Myrtle Beach Boardwalk Cuisine

resorts near Myrtle BeachMyrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a beautiful getaway perfect for fun family vacations. The white sandy beaches, gorgeous weather, and a wide variety of fun activities make this destination one of the most popular spots for a little oceanfront relaxation. If you find yourself growing hungry while enjoying the beach, take a walk with the family along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, and discover some of the area’s best eateries. Book your coastal vacation with Sands Resorts, and get ready to experience the delicious offerings while staying at the best resorts near Myrtle Beach. Read on to learn where you can find the best cuisine along this 1.2-mile stretch!

The Bowery

Nicknamed ‘The Eighth Wonder Of The World,’ The Bowery is one of South Carolina’s most famous night-clubs. Country supergroup ‘Alabama’ performed as the house band in the 1970s, and live music has been a Bowery staple ever since. Order one of the most delicious burgers you will find on the boardwalk from Duffy’s Tavern located within The Bowery, and experience a part of Myrtle Beach history!

Landshark Bar & Grill

Landshark Bar & Grill is a Myrtle Beach Boardwalk must-visit for first-time vacationers. Landshark serves up tasty American classics with a delicious coastal flair. The restaurant’s location alongside the boardwalk’s dazzling Skywheel adds to the fun and relaxing beachside atmosphere.

Pier House Restaurant

For excellent cuisine in a historic boardwalk landmark, visit the Pier House Restaurant. Since 1936 guests have been sinking their teeth into a wide array of tasty offerings, including incredibly fresh seafood dishes. Enjoy happy hour on the second-floor deck and admire the breathtaking beachfront views. Pier House is the quintessential Myrtle Beach Boardwalk eatery.

Boardwalk Snack & Ice Cream

Our Sands Resorts not only provide fantastic accommodations, but they are also the best resorts near Myrtle Beach for delicious food! If you happen to dine at Dino’s Oceanfront Cafe or Oceanside 74 Pizza & Pasta, make sure to save room for dessert and head to the boardwalk for a sweet treat! Boardwalk Snack & Ice Cream is an excellent excuse for a fun family trip down to the boardwalk. Indulge in a sundae or banana split as you walk along the shore.

Sands Resorts

Book your South Carolina coastal vacation with Sands Resorts, and experience this incredible slice of heaven. From lovely weather to fantastic cuisine, this beachfront location has it all. All it takes is a few steps to find great places to eat along the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Visit our Sands website today to book your stay at the best resorts near Myrtle Beach.

Little River Shrimp Festival

Little River Shrimp FestivalIf a fun-filled fall festival centered around succulent shellfish sounds like a good time to you, then the Little River Shrimp Festival is the place to be. The festival is a short twenty-five-minute drive up the coast from Sands Resorts and takes place on the shores of the Intracoastal Waterway in Little River. With a wide variety of entertainment offerings, vendors, and  – of course – shrimp, the Little River Shrimp Festival’s tagline rings true: There is something here for everyone!

Vendors

The annual Little River Shrimp Festival takes place on the second weekend in October. During this time, the streets surrounding the Historic Little River Waterfront are closed to traffic and lined with over 150 local and regional vendors. While walking through the streets of the Little River Shrimp Festival, you can expect to find everything from arts and crafts hand-made clothing.

Entertainment

Like any good outdoor festival, the event features multiple live entertainment performance stages and a wide variety of musical genres. Since starting as a shrimp and jazz festival back in 2004, Little River Shrimp Festival has broadened its entertainment offerings to host something for everyone. Music begins at 11 am each day, so leave your Sands Resorts accommodations early to get to the fest and enjoy all of the great acts!

Food

It wouldn’t be the Little River Shrimp Festival without the shrimp! Enjoy the star of the show as local waterfront restaurants prepare the local catch. Plenty of fresh savory shrimp will be cooked up in every way imaginable during the two-day Little River event. If you aren’t attending the fest for the shrimp, however, a myriad of classic fair food will be provided as well.

