The southern area of Garden City, which is part of the Hammock Coast, offers a quiet retreat from everyday life, pristine beaches and close proximity to Murrells Inlet. It has a wide variety of oceanfront vacation rental homes, several beach accesses, a marina and two restaurants with waterfront views of Murrells Inlet.
The Hammock Coast section of Garden City offers Marlin Quay Marina and Restaurant, and the Gulf Stream Cafe, both with spectacular views of Murrells Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
Marlin Quay features a full-service marina that specializes in charter fishing and parasailing trips. The marina also has a fully stocked convenience store with provisions for a full day of fishing and boating. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner specials daily, as well as a bar with some of the best specialty drinks around.
The Gulf Stream Cafe, located next door, offers creative seafood and steaks, with live music and seasonal oyster roasts.
Nearby attractions include a fishing pier, arcades, go-cart race tracks and shopping. Boaters – and those who opt to walk the beach – can visit the secluded beach of Garden City Point, where the inlet meets the ocean.