Fall Food Festivals & Family Events in Myrtle Beach

As summer comes to an end in Myrtle Beach, we happily welcome fall and all the exciting events and festivals it brings with it. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four diamond luxury resort, is ideally located in close proximity to the Grand Strands top attractions and fun-filled family events. Situated along the waterfront, our resort offers guests first-class accommodations, amazing views, and unique amenities. If you’re planning to stay with us this fall, here is a compilation of the tasty food festivals and cultural events you won’t want to miss:

SOS Fall Migration

Date: September 12th – 21st

Pack your shagging shoes and catch the final rays of summer as you dance the days away on Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach! The sounds of beach music will pour into the streets from some of the area’s historical shag including Duck’s, Fat Harold’s, and OD Pavilion. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this last blast brings in crowds from all over the US for an unforgettable week! 

Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show

Date: September 21st – 22nd

If you’re in the market for a handcrafted piece of art, there will be a range of mediums for sale including photography, jewelry, glass blown pieces, paintings, pottery, stone and wood carvings available at The Market Common during the Fall Art in Common Arts & Crafts Show. Over fifty local and statewide artists will gather for this free event. You may just leave the beach with a unique souvenir!  

44th Annual Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: September 27th – 29th

For three days, the works of over 100 artisans will fill the beautiful grounds of the Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park. From paintings, jewelry, photography, pottery, and other forms of fine art will be available for purchase. There will be local food along with entertainment by some of the area’s best musicians. You’ll enjoy experiencing the charm of Huntington Beach while discovering a treasured piece of art to bring home! 

Irish Italian Festival

Date: September 28th

Head to Main Street in North Myrtle Beach for the 15th annual Irish Italian Festival. There will be live music on two different stages, food vendors, and arts and crafts. Your kids will enjoy a section of the festival dedicated just for them with inflatables, balloon artists, magicians and more. Come hungry because there will be a spaghetti-eating competition!  

Admission is free and no matter whether you’re Irish or Italian .. or neither … this cultural celebration is sure to be entertaining for the whole family!

Harvest Home Weekend Festival

Date: October 5th – 6th

Brookgreen Gardens is welcoming fall with their annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival! One of their biggest family events, you can build your own scarecrow, pick out a pumpkin to paint, meet the animals and go for a hayride. Afterwards take time to explore the beautiful sculpture gardens. 

Festa Italiana

Date: October 5th – 6th

Do you love Italian food? Get your fill at Market Common during Festa Italiana – a celebration of the observance of Columbus Day and hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662. This festival features all the authentic Italian favorites including ravioli, Neapolitan style pizza, chicken parmesan, meatball heroes and more. For dessert you’ll taste homemade Italian delicacies like zeppoli, cannoli, biscotti, and cookies. There will be live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, and kids activities. And it wouldn’t be a true Italian festival without spaghetti and pizza eating contests. Pack your appetite and get ready for an authentic Italian celebration!

Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest

Date: October 11th – 12th

Celebrate Oktoberfest at Market Common with huge selection of Oktoberfest beer, tons of food and arts and crafts vendors. There will be live entertainment all weekend long and a pumpkin patch where you can pick out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. For the kids they can enjoy face-painting and inflatables to bounce around on. Admission is free and fun for the whole family!

Little River ShrimpFest

Date: October 12th

Just a short drive from Marina Inn is the charming town of Little River, nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterfront. Known for their fresh seafood restaurants, each fall the town hosts the Little River Shrimpfest which brings in festival goers from all over the Grand Strand. There’s a children’s area complete with face-painting, stilt walker, and balloon artists. You’ll enjoy live music and browsing the tents of over 150 different food and arts and crafts vendors. Plus you’ll get your fill of fresh seafood served up by the local waterfront restaurants. 

