Splash into Summer in Murrells Inlet, SC

Summer has arrived and in Murrells Inlet, and there’s no better way to soak up the sun than with a day on the water while staying at The Inlet Sports Lodge! There is much to be experienced when looking to take in the Myrtle Beach watersports, whether you’re on a jet ski adventure, an eco-tour, or in Myrtle Beach fishing, we’ll point you in the right direction to have a fun day out exploring! While you’re getting ready to plan your family vacations or on your romantic getaways in South Carolina, treating yourself to a day on the water is an absolute must!

Murrell's Inlet Things to Do With Kids

Express Watersports

Make a splash this summer with Express Watersports just minutes from our Murrells Inlet lodge! With an abundance of watercraft rentals such as jet skis, pontoon boats, kayaks, paddleboards and more, this will be at the top of your list of things to do in Murrells Inlet! If it’s your first time on a jet ski, opt for a jet ski guided tour or try something new like a scuba diving adventure as they offer lessons with their Learn to Dive program! Explore below the sea on a Scuba Diving Charter viewing historical wrecks and marine life you didn’t even know existed in the nearby waters! Fly high above the Atlantic Ocean taking in the gorgeous panoramic views of greenery along the coast, and be on the lookout for dolphins along with other sea creatures while on a parasailing adventure! While planning your summer family vacations, this stop will be the perfect way to take in your Myrtle Beach watersport activities throughout your stay!

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Crazy Sister Marina

Crazy Sister Marina has three unique tours where you can decide on the experience you’d like to have while in Murrells Inlet. Feel the wind blowing in your hair as you peak overboard to see dolphins showing off on the Dolphin Watch Tour! For those with a knack for curiosity, set out on The Explorer, a saltwater eco-tour, and will be the best way to get an up-close look at the local marine life that resides in the Murrells Inlet waters below! During the tour, a marine naturalist will pull a crabbing cage onboard where you’ll be able to touch (yes we said touch) the variety of sea creatures! For those with children along, the Pirate Ship Adventure will be one of your favorite things to do in Murrells Inlet. Your kids will learn how to act and look like a pirate while participating in treasure hunts and water cannon battles! The Marina also offers a variety of watercraft rentals so that you’re able to get your fill of Myrtle Beach watersports as well!


Quaint Murrells Inlet HotelsYou’ll feel as though you’re at a home away from home in our beautiful Murrells Inlet hotels as you run your fingers against the granite countertops in your kitchen setup. Our kitchenettes feature a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, and two top burner stoves so that you’re able to indulge in a homecooked meal during your stay! To browse through our accommodations, take a moment to look through our gallery online. When you’re ready to make your reservations, give us a call at 1-877-585-9360!

Best Murrells Inlet Restaurants and Dining Experience

COSTA Coastal Kitchen and Bar

Skip the crowded bars up the street as COSTA Coastal Kitchen and Bar is known as a hidden gem located onsite in our The Inlet Sports Lodge, and presents an intimate atmosphere for you and your loved ones! Our exquisite menu is made up of fresh ingredients from local vendors in Murrells Inlet, as well as giving you the farm-to-table experience with bright homegrown vegetables and high quality raise meat. Seeing as Murrells Inlet restaurants are located in the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina,” COSTA provides fresh seafood that’s locally sourced!


COSTA Experience

By land or by sea, you’ll get the best of both worlds at COSTA Coastal Kitchen and Bar, as we offer gourmet Italian cuisine with a seafood twist! You’ll delight in a top-notch dining experience as our staff is well-versed in the menu and will act as your guide along the way. Our restaurant prepares fresh seafood daily with unfried Italian cuisine options for those with particular dietary needs. Browse our beautiful selection of wines, craft beer, and cocktails that will tickle your tastebuds, in a warm, friendly atmosphere at with at our Murrells Inlet upscale restaurant.

