Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Murrells Inlet is a seaside town south of Myrtle Beach and neighboring Surfside Beach. Buyers interested in Murrells Inlet real estate are often attracted to the area’s charm, marshes and waterways, rich history, and thrilling pirate stories. Widely known as the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina”, the area hosts some of the best seafood restaurants along the Grand Strand serving local fish, crab, shrimp and oysters. After a great meal, residents often take a stroll along the Marsh Walk, a half-mile walkway looking out over the saltmarsh.
Originally settled thousands of years before written history, the original residents of the area included the Waccamaw Tribe whose relics can still be found on the banks of the rivers and inlets. The area was also rumored to be a favorite hide-out for pirates lying in wait for unsuspecting ships carrying goods across the Atlantic. The infamous pirate, Blackbeard, in particular, was known to frequent the area to bury his ill-gotten treasures.