We love living and working in the Waccamaw Neck area of the Lowcountry! Georgetown County’s natural beauty and history serve as the backdrop for its thriving artistic and cultural community. There are so many things to do and see – We always have something new and exciting to explore: Great restaurants, festivals, art galleries, music events, history tours and so much more. Here are a few of our favorites:
Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet
(843) 235-6000 | www.brookgreen.org
Brookgreen Gardens opened in 1931 as America’s first public sculpture garden and is a National Historic Landmark. The landscaped spaces and the collection of sculpture displayed within create a breathtaking synthesis of art and horticulture. Brookgreen Gardens’ collection includes more than 1,400 works by more than 350 sculptors. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country, by sculptors who worked from the early 19th century to the present.
Huntington Beach State Park 16148 Ocean Hwy. 17, Murrells Inlet
Hunting Beach State Park Website
A sweeping Grand Strand beach, pristine and wide open, stands as one of the most recognizable South Carolina landmarks. Revel in sea-breeze camping, the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer and some of the top bird-watching on the East Coast. Nature lovers also will enjoy the park’s Nature Center and wide variety of programming, including the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park’s freshwater lake is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.
Located on site at Huntington Beach State Park is Atalaya. Designed as a working artist’s residence, Atalaya was used as a winter home by the founders of Brookgreen Gardens. Today it is the site of a popular arts and crafts festival; each September. Inspired by Spanish Moorish architecture and now a National Historic Landmark located within Huntington Beach State Park near Murrells Inlet, this historic home is open year round. www.atalayafestival.com
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, 369 Caledonia Drive, Pawleys Island
Toll Free: (800) 483-6800, Local: (843) 237-3675 | www.fishclub.com/caledonia
Built upon the former site of a working southern rice plantation, Caledonia has been recognized for its design and incredible beauty. Caledonia was recently ranked #27 in GOLF Magazine‘s 2014 “Top 100 You Can Play” and is annually ranked on “America’s 100 Greatest Public courses” list by Golf Digest.