Welcome to the Grand Strand!
Welcome to our beautiful coastal home, the Grand Strand! We are so appreciative and thrilled you are here to vacation with us. Take a look inside Strand Magazine for the grandest tips and guidance to make this beach trip your absolute best.
Whether you are a frequent or first-time visitor, there is so much to enjoy along the Grand Strand; exquisite beaches, delicious food, a variety of intriguing entertainment, unique shopping experiences, and plenty more. Our grand lady, Myrtle Beach, attracts millions every year, and the smaller surrounding communities north and south of her offer their own special elements. Annual guests are passionately loyal to this treasured area and pass their love down through generations who return to relax, rejuvenate, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Visit our website, www.strandmagazine.com, to download our entire magazine and map as well as additional information on the multitude of enticing attractions.
We love hearing about your neat and swell stay here with us so please keep in touch. We hope you adore your quality time spent along the Grand Strand with the beneficial help from our newest edition of Strand Magazine.
Culture AboundsBurroughs and Chapin Art Museum The Rice Museum Hobcaw Barony The Kaminski House
Even if you’ve spent your vacations along the Grand Strand for years, a trip to a local museum or a night supporting local art gives a fresh perspective and provides an opportunity to connect with the Grand Strand in a whole new way.
While we agree that the beaches are outstanding, our marshes, rivers, and estuaries are some of the most unique on the East Coast, and a trip to Hobcaw Barony will give you a new respect for our amazing tidal waters. The foundation’s primary mission is to conserve the land’s unique natural and cultural resources for research and education. Discover all 16,000 acres of history and ecology by reserving your spot on one (or more) of their many illuminating tours.
Step back in time at Hopsewee Plantation on the North Santee River and experience life on a typical low-country rice plantation in the 18th century. The Rice Museum on Front Street in Georgetown is located in the historic clock tower and explores the area’s fascinating rice culture. The Georgetown County Museum highlights nearly 300 years of local culture. The Kaminski House, built in the late 1700s, features a large collection of fine antiques and still has many original floors and moldings. In fall and winter, The Franklin G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum , an off-the-beaten-
path treasure of Myrtle Beach, hosts special exhibits, events, and fascinating permanent collections.
In Conway, learn about Horry County history at The Horry County Museum. While visiting this historic riverfront city, take a walking tour and learn more about our county seat. Be sure to explore the local art scene in Conway. The downtown area has wonderful galleries and events throughout the year. An afternoon or evening enjoying a cultural arts performance is a pleasure to be savored. Coastal Carolina University in Conway has a full calendar of events from September through May.
Maybe theater arts are your favorite? Many non-profit, community theaters along the Grand Strand produce quality plays and musicals. The Strand Theatre in Georgetown and Theatre of the Republic in Conway create dynamic shows and use their “dark” nights to show classic and independent films. Located in Myrtle Beach, Long Bay Theatre not only entertains but also educates through workshops. Located in the Market Common, the Coastal Youth Ballet Theatre combines the performing arts with youth development. The Grand Strand is fortunate to have several local theaters still alive and ready to entertain throughout the year.
Enjoy the Grand Strand’s cultural arts!
Brookgreen Gardens: Art, Nature, & History
For over ninety years, Brookgreen Gardens has been both a beautiful garden and a museum filled with sculptures that take your breath away. A day spent in this floral jewel is one you and your family will never forget as you learn about the culture of the Lowcountry. Brookgreen also allows guests to experience the animals that make their home here by visiting their Lowcountry Zoo which features river otters, goats, deer, ducks, and more as well as a butterfly garden.
This year-round cultural destination provides a dynamic variety of special events and exhibitions that are everchanging. Offering a selection of
tours, programs, and exhibits for all ages, this community destination is one your family does not want to miss on your vacation. Guests are welcome to stroll through the 9,127acre botanical garden on a guided tour or explore the beautiful spaces on their own.
Come back during the winter holiday season to experience their annual Nights of a Thousand Candles event. A variety of food and beverage options will also be available throughout the gardens. Visit www.brookgreen.org and plan your visit to explore this unique melding of art, nature, and history.
Carolina Country Music Festival
June 8-11, 2023
Carolina Country Music Fest (CCMF) is an outdoor country music festival that takes place in June of each year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event is held at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk within the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place. The Thursday Night Kick-Off Concert is followed by three days of country music performed by today’s biggest country stars.