Little River Shrimp Festival

Make your way out to Little River during your stay at Sands Resorts, and take in all that this fantastic fall festival has to offer. Bring the kids along and enjoy face painting, balloon artists, stilt walkers, and so much more in the children’s area. Spend some quality time with the family while experiencing a bit of South Carolina’s local culture. As the motto goes, there really is something here for everyone!

Oktoberfest in South Carolina

resorts in Myrtle Beach SCThe distant oompah of a band fades brighter into focus. The savory smell of freshly fried schnitzel wafts through the autumn air. Is this another one of your dreams? No, this time it’s really here – Oktoberfest in South Carolina. Just this morning you were waking up in your beachfront room, but now you find yourself transported to a far-away land, standing within a friendly mob of lederhosen-clad Bavarians. So raise your stein and sing along; the annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest is underway. Join the celebration happening just minutes from Sands Resorts, the best oceanfront resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. Prost!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

If you’re craving some excellent German beer, traditional food, and plenty of polkas, then the annual Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest is the place to be. This celebration of German culture and heritage takes place on the second weekend in October and is one of the largest fall fests around Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. Join locals and visitors alike and take part in the array of entertaining activities. Grab your partner and dance to the Channellheimer Oompah German Band. All that polkaing is sure to work up an appetite. Sink your teeth into traditional foods from over fifty vendors.

Fun for the Family

The Oktoberfest fun isn’t just for the adults, however. The Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest has many kid-friendly activities waiting to be enjoyed by the little ones. Bring the kids along and let them enjoy face painting, pony rides, inflatables, and so much more! There is also a pumpkin patch at the festival for the whole family to enjoy together.

Take advantage of the area’s best Oktoberfest celebration while vacationing at our beautiful Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. Visit our website and book your oceanfront fall getaway today. Pack up your traditional garb and get ready to enjoy all things German.

Extend Your Summer in Myrtle Beach

beach resorts in Myrtle Beach SCThe air is now cold, the leaves are falling, and you’re wondering where your sunny summer days went. If you are resisting the changing seasons and wishing you could have a little bit of summer back, then you are in luck! With a stay at one of our oceanfront Sands beach resorts in Myrtle Beach SC, your sunny summer days can continue well into fall! With temperatures that remain unchanged from the earlier months, Myrtle Beach offers you a little slice of summer vacation through September and October. Book a trip down to South Carolina for some fun in the sun, and extend the life of your summer vacation!

60 More Days of Summer

To celebrate the extended summary climate of the gorgeous beachfront location, the community of Myrtle Beach holds the annual 60 More Days of Summer campaign. The celebration consists of many different events, attractions, and other entertainment offerings, making an autumn vacation down to Myrtle Beach an incredibly fun and affordable venture. During 60 Days of Summer, many local establishments offer late-season deals which means more family fun without breaking the bank. Schedule a weekend trip to one of our amazing beach resorts in Myrtle Beach SC, and join us in celebrating 60 More Days of Summer!

Endless Summer Festival

Another area celebration of the tropical fall temperatures is the Endless Summer Festival. The festival, held every October, is a free North Myrtle Beach party. If you’re contemplating a trip down south, this festival is worth a visit. The Endless Summer Festival features carnival rides, food and art vendors, and live music on the beach, all located just a few minutes from our breathtaking Sands beach resorts in Myrtle Beach SC. While most people have packed away their swimming suits and resigned their coolers for the year, you don’t have to! Come enjoy the 60 miles of sandy beaches and wade into the warm ocean water. Myrtle Beach offers you temperatures reminiscent of summertime well into the fall.

Sands Resorts

Ditch the sweatshirts and make your friends back home jealous with a warm weekend summer getaway. Take advantage of the beautiful climate and more affordable experiences of a fall Myrtle Beach vacation. The adventure is waiting, make your way down south and book your stay with Sands beach resorts in Myrtle Beach SC.

Sweet Treats on Myrtle Beach: Where to Find the Best Ice Cream

SandsIf you find yourself with an aching sweet tooth while vacationing at our beautiful Sands Resorts, you need not fear. Whether you are staying at Ocean Dunes Resort, Sands Ocean Club, Sand Dunes Resort, or Sands Beach Club, you will be just minutes from a myriad of South Carolina’s best ice cream parlors and creameries! We’ve made a list of a few of the best so that you can get your ice cream adventures started right away.

