Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island
Garden City Beach
To the south of Surfside Beach is Garden City Beach.
The majority of Garden City’s vacationers stay in beach houses and condominiums.
With access to the ocean and inlet, Garden City Beach is a popular area for fishing,
crabbing, and other water sports. The community has a fishing pier, marina, amusements, restaurants, and other businesses.
Once the lair of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, Murrells Inlet is known as “the Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” earning
its title from the fresh fish, clams, oysters and crabs pulled from the surrounding waters and prepared in the numerous restaurants
nestled along the waters edge. A 1,400-foot boardwalk aptly called The Marshwalk winds through the wetlands, offering stunning vistas
and glimpses of wildlife and waterfowl.
Litchfield Beach & Pawleys Island
Litchfield Beach boasts quaint shops, delightful restaurants, quiet beaches,
and an uncommon beauty. Its neighbor to the south, Pawleys Island, prides itself
on being the oldest resort in America, once offering a summer respite for plantation
owners and their families. Many of their treasured retreats still stand today.
Visitors can enjoy breathtaking inlet views and glimpses of wildlife and waterfowl from the new Marshwalk and Veterans Pier in Murrells Inlet, known as the Seafood Capital of South Carolina. Other recreational activities include deep sea fishing charters, boat tours, individual boat rentals, scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing and Jet Skiing.