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Little River

Little River

Covered with live oaks, Spanish moss, marshes and palm trees, Little River is known for its natural beauty and wildlife. It’s an ideal community for families interested in an authentic small-town getaway.

Explore this sleepy fishing village by boat, kayak or paddleboard along the Intracoastal Waterway. Try your luck aboard South Carolina’s only Gambling Boats or sample some fresh seafood at one of our waterfront restaurants. Tee off at one of our award-winning golf courses or prepare for a deep-sea fishing adventure. There is plenty to explore and enjoy and there’s no better time to start planning your Little River adventure. Get started today.

History

Little River hosted many different types of settlers that date back to the early inhabitants of the Edisto Indians, followed by the Spanish and then the English in the 1600s. Later, pirates, smugglers, blockade-runners and bootleggers moved in because of the location and protection of the harbor. Well-known residents like Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Stede Bonnett and Anne Booney have called Little River home.

By the late 1700s, Sea Island cotton was the main crop of South Carolina and helped bring wealth to the coast. Many of the historic plantations are still standing today and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1791, George Washington dined in one of the restaurants located in Little River along Kings Highway. 

Landmarks

  • Little River Waterfront-home to seafood restaurants, South Carolina’s only Gambling Boats and many shops
  • Big M Casino Cruise
  • Governor’s Lighthouse – Built in 1985 to honor South Carolina Governors
  • Vereen Gardens – Best Kept Secret – 115 acres of coastal forest, tidal march and Intracoastal waterfront
  • SC/NC State Line
  • Host to Blue Crab Festival every May
  • Waterfront restaurants in Little River
    • Captain Jules’s Hurricane
    • The Patio - Dock front bar and grill overlooking the Intracoastal 
    • The Parson’s Table – Restaurant that is housed in an old church including the stain glass windows, excellent food
    • Crab Catchers - The catch of the day is brought right past the tables from the dock
    • Brentwood – Fine Dining Restaurant
    • Mama Jeans- Home Cooking
  • Golf Courses in Little River
    • The Valley at East Port Golf Course
    • River Hills Golf Course
    • Glen Dornoch Golf Course
    • Heather Glen Golf Course
  • Little River Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Marina- Coquina Harbor & Myrtle Beach Yacht Club
  • Fishing - deep-sea fishing, charters and commercial fishing.