Top 5 Reasons to Head for the Grand Strand This 4th of July

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When it comes to celebrating the 4th of July, the beach is a natural fit. The ocean breezes blowing through your hair, the soft sands of the beach between your toes, and the dazzling sights and sounds of fireworks filling the skies all combine to make celebrating our nation’s independence feel all the sweeter in the salty air.

And, with more than 60 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, a range of patriotic events on tap and a long list of family-friendly attractions to explore, the Grand Strand is a particularly attractive destination for Independence Day revelers. Consider these 5 top reasons to choose the Myrtle Beach area for your July 4 celebrations:

Fireworks Galore — Located just across North Kings Highway from The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, the Barefoot Landing shopping, dining and entertainment hot spot offers fireworks shows on Monday nights throughout the summer, and 4th of July week will feature a pair of them, each starting at 10 p.m. Other area fireworks shows during 4th of July week include the three at Broadway at the Beach (set for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights at 10 p.m.), as well as another in Murrells Inlet during July 4th on the MarshWalk starting at 10 p.m.

The Weather — OK, so it’s likely to be hot pretty much everywhere in the U.S. on the 4th of July, but few places offer more options for escaping the heat than the Grand Strand. Beyond the miles of beaches along the Carolina coastline, the area offers water parks such as Myrtle Waves, Splashes and Wild Water & Wheels, plus other fun and unique water attractions like Shark Wake Park. Further, guests at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation have easy access to the resort’s oceanfront poolscape (more on that later). And don’t forget that the Grand Strand boasts an array of family-friendly indoor (and air-conditioned) attractions that’s simply too long to list.

Festivals, Fun Runs, etc. — The 4th of July brings a number of annual events and festivals to the area, including the Surfside Beach 4th of July Celebration featuring live entertainment and patriotic family fun; the Pawleys Island Golf Cart Parade, which sees participants parade through town on makeshift patriotic floats; and the Independence Day 5K and 8K at The Market Common’s Valor Park.

Family Fun on the Beach — Beyond the usual beach activities like swimming in the surf, relaxing in the sand and building sandcastles, guests at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation can get inventive during their days spent soaking up some sunshine on the Carolina coast. By bringing along a few needed supplies, vacationers can enjoy a game of cornhole, start up a bocce match, crank up (or even play) a little music on the beach — the list of options is endless. Of course, whatever activity you choose, be sure to show your patriotic spirit by donning your red, white and blue attire, which can be found in a number of area shops if you forgot to pack enough for your entire Grand Strand stay.

Our Resort’s Wide-Ranging Amenities — When you and your family stay at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation, you’ve got plenty of options for celebrating your extra-long holiday weekend. Among them, you could stay right at your cottage and have a cookout, head for the 2.5-acre oceanfront poolscape to cool off when the weather gets hot, enjoy a refreshing float around our indoor lazy river, grab a drink at the giant swim-up pool bar — the choice is yours!

The 4th of July is a popular time to head for the Carolina coast — so book your holiday-week getaway at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation today before accommodations are in short supply. With our long list of comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities — not to mention all of the festivities planned on the Grand Strand — you and your holiday crew are sure to have a blast celebrating our nation’s birthday and freedoms.