For different type of beach vacation take a peek at the coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. For years, South Carolina’s Hammock Coast has quietly given beach lovers, golfers, families, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs, a vacation destination infused with Southern charm and natural beauty.
Made up of the communities of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Litchfield Beach and Georgetown, each area has its own distinct personality, which combined form the unique attraction of this area. You won’t have trouble claiming your spot on our beaches. Garden City, Litchfield and Pawleys Island all have spacious beaches and pristine salt marshes for soaking up the sun, exploring, or catching some fish and blue crabs for dinner.
Award winning golf, with more than 13 courses within a 15 minute drive, dot our area. Many built on former rice plantations, give a graciously Southern golf experience.
Pawleys Island, the oldest Seaside Resort in America continues to be a great place to enjoy a relaxed, laid back vacation. The island has no commercial development; however, just over the short causeway, there are first class restaurants and boutique shopping for when (if!) you want a break from relaxing on the beach.
Known as the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, Murrells Inlet is a sleepy little fishing village on a protected inlet, and boasts some of the best seafood in the entire South! The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is a boardwalk on the banks of the Inlet, and allows visitors to truly experience the saltmarsh ecosystem along with restaurants, shops, parasailing, jet skiing and fishing excursions.
Between Murrells Inlet and the Litchfield Beaches you will discover Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park. Huntington Beach State Park, recognized as one of the top birding spots in North America, also offers camping and access to a pristine undeveloped beach. Brookgreen Gardens houses the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in a beautiful outdoor setting and the only accredited zoo on the coast of SC.
For the history buff, Georgetown is South Carolina’s third oldest city, founded in 1729. It is also the probable site of the first European settlement in North America in 1526. It also boasts a charming downtown historic district with restaurants and boutique shopping along the Harborwalk. Local tour companies provide a glimpse into the history of the area by land and by river.
With beaches, rivers and tidal marshes in such close proximity, the Hammock Coast is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast.
Come visit the Hammock Coast for a different type of vacation. Rediscover life with no schedules, rediscover your family, rediscover nature and rediscover yourself. But . . . shhhh, don’t tell anyone else.