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Hampton Plantation State Historic Site

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

There is a sleepy little South Carolina fishing town located about 50 miles west of downtown Myrtle Beach called McClellanville that is home to one of the state’s most beautiful and significant historic gems. Standing tall and proud like the magnolias and live oaks that surround it is the Hampton Plantation.

On April 15, 1970, the site was declared a National Historic Landmark.  

The actual “house” that is the Hampton Plantation House is truly a sight to behold. It has the mystical power to transport your mind back to the colonial days, when the Georgian-style mansion served as the hub of a lively rice plantation.

Today, the Hampton Plantation goes by several monikers, including the Hampton Plantation House and, when it is serving in its official and historical capacity as one of South Carolina’s state parks, the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site.

The blindingly white paint coating the house’s exterior is so spectacularly well-preserved and maintained that it not only stands out in stark contrast to its dark, tree-shrouded surroundings, but it seems to radiate with its own natural, glowing light.

Perhaps the mansion’s sheer white radiance finally got the best of its last private owner, Archibald Rutledge. A native of McClellanville, South Carolina, Rutledge authored more than 50 books, became the state’s first poet laureate in 1934, and donated the Hampton Plantation House to the people of his home state.

If you’re interested in checking out the mansion and its magnificent grounds, here is the pertinent information, taken from the Hampton Plantation State Historic Site’s official website:


Admission: Grounds are free.

House admission fee: $7.50/adult; $3.75/S.C. Senior; $3.50/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 & younger.

Hampton Plantation State Historic Site and Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site have a reciprocity program on daily admission, meaning if you purchase admission at one of these parks, you get into the other at no charge, the same day. Please inquire at the park for more information on this program.

Days and Hours of Operation: Ground Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily

Mansion Hours: open Saturday-Tuesday

Days and Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Office Hours: 11 a.m. to noon, daily

Compass Cove Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

 Compass Cove Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach

One of the best Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Condos located on the Grand Strand is the Compass Cove Resort. With Compass Cove Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach, you get beautiful condos that are situated perfectly on the Atlantic Ocean in an area that houses the largest resorts. Offering over 700 feet of ocean front beach and a wide array of amenities, it’s easy to see why Compass Cove offers the best Myrtle Beach condos for sale.

Compass Cove Resort is three buildings combined to create one of the best resorts on the grand strand. The buildings are:

  • Pinnacle Tower (Giant Yellow 16 Story Oceanfront including Penthouse Suite Level
  • The Mariner (15 Story Oceanfront Hi-Rise w/ 5 Level Parking Garage)
  • The Schooner (4 Story Oceanfront)


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Compass Cove Pinnacle Tower

Recently re-modeled, the Pinnacle Tower features nearly 300 Oceanfront and Efficiency Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach. The condos feature a Bahamas Island theme with rattan furniture, great lighting, huge comfortable bedding, designer carpets, beach style art, and granite countertops! These condos are truly beautiful! These condos can accommodate up to 8 people and feature two full beds or one king sized bed. Comes will all necessities and kitchen appliances. In the living room the couch can fold out to an additional bed for visiting family members or kids!


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Compass Cove The Mariner

The Mariner was recently built in the last 10 years and offers beautiful one, two, and three bedroom condos with oceanfront and oceanside views. All units feature complete kitchen appliances and have bright beach themes. The 2 and 3 bedroom units have different layouts but generally contain the same features. The two bedroom units have two full beds and one kind bed, while the three bedroom units offer the same in addition to another queen sized bed.

Compass Cove The Schooner

Where is Compass Cove located Myrtle Beach

Condos for Sale Compass Cove Myrtle Beach

2311 South Ocean BLVD Condos

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Compass Cove resort is located in central Myrtle Beach, close to the Myrtle Beach Airport and the Coastal Grand Mall. Centrally located close to shopping, dining, and Myrtle Beach attractions of all kinds!!

Compass Cove Amenities

Since there are so many resorts and condos on the beach to choose from, a lot of the times what separates each property are the amenities and overall service. Compass Cove offers wonderful amenities in all three buildings that are sure to keep you busy every day. Such amenities include:

  • Seasonal Oceanfront Bar & Grill
  • Game Room
  • Fitness Center
  • 2 Award Winning Restaurants
  • Poolside Tiki Bar & Grill
  • Outdoor Heated Pools
  • Outdoor Cooled Pools
  • Jacuzzis & Hot Tubs
  • Children Sized Pool & Splash Pool
  • 3 Lazy Rivers that extend Indoor & Outdoor
  • Waterslides
  • On-site Convenience  Store
  • Giant Shuffle Board
  • Oceanfront Lounge
  • Spa (For Men & Women)
  • Grills on Site
  • Large Oceanfront Balconies

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Things to do near Compass Cove  

Location is prime in Myrtle Beach. Figuring out an area where you’re away from the traffic yet still close to all the fun activities on the grand strand is very important. Compass Cove offers condos for sale in a terrific part of Myrtle Beach with close things to do such as:

  • Shopping (Coastal Grand Mall)
  • Outdoor Market Commons Shops
  • Dining (Restaurant Row, The Strip Restaurants)
  • Broadway at the Beach
  • Palace Theatre
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Downwind’s Parasailing & Jet Ski Rentals
  • Much, much more!!!

