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Ocean Water - To ensure the quality of the Grand Strand’s ocean water, the communities along these golden shores have enacted a voluntary summer-long water-testing program. Using 20 sites along the coastline, the program meets EPA standards, established in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Over the last 30 years, the lowest temperature Grand Strand ocean water has reached is 47oF (in January) and the highest is 88oF (in July).
One of the most popular parks in South Carolina, Huntington Beach State Park is noted for its diverse habitats and a wide variety of wildlife. The park’s pristine beaches, salt marshes, and freshwater lagoons are home to American alligators, bald eagles, osprey, and nesting loggerhead sea turtles. The park is also one of the east coast’s finest birding sites.
Huntington is ideally suited for all types of recreation, including camping, picnicking, hiking, bike riding, shell collecting, fishing, crabbing, and simply observing nature. In addition, Coastal Exploration programs are offered throughout the year, providing hands-on learning experiences for all ages.
Amid the lush native trees and plants of Huntington stands Atalaya, a Spanish-style castle that was the home and studio of American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. She and her husband, Archer Milton Huntington, were the founders of Brookgreen Gardens, which is located across the highway.
Myrtle Beach State Park has been extremely popular among South Carolina’s park visitors since it opened as one of the state’s first parks in 1936. Facilities include 350 campsites, a fishing pier, public beach, and nature center. A variety of hands-on educational programs invite families and groups of all ages to learn about beach combing for sea treasures, catching crabs off the fishing pier, seining through the surf, foraging for wildlife, or a dozen other Lowcountry activities.
Brookgreen Gardens, the world’s largest and most breathtaking outdoor sculpture garden, showcases more than 500 works by 241 American artists on the site of four colonial plantations.
120 Championship Golf Courses - The Grand Strand offers virtually an unlimited choice of golf courses. Local tournaments include the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Pro-Am (April), National Father & Son Team Classic (July), DuPont Coolmax World Amateur Handicap Championship (August), and the new Harley Rider's Greater Golf Classic for MDA (September).
Fishing - Fishing along the Grand Strand can be enjoyed from one of eight fishing piers, along the beach, as well as in backwater creeks between Georgetown and Little River (where the crabbing is great, too). More serious fishermen (and women) can board a head boat for bottom fishing, or charter a boat and venture all the way to the Gulf Stream for true deep-sea sports fishing.
Tennis - More than 200 tennis courts with a variety of surfaces, including several stadium courts, are scattered throughout the Myrtle Beach area.
Located on the coast between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Georgetown County offers families a diverse yet relaxed vacation opportunity. Stroll around historic sites circa 1700s. Play on white sand beaches or on uncrowded championship golf courses. Dine on succulent Lowcountry cuisine.
A long-settled peninsula between the Waccamaw River and the Atlantic Ocean, this majestic strip of land is home to Pawleys Island/Litchfield, Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach. Near the headwaters of the Sampit River, the town of Andrews defines our western-most extent.
The Georgetown County Visitors Bureau (GCVB) was formed in 2000 by Georgetown County Council to be the county's designated tourism promotional agency. It is comprised of a 13 member Board of Directors and is solely responsible for the promotional activities designed to attract and service Georgetown County's tourism industry.
Fifteen minutes inland from Georgetown rests the friendly little town of Andrews. With its friendly people and quiet streets, you'll find that a trip to Andrews' Old Town Hall Museum is most enjoyable. For nature lovers, Andrews offers scenic walks along its river trails and canoe trips along the polished ebony waters of the Black River.
Garden City - Located 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach marks the northern-most end of the county. Golf, fishing, dining and accommodations all combine to make Garden City a popular family beach vacation destination.
The port city of Georgetown, circa 1750, is South Carolina's 3rd oldest port and stands at the confluence of the rivers that have shaped its history. Here, time stands still in the old ballast bricks and clapboards of its handsome homes, churches and public buildings.
After the settlement of Charles Towne in 1670 by the English, trade was established with the Indians and the trading posts in the outlying areas became settlements.
By 1721, the parish, Prince George, Winyah, on the Black River was created. In 1734, Prince George, Winyah, was divided with the new Prince Frederick Parish remaining on the Black River and Prince George, Winyah, encompassing the new town, Georgetown, on the Sampit River.
Elisha Screven had laid the plan for Georgetown in 1729 and began selling lots. Today the Historic District of Georgetown, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, comprises the area of the original town plan. Several of these town houses are included on the tour. Although some of the plantation homes are gone, many remain to give the area a real flavor of yesteryear. Many of these plantations, homes and outbuildings are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The shifting economic winds, together with Georgetown's long history; diversity of cultures; linkage to the sea; and its triumphs, defeats and revitalizations have all contributed to the spirit and pride of Georgetown. The result has been that Norman Crampton rates Georgetown among the top 100 small towns in America in the two most recent ratings in his books on American small towns. The accolades are well deserved.
