North Myrtle Beach Blog

Stay in the know with Ocean Drive Beach Rentals on all things North Myrtle Beach. From tips about property management for owners to fun and exciting things to do for guests planning a vacation. Our local knowledge and experience in the area cannot be matched, whatever questions you have or information you need to know about Myrtle Beach, we've got you covered!

Buying, Selling, And Renting At The Beach

9 FEB 2019
Do you love the Myrtle Beach area? Have you ever vacationed in North Myrtle Beach and thought how divine it would be to live there? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying property...

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NMB: More Than Just a Great Beach

4 DEC 2018
There’s no doubt that the ocean draws thousands of vacationers to the Grand Strand every year. But there’s more to the South Carolina coast than just the ocean...

Take a Day Trip to Charleston

10 NOV 2018
North Myrtle Beach is in close proximity to historic landmarks and intriguing places such as Charleston. Consider taking a day to explore this important city and its rich heritage...

Tips to Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful

30 OCT 2018
Who doesn't love to see and visit North Myrtle Beach's beautiful shoreline? Here are a couple tips on how to make the beach more enjoyable for you and others...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit North Myrtle Beach

17 OCT 2018
Considering a trip to North Myrtle Beach, SC? It's one of the best beach destinations on the East Coast — but here are a handful of other reasons to vacation here if you're not already convinced...

Holidays in North Myrtle Beach

8 OCT 2018
Looking to start new traditions this holiday season? The holidays are a special time in our little beach community, and we welcome visitors to break tradition and treat their families to a holiday on the beach!...

Rainy Day Vacations in North Myrtle Beach

2 OCT 2018
If the weather takes a turn for the worse, don't worry! We put together a list of activities in the North Myrtle Beach area that are perfect for rainy days. From on-site amenities to great entertainment, a little rain won't put a damper on your vacation...

Upscale Condos and Fantastic Amenities at the Prince Resort

27 SEP 2018
Do you love soaking in oceanviews from your balcony? Relaxing on the beach in the warm sunshine? Hanging out poolside with a refreshing drink? Explore condo rentals in Prince Resort, located in Cherry Grove...

The Grand Strand: An Area Rich With Pirates

18 SEP 2018
For decades, vacationers have come to North Myrtle Beach relax in the sand, salt air and warm temperatures. But before this area became a mecca for summertime visitors, the Grand Strand was a magnet for a few unsavory characters...

North Myrtle Beach Piers

10 SEP 2018
If you are the type of person that enjoys surf fishing, walks on the beach, or just watching the water and breathing in the salty sea air, take a tour of the many Myrtle Beach area piers. No matter where you are staying for your vacation, there are nearby piers to take you beyond the beach and into the ocean...

SOS Week in North Myrtle Beach

4 SEP 2018
September in North Myrtle Beach means one thing: Shag Week (or the SOS Fall Migration). The meeting of the SOS (“Society of Stranders” or “Shaggers on the Strand”) Group attracts folks from all around the country to dance, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy the beach...

Best Places to Shop in North Myrtle Beach

21 AUG 2018
By now you probably know that shopping is one of the best things about a Myrtle Beach vacation. With outlet malls, boutiques, countless beachwear and souvenir stores, hundreds of gift shops, and 2 regional malls, you can visit a new store every day and still not see them all. You'll find stores that appeal to everyone in the whole family in North Myrtle Beach, so nobody will be left behind on a shopping excursion...

How to Take Great Photos on Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation

14 AUG 2018
Photographers and social media lovers, rejoice! North Myrtle Beach offers miles of sandy beaches, marshes teeming with birds and wildlife, and lush green plant life to complement the breathtaking scenery. Add your loved ones and fun attractions into the mix and you have a recipe for taking incredible pictures to commemorate your vacation...

Take a South Carolina Casino Cruise

1 AUG 2018
Chances are, if you find yourself in North Myrtle Beach on a long-awaited vacation, you already feel pretty lucky. But wait — just north of Myrtle Beach, there are boats that head out into the Atlantic Ocean, away from gaming laws, and open up the slots, tables, and roulette wheels!...

