Water parks are centers of recreation, fun, happiness and a great time. Now, a fun new water park-hybrid is coming to North Myrtle Beach.
We’re proud to learn about the announcement of the arrival of a new floating aqua park on the freshwater lake at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex.
We are talking about an enormous suspended playground or obstacle course. This way you and your family have the maximum fun and never, we can see it will be easy to have lots of fun at this new structure.
This water park at the North Myrtle Beach Parks & Sports Complex will be open to the general public, with the large floating complex used in part by the Shark Wake Park area across from the baseball fields. Plan a vacation this year to North Myrtle Beach and you’ll be one of the first to experience a brand-new attraction to the area.
Currently full details on hours, pricing and opening days have not been announced — stay tuned as we update this post with more information in the future.
When planning your trip to North Myrtle Beach, you will find it is home to the best surfing spots in East Coast for new surfers. On a typical day, the waves are of average size making it easier for the first time and less experienced surfers to navigate the waters easily and still have a great time.
The knee-high waves are best suited for body surfing which is the best place to start for those who want to become good stand-up surfers. If you have a bit of experience and would like to try standup surfing, you can keep tabs on the waves at Surf-Forecast to determine the appropriate time. Look for breaks exceeding two-to-three feet to make sure you’re poised for a fun day on the water.
Surf Lessons With North Myrtle Beach Locals
In North Myrtle Beach, surfing lessons and surfing equipment for hire are available at Jack’s Surf Lessons, an award-winning company that has been around since 2010. The lessons are offered on a private, semi-private or group basis with each lesson taking one or two hours. With Jack’s Surf Lessons and Board Rentals, you will learn surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. For more information on these other fun water sports, read our North Myrtle Beach kayaking guide.
You can also find surfing lessons and equipment for hire at Kokopellisurfcamp.com. With the Kokopelli Surf Camp LLC, you will learn from surfing champions such as Wyatt Todd, the 2014 East Coast Longboard record holder, and his brother Brandon Todd. The surfing boards for hire are delivered to you quickly after making an order.
While at the beach, you can also enjoy parasailing, which involves flying on a boat propelled parachute. While exploring surfing may be fun for you, not everyone in your group may want to join you — do not worry, there is plenty to do at the beach.
The weather at North Myrtle Beach is usually favorable for water sports and outdoor activities in the better part of the year. Sunshine and blue skies begin from early spring through late fall and sometimes extends deep into the Fall months. July is normally the hottest month of the year while January is the coldest. It is, therefore, advisable to visit the beach between March and November, although you will be met with much smaller beach crowds during the Winter months.
If you love scenic and historical tours, you can take a trip to the wet, wild side of Myrtle Beach. Some of the areas to visit include the Cherry Grove Beach Park, a protected environmental site and the La Belle Amie Vineyard, a pastoral family-owned winery nestled in a forest of pines and oaks. If you are wine and nature lover, the La Belle will give you a lifetime experience. The vineyard is open from Monday to Saturday and is among the best places for live music and festivals in North Myrtle Beach.
There are many other great places to visit in North Myrtle Beach for a memorable experience. The diverse culture of the east coast is in itself very exciting. If you love taking risks, the beaches along the East Coast offer some of the best water experiences.
What are you waiting for? No need to pack a surfboard, you can rent one easily and plan your trip with Grand Strand Resorts at one of our popular oceanfront condo rentals so you’re seconds from the beach. Book today and enjoy fun activities while you visit beautiful North Myrtle Beach.
Kayaking is one of the most popular water sports in North Myrtle Beach It really does offer something for everyone. It is great for people who want to exercise their bones without exerting too much pressure on themselves, and those who simply crave for an exciting pastime. All you need is a kayak, or a small boat and a double-bladed oar for paddling across the water. If you’re traveling to the North Myrtle Beach area, you have several choices for water sports like fishing charters, paddle boarding, jet ski rentals or kayaking.
