Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

Are you headed to North Myrtle Beach for your next vacation? Nothing says vacation like spending the week at the beach soaking up the sun. When staying in one of our Condo vacation rentals, having the right items in your beach bag will help make your vacation much better. Be sure to pack your beach bag with the essentials to guarantee a relaxing vacation with your family.

Beach Bag Essentials

A Beach Bag

Making sure you have the right beach bag can make all the difference for your family. Sure, you can throw all of your items into any bag, but did you know that all beach bags were not created equal. We suggest looking at the size, water and sand resistance, security and stylish when searching for your bag. We have found that even using a backpack, diaper bag or a large utility tote bag works perfect as a beach bag.

Beach Towels

Be sure to pack a beach towel for everyone in the family whether you will sit in the sun or play in the ocean. Having an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. To make sure that each family member has their own towel, allow them to pick out a beach towel that they like from the store. That is a good way to keep track of whose towel belongs to who. And if you are looking for a little more storage with your towel, you can sew one end of the towel to make pockets. The pockets can hold a few select things such as sunscreen or sunglasses.

Sunscreen

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

The sun in North Myrtle Beach can be brutal, especially during the summer months so sunscreen is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you do happen to get a little too much sun while on vacation, then make sure you have some aloe in your bag or back in your vacation rental.

Water-Resistant Phone Pouch

Between the water, sun and sand, the beach is filled with many things that can damage your phone. Bringing a water-resistant pouch to the beach can be a lifesaver for many. If you are unable to find a water-resistant pouch before you leave for spring break, you can grab a sandwich bag or Ziploc bag. Both of these items will keep your phone and other electronic devices safe from the elements of the beach. If you do happen to get some water on your phone, soak your phone in a bowl full of rice to help get the moisture out.

Reading Material

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

One way that you can improve your tan and your mood is by bringing a book or magazine to the beach. We understand that bringing your children to the beach means less time to read a book, but maybe bring a few of their books too. This way when you are ready to read a little, have them come play in the sand near where you are or have them sit under the umbrella and read a little bit of their own book.

Sunglasses & Hats

Making sure to pack both of these items are a must on any vacation you take to the beach. The sun in the south is a lot warmer than it would be up north, and so we want to make sure you are protected. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the suns bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Be sure to pack one for each member of your family.

Water Bottles

When you are spending the day in the sun and at the beach, you will want to stay hydrated as well. Throw a few water bottles in the cooler or bring a reusable bottle such as an insulated water bottle as they will keep your drink ice cold all day long. The sun and salt will dry you out so make sure that you have enough water to go around for everyone in your family for the whole day. If you are staying in one of our Condo vacation rentals, then you will be able to go back to refill the bottles.

Baby Powder

Beach Bag Essentials for your Next Vacation

You may not have thought that this would be a must, but it is whenever you go to the beach. Whether you are staying in a vacation rental or you decided to drive your car to the beach access, sand will be all over you when you leave the beach. So, bringing baby powder in your beach bag will magically get the sand off of your body without irritation and leave a nice scent too. This is perfect for everyone in the family and not just the kids.

There are many other items that you can pack into your beach bag for your next trip to North Myrtle Beach, but these are the must have items we thought you should have with you. If you are still looking for a place to stay for spring break, then check out our Condo vacation rentals today. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you enjoy the South Carolina Coast!

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

Is your family coming to North Myrtle Beach for the holidays? There are plenty of festive events that your family can take advantage of this year to celebrate the holiday season. And if you happen to be staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach Condos, you will be close to many of the fun events in the area. With all of the festive things that are happening around North Myrtle Beach this year, your family will have an all-access pass to all the holiday events. 

