Carolina Country Music Fest

Come For The Beach, Come For The Country

Myrtle Beach Carolina Country Music Fest

Are you ready to party? The Carolina Country Music Fest is back this summer in Myrtle Beach! June 10 – 13, 2021. Carolina Country Music Fest® brings over 30 of country music’s hottest artist to perform in Myrtle Beach, SC. From Luke Combs and Eric Church, to Kelsea Ballerini and Ashely McBryde. Attendance for the festival has steadily increased over the years, and the acts have continued to pile on to one of the largest Country Music Festivals held on the east coast.

2021 CCMF Line Up

The 2021 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:

Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Ashley McBryde, Parmalee, Blanco Brown, Mitchell Tenpenny, Joe Diffie (tribute), Jordan Davis, Jon Langston, Joe Nichols, Lindsay Ell, Niko Moon, Matt Stell, Davisson Brothers, Chris Bandi, Ashland Craft, Kolby Oakley, Teddy Robb, Laine Hardy, Larry Fleet, Travis Denning, Leo Brooks, Kevin Mac, McGuire, Diamonds + Whiskey, Warrick McZeke, Jukebox Rehab, Whits End

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

Burn Some Rubber And Get Here

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.

Sandy Beach Resort

Escape the Cold this Winter to Myrtle Beach

Escape the Cold this Winter to Myrtle Beach
Escape the Cold this Winter to Myrtle Beach

Are you dealing with the cold weather back home and are looking to getaway? If the answer is yes, then we can tell you that escaping the cold this winter to Myrtle Beach is what you need. Staying with us at Sandy Beach Resort will keep you and your family wanting to visit every winter. Let’s take a look below at how you and your family can enjoy Myrtle Beach this winter.

Fun at the Resort

Escape the Cold this Winter to Myrtle Beach

Sandy Beach Resort has a lot to offer our guests when you visit year-round. One thing that you can say is you won’t get to go swimming back home during the winter months. But when you vacation with us you will be able to enjoy the indoor pool, lazy river and hot tub. This can be fun for the whole family because who doesn’t want to relax while floating down the lazy river? Some of the other things you can do at the resort is enjoy the beach because we are right in front the beach. Let the kids go play with their sand toys building sandcastles and collecting seashells to take home with them. The possibilities are endless when you visit our beautiful resort!

Fun Shows

When you visit Myrtle Beach during the winter months means that you get to experience some of the shows around the Grand Strand. During the month of December is where you will be able to enjoy some of the Christmas shows. One favorite show that many locals and guests love to go to is The Carolina Opry. Not only do they put on a great show during the month of December, but they also offer you a great show during the winter. Some other great shows you can go visit would be the Alabama Theatre, Pirates Voyage and Medieval Times. No matter what you’re looking for you will find it here in Myrtle Beach.

Activities Around Town

Escape the Cold this Winter to Myrtle Beach

There are so many different activities that you will find around Myrtle Beach during the winter months. A few of the activities that you can do while in town are Ripley’s Aquarium, Hollywood Wax Museum and so much more. Shopping can be done at several different places such as Tanger Outlets, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. While you are there at Broadway at the Beach head over to Paula Deen’s to grab yourself some good ole southern cooking. Go ahead and give the fried green tomatoes a try and don’t forget about the banana pudding that everyone loves.

There are plenty of things that you can do while in Myrtle Beach this winter, but we wanted to share these with you. Escaping the cold back home and enjoying the nice weather here in town will make you want to stay forever. If you haven’t booked your winter vacation to stay with us at Sandy Beach Resort, now is the time. We hope to see you this winter and enjoy what Myrtle Beach has to offer you!

Great American Eclipse in Myrtle Beach


The August Solar Eclipse

August 21st, 2017 is a special day this year as the Great American Eclipse will pass from coast to coast of the United States. The hype is pretty big for this celestial event, and especially for those who live in the path of what’s called totality. So we just wanted to point out some fun findings we came across while learning about the upcoming solar eclipse. It turns out we’re super close to the path of totality.

This particular eclipse will take a path cutting across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina.