The following are your kayaking options in North Myrtle Beach:
Great Escapes Kayaking Tours
A kayak is one of those things you are not likely to own so, you have to rent them whenever you need some. Great Escapes Kayak will offer you a kayak as well as a guided tour of North Myrtle Beach. They have a variety of kayaks either for your family or that special someone in your life. Stand up Paddle Boards are also exclusively available here and guided tours on the river are just a call away.
Address: 241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
J & L Kayak
If you value the sense of family, this is the place to go. It is a family operated business and therefore the best placed to understand your family needs. J & L Kayak tailor their services to cater for everybody across the board, ranging from greenhorns to the experienced paddlers. Their knowledgeable guides will help you out through your kayaking experience while maintaining a friendly and family atmosphere the whole time.
Address: 4208 Exchange St., Little River, South Carolina 29566
Kokopelli Tours and Rentals
At Kokopelli Tours and Rentals, you will enjoy private and group kayaking lessons. In addition, they can deliver kayaks and other surfing gear anywhere you want. If you love the thrill of the ocean’s great waters, you are at home here since their guides have a wide experience and are duly certified and licensed. Money is not the only thing on their radar as they strive to keep the environment clean, ensuring a safe and ecologically health surfing experience.
Address: 3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
If you are planning to spend a whole week at North Myrtle Beach, it would be prudent to seek the services of Lighthouse Watersports. This is because they offer week-long kayaking services at flat rates. At just $140, you have a whole kayak to yourself for a whole week. Tandem kayaks are available for $160, so you can have your friend or family member tag along. Nevertheless, you will have to remember to make an early booking and be available to pick your gear on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. You don’t have to pay them a visit as you can do the booking online or by telephone.
Address: Boat Slip D #6, 4909 Fish Factory Rd, Southport, NC 28461
Have Your Own Kayak? Use The Boat Launch
If you are among the lucky few to own their own kayaks, there is nothing in North Myrtle Beach to prevent you from using it as all you need is a boat launching space. Go down 53rd Avenue North and you will find the Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp which has plenty of parking spaces, a two-lane boat launch, fishing pier and a bird-watching pavilion.
Kayaking is a popular adventure in North Myrtle Beach, where you get to explore many options for renting kayaking gear.
All winter we look forward to the warmth of the summer months but sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. Heat is great in moderation but if you’re looking for where to go to escape the worst of the heat in Myrtle Beach we have some great suggestions. Our first would have to be the gorgeous swimming pool at Grand Strand Resorts but we think you’re probably wanting something air conditioned about now. During the hottest days of summer, escape to any of the following cool spots.
Go to the Movies
10177 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 272-6598
Hang out in the air conditioning while watching the big screen at any number of theaters in the area! The city has multiple theaters, showing the hottest shows. Grab your popcorn and Coca – Cola for some classic fun.
Go Bowling at 710 North Myrtle Beach
1105 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 663-2695
1105 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 663-2695
Come and enjoy a fun, casual atmosphere as you bowl a game or two with food and friends. Try out one of our 14 standard lanes or play on one of the 6 boutique lanes. Play your favorite games or try something new. There are six billiard tables, foosball, bocce ball, table tennis, darts, board games, and much more. Air conditioned bar and restaurant on site.
Visit an Arcade
100 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 249-6460
Arcade games galore can be found along the Grand Strand. Winning sounds and flashing lights welcome patrons to participate in the fun of hanging out on the strip and engaging in the carnival-esque style of the boulevard. Special areas such as the streets that outline the Pavilion have a number of awesome arcades so check them out!
1313 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 626-9962
WonderWorks, a huge house upside-down on a crab shack in Myrtle Beach, provides an amazing display of education and entertainment. For family fun and excitement as well as a tremendous learning experience, take part in the simulators or check out over 100 interactive hands-on exhibits. At WonderWorks, nothing is left unturned, not even you as you’ll be inverted to fit the upside-down sequence once you arrive. Myrtle Beach’s newest attraction has changed the way you look at science!
