Shopping Tips for Tax Free Weekend in Myrtle Beach

Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina is coming up quickly! We are less than a month away from the biggest shopping period to prepare for back to school season. Anyone who has wandered into the mall madness unprepared before understands you always need a well thought out plan. We’ve got the best tips to help you get the most bang for your buck this Tax-Free season!

From August 3rd – August 5th, South Carolina exempts back-to-school items from the 6% sales tax and any local taxes.

 

The main idea of Tax-Free Weekend is to purchase school supplies for when the kids head back to school in the fall. Items considered tax free will include, clothing, shoes, book bags, computers, etc. Basically anything you would need for school. (Some home goods and dorm items are included in the list as well!)  Click here for a full list of what items are included in Tax-Free Weekend in South Carolina. 

Begin by mapping out where you want to shop. There are plenty of options for shopping to choose from along the Grand Strand! By planning ahead, you can reduce the stress of shopping for the fall necessities you’re searching for. 

Head out to the mall early! By going early, you’ll beat the crowds and get the best selection of products before they begin flying off the shelves. You’re also likely to get a great parking spot!

Keep an organized list of what items are exempt from the sales tax. You can mark or circle the items that you want to purchase to make it a breeze while shopping. Print out or write down the list of items you can get for the best possible price during the weekend!

Stay organized and stay focused, there are so many ways to make the most of your shopping during one of the busiest retail weekends of the year!

When you choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all the attractions in Myrtle Beach. Shopping attractions include the Coastal Grand Mall, Market Common, Tanger Outlets, and many more!

Kayak and Canoe Adventures in Myrtle Beach

Skip out on the crowded tourist destinations in Myrtle Beach and try our something unique! Between kayaks and canoes in saltwater and freshwater, there’s always somewhere new to explore along the Grand Strand! We’ve gathered the best places to adventure through the waters of Myrtle Beach on a kayak with. 

Kokopelli Surf Camp – Kayak Tours and Rentals

With the professionals at Kokopelli Surf Camp, you can experience the beauty of the Grand Strand with a guided kayak tour. These tours take you through the scenic salt marshes in the low country. The shorter guided tours are perfect for families or newcomers to this adventurous activity. 

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours

Glass Bottom Kayak Tours is a must-see attraction in Myrtle Beach. Include the whole family and explore the local wildlife. Myrtle Beach locals love the guided kayak tour through the Waccamaw River! You can choose to experience a tour during the day or beat the heat and head out on a twilight tour for beautiful colors on the water.

J & L Kayaks

Located in North Myrtle Beach, J & L Kayaks have a special Kayak Crabbing Tour that takes you through the Cherry Grove bay and heads toward Hog Inlet. After exploring the island and learning about the area’s local wildlife you can begin crabbing. This tour is perfect for families and any crabs you catch that are larger than 5 inches are yours to take home with you! 

Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions

With Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions, you’ll have an unforgettable experience to share with family and friends about your adventure in Myrtle Beach. Choose between saltwater and freshwater tours to see the beauty of the Grand Strand! If you’ve been in a kayak a time or two and are familiar with the basics, Great Escapes offers unguided tours so you can rent a kayak and explore freely!

 

Take a break from the beach or the pool and choose an adventure the whole family will surely love! When you stay with the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close to all of the attractions and thrills in Myrtle Beach.

Top Fishing Activities in Myrtle Beach for Families

When visiting Myrtle Beach for your summer vacation, there can be an overwhelming amount of attractions to choose from. Fishing along the Grand Strand is a great option to get the whole family out in the fresh air for some fun! If you’re looking for family-friendly fishing spots, we’ve got the hook-up! Spend this year’s summer getaway one on one with nature at these areas in Myrtle Beach.

Fishing Charters

The possibilities are endless when you choose deep sea fishing during your stay! Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach offer hours of fun out in the deep blue. Choose from a full day of fun or maybe you’d prefer a half day of fishing in the Atlantic. All you’ll need to bring along with you is water, sunscreen, and a smile!

Cherry Grove Pier

Visit the historic Cherry Grove Fishing Pier for a great family-friendly atmosphere. The Cherry Grove Pier is the perfect spot for reeling in a fish or grabbing an ice cream and taking a stroll. If you love the location but want a different fishing experience, the Cherry Grove Park & Boat Landing has a fishing dock.

