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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

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SCNCMurrells Inlet may be renowned as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina” but that’s not the only reason to visit by boat. Murrells Inlet is named after a well-known, reputedly vicious pirate, Captain Murrell, who used the inlet as his home base between pirating voyages. There is a tale about plundered treasure hidden by the likes of Blackbeard and Drunken Jack somewhere on the inlet, but as a few archaeological digs haven’t found it, don’t waste too much of your boating day tripper looking for buried gold.

Instead of seeking unsubstantiated treasure, find transient space at Crazy Sister Marina and begin a fun adventure. For information and reservations, visit http://www.crazysister.com/dockage.

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk is nearby the marina. One-half-mile long and open to the public from sunrise until midnight, seven days a week, the route is along the inlet of an old fishing town that hosts many food festivals, in addition to Independence Day and Christmas boat parades. Waterfront restaurants offer an assortment of choices and there’s a ghost walking tour, as well as places to rent water skis or charter fishing boats.

If you keep walking south past the Marsh Walk, you’ll come to beautiful Brookgreen Gardens, about four-and-a-half miles away. Brookgreen Gardens, a former plantation, features a sculpture garden and a zoo among other attractions on 9,100 acres. Spend the afternoon here, working up an appetite for some of Murrells Inlet’s famous fare before you head back to the marina.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/MarshWalkMI/ and http://www.brookgreen.org/. Check out the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk live camera: http://wpde.com/weather/cameras/murrells-inlet-live-beach-camera.
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