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Old 06-14-2004, 08:25 AM
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Need to locate one for a July trip....I will be staying oceanside right next to the inlet....Can anyone here direct me to one?

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:30 AM
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Right next to Dicks Marina is a public landing.
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:32 AM
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Where is Dicks?

Sorry I not real familiar with the area yet
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:36 AM
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There is only one public boat ramp in Murrells Inlet that I know of. I guess you are staying in Garden City? If so, go back out to 17 and head south. You will see signs to Murrells Inlet to the left. Not sure what the name of the road is? Follow down this road and look for Captain Dicks, the boat ramp is just past that on the left. It can be very crowded and you have to park directly accross the street from the ramp. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:10 AM
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Here is a list of private and public landings around Myrtle Beach. The only ones I've used are Wacca Wache (Intracoastal) - pretty nice - and the one in Murrels Inlet next to Dicks - fairly steep and crowded on weekends.


http://saltwaterfishing.sc.gov/boatl...HORRY%20COUNTY
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:50 AM
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I will be staying in Garden City, which I understand is a gated community, or as gated as one can be for the beach. Sorry for not saying that in the beginning....

Are there any private ramps in Garden City?.....I remember folks telling me that there were, but that you had to have the permission of the property owners to use them. There is also Marlin Quay marina up the road....do they have any water access?

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Old 06-14-2004, 08:31 PM
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Sickrack:

Are you staying in the "gated community" portion of Garden City, are you staying in a rental house outside the gated community, are you staying in one of the motels, or are you staying in the condos next to marlin quay???

Regardless, as of last October, Marlin Quay did not have a ramp. Lots of people who have houses on the inlet have makeshift ramps between the houses, none that I know of for public use. I rent a house down there for a week out of the year, have been doing it for 15 years now. The house I rent has a dock but no ramp, so i put in at Murrels Inlet public boat ramp and boat to the dock and have an assistant bring the truck and trailer back to the house.

Anyway, there are the road back to hwy 17 from Garden City (there are only 2), with next to the pavioion area and pier, turn to go out to 17. Take a left on Hwy 17 business next to J Michael's Restaurant. Go past approximately 1.5 miles, you will come to an intersection with signs that say Murrels Inlet to the left, and georgetown to the right. Turn left, go past Suck Bang Blow, go past Perry's bait and tackle, keep going past restaurants until you see captain Dick's Marina, and Voyager's View marina. The landing is on the left, beside Voyagers View. Between Voyagers View and a Church. You puit your boat in on the left side of the road. There is a paved parking lot down a street opposite the landing, a pretty good walk from where the boat ramp is. It is a good triple lane concrete ramp with aluminum floating docks. It does get crowded at times.

It is the only public place that I know of to put into Murrels Inlet. There is a small private ramp behind Flo's Place, a bar and restaurant. It is difficult if not impossible at low tide and there is a charge. Also, further past the public ramp, there is a dirt road that goes to a shell bed that you can put in off of at low tide with a small boat. I only reccomend the public ramp. There is only one no wake zone in murrels inlet, right around the boat ramp. L:eave the boat ramp to the left, and you can follow the channel markers out to the jettys and the ocean, it is probably less than 3 miles to the ocean. Anything more I will be glad to answer if i can.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:02 PM
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Boat landing is on hwy 17 buisness between capt dicks marina and a beautiful church. But if its close parking to the water you want Flo's restuarant charges 5 $ per 24 hours. Be sure to eat there its good food, and sometimes you get free pass to landing!
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:36 PM
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I've used the public ramp at Murrells Inlet many times. It's a good ramp, but can be crowded, just be patient and take your time. The part I hated most was coming back in, there can be a ton of boats waiting to load. There always seemed to be plenty of parking across the street. Might want to see if there's a slip there you could rent, then you could avoid putting in and taking out each time, and you could leave your trailer where you're staying.

To my knowledge its the only one in the area, being that Murrells Inlet is a closed inlet. The channel to the inlet is well marked.

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Old 06-14-2004, 10:00 PM
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I used that ramp every day during our April vacation at Garden City. The only thing that amplified the crowd were the ump-teen jet skis just hanging out there and not wanting to move....that and one guy actually had his boat docked across the north ramp and left for a while (it didn't stay that way long, hehehehehe). Make sure you stay in the channel, it can get shallow quick there and the ramp is always easier at high tide.



Anyway, there are some places on the inlet side of Garden City that have ramps and many have docks. The problem is that there is a limited "no wake" area and boats are often beat up against the docks...at least on the south end. Marlin Quay sometimes has slips for rent for the week but you'll still have to put in at Murrells.



As you leave the ramp you'll go to your left and then back around to the right.....you'll see the bouys. As you near the jetties you'll see an area off to the right where you can beach the boat and get out and play if you're inclined. There are usually some other boats there.
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Old 06-15-2004, 08:29 AM
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J1esse:

I am staying in the gated community of Garden City, and I remember from my last trip there almost 7 years ago that some of the house did have makeshift slips and docks...at least on the inlet side. Maybe some of the nice folks staying on the inlet side(I am on the ocean) will be nice enough to let me keep my boat there for a pittance.....who knows.

Regardless, all the ramp info is very helpful and the variety of places to go on the boat will certainly compete with my beer drinking time on the beach....

I guess the real place to explore from what I am hearing is the ICW and not Murrells.....

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Old 06-15-2004, 04:29 PM
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Find the Wacca Wache ramp on the ICW side of hwy 17, go south for a day cruise. Blackwater/backwater cruising at it's finest.
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Old 06-15-2004, 05:08 PM
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Sickrack;

Of Murrells Inlet itself, you will see about all you want to see of it in a day. The good thing about the inlet is that it is about the easiest place to access the ocean for me. There are several artificial reefs within 10 miles of the inlet, a good boat landing, and a short ride to the ocean. If you are not going to leave the inlet, you will get bored with it in a short time. It is just not that big. there are lots of tidal creeks on the South end of the Inlet, and lots of places to get lost. Murrels Inlet has no access to the ICW.

As for the ICW, Wacca Wache is the way to go. Leave Garden City and go south on Hwy 17. This time do not stay on 17 business to go to Murrels Inlet, follow the 4 lane 17 bypass south toward Georgetown. Go about 3-4 miles and you will see signs for Wachesaw Plantation and Wacca Wache Marina. The road is to the right if you are going south. You turn by a big gas station. If you see a large Japanese Steakhouse on your left, Turn around, you went a little too far.

Anyway, follow the road straight back to the wacca wache public boat ramp. It is a good 3 lane concrete ramp with aluminum floating docks. South about 17 miles down the waterway is Georgetown, a small seaport town. With a little research you could chart a way to get to the city dock, dock there, eat lunch, explore the historic downtown, and take the boat back to wacca wache, and do all this in a day. If you go north on the waterway, for several miles, you will travel black water with cypress trees and very little development. Approximately 15 miles or so later, you will be in the man-made section of the ICW behind Myrtle Beach. Another easy day trip with free temporary docking would be for you to go north to Barefoot Landing. they have a good floating dock that you could dock at and go explore all the stores and maybe eat at a restaurant while you are there.

Anything else I can add, let me know. I spend a lot of time on that section of the ICW and in Murrells Inlet.
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