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, 5k, Doggie Dash

Date: October 19th – 20th

Pack your running shoes and turn your vacation into a racecation during the annual Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon! This race has a surfing theme complete with surfboard finisher medals, beach bands and a huge beachside party post race. Plus it’s one of the flattest half marathon courses and features over five miles of oceanfront views! If you’re not quite ready for 13.2 miles of running, check out the Coastal 5k or if you’re bringing along your furry friend – the one mile Doggie Dash.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Date: November 1st – 2nd

Calling all seafood lovers! Myrtle Beach is throwing it’s annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival at the Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place. The festival will offer a variety of delicious seafood dishes along with live entertainment, beer stations, a cornhold tournament and more! For the kids there will be a Kid Zone with bounce houses, activities sponsored by EdVenture Children’s Museum, carnival games, and slides. Perfect for the whole family, this event is free to attend!

Taste of the Town

Date: November 5th

Each year, Myrtle Beach area restaurants gather at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the annual Taste of the Town, a culinary competition. The event is an annual fundraiser for St. Andrew Catholic School and consists of chefs participating for awards such as Best Entree, Best Dessert, Best Booth Design and People’s Choice Award. There’s always a variety of dishes to sample and is a great way to get a taste of the Grand Strand! 

If you’re planning on visiting Myrtle Beach and checking out one of these fall food festivals or events, make sure to check out our variety of packages and special offers we are currently offering at Marina Inn. And of course – make sure to pack an appetite! 

Beat the Back to School Blues at Marina Inn

School days may be right around the corner, but summer’s not over yet in Myrtle Beach! There’s still plenty of exciting activities to check out before the school bell rings. Plan your end of summer family vacation with Marina Inn, a four diamond luxury resort in Grande Dunes, and we have everything your family needs to maximize those final days of fun! 

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers a variety of accommodations including Studios, Studio Deluxes, Mediterranean Club Suites, Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite, as well as Two, Three and Four Bedroom Suites. Each of these oversized room types is spacious and comfortable – designed with ultimate comfort in mind. The suites come with a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, cozy fireplace and a living room with ample room for a family game night. The bathrooms offer large countertops, travertine tile floors, and glassed in showers complete with a RainShower head. All of our rooms feature private balconies a view so your family can gather around and end the day with breathtaking sunsets, watching the boats go by on the Intracoastal Waterway. 

When it comes to entertainment, Marina Inn offers plenty of unique amenities that provide hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Beat the heat with a dip in our zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool or indoor pool. Head to the tennis courts for a friendly match or venture across the bridge to Grande Dunes Resort golf course for a round of golf. If your family craves adventure, Marina Inn is footsteps away from Myrtle Beach Watersports, where you can rent jet skis or a pontoon boat. You’ll definitely want to slip away to paradise, aka our private beach access. Simply hop aboard the complimentary shuttle which will take you back and forth to our exclusive section of pristine beach. Our resort also offers an award-winning on-site restaurant – WaterScapes Restaurant – that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus kids eat free there all summer long!

Not only do we feature a wide variety of amenities, but we’re located in close proximity to some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions that are hosting free family-friendly events all summer long. Some of these events you’ll want to check out while you’re vacationing include:

SummerFest! at Barefoot Landing

Right up the road from Marina Inn is Barefoot Landing, an outdoor shopping complex nestled on the waterfront of the Intracoastal Waterway. After spending the day shopping, make sure your family sticks around for ‘SummerFest!’, a free nightly entertainment series happening now through the end of August. Each evening you’ll find stilt walkers wandering around as the sound of steel drums fills the air. Nick Pike, a one man show, will be wowing the crowd as he juggles and performs stunts and acrobatics – all while balancing on a unicycle. Every Tuesday through Saturday, grab a chair and check out the live music at the Dockside Village Amphitheater. And don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show every Monday night there over the lake at 10pm! Click here for the full schedule of events.

Dockside Village Amphitheater | Photo Credit: propertyaroundthebeach.com

Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach

Broadway at the Beach is one of the most iconic outdoor shopping complexes in Myrtle Beach. Offering a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options – it’s a one-stop shop for family amusement. Each night in the summer, the fun continues into the night during a free nightly entertainment series called the ‘Great American Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach’. Your family will be entertained by fire dancers, costumed stilt walkers, character appearances, live music and more. Every Tuesday there is a huge Firework Extravaganza over the Lake at 10pm and each Saturday and Sunday your kids can get their faces painted. For the full lineup of events, click here.

