Florence has moved on and our beaches have never looked better. However, there is a lot of flooding and road closures leading into and out of the area. Travelers on the roads are encouraged to exercise extreme caution, plan ahead, and check SCDOT.org or call 511 for the latest information. Be patient and expect lengthy travel times, blocked roadways or detours.
Socastee is located just west of the Myrtle Beach International airport, between Rt. 17 and the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. Historic Socastee is home to one of only 10 swing bridges in the state. Built in 1935, the bridge swings on a regular schedule. The town also hosts the Socastee Heritage Festival, which draws significant crowds in April of each year. It is also in Socastee where visitors can enjoy the “wild side” of Myrtle Beach! T.I.G.E.R.S. Myrtle Beach Safari, a world-renowned wildlife preserve, is located on 50 acres of tropical paradise and home to over 130 endangered animals. Visitors participate in a customized three-hour Wild Encounters Tour, and interact with amazing and iconic animals. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Following are some additional resources for Socastee from Horry County Government: