Georgetown County, SC

Georgetown County, SC


Georgetown County has quite a bit to offer for visitors, from historic downtown Georgetown to the peaceful beaches of Huntington, Litchfield, and Pawleys Island. Several sections of the East Coast Greenway are open near Pawleys Island and Huntington Beach.

Parks and recreation areas

  • Brookgreen Gardens

    Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with one of the most significant collections of figurative sculpture by American artists in the world. Within its boundaries are the Lowcountry History and Wildlife Preserve, the Huntington Sculpture Garden, and the Center for American Sculpture. Miles and miles or walking paths wander through this scenic location.

  • East Bay Park

    A wide variety of sports facilities and a large playground are available at East Bay Park, which is adjacent to the East Bay Street Landing and Morgan Park. The Bobby Alford Recreation Center is also located here.

  • East Bay Street Landing

    This boat landing in Georgetown, SC provides access to the Sampit River and Winyah Bay. It is across the street from East Bay Park.

  • Georgetown Harborwalk

    Historic downtown Georgetown is an interesting place to visit, being the third oldest city in South Carolina. The waterfront business district has numerous stores and restaurants and a rice museum. Behind the stores, you can walk along the boardwalks and get some nice views of the boats in the harbor.

  • Hobcaw Point Observation and Fishing Pier

    An old highway bridge near Georgetown has been converted into a fishing pier. You can see some nice views of the Great Pee Dee River from here and from the Winyah Bay Fishing and Observation Pier across the river.

  • Hopsewee Plantation

    Located right on US #17 at the North Santee River, this old house is a typical lowcountry rice plantation dwelling. Hopsewee is a National Historic Landmark, and it is a preservation rather than restoration, as it has never been allowed to fall into decay. Only a few families have owned it, and it is very much the same as it was when first built.

    Click here to get more detailed historical information about this plantation.

  • Huntington Beach State Park

    One of the most popular of the state parks, Huntington Beach is the site of “Atalaya”, the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. The long stretch of beach and the lagoon provide many recreational opportunities. Many fascinating hiking trails can be found here as well. A section of the East Coast Greenway runs through this park.

  • Morgan Park

    At the southern tip of Georgetown, just beyond East Bay Park, you can come here for a fantastic view of the Sampit River and Winyah Bay. Several short boardwalks and trails lead you through the terrain and give you some great water views.

  • Morse Park Landing

    This small boat landing is noted for the “Lost at Sea” memorial honoring Johnny W. Brown and others who have been lost at sea. Additionally, you can get some great views of the march from here. The East Coast Greenway also passes by here.

  • Murrells Inlet Public Boat Landing

    This landing is a great place for launching boats into the inlet. Ample parking is available on the west side of the highway. The East Coast Greenway also passes by here.

  • Pawleys Island Nature Park

    During the summer months, hundreds of people pass by this small park near the north causeway every day, but few of them bother to stop and visit. Those who do will find some nicely landscaped gardens, views of the marsh and a small pavilion.

  • Pawleys Island South Access Area

    This is a public parking and beach access area at the south end of Pawleys Island. Swimming is allowed here in the ocean and in the creek, but it is advisable to stay well away from the far south end because of the dangerous tidal currents.

  • Pole Yard Public Boat Landing

    Located very close to the historic Hopsewee Plantation, this boat landing provides accesss to the North Santee River.

  • Santee Delta Wildlife Management Area

    The Santee River has the largest river delta on the Atlantic Coast. Much of it is now part of this Wildlife Management Area where you can hike and explore the scenic wilderness.

  • Winyah Bay Fishing and Observation Pier

    An old highway bridge near Georgetown has been converted into fishing piers. You can see some nice views of the Great Pee Dee River from here and from the Hobcaw Point Pier across the river.

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Bicycling routes

Name Length Terrain Description

Pawleys Loop

3.5 miles / 5.6 kilometers


This short route takes you through one of the oldest summer resorts on the east coast. Some spectacular views of the marsh are possible along the causeways and along Myrtle Avenue.

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