Pirates and Ghosts
Murrells Inlet has a vibrant and colorful history that includes pirates, ghosts and even can claim itself as the place where hushpuppies were first invented. The village wasn’t established and named until 1913, but its history stretches back long before that time.
If you are a lover a pirate history you will enjoy strolling along the Marsh Walk and following in the footsteps of legendary figures such as Blackbeard and Drunken Jack. The numerous inlets and coves of the area provided excellent hiding places for pirates, smugglers and other unsavory characters in the late 1700’s.
Want to hear some ‘goose bump worthy’ ghost stories? Ask a local to tell you the story of Miss Alice Flagg, the ghost of the Hermitage, who was kept from her true love and then died tragically young from cholera. Some say that the ghostly form of Alice still appears on the threshold of the Hermitage’s doorway as well as the cemetery where she was laid to rest. Then there’s the most famous area ghost, The Gray Man, who warns residents to flee from impending hurricanes.
World Class Dining
For those less interested in ghosts and more concerned with a great meal there is no shortage of dining options in Murrells Inlet. A wide variety of restaurants serve everything from sushi and gourmet pizza to steak and the legendary, fresh seafood that Murrells Inlet is so famous for. Fine upscale dining rubs shoulders with laid-back cafes, and every palette will find something to cheer about. If you leave Murrells Inlet hungry you didn’t do something right!
Fun Events for Everyone
Be sure to check the calendar of events ahead of your visit, because chances are, something fun will be happening while you are in the area. Most nights during the summer you can hear bands playing live music along the Marsh Walk, and various festivals and event for people of all ages are ongoing.
Murrells Inlet is a not to be missed addition to any Myrtle Beach vacation. For more information about Murrells Inlet click HERE.
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