Coastal Living News and Events 4.15

Beach CollageSpring is in the Air…Time for walking on the beach, under sunny skies, with the fresh tang of sea air floating gently through your hair! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® know this scene well! Sunset Beach is minutes away with a variety of other charming beaches plus Myrtle Beach within easy reach. Brunswick Plantation is truly the Two State Solution to Fun…In Calabash, NC and just three miles from Little River & N. Myrtle Beach, SC. There are so many fun activities and such a variety of entertainment in this area! Here are a  few that may interest You and Yours! Enjoy!

Down By the Waterway

Calabash Waterfront Adventures

Calabash-boats-framedCalabash Fishing Fleet

Dolphin Adventures Cruises & Sunset Waterway Cruises…On the Calabash, NC Waterfront

Cal Fishin frDolphin Adventure Cruise – Two Hour Nature CruiseAn Adventure for the Whole Family to Enjoy! While on 65′  NavigatorYou can watch shrimp boats working their nets, while the crew explains the shrimping industry in the Carolinas. See Dolphins & Sharks feed off the by-catch. The crew will bring aboard live shrimp, fish, crabs, starfish, and other Marine life!  

Deep Sea Fishing & Sport Fishing Charters…Enjoy 1/2 Day, 3/4 Day, Full Day, Gulf Stream & Night Fishing…Sport Fishing Charters offered on the 40′ Miss Calabash !

CFFleet CollageCustom Tackle, Ice, & Bait Included on Every Trip – Drinks, Snacks, & Food available!

All vessels are ultra modern, fast, clean & comfortable…With Latest Electronics & Safety Equipment US Coast Guard Certified!

Cal Fish frontCalabash Fishing Fleet…Fresh Ocean Fish & Shrimp for Home PLUS Waterfront Seafood Shack with delicious seafood to eat here Or Take Out…11am – 8pm Now & 9pm in Summer! Seafood Shack is Closed on Sundays.

Contact the Calabash Fishing Fleet, 9945 Nance St. in Calabash, NC @ Or Call: (910) 575-0017 Or (843) 575-0017

 Hurricane Fleet

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hurricanefleet1_e6pw26jr28Adventure Cruises…The Hurricane Fleet Marina in Calabash, NC!  Hurricane Adventure Cruise on the 90′ Hurricane II will engage a working shrimp bot while the Hurricane crew explains shrimping along the Carolinas. Watch dolphins & sharks feed off of the by-catches as the nets are pulled only a few feet from the bow of your boat! See the live catch which includes shrimp, fish, crabs, sand dollars, starfish, and other marine life. Let the crew of the Hurricane II show you Nature Under the Sea! 

Hurricane II framedHurricane Fleet “Deep Sea Fishing”…enjoy 1/2 day, Gulf Stream Fishing, Night Fishing, Sport Fishing Charters!        (Fast Party Boat…15 Minutes to the Ocean!)

Vessels are designed to accommodate the physically challenged & wheelchair patrons. Charters up to 130 People…Vessels USCG Approved with Heat & AC, modern electronics and Large Sundeck!

Depart Monday – Friday…1:30 pm – 4pm (Reservations are not required but recommended)

Dolphin Adventure Cruise…Enjoy a Two Hour cruise on the Hurricane II, a trip for All Ages!   Hurricane Fleet Vessels 

Hurricane Fleet @ Or E-mail at  Phone: SC (843) 249-3571 Or NC (910) 579-3660

Calabash Waterfront Restaurants

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Calabash Waterfront Restaurants:

  • Dockside Seafood House…4pm – 8:30pm More @  Phone: 910 – 579-6775
  • Captain Nance’s Seafood…11am – 9pm  Phone: 910 – 579- 2574
  • Captain John’s Seafood…4pm – 8:30pm  Phone 910 – 579-6011
  • Waterfront Seafood Shack…11am – 8pm (9pm summer hours) Daily but Never on Sunday! Phone 910-575-0017  Carry Out Or Outside seating on the Waterfront.

dockside view 2Enjoy your meal with a View of the Scenic Calabash Waterfront!


