Don’t forget your sunscreen and family and just have a wonderful day together.

There are many more fun adventures that you can do while you are on vacation to the Myrtle Beach area. If you haven’t made your reservations for you next family vacation to Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you soon on your vacation as you go on a few new adventures together as a family!

Fun Activities for the Beach the Kids will Love

Fun Activities for the Beach the Kids will Love

Do you have a family vacation planned to North Myrtle Beach soon? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about some fun activities for the beach your kids will love. Staying with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort will keep you close to where the fun is at. Making new memories with the family is just what we hope you will do on your vacations. Let’s look below at a few fun activities for the beach that your kids will love.

Seaside Mini Golf

Seaside mini golf is not like any other mini golf you’ve ever played at the beach. This is a game that your kids can play together and enjoy themselves for the day. Head over to the local dollar store and pick up a plastic set of clubs and balls while you are there for each child. Then you can make your own small course up on the sand and use driftwood as the markers for each hole. What a fun game to play even as a family and enjoy learning to become a great golfer.

Hunt for Treasure

Fun Activities for the Beach the Kids will Love

This is a fun activity that the whole family will enjoy doing together. Take a sheet of paper, draw a map to the treasure and have a bucket for the whole family. Then go out on the beach in the evening before the sunsets, and hunt for treasure. The kids can look for a pink shell, rocks, seaweed, something blue, etc. You can make the list on the map to show as many items or a few items. This fun activity that the kids will love, and the parents will remember for years to come!

Build a Sandcastle City

A classic activity for any child is to build a sandcastle every year they vacation to North Myrtle Beach. This activity isn’t just building one sandcastle, but about building a whole city. Each child can be in charge of one part of the city such as the houses, different buildings and schools. This is a fun activity that the parents can get in on too. It doesn’t matter how big or little your city is, but it’s about how much fun you have.

Soccer on the Beach

Fun Activities for the Beach the Kids will Love

Playing games on the beach is a fun activity that everyone enjoys. Bring a soccer ball with you on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach and have a small game on the sand. You can either break up into small teams, or you can just kick the ball back and forth. This activity doesn’t need a ton of people to play either, it is a great way to spend time with family.

There are many other activities that your kids will love to enjoy on the beach, but we thought these were a start. Don’t forget to bring your beach towel, sunscreen and umbrella to the beach as you prepare to have a great time. If you are still looking for a great place to stay, check out our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals today. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful trip to make new memories!

Celebrate 4th of July on the Grand Strand

Celebrate 4th of July on the Grand Strand

It’s hard to believe that July 4th will be here in just a few short days and that means that your family vacation will start too. Coming to the beach during this fun holiday has been a tradition for many families staying with us in one of our Three Bedroom vacation rentals. Let’s look below at some of the fun events that are happening on the Grand Strand.

Pawleys Island Parade

Celebrate 4th of July on the Grand Strand

If you grew up in a small-town heading to a local 4th of July Parade, then you will feel right at home in Pawleys Island. Here you can sit back and watch the parade float by on homemade floats with decorations that fit the 4th of July and even decorated golf carts. The parade will start at 10:00 am and will run through noon. Don’t miss this fun event as you celebrate the red, white, and blue!

Ball Drop

Head over to Broadway at the Beach for the first 4th of July Beach Ball Drop. This is a fun event for the whole family as they drop over 2500 beach balls from above The Avenue at 5:00 pm. And while you are there you can grab yourself a bite to eat before seeing the fireworks. Make this a new tradition for your family to come to Broadway at the Beach and see all that is new for the 4th of July!

Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

Celebrate 4th of July on the Grand Strand

If you are still at Broadway at the Beach, then you should stay for the annual 4th of July Firework Extravaganza. Grab a seat after your dinner to be sure you get the best seat in the house for the show. Sit back and relax as you get to see the amazing display of fireworks this year at Broadway at the Beach with your family. The firework display will begin at 10:00 pm, so be sure to get there early if you plan on coming just for the show to grab yourself a parking spot.

While there are many other events happening along the Grand Strand on July 4th, these are the ones we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your next family vacation to the beach, give a call today. We hope that you and your family have a safe 4th of July!

June Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

June Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

June is almost here and that only means that summer vacation will be too. Spending a week at the beach with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort will keep you close to where all the fun activities are going to be at. From spending a few days at the beach or by the pool to spending a few nights out on the town, there is something for all ages in the family to do. Let’s take a look at what fun things you and your family can enjoy while on vacation here in Myrtle Beach this June.

Country Music Festival

June Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

This year’s Carolina Country Music Festival that is back for another amazing year that will bring more than 30 of the hottest country’s stars to Myrtle Beach. This 3-day event happens every June and this year’s has something in store for it’s fans. Starting on June 6th and ending on June 9th is where you and your family can come and enjoy some of the best singers in the industry. Alabama will be help kick off the festival this year on Thursday, June 6th and it’s a performance you don’t want to miss! Some of the other amazing acts will be Randy Houser, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch and many more. What a great event that your family can attend and good news is tickets will be on sale until June 4th!

Art in the Gardens

Do you have someone in the family who loves art? If the answer is yes, then we highly suggest heading over to Brookgreen Gardens this weekend for the Brookgreen Art Festival. This year your family can enjoy seeing some local artists and their work including some demonstrations. This is a free event to all those who visit the gardens from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with a valid admission. Don’t miss this fun event for the artists out there who are visiting the beach.

It’s Baseball Season

June Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

Baseball season is in which means that it’s time to take your family to see the Myrtle Beach Pelican’s play a few games. The Pelican’s will play many other teams such as the Wilmington Blue Rocks and many more while you are on vacation. Taking your family to a game can become a tradition that many families love to do as the tickets can cost as little as $9 per person. We can guarantee that you won’t get a bad seat in the whole stadium. You can also take advantage of the many promotions that they have weekly including Half Price admission with a Backpack Buddies donation. There is also the BOGO Hebrew National hotdogs. Don’t miss the opportunity to take your family to see the local team play and hopefully you can capture the fireworks too!

There are many other events happening around town in June, but these are the few we thought you’d like. If you are still on the hunt for a Myrtle Beach vacation rental, now is the time to make your reservations. We can’t wait to see your family this June as you come and enjoy the sun and fun!

Fun Easter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in Myrtle Beach

Fun Easter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in Myrtle Beach

Are you and your family vacationing in Myrtle Beach for Easter? If the answer is yes, then we must tell you all about the different things that are happening in the area. Staying with us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort will keep you close to where all the fun is happening. Let’s take a peek at what fun Easter activities you don’t want to miss in Myrtle Beach.

Breakfast Under the Sea with the Easter Bunny

Have you planned a special breakfast for the kids while you are on vacation? Then we know of a perfect breakfast you can plan and surprise them by having breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Happening on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Ripley’s Aquarium is where the special meal will be at. Enjoy a wonderful buffet along with a few other fun games such as a live DJ and a private Mermaid Show. The cost for this event is $25 per person ages 12 & up, $10 per person ages 10 & under and your tickets to the aquarium are included. What a perfect day to spend it at Broadway at the Beach and the aquarium.

Bass Pro Shops Easter Fun

Fun Easter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in Myrtle Beach

If you have never been to a special event at Bass Pro Shops, you are missing out on some extra fun. On Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for a fun family Easter event. When you first come into the Bass Pro Shops you will be able to take a picture with the Easter Bunny and receive a free photo. Your kids can do an Easter craft in the store and there will be an egg hunt in the store from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 1:30 pm. Don’t miss this fun event at Bass Pro Shops with the kids for a family fun day!

Easter Egg Hunt

Don’t miss the 37th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach is something for everyone to enjoy. Starting at 10:00 am the family can hunt for eggs throughout the park and it’s a free event to join in. Those who want to participate in the egg hunt will be divided into different age groups from infant and up. The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures with everyone and will be handing out candy to all the kids. Bring your camera to capture the moments that will happen at this event!

