Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach

As you plan your next Myrtle Beach vacation here at the Dayton House Resort, you are also planning out the budget.  But, who wants to skimp when you are on vacation?  Don't worry along the Grand Strand there are many opportunities to enjoy fun time out and about without spending a dime.  Check out these great options for you to enjoy free, fun activities with your family.

The Beach: With 60-plus miles of Carolina coastline, the Grand Strand offers plenty of opportunities for a sandy escape from the everyday routine. And even better, there’s no charge to take a walk on the beach, sink your toes in the sand, or even to take a swim in the ocean. To find some of the best spots to hit the local beaches, check out these top 10 beach accesses in the Myrtle Beach area.

Free Events and Festivals: As a world-class travel destination, the Myrtle Beach area enjoys a festival and event calendar that stays busy throughout the year. And from the Little River ShrimpFest on the Grand Strand’s northern end to the Conway Riverfest a bit inland to the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art on the Grand Strand’s southern end, many of the associated events and activities are free of charge. Learn more and check out the festival lineup at

Head to Broadway at the Beach: Home to over 75 stores and shops, more than 40 restaurants, sweets shops, bakeries and nightlife destinations, and 20-plus fun family attractions, sprawling Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach offers a little something for everyone — and admission to the complex is totally free of charge.

Discover the Beauty of Murrells Inlet Marshwalk: Located on the southern Strand in the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, the MarshWalk features a half-mile wooden boardwalk overlooking a salt marsh and lined with waterfront restaurants and bars. And, while the views of the surrounding natural saltwater estuary are breathtaking, the cost to visit — zero dollars and zero cents — definitely won’t take your breath away.

2 State Parks:  Enjoy one or two state parks – Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park, for just a small admission fee and you are off to enjoy the beauty of the trails, beachfront, picnic sites and nature centers.

Fireworks: Not much adds spark to a beach vacation like watching fireworks from the shoreline. And in the Myrtle Beach area, free fireworks shows light up the skies throughout the summer and beyond — at multiple places up and down the coast. Among them: Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

As you can see just this small sampling of things you can do so you don't bust your budget on your next Myrtle Beach vacation here at the Dayton House Resort.

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