October is an exciting time of year along the Grand Strand. The summer season has officially come to a close, but the weather is still warm and sunny, and there are quite a few beach days left to be had. On top of that, Halloween is on its way, and the South Carolina coast is steeped in ghost legends and pirate lore. Take a step back in history (and experience some spine-tingling fun) on one of these ghost tours during your autumn visit to the Myrtle Beach area.
The Brentwood Restaurant Ghost Dinner and Tour
Built in the early 1900s and recently featured on A&E’s Biography Channel, The Brentwood Restaurant offers Lowcountry French cuisine with a side of spooky thrills. Strange happenings at this Little River establishment include:
- Dark shadows passing by windows and through the upstairs fireplace
- Ghostly faces peering through an upstairs window
- Multiple orbs in digital photos
- Ashtrays and wine glasses mysteriously falling off tables
- Equipment starting by itself
- A small child appearing in the surveillance cameras
The Brentwood Restaurant was voted one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Restaurants in the US by answers.com, and is located at 4269 Luck Avenue in Little River, close to North Myrtle Beach. Storyteller Mike Neff will guide you through the house, its history, and recent sightings of spirits wandering the restaurant. Ghost tours are 45 minutes long, and start after the three-course dinner and dessert. Tickets are $50 and reservations can be made online. Visit their website for more information and the events calendar.
The Marshwalk Pirate Lady
Join the Marshwalk Pirate Lady, local resident Christine Vernon, on a 60-minute walking tour of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, just south of Myrtle Beach. Hear spooky tales of the ghost of Blackbeard the pirate, who pillaged the Carolina coast until his violent death in 1718, the tragic love story of Alice Flagg, and the infamous Gray Man who warns of incoming hurricanes. Reservations are required, and tickets are $10 per person, with children 8 and under free. Call 843-655-4470 to reserve your spot. Tours begin at the Lazy Gator at 7:30PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays, weather permitting.
Conway Ghost Walk: Spirits of the Lowcountry
This special Halloween event will take place on October 19 through 21, 2017, in downtown Conway, not far from Myrtle Beach. On this spooky yet fun Ghost Walk, a group of professional storytellers in Victorian costume will weave haunting tales while strolling through the streets of Historic Conway. Tours are 60 minutes long, and run every 15 minutes from 6:30PM through 8:30PM. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased at the box office located at 428 Main Street in Conway.
For the perfect weekend getaway this fall, check out this featured property from Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach.
Ocean Terrace C3: Ocean Terrace is located right across the street from the beach in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. With unobstructed views of the ocean, you can sit on the balcony and watch the sunrise every morning, or relax in the living room with a view of the ocean right in front of you. The recently renovated, spacious kitchen is fully stocked with all of the necessary items for cooking meals. There are new tile floors throughout, so it is easy to clean and perfect for the beach. The Master Bedroom has a queen bed and its own bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a double bed and a bunk bed, so it sleeps up to 7 comfortably with the sleeper sofa. All the rooms have flat screen TVs. The condo has Wi-Fi Internet, and the building has a pool, hot tub, and a BBQ area as well. This will be the vacation you will remember and come back to year after year. No pets, motorcycles or smoking allowed. Minimum 2-night stay in the off-season.
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