October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

October is Filled with Family-Friendly Events in North Myrtle Beach

Are you coming to 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 with us at Beachcomber Vacations, you will be near it all. Let’s look at what events are happening this month in the area.

Flashlight Fridays

October is Filled with Family-Friendly 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

October is Filled with Family-Friendly 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 Speciality 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!

BooFest! at Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is having their BooFest! again this year. Here they will be hosting a kids’ and pets costume contest on Saturday, October 27th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be prizes awarded for the best costumes for the kids and pets. They will also have live entertainment and activities for everyone to be a part of. Don’t miss out on this event because who doesn’t want to see cute pets in costumes?

Trick or Treating on Halloween

October is Filled with Family-Friendly 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 other places, then head to The Market Common and Broadway at the Beach to take advantage of getting treats for your 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.

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

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 Beachcomber 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 North Myrtle Beach fishing piers.

Cherry Grove Pier

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

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!

Pier Fishing in North Myrtle Beach this Fall

While there are other fishing piers that you can visit in the Myrtle Beach area, we just thought these two were a good option for you. And if fishing off a pier is just not for you, there are other fishing adventures you can do while in North Myrtle Beach. If you want to still fish but not sure what to do, how about try out a Deep-Sea fishing experience. You will be able to catch more fish and just the experience itself is a perfect family outing. 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.

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is the perfect location for you and your family to spend Labor Day this year. With endless activities that will keep you and your family entertained there is something for everyone. From fireworks to live entertainment, there are countless ways for you to celebrate this holiday. Staying in one of our Beachcomber vacation rentals will help you enjoy your much-deserved vacation from work or just before the kids go back to school. Make this Labor Day vacation exciting and fun for all the memories to be made!

Visit a State Park

Myrtle Beach has natural beauty for you to enjoy and visiting the area’s 2 state parks can be fun. Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park has nature oriented events all summer long. Saturday mornings you can go to the Myrtle Beach State Park’s fishing pier where local fisherman unload their catch into a kiddie pool for you to observe. Make sure to check out their website to see what they offer and enjoy the beach while you visit one of the state parks. 

Enjoy the Fireworks Display

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

Head over to Barefoot Landing on Saturday, September 1st at 10 pm for some special lights in the sky. There are other places around Myrtle Beach for you and your family to head to view fireworks. At Plyler Park you can enjoy fireworks on September 1st at 10 pm. On Sunday, September 2nd at 10 pm there will be a firework display at Broadway at the Beach. There is no better way to celebrate Labor Day at the beach than to watch these free eye-popping fireworks display!

Fun Summer Event Finales

Labor Day weekend happens to be the final weekend to enjoy the various summer celebrations in Myrtle Beach. Sunday, September 2nd is going to be the final day you will be able to enjoy each of these summer events. If you are wanting to be at Broadway at the Beach to shop, eat and walk around then you won’t want to miss the final day. From 7 pm to 10 pm there will be strolling entertainment from face painters, fire dancers and more. SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing allows you to enjoy live music, entertainers, balloon making and 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 amazing free entertainments while you are on vacation!

Head to the Beach

Spend Labor Day in North Myrtle Beach

One of the best things to do while you are on vacation in North Myrtle Beach for Labor Day is heading to the beach for the day. Kick back and relax in a beach chair with a book and a cold drink in your hand. Let the kids play in the sand and build sandcastles for the day. Eat your lunch on the beach under the umbrella with snacks to go with it. Sit back and just enjoy the sounds of the ocean and kids playing in the background. 

While there are many other things you could be enjoying while on vacation, heading down before the school year begins is just what every family needs. If you are still looking for a North Myrtle Beach vacation rental be sure to check out our specials we have today. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Summer Specials on North Myrtle Beach Vacation Rentals

Are you still searching for the perfect North Myrtle Beach vacation rental for your summer vacation this year? Peek at what specials we have to offer you for the rest of July and August with savings up to 40% Off the regular weekly rates.

Nautical_Watch Condo

For the week of July 14, 2018, we have several properties that you might be interested in; Nautical Watch in a 1 bedroom condo that sleeps 6 and is an oceanfront property. If you are worried about doing laundry while on vacation, this unit does offer a washer/dryer. Please note that this property allows a total of 2 cars parking per each unit, is non-smoking and no pets are allowed. You also have access to an outdoor pool as well as a double sun deck.

