Best Beach Games to Play On Vacation

The perfect beach day looks a little different for every person. While some may enjoy spending the day soaking up the sun in a beach chair with a good book, others may want to be riding the waves on a boogie board or building the ultimate sand castle. If you're the type that wants to add some fun and games to your time on the beach, there are numerous options. We've put together a list of our four favorite beach games:

Cornhole This classic tailgating game is also a great activity for beach days. Two teams compete against each other to reach 21 points by throwing bean bags at a ramp with one small hole in the middle. If you already have a cornhole set for your backyard, you can just pack that up and bring it with you to the beach. If not, there are plenty of options to purchase a cornhole set online, or you can build one yourself with these instructions.

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Bucket Ball Ever played beer pong in college? This is basically that collegiate classic, but beach sized. Instead of Solo cups and ping pong balls, you use large buckets and tennis-sized balls. You can either make the game yourself with 3-gallon buckets or pails from the dollar store and a pack of tennis balls or buy the official BucketBall set here.

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Bocce This is another classic game that's perfect for the beach. Think of it a little bit like Olympic curling, but a bit simpler and on the sand with balls instead of stones. Up to four players compete in teams to get their balls the closest to the "jack" or little white ball, often knocking their competitors' balls out of the way in the process. Find balls that are weighted correctly is crucial to getting the most enjoyment with this game, so do your search on different bocce ball sets before purchasing.

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Spikeball Perhaps the most active of the four beach games, Spikeball is one of the newest hot games for the beach. Described as a hybrid cross between foursquare and volleyball, this is a fast-paced game where two teams compete to reach 21 points by hitting a ball towards a circular net. Players often get so into it that they'll find themselves diving for the ball. You can order your official Spikeball set here.

See the game rules here.

Supplies For the Ultimate Myrtle Beach Spring Break

It may only be February, but we can all admit we've got Spring Break on our minds. As the weather warms up, Myrtle Beach will soon be bustling with spring break goers and vacationers ready to soak up the sun. If you're planning a vacation to Myrtle Beach this spring, check out this list of essential supplies for the ultimate beach getaway:

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Waterproof bluetooth speaker

Music makes any day better, especially a day on the beach. There are hundreds of waterproof, portable bluetooth speakers on the market that are perfect for an afternoon in the sand.

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Spike Beach Cup Holders

Tired of your drink getting all sandy? Thankfully a good samaritan invented a handy cup holder specifically for the beach. The spikes dig into the sand and let you keep your beverage sand-free.

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Folding Beach wagon

With all this other cool stuff you're getting for your beach vacation, you'll need a better way to transport it. Forget the cumbersome tote bags and go for a folding beach wagon. You can easily get your umbrella, towels, cooler, books and anything else quickly and painlessly to the beach.

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Waterproof sunscreen

Vacation is all fun and games until someone gets sunburnt. Don't forget to pack some waterproof sunscreen for your spring break beach getaway. Just because it's not summer yet doesn't mean the sun won't damage your skin!

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Portable cooler

If you plan to spend the entire day at the beach, you're going to need a portable cooler to keep your snacks and drinks cold all day long. Throw in a bag of ice or a couple ice packs and you're all set to soak up the sun from morning to night.

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Fun floaties

Whether you're at the pool or out in the ocean, floaties are the way to relax on the water this vacation. Don't settle for the boring, traditional circles. Instead, pick out your favorite animal or food in floatie version!

If you still haven't booked your spring break vacation in Myrtle Beach, don't wait any longer! Dates are filling fast, but you can search all our available rental properties here. Sea you soon!

5 Vacation Rentals For Your 2018 Spring Break Beach Getaway

We've got some great news for you -- the official start of spring is less than 2 months away! That means it's prime time to start planning your spring break vacation. Whether you're looking for an oceanfront home big enough for multiple families or a smaller, more private house a few blocks back, Surfside Realty has the perfect rental for you. Check out some of our favorite spring break rental properties:

Above The Mango Deck

This Surfside Beach vacation rental is set 3 rows back from the beach and can sleep up to 14 guests in its 4 bedrooms. With a private pool and hot tub and an outdoor grill on the patio, this house is perfect for afternoons spent lounging in the sun and grilling up some burgers. Only a few spots are left in March and April 2018, so reserve your stay soon!

Just Chillin'

Want to bring your dog with you on your spring vacation? Just Chillin' in Surfside Beach is one of the best choices out there! This pet-friendly, 4 bedroom home is on the ocean and has its own private pool, hot tub and beach walkway. There are still a couple weeks left in March and April, so book now!

