Free Movies Under the Stars Every Week

Vacationing families, especially those with children, will appreciate knowing not everything has to cost money when you take a family vacation to the beach! The ever-popular “Movies Under the Stars” held at dusk every Friday night through August 26 at The Market Common is a good example of that. Valor Park on Market Common’s ground is a great place to family-friendly movies from 9-11 p.m.

 

Here’s the upcoming movie schedule. Movies are cancelled in the event of rain.

July 15          Minions

July 22         Mary Poppins

July 29         Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

Aug. 12         Inside Out

Aug. 19         Wall-E

Aug. 26         The Wizard of Oz

There are also complimentary carriage rides on Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. through August 16. Rides begin and end in front of Dolce Lusso Salon at The Market Commons.

Located at 4017 Deville Street in Myrtle Beach, The Market Common is an upscale experience that offers art galleries, boutiques, movie theatres, restaurants, night clubs, gift shops, specialty shops and so much more.

 

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Travel Channel Picks Myrtle Beach #2 Among Top Beaches in U.S.

As the world's leading travel media brand on television and the Internet, Travel Channel is a place for vacationers around the world to experience content that gives them access to the world. They get their inspiration from explorers and their passion for travel. Travel Channel is available in nearly 92 million U.S. cable homes, on the Internet and is carried by every major provider. If you're considering a vacation in Myrtle Beach you'll want to check out the following report.

 

Travel Channel recently did a report on the Top 10 Beaches in America. We are thrilled to say Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, came in as number two!

They had this to say about our beautiful vacation area:

“As the largest resort along South Carolina’s 60-mile Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is the East Coast’s ultimate vacation hub. The town teems with summertime action: beaches dotting the Strand, amusement and water parks, restaurants and live entertainment. Myrtle Beach’s actual beach is an extensive stretch of silky white sand, with opportunities for fishing, swimming, sunbathing, sailing and surfing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where to Celebrate Independence Day

Where to Celebrate Independence Day
If you’re one of the lucky people that scheduled your vacation to North Myrtle Beach SC to fall over the Fourth of July we can promise you’re going to have a fabulous time! There are many local events taking place on behalf of the Independence Day holiday. Some are just a short drive from our Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Vacation Rentals. During the day you’ll have festivals, parades and concerts to enjoy. After the sun sets the area comes alive with exciting fireworks displays up and down the coast.
 
Don’t miss the popular Garden City Golf Cart Parade at 2 p.m. on July 4, 2016. The parade starts at Calhoun Drive and heads south to Woodland Avenue. The lineup starts behind Willard’s Fireworks at 1:00 p.m. For more information or if you have any questions call (843) 340-5835.
 
Where to Celebrate Independence Day
The Salute From the Shore VII will held along the Myrtle Beach coastal area starting at 1 p.m. on July 4. The focal point of Salute from the Shore includes a flyover of military aircraft and patriotic volunteer pilots of privately-owned vintage military aircraft with veterans and active duty military aboard. This year’s annual tribute will have a flyover of vintage military aircraft and F-16s from the SC Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The Flyover starts at 1 p.m. in Cherry Grove and concludes over the May River Sandbar in Bluffton, SC around 1:30 p.m.
 
The popular Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade takes place annually and begins at Garden City Point in Murrells Inlet on July 2 starting at 5 p.m. This year marks the 33rd boat parade that has been held in Murrells Inlet on Independence Day. Call 652-4236 for more information or with questions.
 
Sunday Celebration Concerts are held every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. from June 26 until July 31, 2016 in Plyler Park, 1000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Each concert is anticipated to draw as many as 1,000 attendees or more. These free concerts are open to the public and are sponsored by Ground Zero. Don’t forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
 
Where to Celebrate Independence Day
Barefoot Landing celebrates Independence Day with a 4th of July fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Location: 4898 Hwy 17 South, North Myrtle Beach.
 
Experience the magic of fireworks right on the beach! Thanks to the Oceanfront Merchants Association, there will be Fireworks at Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach on July 4. Location: 110 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. As the southernmost point of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Second Avenue Pier is only a short stroll from Plyler Park, where free concerts are held throughout the summer months. For more information, call 843-445-7437. 
 

It's Rip Tide Awareness Week!

Did you know that Rip Tide Awareness Week is June 5-11, 2016? If you ever go to the beach there are things you need to know about rip tides and currents. Your life or a family members could depend on it. The followin information is from the NOAA site because there's no substitute for knowledge. Know what to do if you or a family member ever encounters a rip current and you’ll be able to disengage from it to enjoy the rest of your vacation.   For families that are planning a trip to the beach this summer, it is important to realize the dangers of rip currents before swimming in the ocean. The majority of fatalities from rip currents each year are those visiting from other areas.

 

Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore and are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers, especially for non-swimmers. According to the United States Lifesaving Association, 80 percent of surf beach rescues are a result of rip currents. In addition, more than 100 people die annually from drowning when they are unable to escape a rip current.

