Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Do you and your family like to take walks on the beach looking for shells to take home? If you do, then we want to share with you some of the shells you can find in North Myrtle Beach. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the shoreline. Let’s look below at what shells you can find while you are on vacation here in North Myrtle Beach.

Lettered Olive

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

The Lettered Olive happens to be the state shell for South Carolina since 1984. This is a standard shell that you will find on the South Carolina Coastline and is one that you will want to see more of. Known for its smooth, shiny, and cylinder shape along with Its unusual brown markings is a beautiful shell that you will want to continue to add to your collection!

Whelk Shells

Whelk shells are found a lot on the east coast, but they are often located here on the shoreline of North Myrtle Beach. These shells are often confused as being a conch shell by many, but don’t let that stop you from adding to your collection. Whelk shells are beautiful, and you will often find them with a spiral pattern on the outside of the shell. These do come in different sizes, so don’t be discouraged if you happen to find a small one compared to a larger one on your trip.

Cockle Shells

Shells You Can Find on Your Next Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Cockle shells are found on many beaches around the United States and will be easy to distinguish. These shells look a lot like a scallop, but they have a heart like shape to them, unlike a scallop. Cockle shells come in a variety of colors and sizes and are one to collect. You can use them with arts & craft projects, place them in a jar with a candle in the middle, or let the kids use them to decorate their sandcastles.

Coquina Clam Shells

The Coquina Clamshells are many that you will find along the shore and are often one of the most common shells found at the beach. Many children love to see these shells while at the beach and collect them. They are small clamshells that are around an inch long, and they are found in several different colors. These shells are often found alive by the water burrowing themselves in the sand.

Many other shells can be found in North Myrtle Beach, such as Jingle Shells, Banded Tulips, and Atlantic Moon Snail Shells. Staying in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals will allow you and your family to enjoy the beach to collect shells. We can’t wait to hear all about the shells you found while on vacation here in North Myrtle Beach!

Book Your Fall Trip to North Myrtle Beach Today

Book Your Fall Trip to North Myrtle Beach Today

Have you ever experienced North Myrtle Beach in the fall months? If you haven’t, then you are in for a treat. North Myrtle Beach is an excellent place to vacation during the fall because of many different reasons. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will allow you and your family to experience the beach differently than before. Let’s look below at why you should book your fall trip to North Myrtle Beach today.


Book Your Fall Trip to North Myrtle Beach Today

The weather in North Myrtle Beach during the fall months happens to be fantastic. In September, the highs are around 83°, with the lows being around 68°. October, the highs are approximately 75° with a low around 56°. These temperatures are perfect for laying on the beach and enjoying the sun. At the same time, it does rain during the fall months, but it usually won’t be every day—what a great way of taking the kids to the beach without the extreme heat this fall.

Less Crowded

Book Your Fall Trip to North Myrtle Beach Today

Another excellent reason for vacationing to North Myrtle Beach this fall is it is less crowded. You may find that coming in the fall is the perfect time for your family. While the summer usually is the most popular time to vacation in North Myrtle Beach, the fall is even better. Going to Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing may be a little crowded on the weekends with the locals. We promise that you will love being able to get into a restaurant sooner and being able to enjoy your shopping time or the day on the beach.

While there are many other reasons to book your vacation to North Myrtle Beach this fall, these we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your trip yet, now is the time. We hope that you and your family will be able to enjoy the weather and the atmosphere this fall!

Spend 4th of July in North Myrtle Beach this Year

Spend 4th of July in North Myrtle Beach this Year

Are you and your family looking to get out of the house and go on vacation? If you are, then come to North Myrtle Beach this year. The 4th of July will be a little different for many around the country, but there is still plenty to do in the area. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you close to the fun. Let’s look below at what your family can do while on vacation this 4th of July.


