Top 3 Beach Bars in Myrtle Beach this Summer

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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!

Kick off your shoes this summer season and head to Myrtle Beach for an excellent beachside getaway. Sands Resorts has everything you need to enjoy one of our oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach. Here in South Carolina, when you get hungry, you do not have to leave the beach – just go to one of our top beach bars for some fun in the sun! 

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

We could not write a beach bar blog without mentioning Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar! Our beach bar rated as one of the top restaurants you will find along the beach, which means you do not want to miss this one. Popular among locals and visitors alike, the main draw to Ocean Annie’s is the Grand Stand with live music playing, as well as the outdoor pool where you can sip on ice-cold beer and cocktails then dip your toes in the water to cool off.

Landshark Bar & Grill

When you look at Myrtle Beach’s skyline, you cannot miss the striking SkyWheel. Situated right under this iconic Ferris wheel, is Landshark Bar & Grill. Along with Ocean Annie’s, Landshark is another favorite spot along the beach. Perfect for lunch, dinner, and late night fare, their menu features a wide selection of food options. We recommend that you try their Landshark Lager as it is their signature beer.

8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill

If you are looking for something unique Myrtle Beach’s 8th Avenue Tiki Bar & Grill is the way to go. Creating most of their items in-house and with a lengthy menu, you may want to stop here a few times on your trip. The fun tiki atmosphere and party style flare make this a go-to place along the shore. Plus, with an extensive list of delicious drinks, you will not go wrong choosing this colorful tiki bar.

No matter what beachfront bar you opt to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. Your Myrtle Beach experience would not be one without stopping at these three fantastic locations. Whichever Sands Resort you pick for your summer vacation, we know you will have a blast! Southern hospitality at a beach resort is all you need. Just make sure you kick off your shoes and let the sand, waves, and relaxation take over. Book your vacation with us today and start dreaming of your summertime getaway.


All New Accommodations at Ocean Dunes Resort

The dunes myrtle beach sc,  spas in myrtle beach sc,  oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach sc,  ocean sands resort virginia beach,  oceanfront hotels in myrtle beach,  resorts in myrtle beachIn 2016 our Ocean Dunes Resort & Conference Center underwent a massive renovation project. We made changes and updates to our interiors and fixtures as well as a new onsite restaurant. Enjoy a summertime vacation to your next oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, SC for a fabulous getaway. Then check out what’s new in 2017 at Ocean Dunes Resort when you stay with us!

What is New in 2017?

We’ve reinvented our accommodations and conference center to keep our guests and visitors comforts in mind. Our 140 Ocean Dunes guest hotel rooms were expertly reinvented with brand new furniture, fixtures, and seaside decor. Within the rooms, you’ll find beautifully redone bathrooms and new bedroom flooring as well. Plus, our ocean color palette of clean whites, soft blues, and fun coastal patterns will remind you, that you are only steps away from the sun, sand, and sea of Myrtle Beach.

Currently, at Ocean Dunes, you are able to indulge in Mia’s Pizza & Subs, exactly like the name states this restaurant allows for the perfect afternoon snack or dinner option. After the beginning of this year, you can also enjoy Dino’s Oceanfront Cafe. This coastal cafe brings a delicious a la carte menu for both breakfast and lunch. Whether you grab a coffee as you head out for the day or enjoy your meal by the beach, we have everything you need here at Ocean Dunes to experience our new amenities.

Full of life and oceanfront views, you won’t go wrong picking our location at Ocean Dunes Resort & Conference Center for your perfect getaway. Spend your days seaside with your toes in the sand, or enjoy a comfy night in one of our newly renovated guest rooms. We’re sure you’ll have a blast seeing what’s new around our resort this spring and summer season. Book your Myrtle Beach, SC vacation today!


Things to do in Myrtle Beach

All Inclusive South Carolina, South Carolina Resort, Myrtle Beach Hotel and Spa, Ocean Beach Resort Myrtle Beach, Dunes Myrtle Beach, Ocean Club, South CarolinaIn Myrtle Beach, you will never be bored. Experience the many activities to fill your vacation with entertainment. At Sands Resorts we have all you need to fill your vacation with fun. Our all inclusive South Carolina resorts make it easy for you to have everything you need to have a blast but it is also important to get out and experience the place you are staying.

