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Sand, Surf, Suds: SC’s Waterfront Bars

Bob Gillespie Bob Gillespie
Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.
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With 187 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and an array of coursing creeks, rambling rivers and lovely lakes, it only makes sense that South Carolina would have a vast selection of waterfront bars and eateries. Pick your view, sit, sip and enjoy!

Beaufort Area

People sitting at cafe tables along Beaufort waterfront.
Beaufort's waterfront is lined with bars and cafes.

Charleston Area

People sitting on deck overlooking Folly Beach.
Drinks are served oceanfront at BLU in Folly Beach.

Edisto Beach

People sitting at tables on the water at the Pressley's dock.
Live music, cold drinks and water views are served up on the dock at Pressley's.

Grand Strand

Tiki bar signs on MarshWalk at Wahoo's in Murrells Inlet.
The Tiki Bar at Wahoo's on the MarshWalk is a hotspot for cold drinks and live music.

Little River

Crab Catchers, 4474 Water Front Ave.
Water view: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Patio's Tiki Bar & Grill, 4495 Mineola Ave.
Water view: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

North Myrtle Beach

Capt’n Dilligaf’s Tiki Bar at Filet's on the Water, 2120 Sea Mountain Hwy., # 1100
Water view: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Captain Archie's, 2200 Little River Neck Road
Water views: Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Molly Darcy's, 1701 S. Ocean Blvd.
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Myrtle Beach

Banditos Cantina, 1410 N. Ocean Blvd.
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Croakers at the Pier, 9700 Kings Road (Apache Family Campground)
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Ocean Annie's, 9550 Shore Drive
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Riptydz Oceanfront Grill & Rooftop Bar, 1210 N. Ocean Blvd.
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Surfside/Garden City

Gulf Stream Café, 1536 S. Waccamaw Drive, Garden City
Water view: Atlantic Ocean and Murrells Inlet

Scotty's Beach Bar, 111 S. Seaside Drive, Surfside
Water view: Atlantic Ocean

Murrells Inlet

Bubba's Love Shack, 4037 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Water view: Saltwater marsh

Dead Dog Saloon, 4079 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Water view: Saltwater marsh

Tiki Bar at Wahoo's, 3993 Highway 17, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk
Water view: Saltwater marsh

Georgetown

Big Tuna Raw Bar, 807 Front St.
Water view: Sampit River

Buzz's Roost, 911 Front St.
Water view: Sampit River

Hilton Head Island   

People sit at tables while band plays on the beach at Hilton Head.
Get into the island groove at the beachfront Tiki Bar on Hilton Head.
Bob Gillespie
Bob is a former sports writer at Columbia’s The State newspaper. He enjoys golf at South Carolina’s 350-plus courses, and after a round, sampling craft beers from the Palmetto State’s breweries.