Established in 1978, this popular unincorporated beach community took its name from Litchfield Plantation, a lovely rice plantation on the Waccamaw River, and is known today for its world-class golf courses, quaint shops and natural beauty. Litchfield is located in Georgetown County and also serves as a convenient midpoint between the quiet, historic city of Georgetown and the fun-filled, entertainment destination of Myrtle Beach.
Long walks on wide beaches erase the cares of visitors to Litchfield Beach. Beaches are more sparsely populated here, and the natural beauty of sand and sea oats takes center stage. Quiet and reserved, Litchfield Beach's sophisticated appeal includes fine dining and a slightly urban feel. Runners, walkers and bikers enjoy Waccamaw Neck Bikeway that is part of the East Coast Greenway, finding no better way to experience the sights and sounds of this beautiful area.
This southern region is also known locally as the Waccamaw Golf Trail and is home to some of the finest golf courses the Grand Strand has to offer. Visitors to the area also rave about the location of the much-loved beach. Visitors say that at 20-miles south of central Myrtle Beach, it's close enough to places like Myrtle Beach International Airport to be convenient while still feeling like it's a lifetime away.