Fireworks over Broadway at the Beach | Photo Credit: vacationmyrtlebeach.com

Hot Summer Nights

When the sun goes down, Plyler Park along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk comes alive during ‘Hot Summer Nights’! This family-friendly nightly entertainment series is free to the general public. This event features a kid’s carnival, karaoke, live music, a family game show night, bounce houses and much more. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays you’ll discover balloon twisters and stilt walkers. Click here for the full entertainment schedule.

Don’t miss out on these last days of summer fun! Check out Marina Inn’s Family Packages and special offers today and book your final family summer getaway to Myrtle Beach today! 

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Drop Anchor at Marina Inn – The Top Boating Resort in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal destination nestled in between the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, making it a popular place for avid fishermen and recreational boaters. If you’re traveling with a boat or are a boating enthusiast, Marina Inn is a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach with access to an award-winning marina. Centrally located in the prestigious Grande Dunes, Marina Inn is a luxurious four diamond resort situated on the waterfront, adjacent to the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Footsteps away from Grand Dunes Marina, you’ll be able to dock your boat  with the peace of mind that it’s right next door to where you’re staying.

Grande Dunes Marina | Photo Credit: High Tide Content

Access to Grande Dunes Marina

Grande Dunes Marina is one of the top full-service boating facilities on the East Coast and is open to the public. The marina has 1,200 linear feet of state-of-the-art lay-along floating docks and 126 wet slips, offering a protected harbor for vessels that are up to 120 feet or larger. For your convenience, there is fueling station that offers both diesel and non-ethanol pumps, as well as WIFI onsite, pumpout stations, dock carts to transport your personal items, and trash disposal. Bath facilities are available with laundry, showers and restrooms. There’s even a ship store where you can find everything you need to gear up for a day on the water from sunscreen and sunglasses to tackle and snacks. 

Pontoon Boat Rentals

For those boat lovers that didn’t bring along their boat or don’t own one, no problem. Myrtle Beach Watersports is right next door to the Grande Dunes Marina. This family owned and operated business offers pontoon boat rentals so you can create your own adventure on the water. You can enjoy spending the day exploring private islands and cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway. The pontoon boats can hold up to 10 people and are available to rent for half-day or full-day excursions. Click here for more information or to rent your pontoon boat today!

Rent Pontoon Boats at Myrtle Beach Watersports

Luxurious Accommodations and Amenities

Once you drop anchor, a blissful stay awaits. Marina Inn offers a variety of oversized guest room types that can accommodate any size group. Each spacious room is designed with maximum comfort in mind, containing plush beds and bathrooms that feature travertine tile floors, double countertops and Rainshower heads. You’ll love stepping out onto your private balcony and soaking up the stunning views of sunsets over the waterway, the golf course or the Marina. Some of the larger suites contain fully equipped kitchens and living rooms.  

For those days spent off the boat, Marina Inn offers plenty of amenities to keep you entertained for hours. Our resort features a zero-entry, infinity edge outdoor pool, indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, and golf at Grande Dunes Resort golf course. We also have a private stretch of beach that’s only accessible to our resort guests.

Award-winning Dining

After a day spent out on the water, you’re sure to build up an appetite. Once you dock your boat at the marina – you’re not far from some of the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach. Anchor Cafe at the Marina Inn is a favorite among Myrtle Beach locals and sits right at the end of the Grande Dunes Marina. The dress is casual and the waterfront views are one of a kind! Their menu features a variety of fresh salads, tasty appetizers, savory sandwiches and signature cocktails. Inside the resort, you’ll find Reflections Bar and Marina Inn’s own on-site restaurant, WaterScapes Restaurant. Reflections Bar is a popular Happy Hour spot that features a relaxed atmosphere and serves a variety of delicious appetizers, crisp salads and delicious entrees. They also offer a wide selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. The award-winning WaterScapes Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering a unique atmosphere – a blend of casual and elegant ambiance – the restaurant specializes in a ‘Farm to Table’ style approach to fresh seafood and top choice steaks. 

