Take a Day Trip from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the East Coast, and it’s not hard to understand why. There are all kinds of activities for the entire family to enjoy, including shopping, dining, eco-tours, and things to do for kids and adults alike. But while you’re vacationing, consider taking a day trip from Myrtle Beach and head down to Murrells Inlet, just 30 minutes South. If you’ve got just one day to spend here, we’ve got your perfect itinerary.


Luckily, it’s not hard to get from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet. You’ll first want to make your way to US-17 BUS toward 5th Avenue North. Once you get onto 5th Avenue North, turn left onto N Oak Street. Turn left at the first cross street onto 4th Avenue North, then turn right onto US-17 BUS S. From there, simply drive 11 miles before taking a slight left to stay on US-17 BUS S. After that, just drive 2.2 more miles to get into Murrells Inlet!


The first thing you’ll want to do in Murrells Inlet is to take advantage of the cooler morning weather and book an eco-tour! Eco tours and things to do in nature are great morning options since the temperatures are cooler and the wildlife is typically more active during these hours. Come visit us at Blue Wave Adventures to experience our morning Dolphin Watch Tours, offered at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. These excursions not only let you sail through the water and look out for dolphins, but they also let you spend quality time with your family and learn a bit more about the animals and nature around you. It’s a win-win!


Once you’re done with your eco-tour, you can head to Brookgreen Gardens. Truly, no trip to Murrells Inlet is complete without coming here! It’s easy to spend an entire afternoon here checking out the botanical gardens, full of beautiful American sculptures, as well as the Lowcountry Zoo and the Lowcountry History Center. You can even enjoy lunch while you’re here at one of the on-site dining options: Harvest Restaurant, The Courtyard Café, or The Old Kitchen.


Finally, as the day is wrapping up, make your way to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. This destination is right in the heart of the village and offers a half-mile boardwalk with incredible views of the saltwater estuary nearby. You’ll find all kinds of mouthwatering restaurants for dinner with the family or welcoming bars for drinks with friends. Often, you can enjoy live music and other fun events before you head back to Myrtle Beach!

This is just one way you might choose to spend your day in Murrells Inlet. There are tons of possibilities, though! One thing’s for sure: you don’t want to miss out on the fun eco-tours and things to do that are offered here at Blue Wave Adventures. We’re proud to help protect our environment and provide tours that are both educational and fun. Contact us today to learn more! (843) 651-3676

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