Georgetown SC Named Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today

When most people think of the Grand Strand area they think of Myrtle Beach, but according to USA Today, Georgetown SC is the best coastal small town in the country. Although the town is not at the heart of the Grand Strand, the area is said to stretch from Little River to Georgetown.

This charming town is the 3rd oldest town in South Carolina with a population of around 10,000. Located in the Winyah Bay, Georgetown is also the second largest seaport in the state.

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Downtown Georgetown, South Carolina

So What Makes Georgetown Best Coastal Small Town?

From the charming and historic downtown section to the beautiful beaches, the town has much to offer someone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, and just relax. If you take a stroll downtown, you will find many shopping opportunities with everything from antique stores to fine art galleries.

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Winyah Bay Georgetown South Carolina

If the outdoors is more your thing, head to one of the nearby beaches such as Pawleys Island, Surfside Beach, or Garden City. The Georgetown area is a very popular spot among fisherman, offering many fishing opportunities around the area.

Old Homes in Georgetown

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Historic Homes, Georgetown, SC

When you are not at the beach or downtown, jump in the car and ride around town. You will see many historic homes dating back more than 100 years. Many of the homes in the area are old plantation homes from mid to late 1800’s. Some homes are much older as Georgetown was founded in 1729, with English settlers moving into the area.


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Georgetown, SC Boardwalk

If you are looking for a relaxed dinner by the water, Georgetown offers many fabulous options to satisfy your appetite. The town also has great seafood restaurants such as the Big Tuna Raw Bar and the River Room Restaurant. Dining by the water, eating amazing food after a beautiful day in the town named ‘Best Coastal Small Town’ by USA Today, is a memory that you will not soon forget

In Closing

Georgetown, SC is a beautiful small town by the ocean that has so much to offer the people that visit. The town doesn’t have all of the lights and glamour that Myrtle Beach does, but offers something just as good; peace, relaxation, and charm.

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