Marina at Sunset | Photo Credit: Guest at Marina Inn

Top Fishing Destination

Ready to cast a line and reel in a keeper? Myrtle Beach is one of the top fishing destinations on the East Coast and Marina Inn is centrally located to some of the best fishing spots. Fish from your own boat or go on a deep sea fishing charter out of Little River or Murrells Inlet. You’re sure to have a great time experiencing the thrill of attempting to catch a cobia, sea bass, mahi, grouper, flounder or sheepshead. Half day and full day deep sea excursions are available.

If you’re a boat lover that’s in search of a place to stay along the Grand Strand, look no further than Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We’re a top boating resort in Myrtle Beach that will accommodate all your docking needs and offer you a luxurious vacation experience. Check out our current special offers and book your dream boating getaway today!

Coastal Sounds Oceanfront Free Concert Myrtle Beach, SC

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Burroughs and Chapin Pavillion Place

What’s better than a concert overlooking the ocean in Myrtle Beach? A family friendly FREE concert overlooking the ocean in Myrtle Beach, SC!

Many of you may already be familar with the highly sought after Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach SC in early June. If you didn’t get a chance to attend Country Music Fest or you just can’t get enough of country music then here is your chance! Coastal Sounds Oceanfront Concert is a one day version of June’s blockbuster Country Music Fest taking place on Saturday, August 3, 2019. The best part about this concert is that it is FREE to the Public!

Gates Open at 11:00 AM

Bring the entire family since there is something for everyone to enjoy with these activities. Did we mention it was Free?

  • Food Truck Rodeo with trucks from all over the region
  • Kids Zone – Full of activities from a bouncy house to camel rides
  • Local Vendors with options from clothing boutiques, massage therapy, Wine & Design, a Photo Booth and much more
  • Patio Game Zone with Corn Hole, Life Sized Jenga & Ladder Ball with DJ Payne spinning all the hits
  • Full Service Bar

Concert Begins at 5:00 PM

Enjoy an evening with these talented headliners. Yes, admission is FREE!

  • Grammy Nominated and “The Voice” Season 3 Winner contemporary country music artist Cassadee Pope. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC’s The Voice, her 2013 debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Its lead single “Wasting All These Tears” not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved “Breakthrough Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. Additionally, she would receive nominations at the American Country Awards and People’s Choice Awards, to name a few.
  • Consisting of five gifted, season musicians since 1993, Sister Hazel‘s music crosses several genres from southern rock, classic rock and roll, folk rock and pop. They topped the summer charts in the late 1990’s with hit songs like “All For You”. And later in the 2000’s with “Something to Believe In” and “Stay Awhile”.
  • Native South Carolina five man band OutShyne formed in 2007 in high school and have been performing ever since! Their country music vibe includes some rock overtones with favorites such as “That Girl” and “Moonlight Crush”
  • Emerging modern country artist Claudia Hoyser just released a new single “Call It Out” and is climbing the Country music charts.

VIP TICKETS

Once again….General Admission if FREE! However….not free are the VIP Tickets for $25 /per person and includes

  • 2 drink tickets
  • Access to the private VIP lounge
  • Private premium viewing area.

$25.00 is still a bargain for all of this if you ask me!

ACCOMMODATIONS at MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES

Dont forget to book your room reservations at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Check out our Special Summer Offers going on now!

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Luxury Accommodations at the AAA Four Diamond Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Fireworks in Myrtle Beach July 4th Week!

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One of the best reasons to spend your vacation at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is that you are central to the many fireworks displays around July 4th. Here is the top list of firework displays!

 

Barefoot Landing

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

The closest proximity to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is Barefoot Landing. Barefoot Landing has recently renovated and have added some new and exiting restaurants like Lulu’s, Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina as well as some old favorites like Wild Wing Cafe and Greg Norman Austrailian Grille. Enjoy Summerfest featuring nightly entertainment around the lake. then after dinner at one of these fabulous restaurants and shopping around the unique shops at Barefoot Landing.get ready for their 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular! Barefoot Landing has a firework show each Monday night throughout the summer.