This year’s lineup includes Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen, Brooks & Dunn, and Scotty McCreery to only name a few. Past years have included names like; Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Keith
Urban, Chase Rice, Ashley McBryde, and Kelsea Ballerini.
CCMF spans 18 acres of coastal area from the boardwalk to Ocean Boulevard. The festival added a fifth stage in 2021 to accommodate more artists and larger crowds. The premiere event in 2015 brought in over 20,000 attendees, and last year, they welcomed 35,000 people to a sold-out event. The eighth annual Carolina Country Music Fest is scheduled for June 8-11, 2023.
If you missed the 2023 CCMF, visit www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com to find out when next year’s event is scheduled – we hope to see you there!
Georgetown: Where History Comes Alive
Surrounded by live oak-lined streets, Downtown Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in the state and its historic district will give you a sense of the culture and impact it’s had on southern life in the Lowcountry.
Get a taste of Georgetown’s past by visiting one of its many museums or taking a tour. A local favorite, the Rover Tours will have you board their Carolina Rover, a shaded 40foot pontoon boat, for an enlightening cruise ride. Learn more about their Sea Shell & Lighthouse Cruise and their Historic Hobcaw Barony Cruise & Hobcaw House Tour at www.roverboattours.com.
Keeping the maritime heritage alive, the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show is always held the third weekend of October. This annual event features over 100 classic wooden boats,
boatbuilding, a corrugated boat race, children’s model boatbuilding, a youth sailing regatta, knot tying, maritime arts and crafts, and food. Look for updates on one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits by visiting www.woodenboatshow.com.
There are many places in Georgetown to shop, dine, play, and stay, but the newest location for all this fun will be
The George. This 56-room upscale, boutique hotel will feature a restaurant, bar, event space, and activity lawn all along the waterfront. Stay up to date on this small southern coastal town filled with charm, history, and personality by exploring www.historicgeorgetownsc.com.
Let's Hear it Live!
The Grand Strand offers so many opportunities to listen and groove to live music – as the sun goes down, it’s time to let our talented musicians entertain you!
The Hangout features unique entertainment experiences including dancing, contests led by energetic cast members, and an assortment of creative and interactive art installations. On top of delicious food and drinks, this gathering place in Broadway at the Beach offers live music year-round on their dual indoor and outdoor stages.
Located in Barefoot Landing, take the family to Lulu’s to enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway, live entertainment, and good food.
In North Myrtle Beach, get ready to rock out at a House of Blues
concert – or enjoy a foot-stomping, handclapping brunch with a weekly Gospel Brunch.
Known as “The Beat of the Beach,” 3001 Nightlife is a dynamic entertainment venue that has three clubs in one – Club Rewind (Top 40, classic beach, rock, & funk music), Bourbon Cowboy (country, karaoke, southern & classic rock) and Envy Nightlife (retro, house, high-energy music).
Visit www.myrtlelive.com for a detailed list that is updated every day, so you know who the best is to see and hear play.
The Carolina Opry
On June 2, 1986, The Carolina Opry opened its doors for the first time. Not only was this new entertainment the first show to open in Myrtle Beach, but it was the only show in the area for seven years after its grand debut. The impressive variety of live music shows is traced back to one man, Calvin Gilmore, and his vision that first-rate entertainment could thrive along the Grand Strand.
The Carolina Opry quickly outgrew its original location, so in 1991, Gilmore broke ground on the 2,200-seat stateof-the-art theater that The Carolina Opry now calls home. The Carolina Opry remained the standard that others tried to live up to and was one of the few theaters to remain not only standing but successful through this period.
Going on its 37th year of award-
winning live entertainment, The Carolina Opry brings shows to the Grand Strand throughout every season. The classic Carolina Opry show blends two hours of high-energy music, comedy, and dance. Time Warp showcases the best music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s blended with rich multimedia screens, special effects, and elaborate costuming. The Christmas Show of the South brings stunning changes every year, but the show always blends beautifully with time-honored traditions to create an unforgettable holiday experience with friends and family.
As the only show on the Grand Strand to have a local owner who performs, produces, and directs his own show, Gilmore’s dedication, creativity, and courage brought theater to the Grand Strand and can be credited for the industry’s success today.