Cocktails and Apps

Start with a meatball appetizer, house-made soup, or the Parmesan Encrusted Scallops drizzled with a mouthwatering tomato vinaigrette. Expand your palette by complimenting your appetizer with a fun cocktail before pairing wine with dinner. Add shrimp, chicken, scallops or the order the catch of the day, as it will never disappoint, to your freshly prepared salad before dinner. We offer a variety of unique martinis from a cucumber blueberry martini to a key lime pie martini. Watch as we expand the idea of a classic mule and turn it into an Irish Mule made with Jameson, or a Charleston Mule made with Firefly Sweet Tea vodka! At COSTA, there are daily specials on wine, craft beer, sangrias, housemade lemonades, and more so be sure to inquire your server for details!

Wines and Dinner

At COSTA, the wine is flowing from Italy, California, New Zealand, France as well as other regions that will bring a whole new dimension to your meal! Your tastebuds will sing as you delight in a vibrant classic shrimp or scallop Scampi tossed in white wine lemon butter sauce and would pair perfectly with one of our beautifully bold California Chardonnays. Perhaps you fancy a gorgeous tender filet, or hand-cut prime rib, opt to pair your meal with one of our many Italian reds or a Chilian Cabernet that will bring the element of a rich, velvet coating to your palette as you intertwine food and wine. Since delicious Italian food is hard to come by near Murrells Inlet, we have everything from a classic Bolognese, linguine with clams or muscles, to a Marsala or Marinara linguine— with a seafood spin on Italian cuisine, you can’t go wrong!

Romantic Getaways in South Carolina

Set out on a romantic getaway to Murrells Inlet SC, at The Inlet Sports Lodge we’ll provide comfortable lodging for you and your significant other. Our Deluxe Studio offers a rain-head shower that features four massaging body jets so you’ll feel as though you’re in your own little oasis during your stay. After a night out dining at one of the many Murrells Inlet restaurants come back to your room and relax with a movie on our flat-screen TV, and later enjoy your leftovers as you can heat them up on our two top burner stove located in your room! To set up your stay, give us a call at 1-843-357-6106, or for further questions inquire us through email at info@inletsportslodge.com.


How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Murrells Inlet

Winter has finally caved, and we are fresh into springtime. Along with spring, there is new growth, a new chapter, and the scene of everything outdoors comes to life! The Inlet Sports Lodge has many attractions to offer those seeking romantic getaways in South Carolina. As you delight yourself in a relaxing, romantic getaway, we’ve prepared a list of unique things to do in Murrells Inlet!


Brookgreen Gardens

Stunning Brookgreen Gardens is a unique sculpture garden and wildlife preserve offering breathtaking views of the most captivating figurative sculpture collection in the country. Hold the hand of your significant other as you wander through the indoor art galleries pondering over paintings, smaller sculptures, and exhibits. Step outdoors, and a whimsical sensation will sweep over you as though you’ve stepped into a secret garden. Gaze up at towering sculptures, and take in the scent of blooming vibrant wildflowers sprinkled along the way. The Brookgreen Gardens will be a highlight of your romantic getaway in Murrells Inlet.


Body and Beyond

Give your loved one the best gift in the world— the relaxation of the mind at Body and Beyond. Take time on your romantic getaway to delight in a massage, facial, manicure, or indulge in all with a complete spa package. Body and Beyond work with couples but also specialize in making the modern man feel comfortable at the spa offering a deep tissue massage paired with a relaxing facial, a hot oil scalp massage, and a man-icure. You’ll experience going beyond the congestion of life in your mind entering into a realm of pure serenity at Body and Beyond.


The Day Spa at Wachesaw 

Cast your cares aside as you select a soothing Swedish, deep tissue, bamboo stick, aromatherapy, or signature massage at Day Spa at Wachesaw & Salon. An array of massage options are seemingly endless and last up to two hours, so you’ll choose how long it takes until you’re fully rejuvenated. You and your loved one can indulge together with the Signature Couples Massage which adds warm towels and hot stones to your service. You’ll feel more connected than ever with your significant other at the Day Spa at Wachesaw & Salon.