9588 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 449-4242
Get your laugh on while enjoying the air conditioned environment in Myrtle Beach comedy clubs. Head to places like Comedy Cabana, which features comics from around the country and share some gut-busting humor with the masses.
Casino Boat Cruise
4495 Mineola Avenue, Little River, SC
Phone (843) 280-2933
Take Las Vegas out to sea when you come to South Carolina! Myrtle Beach features the ever-popular casino boats that carry favorites such as roulette, poker, craps, slot machines, blackjack and bingo, all ready to carry you on a voyage of games, food and drinks.
2904 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach
Phone (866) 543-9637
Come to the number one dinner show in America! Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach is one of the few places where you can take part in a live jousting and cheer on the knights in shining armor as they fight for the castle. As the King’s guest, you will feast just like the king in a three-course meal while the battles ensue in a delightfully air conditioned environment. Be in the presence of the full court just like the old days at Medieval Times, the country’s most popular dinner and theater show to ever hit the coast!
Whether you’re Irish or just want to pretend like you are, you won’t want to miss any of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day events taking place around North Myrtle Beach SC and the surrounding area. Come stay with us at the Grand Strand Resorts, Inc. and you’ll feel as lucky as an Irishman in a field of four leaf clovers!
The City of North Myrtle Beach’s own 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 along Main Street. This one-day event brings approximately 30,000 to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of spring. Plus it’s rain or shine! A parade starts the day out at 9:00 a.m., followed by three stages of live music and a children’s area that provides rides and amusements from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Approximately 150 vendors will display their crafts, services, information, products, or serve a variety of treats all along Main Street. Free admission and free parking to all!
Here’s the rundown of entertainment available:
(Main Street & Oak Drive)
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
11 AM: MB Regional Pipes and Drums
11:15 AM: Triple Toe Cloggers
11:45 AM: Parade Awards
12:15 PM: Myrtle Beach Regional Pipe and Drums
12:45 PM: Coastal Pipes and Drums
1:30 PM: Ocean Drive Elementary School Chorus
2:15 PM – 4 PM: Folk ‘Em
(Near Flynn’s Irish Tavern)
11 AM until 4 PM
11 AM: Band on the Rum
11:45 AM: Coastal Pipes and Drums
12 PM: Band on the Rum
12:45 PM: Wake District Pipes and Drums
1 PM: Tan and Sober Gentleman
2:15 PM: Leprechaun Contest
2:30 PM: Shepard’s Pie Eating Contest
2:45 PM – 4 PM: Tan and Sober Gentleman
(Near Duffy’s Seafood Shack)
11 AM until 4 PM
11 AM: Retrograde
1:45 PM – 4 PM: Chocolate Chip and Company
When was the last time you picked up a bowling ball and sent it spinning down an ally? Whether you’re a competitive bowler or a casual one, your North Myrtle Beach bowling experience should be one to remember. We’re providing you with the best places to go bowling in North Myrtle Beach so when you stay at Grand Strand Resorts you won’t have far to travel to find some great fun!
710 North Myrtle Beach
1105 Highway 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 Phone: (843) 663 -2695 Hours: Mon-Thurs 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Website: http://www.710bowling.com/
Offering 14 standard lanes, 6 boutique lanes, billiards, bocce courts, table tennis, shuffleboard tables, air hockey and an onsite pub.
Little River Lanes
300 Bowling Ln, Little River, SC 29566 Phone: (843) 249-0055 Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Website:https://www.facebook.com/littleriverlanes
Just a short 25 minute drive north. Offering 32 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, bumper car arena, redemption arcade, bounce house, bowling Pro Shop, and the unique Starz Grille family restaurant.