Let's Hear it Live!
While taking you back to an age of bravery and honor as you witness epic battles of steel and steed, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament will serve you a fourcourse dinner fit for royalty. As the battle rages, noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee, and two rounds of select beverages.
Pirate’s Voyage Dinner and Show offers a swashbuckling adventure, complete with dinner. Join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water, and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon.
Offering wholesome, family entertainment, The Asher Theatre showcases celebrities as well as emerging artists. The owners are passionate about working with students and helping them become future artists through their many programs fit for different ages
ranging from elementary through college.
Carolina Improv trains and also entertains with nightly shows including “Whose Beach Is It Anyway?” and “Whose High School Life Is It Anyway?”
You won’t want to miss this improv comedy club at Uptown Theater in Myrtle Beach.
For 24 years, Comedy Cabana has featured top acts with national television credits. This comedy club also has a full-service restaurant, the Good Humor Bar & Grill.
For Motown, Magic & Comedy, and Elvis, visit GTS Theatre. Offering intimate Cabaret evenings with audience participation, this theatre gets rave reviews.
Legends in Concert features five or six tributes in each show that look like and sound like the stars they re-create from Elvis, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Temptations, and many more! Shows nightly from February through December at Broadway at The Beach.
Country music stars ALABAMA had the desire to return to their musical roots in Myrtle Beach where they honed their impressive threepart harmonies while playing for tips at a local nightclub. In an effort to bring their unique perspective to the rising entertainment industry on the Grand Strand, Alabama Theatre opened its doors with the help of Gaylord Entertainment in 1993.
The theatre has continued to produce its signature shows, ONE The Show and The South’s Grandest Christmas Show . Their Guest Artist Concert Series also brings in top touring acts once a week. Although the theater is home to the famous Alabama Allstars, the theater also hosts unforgettable country, soul,
and rock music legends from every era.
To celebrate Alabama Theatre’s 30th anniversary, they have created a brand-new show. ICONIC is a one-of-a-kind journey through past and present iconic music along with visual elements and stateof-the-art video. This brand-new production show features fantastic choreography, comedy, Country music chartbusters, Classic Rock anthems, Broadway hits, Pop power ballads, and even celebrates being at the beach.
Alabama Theatre is committed to offering new, exclusive, and innovative experiences for all generations which is why their exciting productions are the highlight of family vacations.
Who is ready for a shopping spree? Well, you are in for a treat! Luckily, you have chosen to vacation in the perfect location - the Grand Strand is a shopper’s delight!
We can all agree that spending a leisurely day looking for treasures and bargains is an exciting segment of vacation. Regardless of your age or gender, our prime shopping destination offers plenty of places to pique your interest. Shopping along the Grand Strand is an inspiring
adventure bursting with funky boutiques, one-of-a-kind items, and your new favorite home décor and artwork. We even have a growing number of upscale consignment stores for those who adore the thrill of finding that special antique for a reasonable price and quaint flea
markets with an ever-changing array of merchandise.
Grand Strand’s extensive shopping centers are jam-packed with brightly lit, glittering stores and friendly staff eager to fulfill all of your wants and needs. Whether you are looking for coastal souvenirs, a new piece of décor to improve your
home, that perfect back-to-school outfit, or simply window shopping, our dynamic area has it all just for you. Spend quality time with your friends and family exploring the many wonderful shops followed by a relaxing evening coupled with splendid food and beverages from the countless delicious restaurants and entertaining attractions.
Retail therapy is a brand-new, exhilarating experience along the Grand Strand - have a blast and savor every moment on and off the sand!
Seas the Day!
It is no secret that the sun and sand are THE attraction for visitors to the Grand Strand. Going to the beach is free, but you’ll need a few things before you hit the surf. Stop at one of these stores to gather supplies, souvenirs, picnic items and have a little fun in the process.
In 1946, Justin and Eloise Plyler opened a small gift shop on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Now, the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove is the largest gift shop on the East Coast, with 26,000 square feet and 70,000 items, ranging from shark’s teeth to Hummel figurines.
