Sleep Inn at Harbour View
909 US 17
Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 249-4848
Fax: (843) 249-5706
This Hamlet just north of Myrtle Beach proper is a bit truer to the flavor of the town as it was before it became a tourist mecca. Centered on Mineola Ave as it makes a beeline for the waterfront, this little town consists of little more than a few streets and the waterfront along the eponymous inlet. This section of the city features a few nice restaurants and shops, and its cuisine is centered on its reputation as a hub of the crab harvesting season which takes place in late spring and for which the town hosts it world famous Blue Crab Festival each May.
The Cherry Grove Fishing Pier extends 985 feet into the Atlantic Ocean so there is plenty of room for fishing for both serious and casual fishing enthusiasts. For those who don't care to fish, there is a 2-tier viewing deck which provides a magnificent view of the ocean and surrounding area. The biggest tiger shark ever caught was caught at this pier. Other fishing records include a second place king, a first-place sheeps head, and a record whiting.
Cherry Grove Beach is a part of the North Myrtle Beach community. Located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the beach is generally quiet and peaceful, good for a long evening walk on the cool sand. The coastline and the creeks emanating from it are lined with beautiful beach houses and condos. The Cherry Grove Pier was built in the 1950s and is known for its numerous fishing activities and the fishing tradition it has come to be associated with. Today, the pier is a prominent landmark of the city and even has its own gift shop.
La Belle Amie is a lovely place to visit. Located on what used to be a tobacco plantation, the land has been owned by the Bellamy family since the late 1800's. Taste the Belle Amie wines in the Wine Shop or sip a glass while swinging on the porch swing. You can buy Belle Amie wines and gourmet foods to accompany them in the gift store. There are special events and promotions at different times of the year. The vineyard is also a great place to hold a social or business event.
The theme of this miniature golf course is that your chartered plane has made an emergency landing on a tropical island. There are two courses: Mayday Mountain and Rescue Falls. A big yellow plane that spews steam constantly rests precariously on Mayday Mountain. The course takes you up and over the mountain and through a cave. Rescue Falls has plenty of tropical plants, a flowing river, a waterfall and a rescue helicopter waiting for you at the end. The Rescue Falls course is handicap accessible. Open every day of the week from 9 am onwards.
This miniature golf complex has two courses: the Jungle course is filled with exotic trees and African animals, and the signature hole, The Big Hill, is a real challenge; holes-in-one are rare. The Lagoon course reminds you of Hawaii with it banana trees, mountains, caverns, and two beautiful waterfalls that have become popular wedding sites. The view from the top of this course is spectacular, especially at night. Remember your visit with a Jungle Lagoon t-shirt available in the gift shop. Admission prices vary.
Alligator Adventure is one of the world's largest alligator exhibits, where visitors can see more than 800 alligators feast, frolic and fetch as they walk on boardwalks. The alligators (including two rare albinos) range in size from eight-inch newborns to 13-foot adults. During the tour, visitors can listen to a lecture and watch the staff feed these animals as they jump out of the water. In addition to these cold-blooded amniotes, visitors can also see tortoises, exotic birds and Komodo dragons, as well as plenty of amphibians in the large herpetology house.
T.I.G.E.R.S. stands for The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. The focus of this 50-acre institution is preservation, education and training. The facility invites the public to get close to exotic and wild animals, and sometimes even gives people the chance to hold or interact with tiger cubs. A personal 3-hour tour can be expensive, but a USD20 coupon can be found in local discount books and newspapers. A USD40 photo discount is also available at the park. The minimum age for a tour guest is six. Videos and photo sessions can be created with family groups taking the tour. Visitors will leave knowing more about the importance of preservation and the thrill of experiencing a "safari" style trip into the wild right at home. -Natasha Lawrence
Locals and visitors seeking a non-smoking venue for humor and a fun night out should visit this comedy club. The two hour shows feature three comedians, and sometimes you can even purchase live set DVDs by the performers as souvenirs. Patrons are required to purchase two food or drink items during the show, but prices are reasonable. Light fare such as pizza and sandwiches is also available. Discount coupons can be found in visitor pamphlets from the visitor center or local newspaper.
The Ocean Isle Beach is a lovely seaside town and major tourist attraction because of its abundant natural beauty. The shore is lined with several houses that offer mesmerizing views of the horizon. Visitors can enjoy several recreation activities and a charming atmosphere. This isle has been awarded for its restoration efforts and projects.
Enjoy a four-course meal while watching a spectacular show with colorful fighting pirates searching for treasure. A full-scale ship on a real lagoon is the stage for all the action, which includes acrobatics, lighting effects, sounds and pyrotechnics. A Dolly Parton company, it's located in the former Dixie Stampede arena next to the Carolina Opry Theater. Diners are not to be left out either, as they become participants cheering their crew on. The purchase of a Pirates Voyage ticket can be combined with either Wonderworks or Ripley's Aquarium for special rates. Show times and dates vary; check the online schedule or call for more information.
The Carolina Theater's Home Production, the Carolina Opry is consistently rated as one of the premier shows to catch while in town. This high-octane dance, comedy and singing jamboree has been running for more than 30 years, so the production must be doing something right. The other highlight is the theater's Christmas Special presented during the holidays of course, and their rotating cast of musicals. Everything from big Broadway names as well as those off-off-off Broadway to local shows like Good Vibrations (which plays music from the 60s, 70s and 80s), there is usually something for all.