5 Things You Must Do Before Noon on the Grand Strand

September can still be steamy on the Grand Strand. But just after the sun peeks up, and before it gets to that mid sky intensity, you’ve got a cool window of opportunity. A time to do something before the late-summer sizzle sets in.

So set that timer on your phone and get up and at it early at least one day of your getaway.

Here are five things most folks sleep right on through when they’re visiting the Grand Strand in the fall.

1. Watch the Sunrise

It’s like a new, amazing work of art every morning, and all you have to do to see it is wake up early. Get up 20 minutes before the day’s sunrise and you’ll start to see the first rays coming over the ocean. Even on an overcast day, the way the sun rays illuminate the clouds is worth the early morning.

2. Take a Walk

After you’ve gazed at the sunrise, get some steps in on the beach. The crowds are smaller, the loud music hasn’t busted out yet, and it’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Getting up and moving will start you off better than scrolling through your phone.

Sunrise over the ocean

3. Grab Breakfast on the Patio

These yummy breakfast joints offer al fresco dining. Or get your eggs to-go and enjoy the morning meal on the balcony of your beautiful room back at the resort. 

COMPASS ROSE AND COMPASS JOE: You need not go far for a delicious breakfast and coffee. Feel free to sit outside or bring your breakfast to your oceanview balcony. 

LULU’S CAFE: Hit this diner with outdoor seating for a classic American breakfast. How does Banana French Toast sound? Great, right? You can’t go wrong with the Veggie Scramble with Toast and Grits, either. 

BLUEBERRY’S GRILL: This joint might serve up the freshest breakfast at the beach. Have your buttermilk pancakes — blueberry, of course — on the patio.

Compass Rose Restaurant

4. Get On the Mat

There are several morning yoga classes in Myrtle Beach. Talk about a mindful start to your day!

SHANTI YOGA STUDIO: It’s a wonderful place. You’ll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere, where you can challenge yourself at your own pace. Sissy and her staff operate the longest-running studio on the Grand Strand. After one visit you’ll understand why.

SEA-YOGA: Join a class designed to help you feel at home on the mat. Classes are for all, no matter how experienced you are. They meet Saturday mornings on the roof at RipTydz.

YOGA IN COMMON: You’re in for an extraordinary experience at this fantastic studio. They have a menu of in-person and virtual classes to choose from.

Beach Yoga

5. Cast a Line Off a Pier

Myrtle Beach has three main options. 2nd Avenue Pier is a Grand Strand mainstay where you can rent gear if you need it. The Myrtle Beach State Park Pier isn’t as long as others, but you’ll still get to 10-15 feet, depending on the tides. The Vereen Fishing Pier takes you into the Intracoastal Waterway for lots of bites in Little River.

Compass Cove Pool Deck

Compass Cove: Always Your Cool Respite

For a peachy place to stay on the coast, all signs point to Compass Cove Resort. It’s chock full of amenities to take full advantage of, and you’ll feel welcome from the moment you arrive at check-in. Compass Cove is also stellar for group outings. Book your family stay today and check out what the resort can offer for your group trips, too.

Compass Cove Oceanfront Pool
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