The first sea turtle nest of the season was spotted in Myrtle Beach!

What’s Trending in #MyrtleBeach? Tourism News for May 18, 2017

By Marissa Polascak
May 18, 2017

What’s Trending is a weekly rundown of the hottest tourism news being shared on social media using #myrtlebeach. For even more updates on what’s happening around the beach check out our weekly events rundown and our photos of the week or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates!

Sea turtles are making their way to Myrtle Beach, TripAdvisor recognizes the area as a top destination, a new Wal-Mart may be popping up, and sand sculptures are being built in Pawleys Island this week.

Here’s a look at What’s Trending for May 18, 2017:

Sand Sculptures in Pawleys Island

Sand Sculptures in Pawleys Island

Visual arts students from Lander University are in Pawleys Island this week building large-scale sand sculptures. The students from Greenwood, SC will be working from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day through May 21st out front of the Litchfield Inn.

Sea Turtles in Myrtle Beach

Sea Turtles in Myrtle Beach

Out of all of Horry County, the season’s first sea turtle nest has been spotted in Myrtle Beach. The nest has been found near 42nd Avenue North with 130 eggs in the nest. The Myrtle Beach State Park team has safely removed the nest and relocated it to the state park.

TripAdvisor named Myrtle Beach as a Top Summer Beach House Destination for Families

TripAdvisor named Myrtle Beach as a Top Summer Beach House Destination for Families

TripAdvisor recently released their list of “Top Summer Beach House Destinations for Families,” and Myrtle Beach was chosen as one of the top spots. The area is recognized for the affordable beach house rentals, and family-friendly attractions such as mini-golf, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Broadway at the Beach, the SkyWheel, and more.

Read the full list here.

Wal-Mart May Be Coming to Little River

Wal-Mart May Be Coming to Little River

Retail superpower Wal-Mart has submitted plans to open a new store in Little River, SC. The proposed location, owned by Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc, would be on 17 Bypass next to Glen Dornoch Golf Links. Stay tuned for more news about this topic.