Known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” Murrells Inlet is located just north of the Pawleys Island and Litchfield communities on U.S. Highway 17. It is a historic fishing village with a variety of restaurants and a laid-back atmosphere. Stroll along the MarshWalk and Veterans Pier in the heart of Murrells Inlet on Highway 17 Business and take in the spectacular waterfront views while visiting some of the area’s finest restaurants along the way.
The MarshWalk, located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet, is a half-mile, wooden boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary. The MarshWalk proudly boasts the most spectacular waterfront dining along the Grand Strand, surrounded by nature’s most beautiful scenery. Restaurants on the MarshWalk, many of which offer live music nightly, include Bovine’s, The Claw House, Creek Ratz, Dead Dog Saloon, Drunken Jack’s, Wahoo’s Fish House, and Wicked Tuna.
From fine-dining restaurants with white table cloths to burger joints where you can discard peanut shells on the floor, Murrells Inlet has a wonderful selection of restaurants for any taste. Of course, the area is famous for fresh seafood that is caught daily, including crabs, oysters, clams, and seasonal fish. Enjoy all of your favorite seafood dishes, as well as any other type of cuisine in Murrells Inlet.
Murrells Inlet offers a wide variety of water sport activities including fishing excursions, boat cruises, parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, banana boat rides, and more. Also in the Murrells Inlet area is the world-famous Brookgreen Gardens, a 9,100-acre sculpture garden and zoo that has welcomed visitors since 1932, and Huntington Beach State Park, a coastal preserve that features a pristine, rarely crowded beach; Atalaya Castle, pictured here; and some of the best birding in all of South Carolina. More than 300 species of birds have been logged at the park.
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