The time of year for ghosts and goblins is fast approaching and if you start planning now you’ll be prepared when Halloween arrives. We take the holiday seriously around these parts and you’ve only to visit any of the following 10 Halloween attractions in Myrtle Beach to fully appreciate what we mean. Whether you’re holding a party for your friends or taking the kids door to door or to the mall, make some time to treat yourself to a spooky holiday this year.
Top 10 Halloween Attractions in Myrtle Beach
- The Haunted - Every day at dark from Oct. 12-Nov. 1. Held at Grand Prix Family Race Track, 1820 21st Ave. North, Myrtle Beach.
- Terror Under The Bridge – Voted as the #1 top haunt on the Grand Strand. Held from Oct. 21-31, 7-11 p.m. $12 per person
- Boardwalk Fright Nights – Scary good times every Friday and Saturday Night from 6 p.m. to midnight as the neighborhood transforms into a freaky-fun place! See Live Zombies, Haunted Attractions, great off-season discounts at most area shops & restaurants...Guaranteed Big Tricks & Treats!!! Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Boulevard, 1000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
- Huntington’s Haunted Halloween – The Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle will be open from 6-9 p.m. the Friday and Saturday night before Halloween. Enjoy two separate haunted house attractions, carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, a bonfire and more! Event admission $10 adults, $7 children 6-15, free for children under 5. Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy., Murells Inlet, SC.
- Conway Ghost Walk – Come out and get your spook on at Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Low Country from Oct. 23-24. Professional storytellers weave haunting tales through the dark streets of Conway. Tours begin at 7 p.m. and leave every 15 min. until 8:45 p.m. from Conway Visitor Center, 903 Third Ave., Conway, SC. Tickets are $15 adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Oct. 24 is sold out.
- Whose Haunting Is It Anyway? – On Oct. 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. an audience-interactive improv spook-omedy show will be held at Uptown Theatre at the Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach. Performers of Carolina Improv Company will take suggestions from the audience about Halloween and other spooky and horrific things and create a haunting comedy show without a script. Wear your costume to the show and get a free ticket to a future show! This show is for the adults (18 and older) to have their own tricks and treats! Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
- Howl-O-Scream – The City of North Myrtle Beach welcomes all ages to Howl-O-Scream at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, October 29. The spooktacular event includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treating and a variety of scare and scare-free zones. Admission is $5/vehicle. Concessions will be sold throughout the park.
- Captain’s Quarters Halloween Glow Party - Come have a ghoulishly good time at this annual Halloween Glow Party from 7 - 10 p.m. on October 29. Dance as a live DJ spins tunes on the oceanfront pool deck. There will be costume contests, prizes and give-aways all night! There is no cover charge and the glow party is open to all ages. LED and Glow merchandise will be available for purchase starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is held on Level 6 and the pool deck. 901 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach.
- Spook-Quarium Sleepover - Ripley's Aquarium will host a Spook-quarium sleepover from 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31 until 8 a.m. Sunday, November 1. Enjoy crafts, snacks a scavenger hunt and a haunted aquarium walk. Don't forget your costumes! The aquarium will serve breakfast before kids leave. The price is $29.99 plus tax. Pre-registration is required. Call 800-734-8888 early to reserve your spot. 1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
- Spooktacular Halloween Bash at Thompson Farm - Second annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 28. There’s a costume party with flashlight fun in the corn maze, a bonfire, inflatables, candy, family activities and lots more. Don’t miss the Kids Drive-In Movie Night followed by a Spooktacular fireworks show! Friday night admission is $10/person. Thompson Farm and Nursery, 1625 Bucksville Dr., Conway, SC.
Children will be out trick or treating and we caution you to be careful if you’re driving around. Children should be dressed in bright colors and have reflective tape added to their costumes to ensure their safety. Wearing a headlamp and/or carrying a flashlight is a good idea, too. It’s a fact that children traveling in groups are far safer than going out alone.
All of us at Beachcomber Vacation Rentals would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween season this year!
It’s the time of year that while we’re enjoying the temperatures cooling off a bit, many people’s thoughts turn to the season after. Those that live in the north wonder where they’re going to spend the winter months. Some go to Florida but may be hoping to find something closer to the relatives they leave behind each year. If you've just retired recently why not take advantage of being able to get away to a warm locale. We’re here to help you decide where to stay because our Myrtle Beach winter rentals are affordable to all.
If you've stayed ino ne of our summer vacation rentals you'll be happy to know it can be had affordably by the month during those cold winter months. You can find and secure one of our Myrtle Beach winter rentals from a large inventory of properties starting at this time of year. Once you decide to spend all or part of your winter with us, it’s important to act on it sooner rather than later to secure a Myrtle Beach winter rental.
