Inside Little River: A Local’s Perspective

by Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center

Little River, South Carolina is a popular destination for fishing, golfing, and dining. But there are so many options to choose from, so where should you begin exploring all that this quaint fishing village has to offer? To find out, we surveyed Facebook and collected the top answers as reported by locals. 

Top Answer: Vereen Memorial Gardens. Helen Reece Graham says: “I love the beauty of a wooden path through the marsh.”

Located in Little River along the Intracoastal Waterway on more than 115 acres of forest and marshland, this facility includes approximately 3 miles of nature trails and boardwalks that meander through its botanical gardens and along its waterfront.

And that’s not Little River’s only scenic spot. Nancy Chamberlain Moon recommends: “A marsh tour with J&L Kayaks. There is so much more to our world that isn’t seen from Highway 17.”

For a casual stroll, many recommend Cherry Grove Pier, especially at sunrise.

Unsurprisingly, there were countless recommendations for the Little River waterfront. Mary Van Marter Mistretta says: “I always love eating down by the dock.” Popular restaurants within walking distance include Capt. Juel’s Hurricane Restaurant, Crab Catcher’s, Buzz’s Roost, and Patio’s.

Another hidden treasure is La Belle Amie Vineyard, home of Twisted Sisters Wines. They are open year-round Wednesday through Saturday. It has grown into a popular spot to enjoy wine tastings, live afternoon music, and meet new people.

While it’s located further south in Murrells Inlet, we can’t ignore all of the recommendations for Brookgreen Gardens. This beautiful botanical garden also houses American sculptures and a small Lowcountry zoo. You’ll also want to revisit them in December for Night of a Thousand Candles, their signature annual event which transforms the gardens into a sparkling wonderland with the soft glow of more than 2,700 hand-lit candles and hanging lights.

Thanks to Natalie Rakoci who recommended visiting the Chamber of Commerce to “get ideas and info on where to visit— online or in person.”

You can find us at to do just that.

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