This was the view from our balcony. The blue tent on the right was ours, and although it looks as if it is housing a vehicle, the jeep was cruising the beach as I took the photo. Click to enlarge - it really improves the view. There are seven of my grandchildren in the pic, but none of the adults in our party made it into this one.
The sea was calm the whole time we were there, except for Wednesday when a storm was approaching. Even then, it wasn't too rough. We were lucky! You can't tell it from this photo, but the beach at that location is very deep (even at high tide) and almost completely flat. The hard-packed sand is easy to walk on, and there is room for dozens of umbrellas or tents between the dunes and the water line. I must sound like a public relations person for the chamber of commerce - but it really is a great spot.
Prior to this trip, I had only been in Myrtle Beach once, when mr. kenju took us on a business trip to Charleston, and we stopped there on the way back home. That was when the children were small; two of them were sick and developed a rash that day, so it stands out in my mind. When the kids were older, they started going to Myrtle Beach with their friends, while we always went to NC beaches as a family. I am happy to have had the opportunity to go to a SC beach at least once in my life and I look forward to going back.