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Free Things To Do In Myrtle Beach

We know the cost of Myrtle Beach vacations can really add up, that’s why it’s always good to stretch your vacation funds as far as possible. Especially when it means you can splurge on those big ticket items that give your trip that real WOW factor!

To help you plan an affordable vacation to Myrtle Beach, we’ve put together a list of activities that are totally free!

Go to the beach!
This may be obvious, but remember: Hanging out on the beach doesn’t cost a dime. We’ve got 60 miles of sun-kissed sand, mellow waves and gorgeous scenery, plus the city provides lifeguards to help make sure you’re safe—all for free.

Find an event.
Myrtle Beach knows how to celebrate, so keep an eye out for free events all year long. There are almost always free concerts, festivals and free entertainment events such as the Myrtle Beach Hot Summer Nights events on the Boardwalk or movies under the stars at the Market Common.

Take a hike.
There are plenty of places to go for a stroll in Myrtle Beach, especially if people-watching is more your style than window-shopping. Try the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade for a fun surfside stroll—it’s been ranked as one of the top boardwalks in the U.S.! You can also head down to Broadway at the Beach if you can resist, which is free provided you can resist all the shopping and dining options. Keep an eye out for free strolling entertainment as well as fireworks shows at night throughout the summer season.

Take a walk on the wild(er) side.
The causeways that connect the mainland to the barrier islands in Pawley’s Island, Litchfield, Garden City and Cherry Grove are all great places to park, stroll, and watch the gorgeous scenery. Watch and listen for the sounds of the marshes and keep your eyes out for wildlife, from egrets to turtles and terrapins and even perhaps an alligator! You can also pack  your fishing gear and find plenty of great, free spots to catch your dinner.


If you’re not sure whether there are free events going on while you’re here, just ask your Coral Beach hotel staff! We’re here to help—and we’ve got great ideas for fun.

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