Murrells Inlet Travel Guide

  • Ruins
    Ruins "that we had come to see" with my...
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    Entrance to Oaks Plantation
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    Mother wrote "Caretaker's house at...
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Murrells Inlet Things to Do

  • Brookgreen Gardens

    This is a fantastic sculpture garden. The folks at the marina said they if they didn't live in the area, this would be the thing they would come and see. It cost us $7.50 each way for the shuttle to the garden. There is a 10 minute film "Gray Oaks of Mystery" which describes the place. Brookgreen Gardens is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -...

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  • Oaks Plantation in 1959

    In 1959, my parents went to Brookgreen Gardens and apparently went to Oaks Plantation which is accessible now only on the Brookgreen vehicles. My mother wrote about the first photo: "Entrance to historic home - sort of park-like place - we arrived at dusk shortly before closing time". They saw the caretaker's house near the entrance (photo), some...

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  • Brookgreen Gardens

    This is a fantastic sculpture garden. The folks at the marina said they if they didn't live in the area, this would be the thing they would come and see. It cost us $7.50 each way for the shuttle to the garden. There is a 10 minute film "Gray Oaks of Mystery" which describes the place.Brookgreen Gardens is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -...

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  • Brookgreen Gardens

    I am very sorry to say that we did not visit this place which I have since discovered was a must see. A couple of locals told us the garden wouldn’t be very pretty in January so we skipped it. No matter what the season of the year, if we go again we will definitely visit Brookgreen Gardens, which the AAA a respected travel association in the USA...

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  • Atalaya

    Atalaya is located in Huntington Beach State Park. This park was named for the noted American sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington and her philanthropist husband, Archer Milton Huntington. The Huntingtons purchased the land in the area in 1930. They built their home, which they named Atalaya, and made this their winter home. This home has 55 rooms,...

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  • Huntington Beach State Park

    Huntington Beach State Park is a beautiful South Carolina Coastal Park that has varied habits. Here you will find three miles of pristine beach along the Atlantic Ocean that is untouched and undeveloped. The main features of this beach are its beautiful white sand, dunes, and sea oats. In January there where many times that we were the only people...

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Murrells Inlet Restaurants

  • Marine Store Snack Bar

    The marina has a Marine Store which has Marine supplies, ice, groceries, tackle, oils and filters. Restrooms, showers and laundry. Snack Bar. I always try to get a bbq sandwich there before they close - only open in the morning until mid afternoon.When we were there in the spring of 2002, two sandwiches for lunch were $6.83.

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  • Brookgreen Gardens

    I wanted to have a snack at this restaurant, but it closed at 4 and so we didn't get over there to the restaurant. From the website: Located in the center of the gardens, this original old kitchen building is a great place to stop in for refreshments. Enjoy decadent pastries, other fresh baked goods, espresso, cappuccino, coffe and tea served...

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  • The best restaurant on the beach!

    The BEST seafood I have ever had! This place has been here for close to 60 years, and for good reason! Everything about Lee's is top rate- fresh seafood, the staff is very friendly and efficient and the hushpuppies with honey butter they give you before meals are to die for! My family has been coming here for years, and we never eat anywhere else...

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Murrells Inlet Nightlife

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    by KimberlyAnn Written Jun 9, 2004

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    The Blue Marlin is a nightspot where you can dance and get a drink. We went here one time with a group of other campers who frequented this establishment often. The night we went there was a live band, and we watched quite a few locals dancing the Carolina shag. This dance is a rock and roll eight-step that came into style in the 1950’s. It is often described as the jitterbug meets rhythm and blues. Having begun on the beaches where kicking sand in your partners face was a distinct possibility, very little motion is made with the upper body, and the footwork is smooth and close to the floor. One southerner told me that the shag was designed to be danced with a beer in one hand and the lady in the other. This business is also a grill, but we did not eat there, so I do not know what the quality of the food is like.

    Dress Code: Casual, and ladies dancing the shag never wear high heels.

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Murrells Inlet Shopping

  • Fish Market

    The Seven Seas Fish Market is a great place to buy fresh seafood that you can take back to your campground or kitchenette to cook yourself. We purchased wonderful fresh mussels, shrimp, crab, clams, and oysters, which we would bring back to our camper where my husband would steam them. They were excellent! Ask about their fresh catches for the...

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  • Sculpture

    This shop was in the gardens. Some of the items for sale are expensive but quite different from things that you will find elsewhere -- beautiful gifts for the home and garden, as well as original artworks and one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry and other items. They also have regular souvenier type stuff too of course.Daily hours are the same as the...

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Murrells Inlet Warnings and Dangers

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    Sea Oats

    by KimberlyAnn Written Jun 9, 2004

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    Sea oats are an important plant, which helps to preserve the sand dunes along the coast of South Carolina. Its roots help to anchor the sand and prevent it from being blown away by the wind or washed away by the waves of the ocean. For this reason it is against the law to cut or uproot the sea oats or any other beach vegetation. It is also against the law in South Caroline to feed alligators.

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Murrells Inlet Off The Beaten Path

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    by jsciallo Written Sep 24, 2008

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    A hidden jewel. The Waccamaw River has a dock and a marina that is associated with a Country Club back there. It is SO far removed from the faster pace of Murrell's Inlet with it's bevy of bars and restaurants. Although I have to squeeze in here, that the Lazy Gator gift shop on Murrell's Inlet is super cool and so big and different from the "junk shops" around the area. Great fudge, great smoothies, and very attractive, tasteful novelties, jewelry and gifts. Anyway, I'm off track. BOONDOCKS is a restaurant/bar right on the edge of the dock at Waccamaw. The place is comfy, yet, no flea-trap! A lovely walled patio with a beautiful large old tree right up through the center of it, and the whole place is surrounded by the marina on the west, and the river on the east. At sunset, it's so peaceful and calm, and the river is like glass. It's a very wide, expansive view, which is visible from every seat in Boondocks. Allie, our waitress is such a sweet, knowledgable, fast and accurate hostess. She originates from Pawley's Island, and her father has been in the restaurant business down there for ages. No connection to Boondocks, but food must be in her family bloodline! We had excellent blackened grouper, salads, garlic mashed potatoes, and the desert was of course, divine! Some huge brick of chocolate, chocolate cake with to die for shavings and chocolate frosting. Dinner and wine and desert and a good fat tip for Allie came to less than $65.00. It was worth every cent. Now I want to take a river tour next time we're in town. We found this place on the last night of our stay.....darn. I want to go back and take the tour! Allie tells me the place is shoulder to shoulder during high season, as folks know a good bar with good local bands, and great food and booze. We were there during Hurricane Ike and the place was practically deserted.

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Murrells Inlet Sports & Outdoors

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    by grandmaR Updated Feb 14, 2004

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    This is one of our favorite marinas - even when we stay at Georgetown, we make a short day to come here. They give you popcorn and a little bottle of wine in a plastic tub as a welcome gift. On our last trip, we took a shuttle to Brookgreen Gardens in the afternoon. There is also a nice little marine store and a grill for breakfast and lunch where they do good bbq. You can get a courtesy car to Russell's Restaurant except for Sunday, and we've always been there on Sunday. And you can have pizza delivered.

    Equipment: The cost is $1 a foot including electricity and cable. You can go up into the office to email. There are nice showers and bathrooms. Very accommodating folks. People that came in too late to get a place on the floating docks in the front are put on the fixed fuel dock. Even though we came in when it was pouring rain, the guys come out to help you tie up.

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    • Arts and Culture

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