The Myrtle Beach area is known for a number of great fishing sites, from our amazing piers to our ocean and rivers. But did you know the most popular fishing site in South Carolina is an artificial reef just two and a half miles off the Little River shoreline, not far from North Myrtle Beach? Read on to learn more about the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef, and be sure to visit this unique destination on your next Grand Strand vacation!

What is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?

Since opening over a decade ago, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef has quickly become a model for artificial reefs worldwide. This submerged structure is made from concrete cones, rubble, and steel and is strewn with repurposed items like sunken barges, tanks and other retired military vehicles to attract marine life to the ocean bottom. These materials are stable, long lasting, and environmentally safe. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef covers several acres in 30 feet of water, and is growing thanks to local efforts.

What types of fish can be found at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef?

Like their naturally occurring counterparts, artificial reefs create a thriving inshore habitat for many species of fish. Catches at the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef include summer flounder, Cobia, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna. The Jim Caudle Artificial Reef project is supported by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to enhance fishing and aid in fish stocks.

Why is the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef so special?

South Carolina has a total of 45 artificial fishing reefs, but the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is the largest and most visited in the state. Because it is inshore, the Jim Caudle Artificial Reef is also the most accessible for both large and small boats. It helps to boost the economy in the state and offers a truly unique fishing experience right here on the Grand Strand for locals and visitors alike.

For a great place to stay on Grand Strand contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and take advantage of our vacation deals!

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at 800-548-9904!

 

Last week, we told you where to see free movies all summer long on the Grand Strand, but there is even more free fun to be had during your summer stay at the beach! This week, we’ll cover a few more ways to have a great Grand Strand family vacation without breaking the bank.

 

Music on Main Concert Series

The Horseshoe

1 WW South Ocean Blvd.

North Myrtle Beach
This summer, head to downtown North Myrtle Beach to catch a live band performing at the Horseshoe on Main Street. There’s no better way for families to kick back and unwind after a long day on the beach, but don’t forget to bring your beach chairs! Concerts are free for all ages and start at 7PM on Thursdays throughout the summer months. Click here for the 2019 lineup.

 

Sounds of Summer Concert Series

Sandhills Bank Amphitheatre

150 Citizens Circle

Little River
Enjoy an evening with your family and friends listening to live music at the amphitheater under the stars, located in the McLeod Seacoast Meadow at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Bring a beach chair or blanket for these Friday night concerts that run from 7-9PM. Each will feature a different band playing family friendly music. Admission is free for all ages, with snacks and drinks available for purchase. For more info, click here.

 

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Myrtle Beach Bowl

101 Philip Gray Dr.
Myrtle Beach

Did you know your kids could bowl for free all summer long when they sign up for the Kids Bowl Free Summer Bowling Program? Myrtle Beach Bowl is a participant and every registered child gets two free games every day, all summer long! Click here to register. Plus, every Friday morning from 10AM to noon, families get $1 games, $1 shoes, $1 popcorn, and $1 soda. Not quite free, but close enough!

 

TIGERS Preservation Station

Barefoot Landing

898 Highway 17 South
North Myrtle Beach
Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, TIGERS Preservation Station lets visitors view rare adult and baby tigers for free during normal hours of operation. However, be advised that there is a fee for tours and photo encounters. Proceeds support the Rare Species Fund (RSF), which provides infrastructure, training, and support to international conservation programs worldwide. Click here for info.

 

Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum 

3100 South Ocean Blvd.

Myrtle Beach

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach has eleven galleries and is a great place for families to explore during their Grand Strand vacation. Exhibits change throughout the year. Just steps away from the ocean and housed in a vintage beach cottage, the museum in a non-profit institution that offers free admission. However, donations are accepted when you visit and will help continue this open-door policy for all. Click here to learn more.

For a great deal on a rental property, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and ask about our summer specials!

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today

Taking a family vacation doesn’t have to break the bank, especially when visiting the Myrtle Beach area during the summer season. If you’re looking to score a great deal on a rental property, contact Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, and check out our specials for a perfect place to stay. And if you want to beat the heat and catch a family-friendly flick, read on to find out where to see free movies all summer long on the Grand Strand.

Movies At McLean

McLean Park

93 Oak Drive

North Myrtle Beach
This summer, spend your Friday evening watching a movie under the stars at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach. The Movies at McLean series features recent release G or PG rated films on select Fridays starting 15 minutes after sunset. Bring your beach chairs or a picnic blanket, grab some popcorn and a drink from the refreshment stand, and enjoy the show! This monthly, summer-long event is open to all ages and admission is free. Click here for more information and the 2019 lineup.

