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

Kids Rule at Marina Inn!

There’s nothing quite like quality family time during a summer vacation and this summer – it’s all about the kids at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! Grab the whole family and get ready for a getaway filled with exciting activities and tons of adventures in Myrtle Beach. With school nothing but a distant memory, your kids will be counting down the days for this ultimate family summer vacation!

Take away the stress of planning out every last detail of a family vacation by booking under our Summer Family Package. Plan your vacation and stay with us from May 25th through September 3th to take advantage of this amazing deal. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is already known as one of the top family resorts in the Myrtle Beach area. From the pool to ping pong to corn hole and more – we have tons of activities to keep your kids busy!

Our Summer Family Package helps make sure even the youngest members of the family will have a vacation that they won’t forget. Under this package, you and your family will get a three night stay in one of our luxurious grande guest rooms with two queen beds. On top of your cozy accommodations, you will receive admission for two adults and two children (aged 2-11) to both the Myrtle Beach Wave Park and Ripley’s Aquarium.

The Myrtle Waves Water Park is the perfect way to blend together the sun and fun! This water park is perfect for everyone in the family, even the adults. There are water attractions for all ages, ranging from the Kids Park Rides – such as the Saturation Station and the Bubble Bay – all the way to thrilling water slides like the Super Shoot, Turbo Twister, and the Rockin’ Ray. If the water slides aren’t your style and you’re looking for more of a relaxing day in the sun, you can take advantage of their large wave pool or float along the lazy river. Spending a day out on the water is the perfect way to keep the kids busy and make sure they’re having nonstop fun!

Ripley’s Aquarium is a fun experience for all ages. This stunning aquarium is home to thousands of colorful aquatic life and is complete with interactive exhibits so your kids can experience more than just looking through a glass. Along with the more popular exhibits such as Rainbow Rock and Dangerous Reef, your children will love the Ray Bay. At the Ray Bay, you can interact with the stingrays that call the Ripley’s Aquarium their home. These unique creatures love to put on a show so be careful, they do splash! After you’re done petting the rays, you can take in a live mermaid show or venture out over the Dangerous Reef on the Glass Bottom Boat.

After exploring under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium and shooting down the slides at Myrtle Beach Wave Park, your kids can continue splashing around at our outdoor pool. If you’re ready to play, challenge the family to a game of corn hole or ping pong with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy at Marina Inn!

All this family fun is sure to work up an appetite. Sorry parents – this one’s for the kids! This summer, make sure to take advantage of our Kids Eat Free program hosted through our award winning restaurant, Waterscapes. Kids ages 12 and under eat can enjoy eating for free from the kids menu! Our kids menu will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Your little one can start off their day with our Eye Opener, which includes one egg, bacon or sausage, potato or grits, and toast. Or, if they’re wanting something sweet and covered in maple syrup, they can order pancakes or a half waffle. Both are served with their choice of either bacon or sausage. Alternative breakfast choices include cereal, a fresh fruit cup, and toast. Don’t forget about the drink! The kids can wash down their breakfast with a nice cold glass of juice or milk.

If you’re dining later in the day for lunch and dinner, we have a tasty menu prepared for the kids! They can enjoy into our fresh chicken tenders, a hotdog or a juicy cheeseburger. If they’re looking for something a little cheesier, we also serve a grilled cheese and a cheese pizza. Your little one will love digging into a bowl of buttered noodles macaroni and cheese. All lunch and dinner items are served with french fries or applesauce, a cookie, and the choice of either milk, juice, or a soft drink.

Kids rule this summer – especially when you stay with us here at the Marina Inn! Book through our Summer Family Package for a memorable Myrtle Beach vacation the whole family will love!

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.

Spring into Exciting Festivals at Marina Inn

The warm weather has brought us more than just sunshine and beach days. The return of spring has also brought the return of spring festivals to Myrtle Beach! When you book your stay with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re close by all the activities and events. We hope you packed an appetite because there’s plenty of food and outdoor fun. Whether you’re searching for a food truck serving up tasty treats or need to satisfy your craving for fair food, everyone in the family is sure to be entertained in Myrtle Beach this spring!

Event: Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival
Date: April 20 – 22
Location: Oceanfront Boardwalk, Myrtle Beach between 8th and 9th Ave N

The Myrtle Beach Food Truck Festival is a three day event that’s every foodie’s dream come true! Head out to downtown Myrtle Beach from April 20th through the 22nd and follow the smells of tasty food as you head over to Oceanfront Boardwalk District between 8th and 9th Avenues North for this oceanfront festival. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Not sure what truck to visit first? Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to taste them all! You can expect to see vendors such as Lowcountry Lobster, Crave Cupcake Boutique, Let’s Ride BBQ, JP Italiano and so much more! There be live music, a beer garden, and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Bring the whole family since there’s sure to be something to please everyone’s taste buds. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll be able to find it during this three day celebration of delicious food!

Event: Market Common 10th Anniversary Celebration & Taste of Market Common
Date: April 21st
Location: The Market Common

The Market Common has brought the Myrtle Beach area a decade of shopping, great food, and endless fun! As if we needed an excuse to celebrate, head out to 10th Anniversary Celebration on April 21st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to commemorate the entertainment and endless shopping the Market Common has brought us these past few years. Whether you’re a local or just passing through on vacation, you definitely won’t want to miss this celebration!

And there’s no need to worry about a personalized invite. If you love a good time and were waiting for another excuse to visit the Market Common, now’s your chance! Bring the family along for a day of strolling musicians, bouncy houses, face painters, balloon artists and more throughout the retail district of the Market Common. And don’t forget to grab a tasty slice of cake while you’re there to kick off the Taste of the Market Common.

Not only are they celebrating ten years of the Market Common, the Taste of the Market Common is back!  All the restaurants in the Market Common will be providing yummy samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts outside their doors. So you can fill up on your favorites like Ultimate California Pizza, Gordon Biersch, and Peace, Love & Tiny Donuts. Make sure you grab a food ticket at the Grand 14 Cinema so you can load up on treats! Food tickets are $1, with dishes ranging in cost from 1-5 tickets.

Event: Horry County Fair
Date: April 20 – 29
Location: Myrtle Beach Speedway

Nothing goes together better than funnel cake and ferris wheels! Get your fill of thrills and excitement at the Horry County Fair. You can experience 10 days of fair fun from April 20 – 29th. Admission is $5, kids under 4-years-old get in free, and those aged 65 and above or members of the military get in for $3. There’ll be food, games, fair rides, a petting zoo, and so much more!

The fair will be held at the Myrtle Beach Speedway with free parking on site. Unlimited ride wristbands are only $25 so make sure to pick one up before you start exploring. For the little ones who aren’t quite ready to tackle the big rides, there will be kid rides along with character meet-and-greets to make sure your kiddies are having the time of their life. The Robinson’s Racing Pigs will be joining us this year for another year of pig racing excitement and fun. And make sure to stop by the petting zoo with the kids to pet and feed the animals!

Event: Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival
Date: April 21
Location: Brookgreen Gardens

This year, celebrate Earth Day at one of the most beautiful natural areas of the south: Brookgreen Gardens. On April 21st, Brookgreen Gardens will be combining their Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival and Plantacular Sale into one event in honor of Earth Day. Famous for their gorgeous gardens, breathtaking sculptures, and Lowcountry Zoo – Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect place to pay tribute to mother nature in honor of Earth Day.

On top of of the Plantacular Sale and Garden Festival, there will be hands-on workshops that the kids will love! Workshops will include nature and conservation stations, make-and-take crafts, guided tours and even live animals! For those of you who aren’t a member, admission to enter Brookgreen Gardens is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (aged 65 and above), $10 for children aged 4-12, and children under 4 get in free.

Event: MayFest on Main
Date: May 12
Location: Main Street, North Myrtle Beach

Grab your beach chairs and head over to North Myrtle Beach for MayFest on Main! This festival will take place rain or shine and typically draws out a crowd of over 15,000 in celebration of the coming of summer. Spreading out along Main Street, you’ll be able to check out  a hundred different crafters, sample tasty treats from food vendors, and let your little ones play in the kids area.

There will be a community stage featuring live music all throughout the day. Starting at noon, some of the most popular local acts in the Myrtle Beach area will take the stage. This event is free to attend and is sure to be a great time for everyone!

Event: World Famous Blue Crab Festival
Date: May 19 – 20
Location: Little River

The World Famous Blue Crab Festival will kickoff on May 19th and 20th along the Little River waterfront. Having been consistently named the Best Annual Event/Festival, it’s no surprise that over 50,000 people show up every year for this event! Seafood lovers won’t be able to resist stopping by to see what’s crackin’ with all the local seafood restaurants. Guests can expect to enjoy all the most loved features of a festival: live entertainment, vendors, speciality food, arts and craft, and kids entertainment.

The 37th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival will be a day to remember. Bring the family along for a day spent along the waterfront enjoying live beach music and tasty seafood meals or specialty treats! Admission is only $5 and the festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Whether seafood unanimously ranks as your #1 favorite food year after year or you’re just looking for a good time, make sure to take a trip out to Little River to experience this festival firsthand!

Spring isn’t the only thing in bloom here in Myrtle Beach. You can spring into great savings when you stay with us from now until May 31st and book under our Spring Savings Special! You can enjoy up to 25% off our daily rates when you book under this special. Make sure to book soon so you can enjoy all the amazing festivals we’ve got going on in Myrtle Beach!

We don’t skip out on the good times in the spring here in Myrtle Beach. Nothing combines our love of sunshine, great music, and tasty treats quite like a spring festival!

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!

Room For the Whole Family at Marina Inn

Sometimes what you need to reconnect with the family is a vacation to Myrtle Beach! Reserving rooms for a large group shouldn’t be a hassle, and when you book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, we can accommodate any size group. We offer a wide variety of luxurious suites to select from that are perfect size for a getaway with you and your family.

You and your family will feel right at home in our two bedroom suite. This spacious option is perfect for families who want to enjoy each other’s company without constantly having to climb over each other. With one king and two queen beds, no one will have to worry about sleeping on the sofa. While the kids hang out in the living room and watch TV on the 47’’ HDTV, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and some much needed quiet time out on your private balcony.

Within your suite, there are two bedrooms each with their own bathroom to ensure your family has all the privacy they need. When you’re ready to freshen up after a long day at the beach, you will absolutely love how refreshed you feel after showering with our Rainshower heads. When you’re getting ready to head out for a family outing, you won’t have to fight over sink space since each bathroom has separate double sinks. Whether it’s mom or your daughters who want to spend a little extra time primping, there are lighted makeup mirrors in each bathroom.

This spacious suite wouldn’t be complete without a full kitchen. If your fun-filled vacation has you worn out and not wanting to leave your room, take advantage of the full kitchen and make dinner with your family! While you enjoy your dinner with your loved ones, you can call curl up around the fireplace in your living room and enjoy a family movie night.

For larger beds, you can upgrade to our two bedroom deluxe suite. This 1,200 square foot room features two king sized beds with a view of either the pool, Marina, or Intracoastal Waterway. The entire family can make themselves at home in this spacious room.

With a 37’’ HDTV in every bedroom, the children can spend the night watching movies or bring along their gaming consoles and set up camp in their rooms. Each bedroom features oversized closets, so even the over-packer in the family will have plenty of space for their stuff.

Your private balcony is the perfect place to unwind after another great day of vacationing. With stunning views, you can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony by yourself or watch the sunset with your loved ones. Your entire family will love vacationing in this luxurious suite, complete with two king beds, two private bathrooms, and a spacious living room plus a full sized kitchen and washer and dryer.

When you stay in our three bedroom suite, you’ll consider bringing along your extended family just to fill it up. This suite is perfect for a large family or for those who want to bring along the extended family for a trip filled with fun and memories. This suite is able to accommodate 6-10 people and has a combination of bedroom accommodations with king and queen sized beds.

Just like our other suites, this room features private bathrooms for each room with Rainshower heads, a cozy fireplace, a full kitchen plus dining room, and a washer and dryer. On top of all these luxuries, the spacious living room is the perfect place to unwind after a long day and relax with your entire family. Whether you’re enjoying a having a game night or just want to enjoy each other’s company – this suite is perfect for helping you get the most out of your vacation.

While you’re on vacation, you might as well treat yourself to the most luxurious accommodations. As soon as you step through the doors of your four-bedroom penthouse suite, you’re be in awe at the sun pouring in through the windows in the spacious, rounded living room. The shape of the penthouse and the wrap around balcony give you maximum viewing pleasure of the Intracoastal Waterway, the marina, and the golf course.

Each bedroom in the suite offers a stunning view and is unique from the other rooms, offering you plenty of space and privacy. The king master bedroom has a cozy fireplace to curl up beside either with a good book, while the second king room has a whirlpool tub perfect for adding an extra element of relaxation to your vacation.

If you’re looking to unwind, there’s no need to crowd the master bedroom and the second king room. The living room features its own cozy fireplace for the family to enjoy while playing a game or watching a movie.  Each bathroom has its own Rainshower heads to help wash away any unneeded stress while you’re vacationing. This roomy penthouse suite can accommodate up to nine people and is perfect for a large family.