Let’s Go to the Fair – Easter Celebration

Fun Easter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss in Myrtle Beach

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter while on vacation, look no further. Come celebrate Easter at the Myrtle Beach Speedway for their 4th Annual Horry County Fair. On Sunday, April 21st from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm is where you and the family can enjoy a fun county fair. To get started on the fun admission to the event is $5 per person and children 4 & under are free. Here you and your family will be able to enjoy an Easter Service, as well as carnival rides, games and so much more. There will be a petting zoo and let’s not forget about the pig racing. This can be a fun family day spending it out and about on the town for some Easter Fun.

While there are many other fun activities that are happening throughout Easter weekend, these are the few that we thought you’d enjoy. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your Easter vacation, it’s not too late to make your reservations today at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next vacation to the area!

Where to Get Coffee While on Vacation

Where to Get Coffee While on Vacation

Are you headed on vacation soon to Myrtle Beach and would like to know where to grab coffee from? We at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort can tell you where you can go to get a cup or two of coffee from while you are staying with us in the area. Many locals love to go to these places and highly recommend them. Let’s take a peek at our top picks for coffee shops in the Myrtle Beach area.

Fresh Brewed Coffee House

Fresh Brewed Coffee House is a must visit on your next vacation as it is not like any other coffee shop you have been to. Many consider this coffee house to have some of the best drinks and love to share their stories with you and your family. You are also able to grab yourself a bag of coffee to take home with you and if you’d like a little something to go with your coffee, they have a little bakery. Sit back and enjoy while having a nice cup of coffee. We promise you that this is a place you need to visit on your next vacation to Myrtle Beach!

The Roasted Bean

Where to Get Coffee While on Vacation

The Roasted Bean is located in Myrtle Beach and has some of the best coffee around. Here you will be able to try several new coffees from around the world. Some of the coffee’s that you can give a try would be Dark Roast Guatemala, Dragonfly High Caffeine and more from around the world. They even serve specialty drinks such as Titanium Bullet Proof Coffee, Espresso, Lattes and more. They are open 6 days a week and even roast their own coffee. Don’t miss out on their breakfast and lunch menu and bring the whole family!

Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind

Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind not only is a coffee shop but you can also grab some ice cream too. Located at 801 Conway Street in North Myrtle Beach, Native Joe’s Scoop & Grind is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. You will also be able to grab yourself and family a different kind of drink such as a Hot Chocolate, Double Red Eye, Playa Grande and even a Moon Pie Shake. This is not like any other coffee shop that you have been to and we highly recommend you check it out too.

Krave Bagel Bistro

Where to Get Coffee While on Vacation

We understand that when you are on vacation, going out for breakfast is needed as is coffee. Krave Bagel Bistro is located in North Myrtle Beach but has amazing bagels and coffee. Here you will be able to grab a dozen of freshly baked bagels along with a few other sandwiches and treats. Treat yourself with a nice cup of coffee in several different flavors or grab a few other specialty drinks such as an iced coffee, iced latte or a frozen frappe. This is a favorite that many locals love going to on their way to work that you must visit on your next vacation. 

While there are other coffee shops that are here in Myrtle Beach, we thought that you’d enjoy these. If you are still haven’t made your next family vacation reservations to Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort, check out what we have available. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you make new memories while enjoying a cup of coffee on the beach!

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

Do you have a family vacation planned this year to Myrtle Beach? If the answer is yes, then we understand that spending the week sitting on the beach soaking up the rays is just what you need.  Staying in one of our One-Bedroom vacation rentals will keep you close to the beach but having the right things in your beach bag will allow you to enjoy your vacation. We have compiled a small list to be sure that you will be ready for your next vacation to Myrtle Beach.  

Beach Bag Items

Your Beach Bag

When you are on vacation having the right beach bag can make ALL the difference in the world. Sure, you can throw all of your items into any bag, but did you know that all beach bags are not the same. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or an even a large utility tote bag works perfect for a beach bag.

Beach Towels

When you are on vacation making sure you have packed everything before you leave home is essential. So be sure to pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is.

Sand Toys Bag

Anytime you go on vacation with kids, you have to bring a ton of sand toys with you. We understand bringing sand back with you into your vacation rental is not necessary and can be quite a hassle. So, if you pack a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach.

