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.

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!

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 Light Up Your Life This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for our families, the blessings we’ve received, caring friends, amazing communities, and all the gifts of life we have. The arrival of Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season for many people. Shopping begins in earnest the following day, holiday lights are strung and turned on, Christmas parades and ceremonies begin. If you want to be part of the exciting festivities and light up your life over the holidays, check out the following events taking place in the local area. If you’re looking for holiday accommodations for yourself or your family, give us a call at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort and we can assist you.

Where to Light Up Your Life This Thanksgiving

Barefoot Landing’s annual holiday ceremony, The Lighting of the Landing, will take place on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 6:00 pm with fireworks to follow at 7:00 pm. This popular annual event will feature a visit from Santa, along with holiday music from The Alabama Theatre and other local groups and individuals.

The Market Common’s Annual Tree Lighting event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 19 at Reed Street and DeVille Street. There will be a trackless train for the children on Deville as well as a balloon artist, face painter, carnival games and inflatables on Reed. The stage events begin with Ruckus Drumline in front of the Grand 14, followed by Beach Brass Quintet and Santa! Vocal Edition choral group will close out the evening with holiday music.

The Surfside Beach Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Thursday, December 1, from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Surfside Beach Town Hall.

 

Where to Light Up Your Life This Thanksgiving

Join Santa and his friends at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow (150 Citizens Circle, Little River, SC 29566) for Lighting of the City Christmas Tree on Friday, Dec. 2 beginning at 6:00 pm. Activities, entertainment and refreshments are available for children of all ages. A great start to your holiday season!

Broadway at the Beach will hold its A Very Broadway Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:00 am in front of Ripley’s Aquarium then head on over to the Center Court for live entertainment and fun for the whole family from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. The Christmas tree lighting at will take place at 6 pm followed by a fireworks show at 8:00 pm.

Ripley’s Aquarium will be kicking off the holiday season just the right way, with its Festival of Trees beginning now through December 30. Come see trees decorated for every state and more!
 
Where to Light Up Your Life This Thanksgiving
The Great Christmas Light Show at the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Sports Complex runs from November 25 – December and is a park-wide celebration that captures the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 1.7 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive through the Complex. Over 400 magical light displays, some up to 70 feet tall, have been custom made for the show. Visitors will experience 14 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life.   Afterwards park your car and visit Santa’s Village where you can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, ice skate, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, and meet Santa!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens is held the weekends of December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-18. Experience the gardens coming to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3-10 p.m. An 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 70,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. each night. An outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne’s Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see the garden beautifully decorated with new hand-blown glass flowers and trees. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

Banditos

Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
BanditosMyrtleBeach.com

I Love Sugar

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

Landshark Bar & Grill

Traditional American cuisine with a coastal twist.
MyrtleBeach.LandsharkBarAndGrill.com

Peaches Corner

Classic diner food, complete with nostalgia-inducing root-beer floats.
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11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach

What comes to your mind when you think of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina? Is it the heat of summertime? Maybe the aroma salt water mixed with the scent of suntan lotion? Or is it something more practical like the many activities you look forward to participating in once you arrive? Following are 11 of the most popular events that turn our thoughts to Myrtle Beach for a vacation any time of the year.

1. Sunrises
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
You haven’t had your breath taken away quite like you will when you arrive to the beach early in the morning and watch the sun come up. It’s an awesome way to start the day.

 

2. Best Golf…Ever!
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
More than 110 championship golf courses can’t be wrong! This is the best place to play golf while challenging your best game on the East Coast.

 

3. Yummy Barbecue
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In the South, we know our barbecue. No matter what type you’re looking for you’ll find it right here in the Grand Strand area. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival in September!

 

4. Myrtle Beach Skywheel
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
For the best view of the South Carolina coastline, come on down to 1110 N. Ocean Blvd. and take a ride on the SkyWheel — no matter what the weather.

