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Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Area Overview

Enjoy the charm of the Marshwalk & more in Murrells Inlet

Although officially an unincorporated section of Georgetown County, Murrells Inlet’s rich history pre-dates much of the Grand Strand coast because of its accessibility by boat.

The Winyah and Waccamaw Indians lived and thrived around the bountiful fishing waters and pirates of the 1600s and 1700s, including Blackbeard himself, used the tidal creeks that feed into the small port as an ambush/hideout.

With European settlement came rice and indigo plantations, along with a thriving fishing industry and a small but vibrant community.

Today, the ocean still drives the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” and its economy, although more from commercial and sportfishing, seafood restaurants and waterfront real estate than buried treasure.

A healthy inland development along Highway 17 Bypass buttresses the waterfront dining district along Highway 17 Business.

The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, a wooden walkway that accesses a dozen seafood restaurants and bars, is the centerpiece of the modern Murrells Inlet.

Single-family homes and multi-family units have extended inland across Highway 17 Bypass, where golf courses, marinas and shopping centers have replaced former rice plantations.

Murrells Inlet maintains its Southern charm and natural beauty at the scenic Brookgreen Gardens, the oldest and largest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast, and Huntington Beach State Park. Both are situated on the former Alston family plantation, which was later bought and donated for preservation.

 

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What to Know

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Where to stay

Hotels in Murrells Inlet

Here's a look at some of the best accommodations in Murrells Inlet:

The Horizon at 77th
from 22
reviews

The Horizon is a fitting name for this modern condo complex. Out of sight of the hectic sections of Myrtle Beach bu …

Rates starting at just $104

Great vacation — Kazuko Williams

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Restaurants & Attractions in Murrells Inlet

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

Jet Boat Ride

The Jet Boat Ride in Murrells Inlet is a great way to add some excitement to your next Myrtle Beach vacation, as it …

$5 off before 11 a.m.

Express Watersports

Looking for something adventurous to do while in Myrtle Beach? Express Watersports has you covered. For over 18 yea …

Texas Roadhouse

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

10% OFF Entire Check at Texas Roadhouse Grill

Graham’s Landing

Located in Murrells Inlet, Graham’s Landing can be found tucked away on the southernmost tip of the Inlet. Owned …

Flo’s Place

For decades, Flo’s Place has been bringing New Orleans flavor to the Grand Strand. Located in Pawleys Island, thi …

Creek Ratz

No, this MarshWalk eatery isn’t glorifying the small rodents that scurry through kitchens and alleys – “creek …

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Visiting Murrells Inlet

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Ribbit the Exhibit

Brookgreen Gardens is home to Ribbit the Exhibit from now until July 9, 2017!