A HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE
This celebrated little fishing hamlet is just 10 miles south of the flurry of activity in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand. Known as “the Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” it has a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Since the time of the Native Americans it has provided a respite for people looking for the beauty and bounty that nature has to offer. It even has a little mischief thrown in its history. The famous pirate Blackbeard reputedly sailed its waters preying on unwary English Traders, and it was a Civil War battleground as Union warships tried to thwart Confederate trading ships. Around the turn of the century, it began to transform into a hub for commercial fisherman. A small town grew around the docks and marinas, and restaurants began to emerge to take advantage of the harvest. Even with growth, it still retains that small village feeling today.