Once you decide when you’re going to join us for vacation, it’s time to start booking your stay! While you’re making your reservation, be sure to take a look at our Family Package to get the most out of your stay with us here at Marina Inn. Our Family Package includes accommodations in one our grande guest rooms with two queen beds for three nights. Included in your stay is admission for two adults and two children (aged 4-12) to WonderWorks, an exciting hands-on museum, and a trip to the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens. Whether they’re landing a space shuttle or maneuvering through the Indoor Ropes Course – they’re sure to have a blast using their imaginations and seeing all there is to do at WonderWorks. At Brookgreen Gardens, you and the kids can enjoy wandering the sculpture gardens, be surrounded by butterflies and nature in the Butterfly Garden or take a trip through the Lowcountry zoo.

We take the hassle out of planning a family vacation. Not only can we accommodate any size group, And you most certainly don’t need to spend the entire vacation cramped into a tiny room, crawling over each other. When you stay with us at Marina Inn, we’ll give you and the entire family the vacation you’ve always dreamed of.

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

It’s February in Myrtle Beach – What to Do?

February Fun at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

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In the month of February, we celebrate American Heart, Black History, American Presidents, Romance and even Pizza…(yes,  National Pizza Day is on February 9) and Puxatony Phil predicts six more weeks of winter! Are we suprised? Good thing there’s plenty of activities to keep busy when you plan your Myrtle Beach vacation  at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

During your stay,  while its cold outside take advantage our our indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room

And when you decide to venture out – here are a list of popular activities taking place around town when you visit Myrtle Beach during the month of February:

February 3-28: Winter Teas

Location: Brookgreen Gardens

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Stay warm every Saturday and Sunday during the month of February at the Brookgreen Gardens. Sip on hot tea and snack on tasty treats at the Pavillion Restaurant. After you’ve had time to unwind with a relaxing cup of tea, make sure to explore and meander through the beautiful gardens.

February 11: Craft Fair 

Location: Base Recreation Center – 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach SC

Courtesy of Lowcountry Food Bank

The 4th Annual Low Country Food Bank will be coming together to raise money to support those in need right here in Myrtle Beach. Over 90 crafts vendors will be present to help raise money. Have fun wandering around and picking out some local, unique souvenirs!

 February 13:  Marshi Gras

Location: Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

Courtesy of Murrells Inlet Marshwalk

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk always has something fun going on! This month, add a little Louisiana flare to your Myrtle Beach vacation at the Marshwalk for Marshi Gras! While the Marshi Gras King and Queen will lead the parade there will be over $1,000 given away in both cash and prizes to the best four costumes. All of the restaurants along the Marshwalk will be handing out party favors and will feature special food and drink menus with a Louisiana-inspired taste.

February 13:  SC-CARES Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures

Location: Inlet Affairs Catering – 4024 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC

SC-CARES is a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Center, Animal Sanctuary, Environmental Center & a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.  What better way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations early than with chocolate and champagne supporting this wonderful organization! The 10th Annual Chocolate and Champagne for the Creatures is combining your love of animals, champagne, and chocolate as they support SC-Cares. This night features hors d’oeuvres, chocolate candies from Sweeties in Georgetown, and desserts from Pawleys Island Bakery. Enjoy a fun night out with either your date or a group of friends, complete with a champagne fountain and a chocolate fountain – all  in support of a great cause!

February 14: Complimentary Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides

Location: Corner of Howard Ave. and Nevers St.  in the Market Common

Ride around the beautiful Market Common area with your sweetheart from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Take a break from your shopping or squeeze in a ride before dinner at one of the amazing restaurants located inside the Market  Commn and enjoy spending some extra quality time with your loved one.

February 17: Valentine’s Bonfire

Location: La Belle Amie Vineyard

Fight off the winter chill and keep the romance alive with a visit to La Belle Amie Vineyard’s Valentine Bonfire. Snuggle up by the fire with your loved one and enjoy their company as you sip on wine from the vineyard. Admission is $5 and with the donation of 2 canned/dry food items, you will receive a $3 discount.

February 25: KidzTime Festival

Location: Broadway at the Beach

Courtesy of Broadway at the Beach

The 17th Annual KidzTime Festival will be a day filled with nonstop fun for kids of all ages! From 11 am to 4 pm, your kids will enjoy face painting, balloon artists, character appearances, live entertainment and variety of vendors offering kids activities and giveaways!

Don’t forget to visit our website for the latest special offers like our Valentines Day Package that includes room and Valentine’s Dinner for two. Save with our Winter Escape offer from now – February 29 with rates starting at just $104/night.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

Holiday  Shopping in Myrtle Beach!

The holiday season can be an incredibly stressful time of year, especially when it comes to holiday shopping and finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. Although we’re known for our beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach has plenty of shopping options as well! Whether you’re searching for an outlet mall, a few boutiques, or some locally owned businesses, you can find it all along the Grand Strand. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  is conveniently located near all the best shopping.

And, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is going to give you a head start on your shopping with our popular Holiday Shopping Package that includes your guest room and a $50 Visa credit card. So, it’s not too late to start that last minute Christmas shopping! Available through December 28, 2017.

Shop Local! Hippest Clothing and Accessories

Courtesy of The Gallery Boutique

For those  looking for the latest fashions, The Gallery Boutique is locally owned and operated in Myrtle Beach and has a collection of clothing and accessories for ladies. This is the perfect shopping experience for the woman in your life that has everything. Choose from the latest styles of holiday party dresses, jewelry, casual wear and more. Cant make it to the physical store? Shop Online for your favorite looks of the season!

More Than Just Shopping at Broadway at the Beach!

If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, head over to Broadway at the Beach. This network of stores, entertainment and restaurants has it all! With plenty of restaurants to help you refuel, you can make an entire day out of shopping. You can find big name stores such as Victoria’s Secret, Yankee Candle, and Rack Room Shoes. Or, if you’re looking for smaller retailers, make sure to stop by boutiques such as Bijuju, Gemini Boutique, and Vintage House. Want to give a unique gift this year? Head over to Build-A-Bear Workshop and build a stuffed animal or check out RideMakerz where you can build a customized race car. If you need a break during all that shopping, Broadway has more than enough to keep you entertained. You can give your mind a workout at WonderWorks, let the kids burn off some energy at the Play Park, find sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium or work your way through a maze at Mirror Maze.

Best Prices on Designer Brands at Tanger Outlets

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You can find great gifts at even better prices at the Tanger Outlets. Luckily, here in Myrtle Beach there is a Tanger Outlets in Conway on Highway 501 as well as in Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 which is closest in distance to the Marina Inn. There are plenty of stores to shop and find a deal, and you can find the perfect gift for that special someone at popular stores such as Fossil, American Eagle, Lululemon, and Vineyard Vines. Whether you’re searching for a sweater, a diamond ring, shoes, or random household items, you can find them all and more at the Tanger Outlets.

Best Boutique, Upscale Holiday Shopping & Dining

For a more upscale outdoor shopping experience, enjoy the beauty of wandering around The Market Common. They have a wide variety of options, ranging from clothing, accessories, home decor, sporting goods and more. Pick out the perfect piece of decor at Pottery Barn, the newest best seller at Barnes and Noble or the cutest shoes at Centro Shoes or a unique style at Anthropologie.  If you’re searching for a truly unique gift, make sure you check out the Holiday Bazaar on Howard Avenue on December 9th and 16th for seasonal craft vendors and fresh homemade treats. If you happen to be doing some last minute shopping on a Saturday from December 9th through December 23rd, you can enjoy the complimentary carriage rides around Market Common, that begin in front of Dolce Lusso Salon. And after a day of shopping or for a midday pick me up, check out any of the on-site restaurants include Co Sushi, Gordon Biersch, Tupelo Honey, King Street Cafe, and Brass Tap to name a few.

Nostalgic Myrtle Beach Shopping Experience

As you’re checking things off your holiday list, make sure to stop by the locally owned and operated Gay Dolphin Gift Cove! Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach along the Boardwalk, the Gay Dolphin has been a Myrtle Beach landmark since 1946 and is among the top three “Must-see Attractions” in Myrtle Beach. With over 70,000 items ranging from shark teeth to seashells, you’ll enjoy scouring the aisles as you uncover unique treasures and trinkets.

Most Relaxed Holiday Shopping and Dining 

Courtesy of Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is known for its beautiful waterfront dining as well as the casual shopping experience. After grabbing lunch at River City Cafe or Bully’s Pub and Grill, you can meander around and browse the stores or window shop. With both big name retailers and boutiques, Barefoot Landing has unique shopping options that you’re guaranteed to love. For a one of a kind gift, check out the mineral specimens, gemstone jewelry, and Bali handicrafts at Black Market Minerals. Check out Francesca’s for an abundance of cute clothes, accessories, gifts, and home decor. If you’re looking for a present to fit in a little black box, check out the largest selection of silver jewelry at the Silver Shack. Take a moment to stop in the Wine Boutique for some wine tasting while you search for the ultimate wine-lover’s gift or check out the Olive Shoppe for olive oil tastings and the perfect gift for that chef on your list.

Take some of the hassle out of your holiday shopping by visiting Myrtle Beach where there are countless outlet malls and shopping options and book your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and start making your holiday shopping list today!