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Free Things to Do Along the Grand Strand

Vacation expenses can quickly add up so it's always nice to find things to do that won't cost a dime. Or, if you're a local, finding things to do without reaching into your pocket is always a bonus. We've compiled these free grand strand activities that you're sure to have a blast doing.

Take a dip in the ocean

It’s hard to beat the sun, sand, and cooling off in the water.  Of course, the beach doesn’t cost anything to enjoy and it’s usually at the top of everyone’s to do list when visiting.

Horry County Bike & Run Park (The Hulk)

150 Frontage Rd B-2, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Located in between Carolina Forest and the Intracoastal waterway, the Hulk trail is 7 miles long with multiple twists and turns across 72 acres of land.  Bring your bike or your hiking shoes for an outdoor adventure that doesn’t cost anything to enjoy!

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Watch Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach

1325 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Broadway at the Beach offers a beautiful fireworks show at no charge to you.  You can view the schedule by visiting their website.

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Watch Fireworks at Barefoot Landing

4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Seeing fireworks never gets old. The gorgeous fireworks shows offered at Barefoot Landing don’t cost anything to enjoy.  View their schedule by visiting their website.


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Waccamaw River Park

1101 State Rd S-26-14, Conway, SC 29526

This 237 acre park offers a gorgeous atmosphere for walking trails and mountain biking.  You’ll also have an opportunity at disc golf.  There are a number of observation platforms for scenic views.

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Myrtle Beach Volleyball

Downtown Myrtle Beach near 9th Avenue

The sand courts near the Bowery in Myrtle Beach are so much fun on a sunny day.  You’ll get a tan while enjoying some friendly competition.  If you’d like to join the league, you can inquire by visiting the MB Beach Volleyball Facebook page.


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Socastee Recreational Park

7485 Butler Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

This 91.5 acre park offers sports fields, a disc golf course and archery range, a playground, and walking trails.

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