The Murrells Inlet Marshwalk is a haven for nature lovers and history buffs and souls in search of peace. The half-mile boardwalk overlooks a pristine sale marsh brimming with oyster beds, Spartina grass and fishing hot spots. Home to flounder, crabs, clams, egrets, osprey, pelicans and shrimp, the Inlet is rich in wildlife. Take a self-guided tour. Ecology signs offer information about the local shellfish, inlet birds and fishing industry. The views are extraordinary.
The Veterans pier, popular for fishing and crabbing, anchors one end of the Marshwalk and is dedicated to boat captins of yesteryear. Numerous waterfront restaurants are easily accessible from the Marshwalk, an award-winning project of community revitalization group Murrells Inlet 2020.
Murrells Inlet, where Native Americans once lived off the land, is now the only marsh between North Inlet in Georgetown and North Carolina that still supports recreational and commercial shell-fish harvesting.
From the Marshwalk, you can watch boats unloading their catch, inquire about fishing charters, parasailing and jet skis.