So you have beach fever, but maybe your bank account doesn’t feel the same way. If you are trying to throw together a last minute vacation, or maybe sneak in a weekend trip, budget is a big factor. We’ve searched far and wide to find beaches that not only are easy on the wallet, but easy on the eyes as well. Following is our list of the best budget friendly beaches in the South, along with great things to do while there so you can get beachin’ on a budget – today!

 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Sprawl out on 60 miles of white sand in this South Carolina beach town. Myrtle Beach has everything you can think of beautiful beaches, lots of family friendly activites, and unique restaurants around every corner. Named the “seafood captial of South Carolina” it’s not hard to find a restaurant serving up the latest catch. Skip the pricey buffets and try out smaller more affordable seafood joints such as Mr. Fish, which has an adjacent seafood market.

Beachin’ on a Budget Activities

1. Broadway at the Beach –  This 350 acre outdoor entertainment and shopping complex can keep you busy for hours! In the summertime free regional concerts and fireworks can be seen at the complex as well.

2. Myrtle Beach State Park – Go fishing, horseback riding, or seashelling  at this beautiful state park. It’s pet friendly and kept in pristine condition. The maximum charge for daily admission is $5.

3. Hot Summer Nights Concert Series – During the summer Myrtle Beach knows how to turn up the heat. They are offering free outdoor concerts from 8pm to 12am in downtown Myrtle Beach. Come by on Wednesdays (through August) to see a free fireworks show on the beach!

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