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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.

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.    

35th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

35th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival

Every year the world famous Blue Crab Festival takes place on the beautiful Grand Strand in South Carolina. Join us for the 35th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival on the Waterfront in Little River on May 14 and 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This festival is one of the largest festivals in the Southeast with attendance regularly exceeding 50,000 people. The festival features more than 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, live entertainment and a kid’s area that will occupy your children for hours on end.

The readers of the Sun News have awarded the Blue Crab Festival the “Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Strand” for the past six consecutive years. The festival is one of the leading events in the area that you won’t want to miss whether you live here or are vacationing in the area. It provides attendees with a large variety of excellent vendors, entertainment, food and fellowship.

Blue crabs and other fresh, local seafood are available for purchase from local restaurants within the festival. The purpose of the festival is to support and showcase the fabulous atmosphere of the local Little River Community, North Myrtle Beach and the entire Grand Strand area.

Tickets are $4 for a 1-day advance ticket, $5 for a 1-day general admission. Children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Sorry, no dogs or other pets allowed with the exception of service animals. For more information, call (843) 249-6604.

Free Summer Concerts 2016 in North Myrtle Beach

When you’re making your summer vacation plans to visit North Myrtle Beach SC be sure to take into consideration the free summer concerts this year! There are plenty of free concerts taking place  around the Grand Strandthroughout the summer so mark your calendar (or print this page and save it!). Whether you live here or you’re staying in one of our affordable vacation rentals in North Myrtle Beach, be sure come out and enjoy as many of these local events as you can while you’re here!

Music On Main Logo

Music on Main Street Concert Series
Come on over to downtown North Myrtle Beach and delight in the sounds of the live bands on Main Street. Families are encouraged to come after work or after a long day on the beach and experience the many restaurants of Main St. Then, listen to live music, shop, and dance til’ you drop.

Music on Main Street Concert Series are held each Thursday from May 19 until October 6 on Main Street or in the Horseshoe. Bring a beach chair. Outside alcohol is not permitted in the concert area. This free event is held from 7-9 p.m. at 202 Main Street, NMB Horseshoe (HS) and 11 S. Ocean Blvd, NMB. Tel. (843) 280-5584.

May
Thursday, 19 – Main Street – Atwater Band
Thursday, 26 – Horseshoe – The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

June
Thursday, 2 – Main Street – NTranze
Thursday, 9 – Horseshoe – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Thursday, 16 – Main Street – Ultimate Rock Machine
Thursday, 23 – Horseshoe – Entertainers
Thursday, June 30 – Main Street – Sound Express and Legacy

July
Thursday, 7 – Horseshoe – Marsha Morgan Band
Thursday, 14 – Main Street – Tim Clark Band
Thursday, 21 – Horseshoe – Carolina Breakers
Thursday, 28 – Main Street – Caribbean Chillers

August
Thursday, 4 – Horseshoe – Mark Roberts Band
Thursday, 11 – Main Street – Chocolate Chip & Co.
Thursday, 18 – Horseshoe – Blackwater Rhythm & Blues Band
Thursday, 25 – Main Street – Special Blend

September
Thursday, 1 – Horseshoe – Carolina Soul Band
Thursday, 8 – Main Street – Six Stylez
Thursday, 15 – Horseshoe – Midnight Allie
Thursday, 22 – Main Street – Rick Strickland Band
Thursday, 29 – Horseshoe – Hip Pocket Band

October
Thursday, 6 – Horseshoe – Jim Quick & Coastline

Note:For day of event weather information call the "Rec Check" hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3 or check our Facebook page: NMBParksandRec.

 

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Sounds of Summer
Enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to free live music at the amphitheater under the stars. Each Friday night concert will feature a different band playing family-friendly music. Bring a beach chair or blanket. For your convenience, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Tobacco products, coolers, outside food and beverages are not allowed. This free concert event is from 7-9 p.m. at the NMB Park and Sports Complex, Sandhills Bank Amphitheater, North Myrtle Beach. Tel. (843) 280-5584.

Friday, May 20 – Fantastic Shakers
Friday, June 7 – Former American Idol Finalist, Elise Testone
Friday, July 15 – Paul Grimshaw Band
Friday, August 19 – Too Much Sylvia
Friday, September 16 – Andrew Thielen Big Band

Note: For day of concert weather information call the “RecCheck” hotline at (843) 280-5594 ext. 3 for updates. Or “like” us on Facebook for daily updates at www.facebook.com/NMBParksAndRec.

Spring and Summer Events in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach

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.

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!