Apache Pier

A local’s favorite for fishing, the Apache Pier is the largest wooden pier on the east coast and open from 6 a.m. – midnight during the summer! The Apache Pier is located in the heart of Myrtle Beach. There is a fee if you want to fish from the pier, but the pier also provides rod rentals for beginners.

 

Murrells Inlet

Head further south for a brand new fishing experience along the inlet! The Murrells Inlet Jetty is about 3,000 feet of asphalt along the rocks that you can fish from. The view from the jetty is spectacular and provides the perfect backdrop while reeling in the best fish!

Myrtle Beach State Park

While there is a fee to enter the park, the lack of crowds more than makes up for the price! At the Myrtle Beach State Park, you are allowed to fish along the surf of the ocean while there are not crowds of swimmers nearby. Whether you choose to fish on the pier or try surf fishing, you’re sure to have a fun time!

By staying at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes during your visit to Myrtle Beach, you’ll be minutes away from the best fishing spots along the coast. You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Aim to catch the biggest fish for bragging rights when you return home!

What’s New in Myrtle Beach This Summer

Whether you’re a first time visitor or an honorary local, you won’t want to miss out on the best new spots in Myrtle Beach. No two summers spent in Myrtle Beach are exactly the same!

Whisky River

A family restaurant franchise owned by NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Whisky River will have a sports bar theme. The new restaurant will also feature an apparel shop and a casual menu of hamburgers and hot dogs. Whisky River will be located in North Myrtle Beach and will include a second level with a stage for live music performances! This is sure to become a new favorite on the Grand Strand.

Riptydz

A new addition to downtown Myrtle Beach, Riptydz is a three-level restaurant and bar that overlooks the ocean. The menu is unique; offering customizable mac and cheese and fresh seafood, but also features traditional dishes that everyone will love!

LuLu’s

The newest restaurant at Barefoot Landing, LuLu’s, is owned by singer Jimmy Buffet’s younger sister Lucy. Located in Barefoot Landing along the waterway, LuLu’s is the perfect spot for enjoying yummy food and live music. Spend the evening at LuLu’s after shopping in Barefoot Landing or playing on the beach!

Heidi’s Corner

Heidi’s Corner is a local restaurant group in Myrtle Beach with delectable dishes and desserts that will satisfy any craving you have. Croissants and Hook & Barrell are loved by both locals and visitors of the Grand Strand because of their homey feel and crafty menu items. They are located in a shared building on 82nd ave in Myrtle Beach.

 

The Track

If you’re looking for thrilling fun along the Grand Strand look no further than The Track! This elevated go-kart race track is unique on The Grand Strand and just the right place for adrenaline junkies. The Track also offers kid rides, a carousel, and an arcade!

Top Golf

Top Golf has it all! Golf lessons, kid zones, and a full restaurant and bar that will keep you entertained for hours. At Top Golf, you can choose from a variety of different games and play golf like never before. The newest addition to the Grand Strand still isn’t open yet! Top Golf in Myrtle Beach is coming soon to our area next to Broadway at the Beach. So we’ll just keep practicing our backswing in the meantime.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

 

JumpJam

A hot day spent on a floating jungle gym jumping into the water? JumpJam is the best way to beat the heat and try something new with your family in Myrtle Beach. JumpJam offers a variety of jungle gyms that float on the water with special obstacles including a trampoline to launch into the water. If you’re looking for a little monkeying around this summer, JumpJam is for you!

810 Billiards & Bowling

Located in Market Common, this is more than just your average bowling alley. 810 Billiards & Bowling was designed with family and fun in mind. Bowling is the main attraction, but 810 also has pool tables, foosball, darts, board games, and corn hole! It’s impossible to run out of things to do at 810 Billiards & Bowling!

When you stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the summer fun! You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Plus, kids stay and eat free at Marina Inn Grande Dunes all summer long! If you’re looking for an exciting family vacation that won’t break the bank, make plans to head to Myrtle Beach and stay at Marina Inn!

Top FREE Things to Do in Myrtle Beach with Your Family

During your stay in Myrtle Beach this summer, spend your time and money wisely by taking advantage of the best free activities on the Grand Strand that your family is sure to love!

Private Beach Experience

Is there any better feeling than spending the day lounging with your toes in the water and the sunshine on your face? The Grand Strand is known for beautiful beaches and friendly people. Our private beach is perfect for a day of play in the sand and the waves. Plus we have all the essentials – chairs, towels, a snack shack, and even a complimentary shuttle so you don’t have to worry about paying for parking.