With so many fabulous restaurants around North Myrtle Beach we’re having a tough time trying to decide where to dine on Thanksgiving this year. Sometimes we stay home and cook a traditional holiday meal and it’s truly a most lavish spread. But we don’t do that every year, which is probably why it’s so special when we do. This year we’re going out to a local restaurant in North Myrtle Beach. If you’re vacationing in the area you may also be looking for a restaurant close by where you can get a Thanksgiving dinner that includes everything right down to the green and black olives.
We’ll share a list of restaurants in North Myrtle Beach that we know will be serving dinner on Thursday, November 26. Why not treat yourself to a special meal out this year and let someone else do the cooking? Maybe we’ll see you there! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
21 Main at North Beach
719 N Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582; (843) 315-3000
Opens at 4 p.m. for Thanksgiving Day
When you’re looking for an exceptional summer vacation at the beach why not consider learning something new and different. Why not consider learning how to parasail, skydive or ride a jetpack! We know the best places to learn parasailing in the immediate area so when you’re staying in any of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you won’t have far to travel for your lessons.
Parasailing can be the most fun you’ve ever had on a vacation. We mean it! It’s super exciting and the views – well they have to be experienced to fully be appreciated. Mere words just can’t describe the experience of flying over the water and beachfront like you have your own wings.
Vacations don’t have to be just about relaxing in a lounge chair on the beach. Plenty of people use vacations as an opportunity to try new and different things. It’s about making memories that last a lifetime. That’s why we’re suggesting if you’ve ever thought about learning how to parasail this could be the summer vacation it happens!
Following are some of the local businesses offering parasailing lessons and more. There’s just no excuse for not having the time of your life here this summer!
Atlantic Water Sports 3150 S. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel. (843) 272-2420
Aloha Watersports 2208 N. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel (843) 249-9908
New Wave Watersports 1701 S. Ocean Blvd., NMB. Tel. (843) 361-3322
Vacations can potentially cost a lot of money. When you want to give your wallet a rest, take advantage of the following no-to-low-cost things to do in the North Myrtle Beach SC area. It just goes to prove that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a good time!
1. Free Summer Concerts – Every Thursday evening there are free summer concerts open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a chair and wear your dancing shoes. These concerts will have you on your feet and moving all through the summer! Main Street; 202 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach and Horseshoe; 11 S. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach.
2. McLean Park – Located on Oak Drive in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, this is a 10 acre park that has picnic tables, grills, a 2 acre lake, playground, paved walking trails, tennis courts, roller hockey rink, a softball/baseball field and a meditation garden. The park is the site of many of the Parks and Recreation Department’s special events like free weekly concerts or movies.
3. Barefoot Landing – SummerFest 2014 lasts all summer long at Barefoot Landing and provides nightly boardwalk entertainers that include an assortment of magicians and clowns, stilt walkers, Nigel & Ally’s Traveling Dance Party, Nick Pike, unicyclists, jugglers, comedians, Kids’ Karaoke and more. Come enjoy free carousel rides on Saturdays and fireworks at 10:15 p.m. every Monday night.
4. The Hippo Waterslide – The world’s largest waterslide, The Hippo, is a 3-story slide that you can ride for just $3 per ride. Located on the beach between 1st and 2nd Avenues South in North Myrtle Beach this is affordable for any beachgoer. Purchase an all-day wristband for just $20!
5. Candlelit Dinner on the Beach – Pack a cooler with an assortment of special foods suitable for dinner. You can find these in any of the local delis. Bring a beach blanket, candles & matches and some easy-listening music. Head over to the closest beachfront as dusk approaches and spread out your blanket, surrounding it with candles stuck in the sand. With music playing and by the light of the candles, enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach.
Now that you know you can safe a bundle on things to do once you’re here you can also take advantage of the Hot Deals we have going on all the time at Grand Strand Resorts. Deals like 15-25% off full week stays or free nights thrown in, are not to be missed! If we can assist you in any way please give us a call at 800-367-6515 or reach us through our Contact page.