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With 11 locations from North Myrtle Beach to Surfside, Bargain Beachwear has the best collections at the lowest prices. They offer jewelry, accessories, swimwear, sundresses, sunglasses, towels, body boards, beach games, and much more.
Beach Life Resortwear
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Offering a large selection of beach towels, swimwear, sunscreen, souvenirs, and more, a trip to Beach Life Resortwear will be your one-stop shop. And, with a store in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, there’s always one close by.
I ♥ Myrtle Beach Resortwear
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Conveniently located near the Myrtle Beach airport, it’s easy to stop here on your way into town. Take this magazine with you for a free gift with purchase.
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With 15 locations along the Grand Strand, Eagles Beachwear is your source for all things beachy, from brightly colored coozies to stylish swimsuits and souvenirs for everyone back home.
Tsunami Surf Shop
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Tsunami Surf Shop has nine locations, all with a fun surfer vibe. This is the place to find your new favorite pair of flip flops or a new board to ride the waves. And while you’re shopping, you can pick up all your beach supplies as well!
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Are you big on the pig? Let Piggly Wiggly do your shopping while you focus on more important vacationing. Place your order for pick-up or delivery at www.thepig.net
More Than Shopping
Downtown Myrtle Beach has begun updating the new Arts and Innovation District featuring restaurants, breweries, shops, a performing arts center, and a new city square for events. Some surrounding areas are also new and improved such as Shoppes at Magnolia Row and Shoppes at 70th.
Head to Broadway at the Beach for plenty of shopping, attractions, dining, and nightlife. Be sure to check the website for special events and lively entertainment throughout the summer. Don’t miss Over the Moon Productions’ stilt walkers, jugglers, fire and LED light shows, and more of your favorite circus-like acts!
A little farther north, Barefoot Landing is located on the Intracoastal Waterway, with shopping, dining, and an ever-changing lineup of entertainment. On the north end, Coastal North Towne Center has more than 30 exciting stores.
Bargain shoppers, you have come to the right place! Not only does the Grand Strand have a plethora of consignment shops, but also two Tanger Outlet malls filled with your favorite factory stores with sweet deals and various eateries to comfort your sweet (or salty) tooth.
Coastal Grand Mall has a multiscreen movie theater, assorted restaurants, and over 100 shops. On the north end, the Myrtle Beach Mall features a Bass Pro Shop for all your hunting, boating, and outdoor needs. Located on the site of the old Air Force Base, The Market Common has fine dining restaurants, a movie theater, and great shopping set in a beautifully designed urban village environment. Special events are held throughout the year, so check to see what’s planned!
In Pawleys Island, The Hammock Shops Village is home to eccentric shops and unique restaurants. Don’t forget to stop by the Pawleys Island Mercantile and The Candy Cottage to handpick your most beloved sweet treats. The Island Shops, another local gem with a quaint outdoor setting, has a vibrant collection of shops, galleries, and dining.
Just south of Pawleys Island, the stately City of Georgetown has a rich history and a thriving downtown area. Front Street, located along the Sampit River, is charming and the shops are locally owned and operated.
The Grand Strand scenic shopping experience is waiting!
Stars & Strikes
The 52,000-square-foot facility located at Coastal Grand Mall is now home to the newest family fun destination, Stars and Strikes (S&S). The Myrtle Beach location features 24 bowling lanes and 8 VIP lanes to provide an intimate space for added privacy. The SPARK Augmented Reality Bowling uses stateof-the-art technology to bring the lanes to life by blurring the lines between virtual and real-world for an amazing high-tech experience.
In addition to bowling, S&S features a huge 10,000 sq. foot arcade that houses over 100 popular virtual reality, video,
and redemption games. The expansive arcade includes a prize store where players can browse for prizes that can be purchased with tickets won on the arcade games. The S&S Lounge is a fullservice bar that offers an atmosphere where adults can unwind and connect with one another as well as big-screen TVs for sports viewing and an axe throwing area. Check out S&S daily specials or book your next best party by visiting www.starsandstrikes.com.
Stars & Strikes
600 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach, 29577
Be Amused & Amazed!
Sun, sand, a cool drink, and the sparkling Atlantic - this idyllic scene is the first one that comes to mind when you decide to visit the Grand Strand. And, while relaxing on the beach with your favorite novel is a blissful way to spend the day, there is so much more to do!