Kayak Tours

Summertide Adventure Tours offers  Kayak Adventure Tours & Kayak Fishing Tours

summetide collageExplore the beautiful & diverse maritime ecosystems of southeastern North Carolina’s pristine barrier island beaches. Expert guides take you on a journey through seldom navigated waters…Breathtaking Views, Undisturbed Landscapes, & Exciting Wildlife!

All equipment is provided with instruction for an enjoyable morning or afternoon Kayak Tour! Reservations @  Or Call Toll Free: 877-597-0001

J&L Kayak Adventures

Kayak Tours guided by a specialist with expert knowledge about area and indigenous species of plants and animals with a variety of coastal birds. Enjoy 2 to 6 hour Tours.

waccamaw collageVariety of Tours Include:

  • Private Island Kayak Tours
  • Romantic Couples Tour…Private Tour with Personal Guide!
  • Paddle Boat Tours
  • Twilight Kayak Tours
  • Kayak Crabbing
  • “NEW” Dunn Sound Tour
  • Waccamaw River Scenic Kayak Tour

More @  Or Call: 843026706816

 Myrtle Beach Horseback Rides

Trail Rides…March 1st – October 31st Ride on Family Old Country Farm! Ride over 100 acres of old Farm Land, just 30 minutes from the beach…Myrtle Beach, SC!

Horse ride collageLocations for Beach Riding: From November 1st – the end of February!

No Prior Experience Necessary…Free Disk of Pictures for Every Family!

Reservations Required:   Or Call: (843) 997-1876

 Shelling & Lighthouse Cruise

Rover collageShelling and Lighthouse Cruise…On The “Carolina Rover”! Cruise on the smooth inland waters to a remote Barrier Island and Beachcomb where the Winyah Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean! The “Carolina Rover” tours through a bird-watcher’s paradise to the Lighthouse that lit the way for a century of seafarers! Enjoy “On Board” Naturalist’s commentary of these historic plantation tidelands!

The “Carolina Rover” Features:

  • Shell Collecting & Eco Tour
  • Observe Dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Sight the Civil War wreck of the Union flagship, Harvest Moon
  • Informative commentary by On-Board Naturalist
  • Comfortable shaded deck seating
  • Available for Private Charters

Framed Shelling-sign-e1365516237710Summer Cruise Schedule: Enjoy 3 Hour Adventures…Monday – Saturday! Reservations Required @  OR Call: (843) 546-8822  Or (800) 705-9063

“Carolina Rover” is at the end of Broad Street on the Downtown Harborwalk in Georgetown, SCJust close enough for a Perfect Day trip for folks at Brunswick Plantation!

 Coastal Adventures By Air

Helicopter Adventures

Helicopter Adventures: High Flying Memories to Last a Lifetime!

helicopter collageHelicopter Adventures …7 Helicopters, 5 Landing Pads, and Professional Pilots!

Every Seat is a Window Seat!

Affordable Myrtle Beach Tour packages:

  • Daily Tours…Walk-In Service
  • Custom Tours
  • Private Tours
  • Corporate & Private Charters
  • Special Event Transportation

Helicopter Adventures, located at 1860  21st Avenue, Myrtle Beach…Across from Broadway at the Beach!

OPEN for Adventure…7 Days a Week!

Winter Hours: 9am – 6pm   Summer Hours (Starting Memorial Day Weekend): 9am – 10pm

No Reservation Required…Walk-Ins Welcome!  More @  Or Call: 1-800-FLY-4FUN


Special Coastal Carolina Events

 Strawberry & Wine Fest…Silver Coast Winery

Silver Coast Winery SuperflogSilver Coast Winery, Strawberry & Wine Fest (Sponsored By: The Old Bridge Preservation Society)

Sunday, April 26…Noon – 5pm! Admission: $5

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Silver Coast Winery…Strawberry & Wine Fest Offers Taste Treats:

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Jerome’s Barbeque & Fried Chicken
  • Hot Dogs…With All the Fixings!

Mkie's frameFEST Features:

  • Entertainment…Dance Music by: MIKE’S GARAGE BAND
  • Fun & Fellowship
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Variety of Vendors…Authors, Artists, & Crafts Galore!
  • Award Winning Wines

Silver Coast Winery…Located @ 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach   Phone: (910) 287-2800 Festival Info @



Shallotte Farmer’s Market

Farmers MarketShallotte Farmer’s Market : May 2nd…8am – Noon @ Riverside Park, Shallotte…Every Saturday May 2nd – September 12th.

