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Saltwater Paddling Trail -
Socastee to Little River, the Intracoastal Waterway

Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail LogoThis portion of the trail follows a 30-mile canal created in 1936 by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Here the paddling trail generally parallels the popular tourist area of the Grand Strand, which encompasses Myrtle Beach, a dozen other beach communities, plus Myrtle Beach State Park. The Governor's Lighthouse and Vereen Memorial Gardens Park are adjacent to the trail at the Town of Little River.

Section 7 Map

Saltwater Paddling Trail - Section 7 Waccamaw National Refuge Huntington Beach State Park Brookgreen Gardens Murrells Inlet Murrells Inlet Historic District Sandy Island Garden City Socastee Myrtle Beach State Park Myrtle Beach Grand Strand Governors Lighthouse Town of Little River Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens

Places of Interest on the Trail

Point No. Name Latitude / Longitude County
7-1 Myrtle Beach State Park 33.651296, -78.931396 Horry
7-2 Myrtle Beach 33.689060, -78.886694 Horry
7-3 Grand Strand 33.808141, -78.713188 Horry
7-4 Governors Lighthouse 33.859842, -78.637164 Horry
7-5 Town of Little River 33.873228, -78.614186 Horry
7-6 Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens 33.879549, -78.593474 Horry

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Photograph Gallery of Places of Interest on the Trail

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Intracoastal Waterway - Photograph by Micahel Foster Great Pee Dee River - photograph by Joey Frazier