Rainy Day in Myrtle Beach? Here Are 5 Ways to Beat It

You’ve been planning your beach vacation for weeks. You arrive at your destination, with swim trunks and flip-flops ready. But unexpectedly, a rainstorm throws a wrench in your plans. How can you enjoy a beach vacation in rainy weather?

Fortunately, rain at the beach does not necessarily mean the trip is ruined. The vacationer can visit many attractions near the beach, and Bay View Resort guests can find plenty to do in all types of weather. Restaurants and shopping are two examples.

And of course, visitors could still go to the beach. They can stroll around the area with an umbrella or play in the wet sand, keeping safety at top of mind, of course.

What about swimming? Additional words here about safety. Rain by itself is not seen as a safety threat to swimmers, but thunder and lightning could develop when it starts raining or sometime after. That could cause a risk, so if a lifeguard is on duty, ask him or her if it is safe to enter the water during rainy times.

But even though they should not swim in the rain, beach vacationers can find plenty to do in wet-weather times.

Activity No. 1: Eat

Various types of dining establishments are often available at beach areas. Many of the restaurants offer dining with an ocean view, although you will have to look through the rain to experience the ocean. At Bay View Resort, various restaurants offering different types of fare exist just a short distance away. Sea Captain’s House in Myrtle Beach offers seafood, steak, poultry and pork, along with breathtaking ocean views.

Sea Captains House Exterior

Activity No. 2: Check out the attractions

Myrtle Beach has the word, “beach” in its name, so of course tourists go there to see it. But if it rains, tourists need not despair. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is one example of an attraction that tourists can see in all weather conditions. A Discovery Center at the Aquarium is an interactive, multimedia playground and educational center for children and adults. The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center is another area attraction. In addition, visitors can grab their umbrellas and see Myrtle Beach Safari to interact with tigers, chimpanzees, Bubbles the Elephant, and other endangered species.

Hollywood Wax Museum

Activity No. 3: Shop

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk features shops galore to keep visitors plenty busy during wet and dry times. In addition to clothing retailer Anthropologie and bookstore Barnes & Noble, visitors can do additional shopping outdoors while carrying an umbrella. One example is The Market Common, which features elegant retail stores. Tanger Outlets Highway 17 is another shopping location, featuring shops such as Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, and Quiet Storm Surf Shop.

Woman with shopping bags

Activity No. 4: Do something indoors

The rain could be a blessing in disguise, as it could give visitors a chance to catch up on reading a book purchased from Barnes & Noble or spend more indoors time with family. Cinemark Theatre is one area location, but visiting families could also watch a movie together in their room.

Cinemark theatre

Activity No. 5: Enjoy the amenities

Water fun isn’t done just because it’s raining. At Bay View Resort, you can take your swimsuits indoors to the pool, lazy river, and hot tubs. The water is perfect inside all year round. Settle into the on-site Starbucks with free Wi-Fi to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a good read. Or get that run in after all on a treadmill in the fitness center.

Bay View Lazy River
Bay View Accommodations

Book a Stay at Bay View Resort Today

Everything is great at the Bay View resort, from the friendly staff to clean, spacious rooms. One stay and you’ll want to plan your next getaway here. Enjoy great views, beach access, and proximity to lots of fun in Myrtle Beach. Did you know Bay View Resort can also accommodate groups? Learn how, and book your stay today.

Bay View Living room Accommodations
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