Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Trip to Myrtle Beach SC and Sunset Beach NC

I just got back from a trip to Myrtle Beach SC. My husband really went for business but we mixed in some pleasure while we was there. We went for 4 nights and 5 days. We ended up staying beyond our check out time which was 11am. We staid all day that day until 6 before we came home.

 While we was there I traveled all up and down the coast. I went from Georgetown SC all the way up to Sunset Beach / Ocean Isle Beach NC. I wasn't able to take that many photos because was either just so busy with business or having fun that taking photos of most things didn't occur to me. Our trip didn't yield the kind of results I had hoped but we did have fun. I saw a lot of places I have never seen before and I even got to ride the skywheel which I had never done before.There are a lot of beautiful places in SC and many things to do. 

Georgetown wasn't what I expected, there was about 5 minutes of pretty and the rest of the area was depressing. While I was there I seen a lot of run down places and 3 factories. Georgetown wasn't at all impressive for us. We didn't stay in town very long before we got out of there.

Sunset Beach NC is stunning. You drive out over the huge bridge to get to the island. Around you is all this water and saltwater marsh. When you get to the island it's nothing but beach vacation homes and the beach. It's beautiful, I did get some photos of it, just not as many as i'd have liked. I was surprised about sunset beach because it had zero seashells. No seashells not even broken buts, just plain sand. I was a little disappointed because we was there several times during our trip and I couldn't go shelling there as i'd hoped I could. Sunset Beach and Calabash is kind of out in the middle of no where and about a hours drive from downtown Myrtle Beach.

As I said I did ride the skywheel with my husband. We paid $13 each to ride it. It looks fun until you get in line to ride it. I actually got intimidated standing there looking at it and frightened. However after getting on it and half way though the first revolution I was okay with the skywheel. We had a beautiful view of downtown after dark. We couldn't really see the ocean because it was dark and we faced toward town. We had a great time and i'd love to go on it again sometime!

We also got to spend some time on the beach around Pier 14 and 2nd Ave Pier. We got burnt a little but we had a great time at the beach. We went shelling and enjoyed the waves.

We went over to the market Common and looked around and walked though Grand Park. Its really nice over there, but really expensive. It was safe and quiet. We was there around 9pm-1am and never encountered any bad behavior. We even sat in the swings at Grand park at Midnight and looked out at the lights of the MC and over the lake. It was really nice to be able to do that, we had a great time. It's a beautiful place to see and they have a lot of nice stores and restaurants  They are building a million dollar pool complex that is to open in Spring 2014.

Here are some photos from our trip! Enjoy!

Myrtle Beach SC

Near 2nd Ave Pier

The pool area at the hotel where we staid The Holiday Inn at the Pavilion.

One of the newer rides I had never seen before downtown.

 The skywheel before I rode it. Check out that moon!

The slingshot at night.

The view from our room. We had a suite on the side this time, which wasn't too bad.

 Around 2nd ave pier

View south from 2nd Ave pier.

2nd Ave Pier

My Beach Chair near the ocean around 2nd Ave Pier.

 The Ocean

Sunset Beach NC

The Path to get to the Beach in Sunset Beach.

The Pier in Sunset Beach

The Dunes with the Beach Houses in the Distance in Sunset.

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