The Path of Totality

Sandy Beach Resort happens to be super close to this path of totality. Check out this fun article from that helps determine what the eclipse will look like from the resort.

Our zip code is 29577 and states that we’ll see upwards of 99.4% of coverage of the moon in front of the sun. That’s pretty darn close to complete totality! Try it for yourself. Here’s the article.

That means if you drive a few miles south of the resort you’re right in the middle of the eclipse action, and if you’re too lazy to move from your poolside lounge chair at 1:30, then you’re pretty good too.

Just make sure you use special glasses, not regular sunglasses, to view the event. And make sure it’s somewhere special like our resort. There’s plenty of reasons to be at the beach this August. With great weather (for the beach), less crowds, and a upcoming total solar eclipse we know it’ll be a special end to summer.

5 Best Places to Get Food Within Walking Distance of Sandy Beach Resort

If there’s one thing that unites every vacation itinerary, it’s food. Whether your idea of a vacation is relaxing on the beach or in a cozy mountain lodge, the dining choices you make while on the trip can make or break the whole experience. It’s ironic that this is the case, because the majority of vacationers completely forget to make dining plans before they leave. That’s why we decided to create this list of the best places to get food within walking distance of the Sandy Beach Resort. If you’re staying at the resort (or even in the general area), you can’t go wrong with any of the following dining suggestions.

Gordon Biersch

First on our list is Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, located along Farrow Parkway in Myrtle Beach. This South Carolina staple was opened 20 years ago, with the unique intention of following the German Purity Law. This means that Gordon Biersch uses only the highest-quality Weyermann Malt from Bamberg, Germany and authentic Bavarian Hersbrucker hops and filtered water. The restaurant itself serves traditional bar food, with a high-class twist. A good example is their “Beer-Battered Fish Sliders”, a delicious take on a bar-food classic.

The Bowery

Our next restaurant suggestion for those in the Sandy Beach Resort area is The Bowery, located on 9th Avenue in North Myrtle Beach. This country-music mecca opened in 1944, and it’s live music stage has been played by country music’s best and brightest ever since. In fact, the band Alabama, who were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, had their start as the Bowery’s house band from 1973-1980 and still play there many times a year. Speaking of accolades, a waiter for The Bowery named Scuba Osborne is in the Guinness Book of World Records for carrying 34 mugs of beer without a tray. The restaurant itself serves delicious traditional style bar food, like “Tammy’s Grilled Bologna Sandwich”.

Villa Romana

Third on our list is the delightfully authentic Villa Romana Italian Restaurant, located along S Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach SC. This restaurant originally opened in 1985, and has been serving up savory traditional Italian cuisine ever since. The recipes for the four-to-five course dinners at Villa Romana are mainly family recipes passed down through the generations from the famous Italian chef Mamma Lucia. Villa Romana’s italian cuisine, combined with it’s traditional statues, chandeliers, columns, and a centerpiece fountain will truly transport you to the heart of Italy (all within walking distance of Sandy Beach Resort).

Pier House Restaurant

The second to last restaurant on our list is the famous Pier House Restaurant, located on the 2nd Avenue pier on North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. The pier itself has been in existence since 1936, even though it’s been destroyed and rebuilt three times due to hurricanes Hazel, David, and Hugo. Because of the restaurant’s location on the pier, you’ll have unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean from any seat. On the menu you’ll find beach-themed breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and steaks. An example is their “Wahoo” breakfast omelet, with andouille sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese.

Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood

Last but certainly not least on our list of the top places to get food around Sandy Beach Resort is Captain Benjamin’s Calabash Seafood, located on S Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. This truly Carolinian style of cooking is defined by lightly-breaded seafood with large portions – and nobody does it like Captain Benjamin. The restaurant opened it’s doors back in 1988, and has been a treasured part of Myrtle Beach dining ever since.

In case none of these restaurants are enough to wet your tastebuds, here are a few honorable mentions:


Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

I Love Sugar

Candy super-store perfect for your kids or inner child.

Landshark Bar & Grill

Traditional American cuisine with a coastal twist.

