North Myrtle Beach Dog Rules & Vacation Tips

Rules You Need To Follow When Vacationing With Your Pet In North Myrtle Beach

When you plan your visit to North Myrtle Beach, you’ll probably be thinking of taking your entire family with you. We know that means you probably want to take your dog with you on your trip as well! The good news is that dogs are welcome in the greater North Myrtle Beach area, but there are some rules you’ll need to be aware of to make sure you’re following the letter of the law. 

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North Myrtle Beach Coffee Shops

If you fancy yourself a coffee aficionado, it may delight you to know that you could spend a full week in North Myrtle Beach, starting each day with a fresh cup of java from a different source, and still not visit all of the best coffee shops in the area. But – there’s nothing saying you can’t give it a try!

After all, the most popular spots are open well beyond the morning hours, and typically serving tasty pastries and sandwiches to accompany your beverage, making for a worthy pit stop day or night. Before your next beach vacation, stake out your route to the top stops for a little kick. You may even discover some genuine community spirit and culture along the way.

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Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

When it comes to ice cream you just can’t go wrong. Whether you enjoy it soft or hard, in a dish or in a cone, or 1-, 2- or 3-scoops we all agree that when it comes to relaxing and enjoyment, ice cream is close to the top of the list. There are plenty of places where you can get ice cream in the area but here are some of the best spots in North Myrtle Beach SC!

Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream

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Your Guide to the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier

If you love to fish, you should know that the Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the best fishing along the East Coast. When you stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you’ll be near one of the most abundant fishing sources in the region – the historical Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

Finding the Pier

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Where To Get The Best Sushi In North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is a fun and interesting area any time of the year. It is also home to a broad selection of seafood restaurants. If you have just booked a vacation rental and are wondering where to find the best sushi North Myrtle Beach can offer, you should consider the following restaurants:

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill

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North Myrtle Beach Resorts with Lazy Rivers

If you are looking to vacation in North Myrtle Beach you know that water is never far away. The majority of our vacation rental condos are oceanfront while the rest are just a short walk to the beach.

Wherever you stay, you’ll want to make sure your resort has those “must-haves” that everyone in your family needs on vacation! To help you, we’ve compiled a list from a very popular request: North Myrtle Beach resorts with lazy rivers.

Search the resorts below and visit each page to find more information, our selection of condo rentals at the resort and complete your booking easily.

Questions? Feel free to contact us & we can help.

The Ashworth

Location: Main Street/Ocean Drive Area

With its spacious and multiple-bedroom condos, The Ashworth is an ideal pick for a family on vacation. Located at the Ocean drive section, this resort offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere to visiting tourists. The condos in this resort each have their own private balcony that guarantees a peaceful stay and very beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean kissing the beach.

The premium amenities that are offered by this establishment include Onsite pools and hot tubs, a lazy river for fun and relaxation, a sundeck, a fitness center and free high speed internet that will allow for you to share your beautiful pictures with family and friends.

This facility is also located close to shopping, entertainment and dining amenities.

Baywatch Tower 1

Location: Crescent Beach Area

Baywatch Towers 1 is a sophisticated resort that accommodates between 6 and 10 people. It has units with one to three bedrooms. The amenities offered by this facility include a restaurant and lounge, an outdoor lazy river, an indoor, outdoor and kiddie pool and a beautiful view of the North Myrtle Beach. Shopping, dining and entertainment centers are also within reach. This resort is the perfect stay in location when one wants a pampering experience.

Baywatch Tower 2

Location: Crescent Beach Area

If you like what Baywatch Tower 1 offers but you are a bigger group, worry not, Baywatch Tower 2 is the resort that will sort your needs. This establishment accommodates between 4 and 14 people. It is equipped with amenities that will not only make your stay comfortable, but memorable.

Baywatch Tower 3

Location: Crescent Beach Area

Baywatch Tower 3 offers comfort and convenience at the same time. If you have travelled in a group, the condos have sleeper sofas that will bail you out. The condos have a beautiful view overlooking the white sandy beaches and Atlantic Ocean. If you are into golf, this facility provides these services as well.