Madmyrtles Ice Creamery

Located just off the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk you will find Madmyrtles Ice Creamery. At Madmyrtles you will discover delicious old-fashioned ice cream without the premium price, all just feet from the Ocean.

Sugar Life

For a real sweet treat visit Sugar Life in Downtown Myrtle Beach. Enhance your Sands vacation and indulge in some ridiculously delicious delicacies. Offering an unbelievable variety of ice creams and candies, Sugar Life has something for everyone.

Sweet Molly’s Creamery

With locations at Broadway at the Beach as well as Barefoot landing, Sweet Molly’s Creamery is your best bet for delicious Grand Strand ice cream. This family-owned-and-operated Myrtle Beach shop has been whipping up their homemade ice cream for over a decade.

Iggy’s Italian Ice

If you find yourself craving a slightly different frozen treat, head on over to Iggy’s Italian Ice. This super smooth variety of Italian Ice is sure to satisfy your sugar craving. Make your taste buds tingle and enjoy this unique ice cream treat.

Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor

South of your beautiful Sands Resort and a few blocks off of the beach is Kirk’s 1890 Ice Cream Parlor. With over 40 different classic flavors, you are bound to find your favorite treat. Get your delicious ice cream served in a signature sundae or piled high on a waffle cone that you watched them make minutes before.

Ocean Sweets

Located inside Sand Dunes Resort, this sweet stop is definitely the quickest way to get your ice cream fix! Ocean Sweets offers a wide variety of ice cream plus other delicious desserts. For an on-site sugary snack, Sands has you covered.

Sands Resorts

With so many quality ice cream options available in Myrtle Beach, it won’t be hard to satisfy your sweet tooth. With a stay at one of our Luxurious Sands Resorts, you will be just minutes from the beautiful beaches and the tastiest creameries.

A Visitor’s Guide to Myrtle Beach Fireworks

myrtle beach family resortsSummer is still heating up in lively Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Sands has four grand Myrtle Beach family resorts central to the area’s best fireworks shows. While summer does, unfortunately, have an expiration tag, Myrtle Beach’s fireworks shows are a year-round spectacle. Witness stunning seasonal and year-round fireworks at these five South Carolina staples: Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Second Avenue Pier, and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Pack your lawn chairs, a blanket, and a pair of binoculars because the show is about to begin!

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is a family-friendly entertainment hub with live theater, premier shopping, hip restaurants, and the state’s best amusement park, WonderWorks. Families can (and do) spend an entire day at Broadway. You can also witness the area’s best fireworks show from March through December. Broadway hosts 23 events during the summer months as well as six during the “off-season;” please consult their event calendar for specific dates.

Barefoot Landing

North Myrtle Beach also has a fantastic entertainment center at Barefoot Landing, five miles northeast of Sands Beach Club and Ocean Club. Both of these Myrtle Beach family resorts are next to the area’s famous hot spot: Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar. Barefoot Landing has 14 light shows in the summer and one each in September, November, and December. The fireworks fly high into the night sky above Lewis Pond and Joe’s Crab Shack.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans – Pelicans Ballpark

We’re proud to be the home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and four-time Carolina League champions. Not only are the Pelicans full of future MLB ballplayers but Pelicans Ballpark has fantastic daily promotions, including fireworks on Sundays and Tuesdays. Come for the $2 tacos and tallboys on Tuesdays and stay for the exciting light show. Visit on a Sunday and enjoy free face-painting, balloon artists, and a pregame catch on the field.

Second Avenue Pier/Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. during peak season, Second Avenue Pier and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk host a firework show for the locals and tourists. Take a stroll down the Boardwalk or to the pier at sunset then sit back and witness a glorious display high above the ocean’s waves.

Myrtle Beach Family Resorts

Sands Resorts is home to Myrtle Beach’s best waterpark: the Sand Dunes Waterpark, entirely free to guests of all four Sands Resorts. Discover the Sands Family Funzone, a sizable arcade and pool area, at our beautiful Ocean Dunes Resort. Start planning your next family getaway by booking a stay at one of the best Myrtle Beach family resorts!