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, you’ll find a number of attractions including the Fun Plaza Family Center where your family can play old-fashioned arcade games and collect tickets for prizes! The Boardwalk also hosts free live entertainment throughout the summer with Hot Summer Nights concert series.

Barefoot Landing

Known for the shopping and various restaurants, Barefoot Landing has more to offer you this summer! Perfect for animal lovers, the T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing has a free wildlife exhibit on weekdays from 5-6:30 p.m. and you can get your picture taken with the cubs! Summerfest at Barefoot Landing will include nightly entertainment all summer long! Strolling entertainment, acoustic musicians, and live music are all in store when you take a walk around Barefoot Landing on a summer night. Barefoot Landing also hosts a free firework show every Monday night at 10 p.m.

Market Common Parks

Surrounding Market Common’s boutique shops and restaurants are numerous parks with plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a perfect sunny day! Savannah’s Playground is an enabling playground located along the lake near Market Common and this park has it all! Savannah’s Playground offers unique features such as the Harmony Musical Park, Challenge Ropes and Zip Lining, and special playground equipment designed for children of all ages and abilities to have a blast. You and your family can spend time walking around the lake, playing on the playground and then grabbing dinner at one of the various restaurants nearby in Market Common! If you’re looking for a way to save some cash during the evening, all summer long Market Common will be showing a FREE family-friendly movie in Valor Park. The movie will begin at dusk which is usually around 9 p.m. Valor Park also hosts live music throughout the summer! Click here for a list of upcoming movies and concerts. 

Art Museum

The Burroughs- Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach offers free admission and includes different showrooms with various types of artwork shown throughout! The museum is located across the street from Market Common and just a short walk from the beach!

Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is located a few blocks from downtown Myrtle Beach and offers a fun atmosphere for the entire family! Every Tuesday and Friday night this summer, they will be hosting a firework show that begins at 10 p.m., get there early to grab a spot on the bridge for the best view! Broadway at the Beach also has plenty of street entertainment to enjoy while walking around after dinner.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

Located south of Myrtle Beach, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk offers stunning views of the inlet and fresh seafood from a variety of local restaurants! The MarshWalk is one of the local’s favorite places for a view of the sunset and live music making for the perfect summer night! There are plenty of restaurants along the waterfront that offer a variety of award-winning cuisine with views to match.

 

When you stay at Marina Inn Grande Dunes, you’ll be a short drive away from all of the summer fun! You can also save big when you book your accommodations under our summer sales package. Plus, kids stay and eat free at Marina Inn Grande Dunes all summer long! If you’re looking for an exciting family vacation that won’t break the bank, make plans to head to Myrtle Beach and stay at Marina Inn!

Best Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Myrtle Beach

Sparks are sure to fly when you’re visiting us in Myrtle Beach for the 4th of July! When you’re making plans to visit the Grand Strand, make sure to book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to be close to all the spectacular firework displays. Here are a few of the best spots to view fireworks and celebrate America’s birthday this year!

Broadway at the Beach

Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.

After spending the day on the beach or at the pool, head to Broadway at the Beach for dinner, shopping, attractions and stick around for the fireworks show to end the night! Play a round of mini golf or catch a movie at the IMAX theater before finding a spot on the bridge to view the show. Broadway at the Beach hosts a firework show twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long.

Barefoot Landing

Firework show at 10:00 p.m. over the lake.

Enjoy dinner at the fabulous restaurants and shopping around the unique shops at Barefoot Landing before the firework show! Grab your favorite flavor of ice cream in a cone from The Crafty Cow and sit back and enjoy the show! Barefoot Landing has a firework show each Monday night throughout the summer.

Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet

Firework show at 10:00 p.m.

The Marshwalk firework show can be viewed from anywhere along the Marshwalk. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get a parking spot and treat yourself to fresh seafood and hushpuppies for dinner with a view. There are plenty of bars you can visit along the Marshwalk to enjoy a drink and the live music until the firework show begins.

Cherry Grove Pier

Firework show at 9:30 p.m.

The firework show at Cherry Grove Pier can be viewed on the beach and from hotels nearby the pier. Grab a beach chair and sparklers and pick a spot on the beach for a spectacular firework display right over the ocean!

Pelicans Baseball Game

Firework show after the game on Tuesday, July 3rd

A summer just isn’t quite complete without cheering for the home team. Bring the kids to experience the thrill of a baseball game at the Pelican’s stadium! On July 3rd there will be a post-game firework show.

2nd Avenue Pier

Firework show at 10:00 p.m.

2nd Avenue Pier has everything you could hope for in Myrtle Beach, great food and an even better view of the ocean! This will be a 4th of July firework show unlike any other. Each Wednesday night 2nd Avenue Pier will host a firework show all summer long.

Hot Summer Nights hosted a fireworks display at Second Avenue Pier in Myrtle Beach, SC on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Copyright 2012 Jason Barnette

When you’re making your reservations, take advantage of our Summer Special Package and save up to 35% off your stay. There’s nothing like savings and fireworks to make for a spectacular July 4th at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

How to Get the Best Savings in Myrtle Beach While Avoiding the Crowds

Most people tend to splurge their savings when it comes to vacations but this summer, get more for your money by planning with these tips in mind.

Plan Your Trip Before/After the Summer Rush

One way to miss the crowds is visiting the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of August. At this point in June, Memorial Day Weekend traffic has cleared out and in August this is the last chance before the rush of Labor Day Weekend.

By choosing to visit Myrtle Beach in the middle of the week, (rather than weekends), you’ll find cheaper rates and fewer crowds! Plan to visit between Sunday and Thursday so you can skip the crowds who visit on the weekends.

Eat Locally

When searching for that perfect spot to grab lunch or dinner, plan to visit local restaurants rather than the chains that tend to be more crowded. Some great local options include: Sea Captain’s House, Croissants, and Soho are all near the beach and restaurants along the Marshwalk offer fresh seafood and views of the inlet! There are also plenty of yummy options close to The Marina Inn: Anchor Café, Blueberry Café, Ultimate California Game Zone, Ducatis Pizzeria, and River City Café.

If you feel like staying onsite, you can enjoy a meal at our award-winning restaurant, WaterScapes, with a picture-perfect sunset backdrop. Plus take advantage of our “Kids Eat Free” program – where kids eat free all summer long!

Beaches

As a guest at Marina Inn, a private beach access is available and travel is covered with a complimentary shuttle. Not only do you not have to worry about paying for parking, but you don’t have to haul around a chair or cooler. Chairs, umbrellas, and towels are waiting for you and a snack shack is onsite with food and beverages available for purchase. You can enjoy the natural landscape of the beach free from high rise hotels and noisy attractions. Our private beach allows you to reach ultimate relaxation with all the convenient amenities.

Skip the Beach!

In the chance you see some rainy weather or just feel like staying out of the sun for the day, head to the Market Common for movies, lunch, and great shopping. The local mall and outlet shops will likely be crowded with tourists coming off the beach.

Stone Theaters in Market Common has special deals every week! Discount Tuesdays allow you to receive $5 tickets and $5 popcorn and soda specials. If you feel like catching an early show later in the week, they offer $5 tickets for the first showing of any movie on Sundays! There are fewer crowds at the theater when you go early and the variety of restaurants nearby allow you to easily grab a quick lunch or ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery in Market Common after the movie.

Kids Attractions

There are plenty of activities the kids will enjoy when you beat the heat and skip the beach. WonderWorks is a quirky funhouse filled with puzzles and games to keep your family entertained all day! The Hollywood Wax Museum is also a great way to spend some time before lunch or dinner. Or take a trip under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium. All three attractions are located around Broadway at the Beach – which is only a short drive from Marina Inn. And there are plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby to choose from.

Summer Special Package

We’re offering great rates when you book your summer vacation during our Summer Sale! Book your Myrtle Beach getaway anytime from June 1st through August 31st and you’ll save up to 35% on your stay. And for even hotter discounts – travel Sunday through Thursday! Click here to book now.

Plan your next vacation at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and follow these tips to save like a pro so you can relax without blowing through your savings!

Top 5 Water Attractions in Myrtle Beach

A summer vacation spent by the ocean is serene and calm, but if you’re looking to take this year’s get-away to thrilling new heights; look no further than the best water attractions on the Grand Strand! The parks featured below offer a more action-packed family experience in Myrtle Beach that everyone is sure to love.

