Consider a Murrells Inlet Day Trip When You’re at Paradise Resort

Sometimes when you’re at the beach, you want to head for the harbor.


Murrells Inlet is just a 22-minute drive south on U.S. Highway 17, and yet a world away. It’s got natural beauty and cheerful people. A stroll on the Marshwalk is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk.


Here are some fun things to do when you get there for the day.

Fast Facts About Murrells Inlet

You can see so much on foot on the Marshwalk, but that’s just part of the allure of this place.

  • It’s South Carolina’s seafood capital. Visit Inlet Crab House & Raw Bar for a delicious combination of Caribbean and southern seafood.
  • It’s historic. Established in 1731, it’s one of the S.C. coast’s oldest communities. Pirates such as Capt. Jack Murrell rolled through often to moor their ships in fresh water.
  • It’s in a great spot. It lies along Oaks Creek, which flows through Huntington Beach State Park, past Drunken Jack Island, into the Atlantic Ocean.

Spending a Day in Murrells Inlet Is a Great Deal on Your Beach Trip

To sum it up: You could probably spend an extra day doing five more fun things, too.

1. Head to Huntington Beach State Park

The ultimate solution for a call for something different? Huntington Beach State Park has both beaches and wetlands, rife with sea and avian wildlife.


What reviewers say: It’s lovely, with paved and wooded walkways, many over marsh and water for bird watching. It’s dog-friendly, with clean and well-maintained restrooms, and an additional historical area.


Recommended: Take a self-guided audio tour of Atalaya. This Moorish-style home is a National Historic Landmark. Philanthropist Archer Huntington built the winter home for himself and wife Anna Hyatt Huntington, a sculptor.

2. Cruise Around Crazy Sister Marina

If it’s fun on the water, Crazy Sister has it. Fishing, or watersports, cruises or rentals. They have the craft and the crew for what you want to do.


What reviewers say: You’ll have a fantastic time with this witty, knowledgeable staff. The dolphin-watching trip is awesome as is the Gulfstream fishing tour.


Recommended: Check out Crazy Sister kayak rentals. Tour the inlet and saltwater marsh on your own, and spin around Goat Island for kicks.

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3. Grab Gifts at Lazy Gator Gifts

Not loving the gift selection at the shops on the strip? Don’t despair. You’ll find plenty of great presents in this cool shop.


What reviewers say: You can easily stay for a few hours, with so many captivating and unique items, many of them local. If you’re a Silver Forest earrings fan, you’ll love the selection here.


Recommended: Don’t leave without a distinctive T-shirt (you’ll know them when you see them!) and a block of their tasty fudge. It’s often on special.

4. Look at Local Art at MISC

Take in the talent of local artists and photographers at MISC, which is also so much more. It’s a frame shop with an extensive inventory of home goods.


What reviewers say: It’s an exquisite locally owned store with uncommon crafts and a first-rate framer. Worth a stop, even if you’re not buying.


Recommended: Think about the gifts you’ll need in the coming year. This place has reasonable prices. Make this your first stop.

5. Rent the Inlet Brewboat

Call your colleagues and find your friends for the Inlet BrewBoat experience. BYOB and your paddling shoes because this is a one-of-a-kind party boat.


What reviewers say: The sunset cruise is tons of fun, with stunning views, enjoyable music, and a friendly captain. Suitable for bachelorette parties.


Recommended: Don’t be discouraged by the peddling part. The vessel has an electric motor on board that can power it back to the dock.

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Start Your Day Trip From Paradise Resort

Consider this property your nest for all your beach adventures, near and far. You’ll find a wonderful hotel with friendly staff, close to all the fun stuff you’ve come to do in Myrtle Beach. Book your off-season getaway today.

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