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Free Things to Do in North Myrtle Beach near Beach Cove Resort

Whether you’re planning a frugal family getaway or looking to save a buck while on vacation, we’ve rounded up the best free things to do in North Myrtle Beach during your beach escape.

The attractions and activities listed below will keep the entire family entertained, your wallet happier, and are near our North Myrtle Beach resort condos.

Check out our list of free things to do in North Myrtle Beach:


north myrtle beach family vacation at beach cove resortFree Attractions & Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Beach Cove Resort Amenities

Beach Cove Resort guests have their pick of spectacular resort amenities for relaxation and entertainment! Guests will enjoy resort amenities like the three outdoor pools, a 350-foot lazy river, an outdoor kiddie pool with mushroom fountain, and three oceanfront whirlpools.

If you’re visiting during the cooler months, relax in the indoor pool and the indoor whirlpool. 

Discover Beach Cove Resort’s oceanfront amenities here.


Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

Address: 5611 Heritage Drive, North Myrtle Beach

Founded in 2007, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve is located on an island that stretches into the lush Cherry Grove Marsh. Elevated boardwalks and observation docks allow sightseers to enjoy and view the preserve’s rich coastal habitat that includes many fish, birds, and plants.


Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve

Address: 3613 Duffy Street, North Myrtle Beach

The Russell Burgess Coastal Preserve overlooks the picturesque Cherry Grove Marsh. A boardwalk is available for ample viewing opportunities.


North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

Address: 150 Citizens Circle, Little River

Phone: (843) 281-3800

Plan a picnic, walk the trails, and enjoy the playgrounds at this enormous outdoor facility. The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex features three playgrounds, seven picnic shelters, walking and nature trails, and several baseball fields and soccer fields, perfect for the traveler looking to stay active on vacation.


Barefoot Landing

Address: 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

The boardwalks that stretch throughout Barefoot Landing offer ample sightseeing opportunities of pristine wildlife and marsh. The eclectic shops are great for window shopping. Plus during the summer months, Barefoot Landing hosts free live music and roaming performers during the evenings.


TIGERS Myrtle Beach SafariT.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station

Address: 4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

Phone: (843) 361-4552

Located at Barefoot Landing, visitors can watch tiger cubs and large cats interact and play. Visitors can also have their pictures taken with the big cats for a fee.


Sea Shelling and Shark Tooth Hunting

The best time to go to the beach for seashells and shark’s teeth is during low tide or right as high tide is rolling in and out. Common seashells include calico scallops, snail shells, and jingle shells. For shark’s teeth, look for glossy black triangles within the shell beds. Common types of shark’s teeth found along the Grand Strand include tiger sharks, bull sharks, and lemon sharks.


Budget-Friendly Activities in North Myrtle Beach

Cherry Grove Pier

Address: 3500 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach

Phone: (843) 249-1625

Spend a morning, afternoon, or evening overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from Cherry Grove Pier. Enjoy a beautiful morning sunrise, sun and fish during the afternoon, or enjoy the sky’s warm colors during sunset from the two-story observation deck.


putt putt in north myrtle beachMini Golf

North Myrtle Beach features some of the Grand Strand’s best miniature golf courses. Families, couples, and groups will have a blast playing at any of these themed putt-putt destinations.

Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf Course

301 Highway 17 South

North Myrtle Beach

Molten Mountain Miniature Golf

1010 Vereen Drive

North Myrtle Beach

Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf

701 Highway South

North Myrtle Beach


810 Billiards & Bowling

Address: 1105 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach

Phone: (843) 663-2695

North Myrtle Beach’s premier bowling center, 810 Billiards & Bowling offers hours of entertainment and gaming at an affordable price. Games include foosball, table tennis, darts, billiards, bocce ball, board games, and of course, bowling.


Looking for even more savings? Beach Cove Resort guests receive an exclusive Myrtle Beach discount card at check-in. The Vacation Member Benefits Card can be used at participating restaurants, attractions, and shows throughout Myrtle Beach, and there’s no limit on how many partners you can use it at!

Let Beach Cove Resort help you plan your affordable beach vacation. Select from these popular North Myrtle Beach resort deals for even more savings during your North Myrtle Beach vacation!

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