Peaches Corner

Classic diner food, complete with nostalgia-inducing root-beer floats.

Duplin Winery Comes to North Myrtle Beach


If you have never experienced the taste of sweet southern Muscadines, you are in for a treat.  This spring, Duplin Winery will be opening a tasting center right here in our backyard of North Myrtle Beach.  Duplin Winery has been making wine from the native Muscadine grapes for over 40 years.  Duplin Winery is a family owned business located in the sleepy town of Rose Hill, NC.  Don’t let their small town roots fool you; Duplin is currently the largest winery in the South.  Duplin Winery entertains over 90,000 visitors annually with wine tastings and tours of their production facilities.  The new tasting center will be located near Barefoot Landing adjacent to Alligator Adventure.

DSC_1975Muscadine Grapes are indigenous to the southeast, with a growing region extending from Virginia to Florida, and west to the Mississippi.  Duplin Winery reintroduced Muscadine wines into the market in 1976 and hasn’t looked back.  The wines capture the sweet fruitiness of the grape and taste like the fruit fresh off the vine.  Duplin Winery has the honor of producing the top selling wines in North Carolina.  Add a trip to Duplin Winery to learn more about their award winning wines.  Your North Myrtle Beach vacation will be more memorable with a glass or two of the cool, sweet, and easy wine.  For additional information, visit their website:




Myrtle Beach Hotel Near Boardwalk

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.


Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

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.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Sign


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


Let Us Be Your Premier Resort Accommodations in Myrtle Beach

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!

Myrtle Beach Premier AccommodationsOur 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.

Luxurious Accommodations in the Grand StrandOur 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.


10 Reasons Why We’re the Quality Resort in Myrtle Beach

We know when you’re making vacation plans you want accommodations that you can trust to be everything they were advertised to be. When only a quality beach resort will do, take a look at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort right here in Myrtle Beach South Carolina.

A quality place to stay in downtown Myrtle Beach.Here are 10 great reasons, direct from our guests testimonials, why we are the high quality Myrtle Beach resort that you should make your reservations with this year.

1. “Perfect Location Hotel. Clean Room. Very Spacious. Front Desk Friendly. I’ve Stayed Here Many Times No Complaints!” – Shanice McCullough

2. “My husband and I have stayed at SBR for the last few years. Everything is always perfect!” – Danny Gee

3. “Last week for the first time we stayed an entire week at SB. We stayed on the 11th floor in the 3 bedroom suite. It was clean! Perfect temperature. Whatever we needed the front desk made sure we got it.” “Housekeeping was so friendly and they did a fantastic job each day with our room:) They have 9 pools and each one remained clean.” – Felicia Ramadan

4. “My family of four stayed at the Sandy Beach Resort from 9/9-9/14/09. We got a great rate on a one-bedroom Angle Side View condo. The Hotel is breathtaking. It is one of the newer hotels in MB with plenty to do…The condo was very spacious and the four of us fit comfortably. The full kitchen including an oven saved us a ton of money as we cooked almost all of our meals. (Wal-Mart is less than 5 mins away!) The hotel has three pools: two Jacuzzi’s (along with one in the condo) a lazy river and a children’s play area.” – A Google User

5. “Our family stays at the Sandy Beach Resort every year for our annual family reunion trip. Sandy Beach is an amazing resort with a wonderful price point. We normally stay in the 3br king deluxe suite and it is more than enough space for a family of six. The service is great and the location is walking distance to area restaurants and family kingdom amusement part. We love Sandy Beach!” – A Zagat User

6. “Love this place! Always do a great job with reservations. Always clean. Will always stay here.” – Terri Mcknight

7. “Perfect getaway weekend! My husband and I stayed in a Deluxe one bedroom in the Palmetto tower. It was great and we loved our stay.” – A Google User

8. “So impressive!!!!! Everything was just as it appeared on the brochure. Beaches was clean, pools was clean. Hot tub was hot. It was family friendly, and staff was friendly. Nicest hotels on the beach. Planning on taking the whole family next year!! Didn’t want to leave. Cant wait to go back!” – A Google User

