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Best Beach Gadgets for Your Pawleys Island Vacation

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Best Beach Gadgets For Your Pawleys Island Vacation

We’re sure that you’re excited for your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation, and while you might have the basics for a day at the beach, there are plenty of great beach gadgets out there to take your beach-going experience to a whole new level! From games to tech stuff and everything in between, here are some top picks to make your day at the beaches of Pawleys Island even better than you expected.

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Lopie Sand-Proof Blanket

Sand is great…unless it is covering your beach towel and sticking to you as you work on your tan. Luckily, the Lopie sand-proof blanket provides enough space for you and your family to stretch out on a one-of-a-kind mesh material that easily rids itself of sand and water. That’s right! If one of your little ones happens to spill their juice the liquid easily slips through leaving the blanket dry. The Lopie sand-proof blanket is available in two sizes (79” x 79” or 79” x 59”) and also features loops at each corner for easy anchoring.

4Patriots Power Cell Solar-Powered Power Bank

There is never a shortage of sunlight on the beaches of Pawleys Island. However, sometimes there can be a shortage of battery power for your smartphone or portable speaker. With the 4Patriots Power Cell solar-powered power bank, you’ll never run low on a charge for your electronic devices! This mighty power pack weighs less than 7 ounces, has a healthy 8.000 mAh capacity and offers 2 USB ports to provide a charge to multiple devices. At only $29.95, the 4Patriots Power Cell is also TSA-compliant, so don’t worry about packing it in your luggage if you’re flying in for your vacation.

Nuwa IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Every great day at the beach needs a soundtrack, and with the Nuwa IPX7 Bluetooth speaker, your day will be filled with great tunes and peace of mind. The peace of mind comes from the IPX7’s rugged construction that is waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof and floats to prevent any possible tragedies if the speaker finds itself in the surf. The speaker features crystal-clear sound and a great wireless range of up to 40 meters.

GoSports Portable Cornhole Boards

More often than not, a day at the beach includes some friendly competition, and with the GoSports portable cornhole boards, you and your family or friends can enjoy hours of fun and compete for bragging rights. These high-quality boards include 8 beanbags and are both tough and lightweight, with PVC frames and a total weight of less than 10 pounds. Setup takes less than a minute, so fun competition is literally ready to go at a minute’s notice! The set also includes a carrying case for easy transport to and from the beach.

Hammacher Schlemmer Multi-Person Sun Shelter

After an hour or so on the sunny Pawleys Island shore, you’re sure to enjoy a break from the heat, and the Hammacher Schlemmer multi-person Sun Shelter is one of the best options out there. This lightweight yet durable shelter can accommodate up to six people and is composed of high-quality polyurethane coated polyester that offers UPF 50+ protection. The Sun Shelter also features mesh windows that will allow refreshing breezes to flow through and cool you and your guests. The Sun Shelter is easy to set up in just a few minutes and includes carrying case and stakes.

With these handy beach gadgets, your Pawleys Island vacation experience is sure to be unforgettable! And when you book your accommodations with the Litchfield Company, your getaway is guaranteed to be even better than you could imagine! Our sterling Pawleys Island condos at resorts like True Blue Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort are the finest available. Check out our specials page to plan your next Pawleys Island vacation at the best rates around!

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Next Level Beach Hacks for your Pawleys Island Vacation

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Next Level Beach Hacks for Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Let’s face it: to turn a phrase made famous by Reese’s, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a Pawleys Island vacation. But there are always ways to make your already fantastic vacation even better! From finding ways to curb sand that sneaks its way everywhere to quick and easy cures for getting too much sun, there are some great hacks out there to make your trip to Pawley Island even more enjoyable. Here are few amazing tricks to get the maximum enjoyment out of your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation.

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Apple Cider Vinegar For Sunburn

You’ll always want to layer up with sunscreen when you take a trip to the beach, but if you still wind up with some sunburn, a spray bottle of apple cider vinegar diluted with water offers a quick and inexpensive way to take the sting out. The nutrients in apple cider vinegar replenish those needed by sunburned skin and aid in the healing process.

