From bustling cities that are filled with amusement parks and nightlife, to quiet coastal towns where the only constant sound is a sea breeze, there’s a lot to love about the Grand Strand. Discover all the picturesque communities that this stunning corner of South Carolina has to offer, and get ready for a vacation that defies expectations
Calabash, North Carolina, is located just north of the South Carolina border on the North Carolina coast.
Conway, the county seat of Horry County, is home to numerous buildings and structures that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Garden City, a coastal South Carolina town sometimes known as Garden City Beach, is located just south of Myrtle Beach.
Georgetown, the third oldest city in South Carolina, is located on Winyah Bay where the Pee Dee, Waccamaw and Sampit Rivers connect.
Litchfield, a small coastal community located on the southern end of South Carolina’s Pawleys Island, is located about halfway between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown
Socastee is a small coastal community in South Carolina located just south of Myrtle Beach.
Little River is a quaint South Carolina coastal village located at the border between North Carolina and South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is the primary hub of South Carolina’s Pawleys Island, which is a 60-mile stretch of coastline that welcomes approximately 14 million visitors each year.
North Myrtle Beach, located on the northern South Carolina coast, was formed in 1968 with a merger of area towns Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Cherry Grove and Atlantic Beach.
In the early 1800s, much of what is now Surfside Beach was owned by John Tillman and called The Ark Plantation.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina began as a small fishing village. In the early 1900s, commercial fishing was a popular industry for Murrells Inlet, and catches were shipped north on schooners.