Situated between the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach and the natural beauty of Pawleys Island is the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, a quaint little fishing village and the seafood capital of South Carolina.
Unspoilt and free from high rise builds and neon signs, Murrells Inlet is a nature lovers paradise with a wealth of quality seafood restaurants, lively bars, seafood markets where you can pick up the days catch and a wide variety of fishing and boating activities.
At the centre of it all is the Murrells Inlet boardwalk. Many of the restaurants host regular live music and have late opening hours and as it is a locals haunt, it is busy all year long so you are sure of a great atmosphere whenever you visit. The boardwalk restaurants include Bovines, Yahoos Fish House, Dave’s Dockside, Drunken Jacks, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon and Wicked Tuna.
Around a mile south of the boardwalk you will find possibly the best views of the inlet and another collection of restaurants with Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant, King Street Grill, The Hot Fish Club and Russel’s Seafood.
Scattered along the inlet are a number of other dining options from Prosser’s Barbeque at the north end to Grahams Landing at the south end.
Where there’s water, there’s water related activities so whether you want to go on a sea fishing expedition, hire a kayak, canoe or small private boat or go on a pleasure boat cruise there are plenty of opportunities along the inlet. If you want to get the adrenaline pumping you can even hire a jet ski or go parasailing.
For those looking for more gentler pastimes there are eco tours exploring the salt marshes.
Murrells Inlet boasts some of the oldest history in the USA, with footprints from Native Americans, Spanish explorers and English colonists. It was also a favourite haunt for the likes of Blackbeard, who would hide in the inlet waiting to pounce on ships bound for England.
The restaurant, Drunken Jack’s, is named after a sailor who fell asleep in a drunken stupor on an island off the inlet and was left behind by Blackbeard. Not to be put off by being marooned on an island, Jack decided to work his way through 32 casks of Blackbeard’s rum stash. Who doesn’t like a good pirate story?
If you want to stay right where the action is take a look at our page in Inlet Sports Lodge, right there in the inlet.
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