Shop, Eat, and Explore

Broadway At The Beach stands alone as by far the most popular tourist destination in the entire Myrtle Beach area. With its great location, convenient parking and a wide range of outstanding activities for visitors of all ages. There are plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Great place to spend a day during your visit to Myrtle Beach area if you need a break from the beaches.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade runs 1.2 miles along the oceanfront. The complex is divided into several distinct zones named New England Fishing Village, Caribbean Village, Charleston Boardwalk, Heroes Harbor, Celebrity Square, and a New Orleans-themed nightclub district that stays open later than the rest of the districts. Situated as a centerpiece of the 1.2 mile-long Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, the SkyWheel is surrounded by some tasty eats, great shopping and the pristine sands of the Atlantic. Your breath will be taken away by the view from your flight.

Adventure Time

Family Kingdom Amusement Park is a seaside amusement park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Located on Ocean Boulevard, in the heart of Myrtle Beach. This Amusement Park is a charming, old-fashioned amusement park featuring 38 thrilling rides and a waterpark. There is no admission so everyone can join even if they don’t want to go on rides. Get all day wristbands or buy a selected amount of tickets for a day of amusement.

Glide on the 330ft moving path beneath the Dangerous Reef. Touch sharks & stingrays. Experience a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators. At Ripley’s Aquarium they have live shows, glass bottom boat adventures, sleeping with the sharks, and so much more. A must see on your vacation to Myrtle Beach.

Sands Resorts is a part of the many things to do in Myrtle Beach. No one on the beach can boast all the great things we take for granted at Sands Resorts; like admission to Wild Water & Wheels water park, on-site dining and bars, indoor and outdoor pools, golf, and so much more. Our South Carolina Resorts will make it easy to get out and enjoy everything Myrtle Beach has to offer.

Spring Break At An All Inclusive South Carolina Resort

 Warm up this spring break at an all inclusive South Carolina resort. There are so many things to do and experience at Sands Resort that you will never be bored. From golf to a water park this spring break will be one to remember. Sands Resorts offers 4 resorts for you to stay. Plus, no matter which resort you chose all the resorts amenities is at your fingertips.

Start your spring break with some golf. Play one of the Grand Strand’s most scenic and challenging layouts at Diamond Back Golf Course at Woodland Valley Country Club for FREE when you stay at Sands Ocean Club or Sands Beach Club resorts. Located outside of North Myrtle Beach, this design offers championship golf in a beautiful setting of lowcountry wetlands and woodlands. The 6,928-yard layout presents a true test of golf to get around the course in the prescribed par 72, but golfers of all handicaps enjoy the challenge and tranquility.

After a long day of golf celebrate your victory in our spa. Atlantis Spa North is a cozy little spa nestled in the lobby of Sands Ocean Club Resort. Our mission is to enhance your spa experience with personal attention in a peaceful, relaxing seaside atmosphere. Ocean Dunes nail boutique offers a variety of services for your full enjoyment. Our goal is to provide top quality health and beauty care.

Once you are relaxed enjoy an amazing meal at the new Dino’s Oceanfront Café. It is perfect for satisfying any appetite. Located at Ocean Dunes Resort, Dino’s Oceanfront Café serves breakfast and lunch daily. Whether you’re craving a delicious breakfast or lunch, Dino’s has it all with a beautiful ocean view! After a wonderful lunch check out all the amenities one would expect from a major resort. Indoor and outdoor pools, a newly renovated oceanfront patio deck and as a member of the Sands Resorts family, guests get free access to the Sands Resort Waterpark.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing spring break or fun filled week Sands Resorts has you covered. Enjoy go-kart racing, mini golf, and so much more when you stay at one of our resorts. There will never be a dull moment this spring break. So spring into action and book your trip today.

