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Myrtle Beach First Time: 11 Tips & Tricks for First-Timers

By Admin

You only get to enjoy Myrtle Beach for the first time once, so make it unforgettable by following these tips and tricks for Myrtle Beach first-time visitors!

North, Central & South Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach can typically be categorized into three different areas:

  • North
  • Central
  • South

Each section has its perks and advantages, but it’s up to you to decide which area is right for you. Of course, no matter what section of Myrtle Beach you choose to stay at, you’re always near the best attractions, restaurants, and activities all of Myrtle Beach has to offer.


1Choose the right resort

You’ll want to do your research when choosing the Myrtle Beach resort that’s right for you. When you pick from these Myrtle Beach resorts, you’ll get to choose from oceanfront and ocean view accommodations that fit any budget and check all the boxes to fit your needs.


Pick a resort with a kitchen

Staying at a resort with a kitchen is not only convenient but also saves on food costs during your stay. Many of these Myrtle Beach resorts with kitchens include: full-size refrigerators, stoves, ovens, microwaves, and dishwashers. That way you can prepare and enjoy your own meals and snacks with an oceanfront view.


crown reef water slideTake advantage of resort amenities

Several Myrtle Beach resorts offer plenty to do on property, including amenities that are included with your stay. Pick from resorts with lazy rivers, Myrtle Beach resorts for families, and resorts with indoor pools for the best on-site resort experiences for everyone in your party.


Bring comfortable shoes

Flip-flops might as well be the official footwear of Myrtle Beach and usually the go-to for Myrtle Beach first-time vacationers. However, you’ll likely be doing quite a bit of walking during your beach vacation when you visit destinations like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Broadway at the Beach, and Barefoot Landing. That’s why we recommend wearing a comfortable pair of shoes on such occasions.


Always apply sunscreen

Myrtle Beach averages over 200 sunny days per year. So if you aren’t using sunscreen, chances are, you’ll be as red as a cooked lobster by the end of the day. Even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen liberally to avoid those pesky sunburns.

Let us help you complete your Myrtle Beach packing list.


myrtle beach sunriseWake up early for the sunrise

Pick from one of the Myrtle Beach resorts we mentioned earlier and you could wake up to a gorgeous Myrtle Beach sunrise every day of your trip. Best of all, those Myrtle Beach resorts have accommodations with their own private outdoor balcony overlooking the ocean, so you can soak in the morning sun and early morning sea breeze with a warm cup of coffee in hand. We’d call that a great start to your day!

These are our favorite spots to enjoy a Myrtle Beach sunrise.


Get plenty of pics

Make sure you capture your first-time Myrtle Beach vacation memories with plenty of pictures. Plus, fun family vacation pics can make great family gifts and are fun to share with friends. Just make sure your phone, or camera, is always charged and ready to snap a pic at a moment’s notice!


Take advantage of deals and discounts

If you’re looking to save a buck, we’ve got a solution for you. Not only does Myrtle Beach have kids-eat-free restaurant deals and Myrtle Beach resort deals, but you can save even more at select area attractions, restaurants, and shops when you use a Vacation Member’s Benefit Card. Find out how you can get this FREE Myrtle Beach discount card.


famil on the myrtle beach boardwalkDon’t miss free activities

Myrtle Beach has tons of awesome attractions and activities to choose from, including free things to do that you won’t want to miss out on. Some of our favorites include:

See the full list of free things to do in Myrtle Beach.


Soak up the sun

Without question, and above all else, enjoy your time at the beach. Whether you’re soaking up the sun near the waves or having a good time around the area, this is what a vacation is all about.


Still planning your Myrtle Beach first-time visit? Check out our guide to planning the perfect Myrtle Beach vacation!

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