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach

Celebrate the Christmas season at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex for The Great Christmas Light Show. Open from now until December 30, 2018 you and your family can drive 1.5 miles to see the sparkling and dazzling lights on display. There will be around 20 different animated figures and different holiday scenes that come to life. And when you have finished driving through the light show, go visit Santa’s Village for some extra special fun. You can enjoy some village treats, ride on Santa’s Express Train, slip & slide down Santa’s Super Slide and Ice Skate the night away. And just to help make the night extra special bring your camera because Santa will be there for you to visit with!

Festive Christmas Shows

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

Christmas shows during the month of December can be one of the best things to watch in Myrtle Beach during the holidays. If you are looking for a Dinner Show, then we suggest heading to Pirates Voyage for their wonderful Christmas show. We know of two best shows that pull out all the stops on their holiday productions. The two that are known as the best on the Grand Stand are Carolina Opry Christmas and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theater. These are shows you don’t want to miss during the holidays!

Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens

Even though Nights of a Thousand Candles is in Murrells Inlet, it’s a holiday highlight many locals on the Grand Stand love. Your family can go to Brookgreen Gardens and see it come to life among the soft glow of more than 5,000 candles and sparkling lights. Walk along the paths with a warm cup of cider, listen to the sounds of hand bells ringing and carolers singing. Come celebrate the Nights of a Thousand Candles with your friends and family to help celebrate the holiday season this year. The event is scheduled from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on select nights from now until December 22, 2018. 

Last Minute Shopping

North Myrtle Beach Holiday Events for Your Family to Enjoy

In case you need to do some last minute shopping, then we know the perfect places you can go before the holidays are here. Your family can head over to Barefoot Landing to get in some shopping while enjoying some holiday cheer. You will be able to enjoy the festive decorations they have there all while you are shopping. If you’re looking for more shopping there are the malls, Tanger Outlets and Broadway at the Beach that you can shop at as well. So many different options to choose from when you visit Myrtle Beach. 

There are many other festive things that you and your family can enjoy while you vacation in North Myrtle Beach this Christmas season. With so many different events to choose from we thought these would be a good start. The holidays are almost here, so book your next getaway today in one of our North Myrtle Beach Condos. We at North Beach Vacations hope that your family enjoy the holidays this year!

Don’t Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you coming to North Myrtle Beach this month and are looking for some fun and exciting things to do? Have no fear because there are plenty of things for you to do. October is a fun month to come to the North Myrtle Beach area as there are so many things for you and your family to do. And when staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month in the area.

Flashlight Fridays

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you looking to have a little fun on Fridays with the family? If so, then look no further as you can come to Thompson Farm every Friday night. Here you will be able to see if you can make it through the largest corn maze in the state which can be a little challenging. And when you have completed the maze, then why not join in for a fun Halloween movie each Friday night in October from 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is $10 per person but there will be refreshments for you to enjoy like coffee, hot cider & s’mores.

Brookgreen Gardens Harvest Home Weekend Festival

On Saturday, October 6th come with your family for a fun weekend at Brookgreen Gardens’ Harvest Home Festival. Here you will be able to take part in building a scarecrow, take a wagon hay ride, learn to spin wool, live entertainment and so much more! This festival is including with your garden admission and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on October 6th & October 7th, 2018. Think of all the fun memories that you and your family will make while attending this festival.

Barefoot Landing Pumpkin Patch

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

Barefoot Landing will have their very own Pumpkin Patch this year for you and your family to come gather your pumpkins for your vacation. Pumpkins are in several different sizes this year and will only accept cash this year. They will be donating $1 from each pumpkin sold to go help with the hurricane and flood relief efforts in our community. The pumpkins available are small for $3, medium for $8, large for $10, extra-large for $12 and Specialty for $15. And there will be live music every Friday & Saturday night from 6 pm to 9 pm. Don’t miss this great and fun activity with your family this year!