 

Stone Theatre’s Summer Movie Magic

The Market Common

4002 Deville Street

Myrtle Beach

Stone Theatre’s Grand 14, located at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach, will be offering free kid’s movies all summer long at 10AM. This year’s lineup includes Small Foot, Wonder Park, Early Man, Paddington 2, The Lego Movie 2, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and other recent animated films. Drinks and popcorn are only $1 each for kids, and an adult must accompany all children. Contact Stone Theatre’s Grand 14 for dates and details.

 

Market Common Movies Under the Stars

Valor Park at The Market Common

Myrtle Beach

This year’s Movies Under the Stars series at the Market Common features both recent blockbusters and an old-school favorite. The 2019 lineup incudes Aquaman, Mary Poppins Returns, Incredibles 2, Grease, Bumblebee, and Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse. Bring your beach chairs or a picnic blanket to Valor Park for this free, weekly event. Showtime starts at dusk (approximately 9PM) every Friday, June 28 to August 2. Read more at Myrtle Beach Online.

 

The sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

 

Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort, a division of Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, is just a hop skip and jump away from the beach and beautiful Barefoot Landing, and was built with golf in mind with four of the most amazing golf courses in the area. When planning your vacation getaway, Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort will help you make the most of your visit to the Grand Strand. Call us today at

4-30-13 VRNMB Main - Kings North - Myrtle BeachImagine this: You’re standing on fresh green, breathing in the sea air, and you only have one thing on your to-do list today…. to grab your golf clubs and give it your best! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, the Grand Strand has what it takes to provide the ultimate dream golf vacation.

Myrtle Beach was voted the #1 “Best Golf Destination” by USA TODAY in the 10Best.com Readers’ Choice travel award contest last year. With over 102 golf courses, and nonstop flights from over 25 major cities, it’s no wonder the Myrtle Beach area has been placed at the top! A home to more than 50 4-star courses and 13 layouts, this region has continued to rank among America’s top 100 public courses.

Make the trip easier on yourself and let us do all the hard work! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach offers the benefit of golfing at many semi-private courses located throughout the Grand Strand area for between $35-60 a round. Our membership with the Grand Strand Golf Association grants us access to plenty of great benefits to share with our guests. Book a stay at one of our vacation rental properties and we’ll be sure to offer plenty of rewards and discounts to local restaurants, golf courses and more!

We work with several Golf Masters to create customized golf packages designed to match your skills. Our packages also include lodging, tee times and restaurant reservations.

Consider staying at one of our 4 star resorts, many overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina and golf courses.

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Marina Inn and Grand Dunes

The Barefoot Resort North Tower #809 is a beautifully decorated, spacious 4BR condo located in a luxurious high rise building overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. You can sit on two oversized balconies and watch the boats go by or enjoy the fireworks show at Barefoot Landing. The master bedroom suite has one king size bed. The second bedroom has one queen size bed, the third bedroom has a one queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two queen size beds. The kitchen is fully stocked, that also overlooks the living and dining areas.

Barefoot Resort has the largest pool in South Carolina and it is located right beside the Yacht Club Villas. The beach is less than 3 minutes away and there is a seasonal shuttle service that will take you and your guests to the beach on an hourly basis. There are four championship golf courses in Barefoot Resort along with a gorgeous clubhouse where you can enjoy lunch or a cocktail after playing 18 holes. Across the Waterway is the popular Barefoot Landing with over 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment such as the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and much more. This property is non-smoking and no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 3 Night Minimum Stay.The Barefoot Resort North Tower #809 is a beautifully decorated, spacious 4BR condo located in a luxurious high rise building overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. You can sit on two oversized balconies and watch the boats go by or enjoy the fireworks show at Barefoot Landing. The master bedroom suite has one king size bed. The second bedroom has one queen size bed, the third bedroom has a one queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two queen size beds. The kitchen is fully stocked, that also overlooks the living and dining areas.

Barefoot Resort has the largest pool in South Carolina and it is located right beside the Yacht Club Villas. The beach is less than 3 minutes away and there is a seasonal shuttle service that will take you and your guests to the beach on an hourly basis. There are four championship golf courses in Barefoot Resort along with a gorgeous clubhouse where you can enjoy lunch or a cocktail after playing 18 holes. Across the Waterway is the popular Barefoot Landing with over 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment such as the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and much more. This property is non-smoking and no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 3 Night Minimum Stay.The Barefoot Resort North Tower #809 is a beautifully decorated, spacious 4BR condo located in a luxurious high rise building overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. You can sit on two oversized balconies and watch the boats go by or enjoy the fireworks show at Barefoot Landing. The master bedroom suite has one king size bed. The second bedroom has one queen size bed, the third bedroom has a one queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two queen size beds. The kitchen is fully stocked, that also overlooks the living and dining areas.

