March has arrived and warmer weather is finally on its way! With spring just around the corner so is Spring Break. Did you know that the months of Mach and April in Myrtle Beach have temperatures around 80 degrees and an average of only 5 rainy days both months? We might be a little biased, but we believe a Myrtle Beach Spring Break getaway is the best there is! From water sports to late-night dancing, here is our list of our favorite spring break spots.
While it might still be a little cool for a dip in the ocean, kayaking the intercoastal waterway is a great way to be on the water without getting too wet! See a side of the Grand Strand that most tourists miss completely. Choose a swamp tour or salt march tour and enjoy a few hours of relaxation and nature. There are many kayaking companies to choose from in the area but we recommend Black River Outdoors. Visit their website for rates and more information.
This Myrtle Beach icon is definitely one you need to check out! The climate-controlled gondolas of the Sky Wheel tower 200 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and give you a view of miles of the Myrtle Beach coast, and you can enjoy the beautiful boardwalk and ocean views with your family no matter the season or weather. They’re open Sunday-Friday from 11 am-10 pm and Saturday from 11 am-11 pm. Give them a call at 314-333-5624.
The Myrtle Beach area is known for its celebrity designed golf courses and with over 90 courses to choose from, you really can’t go wrong! Golf is a great day time activity, especially in the beautiful spring weather. Head south to enjoy a day at Caledonia, Heritage, or True Blue or head north and experience one of Barefoot Landing’s Fantastic Four signature courses. For more Myrtle Beach golf information be sure to read our previous post.
To start the day off, why not get in the water? After all, is it really spring without some time in the sun and the sea? While the months of March and April can still be a little cool in the mornings, and the ocean is not quite swimming temps, we recommend going on a paddleboard tour with Carolina Waterman. This guided paddleboarding adventure takes you on a 2-hour instructional tour of the Waccamaw River. See nature up close and enjoy the relaxing water views! Reservations are required so be sure to call: 843-222-3132. You can also check out one of the many boat tours offered in Myrtle Beach!
For more Spring Break activities, check out the entertainment options that Myrtle Beach has to offer here!
Wicked Tuna 2nd Avenue Pier
The Wicked Tuna at 2nd Avenue Pier is a premier waterfront dining experience. Enjoy handmade cocktails, fresh seafood, steaks, and sushi. They pride themselves on their “hook to plate” philosophy and the ocean view is one you can’t beat! Visit their website to check out their menu and make reservations or give them a call at 843-712-2430.
The Wicked Tuna, Murrells Inlet
The Wicked Tuna is one of our favorite local restaurants and an option that is surely not going to disappoint! The Wicked Tuna is located on the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet, just 20 minutes south of The Coral Beach Resort. Take in beautiful waterfront views and watch the sunset all while enjoying award-winning local cuisine. The Wicked Tuna is known for its “hook to plate” food – meaning each week they catch the seafood locally by their own boats. From fresh sushi and fish to prime rib, everyone is sure to find something that will give them an amazing culinary experience. We recommend making reservations since this dining spot is so popular. Call 843-651-9987.
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is a dining experience like no other! Their restaurant features an extensive salad bar of hot and cold seasonal favorites like seafood and sushi, and continuous table-side service of 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. The meats are cooked over a bed of wood charcoal to ensure the natural flavors are cooked to perfection. This is a meal you won’t want to miss out on. Call 843-839-0777 for reservations.
Pier 14 Restaurant
Located on the northern end of the Boardwalk, this oceanfront favorite is open for lunch and dinner and serves up a variety of beach favorites. Indulge in a hand-cut steak, a decadent seafood entrée, or stick with a hearty fried seafood basket or a fat, juicy burger. Their creative drink menu offers a wide variety of beachy drinks that set the stage for a night out on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. What’s even better? The Pier 14 Restaurant is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.
Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex located just a few miles north of Coral Beach. Enjoy one of a kind shops and boutiques as you stroll around the 350-acre property. Check out our previous post on all the different shops Broadway at the Beach has to offer.
The Market Common
Known as Myrtle Beach’s “Uptown Downtown”, The Market Common is the best spot in town with both great shopping and great lunch spots as well! A wonderful outdoor entertainment complex that features unique boutiques and shops like Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Orvis, and so many more. From accessories, apparel, and jewelry, to home décor, books, music, and sporting goods, you’re sure to find something for everyone here!
The Hammock Shops
If you don’t mind a little bit a drive, we highly recommend making your way 20 miles south to Pawleys Island, SC. Here you’ll find a quaint little outdoor shopping center, The Hammock Shops. Enjoy the day visiting their 25 shops and restaurants while you stroll around taking in the beautiful beachy weather.
Bubba’s Love Shack
Located also on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk just a short walk, Bubba’s Love Shak is a great environment for some late night fun! Enjoy a tropical atmosphere with lots of drink choices along with live music for entertainment. They are open until 11 pm on Saturday-Tuesday and midnight Wednesday-Friday. Give them a call at 843-651-5850 for more information!
Banditos Mexican Cantina
Banditos is a favorite for those seeking a lively South-of-the-Border experience. They are known for their many freshly made margaritas and their house-made cilantro lime salt. They also have delicious cocktails, beers, and wines to choose from as well. The oceanfront outdoor seating area is the place to be during your spring break! Live music, yard games like cornhole, and spectacular views are just a few things that keep guests coming back time and time again. Banditos Cantina is opened daily from 11 am – 2 am.
Landshark Bar & Grill
Landshark Bar & Grill, a Myrtle Beach Boardwalk favorite, is located right in front of the iconic SkyWheel. It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy a great upbeat environment. The casual atmosphere is ideal after a long day of shopping or activities and Landshark regularly features live bands for guest’s entertainment…a perfect spring break night! They are open Sunday-Thursday from 11 am-10 pm and Friday-Saturday from 11 am-1 am.
We know there are many places for you to choose to stay along our beautiful Myrtle Beach coast, but Coral Beach would love to be your hotel choice! Take a dip in our expansive oceanfront pool, have some friendly competition in our 8 AMF lane bowling alley, or grab a drink and sing karaoke at our oceanfront bar and grill! We hope to see you soon. Book your stay with us for your Spring Break trip! For reservations give us a call at 800-314-8060.