The Beach on a Budget: Free Myrtle Beach Activities

We all know that taking vacations are important for the well-being of ourselves and our families. Taking time off work to relax and spend time with friends and loved ones can help us create closer bonds and leave us with a lifetime of wonderful memories. But between travel fees, eating out, and adequate lodging, vacationing can often be just too expensive. At Seaside Vacations, we understand the struggle of providing an awesome trip while staying within budget. Instead of cutting corners on fun, look for affordable (or better yet, free!) activities for you and the family to enjoy. Here’s our list of some of the best free Myrtle Beach activities and events that will make your trip unforgettable.

Spend Time on the Beach

In contrast to states like New Jersey, there is no charge for public beach access in South Carolina. So take advantage, grab a few towels or chairs (that way you won’t have to rent them), and head down to the sand for a day of fun and relaxation. The kids will love splashing around in the crystal clear water and can even find ocean treasures like rare shells and shark teeth. You’ll be able to unwind, breathe in the fresh salty air, and enjoy the warmth of the Carolina sun without the stress of breaking the bank.

Visit Exotic Animals

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station at Barefoot Landing is a free wildlife exhibit that is an exciting adventure for the whole family. Just a few miles from our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals, you’ll be able to see the world’s rarest tigers up close and completely free of charge! Siberian tigers, Royal White Bengals, and Golden Tabby tigers will play, roam, and pose for great photos. Your kids will love having a baby tiger or monkey sit on their lap during this once-in-a-lifetime activity, and you’ll love knowing that your finances are still intact.

Explore the MarshWalk

The historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet is a short drive from North Myrtle Beach and is home to the beautiful MarshWalk. There, visitors can walk leisurely along the inlet and experience picturesque views of the marsh, natural wildlife, and surrounding scenery. Many waterfront restaurants have outdoor live entertainment, and the sound of lapping water and music can make for a peaceful evening stroll with the family. And here’s the best part – the MarshWalk is free for everyone to enjoy!

Browse Market Common

Throughout the summer, the Market Common shopping center in Myrtle Beach has a variety of free events and attractions for visitors. On Fridays in June, July, and August, guests can enjoy live music from the gazebos and can even take a complimentary carriage ride through the quaint and charming streets. Or, you can feed giant swans and ducks at Valor Park or watch a free movie starting at 9 PM on Wednesdays. No matter what time of year, the Market Common is a lovely place to go for a variety of costless activities.

Stay With Seaside Vacations

To make your family and your wallet happy, take them to any of these free Myrtle Beach activities for a fun-filled day in the Palmetto state. When booking your stay, keep an eye out for some great deals on our luxurious and affordable vacation rentals, and download our free vacation guide! It’s full of tips and ideas on other inexpensive but rewarding things to do in and around North Myrtle Beach.
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