Coastal Extremes

by | Aug 3, 2005

We were in Myrtle Vegas Sunday night for Ben Harper at House of Blues. We had ideas about visiting the beach, grinding at a seafood buffet and playing miniature golf, but alas the dripping cheese was too much and Monday morning we motored in a southerly direction as fast as possible. Twenty minutes past historic but industrial Georgetown, we stumbled upon the small seaport town of McClellanville.


McClellanville, along with Awendaw and the surrounding area, is located in The Cape Romain community between Charleston and Georgetown in Charleston County. It is surrounded by the 350,000 acres of The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, The Francis Marion National Forest, and the Santee Coastal Reserve.

Given its natural beauty, arts scene and proximity to Charleston, one has to wonder how long this town can remain sleepy. We inquired locally and there are some newcomers, and resentment about that fact among the denizens, who we understand are mostly related.