Author: Brian Cox, The Travel Vlogger
My name is Brian Cox, and I have made traveling the world my purpose. Come with me as I search for extraordinary experiences!
In his visit to Little River, South Carolina, The Travel Vlogger shared his top 10 favorites found in the area.
#10 Jetski Tour
“If you’re visiting Little River, you must explore the coastal waters and the most thrilling way to do this is by doing a 2 hour guided tour. I went with the guides at Little River Watersports and had a great time. We went out to the ocean, saw some dolphins, and then cruised into North Carolina. There was some really beautiful scenery and it was a lot of fun.
#9 Kayaking & Crabbing
I am always down to kayak , so when I learned the local tour operator J&L Kayaking provides a 4 hour tour that includes crabbing, I was paddling in no time. And before I knew it, I was even catching one of the reasons most important delicacies – the majestic blue crab.
#8 Riverside Dining
Where better to eat the local seafood then at the Little River waterfront, where you can have a pleasant meal overlooking the water. I had the pleasure of eating at Crab Catchers and Buzz’s Roost, and really enjoyed both places. And several locals told me that nearly all the restaurants at the waterfront were pretty good.
#7 Sea Screamer Tour
If you’re traveling with family, I would definetly recommend going on the Sea Screamer Tour (run by Myrtle Beach Watersports) as it is a great way to see Little River and meet up with some shrimp boats as this where the dolphins hang out. And who doesn’t like dolphins?!
#6 Vereen Gardens
This park is a great place to relax and appreciate nature. From the entrance, walk through the forest and eventually you’ll be surprised as you come up to 1500 feet of boardwalk over some stunning marshland and the intracoastal.
#5 Charter boat fishing
I ran into a local that told me if I hadn’t been fishing in Little River, then I haven’t really been to Little River. So, I contacted the guys at Hurricane Fishing Fleet to try their half-day fishing trip. I was able to catch several fish (unfortunately none of them were big enough to keep). Bait, rod, and reel were all included at a very economical price, but if you’re looking to splurge, several private charters are available.
#4 Big “M” Casino Boat
For those feeling lucky, I recommend jumping aboard the only gambling ship in the Carolinas. There are 4 departures daily (weather permitting). Each voyage is 5 1/2 hours long, with an all you can eat buffet, bar, and more.
While Little River does not have it’s own beaches, it is close by to several world-class beaches – just a short drive away. Sunset Beach, Cherry Grove, and North Myrtle Beach are all just a 15-20 minute drive away.
Over 100 golf courses are located in a short proximity to Little River, so visitors are blessed with several great options for those wanting to hit the links.
If you like seafood as much as I do, you will not want to miss Little River’s festivals: the Little River ShrimpFest (second weekend of October) and the World Famous Blue Crab Festival (in May, the weekend after Mother’s Day). Both festivals bring together a delightful mix of good food, entertainment, and good times.
Oh man, I had a great time in Little River. If you have any questions, reach out ot the very knowledge people at the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. Until next time, safe travels (and don’t forget to subscribe).”