Ziploc Bags Are Your Friend

From sand to saltwater, there are some pesky elements at the beach that can be troublesome to your belongings, especially items like smartphones and sunglasses. A small investment in a few Ziploc bags can help ensure these items don’t get scratched or waterlogged while on the beach.

Baby Powder: Sand's Worst Nightmare

Speaking of sand getting everywhere, while everyone loves going to the beach we usually don’t like to take too much sand back with when we leave. The solution? Baby powder! Just a little sprinkle on those parts of your body that sand is sticking to will have those sticky grains sliding right off like magic!

Keep the Kids Happy and Entertained

It’s a simple equation: happy kids at the beach equal happy parents at the beach. And there are plenty of great tricks and hacks to keep your kids safe and entertained during your day at the beach. For example, if your kids are a little too young to venture out into the ocean, bring along a plastic shower curtain, dig a hole in the sand with them, use the shower curtain as a pool liner and fill the hole with water for a makeshift kiddie pool! Kids need to cool off? The night before your trip fill up water balloons and freeze them. Bring them with you and after they thaw out it will make for a fun way to beat the heat. And when it’s time for a refreshing beverage, frozen Capri Sun pouches are sure to hit the spot!

With these great beach tips and tricks, your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation is sure to be an amazing time! And if for some reason you haven’t planned a summer trip to Pawleys Island there’s still time to take advantage of our summer booking deals to reserve an amazing Pawleys Island beach house or condo for you and your guests. Check out our fantastic partner properties at Pawleys Plantation Resort, True Blue Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort and make plans to visit Pawleys Island this summer!

3 Unique Beach Games to Try on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

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3 Unique Beach Games to Try on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

There’s nothing like hitting the beach on a sunny day with some pals to enjoy some friendly competition. Luckily, on your Pawleys Island vacation you can enjoy some of the most pristine shoreline available along the east coast!

Outside of beach activity standards like frisbees and footballs, there are plenty of great beach game and gear options to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Here are a few of the most popular and unique beach games for you to try during your next trip to Pawleys Island.

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Spikeball

Having garnered quite a following since being featured on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fixture on many beaches all over the country. This fast-paced game involves two-on-two competition where players must spike a ball off of a provided hula-hoop size net sitting on the ground. Similar to volleyball, each team gets three hits to ricochet the Spikeball back off the net and force their opponent to answer their volley. The game allows for a 360-degree field of play with no boundaries, so rallies can get pretty wild! Several variations of Spikeball sets are available, from their sturdy tournament kits to their kid-friendly Rookie set with a larger net and ball.

BucketBall Beach Edition

If you’ve ever found yourself tailgating at a football game, you’ve likely seen rowdy groups of people tossing ping-pong balls into plastic cups filled with some sort of beverage. You might have even played a game or two. With Bucketball’s Beach Edition kit, you can enjoy a supersized version of that classic group game. The game is simple enough: toss your ball into the buckets across from you with the first team to make all six buckets the winner. Since the beach can be quite sandy, we wouldn’t recommend using beverages to fill your buckets, so some ocean water or sand should work nicely!

Murbles

For a classic game that can be played by those of any age or physical ability, you can’t go wrong with bocce! But sometimes the sand on the beach can make for a less-than-perfect playing surface. Thanks to Murbles, you can enjoy all the fun of bocce along the soft sandy shores of Pawleys Island! Made in the USA from recycled plastic, Murbles are slightly smaller and much lighter than traditional bocce balls. They also are not perfectly round, which adds an interesting element of unpredictability to your matches. And if you play a little too close to the waves, don’t worry because Murbles float!

With miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, there’s plenty of space to enjoy these fun beach games on your next Pawleys Island vacation! Be sure to check out the great spring booking specials available with the Litchfield Company to reserve your trip to Pawleys Island at an unbeatable price. Whether you’re looking for a cozy one bedroom golf course suite at Pawleys Plantation Resort or a deluxe six bedroom oceanfront beach house in Pawleys Island, we are sure to have the perfect vacation rental for your upcoming lowcountry getaway!

Stay Active During Your Beach Vacation

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Stay Active During Your Beach Vacation

Sure, vacation usually means relaxing by the pool, indulging in delicious dinners, and enjoying escaping from the everyday stresses of life, but when you stay in the Pawleys Island area near Myrtle Beach, there are plenty of experiences that will keep you active while enjoying your much-needed vacation. If you’re looking to burn some calories while having fun in Myrtle Beach, check out our Top Ways to Stay Active during your Grand Strand condo rental vacation.