Jo's Horizon

Going in on a big group vacation? Jo's Horizon in Murrells Inlet is large enough for up to 18 people! This vacation rental has a total of 7 bedrooms, many of them with an ocean view. Relax on the private sundeck or spend an evening in the large hot tub after a day in the backyard (aka the beach). Call your friends and reserve your stay at this giant oceanfront home this spring.

Southern Belle

If a large private pool is a top priority for your spring break rental, Southern Belle in Garden City Beach will be a dream come true. With a 25' by 13' private swimming pool and a 9' by 7' kiddie pool, you have plenty of space to float around in the water all week. On top of that, Southern Belle has oceanfront access, 2 covered porches, a charcoal grill and space to sleep up to 16 people. Book your spring break stay while prime weeks are still available.

Sea Cloisters I 203B

For those looking for a spring break vacation property but who don't need space for a large group or have a smaller budget, this oceanfront condo is a great option. Sea Cloisters I 203B has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Guests have access to the complex pool and the beach. Enjoy ocean views from your bedroom or the private balcony. This condo is available in March for only $683 a week plus fees. Don't miss out on this amazing deal on a beautiful vacation condo!

Guide to A Romantic Night Out In Myrtle Beach

While Myrtle Beach is the perfect destination for a family vacation, it also offers couples many spots for a memorable and romantic night out. From delicious dinners to endearing entertainment, there's something for every couple. Start planning your next date night in Myrtle Beach with this guide:


Aspen Grille This romantic restaurant offers couples a sophisticated southern dining experience. With a seasonally based menu and locally sourced ingredients, each dinner at Aspen Grille will be unique and delicious. The atmosphere is relaxing and intimate, and the restaurant features live music several nights a week. Reserve a table at Aspen Grille and see the menu here.

The Library Couples will be hard-pressed to find another restaurant with the same cozy, romantic atmosphere of The Library. This three-star restaurant offers table-side service throughout the entire dinner. Visitors love the European dishes and extensive wine list. Reserve your table and read through the menu.

Luigi's Trattoria This family-owned restaurant offers delicious Italian dishes and a romantic setting at a reasonable price. Locals and visitors rave about the attentive wait staff, excellent food and warm atmosphere. See their menu and reserve a table on OpenTable.


Brookgreen Gardens Take a stroll hand-in-hand through Brookgreen Gardens before dinner. This charming and beautiful attraction was once a rice plantation. Visitors now can see the many sculpture and fountains around the grounds and see the stunning botanical gardens and relax under the ancient live oak trees. The garden is open until 5 pm each day, so couples will need to get an early start on date night, but the experience will be well worth it.

La Belle Amie Vineyard Wine loving couples will love an evening at La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River, SC. The scenic property is perfect for a romantic walk, and the tasting room offers five samples of private southern and French wines for only five dollars. The vineyard also has many events and festivals throughout the year that are open to the public.

The Market Common Couples of all ages can catch a movie, do some shopping and eat dinner in one location at the Market Common. Here visitors can find restaurants of almost every type, dozens of shops from Southern Living Store to Anthropologie. For entertainment, couples can see a play at Stage Left Theatre Company or catch the newest movies at Grand 14 Cinema. The Market Common is one of the best one-stop spots for a romantic night in Myrtle Beach.

Planning Your New Year’s Eve in Myrtle Beach

As 2017 comes to a close, it's time to start planning our night of celebration as we ring in 2018! For those lucky enough to be in Myrtle Beach during this festive time of year, there are many events and parties to choose from, no matter what your age. Below are four of these exciting New Year's Eve bashes and links to find more information:

House of Blues New Year's Eve Dinner & Dance Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing as you ring in the new year! The cost is $84.95 per person which gets you in for the four-course dinner and live music event. Tickets also get you a gift certificate for two free tickets to a future 2018 show complimentary champagne toast at midnight and New Year's Eve themed party favors. The party starts at 7 pm, and you won't want to miss it.

Hard Rock Cafe New Year's Eve Bash For those 21 and up, Hard Rock Cafe is throwing a New Year's Eve Bash you won't forget! All guests can enjoy live entertainment by Diversity, a live simulcast from New York's Times Square, complimentary appetizer buffet and balloon drop at midnight. Tickets start at $35 per person in advance and $40 per person the day off. VIP tickets will include a four-course meal and champagne service for $290 a couple. Call (843) 946-0007 ext. 208 for tickets.

Ripley's Aquarium Kids-Only New Year's Eve Sleepover While adults head to those 21+ parties, Ripley's Aquarium is hosting a kids-only New Year's Eve party of their own. Parents can drop their kids off at 8 pm at the aquarium for a fun sleepover with karaoke, food, movies, dancing and a ball drop at midnight! The party is open to kids ages 6 to 12 and reservations are required. Call Ripley's Aquarium at (843) 916-0888 ext. 3226 for ticket prices and to make your child's reservation!

Southern Times Square at The Market Common This year marks the third annual Southern Times Square at The Market Common from 7 pm to midnight. The entire family can come enjoy a southern style twist on the New York Times Square New Year's Eve party. There will be two stages with live music, food and drinks, face painting, dancing and fireworks at midnight. They'll also be a live stream of the New York New Year's celebration and their very own ball drop. Admission is free, too!

You can make the celebration last an entire week as well by booking one of our many vacation properties. Spend New Year's day relaxing on the beach or by the pool! Search for available rental properties here, and have a safe and fun-filled New Years!

Happy Holidays from Everyone at Seaside Rentals!

With the holiday season upon us once again why not treat yourself to a luxurious vacation in one of our holiday home rentals. A comfortable stay in one of our private vacation homes is a super way to bring in the New Year in style. Reserve something oceanfront and you?ll be able to enjoy the fireworks up and down the coast during this festive time of the year. After all the planning, decorating and shopping for Christmas now it?s your turn to take a break and treat yourself to something special over the holidays.Happy Holidays from All of Us at Seaside Rentals! At Seaside Rentals our luxurious holiday vacation rentals provide you with far more space than would find in any hotel room. Don?t spend the holidays elbow to elbow with others this year. Not when you can comfortably stay in any one of our large and luxurious holiday rentals where you will have everything you need to enjoy the holidays with your family in your home-away-from-home . area offers lots of events for the holidays and when you stay with us you?ll be in close proximity to all of them. If you?re looking for an exceptional place to go on New Year?s Eve check out New Year?s Eve at Market Common. Their Southern Times Square will feature a mirror ball drop, two stages with live music, fireworks and more lasting all day long!You can view our holiday vacation rentals on our website and when you?re ready to secure a rental, give us a call at 1-866-252-9930 and we?d be happy to assist. From all of us at Seaside Rentals, we wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!  

6 Vacation Homes to Spend a Month in This Winter

The holidays are in full swing and that means visits from extended family, awkward dinner conversations and overwhelming crowds everywhere you go. With all the hustle and bustle and stress of the season, we'll all probably need a vacation once the new year rolls around. Surfside Realty has just the remedy for you: a month on the beach in a beautiful vacation home or condo. With smaller crowds and an average daily temperature of around 60°F, you'll quickly feel rested and rejuvenated. Check out some of our favorite monthly winter rental properties:


Located in Surfside Beach, PlayPlace is a colorful four-bedroom oceanfront home. Enjoy a private walkway to the beach, full kitchen, hardwood flooring, covered parking and ocean views from every room when you stay in PlayPlace for a month this winter. Go here to check availability and book your stay.

Sea Cloister II 105B

This first-floor oceanfront condo in Surfside Beach is perfect for a couple or smaller family to spend the winter in enjoying Myrtle Beach's fine weather. With three bedrooms, two baths a screened private balcony and shared pool, you'll spend the month in style and comfort at Sea Cloister II 105B. Check availability and book your stay here.

Windswept 201

This charming and cozy oceanfront condo in Surfside Beach is a wonderful spot to spend a month this winter. While smaller, this condo provides vacationers with a shared pool, ocean views, private balcony and a full kitchen. See more pictures, check availability and reserve your month-long stay here.

A Beach Day

Spend one month this winter with an ocean view and private heated pool when you stay at A Beach day in Surfside Beach. This five bedroom, four bath home sleeps up to 16 people and offers covered porches, balconies, and an open sundeck. Vacationers at A Beach Day can even bring their dogs to stay with them. Find more information, check availability and book your month-long stay here.

Portobello I Unit 318

Located on the second row from the beach in Surfside Beach, SC, Portobello I Unit 318 is a stunning home with space for the whole family. When you stay here you'll have full use of the four bedrooms, shared swimming pool, covered parking, oceanview porches and master bath jacuzzi. Rent a golf cart for your stay to scoot around Myrtle Beach like a true local. Go here to check availability and book your stay.

