Destination guide

Escape the big city and watch dolphins in Murrells Inlet

Imbued with history and charming as it ever was as a small fishing town, Murrells Inlet has developed into a flourishing destination for travelers looking for unspoiled vistas. Here, you can escape neon-lit streets and enjoy natural coastlines and scenic walks through parks. Take a walk along the freshwater river and marvel while strolling through the world's largest sculpture garden. Forget about battling for pool-side seats and instead share moments with close friends at a Murrells Inlet vacation rental where dolphin watching precedes ocean sunset views, and fresh seafood is the favorite dish of the day.

Things to do

Ecotourism is booming in Murrells Inlet

Looking to see Murrells Inlet the green way? The Wacca Wache Marina is just the spot to bring out freshly made sandwiches and shrimp for a family picnic. Wacca Wache is only a hop away from Brookgreen Gardens, where winding oaks set the tone for the scenic beauty of this National Historic Landmark. Natural wonders aside, the on-site sculpture park features awe-inspiring art, and when you're ready to get your walking boots on and feel the crisp ocean air against your cheeks, the Huntington Beach State Park is where you'll find hiking trails, campsites and a majestic stone castle.

Activities

Discover your amphibian side

Murrells Inlet is a quaint destination for travelers with a taste for class. Remember to pack rods and reels if you're planning on catching dinner, though golf clubs may be more appropriate for those who'd rather lap up the sun on land. Oceanside Murrells Inlet vacation rentals are also ideal for adrenaline seekers who enjoy parasailing, jet ski rides, and whale watching. The freshwater river, just 3 miles inland is the best spot for kayaking and peaceful waterfront ambles. Of course, this seaside holiday spot has no shortage of delectable seafood restaurants should you be unlucky and not catch anything yourself.

Weather

Deciding when to visit Murrells Inlet

You’d be wise to pack a jacket during winter, which makes walking along the glistening waterfront more comfortable on chillier days—winter temperatures can reach highs of 60 degrees. In summer, you'll definitely need your sunscreen, but the ocean breeze makes even July days of 80 degrees comfortable when the sun illuminates the colorful flowers and abundant trees beautifully. Late spring and fall present the most comfortable temperatures and the opportunity to leave your umbrella indoors, while autumn-colored leaves give Murrells Inlet a soothing charm.

Natural features

Escape the concrete jungle in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet vacation rentals may be increasingly popular, but this quaint settlement has lost none of its historic fishing village charm. Scenic stretches of waterfront, tasteful architecture and the pristine oceanfront define the views and layout of Murrells Inlet. Large swaths of the pebble and black sand beaches remain undeveloped, and dolphin, whale and shark watching will bring you up close and personal with animals and nature. Though the waters will appeal to everyone, you can also soak up mountain, plain, forest and desert wonders during your stay.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Murrells Inlet

Fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 26 mi (41.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Murrells Inlet?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,927 vacation rentals near Murrells Inlet. From 1,594 Houses to 1,759 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Murrells Inlet for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Murrells Inlet?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Murrells Inlet:

  • Inlet Harbour: 30 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Stream Estates: 36 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 3,539 vacation rentals
  • Windy Hill: 3,831 vacation rentals
  • Debordieu Colony: 99 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Murrells Inlet?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Murrells Inlet. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Huntington Beach State Park: 4,840 vacation rentals
  • Brookgreen Gardens: 4,573 vacation rentals
  • TPC of Myrtle Beach: 6,523 vacation rentals
  • Wachesaw Plantantion East: 5,506 vacation rentals
  • The International Club of Myrtle Beach: 6,495 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Murrells Inlet listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Murrells Inlet?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,594 Houses in Murrells Inlet. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Murrells Inlet include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,759 rentals available
  • Cottages: 77 rentals available
  • Villas: 90 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Murrells Inlet?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,146 vacation rentals with pool available in Murrells Inlet. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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