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!


How Did The Village of Murrells Inlet Get Its Name?

The Village of Murrells Inlet is located 20 miles north of Georgetown on U.S. Business 17. It is one of the oldest coastal communities in South Carolina. According to legend, during the early 1800s, pirates like Capt. Jack Murrell cruised into the inlet in search of fresh water and a site to moor their ships for barnacle removal.

Source: Murrells Inlet Online
Source: Murrells Inlet Online

Captain Jack Murrell had a reputation as being a nasty pirate. He was known for treating his crew bad. According to legend, Captain Jack’s crew eventually had enough and left the captain on the island with nothing except a few bottles of rum. However, Captain Jack snuck his treasure off of his ship and buried it on the island. When his crew returned to the island, now known as Drunken Jack’s Island, they did not find their captain. All they found were empty rum bottles and bones — no buried treasure. Over the years, archaeological digs on the island, now known as Drunken Jack’s Island have not resulted in any treasure finds. To this day the pirate’s booty is still hidden in Murrells Inlet.

Today, visitors and locals arrive by land as well as sea to this quaint fishing village on a beautiful salt marsh. The village calls itself the “Seafood Capital of South Carolina.”


You can sit pretty much anywhere along the MarshWalk and watch the fishing boats going out in the early morning and returning late in the day. The seafood here doesn’t get any fresher than this! Local restaurants and chefs are known for buying the daily catch right off the fishing boats.

The MarshWalk is located in the heart of Murrells Inlet. This is a half-mile wooden boardwalk that runs along a natural saltwater estuary. It boasts some of the most spectacular waterfront dining views and culinary fare in the Lowcountry region.