Just Peachy

If you're looking for a larger home to rent for a month this winter, Just Peachy is a perfect choice. This five bedroom home sleeps 14 people comfortably and provides a handicap accessible elevator. Vacationers in this home will have access to the private pool, full kitchen, and private balconies and be just a short walk to the beach. Check out monthly availability and reserve your stay here.

Benefits of Spending Your Winter In Myrtle Beach

Is the weather outside your window frightful? Throughout most of the country, temperatures are dropping and snow is beginning to fall. Meanwhile, we're enjoying beach days in the mild South Carolina weather, and you can join us! See the benefits of spending your winter in Myrtle Beach:

Get more sunshine

Lack of exposure to sunlight is one of the leading causes of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) While it might not be bikini weather, winter at the beach still offers more opportunities to soak up some sunshine and improve your mood! Not only will the additional sunlight fight off the winter blues, the ocean air and sound of the sea has also been proven to have psychological benefits.

Stay in shape

While the sub-zero temperatures in other parts of the country might deter many from working out, the cooler but mild weather in Myrtle Beach is perfect for getting active. You can go for a jog on the beach, or take a swim in colder water (which is actually very good for you). If swimming isn't for you, you can find basketball games to join and sand volleyball courts year round.

All the activities without the crowds

Myrtle Beach is wonderful any time of year, but it certainly is nice to explore the town without the bustling summer crowds. Many of the loved attractions including the SkyWheel and Ripley's Aquarium. You can also knock out some of your holiday shopping at our outlet malls and boardwalk stores. Add in shorter waits at your favorite restaurants and less crowded golf courses and you've got a month of excitement planned out.

Find rental deals

If the above reasons aren't enough to convince you, how about the idea of saving money on vacation properties? Many of our rental houses and condos offer discounted weekly rates in the off season and some even offer month-long stays for an unbeatable price. Find some of our ongoing specials here, or contact our office at 800-833-8231 for a list of all monthly winter rental properties.

Who's Serving Your Holiday Feast This Year?

 Is this the year you're going to treat yourself and your family to a holiday vacation? The holiday will be here before you know it but we still have holiday vacation rentals available that will suit you just perfectly. This is suach a beautiful time of year along the coast and you'll have the whole beach pretty much to yourselves. The summer crowds and vacationing families have long ago returned home and the snowbirds don?t arrive until early in the new year.Where to Enjoy a holiday DinnerWe have a beautiful assortment of holiday vacation homes that come fully furnished and beautifully decorated in lovely beach décor. The spacious kitchens are all nicely equipped with everything you need if you decide you want to cook a holiday dinner. So go ahead, invite the entire family to your house at the beach ? Surfside Beach ? this holiday season.Dining Out LocallyFor those who don?t want the hassle of cooking or don?t have a enough people to justify cooking a huge meal, there are plenty of local restaurants that are serving a holiday dinner. Following is a list of some of the local restaurants serving a holiday meal this holiday.Where to Enjoy a holiday DinnerWho?s Serving on Thanksgiving DayCaptain George?s1401 29th Avenue North, Myrtle BeachPhone (843) 916-2278Serving a traditional holiday dinner along with unlimited snow crab legs, steamed shrimp, and much more on their buffet. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. $34.99 for adults, $18.99 for children 5-12. Reservations accepted for parties of 10 or more.Carolina Roadhouse4617 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle BeachPhone (843) 497-9911Carolina Roadhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving dinner served from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner includes oven roasted turkey breast, sugar cured ham, and all the sides. Adults are $19.95 and children under 10 are $9.95. Call for reservation.Golden Corral868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle BeachPhone (843) 626-2300Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much Thanksgiving dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.Golden Corral868 Oak Forest Lane, Myrtle BeachPhone (843) 626-2300Golden Corral will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving. This all-you-can-eat paradise has established itself as one of the Great American Buffets to enjoy as much holiday dinner as you can handle. No reservations required.California Dreaming10429 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle BeachPhone (843) 215-5255Serving an all-American Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Full spread includes oven roasted turkey breast and sugar cured ham with all the fixings and dessert. The price is $19.95 for adults and $9.95 for children under 10. Carry out is available when you pre-order. Reservations are recommended.Salt Water Creek Café4660 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SCPhone (843) 357-2433Enjoy this annual Thanksgiving Day feast offering slow roasted turkey breast, honey baked spiral ham, sweet potato with pecans, cranberry sauce, homemade bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, broccoli cheese casserole, honey glazed carrots, gravy and your choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. The price is $20/adult and $12/child. Call for reservations.Wahoo?s Fish House3993 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SCPhone (843) 651-5800Seafood and Thanksgiving Buffet served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering plenty of traditional options as well as lamb chops, fried flounder, inlet fried shrimp and oysters, rice pilaf, hushpuppies, smoked salmon, peel and eat shrimp and more. The price is $27.95/adult and $13.95/child ages 6 to 12. Call for reservations.Wicked Tuna4123 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SCPhone (843) 651-9987Wicked Tuna along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will be open at noon on Thanksgiving Day with a special buffet from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The buffet is $29.99/adult and $10.99/child. Regular menu will also be available. Call for reservations.We Can HelpAt Seaside Rentals we are available to assist you if you need any help in choosing your holiday vacation accommodations. We can be reached by calling 866-252-9930 or through the Contact page on our website. We wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season!  