Rip currents form when waves break near the shoreline, piling up water between the breaking waves at the beach. One of the ways this water returns to sea is to form a rip current, a narrow jet of water that moves swiftly offshore, roughly perpendicular to the shoreline. Under most tide and sea conditions the speeds are relatively slow, however when wave, tide and beach conditions are right, the speeds can quickly increase to become dangerous to anyone entering the surf, even the most experienced swimmers.

Rip currents can be very narrow or extend in widths to hundreds of yards. The seaward pull of rip currents varies from just beyond the line of breaking waves to hundreds of yards offshore.  

Some of the clues you can use to identify rip currents include:

    ~ a channel of churning or choppy water,

    ~ an area having a notable difference in water color,

    ~ a line of foam, seaweed or debris moving steadily seaward,

    ~ or a break in the incoming wave pattern.

Rip currents are often not readily or easily identifiable to the average person. If you are concerned about the possibilities of rip currents occurring in the surf, it is best to ask an on-duty lifeguard before entering the water.

If you are caught in a rip current, keep calm to conserve energy and think clearly. Don't fight against the current. Swim out of the current in a direction parallel to the shoreline. When out of the current, swim at an angle away from the current and toward the shore. If you are unable to swim out of the rip current, then just float or calmly tread water. When out of the current, swim toward shore. If you are unable to reach shore, wave your arms and yell for help.

If you see someone in trouble, call for help. Under no circumstances go in yourself to rescue them. Call out instructions from shore. Many people drown each summer while trying to save someone else from a rip current. Get help from a lifeguard if one is available. If not, have someone call 9-1-1. Throw the rip current victim something that floats such as a life jacket, cooler or inflatable ball.

It is important to note that rip currents can occur under any conditions. Know how to swim and to heed the advice of beach patrol before entering the surf. When areas of rip currents are marked with signs, respect the signage and avoid the area.    

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Take Mom Somewhere Special for Mother’s Day This Year

Before you know it Mother’s Day will be here. Are you ready? On On Sunday, May 8, there are plenty of places to take your mother or the mom in your life out to show her she’s special. These great Mother’s Day ideas will solve the problem of what you can do that’s different this year. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, your children’s mother, friend, neighbor or a mother-soon-to-be, these ideas are sure to please any and all mothers.
Take Mom out for a wine tasting at a local winery. Carolina Vineyards Winery produces a variety of dry, semi-dry, medium and sweet wines. The wine tasting room is open 7 days a week beginning at 10 a.m. Easy to find at 4922 Hwy.17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Phone: 843-361-9181

21 Main at North Beach will be open for Mother’s Day and are accepting reservations now. Located at 719 N. Beach Blvd., North Myrtle Beach. For reservations, call 843-315-3000.

Some Mom’s would love to go on a guided kayak tour. Why not yours? Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions could be the most fun your Mom’s ever had on Mother’s Day! Located at 241 Main St, North Myrtle Beach. 843-241-4588. Guided kayak and paddleboard tours, rentals of kayaks and paddleboards.
Treat the Mom in your life to a great dinner at Bistro 90. They will be serving a full dinner menu from noon until 7 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Chef Brad will create several special Dinner Features to delight guests. Location: 7209 SC-90, Longs, SC. Phone: (843) 390-5151
Barefoot Princess Riverboat, Barefoot Landing Marina, North Myrtle Beach. 843-272-2140. Enjoy a tour and dinner about the riverboat on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Being Mom’s favorite is easier than you might think. Thank her for all that she does and treat her to a delicious Mother’s Day dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Reservations accepted. Location: 8211 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC. Phone: (843) 839-9500
Treat Mom to her very own spa day. Exclusively Yours Day Spa & Salon will please and delight her with their customized treatments for body, skin, hair, and nails. Located at 3310 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach. Phone: (843) 362-8080
All of us at North Beach Realty would like to wish all the Mom’s and Mothers-To-Be a very happy Mother’s Day this year!

Where to Rent Golf Carts in North Myrtle Beach

Where to Rent Golf Carts in North Myrtle Beach

When you want to get around North Myrtle Beach like the locals do you’ll need to get yourself a golf cart. There are plenty of businesses in the area and beyond that have a vast assortment of golf cart rentals as well as other types of motorized and non-motorized forms of transportation smaller than a car. However, the golf cart is large enough to comfortably hold two to four people plus their gear. Golf carts aren’t just for golf courses anymore. They really are a primary mode of transportation for many around coastal South Carolina.

