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Planning a Myrtle Beach vacation can quickly escalate into a costly endeavor. The cost of travel, meals, and entertainment can seem overwhelming.

If sticking to a budget is a concern, fret not! Coral Beach Resort is here to help.

Not only is Myrtle Beach one of the most family friendly attractions along the east coast, but also one of the most affordable. In fact, Coral Beach Resort offers a convenient location near many affordable family entertainment options.

Want to know how to get the most out of your money without spending more than $10 dollars per person? We have the scoop on the top 10 attractions in Myrtle Beach all under $10!


1. Putt-Putt | Various Locations

What could be more fun than a little family competition? Though Myrtle Beach is known as the golf capital of the world, the fun doesn’t stop on the greens. Golfers of all levels can enjoy trying their hand at this age old beach tradition.  


A few mini-golf courses near Coral Beach Include:


mini-golf hole in oneMyrtle Beach is notorious for the dozens of mini-golf spots scattered around the city. Not only can you find an awesome place to knock out a few holes at, but you can also play a round for under $10!

  • Spyglass Golf | N. Kings Hwy: Open from 9am to 10:30pm. Tickets are $9 for adults and children ages 5 to 10 are $7. Call (843)-626-9309 for more information.
  • Treasure Island Golf | N. Kings Hwy: Open from 9am to 10pm. Tickets are $9 for adults and children ages 5 to 7 are $7. Call (843)-449-4754 for more information.
  • Jungle Lagoon | 5th Ave South: Open from 10am to 9pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and children 5 to 12 are $6.50. Looking to play all day? All Day Rates for adults are only $9.50, and children $8.50. Call (843)-626-7894 for more information.
  • Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf | N. Kings Hwy: Open from 9am to 8pm. Tickets are $9 before 6pm for all ages. Call (843)-913-7851 for more information.




2.) Catch a Movie | Various Theaters


Need a break from the heat? Or, did you get stuck with a rare rainy beach day? Don’t fret! Myrtle Beach offers several fun ways to spend time together as a family indoors, including several movie theaters. Catch the latest flicks at one of the area theaters: Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall, & Market Common.


Cinemark at the Coastal Grand Mall offers special daily promotions all under $10! Tuesdays are discount days all day making tickets only $4.75. There is an Early Bird special that runs daily for the first matinee showtime of the day that starts before 1pm. Tickets for the Early Bird special are $5.25. For more information on prices and for showtimes at Cinemark please call (843)-839-3225.


Movie prices vary, but are in the $6 – $9 range per person, depending on the time of day. Don’t forget to budget a little extra to splurge on your favorite movie snacks!




3.) Visit The Arcade | Various Location

One of the most forgotten and inexpensive activities one could participate in is the arcade. Replay classic arcade games like skee ball, pacman, and the pinball machine! $10 dollars goes a long way over at the arcade so don’t be afraid to indulge.


pinball machine at arcadeA few arcades near Coral Beach Include:

  • Fun Plaza | Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach: Located on the strip in Myrtle Beach, Fun Plaza is open from 10am – 12am. Call (843)-448-5141 for more information.
  • Boardwalk Arcade | Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach: Located along the scenic Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, this arcade is open daily from 10am – 10pm. Call (843) 997-1536 for information.
  • Jungle Fun Arcade | Coastal Grand MallJungle Fun Arcade is located inside of the Coastal Grand Mall right beside the food court. Open from 10am to 9pm, call (843)-839-3329 for more information.



4.) Grab Tickets to a Myrtle Beach Pelicans Game

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a minor league baseball team located right in the heart of Myrtle Beach. Grabbing a few tickets to one of their games doesn’t just allow for a great baseball experience with the family but will also not break the bank. Ticket prices vary between $7 and $9 dollars depending on the day and the section the tickets are in.

The Pelicans offer several fun, family-friendly promotions throughout the week, including…


  • Backpack Buddies Monday: Donate an item from the approved Backpack Buddies List and receive ½ price admission.
  • Craft Beer Tuesday: $2 12 oz. craft draughts from 6pm-8pm.
  • Wiener Wednesday: BOGO Hebrew National hot dogs!
  • Thirsty Thursday: $1.00 Bud & Bud Light Draughts and $2 16 oz. cans from 6pm-8pm.


They also offer post-game fireworks during the summer games when weather is permitting. For more information on tickets and games call (843)-918-6002.

5.) Check Out A Pier

There are several piers just a short distance from Coral Beach Resort, making this activity fast and easy. Every pier in Myrtle Beach allows for amazing views of the beautiful coastline, and a quick place to grab a bite to eat, and even fishing opportunities. Most piers are either free or charge $1-$2 to enter and fishing starts as low as $7 for the day.


myrtle beach pier at sunsetPopular Piers Near Coral Beach Resort Include:

  • 2nd Ave Pier | Myrtle Beach: 2nd Avenue Pier is open from 7am – 9pm daily (hours vary seasonally). Fishing passes are $9. Call (843)-626-8480 for more information.
  • 14th Ave. Pier | Myrtle Beach: 14th Avenue Pier is open from 7am – 11pm daily. Fishing passes are $7. Please call (843)-448-4314 for more information.
  • Springmaid Pier | Myrtle Beach: The Springmaid Pier is open from 6am – midnight daily. Fishing passes are $9 per day to fish. Call (843)-315-7156 for more information.
  • Myrtle Beach State Park Pier | Myrtle Beach: The State Park pier is open during park hours, which are from 6am – 8pm. A pier pass is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-15. SC residents 65 and older are $3.25. Call (843)-238-5326 for more information.


