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Beach Ball Classic Brings Big-Time Hoops to Grand Strand

Millions of Myrtle Beach visitors get to play with a beach ball on the hot summer sand, but a lucky few get to watch the Beach Ball during the winter. That's the Beach Ball Classic, the nation's premier holiday high school hoops tournament, which will be held Dec. 26-31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and features some of the top...

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Terror Under the Bridge Headlines Local Haunted Houses

Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort are two of the happiest destinations on the planet, so there's nothing scary about an autumn retreat to the Carolina coast. Unless you come around Halloween time, that is — and then there are plenty of reasons to be afraid. The Grand Strand area goes all out for the holiday, including a...

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Get Thanksgiving Dinner Any Way You Want It on the Grand Strand

From the beach and golf courses to shopping and dining venues, the Grand Strand is known as a vacation destination that has a little something for everyone. That's especially true on Thanksgiving Day, when a wide range of restaurants open their doors to hungry visitors and locals for the holiday feast. From formal to casual and from buffets...

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Enjoy Fall Fun on the Farm in the Myrtle Beach Area

Millions of visitors come to Myrtle Beach each year for the sun, surf and sand — without the soil, crops and barns of a family farm ever crossing their minds. But some of the best-kept secrets on the Grand Strand, especially during the fall harvest season, are the rural sections of the Carolina coast that give visitors a firsthand look at...

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Like the Weather, Beach Laws Also Change in the Fall

September not only marks the start of the fall season in Myrtle Beach, it also brings some major changes for local beach laws. Just as the temperatures begin to drop and the crowds start to dissipate on the Grand Strand, the rules and regulations governing what you can and cannot do on the beach become a bit more lax, giving visitors even more...

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Follow Your Nose to the Best BBQ in Myrtle Beach

Few things smell as sweet as the salt air blowing in the sea breeze in Myrtle Beach ... unless there happens to be a barbecue restaurant in the vicinity. Mix in the aroma of hickory smoke and succulent meat, and the mouth starts to water with anticipation. Fortunately for guests at Compass Cove Resort, you don't have to go very far to...

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Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art Offers an ‘Arrogantly Shabby’ Experience

The unofficial motto for the nearby resort town of Pawleys Island — "Arrogantly Shabby" — refers to the laid-back lifestyle of those who call it home. For three weeks in the fall, the islanders open up their normally tight circle and unique culture at the Sept. 24-Oct. 15 Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art. The tiny town of...

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Natural Beauty, Man-made Masterpieces Converge at Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

One of the Grand Strand's most pristine natural treasures also becomes a center for manmade masterpieces at the 41st Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival. Held Sept. 23-25 at Huntington Beach State Park in nearby Murrells Inlet, this popular event features more than 100 top artists and crafts vendors from the Eastern Seaboard displaying their...

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Five Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach and Compass Cove Resort in the Fall

Labor Day is the unofficial end to summer. The technical end comes on Sept. 22 with the autumnal equinox. But for folks in Myrtle Beach, the summer fun doesn't really stop until November — and even then there are sunny days that are perfect for a beach trip. In fact, although the peak summer months are the most popular...

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Myrtle Beach Fall 2016 Events

With the summer season coming to an end and the weather finally cooling down, things are just starting to heat up in Myrtle Beach.  There are so many great reasons to visit Compass Cove in the fall.Labor Day weekend kicks off the fall season with several festivals, activities and so much more.  Not only do you get great pricing...

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Cast Away with Deep Sea Fishing Tours near Myrtle Beach

The 60-mile stretch of Carolina coastline known as the Grand Strand is lined with excellent seafood restaurants. But for the freshest catches and best times on the high seas, nothing beats the all-you-can-catch buffet you can only find a few miles offshore. Thanks to the many charter boats and guide services that sail out of the Strand every...

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Start Your Engines at Myrtle Beach Speedway

The Myrtle Beach sports scene may be best known for championship golf, water sports and other stick-and-ball games, but the fastest sport on the Grand Strand can be found at the historic Myrtle Beach Speedway. Located off Highway 501, about 9 miles away from Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, the half-mile asphalt racetrack has been hosting NASCAR...

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