Following are some of the local businesses where you can rent golf carts without ever leaving North Myrtle Beach.
Ace Golf Carts
503 Main St, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 427-4853
Website: http://www.acegolfcart.com/
Carts from Mild to Wild, Lifted or Lowdown, Gas or Electric, 4 or 6 Passenger. Newly refurbished RXV’s, EZGO’s, Club Cars, and Yamaha’s.
Affordable Golf Cart Rentals
1401 2nd Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 385-2547
Website: http://www.affordablegolfcartrentals.com/
Golf Cart rentals, sales and storage, along with cargo carts. Half day and daily rentals. No deliveries.

 

A-Jax Golf Cart Rentals, LLC
North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 421-1006
Website: https://ajaxgolfcarts.com/cart/
Four and six-passenger carts. Delivery and pick up service. Order online.

 

East Coast Golf Carts and Scooters
410 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 424-2644
Website: http://www.eastcoastgolfcarts.com/
Family-owned business. Four to eight passenger Club Car Golf Carts delivered.

 

Graham Golf Cars, Inc.
411 Pine St, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 281-9992
Website: http://www.grahamgolfcars.com
Low, lifted and limo cars. Rentals, sales and storage. Full service dealer.

 

Spending Easter in Our Beachcomber Vacation Rentals

Why not plan something special for the Easter holiday – something that the whole family will enjoy. The holiday comes early this year, arriving on March 27, 2016, and there are many local events taking place around North Myrtle Beach. Be sure to take advantage of the great deals on some of our finest Beachcomber vacation rentals such as Wyndham Westwinds, Windy Hill Dunes, and Seawatch Plantation.

 

Breakfast with Buttons the Bunny

Join Buttons the Bunny for breakfast at Hard Rock Café at Broadway at the Beach from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. Cost for breakfast is $9.95 per person. Kids 2 and under are free with a paying adult.  Reservations are required by calling 1-843-946-0007.

 

 

32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach Easter Egg Hunt

Come to McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26, and meet the Easter Bunny! He’s giving out candy to all the kiddies that attend plus there will be an Easter egg hunt and games for all.

 

 

Bunny Hop Easter Celebration at Barefoot Landing

An afternoon of entertainment, games and plenty of food will take place at Barefoot Landing during the Bunny Hop Easter Celebration from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

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Booking Online Has Never Been Easier

Choosing the perfect vacation is a process filled with logistical hurtles that can sometimes become more of a chore than a pleasant experience. Making calls to check the availability of properties, and details on properties themselves can remain a murky subject. Forget seamlessly booking online right? Well not anymore.

The Ease of Booking

The time leading up to your vacation should be one excitement and anticipation. From choosing destinations, dates when you and your family can get together, to selecting the right property for your adventure, nailing down the details can take some serious work. But we at North Beach Realty thought that this process should be one where finding the perfect home or condo is an enjoyable process filled with thoughts of the vacation to come, and information readily available for those all important details. Once you have your ducks in a row booking online using our brand new website is easy.

We’ve been hard at work creating a brand new website to showcase our selection of vacation rentals. Our goal was to provide a platform where our guest can easily view properties, choose dates they would like to come, and be able to curtail their vacation without the hassles of wondering if the property they have chosen will be available to rent for their vacation.  Our new website allows guests to look ahead and book early, or see what’s available in the near future for quick getaway. Everything is updated in real time for the most up to date information.

The keys to an easy to use platform meant one that was available on any device, up to date, and built around providing you the guest the features you need to book confidently. So in closing, please visit our new website and let us know what you think. We would love to hear from our guests about the process and any ways we can continue to make booking a vacation a pleasurable process. We hope you will find searching through properties a breeze and information about the North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach areas useful in planning your next visit here.

 

Don't Miss These Mardi Gras Happenings!

According to Wikipedia, Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. In English, it refers to carnival events and celebrations beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three King’s Day) and ends the day before Ash Wednesday. In France, Mardi Gras is a reflection of the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting ritual of the Lenten season.

While each city in our country and abroad celebrate in their own special way, the most popular practices include parades where participants wear masks and costumes. We’re all familiar with the beads that New Orleans is well-known for handing out on behalf of the holiday.

 

On February 9, 2016, Dick’s Last Resort will hold their 24th annual Mardi Gras Parade around Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach beginning at 5 p.m. The parade starts at Greg Norman’s and winds around the waterway and parking lots to Dick’s Last Resort. Come out and enjoy the parade complete with floats, animals, beads and candy! There will be prizes given out for the best and worst floats as well as a crowning of the King and Queen. A musical performance by Pale Horse will take place. This family friend event wraps up at 11 p.m. 

Castano’s in Barefoot Landing will be holding a Mardi Gras Party from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 that is open to the public. Dress up and you could win a gift certificate at Castono’s for best costume. There will be live entertainment, prizes for the best costume, party favors, decorations, and free King’s Cake. Come for dinner and take advantage of the drink and food specials on behalf of the holiday.

If you’re planning on being in the area for that long overdue golf vacation be sure to look us up at Beachcomber Vacations. We have plenty of accommodations that include pet friendly vacation rentals that you’re sure to love!

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