6.) Hot Summer Nights


Toss your $10 dollars back into your wallet because the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk brings you FREE events from June – August. The Hot Summer Nights series offers live entertainment, fireworks, games, volleyball tournaments, and an entire night dedicated to kids!


Monday | Kidz Carnival | Plyler Park

Enjoy kids’ entertainment, huge inflatables, face painting,  balloon animals, and more! This event is held every Monday from June 6th through August 15th from 6pm to 9pm.


Wednesday | Rock-n-Rumble | 9th Ave Stage

Live entertainment on the 9th Ave Stage from 7pm to 9pm between the Bowery and the beach volleyball courts. Stick around after the show for live fireworks, which are known to be the best show along the Grand Strand! Wednesday nights in Plyler Park between 8pm and 9:30pm are dedicated to David Chaney, the Boardwalk Elvis!


Friday| Seaside Concerts | Plyler Park

Every Friday night enjoy a variety of top bands in the area on the I Love Sugar Stage in Plyler Park. Shows run from 7pm to 10pm.


Sunday | Celebrations Concert Series | Plyler Park

Every Sunday night on the I Love Sugar Stage, come down and view Contemporary Christian Rock bands from 7pm to 8:30pm.


7.) Myrtle Beach State Park| Myrtle Beach

sandcastle at beachThis lovely state park is the perfect location to spend the day hiking, camping, fishing, and even relaxing by the ocean. Admission prices are only $5 for adults, $3.25 for SC Seniors 65 and older, $3 for children ages 6 through 15 and free for children 5 and younger.

The park offers tons of activities and events to keep you busy during your visit. Various crafts are offered for children, several picnic shelters are scattered along the park, and self-led activities such as a scavenger hunt and maritime forest bingo are also available.

The park is open daily from 6am – 10pm, please call (843)-238-5325 for more information.



8.) Enjoy A Little Friendly Competition – Bowling

Bowling is a fun and exciting way to spend an afternoon if you need a break from the heat or you want to try out your killer bowling skills. Most bowling alleys in the area offer awesome daily promotions so you can really get a bang for your buck!


Bowling Alleys Near Coral Beach Include:


  • Myrtle Beach Bowl | Myrtle BeachLocated in the center of town, this bowling alley provides the best deals and promotions to get your $10 dollars worth! 1-hour games with shoes are only $8 per person, which leaves you with a couple bucks left over for a snack or a hydrating beverage. Don’t forget to register your kids online because all summer long, kids bowl for free! Hours of operation vary depending on the day, so make sure to look up the hours prior to walking in. Call (843)-236-1020 for more information
  • Surfside Bowl | Surfside Beach: Located just a couple miles up the road from our resort, Surfside Bowl will bring hours of nonstop fun for everyone! With single game prices varying between $3.25 to $4.00 (not including shoes) there is no doubt you will have some extra cash leftover to splurge over at their arcade or their grill & bar! For more information please call (843)-839-2000
  • 710 Bowling: Located just a short drive north, 710 Bowling is a recent addition to the Grand Strand. Not only does 710 offer several traditional bowling lanes, this family epicenter also offers glow bowling, arcade games, pool tables, yard games like bocce ball and corn hole, board games, darts, and a full restaurant and bar. Call (843) 663-2695 for more information. 


9.) Ripley’s Mirror Maze | Ocean Blvd.

mirror mazeLocated along the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, this thrilling adventure takes you face-to-face through an LED lighting and digital sound mirror maze! Grab a friend and compete for the fastest time! Tickets are just $9.99 for all ages and will allow you to enter as many times as you please during the date of your ticket purchase.  Tickets can be purchased online or in person. Call (843)-448-2331 for more information.


10.) Have A Picnic At A Local Park

Pack a bag of snacks and beverages, stuff a couple beach towels in the car, and head out to one of the beautiful parks Myrtle Beach has to offer for a picnic! A picnic in one of the local parks is an inexpensive and relaxing activity that will brighten up your day. Area parks not only offer a great way to enjoy the beautiful beach weather, but also plenty of open space and park equipment to keep your crew busy for an afternoon.


Parks Near Coral Beach Resort Include:


  • Anderson Family Park | 20th Ave. N. Ocean Blvd.
  • Chapin Park | 16th Ave. N. and Hwy 17
  • Grand Park | The Market Common
  • Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park| Mr. Joe White Ave and Ocean Blvd.
  • Mclean Park | Oak Drive
  • Plyler Park | N. Ocean Blvd.



There you have it, our list of the Top 10 attractions near Coral Beach resort that you can enjoy for under $10 / person! If you want to save even more money during your vacation, be sure to visit our resort specials page to see our current discounts. 


