Outdoor Adventure and Nature


If nature and outdoor adventure is calling your name, then that’s the Hammock Coast’s voice you hear!  Named one of the Top 10 “Adrenaline Outposts” by National Geographic Magazine,  this is a place perfect for fishing, hunting, surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, or kayaking.  Wildlife viewing and birding also bring folks back year after year. Huntington Beach State Park is one of the best birding spots on the Eastern Flyway.

Looking for a great fishing trip? Check out our partial listing of local fishing guides.  Our marinas are also a good place to find guides or if you are bringing your own boat they can help you out too.  Kayak tours, renting bikes, nature tours and more can be found on our outdoor recreation page.

Mild year-round temperatures are perfect to enjoy outdoor activities. Touring the historic district, cruising down the river, admiring the gardens at Brookgreen or traveling to the area’s plantations, are just some of the many options that are available.

Our outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss:

1. Paddle-boarding with one of our local outfitters. Take a paddle board tour and journey through the Pawleys Island and Litchfield salt marsh eco-systems with Surf The Earth. In Murrells Inlet look up Express Watersports or the folks at Crazy Sister Marina. You will experience a unique look at the beautiful environment that surrounds this picturesque area.

2. Golf – home to some of the nation’s most-awarded golf courses, the Hammock Coast boasts over 12 of the most-sought-after courses to play.

3. Kayaking, canoeing or just relaxing in the sun. Pawleys Island Beach Service offers all the outdoor rentals you need to enjoy the great outdoors  – chairs, bikes, kayaks, umbrellas, canoes and beach supplies.

4. Spend the day with one of our Georgetown fishing guides and fish Winyah Bay, North Inlet, North and South Santee rivers and Bulls Bay. Catfish trips on the Santee River, river and bay Cruises, river back water and Barrier Island sight-seeing tours. Find more information at FishGeorgetown.com.

5. Take a break from the beach or golf course with  Black River Outdoors. Enjoy a relaxing paddle in the Waccamaw River Cypress Swamps,  Sandy Island, or the Murrells Inlet Salt Marsh or explore the history of our area on a Georgetown Harbor Kayak Tour. The wildlife in these ecosystems is amazing. The Waccamaw ecosystem has alligators, snakes, turtles, and a variety of birds. The Salt Marsh has herons, egret, ibis, wood storks, and maybe even sea turtles and dolphin.

6. Experience the great outdoors by camping along  the ocean at Huntington Beach State Park.

7. Surf Lessons – learn how to ride the waves with a personal surf lesson from Surf The Earth.

8. Go crabbing! For drop basket crabbing, the crab dock at Morse Park Landing or Veteran’s Pier are good spots in Murrells Inlet. For hand line “old-style” crabbing, the best place is at the oyster shell recycling area. This area is just south of the southern split of Highway 17 Bypass and 17 Business.