Beach Hacks Help Supermoms Plan the Perfect Myrtle Beach Family Vacation

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Moms are superheroes, especially when it comes to managing the family vacation. Their super-powers include organizing the trip, packing all the necessities, making sure everyone is on time and having fun, and of course, booking a room at the ultimate place for family vacations in Myrtle Beach – Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort.

But even superheroes can use a little help (hence the supporting-cast sidekicks), and we have picked up a few tips over the years of welcoming guests to the Sun Fun Capital. We’ve compiled this short list of time-saving pointers, money-saving tips and simple beach hacks to make it easier for mothers to enjoy their stay:

Beach Hacks:

These tips come in handy during the summer and the off-season, when sunny and cloudy conditions still require sunscreen for a day at the beach. Other beach hacks include using zip-lock bags for protecting cellphones and electronics from the sand and for collecting seashells and sharks’ teeth; using baby powder to easily remove sand from sensitive skin; and bringing reusable shopping bags or a wagon for transporting beach toys and gear. The off-season may require a few extra beach toys since the ocean may be too chilly for swimming, but the indoor water facilities are open in any weather.


Stretching your vacation budget is easy with a few simple steps. The first is a must for guests at Compass Cove – sign up for our Brittain Rewards program ( It’s free and features lots of great ways to save you time and money, including free and discounted passes to some of the top attractions in town. Guests coming between Dec. 2 and Feb. 29 receive one free admission to Brookgreen Gardens, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks and more. Compass Cove also has free coupon books in the lobby that offer big discounts to attractions, restaurants, shops, entertainment and more.

Packing Tips:

A visit during the off-season requires bringing warmer clothes than during the summer months, like a light windbreaker for a walk on the beach or a cozy coat for sitting out on your oceanfront balcony at nights. But you will still need some summertime items, like a swimsuit, flip-flops and a warm robe for walking to and from the indoor pool area. Another good way to save time and money is to visit the grocery store before your trip to get all the non-perishable food and drink supplies, avoiding a time-consuming shopping trip during your valuable vacation time. If time and space do not allow it, Compass Cove is less than 1 mile from the nearest grocery store.

Plan Ahead:

This one is much easier said than done, but you will find the best deals and avoid the biggest headaches by putting in some advanced planning for your vacation. For example, Compass Cove offers discounts of up to 35 percent off your stay by booking early, as well as giving you a better chance of getting the room type your family desires. Brittain Resorts membership also assists in this area, sending out early notifications of upcoming specials. Many local attractions and entertainment venues provide early-bird discounts if you purchase tickets in advance.

We hope these helpful hints are useful in planning your next family vacation at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort. Let us know how the work for you, and feel free to share your beach hacks with other mothers on our social media platforms. Even superheroes need a vacation every once in a while.