South Carolina’s Hammock Coast Gears Up for Summer Beach Season
Five Communities Along Georgetown County’s Coast Are Primed to Host Families From Across the Nation
Georgetown County’s stunning Hammock Coast has a full slate of events, eco-tourism activities, and some of America’s best beaches awaiting vacationers as the summer beach season approaches.
Located between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, the Hammock Coast provides the beautiful coastline, rich history and outstanding cuisine its sister destinations are known for in a far more relaxed environment.
Five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprise the pristine coastal area, allowing visitors to experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.
Highlights of the summer schedule along the Hammock Coast include the area’s always festive July 4 celebration, which features the Murrells Inlet Boat Parade, a traditional land-based parade in Pawleys Island, and in historic Georgetown, a patriotic riverfront concert on the Kaminski House lawn and fireworks over the harbor.
For vacationers that want to enjoy nature’s gifts, the Hammock Coast is an ideal destination. From deep sea fishing and kayaking along the Black River to crabbing on a dock and stand-up paddle boarding, outdoor activities are abundant.
Hobcaw Barony is a 17,500-acre natural preserve and wildlife refuge that includes a 13,500-square foot mansion that has hosted Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. The property also includes the grounds and stables of Bellefield Plantation, a ride through the only existing slave street left on the Waccamaw Neck, and a stroll along a salt marsh boardwalk.
Brookgreen Gardens was named one of the Top 10 Public Gardens in the U.S. by Trip Advisor and it complements stunning natural beauty with one of the nation’s most extensive outdoor sculpture gardens. Built on land that was once home to four colonial rice plantations, Brookgreen features more than 550 pieces of America’s finest 19th and 20th century sculptures set amidst 2,000 species of plants.
The area’s beaches are superb, highlighted by the wide, sandy coastline in Pawleys Island, which was named one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S. and Caribbean by Coastal Living.
For more information on the Hammock Coast, go to www.HammockCoastSC.com.
About the Hammock Coast
Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the beach along the Hammock Coast. With five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, you can experience South Carolina’s the Hammock Coast like never before.
Georgetown County offers an abundance of accommodations for guests, including beachfront homes, hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts and camping. No matter where you stay along the Hammock Coast, the area’s stunning natural beauty is never far away.
For more information, visit www.HammockCoastSC.com.