Getting Here

By Plane

Arriving in Georgetown by air is made easy with three nearby airports. In fact, Georgetown is centrally located between two major airports – Myrtle Beach International Airport about 30 miles to the north and Charleston International about 60 miles to the south. Both of these airports are serviced by major airlines, as well as a host of low-cost carriers, offering connecting, nonstop and direct flights from areas across the country – and the world. British Airways, in fact, recently implemented direct flights from London to Charleston.

Also available is Georgetown County Airport, which can accommodate smaller planes and jets. The county-owned, public-use airport is located at 129 Airport Road, south of Georgetown, just outside the city limits on U.S. Highway 17. Nearly 150 flights are logged at the airport each day.

By Car

From Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet or Pawleys Island:

Head south on U.S. Highway 17. Once you go over the second bridge heading into Georgetown, get in the left hand lane and go through two traffic lights, drive five blocks down and turn left onto Broad Street. Broad Street will take you straight to the waterfront and to the center of the Historic District in downtown Georgetown. Other areas of the city are easily located and accessed via major roads such as Highmarket and North Fraser streets.

From Charleston and Mount Pleasant:

Head north on U.S. Highway 17. Once you go over the bridge into Georgetown, stay in the right hand lane. At the second traffic light take a right onto Front Street, which takes you to the waterfront and the Historic District in downtown Georgetown. Other areas of the city are easily located and accessed via major roads such as Highmarket and North Fraser streets.

From areas west of Andrews:

Head east on U.S. Highway 521 to Georgetown. Once you cross U.S. Highway 17 and get into downtown Georgetown, take a right on Broad Street, which takes you to the waterfront and the Historic District. Other areas of the city are easily located and accessed via major roads such as Highmarket and North Fraser streets.

From Conway:

Traveling east on U.S. Highway 501, take the exit for U.S. Highway 701 to Georgetown. When you arrive in Georgetown, continue on 701 until it merges with U.S. Highway 17 (South Fraser Street). Go straight and get in left-hand lane. You will turn left onto Front Street by the railroad tracks. Front Street will take you to the waterfront and the center of the Historic district in downtown Georgetown. Other areas of the city are easily located and accessed via major roads such as Highmarket and North Fraser streets.

By Boat

From the Atlantic Ocean:

Head west into Winyah Bay, follow bay markers up to red marker 40, take a port turn into the Sampit River. The last marker will be a red and green “S” marker, bare to starboard side to come into downtown Georgetown. 

From the Intracoastal Waterway:

  • On the ICW headed north, look for ICW marker 96. The next marker you pick up will be Winyah Bay green marker 29, follow to red marker 40, take a port turn into the Sampit River. The last marker will be a red and green “S” marker, bare to starboard side to come into downtown Georgetown.
  • On the ICW headed south on the Waccamaw River, the last ICW marker will be 95. Follow to red marker 40, take a starboard turn into the Sampit River. The last marker will be a red and green “S” marker, bare to starboard side to come into downtown Georgetown.

Note: After passing the green “S” marker, leave all anchored boats to the port side and stay next to the marinas on the starboard side for deeper water.

Boaters can dock at one of several marinas in Georgetown: Due to demand, marina personnel suggest calling in advance to check availability.

  • Georgetown Landing Marina – 33 degrees 21 minutes 54.27 seconds north latitude and 79 degrees 16 minutes 1.24 seconds west longitude – 432 Marina Drive (on Intracoastal Waterway, not in Georgetown Harbor), 843-546-1776
  • Harborwalk Marina – 33 degrees 21.86 minutes north latitude and 79 degrees 16.90 minutes west longitude – 525 Front Street, 843-546-4250
  • Georgetown Dry Stack Marina – 33 degrees 21.68 minutes north latitude and 79 degrees 16.80 minutes west longitude – 18 Saint James Street, 843-546-1700
  • Hazzard Marine (33 degrees 21 minutes 39.18 seconds north latitude and 79 degrees 16 minutes 47.56 seconds west longitude – 200 Meeting Street, 843-527-3625

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