I just got back from my first beach vacation in almost a decade, and it was pure bliss. We only had 2 1/2 days of beach time, but I didn’t care; even the overcast, rainy days led to lazy, reading afternoons and fun putt-putt outings. Plus: seafood. Finally! It’s been years since I’ve had fresh shrimp and scallops…and the southern beach staple: hush puppies.
I went to Myrtle Beach, a vacation spot I’ve been to a few times since I was a kid, and one of the most famous beaches on the Grand Strand (aka, the “Riviera of the South”). Having lived on both coasts, I still prefer the wide, sandy beaches of South Carolina to the Cali surfers and rocky coast. (Although, nothing beats the view as you drive up the PCH to Malibu…and I can practically still taste the Shrimp & Fries from Malibu Seafood.)
Myrtle Beach also happens to be the setting of the fantastic ’80s beach movie, Shag: The Movie. (I just got nostalgic for the film and checked Amazon…it sells for $34.99 to $94.97! Clearly I will need to track this down in a bargain bin somewhere.) Since I can’t watch that film right now, I thought I’d put together my beach movie list. Crack a beer, whip up a Hurricane, or pour yourself a margarita and enjoy one of these on a beach towel in your living room!
- Shag (1989)
- Satisfaction (1988) (These top two make an excellent girls night!)
- Cocktail (1988)
- Beaches (1988)
- Into the Blue (2005) Jessica Alba is #bikinigoals
- Point Break (1991)
- Blue Crush (2002)
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
- Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)
- Cast Away (2000) Even though he ends up at the beach unintentionally…
- Jaws (1975)
- The Shallows (2016)
- Open Water (2003)
- The Beach (2000)
Which brings me to the trailer of the week: 47 Meters Down.
Summer is almost here, y’all!!