DescriptionA quaint fishing village often referred to as the “seafood capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet is just the right amount of “laid-back.” According to legend, the marshland community was named for Capt. Murrell, a pirate who used the inlet as a base for his forays along the Atlantic coast. Today the area is known for its seafood treasures, including oysters, crabs, clams and shrimp.
Although you may choose to fritter away the hours by strolling the area’s beaches or watching the fishing boats haul in their catch, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Murrells Inlet, which boasts some of the best dining and nightlife on the Strand. The adventurous can hop on a Jet Ski or zip around on a power boat, while those in relaxation mode may opt to find a spot on the scenic Marsh Walk. The .5-mile-long boardwalk is the perfect place from which to admire a stunning Carolina sunset.
Boat owners show their patriotism by decorating their vessels for the Murrells Inlet 4th of July Boat Parade and Fireworks Display . Spectators view these decked-out crafts as they promenade along the salt marshes past such points as the Marsh Walk and Crazy Sister Marina. This themed procession starts in the morning, and fireworks light up the sky after dark.
ShoppingInlet Square Mall , at the junction of US 17 bypass and US 17 Bus. Rte., includes Belk and Stein Mart. At the Lazy Gator , a gift shop on US 17, you can pick up souvenirs running the gamut from sea shells and homemade fudge to nautical items, apparel and home decor.
Things to SeeBrookgreen Gardens