Many of the fireworks around the area have been canceled or rescheduled this year. There will be fireworks happening in Downtown Conway, which is about a 35-minute drive from North Myrtle Beach. This fireworks show will be starting at 9:30 pm so be sure to get there a little early before the fun.

Beach It

Since you will be at the beach on vacation, why not take advantage of the surf & sand. North Myrtle Beach has some of the best beaches on the Grand Strand. If you happen to stay in one of our Oceanfront vacation rentals, then you will be able to walk onto the beach right from your home. Staying in a vacation rental that is not on the beach, there will be plenty of public beach access’ that your family can go to. Just enjoy the time you have together while you are relaxing together, enjoying the sun, sand, and surf.

Treat the Family

While on vacation in Myrtle Beach, head on over to a new place where you and the family can enjoy a cold treat. The Crazy Mason is one of the area’s latest craze, and we can’t blame them either. Treat the family to some out of this world milkshakes in a mason jar. The Crazy Mason is located in the Market Commons area inside the 810 Billiards & Bowling. The family will fall in love with visiting this local family-owned business on your 4th of July vacation!

There are many other fun things that you and your family can do while you are on vacation this 4th of July, but we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your vacation to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family this 4th of July as you relax!

4 Best Restaurants in North Myrtle Beach to Dine At

Are you and your family vacationing to North Myrtle Beach this year? When you are on vacation, some of the best memories that are made spending time together and not cooking. Staying in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to many of the best restaurants in the area. Let’s look below at our picks for 4 of the best restaurants in North Myrtle Beach to enjoy.

The Shack

The Shack is located in the Cherry Grove area and is where you will find this fun restaurant. They are open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and they have some great things on their menu. A few of the fun foods you will find on their menu are Riptide Onion Rings, Lunch Specials, Seafood, Salads, Burgers, and more. We promise that you and your family will enjoy the service and food that the Shack has to offer you.

Villa Tuscanna

Who in your family is a pasta lover? Villa Tuscanna is like you are dining in Italy, but you aren’t leaving the country. Their menu has authentic Italian food and will have your mouth watering just by looking at their menu online. Some of the dishes that your family can feast on are Mozzarella Caprese, Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti Carbonara, Lobster Ravioli, and more. The menu has some great Italian dishes that everyone in the family will love, including the kids. What a great restaurant to enjoy with the family, and it will become part of your tradition to eat on every vacation.

Bar-B-Que House

When you vacation to a destination in the South, the one thing that you will have to try is BBQ. On your next trip to North Myrtle Beach, head over to Bar-B-Que House for some excellent BBQ. This restaurant has been voted one of the best BBQ on the beach, and we have to agree with them. Some of the great and delicious items that you can find on their menu are Pork Skins, Redneck Nachos, BYO Salad, Beef Brisket Sandwich, BBQ Sandwiches, and more. A few of the available sides are Baked Beans, Brunswick Stew, Sweet Potato Fries, and we can’t forget about a few orders of Hush Puppies! We promise that this will be one of the best BBQ joints in town!

Goodfellas Seafood Hut

Another great seafood restaurant that happens to be one of the best-kept secrets in the North Myrtle Beach area is Goodfellas Seafood Hut. If you’re looking for some of the best southern seafood cooking, then look no further. You and your family will be able to enjoy some fresh seafood that the locals go crazy over. Some of the dishes that you can enjoy at Goodfellas are Fried Clam Strips, White Fish, Devil Crabs, Popcorn Shrimp, and more. We can tell you that even their lunch specials are to die for as well. Give Goodfellas Seafood Hut a try on your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach this year!

While there are many other local restaurants that you can eat while you are on vacation to the beach this year, these are the four we wanted to share with you. If you haven’t booked your next holiday to stay in one of our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, now sit the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family this summer as you enjoy some relaxation together!  

#BookDirect with Seaside Vacations

Are you and the family wanting to vacation to North Myrtle Beach this year? If the answer is yes, then we need to tell you about the benefits of booking direct with us. On February 5, 2020 is Book Direct Day and that means that when you book your vacation with Seaside Vacations, you can save some money too!  Let’s take a peek at why you should book direct with us below.

