Autumn Adventures

Imagine speeding along through the ocean, cutting through the waves, water spraying up and you with a smile you can’t seem to wipe off your face. All of a sudden you come upon a pod of dolphins jumping out of the water. This isn’t a dream and you too could experience this phenomenon if you visit Myrtle Beach and go on a Dolphin Tour with a watersports company.

paddleboardAs the weather cools down and the sun’s rays aren’t blazing down quite as strong, it’s the perfect time to venture around the grand strand. Not as many crowds to battle when booking tours or merely strolling along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. There are activities for everyone in the family, from the thrill-seeker to the low-key adventurers. Be sure to pack your camera and some sunscreen!

Myrtle Beach offers multiple bodies of water to explore and many ways to enjoy them. There are multiple surf shops where you can rent a surfboard, paddleboard or kayak. The waves along the Grand Strand are perfect for learning how to surf. When you take a lesson, you’ll learn how to paddle into a wave, and once you successfully stand up on one, you’ll be hooked. If battling the surf isn’t your speed and you would rather drift along calmer waters, you can check out the amazing wildlife in the Inlet or Cherry Grove via paddleboard. If you feel you need a guide, be sure to sign up for a paddle boarding tour. The paddleboarding tours even offer the opportunity to go at sunrise or sunset, which make for some breathtaking photographs.

If you’re interested in kayaking, there is a company in North Myrtle Beach called Glass Bottom Kayak Tours that offer a whole new way to experience kayaking in a clear kayak. Not only do you have a great view of the wildlife around you, but you can see the sea life underneath you as well. They take groups out on tours of the Waccamaw River, shell hunting on Waites Island, or paddling through the marsh of Cherry Grove. Grab a life jacket and be sure to book this adventure that is fun for everyone of all ages!

kayakFor those thrill-seekers looking to channel your inner Tarzan, there are opportunities to swing amongst the treetops at two of Myrtle Beach’s ropes courses. Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventures in North Myrtle Beach takes you on an obstacle course suspended along the trees, swinging and climbing, complete with a zip line that will make you feel like you’re flying. Radical Ropes Adventure Park in Myrtle Beach offers a challenging ropes course as well as extreme zip lining for those more adventurous ones in the bunch.

Myrtle Beach is more than just shopping and amusement rides. Although those are exciting attractions to experience, Myrtle Beach also holds some serene spots along the shoreline to connect with nature. There is Huntington Beach State Park, which is full of nature trails to walk or bike, and home to some of the best places to surf fish and bird watch in South Carolina. You can even take a guided tour of Atalaya (also called Atalaya Castle), a National Historic Landmark. If you’re into hiking trails, be sure to check out the Sculptured Oak Nature Trail in Myrtle Beach State Park – one of the last strands of coastal estuaries on the northern coast of South Carolina. Be on the lookout for Blue Herons and other beautiful wildlife that may come out to say hello for a picture.

If you’re vacationing with Brittain Resorts & Hotels this fall season, we encourage you to get outside and go on an adventure! Once you’re done lounging by the pool or ocean and finished with your round on the golf course, try your hand at surfing or book a kayaking tour for the family. You’ll leave with photographs and stories that will keep you laughing long after your suntan has faded. There are so many activities that you may not have time to squeeze them all in one visit. Make sure you book your stay with Brittain Resorts & Hotels so you can check some more of those items off your vacation bucket list the next time you make a trip to Myrtle Beach.

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