The holiday season is upon us and Myrtle Beach is filled with Christmas cheer! From exciting local parades to lively holiday themed entertainment, you are sure to find plenty to keep you busy throughout the month. Snowbirds and holiday visitors alike are sure to enjoy these top entertainment choices – many of which are located right near Coral Beach Resort.


Myrtle Beach Holiday Shows

The holiday fun officially kicks off right after Halloween weekend for many Myrtle Beach area theaters. The Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, and Legends in Concert will all debut their Christmas shows the first week of November.



the alabama theatre christmas showAlabama Theatre “The South’s Grandest Christmas Show”

The Alabama Theatre knows how to put on a show and their holiday spectacular is no exception! Enjoy lively performances of both classic and contemporary holiday tunes at this annual show that will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.



The Carolina Opry “Christmas Show of The South”

The Carolina Opry is proud to once again present their annual “Christmas Show of The South”. This grand spectacle showcases some of the top musical talent along the Grand Strand and will run from November 2nd – January 2nd.


Legends In Concert

See your favorite celebrities performing your favorite holiday tunes at Legends in Concert! Conveniently located across from Broadway at the Beach, Legends in Concert always features a spectacular impersonator lineup and performances that will keep you on your feet!


Pirate’s Voyage

If you are looking for a great holiday event for the whole family, be sure to check out the seasonal show offered at Pirate’s Voyage! This dinner and show combo runs from November 5th – January 2nd and includes a decadent four course meal.



Myrtle Beach Area Christmas Parades

The Grand Strand offers several Christmas parades throughout the holiday season to help put you in the holiday spirit!

·       Little River: Intracoastal Christmas Regatta, November 28th, 5pm

·       North Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach Christmas Parade, December 3rd, 5:30 pm

·       Myrtle Beach: Broadway at the Beach Holiday Parade, December 5th, 11am

·       Murrells Inlet: Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade, December 6th, 3 pm

·       Conway: Downtown Conway Christmas Parade, December 12th, 10am

·       Surfside Beach: Surfside Beach Christmas Parade, December 12th, 2pm



Myrtle Beach Holidays on the Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach BoardwalkThe Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular draw for guests throughout the year and the holidays are no exception. Head just a few short blocks from Coral Beach Resort to take advantage of the following festive holiday activities:

·       November 26th – Tree lighting ceremony at Plyler Park

·       December 3rd – Santa Paws Doggie Contest Benefiting Grand Strand Humane Society

·       December 10th – Family Christmas movie & hot chocolate on the lawn

·       December 20th – Community candlelight caroling & family scavenger hunt

·       December 31st – New Year’s Eve oyster roast


Additionally, each event will feature family friendly games and activities along the boardwalk, like camel rides, polar express train rides, live music and entertainment, special appearances from Santa & Mrs. Claus, and much more.


A Very Broadway Christmas | Broadway at the Beach | December 3rd

Get in the holiday spirit and get a little holiday shopping done at Broadway at the Beach! The fun kicks off with the annual Broadway at the Beach Christmas parade at 11am. The parade starts at The Ripley’s Aquarium and meanders all the way around the Broadway complex. Following the parade, Broadway will offer an array of family friendly games and entertainment throughout the afternoon. This is the perfect time to explore the local shops and enjoy the festive decorations. The evening will conclude with the annual Broadway at the Beach tree lighting at 6pm, followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the lake.


Festival of Trees | Ripley’s Aquarium | November 6th – December 31st

christmas tree ornamentExperience the area’s most colorful and comprehensive display of Christmas trees at The Ripley’s Aquarium. The annual Festival of Trees event offers fifty uniquely decorated trees, one for each state. The entire facility will be decked from top to bottom with holiday cheer, including decorations for each exhibit. Come see this impressive display and enjoy all of the other year-round aquarium attractions, including the famous Dangerous Reef exhibit. This holiday event is included with regular aquarium admission. Call (800) 734-8888 for more information.


Night of a Thousand Candles | Brookgreen Gardens | Various Dates

The Night of a Thousand Candles event at Brookgreen Gardens is one of the area’s most highly anticipated annual events. As the name suggests, this special event will feature more than 5,000 hand lit candles scattered throughout the scenic gardens, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere. Guests can enjoy perusing the holiday themed exhibits while sipping on warm cider or cocoa and listening to live holiday entertainment. This event takes place on select weekends before Christmas:

·       December 1st – 3rd

·       December 8th – 10th

·       December 15th – 18th


 Call (843) 235-6000 for more information or to purchase tickets. 


What holiday event are you most looking forward to during your holiday visit to Myrtle Beach? 


Be sure to check our Resort Deals page to save big this holiday season! 


Whether you are looking to grab a quick meal to-go before hitting the town or you are ready to settle in for a hearty dinner after a busy day at the beach, you won’t have to look far for great eats during your stay at Coral Beach Resort. Our pristine family friendly hotel boasts FOUR unique dining options, making it easy to please even the pickiest eater. From a full breakfast buffet to a swanky beach lounge, we have everything you could ever need right here on-site. 


