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!

How to Battle the Spring Break Crowds

Planning a vacation can be stressful, but when it’s spring break in South Carolina, the crowds begin to double. Battling these crowds, as a visitor can be daunting and quite frankly, we understand that you might not want to venture out past the best resort in Myrtle Beach, ourSands Resorts! Here are a few ways you can avoid the crowds and the hustle and bustle that Spring Break season brings to our beautiful, coastal area!

Skip The Beach

When there are a lot of visitors, many enjoy going to the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach’s famous boardwalk and promenade, but if you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, there are plenty of other options which will help you keep your sanity. Figuring out what to do so that you avoid having to wait in long lines or trying to find a spot at the beach, check out our fantastic Sands Resorts Waterpark! No need to fight for a spot on the sandy shores and it’s right at our Sands Resorts. Plus, no matter which resort you choose to stay at, you’ll receive free admission to the waterpark!

Find Hidden Gems Near The Coast

When looking for things to do near the best resort in Myrtle Beach you’re going to want to go somewhere without the crowds. While the Grand Strand is famous among visitors, it gets jam-packed and you won’t want to have to wait in line or deal with long wait times for food. Hit those hidden gems on the coast like Huntington Beach State Park or Myrtle Beach State Park, these parks are great options for family and allow for hiking and biking with access to plenty of trails.

Take A Tour Of The City

Tours make up a great way to experience more of Myrtle Beach while staying away from the most crowded areas. Take a journey away from the city, Carolina Safari Jeep Tours will get your off-roading as you explore the town and surrounding area from the comforts of the Jeeps! Other tour groups include Glass Bottom Kayak Tours where you’ll be able to enjoy the Intracoastal waterways while seeing more than you typically would with a regular kayak. We also recommend renting a Pedego Electric Bike to bike around the city and the Market Commons.

However you choose to enjoy your trip to the best resort in Myrtle Beach, Sands Resorts, you’ll find that when you hit the town, you won’t want to wait in the crowded lines that you’ll see this summer season. Get out and experience more when you opt for a tour of Myrtle Beach, or skip the lines with our Waterpark passes for a fun-filled day splashing in the water, while not having to worry about finding a spot at the beach. We’ve got everything here at our resorts to make for an all-inclusive stay near the ocean! Reserve your accommodation today and get ready for one of the most fantastic summertime adventure vacations, ever!

Experience the Luck of the Irish in South Carolina

Grab your green and gold coins because the luck of the Irish is heading to South Carolina! We know that there are plenty of ocean resorts myrtle beach has to offer, but there is nothing like staying at our beautiful Sands Resorts this spring! When you’re here this March, experience St Patrick’s Day, as that rainbow and pot of gold, lands on the weekend. You’re going to want to celebrate all the fun that St. Paddy’s Day brings, so here are our local happenings and the best brews on March 16-17, 2018!

Where to Spend your St Paddy’s Day

There is nowhere else you’d rather be, than at the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Myrtle Beach! Located right in the heart of the city on Main Street you’ll enjoy this event on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Not only are we celebrating Irish culture but we like to welcome in the spring season, which will kick off our busy season. Enjoy the parade and follow it to one of three stages where live music will be, as well as an area dedicated just for kids! Plus, with over 150 vendors featuring food, crafts, and more, you’ll be set for a fantastic day during your trip!

Find the Best Brew!

If you need even more St Paddy’s Day fun head our very own oceanfront bar, Ocean Annie’s! We just reopened at the end of February after our winter season, so we’re ready for buckets of beer and lots of fun, right on the sandy shores of Myrtle Beach! We’ll be your one stop shop for delicious food and even better beers this St. Patrick’s Day. Check out our list of fantastic brews, and then join us for a cold one right on the beach!

No matter how you spend, your spring make sure you take flight and go somewhere new to Myrtle Beach! Our Atlantic Coast is waiting for you at one of our ocean resorts Myrtle Beach has to offer. Choose Sands Resorts, and we’ll ensure you have everything you need for the best weekend as you celebrate both the spring season and St Patrick’s Day! Explore our different resorts, look at our specials, and see why we rank among the best in South Carolina!