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!

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!

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

Unwin(e)d at Marina inn

Keep the spark alive in your relationship and get a change of scenery by planning a getaway to Myrtle Beach. With luxurious packages to book under and seemingly endless wineries to visit in the area, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is the perfect destination for a much needed couples get away.

When you book your next stay with us here at Marina Inn, make sure to check out our Duplin Winery Package! With this package, you can combine our luxurious accomodations with a flavorful wine tasting at Duplin Winery. There will even be a custom basket filled with unique items native to South Carolina waiting for you when you arrive. Your basket includes a bottle of select wine from Duplin, wine stopper, bottle opener, Muscadine and more! Duplin Winery is a quick ten minute trip north of the Marina Inn and is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon wine tasting or an evening of live music with your significant other.

If you’re wanting to add a little extra romance to your mini-vacation, make sure to book one of our in-room massages. Nothing will relax away your stress like a wine tasting followed by a massage. Book your sweetheart a deep tissue massage to work away their worries or enjoy a relaxing couples massage together.

Located in North Myrtle Beach in front of Barefoot Landing, Duplin Winery is a popular destination for couples and wine lovers. Voted Best Wine Tasting Bar in Myrtle Beach, Duplin is home to many unique and flavorful muscadine wines. Monday through Saturday, you can head over to Duplin Winery and for only $10, can take part in their wine tasting. You can sip and sample 10 different wines while snacking on homemade gourmet crackers and dip. After you’ve worked your way through the tasting sheet, you get to keep your glass as a souvenir – plus – you can enjoy a tasty glass of whichever wine was your favorite.

After you’ve uncorked your new favorite drink, make sure to head over to the courtyard to enjoy live music. Live entertainers include performances from local favorites such as Will Ness and Calfee Swank Music Company. After you’ve had a chance to unwind with wine and live music, make sure to stop by the gift shop on your way out. Anything you could ever dream of wanting related to wine, you’ll find. You can load up on bottles of your favorite wine from your taste testing, wine accessories, gift baskets, drinkware, and so much more! For the true wine lovers, you can go a step further than just tasting with an educated session on the winemaking process while you’re working through your samples.

While you’re over in the Barefoot Landing area, make sure to stop in at the Coastal Wine Boutique. Whether you’re a self proclaimed wine connoisseur or you just enjoy the occasional glass, at Coastal Wine Boutique you can broaden your horizons with wines made from all over the world. You can sample six different wines for only $10 a person for their wine tasting. It wouldn’t be a wine tasting without something to pair it with. While you sip on your wine, you can snack on either cheese or fruit boards. Experience an entirely different wine drinking experience with their tasty frozen wines! There’s no better way to unwind and take a break from the spring heat than with frozen wine.

You can broaden your taste palette with European wines at the Silver Coast Winery. Located just over the border in Southport and Ocean Isle, North Carolina, Silver Coast Winery offers wine tasting, tours, along with additional events held on the property. Not only can you drink wine, but this winery also offers beer tastings as well! If your significant other isn’t a huge fan of wine, this is the perfect place to go! You can both enjoy a refreshing drink or either wine or beer.

This month at the Southport location, the Silver Coast Winery will be hosting multiple events for wine and beer lovers alike. On April 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m you can join them for Value French Wines. For $5 you can enjoy a tasting of three Laurent Miquel Wines along with a light food pairing. These fine French wines will all be on sale that day for only $13. On April 20th, you can join them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Chronic Cellars Wine and on April 27th for 4 French Dry Rose and BBQ.

Little River has more to offer than just waterfront dining; it is also home to La Belle Amie Vineyard. You can combine your love of wine, live entertainment, and festivals into one place at La Belle Amie. Wine tastings are available Tuesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For only $3, you can sample any six wines of your choice. La Belle Amie keeps their cellars stocked with pinks, reds, and whites — so no matter your preference, you’ll find the right drink to fill your glass with. During your taste testing, the staff will walk you through the five basic steps of sampling wine and how to identify a wine by it’s aroma and taste. La Belle Amie is home to the Twisted Sisters wine and offers wine ranging from very sweet to very dry.

