The miles and miles of white sandy beach that stretches along the coast is easily the most desirable free attraction in Myrtle Beach. Enjoying the sand and the ocean is completely free and provides countless hours of fun. While the kids dig holes and build sandcastles, adults can soak in the sun, read a book, or just relax while staring out over the sea. When it comes time to cool off, the refreshing waters of the Atlantic are always available. Dunes Village’s oceanfront location makes enjoying the beach a breeze!
Murrells Inlet Marshwalk
Another great free activity near Myrtle Beach is the Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet. The Marshwalk offers that true lowcountry feel that simply can’t be found in downtown Myrtle Beach. Watch fishing boats parade by, traversing the calm waters of the Inlet. The Marshwalk pier offers stunning views around sunset where the reflection of the colorful sky bounces off the water and small islands inhabited by everything from goats to peacocks grow and shrink with the Inlet’s tides. The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk also has some highly touted restaurants that are known for serving some of the best seafood around the Grand Strand.
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade is located about 3 miles from Dunes Village Resort in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, arcades and plenty of other attractions, the Boardwalk offers quite a carnival-like ambiance. Benches and beautiful landscaping line the 1.2 mile long walkway stretching from 14th Ave. N. to 2nd Ave Pier. It is the perfect place to take a walk and experience the atmosphere of Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach has bunches of free festivals throughout the year. The Hot Summer Nights Concert Series happens on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer at Plyler Park near the Boardwalk. Talented local acts take the stage at the Oceanfront Bar & Grill Stage or the I Love Sugar stage and entertain from 8pm – 11pm. Myrtle Beach also has some other free festivals throughout the year like the Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival, The Blue Crab Festival, St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest and many more. Be sure to check and see what’s going on during your vacation.
During the summer there are fireworks displays aplenty. Almost every night of the week there are professional displays going on somewhere in town. On Mondays, Barefoot Landing has fireworks starting at 10:15pm, and Murrells Inlet fireworks start at 9:00pm. Every Tuesday and Friday there will be a display at Broadway at the Beach starting at 10:00pm. 2nd Ave Pier holds their fireworks displays on Wednesday nights starting at 10:00pm. Last but not least, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans hold their fireworks extravaganza after select games throughout the season. Of course, the 4th of July has the best fireworks displays of the whole year and guests will be able to see countless professional displays right from the beach in front of Dunes Village.