Nothing beats an ice-cold beverage while relaxing on the beach. Nothing is worse than reaching for an icy drink and finding your cans swimming. Coolers are essential for family days on the sand. A good modern cooler will keep food and drinks fresh for days. In addition to beverages, fishermen rely coolers to keep bait fresh, and hopefully the catch of the day. Walk onto any beach or pier in North or South Carolina and you’ll see a plethora of cooler models and sizes. Cooler technology has advanced rapidly in modern years. Top-end hard-sided coolers can keep ice frozen for a week. Soft coolers are easier for one person to carry onto a beach, but can still keep food cool for days. Cooler materials and price points vary wildly, so we put together this guide with our recommendations for your coastal vacation.
VOTED BEST DECK DINING ON THE BEACH!
The spectacular view from Rundown Café’s newly renovated upstairs Hula bar deck is unrivaled on the beach. The restaurant offers seating on the deck, as well as more intimate seating inside either the upstairs bar or more family oriented downstairs dining room.
The restaurant offers full dinner and lunch menus. You can move on to order a big fat salad, a dish of Asian noodles, or one of their great lunch entrees like the Baja California fish tacos or a fried softshell sandwich. The dinner menu offers like appetizers and sandwiches, but throws in some bigger entrees like the Polynesian ginger chicken and the St. Martin Shrimp. If nothing else tickles your fancy, Rundown also offers a great selection of good old American cheeseburgers (great for a picky child!).
Rundown also offers a full bar that serves until the crowd dies down. Be sure to grab a cocktail after the beach and enjoy the absolutely beautiful ocean view from the new Hula bar deck. Nothing beats a delicious Mai Tai in your hand, a breath of fresh salty sea air, and a view of crashing Atlantic waves.
Rundown is a great place to bring your family after a long day at the beach, mini-golfing, or a Jockey’s Ridge adventure. The restaurant is completely family friendly, no matter where you sit. Be sure to check out the large koi fish swimming in the pond outside!