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  • Sea Crest Myrtle Beach
  • 803 South Ocean Blvd
  • South Carolina 29577 - United States
  • 1-800-845-1112

The hub of the Grand Strand - Little River to Winyah Bay

With more on site amenities and entertainment than any other Myrtle Beach resort, it’s no surprise that the Travel Channel named Sea Crest “Best Family Accommodations”. Some of the ingredients that make us a destination and not just a resort include a 9 pool attractions including outdoor and indoor pools, water park, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, kiddie pools, lazy river ride, children’s activity center, live entertainment daily on the pool deck and karaoke nightly, fitness center, It’s no wonder that families for over 20 years have found Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort the most fun place to stay.

At Sea Crest the value is there, everywhere you look-from our large rooms to our beautiful beachfront to our premier oceanfront location that puts you close to the action.

Myrtle Beach is synonymous with great golf. And the Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort is synonymous with great golf packages. They include your choice of more than 100 championship courses. Packages include accommodations, greens fees, and more.

The promise of crazy or lazy days under a big blue South Carolina sky draws sun seekers to our coast from around the world! If a bustling beach scene sounds good to you, the Myrtle Beach area is just the ticket. If your dream vacation is a remote island with one way on and one way off, Pawleys Island may be just the place for you. Unspoiled beauty and simplicity are what this coastal paradise is all about.

Forbes magazine ranked the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area 29th on its Top 200 list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Myrtle Beach International Airport is the fourth fastest-growing airport in the United States, according to The Boyd Group, an industry researcher. The airport grew 150 percent from 1994 to 2000, and traffic increased 22 percent from 1999 to 2000.

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators named the Myrtle Beach area the established golf destination of the year for 2000. Destinations are rated on customer satisfaction, support from suppliers and airlines, quality of golf courses and accommodations, and access to tee times.

Myrtle Beach is second most popular beach in the United States, according to ( Travel Guide, an affiliate of the newspaper USAToday. The 2001 Beach Guide Top Ten Beaches were based on responses from more than 3,000 readers.

In 2001, Restaurant Business magazine ranked the Myrtle Beach area No. 1 in the U.S. for growth potential. The area’s market is growing nine times faster than the national average, and twice as fast as its closest competitor, Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Myrtle Beach area recorded a 9.1 percent annual growth rate for all goods and services produced between 1990 and 2000, resulting in a tie for fifth place in a national report on growth. The U.S. Conference of Mayors commissioned the report.

An extremely group-friendly destination, the Myrtle Beach area has something to offer every group. This beautiful stretch of coastline is home to over 115 golf courses, thrilling amusement parks, superb shopping, and divine dining. Historical, cultural, and eco-tourism adventures are set among plantation homes, picturesque gardens, and meandering rivers shaded by stately live oaks. As the day winds down countless nightlife choices offer breathtaking entertainment and terrific live music.

When planning your next meeting or group tour itineraries, give the professional staff at the Myrtle Beach Area Convention Bureau a call. The sales team can gather proposals from area properties, accompany you on site inspections and assist in the overall decision-making process.

Once you've found that perfect property in the Myrtle Beach area, you won't be forgotten. Our Convention Services team can assist you with name badges, promotional items, registration, speaker selection and attendance-building publicity. Perhaps most importantly, the staff at the Convention Bureau knows the area and will serve as a valuable liaison between you and Grand Strand businesses and public services.

A sure-fire way to work up an appetite is to play hard during your vacation. After swimming, shopping, golfing, sightseeing, trekking through amusement parks, and other activities, you'll be famished. Lucky for you, the Grand Strand has more than 1,650 full-service restaurants whose aim is to please your palate. The choices - in menu items and atmosphere - are endless. You can dine by candlelight on a linen-draped table, with waiters in crisp attire attending to every need, or belly up to the buffet at an all-you-can-eat family restaurant. Let the good times roll at the pyramid-shaped Hard Rock Cafe, or surround yourself in racing memorabilia at the NASCAR Cafe. Enjoy supper and a show at Medieval Times or Dixie Stampede, or set sail on a dinner cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway.

So what’s your pleasure? If the answer is seafood, you'll have the optimum number of restaurant choices. Seafood - fish, shrimp, oysters, crab, scallops, clams - is the main ingredient in coastal cuisine. Years ago, most all local seafood was breaded and deep-fried. Today, while fried seafood is still extremely popular, restaurant menus have beenRestaurantexpanded to include everything from Cajun-style cooking to nouvelle cuisine. Increasingly, chefs are rediscovering the treasure trove of regional ingredients (herbs, fruits and vegetables, etc.) and using these to create dishes with authentic local flavor. In addition, "fish of the day" offerings have expanded from the ever-popular filet of flounder to scrumptiously prepared mahi-mahi, swordfish, tuna, grouper, red snapper, salmon, and other selections. Standard side dishes such as baked potatoes and French fries now compete with flavor-packed sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, vegetable sauté, and assorted fresh breads.

While seafood is king on the local restaurant scene, other delicious fare can be found in abundance. Savor the flavors of Italy, Japan, Mexico, or China. Sink your teeth into a thick, juicy steak, grilled to perfection. Sit down at a sushi bar and sample one mouth-watering morsel after another. Whatever you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it on a Grand Strand menu.

Horry County

The name Horry was first attached to the area now known as Horry County in 1801. Horry District was named after Brigadier General Peter Horry, a Revolutionary War hero whose portrait can be seen in the Horry County Museum. The first board of commissioners was charged with the responsibility of erecting a courthouse, goal, whipping post, stocks and pillory. Members of the board were: John Graham Sr., Samuel Foxworth, William Williams, Thomas Livingston, Robert Conway, William Hemingway, William Vereen, Thomas Fearwell and Samuel Floyd. The county's original courthouse was located on Fifth Avenue in 1802 and stood a mere 28x36 feet. It was replaced by what now serves as Conway's City Hall at the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue in 1824. The Robert Mills designed building cost $9,500, the highest rather than the lowest bid for construction.

When Horry County outgrew the second courthouse, the current structure dominating Third Avenue between Elm Street and Beaty Street was built with construction completed in 1908. The grand total for the original building without wings was $29,950.40. The current courthouse underwent renovations and additions in 1927, 1964 and 1982-83.

Horry District kept that name until the constrict of 1868 when it was changed to Horry County. When the Home Rule Act was passed in 1975, Horry County chose the Administrator/Council form of government. In January of 1978 the first County Council was seated with nine members elected at large. They served until March of 1979 due to litigation to determine the legality of single member districts. They returned to office in June 1979 and served until December 31, 1980.

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