At Broadway at the Beach, Pavilion Park has rides to please everyonefrom exciting roller coasters to the nostalgic rides everyone loves. The ziplines and ropes courses are also ready to give your family a day to remember!
For more family fun, visit Family Kingdom and make unforgettable memories riding bumper cars and the many rockin’ roller coasters.
Visit The Funplex for a variety of
thrill levels. On top of exciting rides, this tropical-themed amusement park features carnival-style and arcade games as well as a restaurant, bar, photo booth, and party rooms for private events.
The kids will be happy if you take them to Myrtle Waves – a water park with enough thrills and excitement to please everyone. Still not sure what to do? The options are endless for land lovers - Alligator Adventure is an exhilarating way to spend a day. And don’t forget all the fun mini-golf courses along the Strand.
With air-conditioned, comfortable gondolas, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel guarantees an amazing view of the Grand Strand. Standing 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean,
this is the largest wheel of any kind on this side of the Mississippi, and it’s even more breathtaking at night with its state-of-the-art lighting system that creates colorful, dynamic light shows. Maybe a half or full-day deep-sea fishing trip is your idea of the perfect day? Or, enjoy one of the Grand Strand’s fishing piers and wet your line - and get plenty of advice from local anglers! Want to stay onshore, but still find adventure? Rent bicycles for a day and explore the area’s trails.
If an adventure in nature is more your speed, pick up a paddle and kayak or canoe your way to a memorable day of fun and discovery. Spartina cordgrass, hundreds of birds, sea turtles, and maybe even a dolphin or two await your
salt marsh expedition. Huntington Beach State Park offers a two-hour kayak trip every Monday that will give you a fascinating look at the maritime forest and salt marsh bordering Huntington Beach State Park. There is even a moonlight tour during the week preceding the full moon.
Maybe you’re ready for a little more excitement? Try parasailing for a fascinating ride. Myrtle Beach also offers helicopter tours that give a breathtaking view of our beautiful coast.
There are so many ways to have an adventure along the Grand Strand.
What will your family do today?
Dive into the wonders of the ocean up close and personal! Visit Ripley’s Aquarium, in Broadway at the Beach, for interactive opportunities like touching the friendly stingrays, watching the penguins play, and even gliding through the dangerous reef with the sharks. Become mesmerized by the thousands of jellyfish with a backlit and color-changing display gallery or climb aboard the Glass Bottom Boat for an immersive adventure.
Believe it or not, Ripley’s has added even more fun for you this summer. Some very cuddly, sleepy, two-toed mammals have found new homes here. That’s right, hang in there – Ripley’s
has officially opened a new habitat, Sloth Valley.
Explore even more of Ripley’s entertaining attractions on Ocean Boulevard. Surrounded by LED lights, see if you have what it takes to successfully navigate your way through the Marvelous Mirror Maze . Take a step into the unknown where live actors keep you on your toes in the Haunted Adventure. Enter the Super Fun Zone for arcade games of sport, skill, speed, and most of all, fun!
For more information visit: www.ripleys.com
Honor & Legacy
Moored in quiet dignity and majesty, Battleship North Carolina is an authentically restored World War II battleship. Across the river from downtown Wilmington, this National Historic Landmark is also a museum and a memorial honoring 11,000 North Carolinians of all branches of service. As you tour, these are the men whose sea stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos.
Visitors are encouraged to explore 9 levels of the ship, including the mess decks, berthing areas, engine room, combat information center, and so much more. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting the engine, or even firing the guns. Check out their special events and programs - join the crew today!
For more information or to purchase tickets visit: www.battleshipnc.com
Rain, Rain Go Away!
Don’t let the sunless sky rain on your vacation parade! There is so much indoor fun that you may choose one of these activities even when it is not raining!
For an immersive experience featuring out-of-this-world laser light and music shows, visit the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. www.museumplanetarium.org
Jump into your day by visiting a unique trampoline park! Flip N Fly and Sky Zone have wall-to-wall trampolines as well as Big Air Trampoline, which also features extreme dodgeball, rock climbing, and log rolling, making these options a slam dunk for good times.