You can pair your wine with something different than food at La Belle Amie. Every week, from Wednesday through Saturday, you can enjoy live entertainment. On top of offering a wide variety of wines to sip on, you and your significant other can enjoy one of the many festivals La Belle Amie offers. La Belle Amie hosts multiple music festivals, ranging from jazz to the oldies. Throughout the summer you can kick back and enjoy your wine at one of the many cookouts they’ll be hosting. Nothing helps you beat the heat of a Myrtle Beach summer quite like wine and a burger! Admission fees generally vary, but with the donation of 2 canned/dry food items, you can knock off $3 from the price.

As tempting as it may be to spend all your time in your room or along the beach during your getaway, treat yourselves to something new and flavorful. With our winery package, there’s no reason why you can’t work a wine tasting into plans. Kick back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy a well deserved couples get away at Marina Inn Grande Dunes.

Hit the Links with Marina Inn Golf Packages

As the weather is warming up in Myrtle Beach it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air! When you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take advantage of – from hitting the links to zipping around on the waterway. Whether you take a trip to enjoy a day splashing around in the ocean on our private beach or soak up the rays by our infinity edge pool, we offer plenty of opportunities of ways to be outside this spring.

Myrtle Beach is a top golf destination so make sure to pack your golf clubs when you vacation with us! And before you book your tee time, make sure to book under our Golf Package so we can help you create a unique golf vacation. At Marina Inn we offer a variety of golf packages including our on-site course, the Grande Dunes, along with tee-times to other courses in the Myrtle Beach Area. If you aren’t able to to find a golf package that suits your needs, you can simply request a quote and build your own Myrtle Beach golf experience.

We are located right across the Intracoastal Waterway from Grande Dunes golf course. Named the “National Golf Course of the Year” in 2009, you’ll definitely want to make a tee time or two at this award winning course. The greens of the course are kept in pristine condition and the unique layout provides players with an enjoyable, yet challenging round of golf. And its position on a high bluff guarantees a spectacular view of the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn and the marina.

Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, the Pine Lakes Country Club is home to one of the most popular courses in the area. The course was originally built upon natural dunes less than half a mile away from the ocean. After a complete restoration, the course is looking better than ever. The back nine still reflects the original design from the first president of the PGA, Robert White, while the front nine was renovated to provide a more elegant experience to golfers.

A Robert Trent Jones course, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club is a private club located oceanfront here in Myrtle Beach. This premier course is recognized as a Top 100 course in nearly every golf magazine. The Dunes hosted the PGA Professional National Championship in June of 2014. This pristine course has hosted many major tournaments and is sure to be the highlight of your golfing experience. Having just finished renovations on their golf shop, you can load up on high quality golf merchandise after you finish working on your short-game.

The Myrtle Wood Golf Club is home to 36 holes of championship Myrtle Beach golf. This course is considered a modern masterpiece thanks to their skillful course design. The Myrtlewood course has gently sloping fairways with a variety of hazards and bunkers. This course is constantly ranked as a top repeat-play course in the Myrtle Beach area.

Any avid golfer has their heart set on completing their bucket list of golf courses. With our Bucket Life Golf Package, we can help you check off three more courses on your list! Under this package, you get one night accommodations at the Marina Inn along with one round at either the Grande Dunes Resort, the private Dunes Club, or the historic Pine Lake’s Country Club.

Our Honors Golf Package is perfect those wanting to mix luxury and golf together. This golf package combines your choice of up to 8 of Golf Digest’s Top 100 ranked courses along with luxurious accommodations here at the Marina Inn. When you book under this package, you can play at popular courses such as the Resort Course at the Grande Dunes, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Dunes Golf and Beach Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, and Tidewater Golf Club. Included in your stay is a minimum of four nights in one of our stunning rooms along with breakfast for every morning at our award-winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Along with breakfast, you can enjoy two mouth-watering dinners at Waterscape as well during your stay. Don’t think we’ve forgotten about lunch. Lunch is provided for you every day at the course you choose to play at.

Next up is our 3/4 Big Break Package! Under this package, you pay for three rounds of golf at the Barefoot Landing courses and get the fourth free. Your choice of courses at Barefoot Landing include Dye, Love, Fazio, and Norman. Included in this package is a three night stay here with us at the Marina Inn!

