As a part of my travel routine, I visited many places but never had a chance to visit Myrtle Beach. There is no specific reason but finally when I planned, I did it along with a huge group of friends, their children, few singles. It is a good mix of all varieties of people. Few are dare local residents while few have come from various places.
I knew this trip is going to give me a better understanding and ample opportunity to trace out the clear difference in between dare and Myrtle Beach. The fact is, however long Dare country has been trying to portray itself as a family friendly but could not establish the same. On the other hand Myrtle Beach is well known for its friendly atmosphere that especially attracts families. This is the reason probably why I could gather such a huge group of all ages.
I always had these debates running in my mind. First is” What is so good about Myrtle Beach, is there anything that we can learn and take it back to Dare Beach?” I had this question in my mind because though we are a beach country, the kind of “complete family entertainer” tag could never be aligned to our beach resorts.
The second question I had in my mind was “Even if we learn what is it better in Myrtle that is making it a better place than Dare beach, will we be able to implement in Dare. Can Dare beach ever be Myrtle?”
After settling in one of the Cheap Myrtle Beach hotels, I started pondering more on the second thought. Both the country beaches Dare and Currituck have islands on the three sides. There is no proper highway built connecting to Dare. The islands which are closing the three sides of these two beach countries are not really bigger than a mile in width. These two beach countries put together could only gather 3 M visitors in a year. Our population too is as low as 50,000 people in both the countries. But on the other hand, Myrtle is home to more than 347,000 people. Visitors are estimated at 14 M every year, to Myrtle metro area.
Myrtle is interestingly located in geographically that can grow immensely. This included a bypass and second bypass towards west, north and south. This open ways out with no blocks, assure the much easier commutability and thereby draw more visitors. This in turn, gives enormous opportunity to business as well. The more commuting ability Myrtle locals have, the more varieties of material they bring into the country. Then the more they material they purchase, the more they sell and the more they benefit. This way all the 3, 47,000 people in Myrtle could increase their life style as well.
Myrtle Beach has a lot of potential to sell because of the infrastructure and the huge mass of people who are local. At the same time this place offers a lot ability to buy as well, due the 14 million visitors who would not leave a chance to buy cheap T-shirts, and other throw-away stuff because they are on the move.
Another interesting fact about Dare is the social circumstances. We have more than seventy percent of our lands controlled by state, federal and other bodies. This restricts us to open huge number of stores and start franchises. When it comes to shopping stores, we have as few as twelve box stores in the Beach. But Myrtle has many box stores for every four block radius.
Though the Myrtle Beach is respected as a family beach, I see the 103 golf courses as a hindrance to it. Well, this is because there is no much restriction on the night life so the men who are here for golf entertainment can very well look forward to the nightlife as well. So, here comes a point where all the family men feel a clash in between the quality time that they get to spend with the families and then the slightly unrestricted nightlife of Myrtle Beach. Tough choice!
The good part for kids is the unlimited amusement parks, bungee jumps, slingshots and much more. For other family members who are neither golfer nor kids, there is huge space of entertainment with music, comedy, movies and other things.
The overall structure of the town is very impressive in terms of nicely structured residential houses, between the highways. The huge park that is thoughtfully located in between the bypass and Beach, adds a lot too.
Nightlife in the Beach is very much lively. People will be around all night with lots of entertainment, eatables, sidewalks and sales that are going on etc. As the day progressed into evening and then night, I started realizing that the Myrtle Beach has few things not so likeable but at the same time there is nothing to fear about. Being a beach country usually a place leaves a lot of scope to be careful about and fear about. But Myrtle Beach appeared as an exception.