Grand Strand

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The Grand Strand is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States, extending more than 60 mi from Little River to Winyah Bay.wikipedia
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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The area has become a major tourist attraction along the Southeastern coast, with its primary city, Myrtle Beach, attracting over ten million visitors each season.
It is in the center of a large and continuous 60 mi stretch of beach known as "The Grand Strand" in northeastern South Carolina.

The Sun News

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The term Grand Strand dates back to a November 19, 1949 The Myrtle Beach Sun column titled "From the Grandstand" and another titled "From the Grand Strand" on December 3, 1949 in The Myrtle Beach News. The Sun News is the largest daily paper published along the Grand Strand, with a readership base extending from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
It serves the Grand Strand region of South Carolina with a daily circulation of 19,773 and a Sunday circulation of 26,798.

Winyah Bay

The Grand Strand is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States, extending more than 60 mi from Little River to Winyah Bay.
The historic port city of Georgetown is located on the bay, and the bay generally serves as the terminating point for the Grand Strand.

Strand

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"Strand" is a now somewhat archaic word for a beach or shore.

Burroughs & Chapin

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On February 28, 1899, Burroughs and Collins, predecessor of modern-day Burroughs and Chapin, received their charter to build the Conway & Seashore Railroad to transport timber from the coast to inland customers.
The two men expanded the company's commercial interests into timber, farm credit, consumer goods, riverboats and, eventually, the first railway through the swamps of Horry County to the beaches of what are today Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.

Black Bike Week

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Black Bike Week, founded in 1980, takes place the weekend around Memorial Day Weekend and is the largest African American motorcycle rally in the US and attracts as many as 400,000 visitors.
By the 1990s the event had grown to include the entire greater Myrtle Beach, or Grand Strand, area.

U.S. Route 501 in South Carolina

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The Grand Strand is served by the Waccamaw Coastline Railroad rail line that runs largely parallel to U.S. Route 501 between Conway and downtown Myrtle Beach.
It is one of main routes to the Grand Strand.

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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He stayed a night at Windy Hill (part of present-day North Myrtle Beach) and was led across Wither's Swash to Georgetown by Jeremiah Vereen.
It was created in 1968 from four existing municipalities north of Myrtle Beach, and serves as one of the primary tourist towns along the Grand Strand.

Franklin Burroughs (businessman)

Franklin Burroughs
At the turn of the 20th century, Franklin Burroughs envisioned turning New Town into a tourist destination rivaling the Florida and northeastern beaches.
The company was a major catalyst in growing the Grand Strand area in South Carolina and continues to play a major role in its economics.

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

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The community was once primarily a fishing village, but has grown substantially in modern time, along with the rest of the Grand Strand, into a popular tourist and retirement location.

Waties Island, South Carolina

Waties Island
Waties Island, the primary barrier island along Long Bay, has evidence of burial and shell mounds, remains of the visiting Waccamaw.
This underdevelopment of the island contrasts sharply with the surrounding Grand Strand area, a beach region that is mostly developed.

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

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The island is on the southern end of The Grand Strand and is one of the oldest resort areas of the US East Coast.

Grand Strand Airport

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The name Grand Strand refers to a nearby 60-mile stretch of beach (strand in German).

Interstate 73

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Plans exist for the Grand Strand area to be eventually served by two interstates, Interstate 73 and Interstate 74.
Future I-73 will traverse northeastern South Carolina, from the Grand Strand to Bennettsville.

Litchfield Beach, South Carolina

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It lies three miles north of Pawleys Island, on the South Carolina Grand Strand.

Briarcliffe Acres, South Carolina

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Although the surrounding Grand Strand area has changed and been developed, Briarcliffe Acres remains much like it was in the 1960s.

Farrow Parkway

RIDE II plans include the third phase of S.C. Highway 31, a graded separation of Farrow Parkway and US 17 Bypass at the back gate of the former Air Force base, and many other projects.

Horry County, South Carolina

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The Grand Strand and Florence, South Carolina share a common defined market by Nielsen Media Research in Horry, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Scotland, Robeson, and Florence counties.
*The Coast RTA bus system operates seven days a week, 364 days a year, on 15 routes throughout the Horry County/Grand Strand area, including Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, Conway, Loris, and Aynor.

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

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The Sun News is the largest daily paper published along the Grand Strand, with a readership base extending from Georgetown, South Carolina, to Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Historically, this had been in stark contrast to the rapid growth affecting other beach communities along the Grand Strand.

South Carolina

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The Grand Strand is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States, extending more than 60 mi from Little River to Winyah Bay.

Little River, South Carolina

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The Grand Strand is an arc of beach land on the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina, United States, extending more than 60 mi from Little River to Winyah Bay.

Köppen climate classification

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According to Köppen climate classification, the Myrtle Beach area has a humid subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, giving the area a more oceanic feel.

Humid subtropical climate

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According to Köppen climate classification, the Myrtle Beach area has a humid subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, giving the area a more oceanic feel.

Oceanic climate

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According to Köppen climate classification, the Myrtle Beach area has a humid subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, giving the area a more oceanic feel.