Huntington Beach State Park

A romantic venture would not be complete without a twilight stroll along the beach at Huntington Beach State Park. Feel as though you’ve escaped to a different world, taking in the fresh scent of the ocean breeze bringing you to a state of tranquility just before you settle in for the evening. Walk down the Bridgeway during the late evening hours for an opportunity to view alligators nesting near the shore. Take moments to let your mind go with your loved one as you indulge in pure relaxation next to the ocean shore. Huntington Beach is a lesser congested sister beach to Myrtle Beach, so you’ll be able to relax away from the crowds at this dog-friendly beach minutes away from The Inlet Sports Lodge.



Charming Inlet Sports Lodge

Whether you’re seeking romantic getaways in South Carolina or planning a destination wedding near the oceanfront, The Inlet Sports Lodge offers a private, intimate setting for small receptions. We provide a quaint venue that will accommodate up to twenty people in the clubroom or forty people in the courtyard and clubroom combined for a seated dinner for your special occasion. If your party is on the larger side, we provide the option to feed up to seventy-five guests with heavy appetizers with spacious standing room in both areas. You can inquire about our Myrtle Beach wedding venue online, or give us a call at 1-843-357-6106 to book your romantic getaway to Murrells Inlet today!


Best Way To Spend A Day In Murrells Inlet

A day in Murrells Inlet should be a day of fun in the sun, fresh seafood and good times with family and friends. What more could you want? If you are curious about the Inlet, but have yet to venture down yourself, let us paint you a picture of how you could spend a day in Murrells Inlet!

Since you are along the coast, why not enjoy a water sport or two? There are several places along the Marshwalk and Marlin Quay Marina where you can rent jet skis, kayaks or book a fishing charter for the day. We are fortunate to have gorgeous weather almost year round here in the Lowcountry, so at least part of your day needs to be spent in the sun. Just don’t forget sunblock because you can burn without protection in no time!

Well, it’s time for lunch! How does a hoagie roll stuffed with fried shrimp sound? Yeah, our mouths are drooling too! Drunken Jack’s along the Marshwalk has been serving up mounds of succulent seafood for almost a quarter of a century. We highly recommend their shrimp po’ boy, but they also have oyster po’ boys and fish po’ boys if you prefer. Enjoy your sandwich as you gaze out into the Marshwalk and Goat Island, that is occupied by real-life goats and sometimes peacocks! You have to see it for yourself to believe it…

After lunch, perhaps you may enjoy working off some of those calories. Luckily for you, the East Coast BrewBoat is docked right behind Drunken Jack’s! Hop aboard the BrewBoat with a 6 pack of your favorite beverage and pedal your water through the water. It’s so fun that you won’t even realize that you are getting in a work out. You are on vacation after all…

After a nap, it’s already time for dinner! If you are a fan of upscale Italian cuisine, we have to restaurant just for you. Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar, which is located DIRECTLY beside Inlet Sports Lodge is absolutely amazing. There’s a reason they are the #1 ranked restaurant in Murrells Inlet according to TripAdvisor. Your tastebuds will be blown away by their daily specials and staple items. Don’t leave without ordering the seasonal burrata. You can thank us later!

Murrells Inlet is a fishing village with a drinking problem! Our nightlife is truly unparalleled along the Grand Strand. You will have the night of your life anywhere you decide to settle in at. One of our favorites is the Hot Fish Club. Their outdoor gazebo is a huge draw for locals and tourists alike. Sip on your favorite cocktail along the water to cap off an exceptional day here in Murrells Inlet!

Bonus Attraction:

Visit Brookgreen Gardens which is an art museum home to many beautiful sculptures, plants, and historical plantation fields. Brookgreen garden is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your vacation here in the Grand Strand area.

When planning your next vacation, be sure to call or visit InletSportsLodge.com for information about booking a room and staying with us.