  1. Myrtle Waves

Myrtle Waves Waterpark offers a family-friendly atmosphere where everyone can cool off on a hot day on the Grand Strand! A unique feature of the park is a summertime movie night every Thursday beginning June 12th and lasting through August 16th. Myrtle Waves screens the movie above the wave pool so you can watch the movie while floating on an innertube! During the day, your family can spend time on the various water slides and even take turns surfing on the Flow Rider! Open throughout the summer from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm but on movie nights they will stay open until 9:00 pm!

Shark Wake Park

Located just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, Little River is home to the rugged Shark Wake Park! This intense water park includes a wake park where the bravest adventurers can experience cable wakeboarding. The park offers lessons and special packages making it a fantastic venue for a birthday celebration! There are a few requirements to consider before bringing the family and enjoying the park; children must be 7 years or older and meet the minimum height of 45”. The Wake Park is open Wednesday – Sunday throughout the summer. Be sure to visit their website to sign their waiver before you arrive!

3 Aqua Park at North Myrtle Beach Complex

A part of the Shark Wake Park, the Inflatable Aqua Park is a gigantic, colorful floating obstacle course built to make you feel like you’re walking on water! This attraction is perfect for kids and family friendly. If hunger strikes, you can visit the Shark Shack for refreshing beverages and tasty food to refuel after being in the sun. The Aqua Park is open Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day and is open every day during the summer. They’re also available for booking parties.

Jump Jam Jungle Floats

Jump Jam offers wild fun with large floating jungle gym rentals. Located at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet, Jump Jam allows for large families and parties to all enjoy their very own floating water park! With a variety of different jungle gyms to choose from, there’s no doubt your family will be satisfied with one of them. Attendees will always make sure safety comes first and keep a watchful eye on the participants. Regardless of whether you’re just floating in the water or launching off the trampoline, everyone is required to wear properly fitted life jackets. Open play is available every day this summer but be sure to visit their website to book a party!

5 Wild Water & Wheels

Wild Water & Wheels is unlike any other with a unique combination of both water fun and a race zone for go karting! The park also features a mini-golf course which makes this the perfect park to keep everyone entertained! Fun in the sun is a given so take your pick between the Head Rush slide and the heart-stopping Free Fall Cliff Dive. These towering slides are not for the faint of heart!  The waterpark is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and stays open until 9:00 pm on Fridays in the summertime. The rides are open every day at 1:00 pm. 

When you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by all the wet n’ wild action. And when you book under our Family Package, you’ll receive 2 Adults and 2 Children’s passes to Myrtle Waves WaterPark.

While the beach will always be our favorite main attraction here on the Grand Strand, you’re not going to want to miss out on what these parks can offer. Whether it’s watching your favorite movie while floating in the wave pool or learning how to shred on a wakeboard, paying a visit to these parks will offer a unique experience for you and your family!

Book Your Business Meeting at Marina Inn

All work and no play makes for a dull summer! Even though you can’t take off the entire summer, that doesn’t mean you have to spend all day locked up in your office. Move your meetings from the boardroom to the ballroom and book your next big company meeting at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We can help you turn any meeting into a grand event.

Not only do we have a wide variety of meeting spaces to choose from, we also offer specials to help you get the most out of your meeting. Depending on the time you book your meeting, you and your guests can book a room to stay with us in one of our luxurious suites from prices ranging from $99-$129. On top of a great deal on rates, you can choose to either enjoy a continental breakfast with juice, coffee, and pastries or a one-hour beer and wine reception.

Our meeting spaces offer you the ultimate level of privacy and comfort as you focus on business. Not only are our meeting spaces located away from the main portion of the hotel, but they also offer stunning views of both the marina and the Grande Dunes golf course. Our meeting rooms provide a calming atmosphere for all guests and are able to accommodate events of up to 700 people.

 

Our Nautilus Ballroom is one of the most flexible meeting space options. For a classroom-style meeting, it can accommodate up to 240 people while a theater-style meeting can accommodate up to 480 and a standing reception can accommodate up to 700 guests. This meeting space offers an elegant atmosphere and can also be paired with our pre-function area for larger events.

If you want to move your meeting outdoors, our Grande Lawn is the perfect way to treat your guests to some much needed fresh air. Typically, the Grande Lawn hosts events such as barbeques, oyster roasts, and outdoor wedding ceremonies. This meeting space offers over 10,000 square feet of unlimited potential for your next event. Make your next company outing outdoors and take advantage of the beautiful landscape and lawn here at the Marina Inn.

