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Plan Your Next Trip to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

Welcome to the official tourism website for South Carolina’s Hammock Coast in Georgetown County, South Carolina. For generations, families have been vacationing along the Hammock Coast. Besides beautiful beaches and amazing weather, our area offers an unlimited amount of entertainment for the entire family. From weeklong stays to weekend getaways or even amazing midweek specials, our area accommodations partners have something for every itinerary.

Whatever your pleasure, be it golf, water sports, nature, antiques, fashion, dining, art galleries, festivals or just trying to get away from your everyday routine, the Hammock Coast has it all.

Below are some suggested itineraries. Other attractions and activities can be substituted based on your preferences and the current season to create a unique experience for your visit.

Enjoy the Hammock Coast’s Award-Winning Beaches

TripAdvisor and Southern Living, among others, have named beaches along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast some of the best in the world. That’s right, in the world! Our beach communities include Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet and the southern portion of Garden City. All of our beaches offer wide stretches of sand and beautiful landscapes where it’s impossible not to relax. Whether your idea of beach fun is sunning, playing games, fishing, walking, gathering shells, surfing, or body surfing the waves, the Hammock Coast beaches are the place for you. They offer clean water, clean sand and plenty of room to spread out. With most of our accommodations being beach homes, even during the busiest summer week, you won’t feel crowded on the Hammock Coast.

Explore Nature

Thousands of acres of wetlands and high ground are protected in and around the Hammock Coast.  With a keen sense of the importance of continually nurturing nature and protecting the wildlife that abounds, the foresight of Georgetown’s founding fathers laid the foundation that ensured those lands would remain unspoiled for all to enjoy.

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Experience History

If history is at the heart of your Hammock Coast vacation, you won’t want to miss these trips back in time.  With a 300-year history, The Hammock Coast proudly wears her antebellum history in the graceful character and live oak lined streets of Georgetown, South Carolina’s third oldest city. Tour historic homes and attractions, grand old churches and museums. Also visit Pawleys Island, the oldest summer resort on the East Coast, and Murrells Inlet, the quaint fishing village and inlet where pirates used to shelter!

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Three Days in Historic Georgetown

A quick stroll through the third-oldest city in South Carolina, (after Charleston and Beaufort) and you’ll get a history lesson like no other. Visit the historic churches, museums, shops and restaurants, all in a walkable area. For more ideas, the friendly staff at the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, located at 531 Front St., will be happy to help you plan your day.

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Catch Your Own Dinner

The five rivers, hidden creeks and secluded waterways on the Hammock Coast offer you plenty of opportunities to find a spot to reel in your own catch of the day. Whether you launch your boat at Morse Park Landing in Murrells Inlet or along the Black River, you are guaranteed a Hammock Coast adventure.

If you don’t want to bother with boating, simply bring your rod and reel (and your chicken necks if you’re crabbing) and utilize one of the many fishing spots. Too busy on the beach all day? Don’t worry, you can still grab the freshest seafood at the many restaurants on the Hammock Coast.

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Just For Kids

The Hammock Coast offers a ton of great ways for kids to have fun! From the sand and surf at Litchfield Beach, to the Pawleys Island creeks and the Zoo at Brookgreen Gardens, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities for little ones of all ages.

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