Visit Shallotte Farmer’s Market Featuring:

  • Locally Grown Fruits & Vegetables
  • Hand Crafted Pottery & Glassware
  • Homemade Bread, Cakes, & Cookies

Sunset Beach Art Festival

 Sunset Collage48th Annual Sunset Beach Art Festival…May 9 & 10 (Mother’s Day Weekend…No Admission Fee)

Sunset Beach Art Exhibit…Located in the Community Center & Firehouse Gallery on 12th Street!


  • Live Entertainment
  • Juried Art Exhibit…In the Gallery
  • Craft Booths…On grass area/Greenbelt between N. Pacific & S. Pacific Broadway to 7th Street.
  • Over 150 Artists & Craft persons
  • Shopping
  • Music
  • Food & Fun

 Sunset Beach & Ocean Isle Free Concerts

Sunset Beach Free Concert

Smokin Hot3b43de397a2ed27d8b2beb00fc4997d8“SMOKIN HOT With GARY LOWDER …Wednesday, May 27th 6:30 – 8:30pm 

Sunset gazebo frame1969343_916322401745358_1653265943088479688_nConcerts are Every Wednesday through September 2, 2015…6:30 pm – 8:30 pm…Mainland at the Gazebo in Village Park on Queen Anne Street!

“RUBBERBAND” will perform “In Concert” next at Sunset Beach on Wednesday, June 3….6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ocean Isle Free Concert

The-Holiday-Band-300x199Frame“HOLIDAY BAND”…Friday, May 22nd…6:30 – 8:30 @ The Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

FREE Ocean Isle Beach Concert Series will be Friday Nights…6:30 – 8:30 through September 4, 2015!

“BAILOUT”…Friday, May 29…6:30 – 8:30 will be the next concert in May!


Long Bay Symphony… Featuring Tom Becker  “A Tribute to John Denver”

Tom Becker 2“A Tribute to John Denver” presented by: The Long Bay Symphony Featuring Tom Becker…A Former member of the legendary Folk Group, “The New Christy Minstrels”

lbsimage.phpSaturday, April 18 @ 7:30…At the Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, NC.   Reservations @  OR Call Auditorium Box Office: 910- 755- 7416


La Belle Amie Winery

La Belle Amie collageLa Belle Amie Winery in Little River , SC …Open Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM (Closed only on Sundays) with many delightful events plus a tasting room and gift shop!

Morgan carolina CollageLa Bella Amie also has Special Fests with live music.  Fests Coming Up soon:

  • Saturday, April 18…April Music Fest…Noon – 5 PM Music By: The Marsha Morgan Band & The Carolina Midnight Band
  • Saturday, May 2…Key West Music & Wine Fest
  • Saturday, May 23…Memorial Music & Cookout

More About La belle Amie & Fests @  Or Call: 843 – 399 – 9463  Bring a Chair and a Friend and Enjoy! Cheers!


Blue Crab Festival

LittleRiver Frame_000“Little River Blue Crab Festival”, Historic Waterfront @ Little River, SC …Saturday, Mat 16 & Sunday, May 17, 2015…9 am – 6 pm Both Days!

Blue Carb collageFestival Features:

  • Blue Crabs and a Variety of other Tasty Foods
  • Variety of Vendors…From far & near!
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children’s Area
  • Live Entertainment
  • Family Fun
  • Fellowship

Blue Carb frameAdmission: $5 for the Day OR Pay in Advance: $4.00 for one Day & $8.00 for two Days.   Or Call: 843 – 249-6604

Please Note: No Dogs or Pets, Please.


 SOS Spring Safari

SOSSpringThe Society of Stranders, SOS, celebrates the Shag Dance and Beach Music with the SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach!  Join the Fun…April 17 – 26, 2015  Celebrate the biggest adult party on the East Coast!

shag2The Night Life is the Big Attraction:

  • Dancing the Shag to Beach Music
  • “Tea Parties” at Local Lounges in N. Myrtle Beach
  • Popular Bands playing on Main Street
  • SOS Parade on April 25th @ 1 PM!

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SOS Spring Safari…Where Friends Meet, To Enjoy the Lifestyle, Music, & Dance!


Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat CollageDragon Boat Festival…April 20 – 24 Practices…Race Day , April 25th, Dragon Boat Festival 8 Am – 5 PM…Free Fest!

Venue: Grand Park… Market Common @ Myrtle Beach, SC

Dragon Boat RacesVisually Spectacular, Events held Round the World!

Dragon Boating is the fastest growing international team water sport today, featuring boats of 20 paddlers & 1 drummer in a competition to paddle across the Finish Line with the Fastest Time!Group ! Crew

More Info @   OR Call: 843 -497-0580

Dragon Boat Festival:

  • Free Lunchtime Concert By: Group 1 Crew
  • Food
  • Vendors
  • Family Fun Zone


South Brunswick Islands CRAFT FAIR

Craft Fair framedCraft Fair…Saturday, June 20…10am – 3pm …Brunswick Community College …Reserve Table by: May 20th

Call: Gaye Fulford @ 910- 755-7419                                                       


 Military Appreciation Days

Military Appreciation Days are celebrated May 1 – 31, 2015! There are many events and activities in the Myrtle Beach area and All over the United States to Honor our Men and Women in Uniform…And their Families!

Viet-Nam-traveling-wallMilitary Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach Include Special Tributes the military who served:

  • Iraq & Afghanistan Veteran’s Tribute…Noon on Saturday, May 2nd @ St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church…Honored  By: Rolling Thunders ® SC3. Following Opening Ceremonies and Lunch…There will be entertainment by Local Bands.
  • Vietnam War Veterans will be Honored by Display of theQuilt Collage Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, as well as, The Quilt of Tears…On Display Thursday, May 14 – Saturday, May 15….On Ocean Blvd. Between 8th & 9th Ave. North. Please Note:
    ***2015 is the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War***
  • Veteran’s March @ 9 AM on Monday, May 25th…16th Ave. N. – 9th Ave. N. A brief Ceremony will be at 11 Am at the former Pavilion Site.  This is a Veteran’s March…Not a Parade.

Military collageMilitary Appreciation Day Parade is Saturday, May 16th at 10:30 AM…Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, SC.

U.S. Army Veteran, J.R. Martinez is the Grand Marshall of the Parade to Honor our Military for their service to our country. J. R. Martinez was also a Dancing With The Stars Champion.   

AndrewThielenBigBand04 framedFollowing the Parade, there will be a picnic from Noon – 2 PM… Free for All Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. National Guard and Reserve Members are invited & honored at the picnic.  The Andrew Theilen Big band will Entertain at this event!

 More Information on Military Appreciation Days @


Entertainment in Myrtle Beach

Alabama Theatre ONE_The_Show_002Alabama Theatre

alabama collageThe Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing has quality entertainment nightly with The ONE Show of singing and dancing plus comedy! Alabama Theatre Special Guest Shows for this month include:

  • Oak Ridge Boys…Saturday, April 18 @ 7 PM
  • The Platters, Legacy of the Miracles & The Coasters…Saturday, April 25 @ 7 PM
  • Eddie Miles ” A Salute to Elvis & Country Legends”…Sunday, April 26 @ 7 PM
  • Rick Alviti & Rick Alviti Showband – “That’s the Way it Was” – Tribute to Elvis…Sunday, May 3 @ 7 PM
  • Eddie Miles…”Salute to Elvis & Country Legends…Sunday, May 17 @ 7 PM

Reservations @  Or Call: 843 – 272-1111


Barefoot Landing

barefoot Landing collage1Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, & Fun @ Barefoot Landing, Highway 17 South in N. Myrtle Beach

bf Princess RB collageSightseeing and Dinner Cruises on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat @ www.mbriverboat.cvom

 Check out…All That Barefoot Landing has to offer You & Your Family @  Or Call: (843) 272-8349  Or  (800) 272-2320


************Restaurant of the Month************

Bagel Dock

NEW cafeThe Bagel Dock Cafe is a “Favorite Way to Start Your Day” in Calabash, NC!  Many Folks who live here are Regulars at the Cafe for Breakfast And/Or Lunch! Word Spread Fast and visitors to the area made The Bagel Dock Cafe a favorite of theirs, also! Carmine and Margaret Barbaro from Long Island, New York…Opened the Bagel Dock Cafe with their wonderful Long Island Bagel Skills! The Bagel Dock Cafe immediately became popular for the variety and flavor of their tasty bagels & delicious Spreads…All made Fresh Daily!