Condos for Sale Compass Cove

If you are interested in purchasing an oceanfront or ocean view condo at Compass Cove we are the #1 realtors and can give you the insider tips and secrets to buying or selling in A Place at the Beach.  

If you are interested in buying, selling, or investing an Oceanfront or Ocean view Myrtle Beach Condo call JP Real Estate Experts at 843-839-9870 or sign up for LISTING ALERTS at

Mortgage Rates Rebounding

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

By The Numbers

The recent rebound that mortgage rates surveyed by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, better known as Freddie Mac, perhaps, a good sign in the short term.

The government-sponsored mortgage company was quick to notify investors that rates are not predicted to ascend anytime soon in 2012.  

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgages remain relatively unstable. They saw an average of 3.95 percent, with a 0.7 point average fluctuation for the same week, according to Freddie Mac, who reminded everyone that the number last week was an all-time low, citing records that date back to 1971, and that 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are still hovering well short of the high 5.05 percent these mortgages saw in February of 2011.

When discussing the 30-year fixed-rate loan, Freddie Mac pointed us all to the newly released results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, in which the company shines a microscope on the fact that these 30-year fixed-rate loans have been averaging 4 percent or lower for nine weeks in a row.

Quick Hits

  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: Hitting a 3.24 percent average; up a razor’s edge from last week’s 3.21 percent
  • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans: Hitting a 2.88 percent average; up a smidge from last week’s 2.85 percent (another all-time low mark)
  • 1-year Treasury-indexed ARM loans: Hitting a 2.78 percent average; up barely an ant’s belly from the ground it hit last week at 2.77 percent (and yet one more all-time low)  

And Finally...

The brain wizards at Fannie Mae waved their economically charged magic wands at fixed-rate mortgages and delivered a Dec. 20 forecast projecting a 4.0 percent average in 2012 and a 4.3 percent average in 2013. This is a drop of 4.5 percent from last year and 5 percent from ’09.

The Mortgage Bankers Association winds up this week’s countdown with a not-very stunning prediction: 2012 will allegedly see a 4.2 percent average for fixed-rate loans just prior to leaping up into the 4.7 percent range in 2013.

But wait, there’s more! A bonus projection on 30-year fixed-rate loans just came in from the good folks at the National Association of Realtors: 2012 will give us...a rather lackluster hold-steady forecast of good old 4.5 percent.

A Place at the Beach Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

A Place at the Beach Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach

Have you considered purchasing an Oceanfront Condo in Myrtle Beach? If so, right now A Place at the Beach Condos for Sale Myrtle Beach are some of the best deals on the market. There are many features of A Place at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach Condos, SC that we absolutely love. In fact, this low rise, comfortable complex is a great place to stay for vacation or to live in if you want to be in a quiet part of Myrtle Beach, SC.  It is also one of the best priced Myrtle Beach condos for sale, making it an easier choice to get away no matter the occasion.

A Place at the Beach Condos for Sale

A Place at the Beach


A Place at the Beach

A Place at the Beach has so many amenities, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven! You literally will not want your vacation to end!  This oceanfront condominium complex, located in North Myrtle Beach Condos, SC, has an extensive list of features including:

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 150-foot water slide
  • Outdoor hot tubs
  • Elevator access
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Wireless broadband internet access
  • Tennis & basketball courts
  • Game room
  • Gas and charcoal grills beside indoor pool
  • Shuffleboard
  • On-site store for basic convenience items
  • 9-hole putt-putt golf course
  • Large interior courtyard with kids playground

In 2009 A Place at the Beach completely redecorated the complex exterior and pool. In order to relax by the pool better they also purchased new tall deck chairs for sunset happy hour! Inside the unit new comforters, pillows and bedding were purchased. These condos are literally brand new!! There are also many tangible appliances available for use including but not limited to: hair dryers, coffee maker, TV, cable, DVD player, stereo, & beach chairs (on the patio & for the beach).


