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!

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

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

Best Holiday Light Shows in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Holiday Light Shows

Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to get in the holiday spirit! Come spend some time this holiday season at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. There are plenty of spectacular Christmas shows to watch such as tree lightings, holiday shopping and of course plenty of twinkling Christmas lights to see. Marina Inn is in close proximity to all the holiday happenings, so you can simply throw on your favorite Christmas sweater and grab a mug of hot chocolate as you venture out to enjoy all these holiday festivities in Myrtle Beach.


Most Drivable Holiday Light Show

From now –  December 31st, you can take part in the “Great Christmas Light Show” in North Myrtle Beach. Over 2 million lights will be displayed throughout a 1.5 mile stretch in the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Over 500 festive light displays, with some measuring up to 55 feet tall, have been custom made for this magical light show. Guests can enjoy a new feature of the show this year as a section of lights come alive to synchronized music. Once you’re done driving through the display, you can visit Santa’s Village and see Santa himself and enjoy roasting a S’more or two. Be sure to check out Go Ape, where the normal ropes course has been transformed into a magical world of christmas lights or you can even go tubing down Santa’s giant inflatable slide!

Hours & Admission

  • The Great Christmas Light Show – Drive Through Experience will be open November 24 – December 31 (Closed on Christmas Day December 25)
  • Gates open 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Santa’s Village will be open Friday and Saturday only from November 24 – December 9.
  • Admission is priced per vehicle: 1-15 guests: $15 per vehicle; 16-30 guests: $30 per vehicle; 31+ guests: $60 per vehicle

Most Highly Sought After Holiday Light Event

Courtesy of Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens will transform under 5,000 handlit candles and countless lights for the annual Nights of a Thousand Candles event. You can enjoy exploring the gardens with friends and family along the lit path while sipping a cup of cider and singing along to holiday music. At 5:45 pm, the 85-foot-tall fir tree, decorated with over 100 thousand lights, will be lit in a ceremonial fashion. Nights of a Thousand Candles will be running from December 1-2, 7-9, and 14-17.  Due to the popularity of this event; admission must be purchased in advance online.  Pricing: Adults=$20.00; Child=$12; Children under 3: Free. Click Here to purchase tickets.


Most Unique Music &  Light Show

Courtesy of Calvin Gilmore Productions

The Carolina Opry Theatre in Myrtle Beach is well known for their annual Christmas Show but a little known, but just as engaging is LIGHT – Holiday Show.  This unique presentation includes stunning lasers coreographed to holiday tunes. Its hard to explain how they achieve this but lets just say the combination of color & movement from the lasers combined with holiday music is a one of a kind holiday experience!  All seats are general admisson and is it affordably priced at $15.02 for adults; $12.00 for children ages 3-16. Beer & wine is available for purchase at this event.  Check Here for days and times as they vary throughout December.


Dining & Drinking Under Holiday Lights

If you love visiting the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, there are several holiday event happenings to attend.  You’ll be amazed as it lights up under the glow of thousands of twinkling lights for the Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights. Watch the magical holiday display, featuring holiday music synced to  lights. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk has transformed into a winter wonderland for the upcoming holidays. This event is taking place Monday – Saturday nights from 7:00-11:00pm. Check their Facebook page for more details. If you can make it on December 9 or December 16 – partake in the Merry Marshwalk Christmas! From 10am to 5pm, with local businesses and artists will line the MarshWalk. Don’t forget to to meet Santa from 12:00-2:00pm.

And then finally, the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Santa Crawl happening on December 16 from 5:00-10:00pm is for adults only where you will enjoy Tito’s Vodka holiday drinks from each participating restaurant and a variety of dining from seafood to pizza! Win cash and prizes in the  “The Best Santa Attire “Contest. Winners of the contest will be announced at 10:00pm. So don’t be a Grinch and make sure to stop by and enjoy dining along the many restaurants along the walk or endulge in some holiday cheer!


Holiday Lights on the Ocean

A visit to Myrtle Beach would not be complete without a visit to, well, the beach! Visit “Holidays on the Boardwalk” and take a stroll  boardwalk will be lit with 10,000 holiday lights. There’s also activities for the kids such as holiday train rides, live entertainment, face painting, pictures with Santa and more!