Take a look at all of the great on-site dining options that you can enjoy during your stay at Coral Beach Resort!



Sea Level Restaurant – Breakfast Buffet 


The full-service breakfast buffet at The Sea Level restaurant offers a variety of decadent breakfast items to help you start off your day on a high note. Selections vary but often include various egg preparations, homemade waffles and pancakes, French toast, pastries, breakfast meats like sausage and bacon, freshly baked biscuits and gravy, and much more! And, there is always plenty of fresh brewed coffee for when  you need an extra pick-me-up.



Coral Bean Café – Coffee & To-Go Items


Seeking a quick meal on the go or a fresh cup of Joe? If so, look no farther than the Coral Bean Café. Snacks include bagels, various fresh pastries, fresh fruit, sandwiches and wraps, and other “grab ‘n go” items that are ideal for a quick breakfast or lunch. Additionally, Coral Bean Café is one of the few hotel shops to serve Starbucks Coffee and the baristas can whip up any of your favorite concoctions.



The Entertainment Zone Bowling & Arcade – Grill & Ice Cream Myrtle Beach Resort Bowling Alley & Grill


Take a break from the sun and sand and check out the on-site bowling alley, arcade, and grill located at The Entertainment Zone. This newly revamped recreation area offers 8-lanes of bowling, an exciting array of arcade games, and a full snack bar and ice cream shop that is perfect for feeding a crowd. Popular grill items include grilled burgers, hot dogs, wings, and pizza while those looking to beat the heat will love the hand scooped ice cream!



Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge – Cocktails & Tapas


Need a break from the little ones? Step inside the Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge and unwind with a cool cocktail and decadent small plates. A true lounge, Ocean 6 is expertly decorated with contemporary furniture and sports a distinctive “island flare” to help you embrace your beach experience. Ocean 6 serves a wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails in addition to a grill menu and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 5pm – 6pm daily during the summer season.



If you want to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of Myrtle Beach, be sure to check out our roundup of the top dining near Coral Beach Resort


The last thing you are going to want to do after a busy day at the beach is come home and make dinner. Sure, the in-room kitchens are nice, but sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and let someone else do the dirty work. You are on vacation, after all.


Well, Coral Beach is here to help! Our convenient location along the south end of Myrtle Beach puts us near a wide variety of fantastic dining options. Take a peek at a few of the options near our property and try one out during your next stay:



Art Burger Sushi Bar | Myrtle Beach Boardwalk | (843) 839-4774

art burger sushi bar myrtle beach Art Burger is a newcomer to the area but has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The unique, modern atmosphere and fresh, creative menu easily makes it a one of a kind destination. The menu consists primarily of – you guessed it – burgers and sushi, making it easy to please everyone. Guests can choose from an array of gourmet burgers paired with decadent sides (like the sharp mac and cheese) or from a wide selection of chef prepared sushi. Be sure to check out their frozen drinks and desserts that are prepared with nitrogen!


Hungry Howie’s Pizza | South Kings Highway | (843) 444-2000

There’s nothing quite like a giant pizza to top off the perfect day at the beach. You can enjoy just that by ordering with Hungry Howie’s Pizza! Home of the famous flavored crust, Hungry Howie’s offers a wide array of specialty pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads and more. They stay open until 3am, making it an ideal choice for a late night exploring the town. You can view their menu or place an order online or call (843) 444-2000 for more information.


Angelo’s Steak & Pasta | South Kings Highway | (843) 626-2800

Angelo’s Steak & Pasta is an area tradition and is THE spot for the best steaks and Italian cuisine in the Myrtle Beach area. Angelo’s offers a full menu with a wide array of sizzling, hand-cut chops to choose from. Additionally, they provide several Italian entrees and a full Italian buffet with homemade treats like meatballs, lasagna, chicken cacciatore, stuffed shells, and much more. This is a great spot for families – the parents can enjoy a decadent steak and the little ones can enjoy the kid-friendly pasta offerings.


Pier House Restaurant | Second Avenue Pier | (843) 445-7437

fresh seafood plate myrtle beachLooking for the best seafood in town? If so, look no farther than the Pier House Restaurant, the official restaurant of the Second Avenue Pier. This scenic venue is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, providing plenty of opportunities to dine on decadent local cuisine. Visitors can also take a stroll along the historic pier or travel to the third story for casual snacks and tropical drinks at Pier View, the rooftop bar. 


The Market Common | Farrow Parkway

Conveniently located just a short drive from Coral Beach, The Market Common has become a dining mecca for foodies and families alike. This outdoor shopping venue is home to more than 10 unique dining options, making it easy to find an option that will appease everyone. Selections include southern comforts at Tupelo Honey Café, Asian inspired cuisine at Co Sushi, Italian favorites at Travinia Italian Kitchen, south of the border selections at Nacho Hippo, and so much more.



Where is your favorite place to dine during your stay at Coral Beach? Let us know! 


Millions of visitors flock the Myrtle Beach each year to enjoy our pristine beaches and family oriented atmosphere. Though our beaches are great – when you get your fill of the sun and sand, it is important for the area to offer plenty of other fun things to do when you have had enough of the water – and this is where Myrtle Beach shines.