Our Prime Time Rewards Golf Package is perfect for anyone who is in town to play as many rounds as possible. Under this package, you get three nights accommodations here at Marina Inn. Along with your stay, you get four or more rounds of golf at your choice of any of the 22 Prime Time Signature Golf Courses located here in Myrtle Beach. Popular courses on this list include the Grande Dunes Resort Course, Kings North, Tradition Club, TPC, and World Tour. You can mix and match any of the golf courses for any time of day and receive discounted A.M. and P.M. pricing. To top off your golf experience, you will also receive a $100 Prime Time Rewards card, which will be issued to you by the golf shop at the first course on your itinerary. This card is eligible for use at any Prime Times Signature Course for merchandise, food and beverage, or any combination of the two.

Next up at the tee box is our Legends Myrtle Beach Golf Package. Included in this package is three nights accommodation here at the Marina Inn along with the chance to play at five Legends golf courses. Legends courses include the Moorland, Parkland, Heathland, Oyster Bay and Heritage Club. With this package, you can play three rounds and get the fourth round free, or play four rounds and get the fifth round free. To keep you fueled for your golf adventure, this package also includes a full breakfast buffet, lunch from a selected menu, and two draft beers or fountain drinks with every round at the golf course you’ve chosen to play at!

While our golf packages aren’t limited to what we’ve covered, we have more than enough great package deals to accommodate both your vacation and golfing needs. If you’re not here for just golf but still brought your clubs along – make sure you get the chance to go out and at least work on your short game or chipping at our on-site course at the Grande Dunes.

If you’re ready for a day out on the Intracoastal Waterway, simply walk next door and check out Myrtle Beach WaterSports. They offer a wide variety of activities for you and your family to enjoy exploring and speeding around the water. Not only can you rent jet skis, but you can also take part in jet ski dolphin watch tours for a chance to see one of nature’s most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. If you’re one that wants to enjoy the water at a slower pace, your can rent a pontoon boat for your crew and enjoy a day of cruising around the water.

Whether you’re hoping to maximize your time on the golf course, zip around the waterway or simply relax by the pool – Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has all you need for an unforgettable Myrtle Beach vacation! We have accommodations for any size group so give us a call today to reserve your spot!

Marina Inn Private Beach Experience

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Myrtle Beach is a beautiful stretch of coastline that attracts people from all over. During the summer months, the beach can be hectic and crowded. But when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the serene beach day you’ve been daydreaming about all winter!

Spring has arrived and it’s time to soak up the sun and enjoy the warm weather as you experience the ultimate Marina Inn private beach experience. Upon arrival, you’ll find a winding path surrounded by trees, beach grass and dunes leading you to an unspoiled, private part of Myrtle Beach – only available to our guests. Once you’ve followed the path and reached the beach, feel free to pick any oceanfront chair you wish for a day of relaxation and fun in the sun!

How do you get there? We make traveling to our beach easy and convenient. No need to drive or worry about the hassle of parking. Simply hop on our complimentary shuttle and it will drive you the short five minute ride to the beach. It runs on an schedule and goes back and forth all day long. Starting Easter weekend, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we’ll take care of your transportation to the beach.

On top of getting you to and from the beach, we also offer a variety of beach services. Instead of having to haul everything with you, we’ve got your beach necessities covered. Our beach service includes access to beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas.  Convenience is a top priority so along with providing you with the beach basics, we also offer our guests a changing room, full facilities, shower, and Beach Lifeguard service.

Nothing works up an appetite quite like a day spent splashing in the ocean or building sandcastles with the kids. There’s no need to worry about packing the cooler when you can take full advantage of our snack bar! Enjoy sitting under the covered patio or under an umbrella while you snack on salads and sandwiches and enjoy sipping on a cold, refreshing beer or wine.

Beach Cabana Cafe

The food and beverage service is available during peak-snack time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you’re searching for something on the lighter side, try a garden salad or enjoy a fresh, juicy cabana fruit cup. For those of you with a heartier appetite, take a bite out of the tasty smoked turkey, chicken salad, tuna salad, or ham and cheddar sandwiches. Another delicious and healthy option is the grilled vegetable wrap.

For those of you trying to save your appetite for dinner at our award winning restaurant, WaterScapes, you can enjoy a light snack to hold you over. Try the uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwich, potato chips or a cup of applesauce to curve your hunger. If spending the day in the salty ocean has you craving something sweet, pick up a candy bar to satisfy your craving. Wash down your tasty treats with an ice-cold water, juice, or enjoy a Coke or Sprite.

If you’re trying to quench a thirst for more than just water, our snack bar has a variety of alcoholic beverages for you to try. Nothing says beach day quite like cracking open an ice cold Corona, Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, or Yuengling. If you’d rather sip on a glass of wine to help you relax, we offer Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, or White Zinfandel.