Sunscreen

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

With the hot, southern sun sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn.

Hats & Sunglasses

Bringing sunglasses and hats can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun is much hotter than it is in the north, so we want to make sure that your eyes and face are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Don’t forget to pack one for everyone in the family.

Water Bottles

When you spend any amount of time in the sun and on the beach, you want to stay hydrated as often as you can. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as a insulated tumbler or an insulated bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day. If you are staying in one of our vacation rentals, then you will be able to go back to refill the bottles.

Sand-Free Hack

What to Pack in your Beach Bag

This is one item that you may not have thought about, but it is a must whenever you visit the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag, but these are the must have items for your next vacation. If you haven’t made your reservations for your vacation, then check out our Myrtle Beach vacation rentals today. We can’t wait for your family to come and vacation with us!

5 Activities Your Family Can Do This Winter

5 Activities Your Family Can Do This Winter

Are you coming to Myrtle Beach this and not sure what to do? We at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort can tell you about the fun winter activities to take advantage of when you come on vacation this year. Myrtle Beach has a ton of things to do and trying to find the right one that fits what your family needs may be in this list. Let’s look at what fun winter activities to take advantage of on your next family vacation.  

Museum Time

Some of the museum selections that are available in Myrtle Beach may surprise you.  Many of the museums are all family-friendly and great for kids of all ages. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is something like other that you may have seen. It includes many different things that you may have never known existed included weird and unusual facts, exhibits and more. WonderWorks is another museum that you may have never experienced before. This is more like an amusement park in itself and is fun to experience. There are several different hands-on activities, rides and exhibits that your family can take part in such as laying on a bed of nails and more. Think of the fun you can have on a chilly day in Myrtle Beach this year!

Look at that View

5 Activities Your Family Can Do This Winter

Finding new adventures while you are in Myrtle Beach can be fun especially if you find on that is a must. Head on over to the Boardwalk where you can find the Skywheel. Here you and your family can go on a giant Ferris Wheel but it’s not like any other you may have gone onto. The Skywheel is enclosed with air-conditioning for you to enjoy. And we can tell you the views are absolutely amazing and breathtaking! You may find that everyone in the family will fall in love with being able to see what they can see in Myrtle Beach and the ride is a good long one too.

New Traditions

Many of the parents now a days can remember vacationing at the beach and playing a night or two of miniature golf with their family. So, why not start this as a tradition with your family on each vacation you take to Myrtle Beach? There are plenty of miniature golf places around Myrtle Beach whether it’s in North or South, you will find a mini-golf place. But pick a few places to try before trying to figure out if it’s the new “family” mini-golf course you want to visit every trip. And you may find that some of your family members will be very competitive too which can be fun for everyone. But just go out and enjoy the day or the evening with your loved ones.

Let’s Race

5 Activities Your Family Can Do This Winter

Is there someone in the family who likes to be a little competitive? If so then we suggest heading to Broadway Grand Prix for the afternoon for a little fun. Here you will be able to take advantage of racing each other in a round or two of go kart. And we understand that if you have younger children in your family they will want to feel included too in the fun. So, have no fear as there are several things for them to take part in too such as the carousel, kiddie speedway, pro tow and their very own sky wheel. There are also bumper calls for the whole family to enjoy, an arcade, mini-golf and rock-climbing wall. So many different activities for everyone to take part in while they are on vacation!

Let’s Eat

We have to say that anytime you go on vacation, it’s always nice to eat out for a few days. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner there is something for everyone in Myrtle Beach. Of course, there are plenty of chain restaurants for you to try, but why not try a few that you may not have thought about. A favorite among the locals would have to be Tupelo Honey Cafe which has excellent food choices for everyone in the family. And let’s not forget about the amazing seafood restaurants that you will find in the area. None of these restaurants will disappoint and we even have some dining options at Myrtle Beach Resort for you to enjoy.

Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort is prime location for your next family vacation to start making new memories. If you are experience snow or even cold weather, then come to Myrtle Beach where you will be able to be a little warmer this winter. We can’t wait to see you soon as you make new traditions with the family!