free things to do in Myrtle BeachWhile a vacation (regardless of the locale) is the perfect time to splurge on fine dining, world-class golf, hair-raising live performances, and a plethora of souvenirs, it’s never a bad idea to compile a handy list of free activities. Luckily for you and your family, Myrtle Beach has the perfect combination of free fun and a wide variety of inexpensive attractions that cost money but don’t break the bank. To ensure that your family has the time of their lives without worrying about your checkbook, we’ve compiled four of our favorite free things to do in Myrtle Beach. All of these top-ranked Myrtle Beach attractions are within minutes (or seconds) of Sand Dunes Resort.

The 4 Best Free Things to Do in Myrtle Beach

Several other websites consider Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, and The Market Common some of the best free things to do in Myrtle Beach. While these three attractions are well worth a visit and technically “free,” you’ll quickly end up spending money on food, entertainment, or souvenirs. Reminder: all four of these kid-friendly Myrtle Beach activities are entirely free to our guests!

1. The Beach

Ranking the top six free things to do in Myrtle Beach with kids was challenging, but number one was a no-brainer. While many rank Broadway at the Beach as the area’s top attraction, thousands of travelers and locals flock to our pristine shores every day. Sand Dunes Resort rests along the awe-inspiring shores of the Atlantic, so you’ll always be seconds away from a day at the beach when you choose our oceanfront getaway. Build a sandcastle, read a crime novel, fly a kite, and practice yoga – there are only right ways to spend your time on Myrtle Beach.

free things to do in Myrtle Beach2. Sands Resorts Waterpark

All of our guests get to enjoy FREE admission to Sands Resorts Waterpark, our on-site, 130,000-gallon wonderland. Float along the lazy river in a cushy tube, brace yourself under the giant water bucket, watch your kids frolic on the aquatic treehouse, and blaze down a waterslide before taking a nap on the beach (which is a brief stroll from the water park).

3. Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum

While the Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum is certainly a mouthful, this Ocean Boulevard attraction remains one of our favorite free things to do in Myrtle Beach (regardless of the price). Browse through an extensive collection of art exhibits ranging from local artists to world-famous figures such as Jean de Brunhoff. Inside the museum, you’ll discover pottery, glassworks, prints, illustrations, photographs, and, of course, paintings.

4. The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade

While a stroll along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade may lead to a purchase or two, this beautiful stretch of South Carolina’s coast is well worth a visit. Yes, you’ll pass the SkyWheel, Ripley’s, and countless oceanfront restaurants, but the sprawling, awe-inspiring Atlantic Ocean views are stellar. And a walk along the Promenade is perhaps the best way to get to know the city – and maybe you stumble into a kitschy ice cream shop with the kids to cool your tongues.

Oceanfront Myrtle Beach Family Resorts

Not only do all guests at Sand Dunes Resort gain free admission to our crowd-pleasing on-site water park, but you’ll be seconds away from seemingly endless Myrtle Beach activities, such as sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing. And don’t forget about our inexpensive yet utterly charming ocean-view suites, on-site dining, and spectacular golf specials. Hopefully, this list of free things to do in Myrtle Beach will help save your family a little money this summer. To learn more about Sand Dunes Resort, please visit us online at, or give us a call today at 866-845-1011.