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Cooling off for this hot July 4th with some swimming safety tips
Posted by Hope Robbins | Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Greetings from hot and sunny Myrtle Beach!! When we say hot, we mean HOT weather and HOT deals! Are you packed up and ready to head out on vacation to the Myrtle Beach? Did you pack the sunscreen? You know you’re going want to hit the water (current temperature is 85 degrees) as soon as you feel the Myrtle Beach heat! Well if you are ready for a dip in the pool or a wade in the ocean, we have put together some safety tip reminders when swimming!

Always stay in a designated area of a lifeguard. Whether you’re in the pool or the ocean, make sure you keep a visual of the lifeguard. If you can see them, they can see you.
Never swim when overly tired. You may get in a little deep and exhaustion can kick in quick. Also be aware of Rip Currents. Check out this link on rip currents and how to identify, avoid and get out if caught in one. But the main thing, don’t panic!

Always have a swim buddy. Especially in the ocean. If perchance you do get knocked down by a wave you have someone to laugh at you! But seriously, have someone with you if you wade too far out.
Avoid any distractions when supervising a child in the water and never leave them unattended. Kids have a tendency to have no fear of the water whether they swim well or not. Please, it only takes seconds for a child to drown.

Remember to protect your skin while out in the sun. Especially around water. That burn will sneak up on you faster than an ant looking for a picnic. Apply a high SPF sunscreen and apply often!!
Drink plenty of water! Being in the sun and in the water will tire you out easily and it’s easy to get dehydrated in the heat. We know sometimes you may want alcohol while out in the sun. Beware, alcohol does NOT hydrate you.

It is never a bad idea to wear protective shoes too when swimming in the ocean. You never know when a seashell might pop up or possibly a hungry blue crab that wants to nibble on your toes!
But most importantly, we want you to have loads of fun and make many life-long memories!
July 4th is creeping upon us this week too! Are you planning to take in some fireworks after a fantastic day in or near the water? If so, we have some suggestions for places that will be lighting up the sky to celebrate Independence Day! Best of all….they are FREE for all to enjoy!!

Broadway at the Beach will begin their fireworks display at 10pm! Try to get there a little early to snag a great spot!

Barefoot Landing will also begin at 10pm. Fireworks lighting up the sky over Lake Barefoot, what an awesome sight to be seen.

Marsh Walk will begin their spectacular fireworks display at 10pm, lighting up the sky with red, white and blue.

Salute from the Shores is a July 4th, South Carolina tradition to honor those serving in our military. The flyover will begin at 1pm in Cherry Grove, NMB and make way down the coast all the way to Beaufort! A spectacular sight and a tribute not to be missed.

Of course, we can’t forget the piers, Cherry Grove in North Myrtle Beach and the 2nd Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, sitting on the beach watching spectacular light shows illuminating the ocean!

And don’t forget, besides our low, competitive rates, we are always offering different ways to save you money through various website specials and our very popular make-a-bid offers. Look at the many ways we can help save you money on your next vacation and help you find some great places to visit!

Remember, always BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE!!!

We’ll see you on the beach!



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