Murrells Inlet, SC

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Murrells Inlet showing a small town or village, wetlands and a sunset

Take a boat ride through historic rice fields, walk along a salt marsh boulevard and go for dinner in the Seafood Capital of South Carolina.

Murrells Inlet is a lively beachfront area with scenic trails and excellent surfing conditions. The town is renowned across the state for its acclaimed seafood and picturesque golf courses. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and excellent food in this resort town and retirement community.

Among the highlights of the town is the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, which runs along the coastline for 0.5 mile (1 kilometer). Dine at one of the many seafood restaurants that flank the coastal boulevard. Sit on a wooden pavilion between the palm trees and capture photos of the grassy mounds that rise from the salt marsh.

Walk southwest for 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to reach the Murrells Inlet Historic District. It comprises 37 structures dating back to the 19th century. Consider the transition from rice plantation estates to the vacation resorts of today. Admire the quaint designs of the buildings, with their wooden façades and screened porches.

Sunbathe on the beach that stretches across 3 miles (5 kilometers) of pristine terrain. Cool down with a swim in the Atlantic Ocean during hot and sunny summers. At the northern end of the beach is the Pier at Garden City. Bring your family to this fun pier and appreciate the views of the water and Garden City Beach. Relax here and watch the dramatic sunset on the horizon.

On the southern side of the town is the vast Brookgreen Gardens, with its zoo, floral displays and sculptures. Take a boat ride on the creeks that meander through the historic rice fields. Embark on the Oaks Plantation History and Nature Tour and try the Northern Trek.

The town is 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest along the Grand Strand coastline from Myrtle Bay. Drive here from Charleston in less than 2 hours. Visit neighboring areas, such as Pawleys Island, the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge and Garden City.

Enjoy a vacation in Murrells Inlet, a tranquil beach haven with pretty gardens and a celebrated seafood tradition.

Where to stay in Murrells Inlet

Garden City Inn
Garden City Inn
2 out of 5
1120 N Waccamaw Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
The price is $131 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this beach hotel in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (335 reviews)
"Great value"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Garden City Inn
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
3 out of 5
1303 A Tadlock Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
Fully refundable
The price is $157 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
3.5/5 Good! (343 reviews)
"Had a great time on boardwalk! Very unique and fun place🤗"

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Murrells Inlet, SC
Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
2.5 out of 5
512 Courtfield Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
The price is $155 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (474 reviews)
"Great access, good parking, comfy bed."

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2022

Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East a Ramada by Wyndham
Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East a Ramada by Wyndham
3 out of 5
911 Riverwood Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576-6826
Stay at this 3-star golf aparthotel in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (573 reviews)
"We had a great stay, the staff was very nice and the property was clean and secure. Close to plenty of restaurants and shopping. Check in and check out was very easy and friendly."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East a Ramada by Wyndham
Sandy Shores III by Capital Vacations
Sandy Shores III by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
1425 N Waccamaw Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC, 29576
Stay at this 3-star condo in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"Loved the property. Clean and well maintained. Office is located too far away from the actual rental property"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Sandy Shores III by Capital Vacations
Sea Oaks Oceanfront 2bed/2bath
Sea Oaks Oceanfront 2bed/2bath
Murrells Inlet, SC
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy an outdoor pool, a beach locale, and a water park. Our guests praise the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Perfect!
"Our stay was wonderful. The condo was in a perfect location...right on the beach. Can't beat that! It was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our family of 4. We especially liked the screened in balcony. The pool was nice too! Communication w/ the owner was great. We would absolutely ..."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Sea Oaks Oceanfront 2bed/2bath
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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