A Myrtle Beach Tradition

Myrtle Beach 2012Traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has become an annual family tradition. While it is primarily for my daughter’s national dance competition, we also find it a good place to take a vacation with the diverse activities that they have available.

Myrtle Beach 2012This year we spent a week at the beach around the Fourth of July holiday. What a great experience!  Visitors were at their peak during this holiday week and everything was in full swing.  We took a stroll down the boardwalk and enjoyed the refreshing breeze off the ocean.  There are plenty of shops and food choices along the way so we stopped to enjoy some cool ice cream.  The boardwalk is in downtown Myrtle Beach and extends between 4th Ave N and 14th Ave N.

Myrtle Beach 2012When you’re done on the boardwalk you can move over to North Ocean Blvd and find plenty more gift shops, food, and attractions.  One thing you won’t find aplenty is free parking.  You will have to pay a fee to park anywhere near downtown Myrtle Beach.  If there is a disabled person in your party and they have a handicapped parking placard, you can park for free in any metered spot.

Myrtle Beach 2012While we were walking the boardwalk we were stopped by a police officer.  He saw Jeffrey and wanted to tell us about their beach wheelchair program.  According to him, we can call the police office and have them deliver a beach wheelchair right to our campsite.  There is no charge for the service.  I did a little digging on my own and found this page with more information on the Myrtle Beach wheelchair program.

Myrtle Beach 2012Speaking of our campsite, we stayed at the Myrtle Beach KOA for the second straight year.  We like the natural campground feel under the many shaded sites as well as the friendly staff and the meticulously maintained facilities.

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If you don’t have an RV there are plenty of cabins available for rent.

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With the natural setting it’s not unusual to see some wildlife.

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Myrtle Beach 2012The Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without fireworks.  Myrtle Beach puts on a good fireworks show that can from many good viewing areas.  As usual, we had a great time visiting Myrtle Beach this Fourth of July and will be back for more!


Happy Camping!


A Myrtle Beach Tradition was last modified on 06/13/2015 by Rick
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