Myrtle Beach is known as one of America’s favorite destinations with its long stretch of sandy beach, warm ocean water, and more seafood buffet restaurants than you know what to do with. But there's more to Myrtle Beach than that famous, fun vacation place where families have traveled for decades. So where did the name Myrtle Beach come from? "Myrtle certainly sounds like a woman's name possibly a famous resident from the early nineteen hundred. Or maybe, it’s from an American Indian heritage paying homage to our early natives. There’s even a story that it had to do with a [...]
The Grand Strand is approximately fifty miles along the Carolina coast. It starts at the North Carolina border in Calabash and runs down to Pawley's Island. The city of Myrtle Beach is the largest of these communities made up of several towns and beach sections. To the far south end of the Grand Strand is Pawley's Island and Murrell's Inlet. So, when it comes to the ideal place for a Grand Strand beach vacation, it’s always important to consider location, location, location. Yes, the accommodations are still a priority but its also wise to be in an area that can compliment a great vacation. [...]
People have long believed in the healing and restorative properties of ocean air. Before there was scientific evidence to prove that sea air is good for the body and soul, doctors prescribed beach visits for patients with lung issues, skin ailments and circulation problems. And with good success. It hasn’t been until recently, however, that scientists began to fully realize how much good ocean air can really do. There is real scientific evidence that breathing the ocean air and/or spending some time on the beach delivers many health benefits. In addition to improving lung function, a few days seaside can [...]
Sands Resorts is the home of the best Myrtle Beach vacation accommodations on the Grand Strand. Our property offers a variety in size and locations throughout the resort. The number one question we are asked in booking is what is the difference between oceanfront and oceanview rooms and condos. At Sand Dunes we offer many options to include the Oceanfront Main building, North and South Towers, Tower 1 & 2, Villa 1 & 2 and the Sand Dunes Villas. The oceanfront options are in our Oceanfront Main building. Here we have efficiency, 1 bedroom junior suites and the two bedroom penthouse option. In this building all [...]
Shrewd travelers visit Myrtle Beach during the winter months to avoid crowds, receive discounted hotel rates, and book cheaper flights. Seemingly endless sunshine and serenity await.
Everyone loves pizza. Our inherent fondness for fluffy, yet subtly-crispy dough, well-seasoned tomato sauce, freshly-grated mozzarella, and a bevy of meaty (or vegetable) toppings originates somewhere deep down in our souls. It’s not difficult to locate a slice of pizza in Myrtle Beach (or anywhere else, for that matter).
Here at Sand Dunes Resort, we welcome all types of boating enthusiasts. Some folks motor into town from a nearby city, while others tow their vessel from afar and dock it at a nearby marina. Regardless, plenty of reputable Myrtle Beach marinas near the resort offer swift service, affordable rates, and a handful of amenities.
What makes the Grand Strand so undeniably enticing for anglers are the ample inshore possibilities, where tens of thousands of plump redfish thrive. Luckily for prospective anglers, Sand Dunes Resort is a short drive from the best fishing charters in Myrtle Beach.
Sand Dunes Resort is home to a contemporary indoor ice cream parlor, known as Ocean Sweets. Regardless of where you’re traveling on a given day, you’ll always be a short walk, bicycle ride, or drive from some of the tastiest homemade ice cream in Myrtle Beach.
There is an innumerable amount of different ways to travel on a budget. The definition of “affordable travel” undoubtedly differs from family to family. However, budgeting for a trip doesn’t have to be taboo behavior.