Experience the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel

1 AUG 2018
The only wheel of its kind in the United States, the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel stands nearly 200 feet tall with impressive views of the beachfront, Atlantic Ocean, and inland. This is one attraction that you can't miss on your next family vacation to North Myrtle Beach!...

Try Authentic South Carolina Cuisine on Your Vacation

26 JUL 2018
Though not well known, South Carolina has a variety of dishes that would be considered “authentic” local cuisine. Some of these are traditional southern favorites, and some truly are unique creations that locals and tourists alike have loved for years...

Keeping Cool in North Myrtle Beach

18 JUL 2018
It gets pretty hot in North Myrtle Beach, with temperatures clearing the mid-90s during our peak summer months. Use the following tips to stay cool on the beach, and you could enjoy several hours of fun in the Carolina sun...

Advantages of a Late Summer North Myrtle Beach Vacation

6 JUL 2018
If you have been to North Myrtle Beach in the middle of summer and thought that it couldn't get any better, consider a late summer vacation! Experience the best parts of North Myrtle Beach — with lower rental rates...

How to Stay Fit & Healthy on Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation

25 JUN 2018
For many of our guests, staying fit and following a daily exercise regimen (even while on vacation) is an important part of life. Luckily, you don’t have to drop your healthy lifestyle during your trip to North Myrtle Beach. Between healthy food options and many fitness center and gyms, you won’t have a problem getting back into your regular routine once you are back home...

How to Pack for a North Myrtle Beach Vacation

21 JUN 2018
Don’t let the little things complicate your beach vacation. Your North Myrtle Beach vacation begins when you drive out of your driveway or board the plane to the coast. To make your trip more enjoyable, follow our tips on how to pack your car or prepare your luggage for a flight...

Father’s Day in North Myrtle Beach

14 JUN 2018
Our team at OD Beach Rentals wishes all dads a Happy Father’s Day! If you are lucky enough to be in the North Myrtle Beach area to celebrate, here are a few tips for enjoying your day with Dad.
Take the paterfamilias to breakfast at any...

North Myrtle Beach Public Parks

8 JUN 2018
There are several public parks in the area that serve both vacationers and locals. These are great places to enjoy some outdoor time without added expense, or treat the group to a sponsored event like live music or movies in the parks. It’ll make vacation even more memorable and fun!...

Live Entertainment in North Myrtle Beach

5 JUN 2018
Live entertainment at renowned theaters is a big part of the South Carolina vacation experience. Top-rated shows like The Carolina Opry or “One” at the Alabama Theater wow audiences with their professional musicians, original comedy sketches, and fantastic lights...

Tips for Enjoying Atlantic Bike Week

26 MAY 2018
Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most exciting times to be in North Myrtle Beach. You can feel the energy in the air as the motorcycles roar down the road. We want our biker guests to come back year after year, so follow these tips to make sure everyone stays safe and has a great time!...

North Myrtle Beach Nature Activities

21 MAY 2018
If you are lucky enough to be on vacation this week, chances are you already have your week planned out with beach activities, golf, shopping, or visits to the many famous attractions around Myrtle Beach. But if you find a gap in your schedule and want to treat your family to an all-day adventure, head south to Huntington Beach State Park...

What's the Difference? Myrtle Beach vs North Myrtle Beach

14 MAY 2018
One of the small communities on the Grand Strand is North Myrtle Beach. It’s easy to confuse Myrtle Beach with North Myrtle Beach, but folks that have been coming down for a long time know that there are several distinctions between the neighboring cities...

Traffic Tips for Your North Myrtle Beach Vacation

7 MAY 2018
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, North Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area become a melting pot of vacationers, hosting people from all over the eastern half of the United States. As you can imagine, traffic can become a bit of a headache unless you are familiar with the short-cuts and alternate routes. Keep the following tips in mind to save you from frustration and valuable vacation time...

Start a New Vacation Tradition in North Myrtle Beach

18 APR 2018
The eastern coast of the US is full of great vacation spots. Each region has a unique feel and offers a special kind of beach experience. If you and your family have been vacationing in the Outer Banks, Ocean Isle, Hilton Head, Charleston, or other east coast locations for years, consider making a change and seeing a new part of the Atlantic beach...