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Walking / Running / Beachcombing

When you take a vacation to the beach, one of the most alluring parts of the trip is being near the ocean. Take advantage of lovely coastal views, sunny skies, and the beauty of nature while staying active when you spend some time walking or running along the coast. Start off on the beach at 2nd Avenue Pier, and make your way north to Pier 14. This one-mile jaunt allows you to experience the excitement of the ocean, while getting in some quality exercise! Keep an eye out for seashells and other marine treasures as you walk, jog, or run parallel with the coast.

Sticking closer to Litchfield? Try out the trails at Huntington Beach State Park or bike along the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway for a day of fitness and activity.

Golf / Mini Golf

Arguably one of the most sought-after sporting experiences in Myrtle Beach is golf, and the courses here draw in thousands of visitors every single year. Enjoy a casually-paced excursion to one of the many premier golf courses along the Grand Strand, where you can keep active while challenging yourself and having a great time. If you’re not confident in your golfing abilities or are travelling with a family group, take advantage of the mini-golfing opportunities that are scattered all along the coast. Try out Hawaiian Rumble Mini-Golf, which hosts the Mini-Golf Masters Championship each year. Show off your putting skills, while staying active with golf during your Myrtle Beach vacation!

Outdoor Ropes Courses

If you’re looking for a real challenge that burns calories like crazy, try out Radical Ropes in Myrtle Beach or Go Ape in North Myrtle Beach, for a tree-climbing good time. Put your fitness to the test when you attempt to complete the entire courses. This outdoor adventure will keep you immersed in the sights and sounds of the Grand Strand, while pushing your physical and mental limits!

Watersports / Swimming

Grab a boogie board, paddleboard, or surfboard, and make your way into the waves for a fun-filled, action-packed day in Myrtle Beach. Use your balancing and swimming skills, as you stay atop of the surf. If you’re more interested in swimming, just remember to be safe, as rip tides have been known to take swimmers away from their point of origin. Always swim parallel to the coast if you feel that you’re being caught up in the wrong current. You can also visit Litchfield’s on-site fitness centers like the Beachside Health & Fitness (membership is required).

Top Beach Games for Tweens and Teens

Teens playing beach volleyball

Top Beach Games for Tweens and Teens

While some of us may be satisfied with nothing more than a towel and a stretch of beach for lying in the sand, there may be members of your family who are looking for a little bit more entertainment while they hang at the beach. And if you’re traveling to the beach with teens and tweens, it’s best to keep them occupied, rather than have to listen to complaints about boredom … this is a vacation, after all!

So here are a few of our favorite beach games for tweens and teens. They’re not guaranteed to keep them from being bored, these are teenagers we’re talking about, but we’re fairly confident that between the waves and the games, you’ll all be in for a good time:

Teens playing beach volleyball

Bocce Ball

Bocce ball is one of our favorite Italian-inspired pastimes! You can pick up a set that can be played both at home on the lawn and on the beach. You split up into teams if you have a larger group, or if there are only a few each person plays solo. A small jack/ball is thrown first, and then each subsequent player tries to throw his or her ball as close to the jack as possible. Sand provides an element of unpredictability that’s fun, and so does the idea of using your ball to knock another player’s ball out for the way for a win!

Burying Contests

If you have a few teenagers, a burying contest can be fun. They can split up into teams and bury a person, or find two sticks of the same height, stand them up in the sand, and have a contest burying the two.

Beach Olympics

You set the course! Some of the best competitions for the beach are disc toss and long jump, but don’t be afraid to add in your own favorites, like limbo!

Beach Dodgeball

If you have enough space on the beach to spread out, Dodgeball is a super fun game that’s well suited to a day at the beach. Divide your group into two and place them across the “court” from each other (you may have to mark out your court in the sand). Of course, if the beach is crowded, this may not be the best choice.

Sand Sculpting

You can either break into two teams and have them compete against one another, having an impartial mom or dad be judge, or all collaborate on one mega-sculpture. The choice is yours!