Bluewater Keyes

Location: Crescent Beach Area

This resort is a beautiful property that is oceanfront! A good option to consider when looking to stay at the beach as a couple. It has an indoor, outdoor pool, a hot tub, an exercising room and free Wi-Fi.

Crescent Keyes

Location: Crescent Beach Area

Crescent Keyes is best described as an easy environment. It is an ocean front condo that can accommodate 8 -10 people. With a great balcony view for the sunrises and sunsets, a lazy river for relaxing and unwinding and its location being favorable to activities such as parasailing and banana boat rides, Crescent Keyes serves as a good resort option.

Crescent Shores

Location: Crescent Beach Area

Crescent Shores resort is a two-tower majestic delight! It is a very popular option for families that are looking to vacation in North Myrtle Beach. The condominiums have two, three and four bedroom options and serve a lot of space that can be utilized by big vacationing groups. Your family will love the lazy river, pool, exercise room and high speed internet that the facility has to offer.

Laguna Keyes

Location: Cherry Grove Area

The Laguna Keyes is a popular property at Cherry Grove Beach. It has ocean front condos that accommodate up to eight people. It has a simple yet warm setting that would work well for a vacationing group that is seeking thrill and tranquility at the same time.

North Shore Villas

Location: Ocean Drive Area

If new and luxurious is what you are looking for from a resort, then North Shore Villas offers this and more. It has very spacious condos that have multiple bedrooms and beautiful amenities that can greatly contribute to your vacation. All this topped up with a beautiful beach and oceanic view.

Ocean Bay Club

Location: Ocean Drive Area

One word that can be used to describe this resort is simple. The simplicity of this property provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere that can work well with a get away. The condos can accommodate up to 10 people. It is also close to necessary amenities in the area.

South Shore Villas

Location: Crescent Beach Area

South Shore Villas offer a first class experience that would work well for a family. So if you are looking for that pampering when on vacation, this is the place to stay. The villas have only 63 condominiums which means no crowding. The magnificent ocean front units automatically transform this resort into a premier property. What more could you ask for in a resort?

The Verandas

Location: Ocean Drive Area

The units at the Verandas are small but cozy. The resort is very ideal for a couple or a small group of people seeking to vacation. It is centrally located and has relaxing amenities such as a lazy river that one can enjoy with their family.

Windy Hill Dunes

Location: Windy Hill Area

Windy Hill Dunes is a fun and comfortable complex. It has units with three and four bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate a family. The finishing on this facility is impeccable and oozes of class and comfort. The rooms are also very well equipped.

When in North Myrtle Beach, pick a resort with a lazy river from the best the area has to offer, then sit back and enjoy your vacation while sipping a cool drink on a hot day!

The Best Grocery Stores In North Myrtle Beach

You finally made it to the land of fun and sun! No doubt you’re eager to sink your toes into warm sand, play in the salty sea and let your cares melt away. But before you do that, you may need to take care of a few practical things first, like buying groceries.

All of our vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach come with fully equipped kitchens, making it easy to enjoy a night or two in during your vacation. We have plenty of grocery stores in our area to meet your shopping needs, each one conveniently located near local neighborhoods so you never have to drive far.

Which one should you choose? It all depends on where you’re staying and what you’re looking for. North Myrtle Beach stretches from Barefoot Landing to Cherry Grove, and within that distance offers everything you could ask for.

Boulineau’s IGA

Cherry Grove is a narrow spit of land dominated by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a beautiful inlet on the other. It’s the most remote area in all of North Myrtle Beach. The grocery store that serves this area is Boulineau’s IGA at the corner of Sea Mountain Highway and Ocean Boulevard. Boasting two floors and a lighthouse structure on one corner, Boulineau’s is instantly recognizable to locals and tourists alike.

Downstairs you’ll find a comprehensive grocery store, although the selection is limited compared to other stores. The prices are somewhat higher as well. However, the meat selection is good and the bakery offers a wealth of tasty treats to enjoy. In addition, the cafeteria serves up hot breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.

Upstairs is home to a large souvenir shop complete with everything you need to enjoy a day on the beach. You can even get a fishing license and buy bait and tackle here!