Another property that you and your family may enjoy for your vacation would be Wyndham Ocean Blvd in a 2 bedroom condo and can sleep up to 8 people! This is an oceanfront resort for you and your family to enjoy! Not only does this resort offer you beautiful views but it also has relaxing pools and even a lazy river for you to go in and relax the day away. This condo does have a fully equipped kitchen, a Jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom, a washer & dryer and does have free internet access. This property does allow for 2 cars to park, but does not allow pets and is a non-smoking unit. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing deal!

For the next few weeks there are several other properties that will be perfect for you and your family to enjoy. Island Palms is a 2-bedroom condo on the upper floor that is right across the street from the beach. It also has a small outdoor pool for you to enjoy and it does come with a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer and so much more. Plus, if you want to bring your pet along with you there is a $200 pet fee but your dog is allowed with you. Please note that you will have to park under the building so the height for your vehicle can be no larger than 6’6”. What a neat home for you to make it yours for the week of your vacation!

No matter what you are looking for we at Beachcomber Vacation Rentals have it for you! We want to help you make the best memories while you are vacationing in North Myrtle Beach this summer. If you’d prefer to contact one of our vacation specialists then please call 1-800-334-3798 and they will be more than happy to help you with your reservation.

Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

When it comes to hurricanes it’s wise to educate yourself and be prepared. With social media being in front of most people these days it’s easy to get the wrong information. Hurricane season along the Eastern Coast of the U.S. lasts from June 1 through November 30.

hurricane-season

Those of us that operate Beachcomber Vacations live here all year round. We’re not new to the area or to hurricanes and other storms. We are experienced with, and respectful of, hurricanes and know the proper steps to take. You’ll find most local people will generously share that information with you.

It’s important to be able to trust your source when it comes to important subjects like hurricanes. Following is information we deem worthy. Please do not rely solely on social media.

You will know days or weeks in advance when a hurricane is coming so you’ll have plenty of time to get out of the way.

Don’t panic. A hurricane travels very slowly and can take weeks to get to where you’re standing.

Expect the airports to have limited flight availability if they’re open at all when an impending hurricane is due to reach land.

Lanterns for Hurricane Season

Before the storm is close be sure to stock up on bottled water, non-perishable food, flashlights, batteries and other essential items you may need for 1-2 weeks.

If you’re vacationing during hurricane season whether it is with the airline, car rental agency or vacation accommodation agency travel insurance is a good idea.

While not as hazardous, tropical storms can develop into hurricanes rather quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation. 

Vacationers should stay in close contact with their tour operator, hotel staff, and local weather stations for updates and evacuation instructions in the event of a weather emergency.

You will be notified ahead of time of the emergency shelters where you can go for shelter if an evacuation order is executed.

Best Jet Ski Rentals in North Myrtle Beach

One of the most exciting water sports you can experience in coastal South Carolina are jet skis. If you’ve never ridden a jet ski take our word that it’s a blast! Whether it’s just you, with your buddies, or your whole family, riding on jet skis is something worth trying.

Following are the best places to find jet ski rentals in and around North Myrtle Beach. If you want to make memories this is a great place to start!

Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-4100

Action Water Sports for Jet Ski Rentals in NMB

There are so many adventurous things you can do on the beach but the thrill of jet skiing will give you a fun-filled adrenaline rush never experienced before. Contact Action Water Sportz today for the opportunity to enjoy this water sport. Our jet ski rental services are unmatched in the region. We strive to make it safe for our clients. Rental hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (earlier rentals are available for small groups per request). We offer rentals for 1/2 hour, 1 hour, or 2-hour Scenic Dolphin Watch Trip. You may ride alone or up to 3 people by the ½ hour or hour (great for families). Unguided riding available based on age of riders, tide conditions, water traffic, and other considerations.

Myrtle Beach Watersports
2100 Sea Mountain Hwy, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-7777

Myrtle Beach Watersports

Providing the largest riding area on the Intracoastal Waterway — up to 20 miles — and even ocean riding available at certain locations. All locations provide the latest safety equipment, safety instructions, important water safety rules and regulations, as well as “hands on” jet ski operating instructions. Half hour and 1 hour jet ski rentals on the ICW or Atlantic Ocean. Or sign up for the Jet Ski Waterway Tour that goes north up the Intracoastal Waterway touring Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (These are areas you cannot go on your own.) Professional tour guides are available to assist you if needed. Ideal for first timers but great for all riders. No experience required.

Thomas Outdoor Watersports
2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC
(843) 280-2448

Jet ski rentals at Thomas Outdoors

Thomas Outdoor Watersports offers a variety of jet ski rental options. The 1 hour waterway tour is 20-25 miles round trip on the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s perfect for the beginner jet skier with lots of wildlife and information on the history of the area. For those who want to take adventure and excitement to the next level there is the hour and a half extreme trip out to the ocean. Hop on a jet ski and take the dolphin tour of a lifetime. Come out and tour North Myrtle beach and the surrounding area of North Carolina from the water’s perspective. For a grand finale voyage out into the big ocean and look for wild dolphins. You just might get so close you’ll get splashed!

 Little River Watersports is a jet ski rental company featuring brand new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI’s and proudly serving the Carolina’s from Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Calabash, Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, and surrounding areas of The Grand Strand. Conveniently located just a few miles from the touristic hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach in the heart of Little River’s historic waterfront, next to Crab Catchers. They are the closest to the beach, and have the cheapest prices!

All of us at Beachcomber Vacations wish you a wonderful Summer 2018!

 

 

Reserve Your Beach House Now Before It's Gone





If you haven’t booked your summer vacation rental yet you’d better hurry! The best North Myrtle Beach beach houses are reserved long before summer even arrives, sometimes even before spring! There’s nothing more disappointing than having your heart set on a particular vacation home only to find out someone else has reserved it while you were still trying to get your schedule straight. In the majority of cases, all that’s required to hold a vacation rental is the deposit fee.

NMB Beach House Rental

It comes as no great surprise that the most popular beach houses that get scooped up the fastest will be the oceanfront rentals and beach houses with swimming pools and other exceptional amenity packages. Also, vacation rentals that are close to many recreational activities and amusement parks where guests can walk to rather than drive.

Planning early and looking at rentals online provides you with the greatest likelihood of getting the vacation rental of your choice at what is often the best deal. Check the Specials page and see great deals we have and when then schedule your vacation during that period if you want to save the most money. Planning ahead also helps to build anticipation and that boosts happiness for lots of people. In addition, the sooner you plan, the less stress there will be at the last minute. You’ll have plenty of time to get everything done that you need to prior to arriving.

If you tried but you missed out on getting your dream rental then consider renting it for a different time or shorter period. Perhaps a weekend away would do you more good than you realize! You can also request to be on a cancellation list (on stand by) in case someone with a reservation has to cancel.

Once your reservations are made you can get on with the fun of building your itinerary. Check the local event calendars to see what’s taking place in the area for the period of time you’ll be here. Don’t wait until you arrive and hope you hear about things because it just doesn’t work that way. Do your homework before you arrive and you’ll ensure this will be your best vacations ever!

 


Funfilled Myrtle Beach Boardwalk





Did you know that Myrtle Beach SC is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the southeastern United States? While most people are attracted to the seemingly endless beaches, it is the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with its breathtaking SkyWheel that completes the experience for vacationing families visiting the coast.

Located in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach attracts more than 14 million visitors each year. With a tropical climate, the coastline around Myrtle Beach is perfect for tourism. Known as the Grand Strand, there are more than 60 miles of beach, which allows visitors plenty of room for sunbathing, water sports, deep sea fishing and so much more.

While the beach itself is noteworthy, Myrtle Beach is gaining new acclaim with its boardwalk. The first boardwalk was built in the 1930s. Because this original boardwalk was only made of wood, it was soon upgraded to concrete. Plans to expand the boardwalk were derailed by World War II, and the structure was destroyed by a hurricane in 1954. It was not until 1999 that fresh renovation plans were drawn up, and the new boardwalk was completed in 2010.

Although this boardwalk is relatively new, it is already regarded as one of the best. The boardwalk is 1.2 miles long, running along the coast with easy access to shopping and dining. There are numerous weekly attractions at the boardwalk, including festivals, concerts and more. The shining star of the boardwalk, though, is the SkyWheel, a 187-foot tall Ferris wheel. When it opened on May 2011 it was the second-tallest extant Ferris wheel in North America.

The boardwalk is also home to the Pavilion, which is a family-oriented amusement park. The Pavilion was originally opened in 1948, allowing pay-per-ride fun for visitors. Although the original site closed, it has been relocated to the boardwalk. For more recreation options, Family Kingdom is located not far away. Family Kingdom is a seaside amusement park with 40 years of history. This amusement park has more than 40 rides for the whole family to enjoy while staying with Beachcomber Vacation Rentals in Myrtle Beach.

Although modern travelers will find everything they want at Myrtle Beach, the area has a long history of popularity. In fact, Myrtle Beach's popularity made it the starting place of a dance revolution in the 1940s. With the vibrant atmosphere on the boardwalk in this time, shag dancing was invented at Myrtle Beach. Known widely today as the Carolina Shag, this dance is now recognized in professional dance competitions across the country.
 

 


Where to Find Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals in North Myrtle Beach





When your vacation plans include four-legged family members, you will want to know where to find pet friendly rentals in North Myrtle Beach. Not every beach resort or vacation rental in North Myrtle Beach has rentals available for your pets. We’re pleased to inform you that at Beachcomber Vacations we have the most accommodating pet-friendly vacation rentals in the North Myrtle Beach area available and waiting for you – all of you!

Take a look at Barnett House, located in Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, for instance. This pet friendly home is located oceanfront and has 7 bedrooms on the second floor alone! We’re taking reservations now for this popular property that offers phenomenal coastal views. Amenities include outside showers that are a big help when you want to wash the salt and sand off your pets! Free wireless internet access that keeps you connected, a washer/dryer in the unit, and an oceanfront porch are all included. This unit comes with departure clean and all linens included in the price. It's a super good deal!

The ground floor of Barnett House, located in Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, is also one of our pet-friendly homes. This home is oceanfront and has 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Make your reservations now for this popular property that provides phenomenal coastal views at no extra charge. Amenities include outside showers, wireless internet access, washer/dryer, and an oceanfront porch. This unit also comes with departure clean and all linens included in the price.

 

Another of our pet friendly homes in North Myrtle Beach is Willow Winds. This is a 3 bedroom home that comes complete with swimming pool, children’s pool, free wireless internet and a washer/dryer. There is available parking for two cars. Sorry, no motorcycles, boats, trailers or RV’s. Rate includes departure clean and linen package.

If you’d like more information about North Myrtle Beach pet-friendly vacation rentals or any other properties that we have displayed on our website, please give us a call at 1-800-334-3798.

 

 


Come Spend the Holiday Season in North Myrtle Beach





With the holiday season upon us we’d like to invite everyone to come spend the holiday season 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 beautifully equipped kitchens suitable for any size or style of meal preparation.

Be sure to get out and around the area to take advantage of the special holiday events. The Great Christmas Light Show is a park-wide lighted celebration that is sure to capture the true spirit of the season! The drive through light show will feature over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive throughout the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. Over 500 magical light displays, some up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for The Great Christmas Light Show. Visitors will experience 20 enchanting animated figures and holiday scenes where the lights will come to life. NEW this year, a section of lights come alive to synchronized music. The drive through light show is open nightly November 24 – December 31 (closed Christmas Day). Gates open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

After the journey through the light show, everyone is invited to park their cars and visit Santa’s Village where they can enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores, get an up close look at the lights on the Santa Express Train Ride, experience the Go Ape lighted tree top adventure, go tubing down Santa’s new 40' inflatable slide and meet Santa! The Santa’s Village is open Friday and Saturday only from November 24-December 9. Opens nightly December 15-31 (closed Christmas Day).

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!

Santa Clause

Around the country children get pretty excitable at this time of year. First, in anticipation of the arrival of Santa and Christmas morning. Then with their gifts, time off from school and the arrival of visiting family and friends. When you spend your holiday oceanfront they can run off that excess energy on the beachfront. You'll also 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.

spend the holidays on the beachfront

You can count on our holiday rentals to provide all the comforts of home plus so much more. They are furnished throughout and beautifully decorated, have separate sleeping quarters, and sizable kitchens as well as separate dining areas.

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