Southern Style Seaside Vacation in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach sunrise. Photo by Flickr/David Cooper
Myrtle Beach sunrise. Photo by Flickr/David Cooper

Whether a beginner or an advanced fisherman, everyone will enjoy Reel Action Fishing Charters. Captain John and his two sons, Captains Johnny and Josh, can turn anyone into a qualified fisherman in only four hours. They run their boats all year long and the season determines the type of fish you catch. Like real estate, fishing is all about location, location, location and Reel Action will take your family into the back creeks and flat waters of the Little Neck River for trout and dog fish all the way to the Atlantic Ocean where Red Fish, Sea Bass, Flounder and even Sharks are available. Most of the fish are catch and release, but if the fish is a keeper, Captain John will not only send it with you, but recommend places to clean and cook your catch.

Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach

For family fun, the Sheraton Broadway Plantation is an ideal getaway. Located next to Broadway at the Beach, Sheraton Broadway Plantation has its own water park, indoor/outdoor swimming pools and mini-golf course. There are so many fun things to do the kids may never want to leave. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the Lazy River with floats provided. The water park features a giant pirate ship with short water slides and water guns for the kids to play on and a two-story water slide for all ages. There is also zero entry pool and a life guard on duty for the littlest ones. The rooms are all one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas complete with full kitchens, laundry and screened in patios or balconies.

Located on the beach next to Captain’s Seafood House, Caribbean Resort and Villas offer condo and suite-style living with one to four bedrooms, a seaside water park, and on-site spa and dining. The original Dominican Tower had a recent renovation and the new Cayman Tower is now available with larger units for extended families. For those wanting some quiet, the Chelsea Villas are across Ocean Boulevard and there is an on-site Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

For an authentic seaside family vacation, consider renting a vacation home from AirBnB. Over 300 options exist from tiny beach cottages and apartments to seaside mansions. Live like a local with the beach just outside your door.

If You Travel to Myrtle Beach

Author Bio: Carrie Dow is a member of the North American Travel Journalists’ Association, Carrie Dow is a freelance travel writer based in Lakewood, CO, whose work has appeared in Islands, Go Nomad and Interval World. She is the Local Editor of DrinkDenver, a part of The Drink Nation, a website devoted to finding the best happy hours in cities across the US. She is also the founder of What’s Pawsitive, a website covering animal welfare issues and animal-based travel around the world. An occasional football widow, she is mom to a Siberian husky and a Siamese cat.