100 Secrets of the Carolina Coast: A Guide to the Best Undiscovered Places Along the North and South Carolina Coastline
Randall H. Duckett, Maryellen Kennedy Duckett
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The stretch of shore running from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Lowcountry of South Carolina offers an amazing array of places to stay, places to eat, adventures and attractions.
100 Secrets of the Carolina Coast includes the best lesser-known, off-the-beaten-path travel tips. There's something for everyone with a wide variety of secrets — from down-home shrimp shacks to gourmet bistros; from primitive campgrounds to luxury bed-and-breakfasts. The Carolina coast has all this and more for you to enjoy if you know the secrets. With this book, you soon will.
time we wrote this book and the time you are reading it, circumstances can change. Places may go out of business; change products, services, or prices; or simply not measure up to your expectations. Despite our best efforts to be accurate, mistakes may have crept their way into the book as well. Therefore, before you take off to a place we recommend, always call first to confirm location, hours, prices, and other information (this is particularly true outside prime tourist season). If a
seniors are welcome. “The ride is on the beach the whole time, sometimes through inlets, and occasionally galloping is allowed. People come back and ask for the same horse again and again, even though there are eleven other gorgeous horses to choose from. So we give them the horse they want,” says owner Cheryl McMahon. The cost is $25 an hour, with $35 an hour for those weighing two hundred pounds or more (three hundred pounds is the limit for the horses). The reason for the difference is that
Zane, Alan Alda, all of whom have stayed there in recent years. The stars are generally friendly and like mixing with other guests—Peter Falk a.k.a. Columbo, in fact, insisted on not coming down to breakfast unless other guests were there so he could schmooze with them. Also at breakfast, Anthony Hopkins was asked to do his “Hannibal Lecter face,” and did, which “scared the hell out of everybody,” reports innkeeper Paul Bolda. The inn itself has also been used as a location for several television
on the water. That’s where the marina part of the story starts. General Manager Buzz Greene can set you up with pontoon or sailboat rentals; parasailing; deep-sea fishing; a picnic on the beach at sunset; or a nature cruise on the sixty-foot Blue Water Princess. “We’re at the end of the road, so we’re glad to have anybody,” jokes the affable Greene, who manages the Blue Water Point for owner Carl Micky, a Hickory, North Carolina, businessman who bought the marina complex a few years back and
Beach and Beyond Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the third most visited tourist area in the country behind Disney World and Atlantic City, all three of which are grand spectacles. During the height of the summer, Myrtle Beach— the hub of the Grand Strand—operates on a grand scale with mile after mile of hotels and motels overrun with people; restaurant after restaurant serving untold tons of fried seafood; more holes of putt-putt golf than you could possibly play in a lifetime; and much, much