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Who’s Serving Your Thanksgiving Feast This Year?

Is this the year you’re going to treat yourself and your family to a Thanksgiving vacation? The holiday will be here before you know it but we still have holiday vacation rentals available that will suit you just perfectly. This is suach a beautiful time of year along the coast and you’ll have the whole beach pretty much to yourselves. The summer crowds and vacationing families have long ago returned home and the snowbirds don’t arrive until early in the new year.

Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner
We have a beautiful assortment of vacation homes that come fully furnished and beautifully decorated in lovely beach décor. The spacious kitchens are all nicely equipped with everything you need if you decide you want to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. So go ahead, invite the entire family to your house at the beach — Surfside Beach — this holiday season.

Dining Out Locally
For those who don’t want the hassle of cooking or don’t have a enough people to justify cooking a huge meal, there are plenty of local restaurants that are serving a Thanksgiving dinner. Following is a list of some of the local restaurants serving a holiday meal this Thanksgiving.

Where to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner
Who’s Serving on Thanksgiving Day

Captain George’s
1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 916-2278
Serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner along with unlimited snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, and much more on their buffet. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. $34.99 for adults, $18.99 for children 5-12. Reservations accepted for parties of 10 or more.

Carolina Roadhouse
4617 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 497-9911
Carolina Roadhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner served from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, and all the sides. Adults are $19.95 and children under 10 are $9.95. Call for reservation.

Golden Corral
868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 626-2300
Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much Thanksgiving dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.

Golden Corral
868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 626-2300
Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much Thanksgiving dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.

California Dreaming
10429 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
Phone (843) 215-5255
Serving an all-American Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full spread includes oven roasted turkey breast and sugar cured ham with all the fixings and dessert. The price is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 10. Carry out is available when you pre-order. Reservations are recommended.

Salt Water Creek Café
4660 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone (843) 357-2433
Enjoy this annual Thanksgiving Day feast offering slow roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots, gravy and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The price is $20/adult and $12/child. Call for reservations.

Wahoo’s Fish House
3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone (843) 651-5800
Seafood and Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering plenty of traditional Thanksgiving options as well as lamb chops, fried flounder, inlet fried shrimp and oysters, rice pilaf, hushpuppies, smoked salmon, peel and eat shrimp and more. The price is $27.95/adult and $13.95/child ages 6 to 12. Call for reservations.

Wicked Tuna
4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC
Phone (843) 651-9987
Wicked Tuna along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will be open at noon on Thanksgiving Day with a special buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The buffet is $29.99/adult and $10.99/child. Regular menu will also be available. Call for reservations.

We Can Help
At Seaside Rentals we are available to assist you if you need any help in choosing your Thanksgiving vacation accommodations. We can be reached by calling 866-252-9930 or through the Contact page on our website. We wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season!



Halloween Around the Grand Strand & Beyond

With Halloween fast approaching we wanted tell you about some halloween events in the local area where your children, and in some cases you, can go out and make the most of this spooky holiday that comes around just once a year. As you’ll see, the days of going door-to-door are long gone.

Halloween Around the Grand Strand & Beyond
CRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21
Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach

Join us for the CRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway. Live music from The Painted Man Band, local artisan vendors, sweet treats from local chefs, inflatables, face painting, caricatures and more! Make plans to celebrate fall by finding the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Activities and admission are free with a donation to the Heroes For Children of Horry County, SC. For more information call 843-651-8460.

Pumpkin field at sunset

The Great Pumpkin Hunt
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., October 24
HCPR Socastee Recreation Park, 7485 Butler Rd., Myrtle Beach

Join us for a night of fun as we host the annual Great Pumpkin Hunt! Come look for small, plastic pumpkins filled with prizes! This event is for children ages 3-12. Immediately following the hunt, there will be a movie shown, “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Event starts at 6 p.m. Hunt begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. Fee: 5.00 per child! The $5 fee includes: pumpkin hunt, prizes and candy, hayride, face painting, movie, and more! For more info call (843) 915-6339.