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Where is a Place at the Beach Condos Located

A Place at the Beach Windy Hill

A Place at the Beach Myrtle Beach

A Place at the Beach Myrtle Beach, SC

A Place at the Beach North Myrtle Beach Condos

4525 South Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach Condos, SC

A Place at the Beach -9520 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

Placed perfectly on a secluded and spacious beach, with a pool and Ocean Annie’s nearby, A Place at The Beach has been a favorite destination for vacationers for years.

Myrtle Beach Condos for Sale Near Barefoot Landing

Located very close to the awesome Restaurant Row which features the best restaurants on the Grand Strand! For all the ladies staying there is endless shopping and attractions at Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlet, and Broadway at the Beach. Also close by for entertainment purposes are over 100 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses (some of which rank in the best courses in the nation), The World Famous Alabama Theater, House of Blues (concerts and other events venue), Hard Rock Café, and only one mile away from the acclaimed Italian restaurant: Rossi’s. A Place at the Beach is located very conveniently for travel being just 20 minutes away from the airport.

Myrtle Beach Condos for Sale at A Place at the Beach

Myrtle Beach Condos for Sale Information

Property Type:

  • Condominium

Floor Area:

  • 1200 sq. ft. (approx)

Many Condos Include:

  • telephone
  • air-conditioning
  • central heating
  • alarm clock
  • ceiling fans
  • local activities guide
  • restaurant dining guide
  • hair dryer

A Place at the Beach Condos Feature a Full Kitchen:

  • dish washer
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • oven
  • microwave
  • blender
  • ice maker
  • spices
  • stove top burners
  • coffee grinder
  • 4 ring stove
  • grill
  • iron & board
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • cooking utensils
  • coffee maker
  • toaster


  • 2 Bathrooms
    • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower
      Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Queen, w/master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Twin/ Single, w/main bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen, w/main bath

Some Condos Have Entertainment in the Unit Like:

  • TV
  • Satellite or Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo system
  • DVD Player
  • Radio

Outside the Condo Amenities on Site Like:

  • wood deck around pool
  • gated community
  • outdoor grill charcoal
  • outdoor grill gas
  • parking off street
  • walkway to water
  • barbecue
  • garden
  • balcony
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • outdoor grill
  • parking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs

A Place at the Beach Shore Drive

Golf Heaven:

Myrtle Beach offers over 100 excellent golf courses for all levels of skill and considered by many to be the Mecca of Golf. Course discounts are regularly advertised in Myrtle Beach newspapers and coupon discount books and most condo resorts in Myrtle Beach, including A Place at the Beach provide insider deals. It is advisable to make tee-times in advance because it is one of the hottest things to do in Myrtle Beach. Arcadian Shores golf course is located only 1 mile away and is home to some of the prettiest greens. Arcadian Dunes, Grand Dunes and Barefoot courses are a couple more fantastic courses than are less than five miles away. If you’re looking to stay somewhere close to the excellent golf Myrtle Beach has to offer then A Place at the Beach is the place for you!

A Place at the Beach Windy Hill

Spotlight: A Place at the Beach V & VI

Conveniently located along Shore Drive, A Place at the Beach V offers very affordable two bedroom, two bath condos which can comfortably accommodate up to six people. There are many Myrtle Beach Condos for Sale and each beautifully landscaped, three-story phase has an outdoor swimming pool plus an outdoor charcoal area and coin-operated washer/dryer facilities in the building. You have your choice of oceanfront, ocean side or second row condos to choose from. Families and friends vacation at A Place at the Beach V & VI year after year because the staff is very friendly, the location is prime, and the units are beautiful. A Place at the Beach V & VI is centrally located in the northern end of Myrtle Beach close to major attractions, shopping, dining, golf, plus much more.

A Place at the Beach North Myrtle Beach

A Place at the Beach Condo Reviews

“This was the best place we have stayed at! We absolutely love this condo, the area, the places to eat ...and especially the beach! The condo is so nicely decorated with a beach theme. The space we had was great! Everything you could want is right in the condo. We will definitely return to this condo for our family vacation. Two thumbs up and 5 stars for us!!!!”

Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

If you are interested in purchasing an oceanfront or ocean view condo at A Place at the Beach we are the #1 realtors and can give you the insider tips and secrets to buying or selling in A Place at the Beach.  

If you are interested in buying, selling, or investing an Oceanfront or Ocean view Myrtle Beach Condo call JP Real Estate Experts at 843-839-9870 or sign up for LISTING ALERTS at


Myrtle Beach Community Info

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Myrtle Beach Community Info

            Looking for community info for Myrtle Beach? Tired of finding useless information on the web? Look no further than the experts here at The Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts who look to bring you the latest and exciting news related to real estate or community events in Myrtle Beach.