There are plenty of festive happenings around Myrtle Beach during the holiday season. Make plans to reserve your stay at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and enjoy the magic of the holidays with family and friends with one of our Holiday Packages like our Holiday Shopping Package now – December 28 that includes

  • Accommodations in a grande guest room
  • $50 Visa gift card
  • Rates start at $154++ per night

5 Best Water Adventures in Myrtle Beach in 5 Days

WATER FUN DOESNT HAVE TO END WITH SWIMMING THE SURF OR POOL – THERE’S MUCH MORE WATER ADVENTURE TO TRY IN MYRTLE BEACH!

We’re letting our visitors in on some secret places they may not know about while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. While the pool at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a great place to relax and the ocean is spectacular, there are other ways to enjoy the beautiful weather and water activities during the hot summer months. Check out some of these awesome  cool and unique water adventures!

Myrtle Beach Watersports has been locally owned and operated since 1996 and the best part is one of the two locations are located right here beside the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes at the Grande Dunes Marina offering different adventures for everyone. Get up close and personal with the dolphins of the Grand Strand on a Jet Ski Dolphin Watch Tour. Watch as these dolphins swim right along with you!

For thrill seekers, take an adreneline pumping ride into the back river waters on Shawn’s Backwater Adventure. 

Or you can rent a couple of jetskis or pontoon boat for a relaxing ride down the Intracoastal Waterway.

A few minutes drive north you will reach Barefoot Landing where you can find some treasure aboard Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise. This is an interactive pirate adventure that both kids and adults can enjoy together!

Images courtesy of Myrtle Beach Water Sports

And when you book with Myrtle Beach Watersports, they offer a GoPro rental so you can capture your water adventures in an awesome video!

Reservations are highly encouaged for all tours at Myrtle Beach Watersports! 

If you’re interested in giving back to our environment, all while enjoying the waters of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, then try some paddleboarding with the Carolina Waterman. 

They are a non-profit organization that aims to give back to our fragile aquatic environment in Myrtle Beach while educating the community. You can head south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes down to Peachtree Landing in Myrtle Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway for an adventurous 2-hour paddleboard experience that includes 20 minutes of instruction and 1:30 of paddleboarding time for an all inclusive price of just $65.00 per person.

If you’re feeling brave enough to tackle some ocean waves, come out for a one-hour surf lesson for just $45.00 per person. Surf lessons take place at Springmaid Beach – just south about 30 minute drive of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Check their calendar for available times/dates and to book reservations at Carolina Waterman. 

Want to get serious about surfing? Learn how to Hang 10 with Jack’s Surf Lessons! A more intensive surfing program specializing in teaching the art of surfing.  Jack, the owner, wants to give you memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re interested in learning how to surf, they offer lessons tailored to any individual so prices vary. Or, if you already know the basics, you can rent your own surfboard and ride the waves for the entire day!

If you’re interested in a slower pace, they offer a sunrise or sunset Kayak Tour along the ancient waters of the Waccamaw River or the inlet waters of Murrells Inlet for just $55.00 per person. And if you’re interested in doing a little solo exploring, feel free to rent a kayak for the day.  Located on the north side of the Springmaid Pier on Springmaid Beach in Myrtle Beach, give them a call or check out their website – Jacks Surf Lessons to see times, prices and availability.

Courtesy of Jack’s Surf Lessons

Although the beach is what draws people to Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand, there is so much more to explore! Black River Outdoor Tours lets you experience the Lowcountry of South Carolina in a variety of ways from sightseeing to bird watching and even fishing.

These kayak tours take you to a wide range of locations, including the Waccamaw River. You’ll get to see a range of wildlife, ecosystems, and beautiful Cypress trees with hanging Spanish moss.  There are 2-hour and 4-hour tours available along with birding trips and fishing trips. The birding trip takes you to Huntington Beach State Park, which is known to be one of the top birding sites on the east coast. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a guided 3-hour kayak tour of the marsh along with a 3-hour tour around the freshwater lagoons. These unique Kayak Tours allow you to explore parts of  South Carolina’s lowcountry that are usually completely missed by Myrtle Beach tour visitors. The various locations of tour sites include Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, and Georgetown.

If you’re in town during the upcoming solar eclipse on August 22 then check out Black River Outdoor Tours  Total Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour that will take place at Harris Landing – just south of Georgetown about 1:15 drive from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.  This once in a lifetime event will last 3.5 hours and is $100 per person of which 75% will go towards the rebuilding of the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center that was lost in a fire last year.