Planning Your 3-Day Summer Stay at Sands

Filtering through hundreds of Myrtle Beach resorts can be maddening, so we’re thrilled you chose Sands Resorts for your next coastal South Carolina escape! To help alleviate the headache of planning a three-day trip at our boisterous resorts, we’ve come up with recommendations for your upcoming much-needed vacation. A day in Myrtle Beach is incomplete, quite frankly, without an afternoon at Sands Resorts Waterpark. You’ll also be spending hours on our stunning beach, in our freshwater pools, and in the vast, cerulean blue Pacific.

Day 1: Relax and Splash at the Waterpark

Relax and splash without the annoyance of long lines, sky-high prices, and overcrowded common areas. The Sands Resorts Waterpark is perfect for families of all ages, but this paradise will also bring the kid out of every adult. Drift through the lazy river, whiz down a waterslide, or cool off in a waterfall pool—there’s no wrong way to spend an afternoon at this complimentary waterpark. Other Myrtle Beach resorts cannot compete with our drive to provide ultimate happiness to each guest. The waterpark also has an aquatic treehouse, a kiddie-pool playground, and a bubble pool for the little ones.

Day 2: Sun, Sand, and Sea

Dedicate your second day to the warm South Carolina sunshine, flawless beaches, refreshing freshwater pools, saltwater sea, and late afternoon adventure. Start your morning with a dive into our clean, enticing freshwater oasis, a specialty cocktail at Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar, and an hour under the sun on the beach. After a restful nap, slink into the Pacific for a rejuvenating soak. Before heading out on an adventure, build your best sandcastle. Conclude day two with a kayak or SUP rental or by embarking on a four-hour fishing charter. Stop at Oceanside 74 Restaurant & Lounge for mouthwatering blackened tilapia and grilled swordfish.

Day 3: Brunch Before Departure

One of life’s great trials is returning home after a vacation. Instead of packing up and racing back home, leave Myrtle Beach with a memorable brunch at Sands. Dino’s Oceanfront Cafe, inside our Ocean Dunes Resort, is always serving buttery and tart blueberry pancakes, plump omelets, and the best steak and eggs in South Carolina. Window’s Oceanfront Restaurant at Ocean Club has an exuberant breakfast buffet if you’re feeling ravenous.

Sands Resorts not only is your summer recreation headquarters, but we have charming, modern guest rooms, suites, townhouses, villas, and penthouses all along the shoreline. Our premier accommodations are chief among all Myrtle Beach resorts.

Spring into the Garden at Sands Resorts

Spring season is here, and as things begin to warm up, you’re going to want to enjoy a day walking through the gardens. The spring months bring a sense of rejuvenation and livelihood after the colder off-season. When you’re here at one of the top Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts, Sands Resorts, we know what you want to do for fun on a beautiful spring day! Enjoy a family adventure to Brookgreen Gardens and experience springtime excitement!

Spring Gardens Make a Great Family Adventure

If you’ve already hit up Ocean Annie’s for some beachside food, and you’ve enjoyed the Boardwalk, as well as our fantastic Waterpark, we have just what you might need for some downtime, Brookgreen Gardens. A trip to this magical location will be a treat for both you and your children! A spot where art, gardens, and landscape mix perfectly your kiddos will enjoy walking around the gardens. It offers a fabulous area of serenity among the busy spring and summer season that the Boardwalk tends to have during the warmer months.

What can you and your kids find at Brookgreen? You can walk through the gardens at your own pace or for an additional price you can go on a scenic tour. Beyond the flowers and foliage that are sure to bring a smile to any face, you can also experience the Lowcountry Zoo which features a wide variety of animals. Plus, check back for their events because with the garden’s every changing fun events, there is sure to be something new to see wherever you go!

Springtime at Sands

Don’t let the warmer season deter you away from the beautiful serenity and peaceful atmosphere that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer guests. When staying with Sands Resorts, one of the best Myrtle Beach South Carolina resorts, you’ll be close to this fantastic springtime gem, and you won’t want to miss out! Make your reservation today and take a step back on your vacation to allow for some educational learning, outside fun under the sun, and lots of fabulous flora and fauna to view.