Fall Festival

34th Annual Fall Festival at Surfside United Methodist Church
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday Oct 27 – Saturday, Oct 28
Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave N, Surfside Beach

Come check out hundreds of great Craft Vendors, Friday Fish Fry, Pumpkin Patch, Bake Sale and Kids activities!

spooky Atalaya Castle

Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle
6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 – Saturday, Oct. 28
Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet

Join us the night before Halloween for the Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle. The Atalaya castle will be the setting for an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions: a not-so-scary maze of creepy rooms and a Haunted Castle for the brave at heart. For the younger children, there will be carnival games, children’s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s’mores, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Park Admission is free. Free Park Admission during this event. This event goes on, rain or shine. Price is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free.

BooFest at Barefoot Landing

Boo-Fest at Barefoot Landing
12 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28
Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach

It’s BooFest! at Barefoot Landing! Whether you have human kids or furry kids, BooFest! is the place to be on Saturday, October 28! For more info call (843) 272-8349

Ghost on the coast

Ghost on the Coast Halloween Celebration
5-9 p.m., October 28
Grande Dunes, 8201 Marina Pkwy, Myrtle Beach

Food for purchase, Live Music & Giveaways! $10 donation per family – proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Irma and Harvey hurricane relief efforts. Grande Dunes Properties will match donation. Don’t miss the fun for the whole family. Ghostly giveaways, spirited games and hauntingly fun kids activities including costume contents for all ages. Goodie Bags to the first 100 Kids!!! $10 donation/family goes to the American Red Cross.

Carriage Rides at Market Common

Haunted Carriage Rides at Market Common
5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31
The Market Common, 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach

The very popular Haunted Carriage Rides will bewitch passengers this Halloween on Tuesday, October 31. The headless coachman returns to offer free rides around the streets of The Market Common that will be filled with trick-or-treaters. Rides will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trick-or-treating ends at 7 p.m.

If you’re looking for accommodations during the upcoming holiday season, take a look at the Seaside Rentals super holiday vacation rentals and take advantage of the special off-season deals we can give you through the holiday season.

Five-Star Kitchens You’ll Love in Seaside Realty Vacation Homes

A day surfing and relaxing around Myrtle Beach really works up an appetite. Instead of dining out every night of your vacation, why not whip up dinner in your vacation home’s kitchen? Check out these five-star kitchens in our rental properties perfect for cooking up a delicious meal:

Mandalay By The Sea

With granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this kitchen feels like something straight out of an interior design magazine. In addition to the beautiful kitchen, this home offers a private pool, interior jacuzzi, and six bedrooms.

The Bellagio

When you vacation at The Bellagio, you’re in for a luxurious stay. The gourmet kitchen in this oceanfront rental home features a gas stove, granite counters, and double ovens. On top of that, there are also two separate wet bars perfect for mixing a cocktail in the evening while dinner is cooking.

Anchors Away

Coziness and elegance combine in the kitchen at Anchors Away. If you’re looking for a smaller property to rent for your next vacation, this house has you covered. Not only does this three bedroom home have its own pool and boat ramp, it’s also pet-friendly!

Family Tides

The kitchen in Family Tides really channels the beach vibes. The granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and bar seating will have you wishing you could live here year around. Family Tides has five bedrooms and a private pool and is only a short walk to the beach.

Surfwatch III 301

Even if you’re vacationing in a condo instead of a full house, you can still have a luxurious full-size kitchen. There’s plenty of counter space and all the appliances you’ll need to cook up a meal for your family at Surfwatch III 301. This two bedroom oceanfront condo is ideal for a small family wanting a relaxing week at Myrtle Beach.

This is just a taste of some of the beautiful kitchens and homes we have for rent in the Myrtle Beach area. Check out the full list of vacation properties here.

Things To Know About Hurricane Preparedness


Things To Know About Hurricane Preparedness

Many vacationers don’t know that hurricane season for the southeast coastal region lasts from May through November. With Hurricane Irma making landfall as early as this weekend, there are important things you should know about hurricane preparedness.

