Myrtle Beach

 

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Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in South Carolina.  It is situated on the center of a large and continuous stretch of beach know as the Grand Strand in Northeastern South Carolina.  A man-made island , Myrtle Beach has been separated from the continental U.S. since 1936 by the Intercostal Waterway forcing the city to develop within a small distance from the coast.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk opened in 2010 and cost $6.4 million.  National Geographic has ranked Myrtle Beach boardwalk number three in the U.S. while Travel and Leisure ranked it number two.  The boardwalk is 1.2 miles long and runs along the ocean front from Pier 14 to 2nd avenue.  We all walked the boardwalk for a short distant its curve y and exquisite, with opening to the beach .

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We walked the beach back from the boardwalk heading to our car.  We all enjoyed our nice walk on the beach.  The tide was going out and the ocean is not overly warm.  The last time I walked the beach was Fort Myers in Florida.  I like to pick up shells from all the different beaches I have been on.  This one was scarce for shells but Liz and I managed to find a few.

The Myrtle Beach Sky-wheel opened at the board walk in May 2011 and is a 200 foot observation wheel similar to a ferris wheel with glass gondolas that looks over the Atlantic Ocean. It would have been nice to go on it but out time was limited with the rental car.

I didn’t know that thongs (or any swimwear revealing any portion of the Buttocks ) are not permitted anywhere in public in Myrtle Beach. Violators of the ban may be arrested, jailed or find, the ordinance has been in effect since the 1990.

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We are having lunch with Johnny and Liz from Anchore Down on this beautiful sunny day.

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We had lunch at 2nd Avenue Pier located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach district. We were on the third floor outside with a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and the beach.  I think this was the fastest service we have had on this trip.  I really think we waited maybe five minutes and we had our food.  Sure beats the service we received last night at War-Mart.

After lunch we all walked the pier where we ventured further out into the Atlantic Ocean.  Look at those two very handsome guys and no they didn’t catch the big fish.  I don’t even think either one of the guys fish.

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On our way to Enterprise we passed the Hollywood Wax Museum with King Kong on the side of the building.  I know there is so much more to see and do but our time is so limited we only get a taste.

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