If you’re hosting a more intimate meeting with a small group of people, our Triton Room will meet all your needs. This meeting space can host up to 50 people. With a gorgeous view of the Grande Lawn and golf course, you won’t have to worry about feeling like you’re in a stuffy room.

For more private and exclusive business functions, our Sand Dollar Boardroom offers you the elegance and privacy you desire. This 600 square foot room offers distinctive, relaxing views of all the beautiful aspects of our property here at Marina Inn. This boardroom is perfect for meetings of 12 people or less.

Mix up your meetings and add in some team building experiences with our Coral Room. Perfect for both breakout activities and small meetings, this room is 600 square feet and can accommodate up to 65 people. Instead of being trapped in a dull room, this meeting space offers spectacular views of our golf course that’ll help you forget that you’re even here for work. Another option for small meetings or breakout activities is our Big Break Room. With a perfect view of the Grande Lawn, this space can accommodate up to 25 people.

Our Outdoor Loggia can be paired with our pre-function area or our beautiful Grande Lawn. This area is a completely covered venue that can host up to 60 guests on its own. This meeting space is perfect for casual or elegant events and offers you a beautiful view of the Marina Inn property.

No matter what type of event you’re trying to plan — whether it be a big corporate meeting, team building with your co-workers, or just a way to get out of the office — we’ve got a meeting space that can accommodate all your needs. Plus we’ve got all the details of planning covered. Treat yourself and your employees to a day away from their desk. It doesn’t have to be business as usual when you book your meeting spaces here at the Marina Inn. Click here to book your space today!

Experience the Private Beach at Marina Inn

It’s beautiful and sunny here in Myrtle Beach which can only mean one thing: beach days are back! Marina Inn at Grande Dunes makes planning the perfect day of fun in the sun simple by providing our guests with everything you need in order to relax. Summertime is meant for relaxation and by vacationing with us; you can access all of our convenient, luxurious amenities at any point of your stay.

Traffic to Myrtle Beach during the summer can be a pain not to mention finding an open spot on the sand can be a nightmare! Dodge the summertime crowds and visit the beach using our exclusive private access to the Grand Strand. Our guests will feel like locals while enjoying a stretch of beach where they can spread out and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf. Hop aboard our complimentary shuttle to make the short ride to the beach a breeze; you won’t even have to worry about searching for a parking spot or pesky traffic! This convenient amenity is available only to our guests at Marina Inn. The shuttle runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily to ensure you and your family can quickly access to the beach for a fun-filled day!

During your stay at the Marina Inn, you and your family will only need to pack the essentials. Our Beach Service, exclusive to guests, provides amenities such as towels, chairs, umbrellas, and full facilities that include restrooms, a changing room, and a shower. Once you emerge from the winding path and boardwalk leading to the ocean, you’ll notice chairs and umbrellas already set up and conveniently waiting for you to enjoy. Grab a beach towel from the cabana and take your pick of a spot for the perfect beach day!

There’s no need to worry about safety while at the private beach; our Beach Lifeguard Service will keep a watchful eye on your loved ones while they enjoy the waves. Complete relaxation is key to the ideal Myrtle Beach vacation!

When planning how to keep everyone happy until dinner time, skip packing the cooler full of drinks and snacks and instead stop by and visit our snack bar. The Beach Cabana Cafe is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to satisfy those cravings. Enjoy tasty beach snacks such as sandwiches, wraps, and salads, crispy chips and fresh fruit! Quench your thirst with water, soda, juice and for adults; beer and wine are available for ultimate relaxation. The Beach Cabana Cafe also includes a patio with shaded chairs and tables for guests to take a break from the hot sun while refueling with food and drinks.

If you’re ready to make plans to head to the beach – book today under our Summer Sale! You will save up to 35% on your accommodations from now until August 31st. At Marina Inn we have a variety of room sizes to select from that are perfect to accommodate any size group. Book your spot today so you and the family can enjoy soaking up the sun and splashing in the surf on our private stretch of beach.

As a guest at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you and your family will find convenient, exclusive amenities that will allow you to immerse yourself into relaxation mode while on vacation in beautiful Myrtle Beach. All you’ll need to bring with you is sunscreen and a smile!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

  • Beach Service available daily from 9:00 am – 4:45 pm including chairs, towels, and umbrellas, changing room, shower, full facilities & Beach Lifeguard Service
  • Food & Beverage available daily from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm Light dining menu of sandwiches, salads, and lite fare as well as beer & wine
  • Marina Inn Shuttle Service available daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm