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The Ultimate Myrtle Beach Vacation for Beach Bums

May 31, 2016

Sure you could go crazy and try to visit as many attractions as possible while in Myrtle Beach, or you could take a more relaxed approach and just bum it on the beach during your stay.

Myrtle Beach has something to offer for people of all ages; kids can play in the sand and water, and adults can kick back under the umbrella and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the ocean. No matter what you choose to do at the beach, the most important thing is that you enjoy it and make the best of it.

For those of you who are looking to visit the area simply to go to the beach, why not plan your trip to be the ultimate Myrtle Beach vacation for beach bums?


Breakers Resort Myrtle Beach

Ocean front at 21st and 27th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
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Breakers Resort is an oceanfront property that is located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. This resort not only provides guests with tons of great on-site amenities like several swimming pools, but Breakers also offers easy access to the best attraction there is: the beach! After you wake up from sleeping in your one, two, or three-bedroom oceanfront condo, make your way downstairs and enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful sandy beach. Sit back, dig your toes in the sand, and listen to the waves crash down on the shore for as long as you'd like during your stay.

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Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark

2913 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Spend your vacation in the sand and sun at Crown Reef Beach Resort! This oceanfront resort is home to a variety of accommodations to suit the needs of you and your family on your beach vacation. The rooms here aren't as big as some other resorts, but you won't be spending much time in your room while you're here, anyway. Instead, you'll be outside in the sunshine playing in the ocean or in the on-site waterpark. True beach bums will also get a kick out of Downwind Sails Watersports operating right next door! Check out parasailing, go for a banana boat ride, coast along on a sailboat, get adventerous on a jet ski, and more, to take a break from lounging around under your beach umbrella.

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Dunes Village Resort Myrtle Beach

5200 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Breathe in salt air and listen to the waves roll in from your very own private balcony at Dunes Village Resort. Whether you book an oceanfront or an oceanview suite at Dunes Village Resort, you will be glad that you are just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Before or after heading out to the beach, be sure to check out Dunes Village Resort's sprawling waterpark that features pools, waterslides, kid's activities, and much more!

Sands Ocean Club Resort

9550 Shore Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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At Sands Ocean Club Resort, beach time is all the time. This oceanfront property boasts one, two, and three bedroom condos along with a long list of amenities that will keep you occupied when you're not basking in the sun. Of course, you can just walk out the door at Sands Ocean Club and be right on the beach, or you can spend some time at the on-site Ocean Annie's! Ocean Annie's Beach Bar is a favorite among locals and visitors, and boasts a true “beach bum” atmosphere with bikini-clad servers and and delicious drinks.

Things to Do

The Beach

The Beach

When visiting Myrtle Beach, there's nothing better than going to the beach and curling your sand in the toes and hearing the waves break along the coast. Of course, you could always go to the beach to lay out and get a tan, but you can also go and set up some chairs and an umbrella in order to relax the day away. One of the best feelings in the world is getting hot from the sun and then diving head first into the refreshing ocean. Bum your vacation away on the beautiful South Carolina coast and, when the sad day comes that you have to pack your things and leave, you'll be left with nothing but happy memories.



Whether you want to just take a stroll or go fishing, visiting the many piers along the Grand Strand is always a fun activity for avid beachgoers. There are several piers in the area, and many charge just a small fee for walking, while others even rent out fishing equipment and cook up delicious eats in on-site restaurants. During the summer months, you can even catch live music, karaoke, fireworks, and more, at select piers!

Water Parks

Water Parks

Take a break from the beach but don't take a break from fun! Instead, head on over to Myrtle Waves, Wild Water & Wheels, or Splashes Oceanfront Waterpark for some awesome water park antics. Float down a lazy river, scream down some slides, or have a blast in the wave pool. No matter what you do at any of these water parks, just be sure to have a good time!



While you'll probably spend most of your vacation time relaxing on the beach, why not try having some fun in the sun? Myrtle Beach is home to tons of watersports companies that provide guests the opportunity to experience enthralling activities such as parasailing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving, boating, and more. If you're looking to try something different on your beach vacation, be sure to book a day playing in the water.


Bummz Beach Cafe

2002 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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If you're a true beach bum, then you'll love Bummz Beach Cafe. This oceanfront bar and grill is home to a large outdoor deck with a tiki feel. The outdoor stage at Bummz hosts local bands that play the soundtrack to your perfect beach vacation. Grab a drink and a bite to eat and enjoy the smiles of friendly faces and the salty beach air while kicking back and relaxing under the South Carolina sun.

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Landshark Bar & Grill

1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Landshark Bar & Grill is located right underneath the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, so it's pretty hard to miss. This beachfront restaurant boasts an open-air atmosphere which provides guests with some of the best views of the beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Landshark serves up tasty standard beach eats like cheesesteaks, burgers, Po Boys, and much more. Be sure to treat yourself to a refreshing beer after spending the day out in the sun.

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Ocean Annie's

Ocean Annie's

While Ocean Annie's isn't neccessarily a restaurant, it is definitely one of the top bars for beachgoers. Ocean Annie's is known for their friendly atmosphere, as well as bikini-clad servers that add to the beachy feel of the establishment. Guests love hanging out on the outdoor deck where people dance to live music, sip on tasty beverages, and even swim in the on-site pool! It doesn't get much better than that.

Oceanfront Bar & Grill

100 9th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Take a stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and stop in Oceanfront Bar & Grill for a cool beverage and some tasty eats. Here you can find menu items like appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, wings, chicken, salads, seafood, and more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sounds of the beach from Oceanfront Bar & Grill's open-air atmosphere. Not only can you feel the ocean breeze from your table, but you can do some people watching as locals and visitors walk along the Boardwalk.

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