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Murrells Inlet, SC
Travel Guide

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.

Top Hotels in Murrells Inlet

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
The price is $87 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fresenius Medical Care at Waccamaw Hospital and The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. TPC of Myrtle Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (384 reviews)

"It was clean and neat. I would return again sometime."…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet/Myrtle Beach Area, SC
The Inlet Sports Lodge
The Inlet Sports Lodge
3.5 out of 5
4600 Business Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC
The price is $112 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huntington Beach State Park and The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Fresenius Medical Care ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (327 reviews)
Halloween stay

"Great hotel! Very unique and staff was very friendly. Will definitely stay there again!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

The Inlet Sports Lodge
Garden City Inn
Garden City Inn
2 out of 5
1120 N Waccamaw Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC
The price is $55 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in Murrells Inlet, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Pier at Garden City, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Huntington Beach ...

3.6/5Good! (223 reviews)

"Liked location. Did Not Like - No waste basket in bathroom"…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

Garden City Inn
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.

Vacation Rentals in Murrells Inlet

0206 Waters Edge Resort 1 Bedroom Condo
0206 Waters Edge Resort 1 Bedroom Condo
3.5 out of 5
Waters Edge Resort, Unit 206, 1012 Waccamaw Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC

Situated in Murrells Inlet, this golf condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Garden City Beach and Pier at Garden City. Surfside Beach and Tupelo Bay Golf ...

0206 Waters Edge Resort 1 Bedroom Condo
Seawatch Inn at the Landing 212 - Walk to Beach in Garden City Beach
Seawatch Inn at the Landing 212 - Walk to Beach in Garden City Beach
Murrells Inlet, SC

Situated on the waterfront, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of Pier at Garden City and Garden City Beach. Surfside Beach and TPC of Myrtle Beach ...

Seawatch Inn at the Landing 212 - Walk to Beach in Garden City Beach
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

This family-friendly Murrells Inlet aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fresenius Medical Care at Waccamaw Hospital and The Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk. Huntington ...

4.2/5Excellent! (500 reviews)

"Close to the major stores and beach.. The only thing is that the ice machine did not work in the room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2021

Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East a Ramada by Wyndham
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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Reviews of Murrells Inlet

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 23, 2020

We love this town. Away from the hustle and bustle of the beach. Dead Dogs Saloon is our favorite restaurant.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 28, 2020

Enjoyed the State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, and Marsh Walk restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

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Dec 10, 2019

Checking out to buy a house in the area

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 3, 2019

We have been to the North Myrtle Beach area many times prior to this trip and saw many attractions but this time was mostly business. First time in Murrell's inlet and will definitely go back

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 25, 2019

Have been here many times love it and enjoy garden city beach

5/5 - Excellent

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Aug 19, 2019

Love the area Go 2 times at least per year but will never stay at RG again the condo gave bad impression

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