Myrtle Beach has been a popular vacation destination for decades. Although known as a large commercial beach with throngs of tourists during peak season, Myrtle Beach does have many offerings for outdoor enthusiasts, For those looking to save a little or a lot of money, Myrtle Beach will not disappoint as there are a variety of activities which are free.
Myrtle Beach's wide beaches are long and flat with plenty of sand bars and gently rolling waves. Nicknamed "The Grand Strand," its beach serves the perfect conditions for body surfing, the ultimate free activity where all that is required is a bathing suit.
Shore or surf fishing is free in Myrtle Beach, but it is best to get there in the early morning to avoid the crowds. You cannot cast a net or shrimp, however, without a license. Expect to catch bluefish, king mackerel, flounder and other fish which frequent the warm Atlantic waters of the Carolinas.
Seashell and Sea Glass Collecting
Walk along The Grand Strand at low tide and you will find a variety of shell and sea glass offerings. The further away you get from the high rise hotels, the better your chances of finding unbroken shells.
Article Written By Virginia Franco
Based in Charlotte, N.C., Virginia Franco has more than 15 years experience freelance writing. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the education magazine "My School Rocks" and Work.com. Franco has a master's degree in social work with an emphasis in health care from the University of Maryland and a journalism degree from the University of Richmond.