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It might go without saying, but the beautiful beaches at North Beach Plantation — and all up and down the Grand Strand — are completely free. Most visitors can’t watch the sun rise over the Atlantic, sink their toes into the beach’s white sand or play in the ocean waters when they’re at home, so guests should take full advantage of the opportunities to do these things while they’re here!
And while we’re on the subject of the ocean, the Grand Strand has eight freely accessible fishing piers along its coastline. Check out North Myrtle Beach’s Cherry Grove Pier, stretching 985 feet out into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with a two-story observation deck at the end! The Cherry Grove Pier is known for the beauty of its vistas, as well as for the great fishing it offers. A tackle shop is located on-site if you need to stock up on gear or bait, but it won’t cost you a thing to spend an afternoon trying for that record catch!
If your teens need to burn off some energy with more active endeavors, head on over to the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex. The park offers fields for baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse and flag football, as well as three playgrounds, walking and biking trails, a 3-acre dog park and a 25-acre lake for water activities. The complex is also a hub for local sporting activities, so it’s a great place to meet other people and get a game going!
The Myrtle Beach area hosts festivals and celebrations all year round — and especially during the summer. From the Military Appreciation Days Parade over Memorial Day weekend to the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival on Labor Day weekend — and for the whole summer season in between — the Grand Strand offers a full calendar of fun, including many events that your kids can enjoy without having to pay any fee for admission!
There are also free concerts going on many nights of the week all over town. Rock, jazz, blues, reggae, country — whatever type of music your teenagers groove to, there likely will be a place for them to go and enjoy a show. And the festivals and concerts often end with fantastic firework displays to send them home with sparkles in their eyes!
If your vacation extends across several weeks or for the whole summer, your teenager may also be interested in some of the many volunteer opportunities in town. Volunteering some time to assist with recreational or social programs benefits both the community and your teen, and it doesn’t cost a thing for them to add meaningful and positive action into their summer.
With so many free activities going on around Myrtle Beach, you can enjoy your family vacation at North Beach Plantation without spending a fortune to keep your teenagers entertained!