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In earlier centuries, Little River, Horry County’s oldest settlement, attracted all sorts of adventurers—even pirates and bootleggers. Legend tells of Edward Teach, aka “Blackbeard,” as well as Anne Bonny and William “Captain” Kidd coming ashore here.
Little River has since evolved into a recreational wonderland. As a popular destination for those seeking water-based excitement, the small fishing village is a great spot from which to secure a deep-sea fishing charter or to rent boats or Jet Skis.
Not surprisingly, two events held in the town pay tribute to the bounty of fresh seafood hauled into its historic riverfront. Although live music, arts and crafts are presented at the Blue Crab Festival in May, the delicious crustacean is the star at the food booths. You'll enjoy similar festivities at October's Little River ShrimpFest , an opportunity to savor shrimp and other local seafood.

Little River is home to some great souvenir stores. Pirate Treasure House (4472 Mineola Ave.) stocks fun nautical items, art by Richard Deegan and other great gift items. Little River Mini Mall (11470 US 17) offers fresh-cut soap, clothing, vintage furniture and collectibles, and trendy decor. Its assortment of vendor booths guarantees a fun shopping excursion.
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-North Myrtle Beach
722 Hwy 17 N. Little River, SC 29566
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