Just 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach is Murrells Inlet, a historic fishing village that is also widely known as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina”.
Murrells Inlet is also home to Brookgreen Gardens. Founded by Archer and Anna Huntington in 1931, it is an American figurative sculpture garden and wildlife preserve of over 9,100 acres. During the month of December, Night of a Thousand Candles is one of the most widely attended holiday events in the region.
Directly across highway 17 is Huntington Beach State Park, originally a part of the Huntington's estate. This 2,500-acre park offers ocean-side camping, fishing and nature programs along the three miles of beach and hundreds of acres of salt marsh. This was also the summer residence of the Huntington's and their castle-like home, Atalaya, is open for exploration daily.
Most recently, Murrells Inlet created the Marsh Walk, a half mile of wooden boardwalk along a natural saltwater estuary and adjacent to many restaurants for waterfront dining. Murrells Inlet Marshwalk features events year round including beautiful nightly sunsets.