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.
Where to stay
Hotels in Murrells Inlet
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From the blog
Murrells Inlet Articles
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Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
February 23, 2021
Seafood is THE staple food item in Myrtle Beach. Visitors from far and wide trek to Myrtle Beach just to behold the endless amounts of seafood restaurants …
Best Waterfront Restaurants in Myrtle Beach
February 4, 2021
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Myrtle Beach Attractions Spotlight: Huntington Beach State Park & Atalaya Castle
Huntington Beach State Park is a beautiful part of the culture and history of the arts in South Carolina. The park contains campgrounds, picnic areas, hiki …
Myrtle Beach Homes for Sale: New on the Market This Week
June 15, 2020
Thinking about a move to Myrtle Beach? The Myrtle Beach real estate market is booming, and there are many homes for sale in and near Myrtle Beach. Our team …
Myrtle Beach-area restaurants reopen for outdoor dining, carryout and delivery
May 10, 2020
Sea Captain’s House reopened for outdoor dining on Monday, May 4. The Myrtle Beach area is reopening along with the rest of the state of South Caroli …
Guide to Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens
November 13, 2019
Nights of a Thousand Candles is perhaps the most anticipated annual event of the holiday season. This event, which takes place each December at Brookgreen …
Coffee Shops in Myrtle Beach
September 26, 2019
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5 Great Day Trips from Myrtle Beach
September 9, 2019
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Myrtle Beach Weekly Events Rundown: July 29 – August 4
July 29, 2019
This week features a bit of everything for everyone. Catch live entertainment down by the beach and at the Alabama Theatre! There’s also still plen …
Points of Interest
Restaurants & Attractions in Murrells Inlet
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Visiting Murrells Inlet
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Atalaya Castle at Huntington State Beach
Take a tour of Atalaya Castle and get a glimpse into the life of Archer M. Huntington, a railroad tycoon, and his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington, a sculptress, during the mid 20th century.See Video Page
Murrells Inlet Neighborhoods
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