Dining Out During Restaurant Week in SC

The annual Restaurant Week South Carolina has returned to the Grand Strand area for the next 11 days. From Jan. 7-17, 2016, hundreds of restaurants in the area will be offering special menus and meals at discounted prices. Whether you’re a resident, snowbird or just passing through, don’t miss this 11-day celebration giving you the opportunity to try some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. This is your chance to try out new restaurants as well as returned to take advantage of the specials at your tried-and-true favorites.

Dining Out During Restaurant Week in SC

There are prizes to win, too! When you’re dining at an Official 2016 Restaurant Week restaurant, check in by clicking Check In To Win! and enter your code for a chance to win a gift certificate.

If you know that Twitter is where you can get the latest, hottest news then you’ll want to follow @RestaurantSC for the what’s going on during the celebration. Just recently they tweeted that you can scan the QR code when you dine at any Restaurant Week restaurant for a chance to win prizes!

Dining Out During Restaurant Week in SC

To find out what restaurants are involved in Restaurant Week, what meals they’re serving, type of cuisine, and whether you need a reservation or not just go here and click the restaurant name. In addition, you’ll get to look at the menu and get more details before ever leaving your computer!

Each year all of us at Beachcomber Vacations look forward to Restaurant Week. If you haven’t experienced it yet, be sure to make this the first year you do!

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH VACATION MEMORIES!

During the Holidays, as families get together and reminisce…one of the stories may be about their last North Myrtle Beach Vacation and how much they enjoyed staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach Condos or North Myrtle Beach Vacation Homes.

Along with watching the waves in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, beachcombing, fishing, swimming, sun bathing and just plain relaxing, there is a lot more to do here at the Grand Strand to make those North Myrtle Beach Vacation memories even more special.   Dining out at one the many Grand Strand Restaurants, watching theatre shows such as Pirates Voyage, The One at Alabama Theatre, or Good Vibrations at Carolina Opry, shopping at Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlet, or Broadway at the Beach, golfing, or playing at one of our amusement parks or water parks are also just a few of the many fun activities you can enjoy on your North Myrtle Beach Vacation. 

So don’t wait too long to reserve your North Myrtle Beach Vacation or you might miss out on those “Special” family memories.  Check out our North Myrtle Beach Condos, North Myrtle Beach Resorts or Vacation Homes or call us at 1 800 334 3798 today! 

Happy Holidays from Beachcomber Vacations!

This Year Relax in One of Our Holiday Vacation Homes

With Christmas fast approaching we’d like to invite everyone to come spend the holidays with us in North Myrtle Beach this year. Our holiday vacation homes are the perfect size for any family, at any time of the year. Have your heart set on making a holiday meal? No worries! Our vacation homes all come with nicely equipped kitchens suitable for any type of meal preparation.

 

Be sure to get out and around the area to take advantage of the special holiday events. The city of North Myrtle Beach announced a new holiday extravaganza in partnership with Little Spider Creations this year. They’ve transformed the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex into a Christmas Wonderland! Come see for yourself! The attractions include a hayride lights show, 3D Walk to the North Pole, “Under the Sea“ Christmas puppet show, a petting zoo, family circus act and more. Visitors can help Santa “save Christmas” in South Carolina’s first interactive holiday paintball attraction.  Each attraction consists of elaborate Christmas Wonderland sets that create a magical family Christmas experience.

We’d like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and holiday season this year. Lot’s of people travel over the holidays – the lucky one’s come to coastal South Carolina and stay with us, taking advantage of our off-season rates. If you’re looking to treat yourself and your family this year, take a look at the deals we have!

Around the country children get pretty excitable at this time of year. First, in anticipation of Santa, gifts, and Christmas and then, afterwards, with their presents and time off of school. When you spend your holiday oceanfront they can run off that excess energy on the beachfront. Parents have the option to walk it, bike it, or go for a run. Make this the year you try your hand at beachcombing in search of the biggest and best seashell.

You’ll have all the comforts of home plus so much more when you stay in one of our holiday rentals. They are furnished throughout and beautifully decorated, have separate sleeping arrangements, and sizable kitchens and separate dining areas. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from Beachcomber Vacations!

 

Best Vacation Rentals for Thanksgiving in North Myrtle

If this year’s holidays find you making plans to be in North Myrtle Beach SC we have the best vacation rentals in the area to offer you from Thanksgiving to Christmas and beyond. Stay with us and you’ll have everything you need to enjoy an all-out-festive- holiday this year. From meal prep in our well-appointed kitchens to beautifully decorated living and dining areas where you can relax, our vacation rentals for Thanksgiving are equipped with your comfort in mind.

 

Ocean Bay Club #908

Ocean Bay Club #908 is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath luxury oceanfront unit that would be an ideal place to spend any holiday! Beautifully decorated and well-maintained, this condo sits oceanfront and provides a balcony where you can enjoy the spectacular coastal views any time of the day or night. Accommodating up to 8 people you’re sure to enjoy the wealth of amenities that include a 48” flat screen TV, cable, free internet, Whirlpool tub, and washer/dryer. Reserve this property today!