When you stay at Marina Inn, you don’t have to worry about a thing. No matter what you need on your beach day, we’ve got you covered. Book with us and enjoy your own little private piece of Myrtle Beach!

Operating Hours May 27 – September 24:

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

Spring Into Fun This Spring Break in Myrtle Beach!

It’s time to break out the sunscreen and bathing suits here in Myrtle Beach! With winter being nothing more than a distant memory, we are embracing the sunshine and warmth here in the south. While you count down the days until spring break, finish up some last minute planning and add these attractions to your list of must-sees while you’re here.

Spring won’t be the only thing in full bloom this year. Brookgreen Gardens is the cultural hotspot of South Carolina’s coastal community and is blooming with beautiful flowers year-round. Enjoy the southern sunshine as you explore the breathtaking gardens and admire the stunning sculptures or take in the sights of the lowcountry zoo. Brookgreen Gardens is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may purchase tickets upon arrival; seniors (aged 65 and up) can purchase tickets for $14, adults (aged 13-64) can get in for $16, children (aged 4-12) can get in for $8, and all children under 4 get in for free.

On top of beautiful horticulture, Brookgreen Gardens boasts a collection of 2,000 works of art ranging from sculptures, paintings, etchings, and more from internationally renowned artists. Artwork is incorporated into the gardens as well as displayed indoors in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.

After you’ve had the chance to immerse yourself in the art and you’re finally able to tear yourself away from the gardens, head on over to the lowcountry zoo. In the lowcountry zoo, you have the chance to see animals native to the area that are kept in areas maintained as close as possible to their natural habitats. Animal lovers of all ages will love getting to see wild animals such as alligators, bald eagles, grey and red foxes, white-tailed deer, river otters, and more! For those of you are animal lovers, you can get up close and personal every day at 2:30 p.m. with an interactive session hosted by an interpreter. This experience is included in your garden admission and takes place in the Campbell Center Program Shed.

Nothing beats driving with the top down in the spring. For those of you without a convertible, satisfy your need for speed and sunshine at The Track! Whether you’ve got a family of youngsters, a couple teenagers, or mixture of the two, your entire family will find hours of entertainment here. Kids will love the Carousel and Baja Buggies rides on top of the unlimited fun the arcade and race track offers. The gamer in the family will feel right at home in The Track’s arcade, which features over 50 games. While you’re racking up points, pick out what prize you’ll be bringing back home with you, options vary from candy, toys, games, to gadgets. Satisfy your feelings of nostalgia with classics like skee-ball, Down the Clock, and dueling basketball goals. The younger generation will love taking a crack at Fruit Ninja, Deep Sea Treasure, Fishbowl Frenzy and more!

When you’ve finally racked up enough tickets in the arcade, buckle up and head to the finish line! The Track offers two different race tracks, plus two kiddie tracks for the little ones! The Wild Woody is The Track’s signature elevated, multi-level track. You can race for first on your own or double up while you navigate through three levels for the win!

The Mighty Myrtle, named after the beautiful Myrtle Beach, is a curvy three-level track that also allows you to take it on solo or with a teammate. You can test out your driving skills in the electric carts while you loop around this fast-paced track. They might be too young for their driver’s licenses, but let the kids get behind the wheel and show us what they’ve got on the Rookie and Kiddie Tracks. The Rookie Track is ideal for kids between 4’0 and 4’8’’ tall. Let your little one burn rubber while they zoom around the track and leave their competition in the dust. Let your little speed demon test out their lead foot on the Kiddie Trail, which is perfect for kids between 3’6’’ and 4’0 tall.

Take a walk on the wild side at Go Ape! While you’re vacationing here in Myrtle Beach, you have to experience an outdoor experience unlike any other. Live your life to the fullest while you take a guided 2-3 hour adventure through the forest canopy while you navigating dangling obstacles and cruise along the ziplines. You can test your skills on either the Treetop Adventure course or the Treetop Junior course.

For those ages 10 and above, take on the high-rope courses of the Treetop Adventure course while you navigate obstacles all while taking in the stunning view. Those of you who are ages 10-15 can hit the ropes for $35 while those 16 and above can join you on the course for $58. All ages can enjoy the Treetop Junior course, which is an action-packed 1 hour introduction to high-rope activities meant to encourage problem-solving and build confidence! No matter your age, you can take part in this fun-filled course for $28!