A hurricane is a lot more than just a whole lot of wind. For instance, the ocean’s storm surge may extend beyond the immediate coastal areas. Hurricanes also bring high winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, and flooding to inland regions. It’s important to know how to prepare for this ahead of time.

Before the Storm

If you live or are visiting along the coast, plan an evacuation route. Stay tuned to your local television and radio stations (104.1 and 106.5 for Grand Strand area) for emergency evacuation information. Learn safe routes inland. If you are on vacation in the area talk to the hotel or resort management about their storm procedures. 

During the Storm

Stay tuned to your local television and radio stations for emergency information. Keep a battery-operated, solar-powered or hand-crank-operated radio or television for use during power outages. Stay inside a well-constructed building away from windows and doors, even if they are covered. Go to an interior first-floor room, closet, or under the stairs and stay alert. Tornadoes are often spawned during hurricanes. If the “eye” of the storm passes over your area, be aware that severe conditions will return with winds from the other direction in a very short time. Limit your non-emergency phone calls. Keep calls brief to minimize network congestion. Wait at least 10 seconds before redialing a call. For non-emergencies, try text messaging from your mobile device. Once the storm passes, be patient. You will most likely not be able to return home right away.


Emergency shelters will be opened if a hurricane approaches South Carolina. Before heading to a public shelter, first consider staying with family and friends or in a hotel out of the evacuated area. If those options are unavailable, the American Red Cross will provide a safe place to stay when you have no other place to go. Cots and blankets will only be provided in the public shelter after hurricane conditions subside. Although food may be provided, specialty items for infants and individuals on restricted diets may not be available.

Stay Connected

During a major disaster, there will be a lot of information available online at various sites. Some information will be accurate while other sources can be misleading. Check your local town or county’s website or verified social media channels to find resources such as advisories on shelters, routes, detours and road closures, ways to return home and storm clean-up information.

You can use social media from your mobile device to post your status to let family and friends know you are safe. In addition to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and others, you can use resources such as the American Red Cross’s Safe and Well Program . 

After the Storm

If you have evacuated, some areas may be inaccessible even after the official evacuation order is rescinded. Return only after local authorities advise it is safe to do so. Keep tuned to your local radio and TV stations and monitor social media for recovery information. Take the following precautions after the storm:

  • Avoid downed and sagging power lines.
  • Avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges and roadways.
  • Inspect the utilities around and in your home
  • Beware of snakes, insects and other animals driven to higher ground by floodwater.
  • Let a relative know you are home
  • Monitor the radio, TV and social media

If you have any questions or concerns about the hurricane policies at Seaside Rentals please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Four of the Best Breakfast Spots In Myrtle Beach

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when your day is going to be spent on the beach. Kick off your vacation morning right with a delicious breakfast at one of our favorite Myrtle Beach breakfast spots:

Blueberry’s Grill

It’s hard to beat breakfast all day, especially on vacation. Many Myrtle Beach vacationers have added Blueberry’s Grill to their list of required stops during their time here. From sweet to savory plates, their vast breakfast menu provides enough options for your family to try something new every day of your vacation.They even offer some incredible adult morning beverages to really get you in the vacation mood. Open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day of the week, even late risers can try out Blueberry Grill’s delicious breakfast. See the breakfast menu here.

Eggs Up Grill

Eggs Up Grill has been serving up breakfast and lunch to the South Carolina and Georgia area since 1986 and have five locations between Garden City up to North Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking to grab a quick breakfast before hitting the beach or picking up a take-out breakfast for the entire family, Eggs Up Grill has an extensive menu that everyone will love. Whether you want steak and eggs or a belgium waffle, you’ll leave with a happy stomach and plenty of energy for a day of beach activities. They even offer heart healthy and gluten free breakfast options. See the breakfast menu for Eggs Up Grill here.