 

Windy Hill #505

A Place at the Beach Windy Hill #505

If you have a smaller group, this cute 1.5 bedroom and 2 bath oceanfront condo is well suited for 4-6 people. The fully-appointed kitchen has everything you would need to prepare a holiday meal for your family while enjoying the coastal views from your oceanfront balcony. Free wireless internet, cable TVs, DVD, and walk-in tile showers are just some of the features that make this condo so appealing. Reserve this property today! 

If you haven’t made your reservations yet for a holiday stay, we urge you not to wait any longer. We have many more oceanfront units available besides these two we’ve shown you. Give Beachcomber Vacations a call today at 800-334-3798 or make your reservations online.

LOOKING TO TRAVEL SOUTH FOR THE WINTER?

Snowbirds wanted! Why not contact Beachcomber Vacations and give North Myrtle Beach a try for your "Home Away from Home" winter rental condo or home.

With all the Grand Strand has to offer and our low winter rental rates, what's not to like? Golfing, fishing, theatres, dining and shopping are just a few of the many activities our "Snowbirds" enjoy while staying in their winter home. These properties are nicely furnished along with fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryers.

Whether it's meeting new friends or renewing old friendships, discovering new activities, or just relaxing and enjoying the ever changing ocean view, Beachcomber Vacations has just the place for your "Winter Rental".

View our "Winter Rentals" on our website at www.beachcombervacations.com or call one of our friendly Vacation Specialists at 1 800 334 3798 ex 2.

Halloween in North Myrtle Beach

With another Halloween fast approaching please plan on being extra careful if you’re vacationing with us in North Myrtle Beach during this time. When you’re driving to and from your North Myrtle Beach rentals always keep on the outlook for children out and about.

Happy Halloween from Beachcomber Vacations in North Myrtle Beach SC

Many children and their parents will go door-to-door trick or treating and wearing costumes that don’t always fit the best. Sometimes their field of vision isn’t always what it should be and sometimes they’re not as lit up as they could be. It’s up to drivers to stay alert and watch for these little ghouls and goblins whose focus is usually on the next piece of candy.

 

An alternative for those wanting to celebrate Halloween but not go door-to-door is for children is to go Halloween Trick or Treating at Barefoot Landing. From 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31, dress the kids up and bring them out to enjoy the sights, sounds, and safety of trick or treating at Barefoot Landing. Get your Halloween spirit on as princesses, witches and all your favorite characters take over Barefoot Landing! Bring the family and plan to shop, eat and enjoy!

Happy Halloween from North Myrtle Beach SC

Annual Halloween on the Marshwalk will be on October 31, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk. Join us at 5:00 p.m. for trick-or-treating and the Children’s Costume Contest.  Judging will be at the Pirate Statue behind Drunken Jack’s Restaurant at 6:00 p.m.

The adult fun begins at 8 p.m. at the Marshwalk with an Adult Costume Contest. Win cash and prizes with over $2,000 to be given out for the best costumes!

Happy Halloween from Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you'll discover we have at Beachcomber Vacations will have you close to all the area has going on and at a off-season price anyone can afford.

There are over 100 golf courses along this 60-mile long coastal strip, 1,800+ restaurants, endless beaches, shopping complexes, amusement parks, and live entertainment theaters. There will always be something to entertain yourself and your family with when you vacation in coastal South Carolina!

 

12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival

Whether you live locally or are enjoying a late summer vacation, you won’t want to miss the 12th Annual Irish Italian International Festival that takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Irish Italian International

Hosted by the City of North Myrtle Beach, this free international festival takes place on Main Street, North Myrtle Beach.

Each year the one day rain or shine event brings approximately 15,000 people out to celebrate different cultures. The festival features food from local restaurants, two stages of live entertainment, street performers, art & craft vendors, and dance groups all surrounding an Irish Italian International theme.

Restaurants in the area surrounding North Myrtle Beach SC will compete for the title of Best Entrée, Best Decorated, and Best Dessert.

A children's area will offer a variety of entertainment that suits all ages; magic, balloon art and inflatables (nominal fee).

Entertainment Schedule

Stage 1 -- Irish Stage
421 Main Street (in front of Flynn's Irish Tavern)

Hillside Drive Stage -- Italian Stage
400 Main Street (in front of Hope Taylor & Co.)

When it comes to accommodations during the international festival, nobody does them better than Beachcomber Vacations in North Myrtle Beach. Give us a call at 800-334-3798 or check us out online. We have just the type of affordable accommodations to make your visit the best one yet!

 

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