Top 5 Reasons

Make Summer Vacation Planning a Priority This Holiday Season

Visit the South Carolina Destination Your Friends Are Talking About

Georgetown, S.C. – The holidays bring people together, naturally leading to discussions about the coming year. Increasingly, those forward-looking family talks revolve around planning a trip to the destination everyone is buzzing about, Georgetown (S.C.) County’s Hammock Coast.

Located comfortably between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the Hammock Coast spans from the creek at Murrells Inlet to the oak draped streets of Georgetown.  For beachy fun, Garden City or Pawleys Island await and a stroll along Georgetown’s colonial waterfront, peaks everyone’s interest in the area’s rich history.

What makes the Hammock Coast so appealing? Here the top five reasons people visit the Hammock Coast.

1. Summer vacations are often built around the beach, and South Carolina’s best are located along the Hammock Coast. Overstatement? Enjoy a day on the beach at Pawleys Island, a barrier island with an undisturbed view and a relaxing vibe. Huntington Beach State Park offers a three-mile stretch of idyllic coastline with nary a sign of development. Vacationers looking for a little more action can go to Garden City, where families flock to beach homes to enjoy the area’s salty air. There is a style of beach for everyone along the Hammock Coast, with the common denominator being their beauty.

2. Got a history buff in the family? They’ll be glad to know that Georgetown has more 200+ year old homes than Charleston. Hopsewee Plantation, Kaminski House and Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000-acre property that hosted Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill in the run up to World War II, are dripping with history and there is so much more. 

3. Need a day away from the beach? Kayak tours, great fishing, both fresh and saltwater, paddle-boarding, crabbing and some of the nation’s best golf courses are just the beginning for anyone in search of an active vacation.

4. We’ve always known how to cook in the south and the Hammock Coast doesn’t disappoint. Featuring fresh, locally caught seafood, creative chefs and stunning lowcountry venues, dining is an experience at restaurants like Chive Blossom, Franks, Bistro 217 and Perrone’s. The Marshwalk at Murrells Inlet, headlined by Wicked Tuna, Drunken Jacks and others, features food that is the equal of the views each restaurant enjoys overlooking the water.

5. Laid back luxury. It’s what you will find tucked between the hustle of Charleston and the crowds of the Grand Strand. The Hammock Coast makes a great get away for foodies, beach bums and history buffs. Minimal congestion, great food and hard to beat history make the area one of the South’s premier vacation destinations.

For more information on the Hammock Coast, visit

About the Hammock Coast

Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the beach along the Hammock Coast. With five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, you can experience South Carolina’s the Hammock Coast like never before.

Georgetown County offers an abundance of accommodations for guests, including beachfront homes, hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts and camping. No matter where you stay along the Hammock Coast, the area’s stunning natural beauty is never far away.