5 reasons you will love a fall trip to the Hammock Coast

22 Aug

5 reasons you will love a fall trip to the Hammock Coast

5 reasons you will love a fall trip to the Hammock Coast

Summer is rapidly drawing to a close and for many savvy travelers, who like to visit South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, that’s good news. Sure, the kids are back in school and that makes family trips more challenging, but for couples (or large groups), fall is an ideal time to visit our little slice of heaven.

If you are on the fence about a trip this fall, here are 5 reasons the Hammock Coast is at its best when the leaves begin to change.

– The weather is beautiful. The summer humidity recedes, leaving you to enjoy average high temperatures of 77 in October, 70 in November and 63 in December. There is still plenty of daylight and water temperatures are in the 70s through the end of October. What’s not to love?

True Blue Golf Club is one of the Hammock Coast’s award-winning golf courses. (Photo by Clayton Stairs/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

The casual charm the area is renowned for is at its zenith during the fall months. Just imagine yourself enjoying the beauty of Huntington Beach State Park or kayaking through Murrells Inlet, free from the chaos of modern life. The Hammock Coast provides the kind of peace everyone enjoys, and that is doubly the case after the crowds thin.

– Did someone say golf? Pawleys Island is one of America’s premier destinations, allowing golfers to play courses such as Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, Pawleys Plantation, True Blue Golf Club, Heritage Club and many more. Fall is peak season for golf as courses are in prime condition. Whether you have a group of 2 or 28, a trip to the Hammock Coast guarantees a good time on and off the course.

– If you are a foodie, the area is, without question, the Palmetto State’s most underrated destination. Murrells Inlet, home to the famed MarshWalk, is the Seafood Capital of South Carolina. Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach eateries like Bistro 217, Local Eat Drink Celebrate, Quigleys, and Hanser House, among others, are as good as any in the state. As an added bonus, the Murrells Inlet Oyster Roast awaits in the fall.

Kayaking in Murrells Inlet is a favorite pastime for adventurous visitors. (Photo courtesy of Black River Outdoors)

-Don’t miss these two popular fall events, sponsored by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina’s Hammock Coast: the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, held this year on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, and the Tour de Plantersville, held this year on Saturday, Oct. 28. The 34th annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show will feature more than 100 wooden boats on display, a Wooden Boat Building Challenge, a Corrugated Boat Regatta, lots of vendors, and children’s activities. The fifth annual Tour de Plantersville will feature three bike rides, a 12-, 25-, and 62-mile ride, as well as a cultural festival afterward with live Reggae music, arts and crafts vendors, and children’s activities.

– Don’t just take our word for how great a trip to the Hammock Coast is. Pawleys Island and Huntington Beach State Park are two of the “Top 25 Fall Beach Destinations,” according to Southern Living, and they are the two highest ranked beaches in South Carolina. Who are we to argue with Southern Living?

It’s time to start planning an autumn trip to Georgetown County, S.C.

By Chris King / Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show takes place on Front Street in Georgetown, this year on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22. (Photo by Clayton Stairs/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

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