            This week marks a special week. For those of you who do not know what I’m referring to, today is the day of the republican debate. In anticipation of the candidates a crew of 5 from Team Sandtastic made its way to Myrtle Beach to scuplt a massive Mount Rushmore-esque sculpture outside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, where the debate will be taking place. According to representatives with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, the team begain work last Tueday and along the way used more than 525 tons of sand to create three main pieces.


            If you want to see the sand sculptures they are located on Oak Street, across from the convention center. The Debate airs live on Fox News Channel, starting at 9pm tonight (Monday).

           Looking to come to Myrtle Beach for the holidays? Or maybe you have thought about purchasing a Myrtle Beach Condo for you and your family to enjoy. Either way there are a ton of reasons why choosing to live in Myrtle Beach is worth it! You will literally never be bored with multitudes of activities/things to do for you and the whole family. Check out the list of 101 things to do in Myrtle Beach and try some of the links to find out more information!


The "don't miss anything" to do list!

Outdoor Adventures

  1. The Beach
  2. Brookgreen Gardens
  3. Campgrounds
  4. Alligator Adventure
  5. Pier 14
  6. Apache Pier
  7. Huntington Beach State Park
  8. Cherry Grove Pier
  9. Fireworks shows
  10. Carolina Safari Jeep Tours
  11. Miniature golf
  12. Myrtle Beach State Park
  13. Garden City Beach Pier
  14. T.I.G.E.R.S.
  15. Golf
  16. Second Avenue Pier
  17. Springmaid Pier
  18. Waccatee Zoological Farm

Attractions & Entertainment

  1. Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum
  2. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  3. Arcades
  4. Bowling
  5. Casino boats
  6. Comedy clubs
  7. Movies
  8. Ghosts and Legends Theatre
  9. Karaoke
  10. Laser Tag
  11. MagiQuest
  12. Myrtle Beach Speedway
  13. Myrtle Beach Pelicans games
  14. Ripley’s Moving Theatre
  15. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
  16. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
  17. Roller skating
  18. Shagging at Fat Harold’s Beach Club
  19. WonderWorks

Theaters and shows

  1. Alabama Theatre
  2. Carolina Improv Company
  3. Carolina Opry
  4. Celebration Music Theatre
  5. House of Blues
  6. IMAX 3D
  7. Legends in Concert
  8. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  9. The Palace Theatre
  10. Pirates Voyage

Food and Drink

  1. CentraArchy Restaurants
  2. Diving Dining Group
  3. Hard Rock Cafe
  4. Ice Cream
  5. Jimmy Buffett eateries
  6. La Belle Amie
  7. River City Cafe
  8. Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
  9. Microbrews
  10. Ocean Annie’s
  11. Planet Hollywood
  12. Riverwalk & downtown Conway
  13. Sea Captain’s House

On the Water

  1. Dolphin Cruise
  2. Fishing on the Pier
  3. Jet Skis
  4. Parasailing
  5. Wind Surfing and Hobie Cat Sailing
  6. Fishing- Off Shore and Deep Sea
  7. Dinner Cruise
  8. Banana Boating


  1. Family Kingdom
  2. Helicopter Rides
  3. Myrtle Waves
  4. NASCAR SpeedPark
  5. OD Pavilion
  6. Pavilion Nostalgia Park
  7. SkyWheel
  8. Sling Shot
  9. Wild Water and Wheels
  10. Soar + Explore Zipline and Ropes Course
  11. Educational
  12. The Art Museum of Myrtle Beach
  13. Indigo Farms
  14. Ripley’s Aquarium
  15. Freewoods Farm
  16. South Carolina Hall of Fame
  17. Children’s Museum of South Carolina


  1. Barefoot Landing
  2. Broadway at the Beach
  3. The Market Common
  4. Coastal Grand Mall
  5. Tanger Outlets
  6. Pawleys Island Hammock Shops
  7. Lazy Gator
  8. Myrtle Beach Flea Market
  9. Myrtle Beach Mall
  10. Callahan’s of Calabash
  11. Beach Stores


  1. Canadian-American Days
  2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
  3. Little River Blue Crab Festival
  4. Mayfest on Main
  5. Sun Fun Festival

Fire Destroys North Myrtle Beach Restaurant

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

There must have been a whiff of smoke in the air near Highway 17 in North Myrtle Beach Condos on that accursed, fateful evening back in December of last year. And if there indeed was a whiff of smoke there on that night, chances are excellent that those who smelled it probably didn’t think much of it.

