The southern end of the Grand Strand encompasses several smaller communities and one historic city. Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown are all unique communities with a shared, laid back lifestyle that draw visitors who enjoy a slower pace.
The Town of Surfside Beach is a small beach town that is big on families, with wide clean beaches, beautiful public parks and a true hometown feel. Moving south to Garden City Beach, you’re straddling the Georgetown County line. A fun fishing pier, arcade and live music nightly in the summer all give visitor’s the perfect beach vacation.
The pace slows down as you make your way into Murrells Inlet. Known for its many delicious seafood restaurants, Murrells Inlet also boasts the Marshwalk, a gorgeous waterfront boardwalk to stroll and enjoy the expansive view.
People who vacation in Litchfield and Pawleys Island are intensely loyal to their annual getaway. Summer home of Georgetown County’s wealthy rice planters in the 18th and 19th centuries, today Pawleys Island draws people from across the nation who come to enjoy its beauty and peace.
The small town of Georgetown is the third oldest in the state. The picturesque, waterfront Harborwalk is lined with fun shops and restaurants, and history buffs love the tours of the historic district, featuring antebellum homes meticulously restored.
You’ll find lots of ideas and suggestions in Strand Magazine for your perfect vacation on the south end. Please let us know what you decide to do!