Horseback riding on the beach is quickly becoming less available on the beach. What better way to create lasting family memories than with these amazing, beautiful horses.  Just a 30 minute drive north of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, saddle up to Inlet Point Plantation in North Myrtle Beach. These guided tours  allows you to ride along the shore on a Private Island Beach Ride or shaded trails along the Intracoastal Waterway while on horseback. This is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages and a fun adventure for the whole family.

Image Courtesy of Inlet Point Plantation

They have several options from a one hour beach tour to two hour beach/waterway ride. They also offer sunset rides for an extra special memory.  For little ones, they also offer :30 Pony Rides. Prices vary from $60 to $200 per person; depending on tour.

Images courtesy of Inlet Point Plantation.

So now that we have let you in on some local secret spots, why not take advantage of our “End of Summer Sale” where you can Save up to 40% with rates starting at $161.00++ per night and “Kids Eat Breakfast Free” now through August 31st.

Book Summer Special Offers Now!

 

Top 5 Myrtle Beach Adrenaline Pumping Activities to Try Right Now

Summer Adrenaline Rush in Myrtle Beach for Teenagers & Adults

Let’s face it. You can take only so much of the beach and the pool before it’s time to venture out to experience some high level fun things to do in Myrtle Beach! If you and your family enjoy high thrill activities check out these adrenaline-pumping adventures!

Looking for an unique NASCAR Racing Experience at a real, historic race track? Check out the Myrtle Beach Speedway!  This venue has been around since 1958 and is full of racing history. Known as the training grounds for some of NASCAR’s biggest stars like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Richard & Kyle Petty and Bobby Allison.  It was home to the NASCAR Busch Series from 1988 to 2000.  Now you can drive the same type of car that these legends did with the NASCAR Racing Experience or be a spectator at one of their weekly races guaranteed to make the whole family excited. Be sure to check their Schedule of Events for events like the Myrtle Beach Nationals Car Show, Free Movie Night and more. The speedway is only a 20-30 minute drive from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes located right by Tanger Outlets on highway 501.

Not really considered a thrill ride however, is your goal to get that bird’s eye view of Myrtle Beach? The strand is home to many helicopter adventures looking to give you the best sight seeing experience possible. Helicopter Adventures in Myrtle Beach is the closest and most well known. With Seven Tours to choose from you’ll be able to pick just how much or how little of the beach and landscape you wish to see. Starting at just $20 per person for a quick two mile ride up to $179 per person for the Grand Adventure!  With 12 helicopters, you’ll be sure to find yourself having the experience of a lifetime. They welcome you to walk right on in or to make an appointment beforehand.  Helicopter Adventures is conveniently located right across from Broadway at the Beach and just a 15 minute ride from the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Now this adventure is quite different from the others and I will bet it will be the most unique of your Myrtle Beach vacation experience at Carolina Backwoods ATV!  This adventure is all about gettin’ down and dirty! Their tours take into consideration what level of dirty you want to get!  For real muddy memories…take a two-hour tour guided ATV “Down N Dirty” tour through the rough and rugged countryside.   For those who aren’t looking to get too dirty, they offer a lighter version with their High n’ Dry tour. They offer tours for any level of rider so don’t be intimidated! Be sure to check out their website and call ahead because this adventure is by reservation only. They are located about 30 minutes north of the Marina Inn just over the SC/NC state line Ash, North Carolina.

Ok, now we are really gettin’ into heavy adrenaline territory! Is skydiving on your bucket list?  Skydive Coastal Carolinas will be sure to have you bragging to all your friends about what an adrenaline junkie you are! The closest sky diving facility to North Myrtle Beach, you’ll be flown 14,000 feet in the air, giving you the chance to see the Atlantic Ocean, Bald Head Island and the Oak Island Lighthouse like never before! They offer programs for first time divers and special rates for licensed divers. As a first time diver you’ll take a 30-minute ground class, learning safety, rules, and an overview of the dive process. After you’ve had your lesson, you’ll be ready to go free-fallin’ on your Tandem Skydive!  Offering special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Located about an hour north of the Marina Inn, in Southport, North Carolina, they are open Monday through Sunday. Make sure to call ahead to book a reservation.

