There’s Plenty to Do, Eat, and See Around Bay View Resort

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Located in the heart of the downtown district and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Bay View Resort has virtually everything you could want on property, and virtually everything else just a short walk away.

With its scenic oceanfront lawn connecting to the 1.2-mile walkway that parallels the beach, Bay View gives its guest easy access to some of the top attractions, dining, shopping and nightlife on the Strand, all without moving your vehicle. Here are some of the nearby hot spots you don’t want to miss this summer:

Attractions: The obvious one, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, is right under your nose at Bay View, and the oceanfront walkway leads directly to all the top attractions downtown. Plyler Park, where free concerts and fireworks displays are held throughout the summer months, is only a few blocks away, as is the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, the 190-foot, high-tech Ferris wheel that allows passengers a birds’-eye view of the beach and downtown district and Atlantic Ocean. For families with kids, the Kingdom Amusement Park and Water Park also are within walking distance away, and the new Shark Attack Adventure Golf complex gives guests the chance to play the only oceanfront putt-putt course on the Strand.

Dining: Bay View Resort is so close to some of the most iconic restaurants in town that you might actually smell the hot dogs and hamburgers wafting through the ocean breeze from your balcony. The legendary Peaches Corner has been in business for more than 75 years and offers short-order tastiness hot off the grill. For a more formal setting, check out the Second Avenue Pier’s Pier View Bar and Grill. This open-air eatery sits on the third floor rooftop of the pier, providing a scenic view of the ocean to go with the frozen drinks and appetizers. Also try the Ocean View Cafe, Sharkey’s and Shuckers.

Nightlife: The Boardwalk is lined with beach bars and cafes, but none more historic than the famous honky-tonk known as The Bowery, which has been serving thirsty customers and entertaining music-lover for more than a half-century. Country music super-group Alabama used to be the house band at this watering hole before they reached stardom. A more modern but equally laid-back place to party is Jimmy Buffett’s LandShark Bar and Grill, named for the Caribbean crooner’s own line of beer.

Shopping: Ocean Boulevard and the Boardwalk offer plenty of window shopping and people watching at novelty stores and souvenir shops like the legendary Gay Dolphin Gift Cove, which boasts more than 70,000 unique items for sale, as well as a crow’ nest atop the three-story establishment that lets guests get a panoramic view of the ocean and the downtown area. Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall and Market Common are only short drives away.

(posted 5/30/14)