You're welcome to tour such historic sites as the Kaminski House, the Rice Museum, and several historic churches or stroll down the Harborwalk on your own. Or you may choose to take one of our organized historical walking, tram or boat tours. These attractions and many more make Georgetown a veritab
Even though Pawleys Island/Litchfield is a mere 20 miles south of the glitz and glamour of Myrtle Beach, it is truly a world apart. Once you drive across the causeway onto the island, it's like stepping back in time.
A mere slip of land barely three miles long, Pawleys Island/Litchfield is an oasis of quiet beauty, yet all of the other attractions a family might desire are just moments away. Today, with a mix of centuries-old beach-front cottages and modern resort-style accommodations, Pawleys Island/Litchfield offers the best of all possible worlds. Come and visit. You'll soon understand why families have been retreating to Pawleys Island/Litchfield for generation after generation.
Relax; you're our guests now. Georgetown County offers a wide range of accommodations, one of which is sure to suit your plans - and to suit your soul.
The beach areas offer hotels, resorts, cottages and family-sized houses ranging from the rustic to the ultra-modern, all with ocean breezes. For smaller groups, luxurious condominiums offer the best in Low Country resort enjoyment. Well-equipped and comfortably furnished, many of the resorts and condominiums offer tennis, golf and beach access. In fact, quite a few families rent the same property year after year, and have annual family reunions in the area.
The City of Georgetown offers a number of hotels and motels, as well as bed-and-breakfasts, all within easy walking distance of the Historic District and waterfront area. Most feature pools, continental breakfasts, clean and comfortable rooms and facilities to meet the needs of corporate travelers, meeting planners and vacationers alike.
The natural attraction of objects of beauty, places that stir your emotions, events that excite your senses or the appeal of life in less hurried times: welcome to Georgetown County, South Carolina.
This cultural treasure offers tours, classes and programs designed for all ages. Art galleries full of extraordinary works delight hundreds of visitors each day. Seasonal outdoor concerts serenade music lovers in exquisite settings. Local churches often sponsor chamber music and gospel music concerts. And, local theaters often stage live performances to packed houses.
The list of things to do is almost endless. Festivals. Historic tours. Nature tours. Heritage tours. Plantation tours. Ghosts tours. Sailing tours. River tours. Beaches. Fishing. Hunting. Boating. Gardens. Golf. Tennis. The irony of Georgetown county is that there's so much to do at such a relaxed pace.
Southern dining is as resourceful, bountiful and deeply-rooted as its diverse history. A cornucopia of fresh seafood and time-honored traditions have attracted an impressive list of great chefs, many of whom incorporate these local delights into their world-class menus.
Come and experience one of the most tranquil settings in all of America. Here tradition, a Lowcountry way of life and a quintessential formula of Southern Hospitality highlight the stay of every visitor. Bon appetit!
One trip to Georgetown County is all it takes to realize that you might just want to stay for a lifetime. With a wealth of natural resources and economic opportunities available, it's more practical than ever to live, work and prosper in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Some of the most intriguing neighborhoods, single-family homes and homesites can be found just off the beaten path throughout the Georgetown County. Be sure to investigate the many opportunities located on the beaches, rivers, golf courses and wooded tracts in Andrews, Georgetown, Pawleys Island/Litchfield Beach, Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach.
There are numerous gated residential developments in the area, many of which are located on the site of historic rice plantations, scenic rivers, private beaches or golf courses. Although each offers a different mix of amenities, they all seek to preserve the natural beauty.
Many of the homes in Georgetown are listed on the National Historic Register. This offers enthusiasts a rare opportunity to own an antebellum home and help preserve the spirit of South Carolina's historic coastal area.
Here, a wide variety of top-rated golf courses challenge even the most experienced golfer. And, as part of the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand area, you'll also find 115 golf courses within an hour's drive of each other. So finding the golf courses that suit your game and price range are a given. And since Georgetown County is slightly removed from the fast pace and bright lights of Myrtle Beach, finding relaxing accommodations and golf packages is easier than finding wayward golf balls.
Getting in tune with nature is also easy in a land defined by its rivers and bays and ocean inlets. With all of this natural ecology and environment, it's easy to understand why so many species of wildlife make their home in Georgetown County. This wealth of natural resources is also why so many migrating birds and fish stop by to visit. And you're invited to commune with nature as well, on an eco-tour or on a visit to a nature preserve.
Cooling breezes invite you to play at some of the finest year-round tennis facilities on the East Coast. Whether you are rallying on our outdoor Har-Tru courts or escaping the elements on covered hard-surface courts, you'll find the area to be a tennis mecca.