Plan Your Group Meeting or Event at Sands Resorts


At Sands Resorts we make your group meetings and special events exciting and memorable. From conferences and business trips to group getaways and weddings, our 13,000 plus square feet of meeting space can accommodate any group, large or small. We have recently renovated our conference center, including all new public areas, additional conference rooms and an overall update of its interior design. Our professional conference services staff is here for you to ensure that all of your group’s expectations are exceeded with careful preparation, and attention to all the details.


Sands has a wide variety of meeting spaces, catering options, and event activities you can set up for your group trip. With one of a kind amenities, oceanfront pools and lazy rivers, the Sands Water Park, and a convenience store, your get together is sure to be fun and unforgettable.


When you and your group are ready to explore all the Myrtle Beach area has to offer, we can help you book the area’s top attractions including: Wonder Works, The Carolina Opry, Ripley’s Attractions, Broadway at the Beach and more.


Sands Resorts’ collection of oceanside resorts feature one, two, and three bedroom suites with all of the comfort and convenience of home, so everyone in your group will be comfortable during their stay.
At Sands Resorts, our number one priority is making your group events successful from beginning to end, and every moment in between. Whether you’re planning your next company meeting, team tournament, family reunion or any other special celebration in your life, our meeting facilities and venues provide the perfect setting for those moments. Contact us today to begin planning your event with your favorite people.

August Events

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August is a great time of year to visit Myrtle Beach. Summer is in full swing and there are tons of fun things to do for the whole family, including festivals, concerts and more. Here are two ongoing events to check out during August.


Hot Summer Nights: All Summer long, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one big party. There’s a variety of live entertainment including music, karaoke, DJs, open mic nights and even a Boardwalk Elvis. Along with all the music, there’s appearances from your favorite superheroes and princesses, a kids carnival, games, food and fireworks displays. With something different to do every evening, you’ll never be bored during these Hot Summer Nights!


Summerfest! at Barefoot Landing: Barefoot Landing is bringing the fun all Summer long with Summerfest! Every night at 7, the landing comes to life with music, entertainers and more. Fridays are Family Fun Night and are hosted by Mr. Nigel with comedy and sing alongs. Accompanying the music are characters from your favorite shows and movies and other entertainers like Nick Pike from America’s Got Talent. At 10:15 on Monday nights a fireworks show lights up the night. So bring the whole family and celebrate all Summer has to offer at Summerfest!
Sands Resorts brings you and your family the ultimate vacation experience, offering admission to Wild Water & Wheels waterpark, on-site dining and bars, indoor and outdoor pools and much more. The resort has made many exciting renovations for 2016 and we can’t wait to see you this Summer!

Sands Resorts Donates Military Memorabilia to State Museum

hall of heroesThe Sands Resorts located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has recently donated its collection of displayed military memorabilia to South Carolina’s largest military museum.  The “Hall of Heroes” is a permanent tribute to the men and women of the armed services, law enforcement, and firefighters who protect and defend our nation. The display celebrates these men and women and their history.

The centerpiece of the Hall of Heroes is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and includes each of the 58,253 names. The Gold Dog Tag display honors soldiers who have died from the end of the Vietnam War until after 9/11. Every gold dog tag has the name, rank, branch of service, date of casualty and location of each soldier.

For nearly a decade, Sands Resorts proudly displayed a “Hall of Heroes” Collection on the first floor of the Ocean Dunes/Sand Dunes Resort & Conference Center. The new resort owner, Eddie Frazier felt like the collection was not getting the amount of attention it so rightly deserves, so he wanted to find a better home for this collective tribute. He decided the right home is the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, South Carolina. In the best interest of this collection along with those dedicated heroes this collection represents, Eddie Frazier decided to donate this tribute so they could be better recognized and appreciated.

As an appreciation to Mr. Frazier’s thoughtful donation of the Hall of Heroes to the museum, Director Ewell G. “Buddy” Sturgis of the South Carolina Military Museum, presented Frazier The Military Support Medal honoring his decision to showcase this memorable collection to the military museum.

The SC Military Museum is volunteer-based, and depends on state funds and donations like Mr. Frazier’s in order to remain open. Since 2007, the museum has featured a variety of weapons, artillery, uniforms and more to give a complete view of our State’s military history. The building is the largest land based military museum in South Carolina and is located at 225 Bluff Road, in Columbia, South Carolina. The museum has free admission and parking, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Sands Resorts and Eddie Frazier are proud to have made this donation and will continue to pay tribute to the brave men and women that serve our country.