Candy in the Corn Trick or Treat Trail

Every Saturday beginning on October 13th through the 27th, your kids will want to enjoy the fun at Thompson Farms. Dress the kids up in their Halloween costumes and they will have a chance to wind through a special kid-sized corn maze to find their own treats. And if you think that is all the fun, your kids will get to meet Pippa the Pumpkin Princess, Will the Witch, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and many other fun characters. This will run from 1pm – 2 pm and is included in the general admission price of $13.50 for the kids and $15.50 for the adults!

 

Halloween Trick or Treating

Don't Miss These October Events in North Myrtle Beach

If you are vacationing during the week of Halloween, then you are coming for the fun. On Wednesday, October 31st you can go trick or treating at several locations. If you’d like to stay close to North Myrtle Beach, then heading to Barefoot Landing is going to be where you want to be. Beginning at 5 pm you and your family are invited to visit shops and restaurants to go trick or treating ending at 7 pm. If you’d like to try another great location we suggest Broadway at the Beach to go get treats for the kids.

These are just a few of the events happening in the Myrtle Beach area for the month of October, but there are plenty for you and your family to enjoy. If you are still searching for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental, then check out our availability. We hope to see you this month and take part of the activities happening during your vacation.

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

Enjoy some endless family-friendly fun when you come visit North 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 Oceanfront vacation rentals, you will be close to 2 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 the 2 North Myrtle Beach fishing piers.

Cherry Grove Pier

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

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!

Other Fishing Adventures

Fall Fishing in North Myrtle Beach

If fishing off a pier just isn’t for you and your family, then we have a few other fishing adventures you may enjoy. Surf fishing is a big thing for a lot of people to do. It allows you to go down onto the beach, find the perfect spot to put your things down and fish from the surf. You will have to purchase a fishing license from a local bait store or you can purchase it online if you surf fish. If you don’t want to try your hand at surf fishing, then we suggest you give deep-sea fishing a try. This can be a fun day to spend with the family and make memories for a lifetime.

While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the North Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these three were a good option for you.And if you are still searching for an Oceanfront 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.

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

School is beginning shortly for many students and what a better way to end the summer than to spend Labor Day weekend in North Myrtle Beach! With endless activities to do in the area, there is no way that you will hear your kids are bored. From fireworks to live entertainment there is something for everyone in the family to do. Staying in one of our beach house rentals can keep you close to the fun and excitement of staying at the beach for a 3-day weekend. Make new memories with your kids or even grandkids this Labor Day weekend!

Firework Displays

Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10:00 pm for some lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach that will have other fireworks displays for you and your family to enjoy. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10:00 pm. So head there and grab a quick bite to eat and enjoy the show while munching on some snacks. On Sunday, September 2nd there will be a firework display at 10:00 pm at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate the holiday than with fireworks and family!

Live Music & Entertainment

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

If you are looking for live music or entertainment, then we know where you can head to. Head over to the Boathouse in Myrtle Beach and enjoy a free show for the adults to see Josh Phillips on August 31st at 9:00 pm to 12:00 am. Want something that the whole family can enjoy then head to Broadway at the Beach on Sunday, September 2nd from 7 pm to 10 pm. You will get to enjoy face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest at Barefoot Landing will allow you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and so much more. And finally head to Plyler Park for their final Hot Summer Nights which includes family-friendly entertainment and live music. Don’t miss these free events for you and family to enjoy while on vacation!

Head to the Beach

One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach is spending a day or two on the beach. Kick back, relax and listen to the kids playing in the waves or sand. Read a book, pack a lunch to eat on the beach under an umbrella and enjoy the last bits of summer. Take a walk along the beach in the evening to see the sunset or collect seashells with the kids. If you’d like to remember your trip, bring a small Ziplock and collect some sand to take home. Once you are at home, add to a clear jar or vase and label it. What a great memory of staying in North Myrtle Beach this year.

Come Stay in North Myrtle Beach Labor Day Weekend

While there are many other events and things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before school is what every family need. If you are still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for that weekend, we do still have availability. We can’t wait for you to come and help us celebrate Labor Day this year!