With 100+ amazing science exhibits, plus laser tag and a ropes course, this upside-down adventure is sure to please - WonderWorks in Broadway at the Beach. www.wonderworksonline.com
Check out the Fun Warehouse where you can roller skate, race go-karts, combat in laser tag, play arcade games, and even transport into a new dimension by using a VR headset in their virtual reality arena. www.funwarehousemb.com
Swing a club at Top Golf. With 72 bays, lots of fun for the kids, and great food, you will be (almost) glad it’s raining. www.topgolf.com
Ready to race? Check out K1 Speed, an indoor go-kart track. www.k1speed.com
Strap on a vest and step into another world at Ultrazone Laser Tag.
At Barefoot Landing, Lulu’s Beach Arcade and Mountain of Youth Ropes Course will keep the kids happy for the entire day! Of course, it does have to be dry to use the ropes course, but the arcade is indoors, offering hours of entertainment, regardless of the weather. www.faceamusement.com/lulus-beach-arcade
With three locations in Market Common, North Myrtle Beach, and Conway, there’s an 810 Billiards & Bowling near you. Enjoy bowling in one of the 14 standard lanes, six boutique lanes, or try something new – darts, shuffleboard, corn hole, and more. www.810bowling.com
The popular chain, Dave & Buster’s offers a family-friendly environment for playing games, watching your favorite team, and enjoying yummy food. www.daveandbusters.com/locations/myrtle-beach
With more than ten locations, Escape Rooms have made a grand debut in Myrtle Beach. Try some of them out on a rainy day and let us know what your favorites are.
Flying High, Splashing Tides
Why settle for a view of Myrtle Beach from your car window when you can soar in style in a helicopter? Offering a variety of exciting tours ranging from 2 - 42 miles, Helicopter Adventures shows off a bird’s eye view of gorgeous beaches and world-famous attractions. Create the best memory of your summer vacation by scheduling a tour on www.helicopteradventures.com
We know that life is more fun on the water, and so does Shark Wake Park. Located at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, their unforgettable sports and water park, Shark Park 843, is home to a little bit of everything for everyone. Jump, dive, and splash into your next family-friendly adventure on Obstacle Island , a massive floating playground with monkey bars, climbing towers, and slides. Shark Park 843 also offers a Cable Park where riders of all skill levels can enjoy wakeboarding, knee boarding, water skiing, wakeskating, and foil boarding.
Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro, this park is for you.
Whatever you are craving, The Shark Shack has you covered. In their shady location, you will find all that you have worked up an appetite for - beer, wine, snacks, cold beverages, ice cream, and Pumphouse cold brew coffee on tap. With a 360° view of the park, you can eat and drink while you enjoy a great show watching friends, family, and pros ride. Sound gnarley? Dive into www.sharkwakepark.com to learn more.
Well-prepared and delicious, a good meal is one of life’s finest pleasures, and an important part of any vacation is enjoying your favorite foods. Locally, trained chefs prepare a dynamic variety of cuisines for your dining pleasure.
Seafood, of course, is served in every way imaginable, from the traditional Murrells Inlet or Calabash seafood platter to fresh and tasty sushi or a perfectly grilled piece of freshly caught fish drizzled with a rich, complex sauce. Our local blue crabs are a delicacy steamed, prepared as crab cakes, or in she-crab soup.
Oysters are another local favorite and depending on the time of year, can be eaten steamed, fried, or on the half shell. A regional favorite, shrimp and grits, comes to your table piping hot, creamy, and unforgettable! One of our favorite restaurants to enjoy all of the above is Carolina Seafood & Steak, located in Myrtle Beach.
Barbeque is another popular South Carolina dish, but even within the state, there is an ongoing and sometimes heated debate over which type of sauce is the best. Our coastal area prefers a spicy, vinegar-
based sauce, and can be found at many local barbeque restaurants, paired with sweet potatoes, coleslaw, and always, banana pudding.
From Georgetown all the way up the South Carolina coast, the Grand Strand has a plethora of fine dining prepared by the best of the best local chefs. We have a huge appreciation
for our International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, the exquisite chefs they create, and all the work they do for our community. No matter what delicious cuisine you decide on, be sure to take note of the chef’s specials - these are only available for a short time and are always a divine choice!