Sands Resorts Presents its Signature Collection

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Just in time for prime vacationing to Myrtle Beach, Sands Resorts is presenting its Signature Collection, a collection of premier luxury bedroom suites and townhomes.

Featuring one, two, three and four bedrooms, the collection has the perfect size for you and your guests to have a relaxing stay.

The two bedroom suites and condos have a fantastic view of the ocean, shutter-style furnishings, and a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops. You are close to all the fun, including the beach, the pools, lazy rivers, Sand Dunes WaterPark, and the oceanfront restaurants.

The three bedroom penthouses are luxurious, elegant and comfortable. They are newly remodeled and decorated with a beachy vibe that encourages you to relax and enjoy your time. With a fully equipped kitchen and a private oversize balcony, you will have everything you need for a great vacation.

A four bedroom townhouse is an excellent option for large parties that don’t want to be separated, but still want access to all the resort amenities. These multi-level townhouses have: an attached two-car garage, wifi, a washer and dryer, a kids room with bunk beds and a DVD player, and more. The townhomes are located right across from Sands Resorts so you will only be steps away from all the amenities the resort has to offer.

Staying at Sands Resorts is now better than ever. The Signature Collection offers you even more choices of accommodations so you can pick the best setting for your dream vacation with us.

Relax at Atlantis Spa

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 1.48.21 PMEveryone wants to relax on vacation. What’s more relaxing than a trip to the spa? Guests at Sands Resorts have access to two spa locations, Atlantic Spa South and Atlantic Spa North so you can relax without having to go anywhere.

Atlantis Spa offers several kinds of massages and services. The Atlantic Signature Treatment is the spa’s most requested service. It consists of a 30 minute facial, a 30 minute upper body treatment, and a 30 minute relaxing foot treatment for a total body experience. The Atlantis Awakening is a massage that includes an energizing body scrub to brighten up your day. The spa’s other massages are customized to suit each client’s needs and give the most relaxing effect possible. Choose from deep tissue, light Swedish, heat-stone therapy and myofascial release massages. The massages are available in 30, 45, 60 and 90 minute sessions and couples’ massages are available as well.

Other treatments include a deep cleansing European facial, reflexology massages- where pressure and trigger points are targeted to relieve sore feet- and an organic sugar scrub treatment for whole body exfoliation. Waxing, ear candling, and paraffin services are also provided. Spa services can be customized to create the perfect spa day for you, just call ahead!

So come really relax during your vacation at the peaceful, seaside atmosphere of Atlantis Spa.

Spring at Sands Resorts

Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 4.32.58 PMSpring is a wonderful time of year to stay at Sands Resorts. Included in your stay are several outdoor seasonal amenities to enjoy, where you’ll have so much fun you may never want to leave! Here’s a breakdown of a few of our outdoor attractions for you to soak up:

Wild Water & Wheels Water Park: Guests of Sands receive free admission to Wild Water & Wheels, located in Surfside Beach. The park features 24 waterslides, an aquatic playground for children, a wave pool and a lazy river. There is also go-kart racing, an arcade, bumper boats, mini golf and a snack bar to enjoy.

Sands Water Park: Open to Sands guests only, Sands Water Park has dozens of water attractions that fun for all ages. Zip down the waterslides or chill in the lazy river or bubble pool. Enjoy all the fun of the big water parks without the long lines!

Broadway Grand Prix: As a Sands Resorts guest, you get buy one get one free tickets to Broadway Grand Prix. Race on their seven courses like the Fast Track and Speed Racer, experience the feel of free falling on the Space Coaster ride, or play putt-putt on two 18-hole mini golf courses.

OD’s Beach Bar: Located at our Ocean Dunes and Resorts Villas location, OD’s lets you relax all day on a pool deck with the beach as your view. There’s live music all summer long and cold drinks and food to keep you satisfied while you’re hanging in the sun.

Take advantage of our Spring and Summer specials to enjoy sun, fun and savings!