The Best Myrtle Beach Golf Courses On The South Strand

Myrtle Beach…the golf capital of the world! With over 100 golf courses along the Grand Strand, that statement is far from an exaggeration. We are lucky enough to provide our guests with fantastic golf packages, golf specials and golf vacations, which include lodging here at Inlet Sports Lodge as well as golf at some of the best Myrtle Beach golf courses on the South Strand! Continue reading to find out where to find a few of our favorite golf courses!

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club | Pawleys Island, SC

Nestled between Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, we find one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (Golf Digest). Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is a 6,526 yard, par-70 course that offers a world-class experience as soon as you walk into the clubhouse. The Instagram-worthy 18th hole borders the Plantation’s old rice field and will need to be played with precision. Keep an eye out for golfers who just finished perched in rocking chairs observing from the clubhouse. Be sure to check out the video below to see what we mean.

True Blue Golf Club | Pawleys Island, SC

Our next course is also found in Pawleys Island. Who would have though that the South Strand had so many high end courses! Ranked in Golf Magazine’s ‘Top Courses You Can Play’ list in 2016, True Blue offers golfers a fun, dramatic layout. Kick off your experience by warming up on the 18-acre practice facility with a fully-stocked pro shop. Prepare to be challenged by the impressive elevation changes and fast greens. Watch the video below to see what True Blue Golf Club is all about.

If you are getting the itch to play some golf, Inlet Sports Lodge is currently offering a Winter Warmerland Golf Escape through February 10th that includes a 2 night stay at the Lodge, 1 round at Caledonia and 1 round at True Blue.

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Myrtle Beach Hotels: New Year’s Resolutions

By definition, a resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. Most of us will attempt to eat healthier, exercise more and spend out money more wisely. But how long will that really last? Studies show that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail before February 1st. Well, Inlet Sports Lodge, one of the luxury Myrtle Beach hotels, is here to provide a few resolutions that you should incorporate into your life in 2019 to have one of the best years of your life!

Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone

We are all creatures of habit. Wake up, shower, drink a cup of coffee, eat breakfast, go to work, eat a sub-par lunch, come home, eat dinner, watch some television, go to bed and repeat the next day until the weekend. Break up the monotony! Instead of taking a lunch break, go do something fun in the middle of the day. Try new restaurants with unique offerings. Attempt to meet new people. Now, we aren’t saying to become Jim Carrey in ‘Yes Man,’ but could it hurt to mix it up a little? We think not!

Travel To Parts Unknown (To You)

Sure, we absolutely LOVE it when we have guests return year after year to Murrells Inlet who decide to stay at Inlet Sports Lodge and we encourage it! But why not take an extra vacation this year and go somewhere you’ve never been? Take a cruise to Alaska or drive up to Maine for a whale watching touch and the most delicious lobster roll you’ll ever eat in your life! Fly to the California coast and enjoy a fire on the beach with an ice cold beer. Take a weekend trip to Savannah to sit on the same bench that was once occupied by Tom Hanks In ‘Forrest Gump.’ Spin a globe and wherever your finger lands, book a trip! The world is your oyster…

Improve The Quality of Your Sleep

For anyone who has had kids or stress in their life, you know the importance of sleep. When you don’t get a solid 8 hours, your whole day feels off. With all of the technology that we have now, we are constantly around blue light, which triggers sleeplessness. What’s the last thing you do before going to sleep? You most likely check your phone. Depending on how long you are on your phone depends how much your sleep is affected. We recommend giving technology a break an hour before you plan on going to sleep. It’s worth a shot, right? Another way to improve the quality of your sleep is with a better mattress. Considering you spend at least a third of your ENTIRE LIFE in bed, having a high quality mattress is vital to your entire day.