Myrtle Beach in the Summer: What to Know

The heat is about to rise, and when you’re spending multiple days under the southern sun, you’re going to want to protect yourself! Staying at one of the leading ocean resorts Myrtle Beach has to offer, is one way to get out of the sun, but here at Sands Resorts, we understand you’re going to want to outside experiencing our city. Here is what you need to watch out for when it comes to our summer heat, what to bring, and what you won’t want to forget at home!

Southern Summer Heat

Summertime in South Carolina is a hot one! It’s also a reason people visit during this time of the year because the weather is warm and the ocean is cool, but when trying to escape the heat, there are ways you can still have fun in Myrtle Beach without sacrificing your well-being from too much sun exposure. We know that our Sands Resorts Waterpark will help cool you down but make sure you bring lots of sunscreens to ward off those nasty UVA and UVB rays.

What to Bring

When packing for summer vacation, there are a few things you will want to bring with you! Check off swimwear on your list because you’re going to be in and near the water, for sure when staying at one of our ocean resorts myrtle beach has to offer! Sunglasses, especially ones that are polarized will help reflect sunlight, so you don’t have to damage your retinas when on vacation to the sunny south. A hat is also an excellent item to have a long for a trip because people often forget that you can burn your scalp! If you have spent too much time in the heat, a lightweight cover-up offer protection so you can continue being outside without worrying about exposing your skin even more.

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Lightweight cover-up

Don’t Forget These at Home

There are a couple of items you’ll want to ensure you have with you at all times; sunscreen is one of them. Sunscreen helps to ease sun exposure, and you’ll want to remember to apply multiple times throughout the day. You can set the alarm on your phone to remind you to re-apply every half-hour to an hour, especially when under the sun for long periods of time. Plus, With plenty of ways for sun protection we know that sunburns can happen, so bring aloe vera or an after sun lotion to help ease your way into healing. If you did happen to forget these items or run out during your time here, no worries, Sands Resorts has you covered where you can purchase items at our convenience store right on site!

  • SPF Sunscreen
  • Aloe vera
  • After Sun Lotion

Enjoy Sands Resorts

Whether you’re by the beach relaxing, hanging out at our waterpark, or you’re just enjoying the warm southern sun, make sure you take a break to cool down, chill out, and spend some time indoors. It’s okay to enjoy some time indoors, and there are lots of places like our fantastic lodging options. Summer is one almost here and preparing for days spent under the sun is crucial, don’t forget to enjoy one of the top ocean resorts myrtle beach is known for at Sands Resorts!

Searching for the Best Shell in Myrtle Beach

Our Myrtle Beach resorts are known for more than just the fantastic accommodations and fantastic on-site activities; you’ll be able to experience one of the best things to do on a beach vacation, shelling! Hunting for the perfect seashell takes time and some skill but when you’re staying at Sands Resorts you’ll be near the beach so you can find something spectacular!

Spring Beachtime Shelling

Spring is one of the best times to hunt for seashells by the seashore. This season allows for perfect temperatures as the weather isn’t too hot, nor too cold. We suggest if you’re going to enjoy a day full of shelling that you start in the morning. The crowds at the beach won’t be too busy, and you’ll find the best spots. When the groups at the beach become too much, we recommend taking a midday break at Ocean Annie’s for some food and drinks!

There are lots of different shells to find on the beach, and with small shovel and bag, you can take home some of the prettiest seashells from your vacation. Many people like to bring home remembrance of their getaway, and a few shells are the perfect way to take home a souvenir. Check out this handy list of standard seashells you’ll find near our Myrtle Beach resorts.

No matter what you choose to do during your stay make sure, you find the best shell to bring home! You’ll turn your moments into beautiful designs to remember here in South Carolina at one of the top Myrtle Beach resorts, Sands Resorts. Whether you place your shells on a picture frame or have them in a jar, you’ll love seeing your beach memories every day, and it can make you want to book another trip with us!