Spend a day on the water while you give cable wakeboarding a try! At Shark Wake Park, take watersports to a whole new level with this variation of regular wakeboarding, without the boat. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, Shark Wake Park will give you a day on the water you’ll never forget. They have a 5-tower full size cable plus a 2-tower cable system that’ll help give you the ride of your life. No need to worry about gear, Shark Wake Park can provide you whatever you need. For $68, you can enjoy a full day of cable wakeboarding with gear included. For two hours, it would be $48 and for four hours it would be $58. If you’re wanting something a little tame than cable wakeboarding, head over to their Aqua Park. Shark Wake’s Aqua Park is an inflatable, floating aqua park that covers over an acre of water! On April 3rd, make sure to bring the kiddies over to Shark Wake Park for Kids Day! Kids aged 15 and under can ride all day with beginner gear for only $34.

Carry over the family fun into dinner time with all of the family and kid friendly dining options in Myrtle Beach. Head on over to Ultimate California Pizza GameZone for an evening filled with pizza, wings, and arcade games! While you wait for your pizza to come out, see how many points you can rack up playing skee-ball or bowling! Even though the pizza is the main attraction, don’t forget to load up on wings so you can finally settle the debate on which is betters: flats or drums.

Treat your family to dinner and a show at Medieval Times. Take a step back to the Middle Ages while you dine on a four course meal. Throughout the evening, you can enjoy valiant shows of falconry, horsemanship, and sword fighting! Cheer on your favorite knight to victory while you make memories with your family that’ll last a lifetime.

If knights aren’t your thing, shiver your timbers and head on over to Pirates Voyage. Dine on a tasty five-course meal while pirates set sea on authentic-looking pirate ships. Your kids will love when the pirates interact with the crowd as they swing through on ropes. If you’re looking for the hidden treasure of dinner shows, Pirates Voyage is it.

Make this spring break one you’ll never forget when you vacation in Myrtle Beach. And when you stay at Marina Inn, you’re only minutes away from non-stop fun.

Top 10 Reasons to Book Your Winter Getaway

The groundhog saw his shadow this February, meaning we have to put up with six more weeks of winter. But here in Myrtle Beach, we experience mild weather year round so that forecast prediction doesn’t slow us down from enjoying all the perks of the offseason.

When you visit Marina Inn during the winter months, you can enjoy all the benefits that come with visiting the Grand Strand with less crowds.

Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate and book your winter getaway today:

10. Plenty of tee times available and low rates. That’s right – less crowds means more open availability for tee times at the best prices so you can maximize your play time and save while you’re in town. At Marina Inn, we’re right around the corner from the gorgeous Grande Dunes golf course.

9. Need dinner plans? You won’t even have to leave Marina Inn when you dine at the award winning WaterScapes.

8. If giving your wardrobe a makeover is on your 2018 to-do list, you’ll love the shopping scene at The Market Common. With a variety of restaurants and unique boutiques – this is your one stop shop for an enjoyable day of browsing and dining.

7. Give yourself another reason to sip on a much-needed glass of wine at one of our many wineries, such as La Belle Amie Vineyard or Duplin Winery.

6. Romantic walks along the beach without having to work up a sweat. Plus the sunsets are even more breathtaking in the winter months.

5. Explore the nature parks. Now’s the perfect time to wander along the hiking trails at Huntington State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park without the summer heat or nuisance of pesky critters.

4. Is it getting hot in here or is it just our deals? Book with us from now until August to take advantage of savings up to 40%.

3. Go horseback riding along the coastline. The winter months are the only times when you can enjoy riding horses on the beach at Myrtle Beach State Park.

2. You can combine your love of sunsets and tasty food at the Anchor Cafe in Marina Inn.

1. We’re already one month into 2018. Why waste anymore time? Book that vacation now. You’ve earned it!

Now’s the time to escape from all your winter woes with a much needed stay in Myrtle Beach at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Stay at Myrtle Beach’s Top Resort Hotel!

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You Never Have to Leave the Hotel! Here’s Why!

Has  vacation ever left you feeling exhausted and worn down after running around from activity to activity? Although we are surrounded by all the excitement Myrtle Beach has to offer, when you stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we offer plenty of amenities and services so you can soak up the fun without even having to leave the hotel!