Why Book Direct?

Have you ever booked a vacation using a third-party vendor such as VBRO, Airbnb or something like that? Did you know that you are actually paying more for your vacation rental compared to booking direct? The reason that you are paying more for your vacation rental is because of the extra fees that are added to the vacation rental by just using their website. Many of the online booking websites add between 5% & 20% to the total price of the vacation rental. Instead you could be #bookingdirect with us and saving money instead. When you book direct with us, not only are you saving money, but you’re also getting the expertise and local knowledge too.

Local Recommendations

Whenever you book a vacation through a third-party website, you won’t be able to ask them questions about where to eat or anything else dealing with what is happening in the area. If a problem should arise at the vacation rental, they won’t be able to take care of it for you. When you book direct with Seaside Vacations, you are able to talk to someone who can recommend the best family-friendly places to eat at or where to shop. If something happens at your vacation rental, we will make sure a maintenance worker is sent to fix the problem. We too want to make sure that you and your family enjoy your vacation to the North Myrtle Beach area.

There are many other reasons as of why you should #BookDirect with Seaside Vacations but we wanted to share these few with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to North Myrtle Beach, now is the time. We would love to help you save money and be able to enjoy your next vacation with the family!

Some of the Best Things to Do at the Myrtle Beach Zoo

Located within Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, the Myrtle Beach Zoo gives guests an opportunity to learn about animals that are native to this beautiful coastal area. Also known as the Lowcountry Zoo, it’s the only accredited zoo on the coast of North and South Carolina and holds the highest standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation, and science. Guests can observe a variety of Lowcountry species such as alligators, bald eagles, and river otters, interact with beautiful birds, and admire a variety of domestic mammals – all just a short drive from Seaside Vacations! The next time you visit our area, spend some time at the Myrtle Beach Zoo and get to know the Grand Strand’s fascinating wildlife.

Take a Trip to the Myrtle Beach Zoo

See the Animals

The Myrtle Beach Zoo is home to a wide variety of mammal, amphibian, and insect species that can be viewed in naturalistic habitats by guests. Feel free to check out their Native Zoo which features area locals like snakes and alligators, bald eagles, grey foxes, hawks, owls, river otters, and white-tailed deer, or visit with Domestic Animals and Historic Rare Breeds area where you’ll see mule, sheep, Spanish goats, wild turkeys, Dominique chickens, and Marsh Tacky horses. Don’t forget to stop by the one-of-a-kind Cypress Aviary, where you can stroll on an elevated boardwalk and observe birds like black-crowned herons, egrets, and ibises feeding in the swamp and flying overhead.

Take a Tour

Visitors can learn more about their favorite species with two different Myrtle Beach Zoo tours, offered daily. On the Mother Nature’s Cafe tour, you’ll be guided through the zoo by an interpreter and can observe the animal’s natural behavior as zookeepers feed them a lunchtime snack. This 50-minute tour is offered at 1 PM each day and meets at the Plantation Barn. Then, get up-close and personal with the zoo’s furry friends on a Meet the Animals Tour at 2:30 PM. You’ll be able to interact with the animals during this 45-minute program and will make wonderful memories that you’ll never forget!

More Myrtle Beach Attractions

If you’re an animal lover who just can’t get enough, the Waccatee Zoo is less than 30 minutes away and features over 100 species of exotic and domestic animals and 500 acres of winding trails and shady trees. At this natural wildlife sanctuary, you can watch herds of buffalo and zebra roam the grassland, admire big cats like leopards, lions, and tigers, and even meet Chico the Chimp. The Waccatee Zoo is open 365 days a year and is a great place to bring the whole family.

