In our March issue we offer up a drive from Mount Pleasant to Murrells Inlet that takes you away from popular Charleston and Myrtle Beach to the fishing villages and tranquil beaches in between. These coastal outtakes have us wanting to jump into our cars straight away.
The Marsh Walk, a harbor-side boardwalk, at Murrells Inlet is pretty for a nighttime stroll. During the day you’ll see goats and peacocks on “Goat Island,” a small patch of land behind Drunken Jack’s restaurant. Every spring, a Drunken Jack employee puts the goats and peacocks on the island where they remain until fall.
So chill is this part of South Carolina, that cotton hammocks were invented here. Marvin Grant at The Original Hammock Shop on Pawleys Island has made hand-woven hammocks for more than 20 years.
Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet is home to Atalaya, a Moorish-inspired home on the north end of the beach.
This is just a taste of the abundance of fresh seafood you’ll find in this area. Pictured above, grilled shrimp with black eyed pea salad, T.W. Graham & Company in McClellanville.