Restaurant Guides by City
Little River is at the northernmost end of the Grand Strand, up at the border with North Carolina. It used to be a sleepy little fishing village, but development has changed that the past few years. It's still a great place to book a charter fishing trip or find a wonderful seafood meal.
The town is also known for the casino boats that dock there, the annual Blue Crab Festival in May and a wonderful vineyard called La Belle Amie that has frequent festivals. Add a comment
North Myrtle Beach is just south of Little River and north of Myrtle Beach. This is the Grand Strand’s hot spot for shag dance clubs, and all those shaggers have a wealth of great restaurants from which to choose.
You can find out more about this unique and growing community at www.NorthMyrtleBeachOnline.com. Add a comment
Myrtle Beach is at the heart of the Grand Strand area, and the town was recently named No. 1 on Yahoo! Travel’s list of Top Ten Beaches in the World.
That’s no surprise to the people who live here. With our wide sandy beaches, excellent entertainment and shopping venues and of course our world-class restaurants, we’ve always known we were No. 1!
You can find out more about the Myrtle Beach area at http://www.myrtle-beach.visitsouth.com/.Add a comment
Conway is the Horry County seat located 15 miles west of Myrtle Beach. Its historic district butts up against the Waccamaw River, and the Riverwalk is a lovely place to stroll. One of the town’s most striking features is the many ancient live oaks shrouded in Spanish moss. The trees are revered so much that roads have been built to curve around the trees rather than lose the trees just for the sake of a straight street.
The downtown area is a fine example of vintage small town Southern architecture. Learn more about Conway at www.conwaymainstreet.com.Add a comment
Surfside Beach is known as “the family beach.”
But while Surfside Beach welcomes families, it also has a wide clean beach, a lack of big industry and civic dedication to keeping tight rein on development.
It’s a fun and relaxing town to live in or visit…and they have some great restaurants!
Something odd happens between Surfside Beach and Murrells Inlet when motorists turn off U.S. 17 Business onto Atlantic Avenue.
The development is so seamless along that part of 17 a visitor scarcely notices they’re in a village called Garden City. But once that eastward turn is made, their cars pass through a tunnel of live oaks that’s a gateway to a slower, serener world.
Socastee has a Myrtle Beach address, but it is an unincorporated community outside the city limits. Its total area is about 14 miles.
Boundaries are part water, with the Intracoastal Waterway and the Waccamaw River on the west; and part road, bumping up to U.S. 501 along Forestbrook Road, ending on the east side at U.S. 17 Bypass at S.C. 707 (also called Socastee Boulevard), and extending southeast toward Surfside Beach on S.C. 707 to the Socastee post office and down S.C. 544 toward Surfside Beach.
The heart of Socastee is the traffic light at the intersection of S.C. 707 and Dick Pond Road near the Socastee Swing Bridge.
Murrells Inlet is a quaint and lovely fishing village that is also known as a seafood restaurant haven. Splendid eateries line both sides of U.S. 17 Business beside the inlet.
Pawleys Island, and the area just to the north called Litchfield Beach, is the oldest resort community in the United States. Rice plantation owners traditionally summered there to escape inland heat and mosquitoes.