Dining with a View
The Grand Strand has plenty of options for dining with a view! On the north end, catch the sunset over the Intracoastal Waterway or relax and watch the waves crash on the shore of the mighty Atlantic at one of Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront eateries. On the south end, enjoy delicious food and drink while gazing at the inlet or ocean. Ahhh, life just doesn’t get much better!
Austin’s Ocean One Cabana Café 1 Norris Dr., Litchfield Beach 843-235-8700
Gulfstream Café 1536 S Waccamaw Dr., Garden City 843-651-8808
Sea Captain’s House 3002 N Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach 843-448-8082
Bummz Beach Café 2002 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach 843-916-9111
RipTydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar 1210 N Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach 843-945-1204
Snooky’s on the Water 4495 Baker St., Little River 843-249-5252
Newest Eats & Drinks
Between the Antlers 100 Wood Street Georgetown 843-833-8989
O.A.K. PRIME 4210 River Oaks Drive
Myrtle Beach 843-236-3311
Mimosas Southern Kitchen & Bar 7430 North Kings Hwy
Hop n Wich 1029 3rd Ave Conway 843-488-9959
Shine Café 707 Main Street, Conway 843-488-9990
Kainan Filipino Eatery 330 N Main Street Conway 843-915-0126
Don’s Deli 1610-B Church Street Conway 843-488-0090
Seawitch Café 3020 Nevers Street Myrtle Beach 843-282-9288
Delia’s Kitchen Family Restaurant
1108 3rd Ave S
Swig & Swine
500 Broadway Street
Bubba’s Fish Camp and Smokehouse Grill
1565 21st Ave N
Terrazza 19 Tapas
8700 Golf Village Lane
7713 N Kings Hwy
Black Drum Brewing
9750 Queensway Blvd
2461 Coastal Grand Circle, MB
1105 Hwy 17 S, NMB
4436 Kingsport Road
North Myrtle Beach
All Hopped Up!
At the very south end of the Grand Strand in Georgetown, Winyah Bay Brewing Company is at a new location on King Street where they have incorporated an amazing outdoor space for special events. This small craft beer maker is focused on the rich history of the town and its great community members.
Quigley’s Pint & Plate is a familyfriendly restaurant and brewery located
in Pawleys Island. Be sure to grab a 32oz Crowler (growler in a can) on the way to the beach so you can sip local craft beer safely as you relax under the sun. www.pintandplate.com
Specializing in hand-crafted beer and food served with southern hospitality, Southern Hops Brewing Company is locally owned and operated in Murrells Inlet. They are focused on providing local products and promoting local bands in a laid-back friendly atmosphere. www.southernhops.com
We know how hot summer days on the coast can be, but don’t fear! We have just the right thing to compliment that heat, tall glasses of ice-cold beer.
Nestled in The Market Common of Myrtle Beach, Tidal Creek Brewhouse has craft beer as well as a craft kitchen. They offer coffee, tea, beer, breakfast, lunch, shareables, and even a dog-friendly menu. They have a spacious outdoor area and a Kids Korner to “Crabitat” in. www.tidalcreekbrewhouse.com
New South Brewing , located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, has been serving fresh, flavorful ales and lagers since 1998. Luckily, you can find some of their popular beers around the area, but make sure to check out their Tap Room for special brews unavailable elsewhere. You can also place orders online for curbside pickup. www.newsouthberwing.com
Just a block away from the beach, the Grand Strand Brewing Company in downtown Myrtle Beach is ready to pour you their specialty beer. They have a full menu and offer both indoor
and outdoor seating. www.grandstrandbrewing.com
Independent Republic Brewing Co. is another microbrewery and beer garden in Myrtle Beach. It’s located along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway at the landing of The Boathouse, a popular music venue. Enjoy a delicious dinner, a breezy view of the water, high-quality talent, and craft booze all in one place.
In North Myrtle Beach, Crooked Hammock Brewery is a backyardcookout-inspired brewpub and restaurant located in the ever-sodynamic Barefoot Landing. The owner has created a backyard escape where people (and their animals) can gather, relax, and listen to live entertainment. The backyard has games, a kid’s playground, and of course, hammocks. www.crookedhammockbrewery.com
For convenient access to tides anytime, check out www.strandmagazine.com
The times listed represent the predicted peak of high and low tides at Springmaid Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tides are calculated by NOAA, National Ocean Service.