 

5. Hot Summer Nights at the Boardwalk
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
Free events every night all summer long! Kidz Carnival on Monday night. Live Music concert series Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Fireworks shows with live music on Wednesday. Boardwalk’s Got Talent on Friday. “Boardwalk Elvis” performs every Friday and Sunday along with other acts.

 

6. Waterparks
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Sure to be some of the most fun you’ll ever have with water! Come check out Myrtle Waves, Wild Water & Wheels and other local water parks for a great way to spend the day.

 

7. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class A advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. Home games are played on TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Ave North, Myrtle Beach, with fireworks following the games.

 

8. Brookgreen Gardens
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
This sculpture garden and wildlife preserve is located just south of Murrells Inlet. Named one of the Top 10 Gardens in the US by TripAdvisor, it’s a restful place to spend the day. Located at 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet.

 

9. Myrtle Beach Watersports
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Watersports offers adventure tours, jet ski rentals, dolphin watch tours, Shawn’s Backwater Adventure, jet ski dolphin watch tours, surf lessons & rentals, parasailing, banana boats and pontoon boat rentals. Located at 8201 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

 

10. Bike Week
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Each year thousands of motorcycle affectionados attend the Myrtle Beach Spring Rally and Fall Rally right here in Myrtle Beach.

 

11. Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
11 Things That Remind You Of Myrtle Beach
Here’s where you’ll find the best seafood restaurants along the coast. Known as the “Seafood Capitol of South Carolina” Murrells Inlet Marshwalk will occupy your entire evening with a stroll, dinner, shopping and live music.

5 Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

When you’re bringing your family to Myrtle Beach for a vacation playing in the ocean surf and building sandcastles is just the beginning of all the fun you will have. The Grand Strand area offers a wealth of opportunities for family fun. Hard as it was to decide, we picked the top five family friendly things to do in Myrtle Beach when you decide it’s time to venture away from the oceanfront and check out what the area has to offer.

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Wild Water & Wheels
910 Highway 17 South
Surfside Beach, SC 29575

This is an amusement park and a water park combined! There are 24 water slides including the Dark Hole that was recently described by Southern Living Magazine as the “best scary ride” in Myrtle Beach. There’s the Free Fall Cliff Dive where sliders can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour! Visitors can relax on a 950-foot lazy river, splash around in eight unique types of waves in the wave pool, unwind in the adult lounge pool, or get their bouncy on in bumper boats.

If you like Go Karts the Race Zone offers five different types of go-karts. There is a specially designed junior racers track for kids ages six to nine and a speed racers course for ages 12 and up.

Enjoy the kiddie rides, a miniature golf course with 18 holes, cabanas to rent, a food court with snack bar, gift shop and picnic area.

 

5 Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Waccatee Zoo
8500 Enterprise Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

This amazing animal sanctuary on 500 acres features a collection of more than 100 species of exotic and domestic animals housed along winding, scenic trails and beneath shady trees. Take in the natural setting and engaging wildlife with your family, enjoy food from the snack shop and see tons of creatures up close and personal including herds of buffalo and zebra, leopards, lions, cougars, and tigers. Oh my! Don’t miss Chico the chimp, the zoo’s own mascot.

 

Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach
Highway 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

There is plenty to see and do for the whole family at Broadway at the Beach that goes way beyond the numerous shops and restaurants. Check these out:

    Magiquest – An interactive live-action, role playing game where players of all ages can embark on quests and adventures in an enchanted fantasy world using “real” magic wands to solve the mysteries of the game.

    Ripley’s Aquarium – Complete fun, adventure and education can be discovered here for the entire family. The 1.4 million gallon aquarium features 12-foot sharks and over 10,000 exotic sea creatures.

    Wonderworks – Try the more than 100 interactive exhibits, rides, games and attractions at this museum — aka “The Upside Down House” — one of the most popular things to do with kids in Myrtle Beach!

    The Hollywood Wax Museum – Get into the action and take pictures with your favorite stars. Peek into the Prop Vault, dance with the stars, tiptoe through a laser maze, and more.

    Pavilion Nostgalia Park – Relive past memories with some of the best rides and attractions from the original Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park including the Pirate Ship, Frog Hopper, the Herschel-Spillman Carousel and Baden Band German pipe organ.

