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5 Hammock Coast New Year’s resolutions sure to make 2022 a great year

20 Dec

5 Hammock Coast New Year’s resolutions sure to make 2022 a great year

With the dawn of the new year at hand, Americans from coast-to-coast are preparing to make resolutions that will largely go unfulfilled. Exercise more. Eat Better. Lose weight. 

Blah, blah, blah. 

The old stand-by new year’s resolutions are easy to make, but with everyone looking for a respite from the grind of daily life, goals for the next 12 months built around having fun is a much better idea. 

With that in mind, here are five things vacationers should resolve to do on their next trip to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast ®, an oceanfront destination in historic Georgetown County that is the perfect combination of family fun, social distance and abundant activities.

Visitors to Hobcaw Barony can tour the South Carolina estate of Wall Street financier Bernard Baruch. Hobcaw is now a world-famous research facility. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Walk in the Footsteps of History

A 16,000-acre research reserve, Hobcaw Barony captures nearly all of coastal South Carolina’s rich history on one stunning property. Founded by Wall Street financier Bernard Baruch, Hobcaw is home to 37 buildings and structures that include everything from old slave settlements to the Hobcaw House complex where Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill visited. A trip to Hobcaw takes visitors on a walk-through centuries of history. 

The “Georgetown Light,” the historic lighthouse only accessible to the public by boat, is a highlight on several boat tours offered out of Georgetown. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Boats, Shells, Beauty

There are few more relaxing ways to spend an afternoon than a shelling and lighthouse tour. The opportunity to see the “Georgetown Light,” the historic lighthouse that dates back to 1811, and walk North Island’s completely undeveloped beach is the rare opportunity to enjoy the coast in all of its undisturbed grandeur.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island is one of several courses on the Hammock Coast that routinely earn national rankings. (Photo by Chris Rogers/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Play a Top 100 Golf Course

Links magazine has ranked Pawleys Island among America’s premier golf islands and it doesn’t take long to understand why. Home to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club, Heritage Club and Pawleys Plantation, all top 100 caliber courses, a round along the Hammock Coast is a must for golfers. 

Diners enjoy a lunch at Wahoo’s Fish House, one of eight-member restaurants located along Murrells Inlet’s famous MarshWalk. (Photo by Chris Rogers/ Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Dinner With An Unforgettable View

A visit to the MarshWalk, a half-mile boardwalk that features stunning views of Murrells Inlet, offers the opportunity to enjoy a great meal with scenery made for collecting Instagram likes. The MarshWalk is home to eight-member restaurants that provide everything from gourmet meals to venues that serve hamburgers to guests enjoying a cold drink and live music. From breakfast to dancing the night away, vacationers can enjoy a fun-filled day along the MarshWalk. 

The Rice Museum is one of historic Georgetown’s many museums that offer unique opportunities to learn about the Hammock Coast’s rich American history. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Visit A Museum

In addition to being home to three of South Carolina’s top 10 beach communities – Pawleys Island, Litchfield, and southern Garden City – the Hammock Coast also features some of the Palmetto State’s most popular museums, including the Gullah Museum, the Rice Museum and the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn a little more about your favorite vacation destination.

Located between Charleston to the south and Myrtle Beach to the north, the Hammock Coast features the best Palmetto State has to offer, providing vacationers stunning natural beauty and abundant eco-activities. Andrews, Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown make up the Hammock Coast and collectively they deliver an unforgettable vacation experience. Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast.

By Chris King, South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®

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