North Myrtle Beach Outdoor Activities

14 APR 2018
Millions of vacationers come out to the Grand Strand every year to relax on the beach, enjoy the warm weather, play in the surf, and get a taste of our authentic Southern seafood. Many of these folks are content to just hang out at their...

 

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Real Estate in North Myrtle Beach

16 JAN 2018
We are lucky to call North Myrtle Beach our home, and you can be too! If you are considering buying real estate along the Grand Strand, read on...

North Myrtle Beach Off-Season Rentals are More Popular Than Ever

14 SEP 2017
Summer vacation is what brings the vast majority of our visitors to the area, but many people are beginning to realize that our area has a lot to offer year-round...

Don’t Spend Your First Day of Vacation at the Store

20 JUL 2017
Imagine arriving at your property, opening the door, and seeing all the groceries you ordered waiting for you and ready to use...

Where To Go for Summer Entertainment in Myrtle Beach

15 JUN 2017
There are shopping, dining, and entertainment hubs located in both Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach that are always a hit with out-of-towners. We want all our guests to enjoy our area’s many attractions and activities — and to leave the beach with lasting memories...

Waties Island: Time Off the Usual Path

15 MAR 2017
Need a day away from the beach crowds of North Myrtle Beach and Cherry Grove? Believe it or not, there is a place down the Strand where you can set up your beach headquarters, away from the invasion of other sun worshippers...

Soar With Rockin' Jump

19 JUL 2016
Looking for something different to do on your vacation that gets you out of the heat? Rockin’ Jump is an exciting trampoline park that opened earlier this year in Myrtle Beach that kids and adults will love. A huge open area is packed with trampolines...

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Where to Watch Fireworks in North Myrtle Beach - 2016

22 JUN 2016
All summer, the Myrtle Beach area bustles with vacationers experiencing all the great accommodations, activities, attractions, and restaurants in town. Add a fireworks display to your itinerary; even if you won’t be here for the 4th of July, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to treat...

Renovations to OD's Horseshoe

13 APR 2016
If you are familiar with the Ocean Drive section, you have probably seen the "horseshoe" — the area at the end of Main Street between the Spanish Galleon and the OD Pavilion. In the past, this area was little more than a dirt lot that served as parking space, beach access, and a place for special events and live music...


 

North Myrtle Beach Tent Ban

21 JUN 2014
This year, we have received a lot of questions from guests who are curious about the changes in beach regulations, especially regarding beach tents. The city of North Myrtle Beach has passed measures to ban certain types of beach shelters and shading devices on the beach this year. The ban is in effect from May 15th to September 15th...

New Sports Complex Comes to North Myrtle Beach

23 JUL 2013
At the busy intersection of Highway 31 and Robert Edge Parkway, a vast tract of land is being developed into a landmark location for college and high school teams to compete and the local community to enjoy...

North Myrtle Beach Real Estate Services

10 MAY 2013
Do you love the Myrtle Beach area? Have you ever vacationed in North Myrtle Beach and thought how divine it would be to live there? Maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying property in one of the best and most desirable beach resort towns on the East Coast!...

Ocean Drive Beach Rentals’ New Location

3 NOV 2012
Welcome to our brand-new location, in the lobby of the famous Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort, right on the beachfront. Though we have moved, our goal is still the same: to be the authority on North Myrtle Beach vacations!...

Jet Ski Dolphin Tour in Little River, South Carolina

25 AUG 2012
I recently had the opportunity to attend a Jet Ski dolphin tour at Myrtle Beach Watersports in Little River, SC. It was a great experience, and I would recommend it to anyone vacationing in the Myrtle Beach area. If you are staying in an Ocean Drive Beach Rentals condo, it would take you no longer than 15 minutes to drive to Myrtle Beach Watersports’ Little River location...

North Myrtle Beach is Represented at the Vacation Rental Managers Association Annual Conference in Orlando

15 OCT 2011
Ocean Drive Beach Rentals in North Myrtle Beach, attended the Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Ocean Drive Beach Rentals attends both regional and national VRMA events to better understand the vacation rental industry and...