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Garden City Beach Area Info

In an area known for the wide range of activities offered to its visitors, perhaps no section of the Grand Strand offers quite as much as Garden City Beach. Are you looking for peace and quiet? We’ve got it. The great outdoors? Check. How about fine dining and family-friendly nightlife? Look no further than the five miles of golden sand that make up Garden City Beach!

Geography is one of the principal reasons that Garden City is so unique. The majority of the area sits on a narrow peninsula sandwiched between the tidal marshes of Murrells Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that many properties enjoy a beautiful view from both the front and back! The beaches are quiet and uncrowded (even in the peak of summer,) and Murrells Inlet is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with fishing, boating, crabbing and much more on the menu.

If you’re looking for something a little more lively, just cruise on up to Atlantic Avenue, the social (and geographic) center of Garden City Beach. This two-block area is home to many of the area’s most popular attractions (including Dunes Realty,) and there’s always something for the entire family. Sam’s Corner with its world-famous hot dogs has become an annual tradition for thousands of vacationers, and the Pier at Garden City attracts fishermen and sightseers alike with its nearly 700 feet of fishing and fabulous views.

Further south, Marlin Quay Marina boasts a world-class charter fleet, with offerings ranging from half-day inshore trips targeting flounder, trout and red drum to full-day Gulf Stream adventures with tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi,) wahoo and billfish making regular appearances at the weigh station. The Gulfstream Café is here as well, with its spectacular food and even more spectacular sunsets.

To top it all off, Garden City Beach also boasts the closest oceanfront accommodations to both Murrells Inlet (the Seafood Capital of South Carolina) and to Brookgreen Gardens, one of the world’s largest outdoor sculpture gardens. Take all this, add in the fact that it’s just minutes away from Myrtle Beach, and you’ve got the recipe for a truly one-of-a-kind family vacation.