Tripadvisor names Litchfield Beach one of America’s Top 10 beaches

Litchfield Beach, one of several pristine beach areas along South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, has been named one of America’s Top 10 beaches by Tripadvisor. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, has unveiled its list of the top 25 United States beaches, and visitors to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast will recognize the Palmetto State’s highest ranked entry.

Tripadvisor ranked Litchfield Beach as America’s ninth best beach. Litchfield offers travelers the Carolinas’ most stunning stretch of coastline in a quiet setting that is ideal for family vacations. With an average rating of 5 stars, Tripadvisor reviewers raved about Litchfield’s wide beaches, soft sand and privacy.

One five-star review on Tripadvisor from October 2019 said, “What a beautiful beach with a large clean area of sand. A truly lovely respite for family or friends. Not to be missed while in this area.”

Another review titled “An all-time favorite beach” from August 2019 said this: “I cannot say how much I love this beach. It is the most peaceful, relaxing soul searching place on earth. I love just walking the beach and looking for shells and feeling the salt air on my face here. It is away from the craziness of tourist beach areas and just feels close to nature and what the SC Coastal community is all about.”

Mark A. Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce, said he wasn’t surprised by the high ranking of Litchfield Beach.

“Tripadvisor is the most trusted name in travel, so to have it rank Litchfield as America’s ninth best beach is a tremendous honor,” Stevens said. “What makes the ranking so special is that it’s derived from the opinions of vacationers. As a destination, our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of the people who choose to spend their vacation time with us, and Litchfield’s place among the best beaches in the United States is affirmation of that effort.”

Litchfield Beach earns lots of five-star reviews from visitors who have vacationed along the Hammock Coast for generations. (Photo by Mark A. Stevens/Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce)

Tripadvisor helps 463 million travelers each month make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to browse more than 859 million reviews and opinions of 8.6 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises.

The honor continues a run of national recognition for the six communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – that make up the Hammock Coast.

Southern Living, one of the most respected names in lifestyle journalism, recently honored Pawleys Island, DeBordieu and Huntington Beach State Park as being among South Carolina’s top 7 beaches.

Georgetown, a working waterfront community, was named by USA Today as America’s “Best Coastal Small Town.”

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 county’s famed beaches. With six communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.