The Grand Strand is packed with plenty of family friendly attractions, many of which are within just a few miles of Coral Beach Resort, meaning you won’t have to look far to please the family.

Here’s our list of attractions and entertainment close to the resort, check out a few during your stay in Myrtle Beach:


Family Kingdom Amusement Park


Perfect for thrill seekers and children of all ages, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park is an ideal spot for the whole family! Located just up the road from Coral Beach – this seaside attraction is hard to miss. The park includes daring thrill rides like the Hurricane, Swamp Fox Roller Coaster, and Galleon, and plenty of other tame rides, like Bumper Cars, Kite Flyer, and a Carousel. If you are looking for a little wet n’ wild fun, check out the Family Kingdom Water Park, located just across the street from the amusement park.



Myrtle Beach Boardwalk

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk


The recently renovated Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is more fun than ever, especially with the addition of the iconic Myrtle Beach Skywheel. This scenic, oceanfront boardwalk spans just over a mile in length and features a variety of local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Throughout the year, the boardwalk hosts a variety of fun, family oriented events and open-air concerts that are free to the public! Great for an afternoon on the town or just a scenic walk, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a great place for families.



Myrtle Beach Golf

Golf is a huge draw to the area and Coral Beach Resort is close to a variety of courses; from uber upscale to more casual courses, you can find it all within a few miles of your accommodations. The courses all range in price and difficulty so you can find the perfect course for your specific needs. Looking for a way to involve the kids? Check out one of the many miniature golf courses in the area! Miniature golf courses are plentiful and are an affordable way to enjoy time together.



Broadway at The Beach

 Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach Attraction

Broadway at The Beach is the perfect place to go when you are looking for a venue that combines the area’s best attractions, shopping, and dining all in one convenient location! Located just a few miles away on 21st avenue, Broadway is Myrtle Beach’s epicenter for family friendly fun. Enjoy outdoor attractions, like the Broadway Grand Prix, Myrtle Waves Water Park, or a Myrtle Beach Pelican’s baseball game. If you get caught with a rare rainy day – fret not! Broadway offers a variety of indoor attractions, like The Big D Theater, Ripley’s Aquarium, WonderWorks, and MagiQuest.



Ripley’s Attractions


Aside from the popular Ripley’s Aquarium, located at Broadway at The Beach, there are three other exciting Ripley’s attractions, all located within a stone’s throw of Coral Beach in the downtown area of Myrtle Beach. The Marvelous Mirror Maze is a unique attraction that takes you through a winding maze filled with dead ends and surprising corners – all while the walls are covered in mirrors! The 5D Moving Theater utilizes cutting edge technology and a state of the art motion simulator to give you the experience of a lifetime. Finally, the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum showcases oddities from around the world – you won’t believe your eyes!



We want to know – what is YOUR favorite Myrtle Beach attraction?


Soaking up the sun isn’t the only thing to do while you are enjoying a lazy day along the sandy shores in Myrtle Beach. In fact, there are plenty of fun beach activities for both the active and the passive beach-goer.


We took to Facebook and asked our fan base what their favorite beach activity was – here’s what they had to say!


What is your favorite beach activity?


“Sandcastle Contest!” – Sandy P. Sandcastle in Myrtle Beach


What a great idea! Having a sandcastle-building contest is a great way to keep the kiddos busy or to enjoy a little friendly competition among family and friends. Most area beach stores have plenty of sandcastle building materials – buckets, shaped cups, shovels, etc. – and they are pretty affordable which means fun on a budget. And, you can get creative and incorporate other toys and decorations for a personalized touch.



“Our family always packs a few beach games.” – James W.


Beach games are an oldie but goodie and the options are endless! Sports enthusiasts typically enjoy Frisbee, soccer, football, or volleyball which the more casual gamer might enjoy options like bocce ball, ladder ball, or cornhole. What is your favorite beach game?



“We like to pack a picnic and have dinner at sunset.” – Ashlee C.


Another great tip for beach-goers on a budget, packing a beach picnic is a great way to make the most of our scenic destination. You can either opt for an easy homemade meal with sandwiches / wraps and other picnic fare or grab a meal to-go from your favorite area restaurant (pizza, anyone?) and dine al fresco along the shoreline. Just remember to pack a blanket or towel and to clean up after yourself when you are ready to head back.



“Our kids always love to participate in active play like kayaking, paddle boarding, or surfing.” – Jeff T. Kayaking in Myrtle Beach


It is easy for beach pros and beginners to get active and battle the salty seas. Many visitors bring their own gear but Myrtle Beach also offers plenty of local rental places where you can rent everything from paddle boards and kayaks to boats and jet skis. Take these out into the ocean for a thrilling experience or, for a tamer ride, rent from an inlet or creek area like Murrells Inlet, Cherry Grove, or Pawleys Island. The channels off the ocean offer a much more calm atmosphere and are ideal for beginners.



“We like to give the kids a beach scavenger hunt list – they love the hunt and it keeps them busy for hours!” – Candice H.


