Five Spots We Love To Get a Cocktail in Myrtle Beach

It’s 5 o’clock and you’re ready to take your crew to a fun location. Here are a few spots we love to get a cocktail in Myrtle Beach:

If you want to rub elbows with locals, try Collectors Cafe. You’ll be surrounded by works of art on the walls and on your plate. We suggest the Basil Lemon Drop Martini or the Farmer’s Daughter for a cool start to your evening. The black bean cakes and sauteed calamari, scallops and shrimp are perfect noshes for a happy hour.

For the beer lover, Gorden Biersch at Market Common is a must. You can build your own flight of 6 or a get a “full pour” which is enough for two people. They have great hand-tossed pizzas and nachos for sharing, too.

For those who love to sit out on the water with the breeze in their hair, Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet is for you. Its sprawling deck can accompany big parties and their menu offers lots of options from fried seafood to Asian-inspired fare like Ahi tuna sashimi. If you love red wine, we suggest trying the Wild Horse Unbridled Pinot Noir ($55/bottle) and if you like white, we love the fruity and light taste of the Acrobat Pinot Gris ($34/bottle).

Art Burger Sushi Bar might seem like a strange name and combination, but you won’t be sorry you visited. We love the liquid nitrogen drinks (they’re all the rage) and they even have edible cocktails! Did we mention they also have ocean views? Hey, they haven’t gotten 4.5 stars on Yelp for no reason!

If casual is more your style, don’t miss the Atlas Tap House. They offer craft brews and bourbon drinks. Plus, if you get hungry, you can grab some barbeque. We suggest having the Two Hearted Ale, which is brewed in Michigan. And if you want to go local, try the White Ale from New South Brewing in Myrtle Beach!

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Things You Should Know About Beach Safety

 

Swimming in the ocean is one of the main reasons many people visit coastal South Carolina every year. If you’re not aware of the dangers of swimming in the ocean, you can put yourself (and others) at risk. Read our top safety tips below and remember, when in doubt, don’t go out!
 
Things You Should Know About Beach Safety
 

  • Do Not Swim Alone– No matter how good of a swimmer you are, it’s always safer to swim in groups.
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  • Know Your Limits– If you know you’re not a strong swimmer, avoid getting in the water when wind, currents, rip tides and waves are high. Watch other swimmers enter and exit the water for at least a few minutes to know what to expect. Set your expectations realistically on how well you can swim without the aid of floatation devices and never go out farther than you can swim back.
     
    Things You Should Know About Ocean Safety
     

  • Ask a Lifeguard– Choose beaches that have lifeguard stations, and don’t be afraid to ask them about conditions. Hazardous conditions could include dangerous shore breaks, strong currents, high surf, shark sightings, jellyfish, man-o-war, and dangerous rip tides.
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  • Be Cautious– Rip tides can drag even the strongest swimmer out into deep water. Rip currents can be recognized by a sandy discoloration and smooth water between breaking waves. Since rip tides are in proportion to the frequency and size of the waves, the larger the waves, the stronger the rip currents will be. If you find yourself caught in a rip tide, swim parallel to the shore, slowly working your way back at an angle. Do not panic and do not be afraid to signal for help.
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Things You Should Know About Ocean Safety
 

  • Be Aware– Just because the water looks calm doesn’t always mean it is. Waves come in sets, so be aware of the tidal cycles and possible marine life around you when entering the water. Avoid swimming at night, wearing shiny jewelry and do not swim in areas that are being fished.
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  • Have a Plan– Always have an entry and an exit plan from the water. Remember where you got in and try to follow a similar path. If a large wave is approaching and you don’t have time to get out of the way, try to dive beneath it or keep your body as low as possible until it passes over you.
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  • Follow the Basics– Wear sunscreen, bring appropriate footwear when visiting beaches, and avoid alcohol and drugs when swimming in the ocean. Never leave children unattended. Leave before everyone is burned and you’ll be able to come back another day.
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Follow these guidelines and you’ll have a safe and happy time at the beach! All of us at Seaside Rentals wish you and your family a very happy Summer 2017!