9. “My favorite place out of all. Close to everything. NIce people. Great amenities. Awesome rooms with great views. Couldn’t have asked for a better vacation!” – A Zagat User

10. “Would come back here in a split second!!! Had to get a very last minute reservation as the original hotel we checked in was sub-par. Not only did they honor my request for an ocean view room, it was a suite. More like a condo than a hotel room. Staff was very nice and accommodating on all levels. Great pools, very well maintained, wonderful location. Had a child’s pool and a lazy river…..nice for a family.” – A Google User

Favorite Myrtle Beach SC Resorts Where You Can Stay During Marathon Weekend

One of the area’s most popular annual events is the local marathon that occurs every February. This year marks the 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon that will be held on Saturday, February 15 at Myrtle Beach Pelicans Stadium. Every year during this event the streets of Myrtle Beach are transformed into a jungle scene that is the backdrop to an unforgettable experience by all involved in it. This event supports the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After being a part of this event, you will understand why thousands of people declare that the Myrtle Beach Marathon is so much more than a marathon. By making the decision to take part in this unforgettable weekend, you will undoubtedly walk away a changed person.

Marathon Weekend Rentals in Myrtle Beach SC resorts

If you’re one of the lucky one’s making plans for attending the marathon this year you’ll need some accommodations. Our Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort is one of the most favorite Myrtle Beach SC resorts in the area preferred by marathoners of every caliber. Take a look at what we have available right here on our website. Whether you want to be oceanfront or ocean view, you’ll like what we have to offer you.

Marathon Weekend is February 13-15, 2014, and following is the schedule for what’s taking place and when.

  • Thursday, February 13: 5:00 p.m. Runner’s Expo
  • Friday, February 14: 11:00 a.m. Runner’s Expo
  • Friday, February 14: 5:30 p.m. Ripley’s Aquarium Family Fun Run
  • Friday, February 14: 6:30 p.m. Junior Post Race Party at Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Friday, February 14: 7:00 p.m. Neon Night 5K
  • Saturday, February 15: 6:30 a.m. Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay
  • Saturday, February 15: 5:00 p.m. House of Blues Post Race Party

The sooner you make your reservations the better. This popular marathon event has rentals filling up fast in this area. You don’t want to register for the marathon and then not be able to find a place to stay. Marathon registration is open for a few more weeks and events are filling up fast.

If you’d like to speak with us about our Myrtle Beach SC resorts please call us at 1-800-844-6534 or reach us through the Contact page on our website. We’d love to hear from you!

When is a Good Time to Schedule Myrtle Beach Resort Vacations?

Many people think that if they haven’t make their reservations for their preferred oceanfront vacation rentals in Myrtle Beach South Carolina at least six months in advance that they won’t find any vacancies. Nothing could be further from the truth. We often have vacancies including last minute ones that we’re always happy to fill on a first reserved, first served basis. Granted, it’s true that the earlier you make your reservations for Myrtle Beach resort vacations the more likely you are to get the exact suite you want but we like to think there is no suite here that isn’t ideal and perfectly designed and furnished.

Myrtle Beach vacation rentalsWhen you’re searching for Myrtle Beach hotels, keep us in mind. We’re located in downtown Myrtle Beach along North Ocean Boulevard and the panoramic views from our rooms are nothing short of spectacular.

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to stay over for New Year’s and bring it in right, this is it. Being centrally located as we are will provide you with easy access to all the action the downtown area has going on that evening. Take a ride on the Sky Wheel and watch the stunning fireworks being set off up and down the coastline. There’s just nothing else like it!

A few of the New Year’s Eve events going on locally are the New Year’s Eve Party at 2001 Night Club. Come enjoy a fun night ringing in the New Year beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. Check out the one of the most Spectacular Fireworks shows at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at Broadway at the Beach as the sky over Lake Broadway lights up with a brilliant display! The Hard Rock Cafe New Year’s Eve party will have you rocking out to Black Glass beginning at 9:30 p.m. on December 31.

From all of us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort we’d like with you and yours a very safe and happy New Year!