Beach scavenger hunts are easy to organize and are an easy way to entertain the masses. Popular objects might include: sea shell, shark tooth, crab or jelly fish, someone buried in sand, wet dog, flip flops, sunglasses, bird, surfboard…. The options are endless! Using a camera or phone will really make the options endless – get creative and have fun!



“Surf fishing is always a good time for our family, you never know what you are going to catch.” – John S.


Grab a few poles, some bait, and scope out the perfect spot for a day of surf fishing. This method is easy for beginners and experts alike and is a great way for the adults to teach the youngsters a thing or two. Fishers can actively hold the rods while fishing or you can kick back and relax and let a rod holder do all the work. Just be sure to pick a semi-secluded location and to wait until the tide is right – high tide is the best time to catch fish while they are feeding closer to shore. 



“Sea shell hunts are our favorite!” – Anna B. Sea shells on the beach in Myrtle Beach


Sea shells are abundant along the Grand Strand and are a fun way to pass the time while soaking up the sun. Challenge the kids to collect as many as possible and use them as a souvenir or for decorations and crafts when you return home. Other beachy collectibles include sea coral, driftwood, starfish, and sea glass.



“Our troupe likes to set up a beach-style Olympics day and get the whole family involved.” – Bruce M.


We thought this twist on beach games was a great idea! A small search for “beach Olympics” yielded tons of easy beach games that don’t take a ton of effort and that the whole family can enjoy together. Ideas for games include crab walk race, beach hurdles using coolers, buckets, and hula hoops as obstacles, discus throw using Frisbees, water balloon tossing contest in pairs, and quick rounds of other beach games mentioned above. This is an easy and cheap way to plan out an entire afternoon! 



What about you – what is your favorite beach activity? Let us know!


Guests who book at Coral Beach Resort will quickly learn what differentiates this property from being just another Myrtle Beach hotel. More than just a place to sleep, Coral Beach is what hundreds of families consider to be their home away from home – and you can too!


Resort amenities at Coral Beach are ideal for families and make it easy to find fast, fun entertainment just steps from your room!


Oceanfront Water Park myrtle beach hotel with waterpark

Coral Beach is one of the few Myrtle Beach hotels with an oceanfront water park that provides endless opportunities for fun in the sun! The water park includes a shallow pool filled with kid-friendly water features like a silly submarine, seven waterfalls, splash buckets and rainmakers, and a sunken pirate ship. The water park is conveniently located on the outdoor pool deck and provides ample seating for the parents to relax and supervise.

Check out this video overview of the Coral Beach water park here.


Outdoor Pool Deck

The outdoor pool deck is situated oceanfront, providing the best of both worlds! Take a break from the salt and sand and dip your toes into the water of one of Coral Beach’s many water features.

Guests have full access to the oceanfront pools, lazy river, and whirlpools during their stay.


Indoor Pool Facility

Stuck with a rare rainy beach day? Or, are you one of our off-season visitors? If so, fret not, because Coral Beach offers a spacious indoor pool facility for year round fun! The indoor pool facility includes a large heated pool, several small Jacuzzis, and plenty of seating for relaxation.


On-Site Dining 

Whether you are looking to refuel and grab a snack after a busy day at the beach or you want to relax and enjoy a refreshing cocktail before a busy night out on the town, Coral Beach offers plenty of dining options to meet all of you needs – just steps from your room!


Sea Level Restaurant – Daily hot breakfast buffet. Ground floor location. Open year round.

Coral Bean Café – Starbucks coffee & light “to-go” items; sixth floor location; open seasonally.

Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge – Cocktails and upscale grill items; sixth floor location; open throughout the year; 21+


The Entertainment Zone & Bowling Alley myrtle beach hotel with bowling alley

The Entertainment Zone & Bowling Alley is located on the fourth floor at Coral Beach Resort. This area includes 8 AFM bowling lanes, a generous arcade area, and snack bar. This area is ideal for an afternoon or evening of family friendly fun!

Coral Beach is one of the few Myrtle Beach hotels with a bowling alley and arcade center so be sure to take full advantage of this unique amenity during your stay!


Resort Shoppe

Did you forget sunscreen? Or, do you need to stock up on a few room snacks? Before you dash out to the closest convenience store, head downstairs to the Resort Shoppe and stock up on vacation essentials. Located on the sixth floor, the Resort Shoppe carries everything you could need from food items and beach essentials to souvenirs and more.


Fitness Room

Get in a quick workout session any time of the day at our newly remodeled Fitness Center! Another sixth floor amenity, the fitness room now boasts additional space and machines to serve our health conscious guests.


It’s not hard to see why so many guests fall in love with Coral Beach Resort. Be sure to check out our Hotel Deals page and start planning your family beach getaway today!


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.


Free Things To Do In Myrtle Beach


Myrtle Beach Events

free fireworks show
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 family events each weekend throughout the busy season, including:

  • Hot Summer Nights at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
  • Movies Under The Stars at Market Common
  • Free family events and fireworks at Broadway at the Beach & Barefoot Landing 



Explore The Great Outdoors

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, 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. Myrtle Beach also offers several piers that you can explore completely free of charge! 