Folks who either lived nearby or regularly drove past or especially those who regularly stopped in at the Bar-B-Que House at 1561 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach Condos most likely expected to get their nostrils teased by the smoky scent of a good bar-b-que.

The smoke permeating the atmosphere in and around the Bar-B-Que House on Wednesday, Dec. 21, however, was not the mouthwatering, delicious scent of hickory-smoked pork, but instead the smell of owner Scott Rudolph’s North Myrtle Beach Condos Bar-B-Que House restaurant itself engulfed in flames.

"(Running the restaurant takes) blood sweat and tears,” Rudolph told local television station Live 5 News, WMBF, while he was assessing the damage on the Thursday morning after the fire. “We've had a lot of people put their heart and soul (into the North Myrtle Beach Condos Bar-B-Que House)...and the people who worked here were like family. It's horrible, but fortunately no one got hurt."

The restaurant closed at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Rudolph said, and fire investigators estimate that the blaze ignited at about 10:15 p.m., a fortunate twist of fate for any customers who might have been gnawing on a rib bone, or any of the 15 employees and Rudolph, who might have been working at the time and subsequently been caught in the flames.

Fire investigators said the blaze destroyed a large portion of the Bar-B-Que House’s interior, as well as its roof. 

Horry County Fire and Rescue crews teamed up firefighters from North Myrtle Beach Condos to extinguish the conflagration.

The initial cause of the fire has not been announced.

North Myrtle Beach is a town of about 16,000 year-round residents, nestled along the renowned Grand Strand section of the South Carolina coast about 20 miles north of downtown Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Condos for Sale

by The Jerry Pinkas Team

Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Condos for SALE!

            When looking for a Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Condo to invest in, you can choose based on the many amenities available. Right now these properties are luxurious and affordable, two words that we don’t hear together that often. Some condo amenities include multiple pools, Jacuzzi hot tubs, Water Park, kiddie pools, tiki bar, gift shop, restaurants, video arcade, men’s and women’s sauna, lazy rivers, exercise room, oceanfront balcony, hi-speed internet, cable, and some even have a bowling alley. Check out all the wonderful resorts and condos in Myrtle Beach!

Anderson Ocean Club and Spa Condos For Sale

            The Anderson Ocean Club and Spa is an oceanfront condo resort located along the grand strand. From the road you can tell this resort is one of the finest in Myrtle Beach. Beautiful fountains, tall palm trees, and thick wooden doors pave the way to a wonderful stay. Equipped with 1-3 bedroom condos, walnut wood cabinets, six high speed elevators, and the world famous awakening spa will leave you relaxed and invigorated.

Atlantica Condos for Sale

            When it comes to amenities, the Atlantica Resort is extremely tough to beat! Equipped with a large oceanfront pool, an indoor pool w/ waterfall, outdoor & indoor Jacuzzis, a very lazy river, and a large shallow pool perfect for your kids! If you’re looking to come to Myrtle Beach and enjoy a nice oceanfront view, this is the place. The Atlantica is home to the best oceanfront views on the beach and offer beautiful floral bedspreads that highlights the theme of Myrtle Beach.


Bay Watch Condos For Sale

            Located centrally in a more quiet part of North Myrtle Beach Condos stands the Bay Watch Resort. Finished in 2003 the Bay Watch Resort opened its doors for thousands of Myrtle Beach tourists each and every year. Some amenities include their awesome lazy river, several pools (for both adults & children), and two fabulous restaurants on site for the guests to enjoy. The Blue Room Café & The Sandtrap Sports Bar & Cocktail Lounge are right at your service downstairs overlooking the beach!


Bayview Condos For Sale

            Located directly on the newly built boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, stands the Bayview Condo Resort. Come enjoy one of the best resorts in the very heart of the beach. The amenities are plentiful with lazy rivers, Jacuzzis, and several pools. Located on the first floor is your very own Starbucks and right next door you grab a bite to eat at famous Sharkeys Bar & Grill. So whether you’re looking for a 4 bedroom oceanfront penthouse condo or a 2-3 bedroom condo, the Bayview Resort has got it all!


Beach Cove Condos For Sale

            Come stay at this tropical oceanfront paradise equipped with four outdoor pools, three oceanfront whirlpools, a 400 foot lazy river, and much more. Also included in the Resort is a game room for the children, 6 restaurants/bars, and a racquet ball room to shed some pounds for the beach! Located in central North Myrtle Beach Condos, there is an enormous amount of activity in the surrounding area and fun for the whole family! Barefoot Landing has tons of shopping and is located right down the road, truly a great location to stay if you’re are looking for a peaceful Myrtle Beach experience.