5 Ideas for a Relaxing Stay in Myrtle Beach

Rest and relaxation.

It’s what many Myrtle Beach visitors come to the coast for. That’s why jaunts to sunny spots are often referred to as escapes or getaways.

It’s easy to over-plan a beach trip. When you steal away to Myrtle Beach, you don’t need to go from jet skis to SkyWheel to parasailing to deep-sea fishing all by sundown. The best plan, sometimes, is no plan at all.

Or, at least, a plan to chill. There are more ways to accomplish this than sleeping in and ordering takeout from your resort. We recommend making time to lay on the beach or take up a spot in a cabana with a good book. Myrtle Beach has plentiful ways for you to unwind. Here are a few – and which of your favorites have we missed?

Why is it important to relax?

Relaxation – Whether it’s taking 10 minutes to meditate in your office chair or plotting a long weekend in Myrtle Beach – is essential to health. When you loosen your tie, your blood flow increases, boosting your energy. A calm mind is a clear mind, and that’s another great by-product of taking time to unwind.

Relaxing things to do in Myrtle Beach

Enjoy a sunrise

On a crisp fall morning, the air is cool and the sun is spectacular.

When you stay in a Brittain Resort property in the Myrtle Beach area, you’ll likely have an oceanfront balcony to take in the rising sun. Or take it in on seaside lawn chairs. It’s a relaxing way to invigorate your day. Arrive at your ideal watching spot early, and don’t feel a bit guilty about heading back inside for a nap after you’ve taken in the beauty of a sunrise.

Beach yoga

There’s nothing quite like sea air.

Pair that fresh air with the benefits of yoga, and you have a fantastic way to start your day (after watching the sunrise, of course!) in Myrtle Beach. Negative ions in ocean air can help your body absorb oxygen easier. Take your mat to the sand, or look into a rooftop yoga at Sea Yoga & Barre, every Saturday at 10 a.m, at RipTidz.

Beach walks

Beach walking might be the ultimate distraction.

Studies have proven that people walk long distances on the beach as compared to city streets, tracks, or treadmills. Sand is a natural cushion for your joints and feet, and sure beats pounding on the pavement! Visitors love the beautiful Huntington State Park for a great beach walk, and Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade is right on the oceanfront for a nice walk, too.

Nature walks

Research shows a nature walk can change blood flow to your brain to a state of relaxation. It can also boost natural killer cells the body needs to fight infectio

Myrtle Beach State Park has awesome trails and beach access. You’ll love the trail system for all ability levels at Horry County Bike Run Park. If you’re in North Myrtle, try Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, which features signs to educate you about local wildlife along the way.


Move at your own pace, based on skills or mood. Myrtle Beach has calmer waters and surf, for serene times or an invigorating workout, which is relaxing for some! All ages can enjoy paddleboarding, too. For an amazing experience, even for beginners, try Myrtle Beach Paddle Board & Kayak Adventures. Check out patient, fun instructors at Kokopelli Surf Lessons, Paddleboard & Kayak Tours & Rentals.

Visit Duplin Winery

Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, or just someone who enjoys a glass of wine (especially from bottles with cool labels), you’ll enjoy a visit to Duplin Winery, a local establishment that has made a name for itself in the region. Come try your old favorites or find new flavors to love in a wine tasting.

Duplin offers unique blends, and the unique setting will fit right into your relaxing getaway.

Ready to Change to Myrtle Beach time?

Whether you pack your walking shoes, wetsuits, or just your favorite book and snack, there’s a great way to slow down life a little in Myrtle Beach. Cooler months are perfect for such a trip, with smaller crowds, yet plenty of sun for whatever fun you choose. Aren’t you due for a getaway soon?


Stay at The Strand for your Relaxing Getaway

The Strand Resort in Myrtle Beach makes a marvelous place to stay when you want to escape for a long weekend. You’ll find an accommodating staff, clean, comfortable rooms, and delicious breakfast, too. You’ll want to return again and again. Check out the relaxing accommodations available at The Strand Resort today.

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