Bagel Collage 2Carmine and Margaret have had Bagel Cafes in Long Island and New Jersey before moving to North Carolina. They had one “Union Bagel” and two “Bagel Masters”. Bagel Masters is a good name for them, as they truly are Bagel Masters! Barbaro couple moved to Calabash after visiting a relative who lived in the area a few years ago. Now they call Calabash Home!

The Bagel Dock Cafe that they started in Calabash originally was so successful that they knew they needed a larger venue to accommodate their many customers. So, the Grand Opening of their NEW Bagel Dock Cafe was on April 3, 2015.  The new building is twice the size of their original location and is located at 1162 River Road in Calabash…The road to the Calabash Waterfront! It is also very popular already…With Regular and New Folks meeting there daily for Good Food & Friendship!

BDock collageBagels & Spreads Include:

  • Bagels with Butter or a variety of Flavors of Cream Cheese
  • Baker’s Dozen (13 Bagels)
  • Mini Bagels
  • Flats…With Butter Or Cream Cheese
  • Muffins
  • Lox Spread on a Bagel

Spreads Include:

  • Veggie
  • Scallion
  • Sun-Dried Tomato
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Jalapeno
  • Raisin Walnut
  • Olives & Pimento

Variety of Breakfast Sandwiches:

  • 1 Egg…With Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Or Taylor Ham
  • Hungry Man…3 Eggs, Ham, Bacon, and Cheese on a Sub Roll with Bacon & Cream Cheese, Sliced Nova, Cream Cheese, Onion, & Tomato…Add Cheese  If You Please

Bagel Guest CollageLunch Specialty Sandwiches…Served with Side of Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad Or Cola Slaw & A Pickle.  Wedge Sandwiches On Your Choice of Bagel, Roll, Whole Wheat, White :

  • Honey Como…Grilled Honey Maple Turkey Topped with Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, & Honey Mustard
  • Chicken Cutlet Classic…Golden Chicken Cutlet with melted mozzarella & Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
  • The Club…Choice of Turkey, Ham, Or Roast Beef with Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
  • Ragin Cajun…Grilled Cajun Style Roast Beef with melted Havarti Cheese with Jalapenos & Sauteed Onions
  • The Reuben…Corned Beef Or Pastrami topped with Sauerkraut & melted Swiss Cheese
  • The Cheesesteak…Eye-round Roast Beef, Sauteed Onions, Grilled red & green Peppers covered with melted American Cheese
  • The Melt…Solid White Tune Or Chicken Salad with melted Muenster Cheese & Tomato
  • Turkey Melt…Grilled Roasted Turkey with melted Swiss Cheese & Roasted Red Peppers
  • Godfather…Ham Cappy, Genoa Salami, Provolone Cheese, lettuce, Tomato, Oil & Vinegar

Burgers…Served with FF, Cole Slaw, & Pickle:

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Bacon Cheeseburger

boars_head_logoVariety of Other Sandwiches with Boars Head Meats, Honey Ham, White Fish, Lite Veggie Tuna, Hard Salami, Grilled Cheese…And More!You can also order the delicious Boar’s Head products to Take Home.  Enjoy Asiago Cheese Bagels & Bread…Party Plates, too, Just for You!

Pancakes, Waffles, & Salads are among the NEW Menu Items at the New Bagel Dock Cafe & Deli…On River Road! 

Bagel grand openingBagel Dock & Deli Hours: Monday – Saturday…6AM – 3PM & Sundays 6AM – 2PM!  New York Style Bagels..Fresh Daily…YUM! The Bagel Dock Cafe & Deli Grand Opening Excitement is “In The Air”… At their NEW Location On River Road…ENJOY!

BPGolfPicMonkey-Collage-Brunswick-Golf-CollageCalabash, known for great Seafood Restaurants, also has the Best New York Style Bagels…Outside of New York!   Savory Bagels for Breakfast & Lunch …Another reason Brunswick Plantation And Golf Resort ® is truly a Two State Solution to Fun…YUM!



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