Head Home to Seaside Vacations

After a fun-filled day at the zoo, come back to one of our beautiful North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals and take a stroll down to the beach. You can end your day with your toes in the sand, reminisce about your trip to the zoo, and enjoy a front-row seat to a beautiful Carolina sunset. We can’t wait to see where your Myrtle Beach vacation takes you!For more information on fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, including visiting the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, download our free vacation guide.

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Get Excited for the 2018 Run to the Sun Car Show!

Rev your engines and mark your calendars! The 30th annual Run to the Sun Car Show in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, takes place this spring. It’s the largest independent car show on the East Coast and features hundreds of classic cars that attract automobile enthusiasts from far and wide. The show has also featured also cash giveaways, an award show, and 50/50 drawings. If you love classic and exotic cars, start planning a trip to the Grand Strand today! Here are some things you should know about this fantastic Myrtle Beach car show in 2018.
If you’re searching for more great Myrtle Beach events just like the Run to the Sun Car Showdownload our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed all the best annual festivals, from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the best ways to celebrate Halloween in North Myrtle Beach. Plus, you’ll get the inside scoop on the best restaurants, shops, and family-friendly attractions in the area. With our free Vacation Guide, you’ll have your trip planned before you know it. Download it today to get started!

Everything You Need to Know About the Run to the Sun Car Show

Gear Up For All The Fun Events

The 2018 Run to the Sun Car Show will take place from Thursday, March 15 to Saturday, March 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each day features a parade of vintage cars cruising down Ocean Boulevard to the show location at the old Myrtle Square Mall. During the show, registered participants have the chance to win cash prizes. Enjoy browsing the food vendors and shops selling classic automobile accessories.

Give Back to Local and National Charities

In 2017, the Run to the Sun Car Show featured more than 3,000 beautiful cars and donated $97,000 to local and national charities. Since its inception, this Myrtle Beach car show has changed lives with over 1.5 million dollars raised! Once the event costs are covered, all additional proceeds are donated. The car show is free for spectators and is a perfect way to give back without emptying your pockets.
The proceeds from the 2018 Run to the Sun Car Show will go toward the Children’s Miracle Network, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Horry County Benevolent Fund, and the Grand Strand Miracle League.

Register for the Car Show

If you’re interested in registering for the Run to the Sun Car Show, submit the registration form and a check for the $40 registration fee by March 5, 2018. You can also register the day of the show for $45.

Start Planning Your Trip to The Grand Strand!

Whether you decide to participate or simply watch the Run to the Sun Car Show in Myrtle Beach, be sure to book your home through Seaside Vacations. We have the best selection of rental properties in North Myrtle Beach, from beautiful homes to cozy beachfront condos.
Browse through our list of rental properties and book today! We look forward to having you.

5 of the Best North Myrtle Beach Clubs

Most visitors to the Grand Strand assume that all the best clubs in the area are in Myrtle Beach. While there are plenty of options for Myrtle Beach nightlife, there are some great choices for clubs right here in North Myrtle Beach! From the Bars on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach to venues featuring great local performers, there are plenty of options. Discover our picks for the best North Myrtle Beach Clubs!
Now that we’ve got your nightlife covered, let’s start planning your daytime activities. Download our free Vacation Guide to get great recommendations for shops, museums, and art galleries in the area. If you’re looking for an amazing restaurant to visit before heading to one of these North Myrtle Beach clubs. Spend less time planning your stay with Seaside Vacations and more time enjoying it!

Visit These Great North Myrtle Beach Clubs

Don’t miss visiting these great North Myrtle Beach nightclubs!

Duck’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Ducks’ Beach Club has been a staple on the Grand Strand. With weekly drink specials, year-round entertainment, and a great location on Main Street, it’s no wonder! This two-in-one nightclub and restaurant also offers some tasty food at their Street Bar, Grill, & Sidewalk Cafe. Grab a seafood basket or a hearty burger while you visit. Before you head out, check to see if there are any upcoming events so you don’t miss out!