Parks in Myrtle Beach



Lovers of the great outdoors rejoice – Myrtle Beach offers several public parks that can be enjoyed for free! Public parks are a great way to get in some exercise and play time during the vacation and take advantage of the breezy beach weather. Parks near our Myrtle Beach resorts include:

  • Valor Park (The Market Common)
  • Plyler Park (Ocean Boulevard)
  • McLean Park (North Myrtle Beach)
  • North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex (North Myrtle Beach)



Myrtle Beach Art Museum


Guests looking for a dose of cluture or who get stuck with a rare rainy beach day can still enjoy free fun! The Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum is located towards the end of Ocean Boulevard and has been the Grand Strand’s home to contemporary visual art since the 1970’s. The museum itself is housed in a charming 1920’s beach house that was relocated and restored to it’s natural beauty. Guests can peruse 10 unique galleries that feature different exhibits throughout the year and often includes local and regional artists.

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm. Call (843) 238-2510 for more information. 



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. Up your beach game with these entertainment tips:

  • Pack a Picnic – This works for any time of day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner – and is a great way to save on meal expenses while not compromising the view. beach sandcastle
  • Bring a Few Beach Games – Beach games are a great way to keep the kids entertained or to get the entire family involved! Some of our favorites include cornhole, ladder ball, frisbee, vollyeball, football, beach bowling, and kite flying 
  • Create a Scavenger Hunt – Keep the little ones engaged with a fun scavenger hunt. This can be planned in advance or made up on a whim – just come up with a list of beach items for your crew to find!
  • Bring a Book – Knock off a few books from that reading bucket list while you soak up the sun! 
  • Surf Fishing – If you have a few rods handy, bring them along for a bit of surf fishing. Who knows, you may even catch dinner!
  • Sandcastle Contest – This beach classic never goes out of style! 
  • Beach Olympics – Enjoy a full day of beach games and activities with an Olympic style competition! This option is great for larger families or groups. 
  • Sea Shell Hunt – See how many unique sea shells you can collect, you never know what you’ll find! These also make great free souvenirs. 


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.


Anyone who has been to Myrtle Beach has surely heard of our family friendly mecca – Broadway at the Beach. This outdoor venue features plenty of attractions, shopping, and dining to keep any family busy for an entire day! Great for a day when you want to take a break from the beach or for when you get stuck with a rare rainy beach day, Broadway truly offers something for everyone.

Curious about what this popular family spot has to offer?


We asked our Facebook fans what their favorite part about Broadway at the Beach was and this is what they had to say…


“Ripley’s Aquarium!” – Debbie.

Nice choice, Debbie! The Ripley’s Aquarium offers over 85,000 square feet of space – an impressive amount for an indoor attraction. The aquarium itself features several themed exhibits including the “Rio Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle BeachAmazon”, “Rainbow Rock” where guests can meet familiar faces like characters in the Disney movie Finding Nemo, and the famous “Dangerous Reef” where visitors ride a glidepath through an underwater tunnel filled with sharks! Other aquarium draws include several touch tanks, a discovery center, an on-site café, and the gift shop. Call (843) 734-8888 for more information.


“Baseball at the Pelicans stadium” – Chris.

Perfect timing, Chris. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, formerly of the Texas Rangers, are not a minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and their season kicks off in just a few weeks! Families and locals alike love grabbing tickets to a Pelicans game because it’s cheap and a great way to entertain the whole family for an evening. The Pelicans do a great job of providing between-inning entertainment to keep everyone busy and they also offer great weekly promotions like “Weiner Wednesday” ($1 hotdogs), “$2Day BrewsDay ($2 craft beer drafts from 6-8), and scheduled post-game fireworks. Call (843) 918-6000 for more information.


“The Magic Show at Palace Theatre.” – Connie.

As Connie mentioned, the magic show at the Palace Theatre is a popular draw for families during the summer. For the past several seasons, Palace Theatre has offered new and exciting shows for families centered around a “magic” theme. This year, Palace is featuring a brand new cast and crew for the “Cirque Extreme” show that promises to be bigger and better than ever! This award winning family-friendly show includes heart pounding danger acts like The Wheel of Destiny and the Globe of Doom, in addition to plenty of comedy and dancing in between to keep you on the edge of your seat. Call (843) 448-9224 for more information.

“Mini Golf” – Stefanie.

Yes – Broadway at the Beach even offers putt putt and the elaborate course is hard to miss! Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf offers two 18-hole courses that are set in a magical kingdom backdrop. Players will golf through castles, on ships, around water features, and through obstacles as they work their way towards the finish. Be on the lookout for Sir Alfred, the friendly fire-breathing dragon that keeps watch over the kingdom.


These are just a few of the many, many exciting attractions that Broadway at the Beach has to offer.

Additionally, Broadway is always adding more fun to the mix, including “Dinosaurs The Exhibition” which is opening for the summer of 2015 – stay tuned for more news on dates and prices.


We also had several guests comment on specific Broadway at the Beach Restaurants that they look forward to each year:


“Margaritaville!” – John.