Halloween Around the Grand Strand & Beyond

With Halloween fast approaching we wanted tell you about some halloween events in the local area where your children, and in some cases you, can go out and make the most of this spooky holiday that comes around just once a year. As you'll see, the days of going door-to-door are long gone.Halloween Around the Grand Strand & BeyondCRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21Myrtle Beach Pelicans Ballpark, 1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle BeachJoin us for the CRG Home Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Giveaway. Live music from The Painted Man Band, local artisan vendors, sweet treats from local chefs, inflatables, face painting, caricatures and more! Make plans to celebrate fall by finding the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch. Activities and admission are free with a donation to the Heroes For Children of Horry County, SC. For more information call 843-651-8460.Pumpkin field at sunsetThe Great Pumpkin Hunt6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., October 24HCPR Socastee Recreation Park, 7485 Butler Rd., Myrtle BeachJoin us for a night of fun as we host the annual Great Pumpkin Hunt! Come look for small, plastic pumpkins filled with prizes! This event is for children ages 3-12. Immediately following the hunt, there will be a movie shown, "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." Event starts at 6 p.m. Hunt begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. Fee: 5.00 per child! The $5 fee includes: pumpkin hunt, prizes and candy, hayride, face painting, movie, and more! For more info call (843) 915-6339.Fall Festival34th Annual Fall Festival at Surfside United Methodist Church9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday Oct 27 ? Saturday, Oct 28Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave N, Surfside BeachCome check out hundreds of great Craft Vendors, Friday Fish Fry, Pumpkin Patch, Bake Sale and Kids activities!spooky Atalaya CastleAtalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27 ? Saturday, Oct. 28Huntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells InletJoin us the night before Halloween for the Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle. The Atalaya castle will be the setting for an evening of frightfully fun family entertainment! Enjoy 2 separate haunted house attractions: a not-so-scary maze of creepy rooms and a Haunted Castle for the brave at heart. For the younger children, there will be carnival games, children?s crafts, spooky cartoons on the big screen, s?mores, a bonfire, and more! Event admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free, but parents, please note: some of the special effects used in the haunted houses may be too intense for younger children. Park Admission is free. Free Park Admission during this event. This event goes on, rain or shine. Price is $10 for adults, $7 for children 6-15. Children 5 and under are free.BooFest at Barefoot LandingBoo-Fest at Barefoot Landing12 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28Barefoot Landing, 4898 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle BeachIt's BooFest! at Barefoot Landing! Whether you have human kids or furry kids, BooFest! is the place to be on Saturday, October 28! For more info call (843) 272-8349Ghost on the coastGhost on the Coast Halloween Celebration5-9 p.m., October 28Grande Dunes, 8201 Marina Pkwy, Myrtle BeachFood for purchase, Live Music & Giveaways! $10 donation per family - proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for Irma and Harvey hurricane relief efforts. Grande Dunes Properties will match donation. Don't miss the fun for the whole family. Ghostly giveaways, spirited games and hauntingly fun kids activities including costume contents for all ages. Goodie Bags to the first 100 Kids!!! $10 donation/family goes to the American Red Cross.Carriage Rides at Market CommonHaunted Carriage Rides at Market Common5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31The Market Common, 4017 Deville St, Myrtle BeachThe very popular Haunted Carriage Rides will bewitch passengers this Halloween on Tuesday, October 31. The headless coachman returns to offer free rides around the streets of The Market Common that will be filled with trick-or-treaters. Rides will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The trick-or-treating ends at 7 p.m.If you're looking for accommodations during the upcoming holiday season, take a look at the Seaside Rentals super holiday vacation rentals and take advantage of the special off-season deals we can give you through the holiday season.