If you have been reading about the adventures my son Noah and I had in Myrtle Beach then you know we drove back from Conway
to explore more attractions at the sunny Grand Strand.
We figured we should try our luck at mini golf, seeing as Myrtle Beach is known for it’s outstanding championship golf courses and has been called “the seaside golf capital of the world”. There are plenty of mini courses for aspiring little golfers to choose from; Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf, Dragons Lair Fantasy Golf
at Broadway at the Beach, Jungle Lagoon, Treasure Island Golf
, and Pirates Watch Adventure Golf
. Like a seasoned mini golf pro Noah won the game.
The 1.2 miles of boardwalk along the beach is a great place for a stroll to pick up some original souvenirs and stop for lunch along the promenade. Noah loved running under the pier to look for empty shells that washed up on the shoreline. He even found a jellyfish stuck on the sand when the tide went out, and together we carefully helped it back into the ocean.
In the summer months it’s worth the short drive to Myrtle Waves
located at 3000 10th
Avenue North. It’s South Carolina’s biggest water park with 20 acres of waving wet excitement and over one million gallons of water! The wave pool and saturation station is great for families and we spent hours getting soaked and cooling off from the hot sun.
Later in the evening we attended a spectacular performance at the Palace Theatre
featuring the Carnival of Magic.
It’s located at Broadway at the Beach on Celebrity Circle. The special effects, illusions, and magic tricks had us laughing and clapping throughout the entire show.
After a good nights sleep we were once again ready to take off on a road trip. This time we headed to Murrells Inlet. Maybe you’ve heard of the famous pirate Blackbeard that stored his treasures here, since the South Carolina coastal waters and the Inlet offered secret hiding places for bandits.
Murrells Inlet is a seaside town about a 45-minute drive from Myrtle Beach. It’s great for families wanting to explore the outdoors and get close to nature. The Marsh Walk runs for half a mile and offers great views, a chance to see aquatic life; and at night there is live music playing from nearby restaurants and you can dine right on the waterfront.
Murrells Inlet has many boating activities to choose from such as banana boats, kayaking, parasailing, and jet skiing. But our favourite was an eco-friendly boat tour, where you can spot dolphins, jellyfish and sea turtles in their wild natural habitat.
Murrells Inlet relies on residents and visitors for environmental protection and promotes recycling safely, picking up trash, using non-toxic cleaners, avoiding oil spills, no boating in the marsh grass, and educating children about environmental issues. In fact, you can volunteer along with the locals at a scheduled monthly cleanup here
to help protect and preserve beautiful Murrells Inlet.
All photos taken by Miriam Porter