Barefoot Resort has the largest pool in South Carolina and it is located right beside the Yacht Club Villas. The beach is less than 3 minutes away and there is a seasonal shuttle service that will take you and your guests to the beach on an hourly basis. There are four championship golf courses in Barefoot Resort along with a gorgeous clubhouse where you can enjoy lunch or a cocktail after playing 18 holes. Across the Waterway is the popular Barefoot Landing with over 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment such as the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and much more. This property is non-smoking and no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 3 Night Minimum Stay.The Barefoot Resort North Tower #809 is a beautifully decorated, spacious 4BR condo located in a luxurious high rise building overlooking the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. You can sit on two oversized balconies and watch the boats go by or enjoy the fireworks show at Barefoot Landing. The master bedroom suite has one king size bed. The second bedroom has one queen size bed, the third bedroom has a one queen size bed and the fourth bedroom has two queen size beds. The kitchen is fully stocked, that also overlooks the living and dining areas.

Barefoot Resort has the largest pool in South Carolina and it is located right beside the Yacht Club Villas. The beach is less than 3 minutes away and there is a seasonal shuttle service that will take you and your guests to the beach on an hourly basis. There are four championship golf courses in Barefoot Resort along with a gorgeous clubhouse where you can enjoy lunch or a cocktail after playing 18 holes. Across the Waterway is the popular Barefoot Landing with over 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment such as the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and much more. This property is non-smoking and no pets or motorcycles are allowed. 3 Night Minimum Stayhttps://www.vacationrentalsofnmb.com/rentals/communities/marina-inn/

Tucked away in a quiet location, this centrally located South Carolina resort has everything you need to have the relaxing, golf weekend you’re looking for! This three bedroom, tastefully decorated condo has gorgeous views overlooking the Grand Dunes Golf Course and Intracoastal Waterway.

North Tower

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Enjoy true southern relaxation with a large outdoor balcony, outstanding views overlooking a large pool, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marina, and not to mention the entire city of North Myrtle Beach! This luxurious three bedroom, three bathroom condo can sleep six comfortably. Experience luxury and its best with a master bath complete with jetted tub, separate showers, and double sinks. This lovely North Tower condo has everything to provide the dream golf vacation you’re looking for!
Barefoot Landing is located just across the Waterway with over 100 shops, restaurants and entertainment such as the Alabama Theatre, House of Blues and much more.

Waterway Landing

Need a vacation spot to relax, unwind and sit in an enclosed sunroom to watch the boats go by while the sun sets? Then we’ve got you covered. Waterway Landing, a comfortable and bright condo overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, has everything you need to make your vacation shine. If you need to check your email or surf the web, the condo has Wi-Fi access to make it happen. The master bedroom has a queen bed with entrance to its own balcony. The second bedroom has two twin beds, perfect for children. This gated, quiet community offers two private pools with hot tubs, grill, and picnic areas located right on the waterway.

With close access to the beach, restaurants, shops and of course golf courses, this property is perfect for your Myrtle Beach golf trip getaway. Free beach access awaits only two miles away.

Let us help you plan the golf trip of your dreams! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly getaway, or you’re ready to challenge yourself like a pro, there’s a package available for everyone.

Call Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach Barefoot Resort Properties today at 888-488-8588. We’ll provide more details about our Grand Strand packages and get your dream vacation booked today!

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

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Photo courtesy of Wendy Rambach, Grape Distributor

Picture this. Miles of lush green land sprouting bold, sun-kissed grape vines as far as the eye can see are being tended with loving-care by generations of family farmers…. No this isn’t California; it’s South Carolina!

South Carolina is home to unique grapes that thrive in the summer heat of the region. In fact, the muscadine grape has been used in fine wines dating back to the 16th century. These large, colorful globes of fruit have a thick skin and are ripe for wine making. Muscadine grapes are purple or black, and are often used in sweet wines. Bronze or gold muscadine grapes are called scuppernongs.

Photo courtesy of Wendy Rambach, Grape Distributor

Photo courtesy of Wendy Rambach, Grape Distributor

Muscadines are considered by many to be the healthiest and best grapes for winemaking. They contain six times the resveratrol and 40 percent more antioxidants than other grape varieties. Muscadines are also used in jellies, jams, sauces, pies, syrups, and juices.

When visiting the Myrtle Beach area, why not sample some wines made with the fruits of this great region? Relax and enjoy a taste of the south!

Carolina Vineyards

Carolina Vineyards, located in North Myrtle Beach, has been producing traditional South Carolina style wine — from South Carolina grown fruits — for over 23 years. With five acres of vineyards, Carolina Vineyards produces a number of dry wines, along with semi-dry, medium, and sweet varieties. All of their wines are available for tasting at their winery in Barefoot Landing, located along the south entrance near the carousel. Carolina Vineyard wines can also be found at their sister winery, Boardwalk Winery, at Broadway at the Beach, in Myrtle Beach.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

La Belle Amie Vineyard is located in Little River, South Carolina, not far from the Myrtle Beach area. Nestled amongst lush pine and oak trees, this tobacco plantation turned winery is a relaxing, exquisite place to enjoy a glass or two. The vineyard is also home to a number of music festivals throughout the year. Stop by for wine tastings every Monday through Saturday and enjoy everything from sweet whites to dry reds. The vineyard’s Twisted Sister line of wines includes 17 varieties with creative names like Southern Gentlemen and Bikini Blush. You can also find gourmet items and wine accessories in their gift shop.