Spanish Galleon in North Myrtle Beach, SC

The world-famous Spanish Galleon Nightclub is located in the O.D. Beach and Golf Resort Complex. This nightclub embodies the spirit of the area with live music from some of the best bands in the area, special events like the Shag Dance National Championships, and lively crowds. Plus, their Tiki Bar on the beach is an excellent place to enjoying a cool cocktail after a swim in the ocean.

Fat Harold’s Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Known for its Carolina style, Fat Harold’s Beach Club has been a fixture in the downtown district since 1962. Teenagers and college kids flock to this institution to dance on the sawdust-coated floor and enjoy the live beach music. If you’re feeling hungry after all that swinging, head to Fat Harold’s Shag City Grill for some delicious burgers, hot dogs, fresh French fries, and yummy chicken wings.

O.D. Arcade & Lounge in North Myrtle Beach, SC

During your stay in North Myrtle Beach, swing by “the biggest little bar in town!” The OD (which stands for Ocean Drive) Arcade & Lounge is a favorite hangout for area locals and visitors. Each night, guests can enjoy a variety of happy hour specials inside or on the outside cafe while munching on house favorites like seafood sandwiches, burgers, and fresh salads. There are also plenty of live bands and DJs, karaoke, shag dance events, and state-of-the-art games and billiards inside.

Pirate’s Cove Lounge in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Pirate’s Cove is located just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and is a beloved gathering spot for North Myrtle Beach residents and guests. There are two stages that host everything from rock to reggae to beach music favorites! In addition, you’ll love their Bomba Shack Deck, one of the best oceanfront bars in the area. It features cover bands and solo singers seven days a week.

Stay at Seaside Vacations

After you’ve visited these great North Myrtle Beach clubs, return to a gorgeous condo from Seaside Vacations! Xanadu III is located in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach, just a short drive from Main Street. Each of the units at Xanadu come with a washer and dryer, a fully equipped kitchen, and an oceanfront balcony. You’ll love the incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean! The beach is just a short walk away and you can enjoy the oceanfront pool at the facility or lying out on the sundeck. No matter how you choose to spend your time, it’s sure to be a great vacation! We look forward to having you.

4 Reasons Boardwalk Billy’s North Myrtle Beach is One of the Best Hangouts

Are you looking for a great place to unwind this summer? Head to Boardwalk Billy’s North Myrtle Beach. This casual restaurant is just steps from the marina and overlooks the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Whether you’re stopping in for dinner, drinks, or some late-night entertainment, you’ll love everything Billy’s has to offer. Here’s why a trip to Boardwalk Billy’s should be on your vacation itinerary!
Learn more about Boardwalk Billy’s North Myrtle Beach when you download our free vacation guide. It’s full of recommendations for great places to visit during your stay with Seaside Vacations!

Check Out Boardwalk Billy’s North Myrtle Beach

1. Daily Happy Hour

Sure, lots of restaurants and bars offer happy hour. But not many places have happy hour every day of the week! At Boardwalk Billy’s, the hours between 4 and 7 p.m. are the best of the day. All alcoholic drinks are a dollar off, and peel-and-eat shrimp, wings, and steamed clams are just $6. An extensive craft beer selection and lots of beachy drinks make Billy’s the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends.

2. Live Entertainment

Live music is a frequent occurrence at Boardwalk Billy’s and is usually offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the restaurant’s calendar of events or Facebook page for updates.

3. Indoor/Outdoor Seating

One of the perks of vacationing in Myrtle Beach is the great weather. At Billy’s, diners can eat outside on the marina or in the climate-controlled dining room. Either way, you’ll have the same great food and service!

4. Delicious Food

Where can you find crab legs, shrimp, and sushi all on one menu? You guessed it – Boardwalk Billy’s. The Volcano Roll is our favorite from the sushi bar. And while it doesn’t come out of the ocean, the mac n’ cheese is always a great choice!

