Enjoy a day away from the crowds of Myrtle Beach and head south for day of relaxing fun in Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Enjoy the laid back pace and take in the quaint shops and local restaurants. A trip to the south end is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach while still enjoying all of the seaside perks.
Murrells Inlet’s Marsh Walk
Enjoy the famous Inlet views while enjoying some of the area’s best seafood. The Marsh Walk is connected by a boardwalk right along the water making it easy to go from one place to another without ever getting back into your car. Most of the restaurants offer outdoor seating so you can take in the spectacular views and seaside breeze. The Marsh Walk is a great place to get drinks at night and enjoy live music. Popular spots include: Wicked Tuna, Wahoo’s Fish House, and Captain Dave’s Dockside Restaurant, but these are just a few of what the Marsh Walk has to offer.
While you’re enjoying the Marsh Walk head to Crazy Sister Marina where you can rent a boat or Jet Ski and have some fun in the water. Visitors can also paddle around in a kayak or paddleboat – a great way to enjoy a little friendly competition with the family. For something different, try your hand at catching dinner aboard the Inlet Princess where they offer inshore and offshore fishing. You can also go on a pirate ship cruise or a dolphin tour and see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
Enjoy 15 square miles of the beautifully landscaped gardens that any nature enthusiast would love. Located south of Murrells Inlet, these gardens are decorated with handcrafted sculptures. While you’re there, visit the Lowcounty Zoo and see local animals in their habitats or step inside the Butterfly Gardens and see these amazing insets land right on you as you walk through.
Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island
Visit the Hammock Shops in Pawleys Island for a great local shopping experience. The Hammock Shops have been in business for over 75 years and welcome local artisans with their handcrafted clothes, accessories, and gourmet food items. The venue is famous for handcrafted hammocks as well. Shop in this unique setting and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Heading south is the perfect way to spend the day away from the crowds and fast pace of Myrtle Beach. Make the most out of your relaxing vacation in Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island.