Duplin Winery

Photo courtesy of Wendy Rambach, Grape Distributor

Photo courtesy of Wendy Rambach, Grape Distributor

Award-winning Duplin Winery of Rose Hill, North Carolina is expanding into North Myrtle Beach. Their new bottling and sampling facility is set to open between Barefoot Landing and Alligator Adventure. This new location will showcase Duplin’s wines in a 15,000 square foot tasting room, and wine lovers can even participate in the bottling process. Duplin get’s its muscadine grapes from farms owned by 60 families in North Carolina and South Carolina, and have more than 42 different labels of wine including Carolina Red, Sweet Muscadine, Scuppernog Blush, and Magnolia.

 

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. Call us today at 888-488-8588!

Learn Carolina Shag

The Carolina Shag is a form of southern swing dancing that originated along the Grand Strand in the 1920s and gained massive popularity in the 40s and 50s. If you are familiar with the Shag, it will conjure up images of beach clubs, like the historic Pad in North Myrtle Beach, where excited teenagers would gather on a wooden dance floor to join in on the craze. Beach music would be playing on the jukebox, and a boy would lead a girl in a smooth, 6-count step, danced in a slot; triple step, triple step, rock step — with some room for improvisation. Many believe the gliding steps and limited upper body movement were created to avoid kicking up sand from the beach, while others say it was to avoid spilling their cool beers on a warm summer night.

Today the Shag is a vital part of South Carolina’s history with a devoted following, and was named the official dance of the state. You may even remember the movie Shag from the late 1980s, starring Phoebe Cates and Bridgette Fonda. Inspired by the dance, the film takes place in 1963, where a group of girlfriends travel to Myrtle Beach for a wild weekend before one of them gets married and the others leave for college. With Shag Festivals and events in the Myrtle Beach Area, SC Shag organizations, and great Shag venues in North Myrtle Beach, the Grand Strand is the place to be if you love Shag dancing or just want to join in on the fun. Swing on down to North Myrtle Beach and learn how to Carolina Shag this spring!

Spring Carolina Shag Events

This week, The Spanish Galleon on Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, is hosting the 32nd Annual National Shag Dance Championship Finals. The NSDC started in Myrtle Beach in 1984 and is the longest continuously running shag dance contest in the United States. If you happen to be in the area this weekend and want to experience the excitement of a first-class Shag dancing competition, the event starts at 8PM on March 12, and 7:30PM on March 13 and March 14.

From April 17 – 26, Shag lovers from all over the U.S. head to North Myrtle Beach for the SOS (Society of Stranders) Spring Safari. After being cooped up all winter, the ten-day party for adults features popular bands, and Shag dance instructors offering mass classes for beginners and those looking to boost their skills and learn some new moves. At night, party animals join together to do the Carolina Shag in the local clubs. On the last Saturday of the event, the crowds gather on Main Street for the ACSC (Association of Carolina Shag Clubs) parade, a favorite for visitors and locals alike.

Some Shag Venues To Visit

 

About UsThe sea, the sun, and the Grand Strand! Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach, LLC, is a premier, full-service, licensed property management company in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Whether you are booking a reservation for your vacation or entrusting us with the management of your property, our professionally trained staff will ensure that all the details of renting the property are handled in a pleasant, stress-free manner. We offer properties within walking distance of the Shag venues and festivals happening this spring, so call us today at 888-488-8588!

Wouldn't this be a nice play to spend Valentine's Day?

Wouldn’t this be a nice place to spend Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is a big holiday for some; for others, it’s just the day that comes after February 13. Regardless, we have a special that you can use to get away with your significant other.

Call us at 855-309-1490 to book your two-night stay for just $295, or your three-night stay for $395. Linens and departure cleaning are included, and you’ll receive a complimentary bottle of champagne and chocolates with your reservation. This offer applies to any one-bedroom oceanfront unit or two-bedroom golf villas.

Valid through Feb 28. Taxes and fees not included. You should also check out our other Valentine’s specials.

restaurant-week

Sample some great local cuisine by taking part in South Carolina’s annual restaurant week, January 8-18. Several Myrtle Beach–area restaurants are participating, including Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, located in beautiful Barefoot Resort, and Grande Dunes’ WaterScapes. We have properties at both these resorts!

Get the full list and menus here.