Tips for Visiting Boardwalk Billy’s North Myrtle Beach

  • Arrive early to beat the rush – especially during high season. Wait times can be long for happy hour and dinner, so try to show up between 4 and 4:30 to minimize your wait.
  • Kids and adults alike will love the outdoor corn hole game. There are lots of seats on the lawn in case you end up waiting for a table.
  • If you’re a sports fan, large TVs are available both indoors and outdoors so you won’t have to miss your favorite sporting events. Go team!

Book Your Stay with Seaside Vacations

When it’s time to start looking for lodging on the Grand Strand, look no further our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals. We have a wide range of properties in a wide range of budgets, and they’re all just a short drive from Boardwalk Billy’s! You can browse our beautiful condos, homes, or long-term rentals. We even offer pet-friendly properties for those traveling with a furry friend! Visit our accommodations page to see what’s available and contact us today to book your stay. We look forward to hearing from you!Find out how you can save on your trip to Myrtle Beach, SC with our last-minute deals!

3 of the Most Scenic Helicopter Rides in Myrtle Beach

Get the best view of The Grand Strand during your stay by taking a helicopter ride in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! See sandy beaches, golf courses, and iconic landmarks that have made this area a famous destination. You may even be able to see a few dolphins from your sky-high view. Create some unforgettable memories with your family and book a tour with one of these great companies!If you’re looking to brush up on some of the best sites you may see during your helicopter ride in North Myrtle Beach. Check out our free vacation guide! We have listed all of our favorite restaurants, family-friendly attractions, museums, theaters, and shops in town. Before you know it, you’ll have planned your trip to North Myrtle Beach! Get the inside scoop on The Grand Strand when you download our free Vacation Guide!

Take a Helicopter Ride in North Myrtle Beach

Executive Helicopters, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Prepare to take flight in a Robinson R44 helicopter or a Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger with Executive Helicopters! This company has been providing family-friendly helicopter tours for over a decade. From an altitude of 750 feet, you’ll see North Myrtle Beach from a unique perspective that few get to experience. Popular rides include the Intro Flight, Basic Tour, and the Ocean Isle Tour, though there are plenty more from which to choose.

Helicopter Adventures, Myrtle Beach, SC

With five landing pads and ten helicopters, Helicopter Adventures provides hundreds of aerial journeys each day and is said to be the largest helicopter tour company in town. Guests can choose from a variety of affordable tour packages. Are you not sure which of these tours to choose? We suggest the popular Fly 4 Fun package. You’ll enjoy a scenic two-mile flight over Broadway at the Beach for just $20. Or, for a lengthier ride, try the Grand Adventure tour where you’ll travel 40 miles around North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River, and beyond. It’s the perfect way to explore the Grand Strand!

OceanFront Helicopters, Myrtle Beach, SC

OceanFront Helicopters is another go-to company for helicopter rides in Myrtle Beach. The pilots have over 40 years experience in the aviation industry and have maintained a perfect safety record from day one. They’ll ensure your flight is memorable, fun, and, of course, safe!

With nine different tours, OceanFront Helicopters truly has something for everyone. The Southbound Tour is ideal for nature lovers and flies over beautiful estuaries and marshland. There’s also a tour that flies north for fantastic views of the Skywheel and Boardwalk. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, take the tour that travels along the “Golden Mile,” a stretch of coastline where million dollar mansions are nestled into the dunes.

Plan a Trip to Myrtle Beach with Seaside Vacations

You can get a gorgeous view of The Grand Strand when you take a helicopter ride in North Myrtle Beach, but that’s not the only way! Book a condo or home from Seaside Vacations, and you’ll have a gorgeous oceanfront view of the Atlantic! Consider booking Tidemaster 103, a one-bathroom, one-bathroom condo in the Ocean Drive section of You’ll stay near the best attractions and restaurants in town and wake up to a stunning view each morning!

Take a look at the rest of our properties and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.