Summer Fun: What’s New In Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach umbrellas by the ocean

Myrtle Beach, SC, is a fun family destination, not only for playing in the waves and building sandcastles, but for top entertainment, food and sports. Check out some of the fun new adventures for summer and fall at two beloved Myrtle Beach entertainment complexes.

Myrtle Beach umbrellas by the ocean

Barefoot Landing

Visitors can eat, play, shop and be entertained to their hearts delight at Barefoot Landing, a 250,000-square-foot entertainment destination in North Myrtle Beach. The recently added Dockside Village is a new waterfront restaurant district located on the scenic Intracoastal Waterway.

Head to Blueberry’s Grill for breakfast, a farm-to-table restaurant with unique twists on favorite breakfast foods. Everything is made fresh daily including their namesake blueberry muffins. Try the Country Egg Benedict or my favorite—the Blueberry French Toast, and don’t miss the Bloody Mary Bar.

blueberrys grill myrtle beach

Everyone in the family will enjoy Lucy Buffet’s “Lulu’s” 400-seat restaurant because Lulu’s is much more than just a restaurant—it’s a literal playground! Kids can play on a giant sandy beach filled with fun beach toys, climb the ropes course or play games in the arcade. Adults may opt to sip a tropical drink at the beach bar and enjoy nightly music.


Stroll around the 27-acre lake in the center of the complex where you may see turtles, birds, fish or even a gator or two. You can also check out some of the unique shops at Barefoot Landing.

barefoot landing carousel

Broadway at the Beach

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach and billed as South Carolina’s largest entertainment venue of its kind, Broadway at the Beach offers great family attractions, specialty shops, nightlife and a variety of dining options.

Broadway at the Beach is home to South Carolina’s first TopGolf venue. This multi-level complex features microchipped golf balls that instantly display scores, accuracy and distance of shots on a TV screen. TopGolf is geared for all level of golfers. The entire family will have fun in the climate-controlled bays offering chef-inspired menus, cocktails and music.

top golf broadway at the beach

Don’t miss the new Simpsons in 4D at the Aztec Theater at Broadway at the Beach. This family-friendly, special-effects show is pure fun with a few surprises. After the show, be sure to visit Springfield’s Kwik-E-Mart for a Buzz Cola, Lard Donuts or a Squishee.


Featured this summer at Broadway at the Beach is a new live show, “Charles Bach Wonders,” with internationally-acclaimed Illusionist Charles Bach. There’s mind-blowing magic, Willy Wonka whimsy, playful comedy, special effects and grand illusions.

Got a sweet tooth—then “It’s Sugar” shop is a must stop. In addition to an amazing array of sweet stuff, this candy emporium recently added The Doughnuttery. This innovative, family-owned doughnut shop features mini-size donuts in a variety of flavors made right in front of you. Also new is Tipsy Scoop, an alcohol infused ice cream and sorbet shop. It took many samples before deciding on the Tequila Mexican Hot Chocolate. (Warning: you will have to show an identification no matter what your age!)


Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach, SC

If you want to be near the heart of the action—and on the beach, I suggest the oceanfront Carolinian Beach Resort. It’s perfect for any budget offering standard rooms and 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites, outdoor water features and a free daily continental breakfast. It’s located just minutes away from Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

balcony view Oceana Resorts myrtle beach
Photo from Oceana Resorts.

The Carolinian Beach Resort is part of Oceana Resorts, which also has other options in Myrtle Beach.

exterior Oceana Resorts myrtle beach
Photo from Oceana Resorts.

(Sandra was a guest of Myrtle Beach for part of this trip, but the reviews and opinions are her own.)

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