Myrtle Beach Journals

Winter at the Beach

A January 2003 trip to Myrtle Beach by Reidie

Quote: On our way back from Disney World, we stopped to rest up after our vacation at one of our favorite beaches. Even in winter, the ocean's beautiful and the seafood is delicious. Myrtle Beach is a great destination any time of the year.

Winter at the Beach

Overview

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We wanted to spend some quiet time at the ocean before heading home. Myrtle Beach has many hotels with lazy rivers so you can float on a tube inside and that was a priority for the kids. We went to Captain George's Seafood near Broadway on the Beach which is filled with restaurants and entertainment. Barefoot Landing is another shopping and eating area with restaurants such as Dick's Last Resort. The shows at Alabama Theater and the Carolina Opry are worth the visit and offer wonderful Christmas shows. There's something for everyone even in January. Quick Tips: Read up on all the opportunities before you go so...Read More
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We stayed in a three-bedroom condo for $99 as it was January. It had a full kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms, and three TVs. There was a restaurant onsite and it boasted 720 feet of beachfront. There were five jacuzzis, two hot tubs, indoor/outdoor pools, kiddie pools, and lazy rivers, plus a game room. A large balcony was a highlight and even in January you could keep the balcony sliding door open so you could wake up to the sound of the ocean. This facility costs a lot more in the summer months, but it was a steal in January and a beautiful condo for the whole family to enjoy.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
2311 South Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(800) 331-0934

Dick's Last Resort Joe's Bar & Grill

Restaurant | "Dick's Last Resort"

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We walked in and were named the Griswalls as the waiter made up paper dunce hats for us. Then he sized us up and wrote "Pees in the Pool" on my daughter's hat, "I have skid marks on my underwear", for my other daughter, and various other rude comments according to our waiter's insight. Brave people wore their hats during dinner. After taking your order the waiter brought us our drinks and then as an afterthought threw our straws and napkins from across the room. It is called Dick's Last Resort because it is the last resort. It's fun, casual, and the food is fine, but not fine dining at its best. There is entertainment and a bar. This is in Barefoot Landing at North Myrtle Beach and is ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Dick's Last Resort Joe's Bar & Grill
810 Conway St
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
(843) 272-4666

Barefoot Landing

Attraction

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This is a very nice shopping and eating area filled with bridges and walkways over alligators and water fowl. There is all kinds of entertainment from the House of Blues, Alabama Theater, and street vendors, to great restaurants and many shopping options. It's a lot of fun for the kids as well as the adults and a great way to spend an evening at the beach.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Barefoot Landing
4898 South Highway 17
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
+1 843 272 8349

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This is a area filled with performers along the shopping areas and restaurants. The kids can stop and control boats in the water. There are many restaurants like Planet Hollywood, Landry's Seafood, and many fine dining options. There is an aquarium and simulator rides. On the Fourth of July, this is where they have fireworks shows. It's a great place to go whenever you are in Myrtle Beach.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2003

Broadway at the Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 444-3200