Murrells Inlet Hotel: Eat, Drink & Be Merry

‘Tis the season to be jolly! We’ve recently carved the turkey and survived Black Friday, so we can officially listen to Christmas music, watch cheesy Hallmark movies and bake cookies for Santa Clause. This time of year, we typically throw calories out the window and indulge in our favorite foods and beverages. Why? Because this is THE best time of year to eat, especially here along the Grand Strand near our Murrells Inlet hotel. With so much going on, we don’t want to miss out on any experiences for ourselves or our children (if you have them). Below are a few things to check out in Myrtle Beach until you need to “get back on track” on January 1st.

Brunch At Gulfstream Cafe

Finding a restaurant along the Grand Strand that combines a delicious meal with a gorgeous view can be difficult. Gulfstream Cafe has perfected that combination! This brunch has all of your breakfast favorites, lunch cravings and everything in between. Don’t leave without a plate full of biscuits & gravy! We also recommend stopping by the made-to-order omelette station next to the buffet. To cap off this extraordinary spread, your server will bring warm chocolate chip cookies with your check. YUM!

All You Can Eat Wings At Grumpy Monk

With two locations in Myrtle Beach, Grumpy Monk is quickly becoming every local’s favorite watering hole. They have upwards of 50 beers on tap that rotate from season to season and their Happy Hour is second to none. However, they made this list because of their Thursday night special: all you can eat wings! What’s better than everyone’s favorite bar food? Every Thursday night from 4pm to close, they offer AYCE Buffalo style chicken wings for $14.99. The real question is, how many can you put down?

Peppermint Chocolate Milkshake At Chic-fil A

Nothing tastes more like Christmas than the peppermint chocolate milkshake at Chic-fil-A! This deadly concoction is only available for about 6 weeks, but we are lucky enough to be in the midst of greatness. The combination of decadent chocolate with a hint of fresh peppermint will make your tastebuds do a happy dance!

Fall Festivals In Murrells Inlet

Aside from a few weeks straight of rain, a hurricane and a tropical storm, summer here in Murrells Inlet was amazing! Here at Inlet Sports Lodge, we had the pleasure of meeting so many new guests and hosted plenty of events to keep us busy. Now that the weather has cooled off, Fall is officially here! If you are a fan of pumpkin spiced lattes and seasonal craft beers, this time of year is made for you. Since it’s not unbearably hot outside, the Grand Strand has plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family going on! We are here to bring to light the fall festivals in Murrells Inlet that you should not miss out on.

Halloween On The Marshwalk

What better place to spend Halloween night than on the Marshwalk? Beginning at 5pm, there will be trick-or-treating along the Marshwalk. The kids costume contest starts at 6pm in front of the pirate statue behind Drunken Jack’s. Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Group, Funniest and Scariest for kids ages 3 and up. The adult costume contest will run from 7pm to 8:30pm. Over $4,000 in cash and prizes will be award for categories that include People’s Choice, Best Duo/Group, Best Individual and Big & Bulky. Winners will be announced at 10:30pm inside of Bovines. Come out and have a spook-tacular time!


The 19th Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cook Off returns to the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet on Sunday, November 4th! This event brings amateur and professional cooks together to raise money for the Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Over 40 self-proclaimed “Chilimasters” will be selling samples of their delicious chili and there will be beer vendors as well to cool down your palate. Be sure to bring an appetite!

15th Annual Oyster Roast

Aw shucks! On Saturday, November 17th from 11:30am to 3pm, enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters in the parking lot of Wicked Tuna here in Murrells Inlet, SC. For this rain or shine event, there will be live entertainment as well as a variety of other foods to choose from in addition to the oysters. Oh, and beer! Be sure to purchase your ticket online for this event.

Marshwalk Wonderland of Lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Beginning on November 17th, the Marshwalk will be twinkling with thousands of lights along the water. If you experienced the setup last year, then you know that it’s worth coming back for night after night. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle himself and get your picture taken with him!

