The History of Murrells Inlet

Located on the south end of the Grand Strand, Murrells Inlet has one of the richest histories in South Carolina. As one of the oldest coastal communities, it was founded in 1731 by English colonist John Morrall. The inlet was right in the center of South Carolina’s rice empire and it became a bustling port for shipping out rice, indigo,… Read More “The History of Murrells Inlet”

Blessing of the Inlet 2019

Looking for a new tradition to enjoy with family and friends? Look toward our very own Murrells Inlet for the Belin United Methodist Church Blessing of the Inlet. This day-long festival takes place on the first Saturday of every May and for their 23rd year, it will be held on May 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expect to… Read More “Blessing of the Inlet 2019”

Star Spangled Fun: Your Grand Strand Guide for the Fourth

Fourth of July is always a busy time on the Grand Strand. There is no shortage of events for this occasion in our area! To help you plan your Independence Day festivities, we have compiled a guide for fireworks displays, parades and other patriotic event opportunities. Enjoy, and have a safe and happy Fourth! Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Tuesday,… Read More “Star Spangled Fun: Your Grand Strand Guide for the Fourth”

Festival Season on the Grand Strand: May – June 2017

May has arrived, and with Memorial Day weekend and the official kick-off of our summer season just around the corner, the calendar is filling up fast with festivals and events. In the city of Myrtle Beach, the entire month of May is dedicated to our military and veterans with Military Appreciation Days. There are several other Memorial Day themed events… Read More “Festival Season on the Grand Strand: May – June 2017”

Christmas at the Beach: Your 2016 Guide to Grand Strand Holiday Events

The holidays are officially here, and on the Grand Strand that means there is no shortage of things to do to celebrate this “most wonderful time of the year”! Brookgreen Gardens’ Nights of a Thousand Candles has become a can’t miss event over the years, and since it runs every weekend from now until Christmas, there’s no excuse not to… Read More “Christmas at the Beach: Your 2016 Guide to Grand Strand Holiday Events”

27 Years Since Hugo

In 1987, my mother and I were living in an oceanfront condo in Garden City Beach. When I finished school that year, my mother decided to return to her hometown (Hampton, SC) to renovate her grandparent’s home. Just two years later, the very place we had called home for many years was ravaged by the historic force of nature known… Read More “27 Years Since Hugo”

Thriving in the off season: Winter on the South Strand

Courtesy of the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk Facebook page. The summer months bring large crowds to the Grand Strand for obvious reasons—sun, sand and surf, but over the years the area has become a year round destination. With winter temperature averages in the sixties, the Grand Strand boasts moderate weather pretty much all year long, and even in the winter months,… Read More “Thriving in the off season: Winter on the South Strand”

Spring Fever

Spring FeverOh, that little thing called Spring Fever. Thanks to daylight savings, we now experience longer days and anxiously await Spring. We want it and we want it now. Being in the South, we get a taste of warmer temperatures before most people and for that we are grateful. With warm weather tip-toeing in, we want everyone to celebrate its arrival… Read More “Spring Fever”

Vacation Planning on a Budget

One of the hardest things about planning a vacation with children is making sure everything you select; the area, resort and restaurants are kid-friendly and full of options for accommodating rambunctious and exhausted kiddos. I have two children; a 5 year old and 20 month old. Finding a perfect selection to satisfy both is often challenging.  My son, the baby,… Read More “Vacation Planning on a Budget”