You can get a front row view of the Atlantic Ocean from this pristine and wide-open Grand Strand beach, which is located less than 20 miles from Myrtle Beach. The beautifully clean and white sands feel like butter under your toes and there’s plenty of wriggle room too.
Nature lovers make a beeline for this beach, to get hooked into the finest surf fishing South Carolina has to offer. Bird watching’s also high on the list of things to do, and it’s one of the top spots on the east coast for twitchers.
You can also get up close and personal with loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species. The Atlantic isn’t the only body of water to take in here, as the area also boasts a freshwater lake which is a sure-fire place to see alligators and sometimes even a mink or two.
If the surroundings are too much to say goodbye to, then you can stay and enjoy some sea-breeze camping. Few things compare to a night under the stars with the sounds of the surf breaking in the near distance.
Some treasures to be searched for in the sands include plenty of shells, some shark teeth and sand dollars.
And there are plenty of activities to get your teeth into as well - you can strap on your hiking shoes and check out the two-mile Sandpiper Pond Trail, the 1/4 -mile Kerrigan Trail and numerous boardwalks that extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing.
Picnic shelters are on offer too, so you’re all set for a spot to grab a bite to eat.
For swimmers, lifeguards are posted during the summer months at a designated spot at South Beach. Swimming is allowed in the Atlantic in other areas, but at your own risk.
- Good fishing
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