Location / Proximity

Georgetown County stretches south from Horry County’s Grand Strand to a bit north of Charleston. It is comprised of two fishing villages, Murrells Inlet and McClellanville, world-class beaches including Garden City, Litchfield, and Pawleys Island, as well as Historic Georgetown. Acclaimed communities like Debordieu Colony, Prince George, Pawleys Plantation, The Reserve, Willbrook and Wachesaw Plantations, Litchfield County Club and many others have their home here.

The Airport’s proximity to oceans, rivers, fine lodging and dining, countless historical and natural attractions and more makes the Georgetown County Airport an excellent alternative to the Charleston International Airport (CHS), Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) and Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR). 

Georgetown's History

Georgetown County and its county seat, Georgetown, were named for King George II of England. The area was home to a thriving Native American population until English planters and their African slaves moved into the region in the early eighteenth century. They proceeded to develop large rice and indigo plantations, and the town of Georgetown  became an official port of entry around 1730. At the height of the rice era, it was one of the busiest port cities in the world. The County’s current population is slightly more than 60,000 – and growing.

The history here is nearly palpable. During the Revolutionary War the troops of General Francis Marion often hid in the swamps of Georgetown County while waging guerrilla warfare against the British. Rice planting declined after the Civil War, and many of the old plantations became wildlife or hunting preserves purchased by wealthy Northern huntsmen. (Locals called this the “second Yankee invasion.”) Many of those plantations were eventually consolidated and turned into protected parks and preserves, including the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Reserve, Hobcaw Barony, Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, Hampton Plantation and more.

Today the oak-lined avenues of this history-steeped town bustle with things to see and do. Of course, there are museums and all manner of nature-based and historic attractions, including an acclaimed Historic District and the Georgetown Harborwalk. Diverse dining options are world-class. Entertainment ranges from deep sea fishing to plantation tours and everything in between. Golf is a big draw. So is shopping. And accommodations include charming B&Bs, private waterfront homes for rent and a number of hotels with all the necessary amenities. 


There are far and away more accommodations than we could ever list here, so we’ve supplied an abbreviated list of some favorites. Here are a few other sites that can help you find other options to suit anything and everything you’re looking for.,,, HammockCoastSC.comMurrellsInletSC.com,  SeaportGeorgetown.com and HistoricGeorgetownSC.com


620 Prince Bed & Breakfast
620 Prince Street
Historic Georgetown, SC 29440

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Baymont Inn & Suites
120 Church St/ Hwy 17
Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-6090

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Hampton Inn Georgetown
420 Marina Drive
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-5000 or 1-800-HAMPTON

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Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
14276 Ocean Highway (PO Drawer 320)
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: 800-845-1897


Mansfield Plantation Bed & Breakfast
1776 Mansfield Road
Georgetown, SC 29442

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Quality Inn and Suites Georgetown and Georgetown Conference Center
210 Church Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 800-424-6423 or (843) 367-9959


Area Attractions

Georgetown County is located in northeastern South Carolina on the Atlantic Ocean, between Myrtle Beach and Charleston. It is a setting of stunning natural beauty and historical significance, with superb cultural and recreational amenities. You'll enjoy one-of-a-kind attractions like Hobcaw Barony and Brookgreen Gardens, excellent medical care facilities, gracious coastal and inland residential communities, and lively arts and cultural events held throughout the year.

Did we mention the weather is delightful? You can enjoy outdoor recreation four seasons of the year. Georgetown was recently featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine as one of the "Ten U.S. Adrenaline Outposts" for it's great fishing, boating, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Comb our beaches, sail our waters, meander on our Harborwalk and explore our plantations. Stay and indulge yourself in our southern hospitality- it is our pleasure to accommodate you!

Black River Outdoor Center & Expeditions
Phone: (843) 546-4840
Canoe and kayak rentals, sales, naturalist guided tours of blackwater cypress-tupelo swamps, saltwater marshes, plantation creeks and canals, and Historic Georgetown Harbor.

Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 235-6000 or (800) 849-1931
In 1931 Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington founded Brookgreen Gardens, a non-profit garden museum, to preserve the native flora and fauna and display objects of art within that natural setting. 

Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours
705B Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 477-0287
Pontoon boat tours on the beautiful lowcountry rivers and creeks.

Georgetown County Museum
623 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 545-7020
In the heart of the historic district is the Georgetown County Museum, preserving and displaying more than 300 years of history and culture in the third oldest city in South Carolina.

Hammock Shops Village
10880 Ocean Hwy
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Phone: (843)-237-8448
22 unique shops and restaurants. Home of the Original Pawleys Island Hammock. 

Historic Georgetown SC
Georgetown, SC 29440
A beautiful dine, shop, stay, and play directory for historic Georgetown.

Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-4623
Hobcaw Barony, a natural preserve and wildlife refuge. Open to the public through guided tours, you see the 13,500 sq. ft. mansion he called home and where he hosted such visitors as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sir Winston Churchill. 

Hopswee Plantation
494 Hopsewee Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 546-7891
A National Historic Landmark, Hopsewee is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Built in 1740, the house is a typical Lowcountry rice plantation dwelling. 

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Phone: (843) 237-4440
This picturesque oceanfront park is a coastal escape of natural beauty. Amenities include RV and tent sites, ocean swimming and fishing, nature trails, daily nature programs, and a gift store. .

Kaminski House Museum
1003 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 546-7706
Located in the heart of Georgetown's Historic District, the Kaminski House was built about 1769, and contains an outstanding collection of American and English antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Rice Museum
633 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: (843) 546-7423
Georgetown's museum of Art & History. Exhibits include dioramas of the rice culture, The Browns Ferry Vessel(a 1730's river vessel) and a film "The Garden of Gold" telling the story of the rice culture in Georgetown County.

Rover Boat Tours
735 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: Inside SC (843)546-8822,Outside SC (800) 705-9063
The Carolina Rover will take you on a 3 hour ecotourism cruise of the historic, unspoiled Lowcountry nature surrounding Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and Winyah Bay.