Top Reasons To Visit Murrells Inlet
Nearly 20 years ago, a simple creek-side boardwalk in the little fishing and seafood village of Murrells Inlet was established just 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach. It has since grown today to be the single most visited destination along the entire 60-mile stretch of the Grand Strand for food and live entertainment. There’s plenty of attractions in the area to keep you entertained for a dinner stop, day trip or as your next vacation destination!
Here on our East Coast BrewBoat, pedaling our boat with a brew in your hand is one of the most fun things to do in Murrells Inlet! Our cruises only last one hour, so while you’re here, there’s several other attractions you should add to your itinerary while you’re in Murrells Inlet.
Here are some of the top reasons why Murrells Inlet should be on every vacationer’s and local’s radar:
MarshWalk – The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is the center of activity in Murrells Inlet. It’s a wooden walkway over the marsh that stretches down the coast of the inlet connecting restaurants, cafes and open-air bars. This hot spot is fun at all hours but is known for spectacular views at sunset with live music that cranks up as the sun goes down.
Murrells Inlet Restaurants – Murrells Inlet is the self-proclaimed seafood capital of South Carolina, in fact most of the seafood served on the rest of the Grand Strand comes from boats docked in Murrells Inlet, so you know it’s fresh here! With a variety of eateries, you’re guaranteed to find something for every taste!
Murrells Inlet Golf Courses – Down here in the golf capital of the world, Murrells Inlet houses some of the Grand Strand’s top courses. Wachesaw Plantation, TPC, Blackmoor & Tupelo Bay hold some of the highest ratings amongst courses all across the Grand Strand. With great courses and even better golf-package deals, golfing the Murrells Inlet courses are an easy hole-in-one decision!
Miniature Golf – Not everyone has the patience, skills or money to last 18 holes of real golf, so luckily the beach is also known for having the best mini golf courses. Inlet Adventure is the Grand Strand’s largest miniature golf course that proves to be challenging and fun for participants of every age and experience level and is conveniently located right here in Murrells Inlet. Get ready to par-tee!
Brookgreen Gardens – Brookgreen Gardens preserves some of South Carolina’s loveliest scenery from twisting live oaks and wildflowers to beautiful sculptures and art exhibits. They feature acres of sculpture gardens, fountains, walking paths and beautiful scenery. There’s also a small zoo and creek cruises that diversify this destination helping to earn it’s TripAdvisor ranking of the #1 thing to do in Murrells Inlet.
Huntington Beach State Park – This publicly preserved oceanfront paradise sits just across Highway 17. It houses 2500 acres and has miles of beach access with trails for hiking, biking and bird watching. There’s a Nature Center with plenty of activities and even a freshwater lake with an abundance of wildlife like alligators, sea turtles and rich birdlife to observe.