Jimmy Buffet approves of this choice, John. Guests love to kick back and relax at this popular beach destination. Margaritaville offers scrumptious island inspired eats and juicy hand-pressed burgers that are hard to  Margaritaville Myrtle Beachbeat. Selections include fish tacos, crispy coconut shrimp, “drunken” shrimp skillet, Landshark Lager fish & chips, and their famous “Burgers in Paradise”. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to Margaritaville without their signature homemade drinks! Guests can choose from over 12 unique margaritas and “boat drinks”. Call (843) 448-5455 for more information.


“Johnny Rockets!” – Paula.

Johnny Rockets, the home of “the original hamburger”, is a favorite of many, Paula. This upbeat eatery offers a classic and authentic American diner feel and the tasty cuisine to match. Menu items are lighthearted (and light on the wallet) and include a variety of melts, cheese steaks, gourmet hot dogs, salads, starters, and scrumptious diner style burgers. Be sure to save room for one of Johnny Rocket’s signature shakes or floats! The fast, friendly service and nostalgic atmosphere are a great way to keep the family happy while on vacation. Call (843) 448-8575 for more information.


“Chuck & Duck’s” – Steve.

Sports fanatics or families looking for a fun, casual spot to grab some great grub are sure to love Chuck & Duck’s Sports Bar and Grill just as much as Chris does! A more recent addition to the culinary lineup, Chuck & Duck’s serves up great food and a lively atmosphere. The restaurant offers a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for spring and summer beach weather, in addition to tons of high definition TVs that are great for game day. The menu offers an eclectic selection of appetizers, sandwiches and wraps, burgers, baskets, salads, and entrees, making it easy to please even the pickiest palate. Call (843) 232-7084 for more information.


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Located along the bustling south end of Myrtle Beach, Coral Beach is one of Myrtle Beach’s most popular destinations for families. The coveted oceanfront location, generous on-site amenities, and ease of access to a wide variety of local attractions and dining makes Coral Beach ideal for families of any size. And, with seven different room types to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect place to call your home away from home!

Guests planning a Myrtle Beach vacation often wonder – which room type is right for me? Well, we’ve got the answers!


Learn more about the different accommodation options offered at Coral Beach Resort:


Couples / Small Families


Hotel Room at Coral Beach ResortCouples enjoying a romantic getaway of small families who don’t need a ton of space will find several cozy options to meet their needs. The Oceanview King Room is the coziest option with sleep space for three while the Oceanfront King Suite and Oceanfront King Suite offer sleep space for up to five. The main difference between these units is size, view, and kitchen features – all of which are something to consider when you are seeking a smaller unit. Learn more about these cozy options here:
Oceanview King Room – 475 square feet; sleeps 2 adults, 1 child
Oceanfront King Condo – 800 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child
Oceanfront King Suite – 720 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child



Large Families / Spacious Units


Whether you are traveling with a large family or just want to enjoy a little extra elbow room, Coral Beach also offers several spacious units to meet your needs. These units also include a full kitchen which could be crucial for feeding the masses. The kitchen in each unit comes fully stocked with a full refriegerator, oven/stove, microwave, coffee maker, and all of the dishes, plates, and utensils you could need. Learn more about these units here:

Oceanfront One Bedroom Condo – 800 square feet; sleeps 5 adults, 2 children
Oceanfront Family Suite – 720 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 2 children
Oceanview Double Efficiency – 475 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child



Oceanfront Options


Oceanfront Hotel Room at Coral BeachIf an uninterrupted view of Atlantic is high on the priority list, check out one of the four oceanfront accommodation options offered at Coral Beach. Accommodation options include the Oceanfront 1 Bedroom Condo, Oceanfront Family Suite, Oceanfront King Suite, and Oceanfront 1 Bedroom King Condo. Each unit offers at least one private balcony, ideal for enjoying a cup of coffee during an early sunrise or a relaxing dinner al fresco. Learn more about these units here:

Oceanfront One Bedroom Condo – 800 square Feet; Sleeps 5 adults, 2 children
Oceanfront Family Suite – 720 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 2 children
Oceanfront King Suite – 720 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child
Oceanfront One Bedroom King Condo – 800 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child



Budget Friendly Options


Guests who are on a strict budget can still enjoy a fabulous Myrtle Beach vacation at an oceanfront resort! If saving a bit on a room appeals to you, opt for an oceanview room. The oceanview units at Coral Beach are offered in three styles – Oceanview King, Oceanview Double Efficiency, and Oceanview Double. Each unit offers 475 square feet of space, though the layout does differ greatly between the three, making it easy to find the perfect set up that works for you and your family. Additionally, each unit offers a spectacular side view of the Atlantic and a private balcony so you won’t even miss out on the exciting beach action! Learn more about these units here:

Oceanview King Room – 475 square feet; sleeps 2 adults, 1 child
Oceanview Double Efficiency – 475 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child
Oceanview Double Room – 475 square feet; sleeps 4 adults, 1 child



Do you still have questions? View our full Accommodations Page or our Hotel Specials Page for more information.