Unique Spa Experiences

Unwind and forget about the stress from traveling and planning a vacation with our In-Room Spa Services.   What makes it unique? All of our rooms are luxurious and spacious. You never havet to leave your room to enjoy these wonderful services. Our trained therapists will come to you in the comfort and convienience of your guest room!

  • Ejoy a relaxing massage for either 60 or 90 minutes.

Treat yourself as well as your significant other by reserving a couple’s massage.

Add a little extra heat to your spa treatment with the warm stone massage, which combines a therapeutic Swedish massage with the heated stones that are sure to bring you to a whole new level of tranquility.

  • And if the winter chill has left your body feeling a little rough around the edges, we recommend adding a body scrub to go in conjunction with your massage. Detoxify and hydrate your dry skin and by the end of the scrub, you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated.
  • Wound up from your hectic schedule? Add a calming effect to your Swedish massage with the assistance of aromatherapy. With the use of essential oils along with your massage, you’ll find all of your troubles melting away.
  • If you’re up for a little extra pampering on your vacation, you can also add on a foot scrub, facial massage, hand scrub, and more!

Simply contact our concierge to book your relaxing spa service!

Luxurious In-Room Dining

Don’t feel like getting ready to dine? No problem! Simply place an order for room service from our award winning on-site restaurant, Waterscapes. The products on our menu is mostly locally sourced  and features delicacies from land and sea. Our dine-in the restaurant menu features both upscale and casual dining options that’ll satisfy any cravings you have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Start off your morning right with a garden omelet or thick fluffy pancakes. For lunch or dinner, enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant or you can treat yourself to a night in with an order of Berkshire pork chops and finish the meal off with a decadent chocolate mousse cake. You can enjoy a fine dining experience on your personal balcony with a view without ever having to leave your room!

Keeping Fit

For those of you who like to squeeze in a workout while on vacation, we have have a fully equipped fitness center on-site.

Our fitness center is open 24/7 and features state of the art fitness equipment including treadmills, stair machines, and free weights. When you’re done working up a sweat in the fitness room, you can unwind in our sauna – also located in the fitness center. Afterwards, take advantage of our indoor pool and get a few laps in. If the slower tempo is your pace, you can enjoy reading a book and soaking up some sun or practicing yoga on the Grande Lawn. Or get your heart rate up with a friendly tennis match or take a walk along the winding path by the Grande Dunes marina.

Ready for Happy Hour?

As day fades to night, continue to unwind while relaxing at Reflections, our bar located off the main lobby here at Marina Inn. Sip on wine, beer or a specialty cocktail while catch a sports game or watch the sunset over the marina on the terrace. If you’re looking for a snack – they offer a few tasty appetizers including wings, burger sliders, flatbread pizzas and more!

Exquisite Dining at WaterScapes Restaurant

If you choose to venture out of your room for dining; WaterScapes Restaurant, our signature restaurant is a local’s favorite!

WaterScapes is open daily, every day and is  a blend of elegant, yet casual ambiance offeringᅠunique products from our local farmers and friends prepared classic French style with an American twist! Dine inside the restaurant or outside on the terrace. The majority of our MENU options are fresh products are provided by local vendors. Selections offer a variety options such as steak and seafood. Features breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & wine menu. Accepts reservations but not necessary. Dress is resort casual. Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available.

Additional Grande Dunes Amenities

If you do decide to venture outside; Grande Dunes has several on-site amenities!

  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes secluded beach offering full services such as beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, changing rooms, shower and cafe. Open seasonally March – September.
  • Play a round of golf at the Grande Dunes Resort Course – featuring 18 championship holes located along the waterway; behind the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Open daily, year round.
  • Water sports at the Marina where you can rent jetski’s &  pontoon boats. Take a dolphin tour on a jetski or rent a pontoon boat for the entire family for the day. Open seasonally March – October.
  • Tennis Center at Grande Dunes is located beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and is a full service tennis center. Offering 10 courts, instruction, rentals and more. Open daily, year round.

Latest Special Offers

So why go anywhere else when we have it all at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check out our latest Special Offers and book your reservation directly with us for the best possible rates!

Whether you’re looking to grab a bite to eat or you’re in the mood for a relaxing massage, you can enjoy everything from the comfort of your own room. Vacation planning can be stressful enough and when you plan your escape to Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  we offer everything you need for a blissful getaway without taking step off the property.