Monthly Archives: August 2017

Where to Go Locally to Watch the Solar Eclipse

If you’ve chosen this time to enjoy a vacation in Myrtle Beach you probably want to know where to go to get the best view of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Below are some places where you can do just that and it doesn’t require a long drive from our Myrtle Beach Resort accommodations.

Where to Go Locally to Watch the Solar Eclipse
Brookgreen Gardens Solar Eclipse Festival
1931 Brookgreen Dr, Murrells Inlet
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Brookgreen Gardens is celebrating the Solar Eclipse with a special ticketed event on Monday, August 21. On eclipse day, the gardens will close to the general public, but gates will open for ticket-holders at 10 a.m., with the festival activities beginning at noon. Admission is limited for this special eclipse experience and tickets are available online at www.brookgreen.org. Featuring music by Oracle Blue, free eclipse glasses, live streaming of NASA’s coverage of the eclipse as it crosses the USA, and live streaming coverage of the aviary in the Lowcountry Zoo. Brookgreen’s Creative Education Department will host special eclipse-related crafts, and information and activities for our youngsters. Fee: non-members: $20 for adults, $15 children up to 12 years.

Myrtle Beach State Park Solar Eclipse Party
4401 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Myrtle Beach State Park will be holding an Eclipse Party on August 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share and something to grill. This event is family-friendly, open to the public and free to attend (park admission will be required). Donations are gladly accepted to cover the cost of the shelter and glasses, as well as help fund future events. Eclipse glasses will be available on a first come first serve basis. Park admission (free for members).

Eclipse Day at The Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet
4025 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for Eclipse Day where the moon will cover almost the entire sun for 2 minutes, 40 seconds starting at 2:46 p.m. Partial view begins at 1:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own Eclipse Glasses.

Lights Out on the Marshwalk
Creek Ratz of Murrells Inlet
4065 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet
We have our first Solar Eclipse on August 21st on the Marshwalk!! Come down to Creek Ratz and enjoy the view! Glasses are provided so you can watch the whole event! It starts at 1 p.m. and ends around 5 p.m.