Guiding the waters Surrounding Myrtle Beach and Charleston
North Inlet Reserve is a pristine ocean fed estuary that’s roughly 20,000 acres of tidal marsh, expansive creeks and deep water channels. North Inlet is a wild place sparking with life. The Reserve is located between Pawleys Island and Georgetown and is just a short drive from Myrtle Beach. We access North Inlet by navigating across Winyah Bay. Winyah Bay is located in the historic port of Georgetown and is the third largest watershed on the East Coast. It is a brackish estuary with four major rivers flowing into it; the Waccamaw, Sampit, Black, and Pee Dee River. The confluence of these river systems makes for a nutrient rich ecosystem. Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Flounder and more call these waters home.
Cape Romain National Wild Life Refuge is located in McClellanville South Carolina and sits between Charleston and Georgetown. The refuge is over 66,000 acres of remote shoreline, shallow spartina flats and expansive waterways. Cape Romain is breathtaking and teaming with wildlife. Bald Eagles, Osprey , Loggerhead Sea Turtles and Dolphins thrive in this remote stretch of coast. Cape Romain is home of two beautiful Light houses. The small Red structure pictured below is the oldest of its kind still standing in the US. When fishing Cape Romain we launch from Jeremy Creek boat landing in the town of McClellanville or Buck Hall Recreation Area in Francis Marion National Forest.
Santee Delta is the largest river delta system on the East Coast. The majority of the Delta is part of South Carolina’s Wildlife Management Area. Santee Delta is just a short boat ride south of the historic port of Georgetown. The North and South Santee rivers empty into bays lined with sandy beaches and barrier islands. Where these waterways junction is a breeding ground for marine life. Sharks, Tarpon, Redfish and Sea Trout often congregate here based on tide, current and salinity.
Pawleys Island was settled was in the 1700’s by rice planters trying to escape the heat on there plantations. Pawleys is a quaint little beach town nestled along the Atlantic ocean. A labyrinth of shallow creeks extending north of Midway inlet to Litchfield Beach and South to the inlet at Prince George. The inlets and tidal creeks provide excellent fishing. Flounder and Speckled Sea Trout fishing can be done from the beach or small boat.