How about some good ole amusement thrill rides located in the heart of Myrtle Beach!  The Myrtle Beach Thrill Rides flip, spin, toss, drop, and turn, giving you the ultimate theme park ride experience while getting a birds eye view of the ocean and the happenings on Ocean Blvd.  There’s three intense rides to choose from including the Skyscraper, the Slingshot, and the Air Strike. The Slingshot is a catapulting thrill ride that takes you more than 300-feet in the air at speeds up to 100 mile-per-hour. Experience the same force as a jet with the Skyscraper, sending you 170-feet in the air at 600 miles-per-hour. If you still haven’t satisfied your adrenaline rush, check out the Air Strike. At 62 miles-per-hour with 360-degree rotations, you’ll be sure to be mind blown.  For the less adventurous or little ones, check out the Shooting Star, the Sun Dance or the Sky Bounce. All rides are easily accessible located at 12th Ave. North &  Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach.

Why settle for entertainment that everyone experiences at Myrtle Beach? Step outside the box with these breathtaking, mind-blowing attractions while staying at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, of course!

Book now and save up to 35% with our  Summer Special Offer.  Now – August 31, 2017

Book Now & Save up to 35% at Marina Inn

July 4th in Myrtle Beach – Fireworks & Festivals!

Myrtle Beach has long been considered the vacation spot for families in Myrtle Beach, SC especially during the traditional July 4th week. Fireworks is the first activity that may come to mind when planning your July 4th Myrtle Beach vacation. Here are a few of the locations to check out for some of the best Fourth of July celebrations!

Popular July 4th Fireworks & Festivals Locations in Myrtle Beach

  •  SummerFest at Barefoot Landing The closest location to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is only a 10 minute drive north to the popular Barefoot Landing. SummerFest Festival is happening all summer long and on July 4th, they will be hosting a special Independence Day firework show! You can start your night off with some some shopping at some of their 60 unique stores such as White House/Black Market or Ron Jon Surf Shop followed by waterfront dining at one of their several restaurants on Barefoot Lake . Live entertainment occurs throughout the complex before finding the perfect spot by the Barefoot Landing lake to catch the firework show, which begins at 9:30 pm. After enjoying the fireworks festivities, continue to stroll around & indulge in some homemade ice cream at “Sweet Molly’s Creamery”.
Popular Fireworks Locations at Barefoot Landing & Broadway at the Beach
  • Broadway at the Beach is Myrtle Beach’s mega shopping, dining, entertainment & amusement complex with over 14 million visitors annually! If you like to be in the middle of Myrtle Beach July 4th crowds, this is one of the most popular and breathtaking firework shows at the beach! Conveniently and centrally located in Myrtle Beach, it is easy to find. This venue is an easy 15-20 minutes south of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Weekly firework celebrations occurs every Tuesday and Friday throughout their “Summer Nights” Festival . However, in honor of the Fourth of July, they will have a special celebration that begins at 10 pm that evening. You can see the fireworks from any location around the 23 acre  Lake Broadway but you may want to go early and grab a spot on one the bridges over the lake for the best views.  Arrive early as parking will fill quickly!

  • For less crowds, but just as exciting; located just across the street from Broadway at the Beach is the Ticketreturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach minor league baseball team the  Myrtle Beach Pelicans!  Take in a game starting at 7:05 pm that evening. Then, following the game with the Buies Creek Astros , you will already have your own seat as you get ready for their own spectacular firework show on July 4th .  If you decide to join the Pelicans for the Fourth of July, you are able to purchase the “All-American Package” which includes a 24 oz. Budweiser draft, ticket to the Budweiser Thirst Inning Deck, a hot dog, cracker jacks, and a mini American flag – all for just $17.76.

  • If you want to be in the middle of the Myrtle Beach July 4th frenzy then you won’t want to miss a firework show while sitting right on the beach. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk will host a July Fourth celebration, which includes live music entertainment and a firework show. There are several oceanfront restaurants and bars to visit before the festivities begin. Live music will go on throughout the evening during the Hot Summer Nights concert series at Plyler Park underneath the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. You will be able to catch the firework show, starting at 10 pm from the 2nd Avenue Pier. The fireworks can be seen from various places up and down the beach and boardwalk.

Note: Parking is available in the City of Myrtle Beach, but  at a cost at the beach access locations or street meters. Click Here for more information on parking availability and  costs.

  • If you are looking for a low key July 4th Fireworks experience, you can simply drive along Ocean Blvd. and park at any of the Beach Access locations. You will be able to see fireworks in the distance There are several private venues and locations that will be just as good of a show as some of the bigger events with less crowds.

When you book your stay and celebrate the week of Independence Day at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you’re centrally located to all the top spots to view spectacular fireworks and festivities.

Combine your July 4th week or any time in the summer with our

Summer Family Package