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Barefoot Landing Fireworks Show

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 along “The Avenue” featuring new dining and entertainment. Don’t miss the “4th of July Ball Drop at 5:00 pm on the Avenue. Then enjoy some shopping and attractions before the fireworks show at 10pm  to end the night! Broadway at the Beach features “Great American Summer Nights” featuring nightly entertainment as well as hosts a firework show twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays all summer long.

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Broadway at the Beach

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.

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Fireworks on the Marshwalk Murrells Inlet, SC

 

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 Wednesday, July 3 & Sunday, July 7

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 Suite Summer Sale 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!

FREE Things to Do This Summer in Myrtle Beach

The sun is shining and the beach is calling your name! Is there anything better than a summer getaway to Myrtle Beach? Well, finding free things to do definitely comes close. When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four-diamond resort, you’re conveniently located nearby the greatest spots to make memories in Myrtle Beach. We’ve listed our favorite events and activities that you and your family can enjoy for FREE!

Beach

It might just be the BEST free activity we can offer along the Grand Strand! Did you know that as a guest at Marina Inn, you receive access to our exclusive private beach? Plus you’ll even have access to a free shuttle to drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day. Chairs, towels, umbrellas and everything you need for the perfect beach day is located at our cabana. After building up an appetite from splashing around in the surf and building sandcastles, we have food and cold drinks available – as well as a place to take a break from the sun. So don’t worry about a thing and head to the beach for some unforgettable family memories!

Fireworks

In Myrtle Beach, there’s so much to see and do that will leave you speechless but nothing is quite as mesmerizing as a firework show on a summer night. There are plenty of places you can catch a free firework show this summer along the Grand Strand including:

Barefoot Landing – Mondays 10 p.m., 4th of July 10 p.m.

Broadway at the Beach – Tuesdays 10 p.m. through August, Fridays 10 p.m. June 21st – August 16th, 4th of July 10 p.m.

2nd Ave Pier –  Wednesdays 10 p.m.

Farmers Markets

Popping up all over Myrtle Beach, our Farmers Markets are filled with fresh and local produce to enjoy during your visit. In addition to colorful fruits and veggies, local artisans are showcasing their homemade crafts and artwork just for you! Did we mention there’s also live music to enjoy while you stroll through the booths? Head to Barefoot Landing, Little River or The Market Common for a terrific way to spend an afternoon!

Barefoot Landing – Fridays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Little River – Thursdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Market Common – Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights

Every night this summer, you can experience the thrill of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk during their nightly entertainment. Hot Summer Nights last all summer long and all events are completely free! From 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., spend a night out with the family enjoying the live music and street performers as you venture around the boardwalk in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing

Just minutes up the road from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, Barefoot Landing is a one-stop shop for all things shopping, dining, and entertainment! This summer, Barefoot Landing will be hosting live music at the Dockside Village Amphitheater and offering live entertainment nightly. Before the show starts, plan a dinner at one of their various restaurants or just walk around the lake and enjoy the view. Plus a free firework show amazes visitors each Monday night at 10 p.m.!

The Market Common

A popular shopping district with upscale boutiques and a handful of restaurants, The Market Common has what you need for the whole family this summer! They offer free carriage rides with live horses throughout the summer which would make an average date night transform into a fairytale. Grab a beach chair and a blanket for their Movies Under the Stars where they show your favorite movies out on the lawn for your family to enjoy. The Market Common also offers free live entertainment with Concerts on the Green throughout the summer. The options for free, fun, family activities are endless!

Summer is on the way and time is running out to book your Myrtle Beach vacation. Our guests are able to experience the best FREE activities Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to take advantage of our summer sale package going on now! See you at the beach!

Top Family Attractions in Myrtle Beach

It’s almost summertime in Myrtle Beach and there’s so much to see and do along the Grand Strand. When you stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a four-diamond resort, you’re nearby all the hottest attractions our area has to offer.

