Get ready for an exciting day filled with adventure and a little bit of exercise. While on vacation in Myrtle Beach, get out and explore some of the wildlife along the wetlands, riverbanks, and forests. You can do all of this on Saturday, March 25, at the Battle of the Paddle. You get to kayak for a total of 9 miles along the Waccamaw River, soaking up some sun and taking in some of the Grand Strand’s best kept secrets within the inland. Whether you decide that you want to go all out and compete for a prize or just enjoy a relaxing trip with your family, it will be a day you will not forget.
Check in will start at 8:00 am and the race will begin promptly at 10:00am. Awards will be given in women’s, men’s, and tandem divisions. The classes will be split by boat length starting at 14 foot and below. If you don’t have room to bring a kayak down or if you simply do not own a kayak, no worries, you can rent one for $10 at the race. Your kayak rental includes the kayak, a paddle, and a life jacket. The race itself costs a small fee of just $25.00. This fee provides you with a t-shirt and post race celebration meal, no matter how fast or slow you choose to paddle. The race is for ages 18 and older, but if you have some young ones with you, they can paddle in your kayak with you!
If you are looking for somewhere to get some pre-race fuel in you, try one of the breakfast places located near the Strand Resort.
The Market Restaurant: Located on property, the Strand Resort has its own free, hot breakfast every morning located in the Market. You can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and watch the sunrise. In addition to breakfast, the Market also offers a light lunch and dinner menu throughout the day. For more information on food selection at the Market, don’t hesitate to ask the receptionist upon arrival.
Magnolias at 26th: Located just a short block away from our boutique resort, you will find Magnolia’s at 26th. This southern-style restaurant offers a variety of food options within their buffet. Whether you choose to have a weekday breakfast, or a weekend brunch – the buffet prices range from $8.30-$13.99 per person. If you aren’t feeling the buffet, don’t fret, they also offer a full service menu including items such as omelettes, pancakes, grits, hash browns, biscuits, and sandwiches.
Omega Pancake & Omelet House: Also located a short block away, you can find one of the best pancake houses on the beach. You can choose from a variety of breakfast items including pancakes, eggs, waffles, country ham, sausage and more country cooking. They also have a selection of Greek food items thought the day including gyros and greek salads.
As a guest at The Strand Resort, enjoy not only the sun and sand, but everything else Myrtle Beach has to offer.