Sea Captain’s House

How about a side of oceanfront view with your cheesesteak omelet or blueberry pancakes? Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Sea Captain’s House is a local favorite for residents and vacationers alike. They offer breakfast dishes that will satisfy the palettes of adults and children both from 7 to 10:30 a.m. every day of the week. If you can’t decide what you want for breakfast, they even offer a breakfast buffet complete with an omelet station and fresh fruit bar. See the breakfast menu here.

Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe

Don’t want a sit down breakfast? Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe is the perfect option for anyone looking to grab a quick breakfast snack on the go. They offer made from scratch bagels, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, smoothies and more. Myrtle Beach residents and visitors love the friendly service and reasonable prices this Surfside Beach bakery provides. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a cinnamon roll or opt for a full burrito to fill your stomach. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe makes a great early morning or mid-day stop for vacationers or locals. See their menu here.

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4 Tips On Unplugging From Work On Your Vacation

Sometimes maintaining a work-life balance feels more like trying to juggle while riding a unicycle. Between raising children, fighting for that new promotion and trying to keep some semblance of social life, we’re desperately in need of a good beach vacation. However, many adults find it difficult to fully disconnect from the office, even while they lounge on the beach. To get the most out of your next Myrtle Beach vacation, follow these four tips on unplugging from work:

Prepare beforehand

Your vacation may be marked on the calendar, but that doesn’t mean your coworkers will remember you’ll be gone. The week before you leave, be sure to reinform everyone you work with on a regular basis that you won’t be reachable. This gives them ample time to come to you with anything that needs to get done before your trip. The day before you leave, set up your out of office email reply, stating that you won’t be able to respond until your return date. It’s your responsibility to make sure all your work is done before you leave, but it’s your coworkers responsibility to manage without you while you work on your suntan.

Schedule a time to check emails

Some people may not have the luxury of leaving their work completely unattended while on vacation. If this is you, set yourself a schedule of when you will check your email each day. Check in each morning before you and your family head out and again each evening before dinner. If absolutely necessary, give your coworkers a phone number to reach you at if there is an emergency. You’ll still be up-to-date on the happenings in your office while still enjoying the rest of your day with your family.

Turn off notifications

If your phone is buzzing at you every time you’re copied in an email, you’ll never be able to fully relax. Go into your settings and disable notifications for your work related apps. If you don’t trust yourself not to check for updates, create a folder on your home screen with work apps titled “do not open.” Remind yourself you’ll get online later in the evening to check in and don’t need to use your phone for anything but picture taking on the beach.

Remember, you deserve a vacation

Everyone deserves a break from their hard work every once in awhile. We become accustomed to balancing so many responsibilities that we often feel guilty when we stop to take time for ourselves. However, remember that you need time to relax and enjoy yourself in order to be the best coworker, parent and friend possible. The most important part of truly disconnecting from work while on vacation is acknowledging that you deserve a break. So, sit back and enjoy the sun, sand and waves with your loved ones, courtesy of Seaside Rentals.

Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

Watching the Solar Eclipse From on the Water

On Monday, August 21, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse where the moon will cover almost the entire sun for 2 minutes, 40 seconds, putting us into darkness. The eclipse begins with a partial view at 1:15 and proceeds into a total eclipse starting at 2:46 p.m. If you want a great unobstructed view of the eclipse the best place to find that is on the water. Whether you go out with an organized tour group or rent a kayak and venture out on your own, don’t forget your eclipse glasses and be safe!

If you’ll be staying with us at Seaside Rentals you’ll have easy access to some of the following places where you can rent a kayak or sign up for an organized tour for the day of the eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour is being offered by Black River Outdoors at Harris Landing, Murrells Inlet. Come experience the Total Solar Eclipse and raise money to help rebuild the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center that burned down last year. Join us as we paddle through the beautiful Santee River. There will be experts on hand to teach you all the fascinating facts about a solar eclipse. Everyone will have chance to get out on a sandbar to take a rest between paddling.