Beach

The BEST attraction in Myrtle Beach…the beach of course! When you stay with Marina Inn, you’ll have access to our private beach. Just hop aboard the shuttle with your family and everything you need is waiting for you! We have towels, chairs, snacks, and drinks available at our private beach access. All you need to bring is your swimsuit and sunscreen!

Close up of family enjoying time on the beach

Broadway at the Beach

Located in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, Broadway at the Beach is a one-stop shop for all things dining and entertainment. With recent additions including new thrill rides at Pavilion Park and a Simpson’s 4D Movie Theater and Kwik-E-Mart, your family will have a blast exploring and enjoying all Broadway at the Beach has to offer. When hunger strikes, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from to satisfy any appetite.

Shark Wake Park

Get ready to shred! At Shark Wake Park in North Myrtle Beach, you can experience riding a zipline while wakeboarding through the lake. Learn new tricks and tips and maybe even catch some air! Shark Wake Park also has an inflatable Aqua Park with large water inflatables for everyone to play on in the water. Just minutes down the road from Marina Inn, beat the heat at Shark Wake Park!

Barefoot Landing

Time to shop til you drop! Barefoot Landing is located in North Myrtle Beach and offers unique shopping and dining experiences. If you’re in the mood for a fiesta, head to Taco Mundo! A waterfront restaurant where you can indulge in authentic tacos and fresh margaritas after a day filled with shopping. Barefoot Landing also features live music and entertainment nightly throughout the summer so make sure to bring the whole family and make some memories!

Myrtle Waves Waterpark

Calling all thrill seekers! Myrtle Waves Waterpark is South Carolina’s largest waterpark and has tons of water attractions for your family to enjoy. From towering tube slides to a surfing simulator, there’s something for everyone to do. While visiting this summer, be sure to check their schedule for Summer Movie Nights to catch a film while floating around in the wave pool!

Summer is on the way and time is running out to book your Myrtle Beach vacation. Our guests are able to experience the best Myrtle Beach has to offer. Book with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to take advantage of our summer sale package going on now! See you at the beach!

 

Mother’s Day Getaway at Marina Inn

It’s officially May and do you know what that means? (Besides flowers, of course) Mother’s Day is around the corner! Make this one extra special and treat your mom to a luxurious experience at the four-diamond resort, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, in Myrtle Beach.

From May 10th – May 12th, take advantage of our Mother’s Day package. This package is based on two adults and two children, but can be easily adjusted to accommodate a larger group. Relax and lounge by the infinity pool or hop aboard the shuttle to our private beach; exclusive for Marina Inn guests! For more activities, check out Myrtle Beach Watersports in the marina for pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. End the day with Happy Hour at Reflections before venturing to our on-site restaurant, WaterScapes, which is the perfect spot for a delicious dinner on the waterfront. Whatever Mom is looking for, we have it all right here at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

This exclusive Mother’s Day Package includes:

  • Luxurious room accommodations for one night in a grande guest room for two adults & two children
  • Mother’s Day Brunch for two adults and two children in WaterScapes Restaurant
  • Fresh flower bouquet delivered to room on arrival

And just because Mom deserves the BEST, consider adding on these luxurious offers:

Mother’s Day Brunch

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is excited to host a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12th with seatings from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our spread will include brunch favorites such as shrimp and grits with tasso ham, tomatoes, and green onion as well as roasted pork tenderloin with mushrooms and leek ragu. At our Carving Station, we will be serving juicy roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce and demi glaze. Living by the beach, we have access to the freshest seafood! On our seafood display, we will be offering oysters on the half shell, poached shrimp, and a display of smoked salmon. Breakfast classics such as eggs, bacon, and home fries will also be available, as well as salad and a variety of fresh, colorful fruit. And don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with our Grande Dessert Station!

Things To Do With Mom in Myrtle Beach

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located in Myrtle Beach and close to all of the best shopping and attractions the Grand Strand has to offer! Head to Barefoot Landing for specialty shopping at local boutiques and stop for some coffee at Cafe de Paris right next to Tara Grinna. Duplin Winery, located right next to Barefoot Landing, offers wine tastings and sells their signature sweet muscadine wine by the bottle that Mom is sure to love to take home as a souvenir!

What are you waiting for? Treat your mom to an extra special day and book with us now to give Mom the best Mother’s Day experience in beautiful Myrtle Beach!

Top 4 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach

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With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to plan your next golf trip to Myrtle Beach! The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, a luxury 4 diamond resort, offers the best Myrtle Beach golf packages including the Grande Dunes Resort Course located right on-site. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is centrally located to the best golf courses in Myrtle Beach so you’ll have the opportunity to play them all! And the fun doesn’t stop once the round is over. Marina Inn is centrally located to all the exciting to do along the Grand Strand.

Grande Dunes Resort Course

A championship, 18-hole, links style golf course, our resort course is conveniently located in Grande Dunes. It’s a Par 72 course with Bermuda grass fairways running along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. No wonder PGA Magazine said it is “one of the great golf clubs in the world”. This is our on-site course so by staying with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes you won’t have to travel far to play a challenging round of golf!

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Grande Dunes Resort Course

Dunes Golf and Beach Club

The Dunes Golf and Beach Club is located right next to the ocean, and is the only course in the Grand Strand to have views of the ocean. You’ll be playing in the footsteps of the greats when you tee of at this Robert Trent Jones designed course, which has been host to PGA Tours, Senior PGA Tours, Women’s, Amateur, National, and State Events. You’ll even have a chance to play the infamous Hole 13, dubbed ‘Waterloo’ that is known worldwide and is one of the greatest holes in the world!

Pine Lakes Country Club

Nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Pine Lakes Country Club is a favorite among locals. Known as the first golf course of Myrtle Beach, the Grandaddy course has been restored with the back nine reflecting Robert White’s original design and the front nine enhancing what players have come to love about Pine Lakes. It’s no surprise this country club’s classic features a rich history that keeps golfers coming back every year!

Barefoot Resort and Golf

The four courses at Barefoot Golf Resort are named after four Hall of Fame players – Norman, Love, Fazio, and Dye. Each course has its own quirks and characteristics; just like the players! This resort was named as the ‘2017 North America Golf Resort of the Year’. You’ll love playing the variety of courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf.

Dye Course #10 at Barefoot Golf Resort

Take a break from playing and enjoy some of the hottest attractions and dining located up and down the Grand Strand!

Things to Do After You Leave the Course

Broadway at the Beach or Barefoot Landing

The perfect place to go and spend time when you’re not quite sure what to do. Broadway at the Beach, located centrally in Myrtle Beach, is home to a movie theater, various restaurants, specialty shops, Ripley’s Aquarium, and so much more! Barefoot Landing, located right up the road from Marina Inn in North Myrtle Beach, is filled with delectable restaurants and shopping and right on the marina with a view that won’t disappoint.

 

PGA Superstore

Whether you’re in search of a new driver or need some new gear or balls – stock up on everything you need to play at one of the two locations along the Grand Strand!

Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar

A local’s favorite oceanfront spot, Ocean Annie’s Beach Bar is where you’ll want to spend happy hour after a long day on the course! There’s plenty of live music and ice cold drinks to unwind after the game.

New South Brewing

A local brewery in Myrtle Beach, at New South Brewing Company you can try a unique variety of craft beers and even schedule a tour to get a behind the scenes look of how their beer is made.

WaterScapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

After a long day on the greens, grab your friends and treat yourselves to dinner at our fine dining restaurant on-site at Marina Inn! With a top-rated chef and an outdoor dining area, WaterScapes is the perfect spot to dine and relax so you can play another round of golf in the morning!

Next time you’re planning your golf getaway to Myrtle Beach, make sure to choose to stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. With a variety of golf packages and their ideal location in Myrtle Beach, they have everything you need for a good time. If you’re ready to book today, simply click here to see our current offers. Pack your clubs and we look forward to seeing you on the course!