All of Beachcomber Vacation Rentals are beautifully decorated in beach decor and nicely furnished. Amenities vary among properties so be sure you will have everything you need for an enjoyable stay. For instance, not all rentals have Internet service or phones.
Once you decide you're going to get away to South Carolina and spend some or all of the winter, consider what's most important to you in a vacation rental. Is it a gorgeous coastal view to wake up to every morning or is it close proximity to restaurants and entertainment? Perhaps you want a place with a pool that's heated year round or that has a hot tub. Use our feature-filled search engine to fine tune the winter rental search results to find exactly what you want.
If you’d like to talk with us at Beachcomber Vacations about our winter rentals we can be reached by calling toll free 1-800-334-3798.
With August being 25% over already it’s that time of year when you should be securing that winter rental. Some snowbirds are tired of driving the whole way to Florida and have found they can drive less distance and save more money by staying in one of Beachcomber Vacation’s winter rentals. Some newly retired people are now able to spend part of their winter in a warmer climate for the first time in their lives!
Many of our vacation rentals that are available on a weekly basis during the summer months are rented out affordably by the month during the winter. You can find and secure a Myrtle Beach winter rental from a large assortment of homes any time of the year. If spending any part of your winter here is something you’ve decided you want to do, it’s important to begin looking now before the best places are taken.
Vacation rentals are fully furnished and the utilities are covered by the monthly rent. Amenities vary from home to home so be sure everything you need for an enjoyable stay is provided. Whatever isn’t supplied you can bring along from home.
For convenience sake, be sure to get a vacation rental with a washer/dryer if you’re going to be staying for a month or longer. Keep in mind that location, unit size and the amenities offered all affect the price. Before you start looking decide what’s most important to you and then use our search engine to local the ideal property for your winter stay.
If you’d like to talk with us about our winter rentals at Beachcomber Vacations we can be reached by calling 1-800-334-3798.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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).
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!
One of the most exciting water sports in coastal South Carolina are jet skis. If you’ve never ridden a jet ski it’s high time you do! Whether it’s just you, with your buddies, or your whole family, it's something you can no longer put off. Following are the best places to find jet ski rentals in North Myrtle Beach. Go on, take a chance and ride a jet ski -- this might just be the best vacation of your life!
Action Water Sportz
1525 13th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-2567
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 fun filled water sport. Our jet ski rental services are unmatched in the region, mainly because we understand that you need to explore the thrill of jet skiing in a very safe way. We strive to make it more than 100% 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.
Thomas Outdoor Watersports
2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
At Thomas Outdoor Watersports we offer a variety of options on the jet skis. We have a 1 hour waterway tour, that 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. Our most popular excursion is one that will delight for years to come. Hop on a jet ski and take the dolphin tour of a lifetime. We will show you North Myrtle beach and the surrounding area of North Carolina from the water's perspective. Then for the grand finale you will voyage out into the ocean and look for wild dolphins. You can get so close you get splashed!
All of us at Beachcomber Vacations hope you're having a wonderful Summer 2015!
Take a look at the fabulous summer savings bonanza we’re having on our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals during July and August. We’re offering a July Summer Savings of up to 30% off your stay!!! You just won’t find any summer savings quite like this anywhere else in the area.
We’re taking $775 off a weekly stay at Wyndham in this 2 bedroom Sea Watch Towers condo. This condo, located in the Shore Drive Section, sleeps 8 people comfortably. Sea Watch Resort is among the ultimate in resort vacation rentals that we have and it offers something for everyone – including the kids! From luxury oceanfront high rises to great oceanside villas, come enjoy a vacation to top all vacations.
Amenities at Sea Watch Towers include outdoor and indoor pools both, outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis, a lazy river, children’s pool, sundecks, exercise room, game room, 24-hr. management, elevators, free wireless internet, washer/dryer, a/c and heat, DVD and cable TV. You’ll enjoy the onsite restaurant and lounge, too!
Another super savings is this oceanfront property at Ocean Towers Beach Club where we’re taking $740 off your weekly stay. This 3 bedroom/2 bath unit provides a large oceanfront balcony off the living room and master bedroom where phenomenal coastal views await. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen with appliances, 2 flat screen cable TV's, DVD, telephone, washer/dryer, and central heat & air.
Amenities at Ocean Towers Beach Club include a swimming pool, children’s pool, sun deck, outdoor showers, elevator, free wireless internet and parking for 2 cars. Departure clean and linens are included in the rate.
If you prefer, you can call our vacation specialists at 1-800-334-3798 and they’ll be happy to take your reservation information over the phone.