Although the solar eclipse is the star of the show, you may also be able to experience native wildlife including wading herons, egrets, alligators, snakes, etc. The total eclipse is known to cause interesting behavior in animals, so you never know what you might see! The tour is guided and is suitable for all levels of experience. First time paddlers are welcome! Price is  $100 per person; $75 of the ticket price goes towards the fund to build the exhibits at the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center. For more information call (843) 546-4840.

Rover Tours, located at 735 Front St in Georgetown, is offering a special extended Total Eclipse Cruise departing at 11:30 a.m. and returning at 5:30 p.m. The eclipse will begin on North Island at 1:18 p.m. Totality starts at 2:47 p.m. for a duration of 2 minutes 33 seconds, with the eclipse ending at 4:10 p.m. Mean low tide on the beach will be at 2:20 p.m. Includes a t-shirt or cap, glasses, goodie bag, and a flashlight. All seats are $100.00 each. For more information, call (843) 546-8822.



The following local business offer kayak rentals and kayak tours. Please contact them if you are interested in taking a guided tour during the time of the solar eclipse.

Kokopelli Surf Camp
Offering free delivery of kayak rentals right to your door. Make reservations on their website or by calling 843-340-9565

Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures
870 Frontage Rd E, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Paddle board and kayak rentals. Free delivery. Call (843) 833-3345 for more information or to make reservations.

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
413 53rd Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Canoe & kayak tour agency in North Myrtle Beach. Call (843) 241-4588 for more information or to make reservations.

Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Water sports equipment rental service in Socastee, SC. Call (843) 650-7003 for more information or to make reservations.

With so many options to choose from there’s no reason you wouldn’t be able to experience the solar eclipse from the water. Give any of the above businesses a call for more specific information about the day of the solar eclipse.


Hot Deals On Our Remaining Summer Weeks

At Seaside Rentals we have some super hot deals on Garden City vacation rentals and Surfside Beach vacation rentals for the remaining available summer weeks. There is no better time than right now to get the lowest in-season price available on these beautiful properties. Hurry! You won’t want to miss these!

What you can expect

A vacation to the coastal area of South Carolina provides white sandy beaches, stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss, plenty of creeks and canals perfect for kayaking, crabbing, or fishing. You’ll enjoy the large assortment of restaurants ranging from five-star cuisine to quaint local seafood shacks. Come let our super friendly natives show you first-hand why this area gets in your heart and mind and stays there forever.

The Hot Deals

Hot Deals on Remaining Summer WeeksAngler Villas 2
105 Crab Drive, Garden City
4 BR, 4.5 BA House w/pool, Sleeps 10
Book week of August 26 and receive 20% off!


Hot Deals on Remaining Summer Weeks321B Portofino III
321B South Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach
4 BR, 4 BA House w/pool, Sleeps 14
Book a new weekly reservation and receive 25% off plus free linens!


Hot Deals on Remaining Summer Weeks313B Portofino III
313B South Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach
4 BR, 4 BA House w/pool, Sleeps 14
Book a new weekly reservation and receive 25% off plus free linens!


Hot Deals on Remaining Summer WeeksSalty Daze
333 Calhoun Drive, Garden City
4 BR, 3.5 BA House w/pool, Sleeps 10
Book a new August 2017 week and you’ll receive 30% off!


Hot Deals on Remaining Summer WeeksSea Dreams
510 South Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach
10 BR, 6 BA House w/pool; Sleeps 28
Book the week of August 12 and you receive 20% off!


Hot Deals on Remaining Summer WeeksIt’s a Stone Harbor
15 Oak Drive North, Surfside Beach
4 BR, 4.5 BA House w/pool; Sleeps 14
Book the week of August 5 and receive 20% off, free linens, and a $25 Visa gift card. Book the week of August 26 and extend your stay through Monday at no additional cost plus get 15% off and free linens!


There are plenty more properties with Seaside Rentals offering hot deals through the rest of the summer and into the fall. Check out our Vacation Specials page on our website.



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!

Have a great place you love to get a cocktail or adult beverage in Myrtle Beach? Share it with us on our Facebook page!

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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!