 

Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Family Kingdom
300 S Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park are the only oceanfront attractions in the Grand Strand. At Family Kingdom Amusement Park there are more than 35 rides ranging from kiddie attractions to spine-chilling thrill rides. The historic Swamp Fox wooden roller coaster is popular among visitors looking to take a hair-raising ride, while the modern, steel Twist ‘N Shout roller coaster is one of six new rides recently unveiled. New additions include the Slingshot DropZone, which drops passengers to a 110-foot free fall, the Kite Flyer that will have you soaring through the sky in Superman style, Dune Buggies & Magic Bikes, and the Frog Hopper and Flight School rides.

Family Friendly things to do in Myrtle BeachAt Splashes Water Park you can zip down the twisting Flume Slides and zoom down the towering Speed Slides before splashing into the cool landing pools. Smaller slides and a kiddie aquatic playground are available for the smaller set and a huge Lazy River allows the less brave a relaxing change of pace.

Unlike other amusement and water parks in the area, admission to both Family Kingdom attractions is free so parents or grandparents who want to come along for the fun but not the rides can enjoy family time. All-day passes to either or both parks are available and specific armbands allow for limited or unlimited rides.

 

Family Friendly Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

Shipwreck Island Adventure Golf
3301 South Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Visitors can join a stranded band of pirates on their quest to find their buried treasure and misplaced booty on Shipwreck Island. Climb aboard the wrecked ship, the Myrtle Maiden, then putt your way through palm trees, flowing streams and waterfalls while following the treasure map. Shipwreck Island is one of the newest and more modern courses on the Grand Strand. Get ready because this may just be the most fun you’ve ever had playing miniature golf!

 

4 Fun Things To Do In The Market Common

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Great news for Market Common lovers. Tupelo Honey Cafe have recently announced plans to open in early 2015. The Asheville, NC based restaurant prides itself on made-from-scratch mountain south cuisine. Executive chef, Brian Sonoskus, will bring his creative vision to Howard Avenue and we all cannot wait to try his unique spins on shrimp and grits and cajun skillet catfish.

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This will be the 9th restaurant for Tupelo Honey Cafe that residents and recurring visitors to the beach will surely enjoy. The restaurant will be an impressive 8,000 square feet and will have approximately 270 seats with outdoor seating and a bar. While maintaining the integrity of the dishes, Tupelo Honey Cafe will certainly reflect a beachy feel to mesh with the aesthetic.

The Market Common opened in 2008 and has continued to grow immensely. Resting on a former Air Force Base, this residential and commercial combination lifestyle brings a different twist to beach living. With shops, a movie theater, lots of dining, a fantastic park and residential living all in one centralized area, the beauty of Market Common is that one can enjoy the access of so much within their living quarters.

2014 marked an amazing year for the Market Common area. With the addition of several new businesses and plans for several more, this ever-expanding community is poised for a fantastic future. And the recent completion of an addition on-ramp has eased the flow of traffic considerably. Below is a list of new stores and restaurants that opened this year in Market Common.

Co. Sushi – Vietnamese inspired sushi restaurant. With a full sushi menu along with several traditional Vietnamese dishes, this modern restaurant perfectly accentuates Market Common’s vibe.

Crepe Creation Cafe – Who doesn’t love crepes? With savory, sweet and everything in between, this unique cafe uses the freshest ingredients to create hand made crepes for you.

Coastal Urge – A clothing store to match your outdoor lifestyle, Coastal Urge has a wide selection of outdoor apparel, shoes, swimwear and childrens’ wear. Coastal Urge also has the latest in coastal gear such as paddle boards, bicycles and surfing equipment.

For more information about the Market Common and its shops, check them out here.

 

Free Attractions in Myrtle Beach

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.

Live music in downtown Myrtle Beach
Live music in downtown Myrtle Beach

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.

Market Commons Movie Under The Stars
Market Commons Movie Under The Stars

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!

Beach music
Beach music

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.