Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
4646 East Coast Lane
Shallotte, NC 28470
Phone: (910) 755-6444
Fax: (910) 755-6445
Let Capt. Ed Elliott take you on an exciting fishing trip in the Lucky Strike. He will also take you on a scenic ride or customize trips for you. A Half Day fishing trip (5hours) for 6 people includes sea bass, cobia, bonito, and mackerel. An All Day trip (8hours) for 6 people features snapper and grouper. Off-shore fishing is a 10-hour trip. On a Off-Shore trip (10hours) you will fish for all of the above plus grouper and snapper for 6 passengers. The Gulf Stream trip (12-14 hours) for 6 people for snapper, grouper, wahoo, tuna, and big game fish. A 25% deposit is required (refundable for bad weather). Cash and Traveler's Checks only.
This Hamlet just north of Myrtle Beach proper is a bit truer to the flavor of the town as it was before it became a tourist mecca. Centered on Mineola Ave as it makes a beeline for the waterfront, this little town consists of little more than a few streets and the waterfront along the eponymous inlet. This section of the city features a few nice restaurants and shops, and its cuisine is centered on its reputation as a hub of the crab harvesting season which takes place in late spring and for which the town hosts it world famous Blue Crab Festival each May.
The Cherry Grove Fishing Pier extends 985 feet into the Atlantic Ocean so there is plenty of room for fishing for both serious and casual fishing enthusiasts. For those who don't care to fish, there is a 2-tier viewing deck which provides a magnificent view of the ocean and surrounding area. The biggest tiger shark ever caught was caught at this pier. Other fishing records include a second place king, a first-place sheeps head, and a record whiting.
Cherry Grove Beach is a part of the North Myrtle Beach community. Located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the beach is generally quiet and peaceful, good for a long evening walk on the cool sand. The coastline and the creeks emanating from it are lined with beautiful beach houses and condos. The Cherry Grove Pier was built in the 1950s and is known for its numerous fishing activities and the fishing tradition it has come to be associated with. Today, the pier is a prominent landmark of the city and even has its own gift shop.
The theme of this miniature golf course is that your chartered plane has made an emergency landing on a tropical island. There are two courses: Mayday Mountain and Rescue Falls. A big yellow plane that spews steam constantly rests precariously on Mayday Mountain. The course takes you up and over the mountain and through a cave. Rescue Falls has plenty of tropical plants, a flowing river, a waterfall and a rescue helicopter waiting for you at the end. The Rescue Falls course is handicap accessible. Open every day of the week from 9 am onwards.
This miniature golf complex has two courses: the Jungle course is filled with exotic trees and African animals, and the signature hole, The Big Hill, is a real challenge; holes-in-one are rare. The Lagoon course reminds you of Hawaii with it banana trees, mountains, caverns, and two beautiful waterfalls that have become popular wedding sites. The view from the top of this course is spectacular, especially at night. Remember your visit with a Jungle Lagoon t-shirt available in the gift shop. Admission prices vary.
See the Grand Strand from a different perspective underwater. Coastal scuba will take you on WWII and civil war wrecks, in reefs and the newest custom dive site in Myrtle Beach, Barracuda Alley. The site has 20 personnel carriers and a customized barge with swim-throughs. Training is offered for all levels, including wreck diver, deep diver, boat diver. Rentals for all equipment. Price vary greatly depending on the type of dive and equipment rented.
Spectacular is the only way to describe this miniature golf course. Home of the Masters of Miniature Golf, it was featured in the movie Chasers and written up in Southern Living and US Air's Inflight Magazine. The course is very challenging and exciting, but could be frightening to young children. It is landscaped around the 40-foot lava rock volcano, which erupts and trembles every 20 minutes. The cost is USD 7 and there are special rates for children. Cash only; credit cards not accepted.
Alligator Adventure is one of the world's largest alligator exhibits, where visitors can see more than 800 alligators feast, frolic and fetch as they walk on boardwalks. The alligators (including two rare albinos) range in size from eight-inch newborns to 13-foot adults. During the tour, visitors can listen to a lecture and watch the staff feed these animals as they jump out of the water. In addition to these cold-blooded amniotes, visitors can also see tortoises, exotic birds and Komodo dragons, as well as plenty of amphibians in the large herpetology house.
An elite boating center featuring Boston Whaler power boats and sail boats for rent. They also offer US Power Boat Certified Training Courses and Barrier Island Excursions.
Arcadian Shores Golf Club combines Bermuda grass and natural lakes to create this golfer's paradise in Myrtle Beach. Famous golf architect Rees Jones designed the course (his first) and it is not necessarily for the beginner, although there are five tee boxes which accommodate everyone. The number of bunkers is quite impressive, there are an incredible 61-70 on the course and the greens are incredibly manicured. Throughout the year, the pro shop runs specials on tee times and sometimes provides lessons.