An Inlet Christmas Weekend

Join us in the Inlet for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 30th at Morse Park next to Hot Fish Club at 5pm. It’s the perfect way to get yourself into the Christmas spirit! On Sunday, December 2nd, the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade will take place. It begins at the north end of Highway 17 Business and ends at the intersection of Highway 17 Business and Wachesaw Road. The parade will begin at 3pm. Be sure to bring a bag for all of the candy that your kids will be catching!

Hurricane Relief Fundraiser: Pedal For A Cause

On Sunday, September 30th, a few local businesses are hosting a hurricane relief fundraiser for those affected by flooding in our community. Three Ring Focus. East Coast BrewBoat, Contract Exteriors, Native Sons, Creek Ratz, Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge and Inlet Affairs Catering will be raising money for the Waccamaw Community Foundation and collecting non-perishable food, clothing and hygiene products for the Help 4 Kids organization.

What’s Going On

The BrewBoat in Murrells Inlet will be offering 50-minute cruises for only $15 every 30 minutes from noon to 6:30pm. Every penny made from each cruise will be donated.

From noon to 7pm at Creek Ratz, Contract Exteriors will be collecting non-perishable foods, household items and personal hygiene products. Native Sons will be selling t-shirts for hurricane relief. Inlet Affairs will be selling plates of chicken bog or BBQ with baked beans, coleslaw and a roll for $8, all of which will go to the relief fund. Three Ring Focus will also be raffling off a Yeti Tundra 65 cooler packed with gift cards, shirts and swag from local businesses. The Mullet Hut will be on hand selling ice cold adult beverages for everyone in attendance.

Whether you are a local or someone visiting the area, stop by and show your support for the community that we all know and love!

Tickets: BrewBoatSC.com/Book-Now.
Where: Creek Ratz In Murrells Inlet at 4065 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Time: Noon to 7pm
Date: Sunday, September 30th

Myrtle Beach Golf Vacations: Stay & Play In Murrells Inlet

As Labor Day draws near, it marks the unofficial end of the summer season. Sure, we will still have nice, warm weather for another month or so, but fall is getting closer and closer. You may have already started to notice pumpkin-flavored adult beverages hitting your local cooler. There’s no fighting fall, so why not embrace it?

Aside from the return of both college and professional football (yay!), fall is the perfect time of year to hit the links! If you booked one of our Myrtle Beach golf vacations, then you are in for a treat. Below is a bit about a few of the golf courses which we include in our fall golf packages:

TPC Myrtle Beach

TPC Myrtle Beach’s very challenging 18-hole, 72 par PGA Tour-caliber course features elevation changes, undulating greens, and Tour-quality bunkers. It is a course designed to treat golfers to the experience of what it must be like to be a PGA Touring professional.

Tom Fazio designed the course with the intention of ranking it among the nation’s finest. When TPC Myrtle Beach opened to rave reviews on February 2, 1999, many of golf’s most respected sources pronounced it an instant classic.

Founders Club

Located in quaint, quiet Pawleys Island, America’s oldest seaside resort, the Founders Club at Pawleys Island immediately impresses you with the striking beauty of the 9th hole, the first hole you see as you enter the golf club. A beautiful, well-laid-out hole, it makes a strong statement and sparks the most comments from visitors. And it sets the tone for what is to come.

The Founders Club at Pawleys Island earned distinction as Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year in 2011 by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. In both 2009 and 2011, the Founders Club was deemed one of the 30 Best Courses You can Play in South Carolina by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel.


Blackmoor Golf Club, located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina has remained one of the Grand Strand’s most player-friendly golf course rounds. The design is one that stretches the imagination – almost begging for the untraditional at times. That has been packaged with a playing surface that can only be described as upper-echelon. It leaves those who set foot on this 18-hole masterpiece in awe of what they’ve just experienced.

Of course, we book golf packages for several other courses along the Grand Strand, but we just wanted to give you a taste of what to expect. It’s not too late to book your fall golf vacation, so if you are interested in learning more about what we have to offer, please view our golf specials here »