beautiful photo of a heron flying over the salt marsh

Beautiful Murrells Inlet

What a gift to live in Murrells Inlet!  The tidal waters provide a sanctuary for wildlife of all kinds.

shellback on the salt marsh

Shell bank

We have everything anybody would want- boating, fishing, bird watching, people watching and every kind of outdoor water sport you can imagine.wading bird fishing on the salt marsh

Just a few minutes by boat from our house, the famous “Marsh Walk” draws you in with its amazing restaurants and entertainment.  There is fun to be had for all ages!   Live bands, great food and drinks keep visitors happy and our little village is known as “The Seafood Capital of the East”!

famous marsh walk creek in Murrells Inlet

Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk

Famous marsh walk in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Marina

However, I can’t help but think of the old saying “up da creek without a paddle” living in Murrells Inlet.  I guess its truest meaning is you have a problem!!  The only “problem” some may say is that the creek empties out a low tide and in many areas you will find yourself in trouble if you don’t watch the tides very carefully.

the creek at low tide

At first I thought that low tide and no passage was a not so great, but the absolute peace and quiet you get in return is immeasurable.  No noise from passing boats or jet skies for several hours while the tide is out makes it all worthwhile.

wading birds fishing at low tide

Mallards enjoying low tide

However, for those who are not familiar with the tides and creeks, it can be a real problem.  We cringe as we see boats, jet skis, and paddle boarders get hung up at low tide on oyster shells and unsuspecting barefooted boaters walk onto these sharp unforgiving oyster shells.   We have had to rescue many people living here over the years.

But in a few hours, the tide is high again and boaters share the waters with the wildlife!  Love my water world!

relaxing on a boat on the creek

Chillin in the Inlet