Publix is located off Highway 17 North in the attractive Coastal North Town Center. Not only is Publix arguably the supermarket with the widest selection of goods in the North Myrtle Beach area, it’s also nestled amid a plethora of other stores that will tempt to you stay much longer than you intended to. Publix is spacious, clean and abounding with variety. The bakery offers a delicious array of goodies, the deli is stocked with meats that are freshly sliced to your liking and the meat department has choices that include steaks, roasts, clams, crab legs, lobster, octopus and fish. The international aisle may introduce you to things you’ve never tried before. There are good wine and beer selections, the health and beauty department has more items than most grocery stores and the wellness section offers holistic alternatives to regular over-the-counter remedies.

Once you’ve completed your grocery shopping, more choices for fun await! The shopping plaza includes T.J. Maxx, ULTA Beauty, Versona and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Dining options include Chipotle, amaZing’s Kitchen and Hickory Tavern.


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That old standby, Walmart, is located in the Gator Hole Plaza less than a mile south of Publix, where it shares space with other retail giants like Home Depot, Office Depot and Petco. It has everything you would expect from a Walmart. The lines can get very long, however, especially during the summer months when the tourist season is strong. If you’re happy to brave the crowd, you’ll find Subway and a pretzel shop inside this store, the bakery is quite nice and the prices are always reasonable.


The most recent addition to the North Myrtle Beach family of grocery stores, Aldi is a stripped down, unpretentious grocery store that chooses to go frills-free in order to pass the savings down to the customer. You won’t hear music or advertisements and you won’t be greeted by expensive displays or shelving. Instead, you’ll find incredible deals on both name-brand and off-brand products (that are often just as good as the original, if not better). Bring a quarter with you when you come; you’ll have to insert it in the lock on the shopping carts before you can release one to use. However, you get that quarter back when you return the cart. It’s a smart way to stop people from leaving their shopping carts rolling free in the parking lot.


Kroger is located on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach, the same street where the annual Shag festivals are held. While it does have a rather dated exterior, this Kroger is nevertheless quite clean and comfortable, with a very good produce selection and reasonable prices. It also has a pharmacy that stays open until 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on weekends.


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Bi-Lo has two locations in North Myrtle Beach. One is on Main Street, directly across from Kroger. The other is located next to the entrance to Barefoot Landing. As is the case with Kroger, both are rather dated buildings. The Barefoot location has better selection than the Main Street one. However, the prices at both are sometimes surprisingly high. Check the sale pages before you shop so you don’t miss out on any deals.

Here’s a bonus tip: if you love fresh produce and supporting local farmers, check out the Waccamaw Market Cooperative. They host a farmer’s market in North Myrtle Beach every Friday from the beginning of May to the end of October. You can find them under the pavilion at 925 1st Avenue South, situated directly across from the town library.

Explore The Ocean: Dolphin Tours in Myrtle Beach

If you’re looking for a way to get an up-close look at the world beneath the waves in North Myrtle Beach, a dolphin tour is a great way to see some of the beautiful wildlife in an unforgettable way! Dolphin cruises and tours are specifically designed to seek out whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals in their natural habitat, so that you’re sure to have a vacation experience that you’ll never forget.

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Movie Theaters Near North Myrtle Beach To Enjoy

If you are someone coming to North Myrtle Beach for a vacation, or someone looking to go on a day out, there are plenty of places to enjoy the movies in nearby Myrtle Beach. 

Going to a movie is one of the activities that people can do when trying to look for something fun to do on a day you’re not enjoying the beach or if it’s a bit rainy. North Myrtle Beach has a number of brilliant movie theaters around the area that are always screening the latest films. Here is a list of some of the best movie theaters around North Myrtle Beach.

AMC Classic

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Visiting The Vereen Memorial Gardens in North Myrtle Beach

South Carolina is one of the oldest and most historic states in the United States, and the Little River area has a rich history. Not only is it rich in culture, but it is further revered for its breathtaking nature and scenery. The North Myrtle Beach area is a true, nature-filled gem suited to impress even the most well-traveled visitor.

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