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Garden City Beach, S.C.

Area Overview

Garden City Beach is a relaxing oasis for vacationers and locals, featuring a fishing pier and a small entertainment district

This small, laid-back beach community rests in the southeastern corner of Horry County on the border of Murrells Inlet and Georgetown County.

Consisting of only 5.4 square miles, Garden City Beach contains a small but scenic stretch of coastline. Known to locals and fishermen as “The Point,” a strip of exposed sandbars that lead to the mouth of Murrells Inlet, visitors and residents near the southern tip get a rare waterfront view on both sides, plus one of the few places on the Grand Strand where you can watch sunrise and sunset over open waters.

Stilted beach homes and multi-family complexes serve as both permanent and rental property on Waccamaw Drive, but an established neighborhood resides between Highway 17 and the causeway.

Single-family homes make up the bulk of the real-estate west of the causeway, as well as the small stretch between Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 Bypass. Commercial development along both highways is healthy, featuring restaurants, beachwear stores and other businesses in strip malls.

Naturally, fishing and surfing are popular pastimes. Garden City Beach Pier, The Point, and the tidal creeks that run under the causeway are not-so-secret fishing holes, and The Point is a gathering spot for local surfers.

Golfers are also in luck, with highly acclaimed Lowcountry courses on the Waccamaw Trail, plus more traditional layouts like the TPC of Myrtle Beach, just short drives away.

Contrary to popular belief, Garden City Beach is not an incorporated city, so all public services are provided by Horry County Police and Fire & Rescue.

What to Know

Here's the info you need to know before you go:

Where to stay

Hotels in Garden City

Here's a look at some of the best accommodations in Garden City:

Beach Realty

From weekly vacation rentals to sales, Beach Realty has options for everyone on their way to the South end of the G …

Dunes Realty
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Dunes Realty Vacation Rentals offers a variety of privately owned vacation rental homes in Garden City Beach and Su …

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Garden City Realty
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If you’re looking for a quiet beach house getaway for your Myrtle Beach vacation, then look no further than Garde …

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Portofino Cottages

Portofino Cottages of Dunes Realty is a lovely oceanfront community with 12 homes. The charming houses are suited f …

The Retreat At Garden City Beach

Offering brand new beach homes for sale, The Retreat looks to be one of Garden City’s most affordable and desirab …


Restaurants & Attractions in Garden City

Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Garden City:

Sam’s Corner

For years, Sam’s Corner has been serving up affordable meals to  locals and tourists to the Myrtle Beach are …

Gilligan’s Island Funland Golf

If you come to Gillian’s Island Funland, you won’t get stranded; you’ll just never want to leave! …

Texas Roadhouse

The Texas Roadhouse story begain in 1993 when Kent Tayloe opened the first location in Indiana. Now, years later, T …

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Tupelo Bay Golf Center

There are many great golf courses in Myrtle Beach, but few if any with the variety of golf offerings that Tupelo Ba …

Conch Cafe

This seasonal oceanfront café in Garden City specializes in steaks, seafood, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. …

Garden City Pavilion Arcade

Garden City, a short drive south from Myrtle Beach, has been a popular family vacation destination on the Grand Str …


Visiting Garden City

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Garden City Pier

The Garden City Pier has reopened after months of repairs from damage from Hurricane Matthew!