Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Jetty View Walk, a walkway overlooking the marsh on the south end of Murrells Inlet – with scenic views out to the ocean – is attracting more visitors to the area.
Krista King and Kelly Malloy, both from Philadelphia, Pa., were two of several people enjoying the walkway on July 30.
They were stopping by for the first time.
“This area is so beautiful,” King said.
“It is nice to have a walkway here and people can fish or crab from it.”
“You can tell this area is well taken care of and people want it to stay very clean,” she stated.
Brian Morelli of Greensburg, Pa., who was vacationing with his family in Surfside Beach, said he likes the fact that the walkway connects to the restaurants.
“We like this area a lot,” Morelli said.
“This is our second year vacationing here and it looks to be our future vacation spot.”
The walkway includes 184 feet of timber pier and 253 feet of pervious concrete.
It was funded through a partnership between Murrells Inlet 2020 and grants, as well as Georgetown County’s
Sunday Sales account with revenues collected from alcohol permits.
It runs along the water behind Morse Park Landing, Hot Fish Club restaurant and the new King Street Grille.
Cyndi Moran and Kathy Bates, owners of Hot Fish Club said they welcome people to visit the Jetty View Walk and “Take a walk on the quiet side.”
“The Jetty View Walk has had a great impact on the south end of the Inlet, blending the natural beauty of the Inlet with a well-designed walkway,” Moran said.
“It has a clear, unobstructed view across the water to Garden City and the gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.”
“Customers at the Hot Fish Club enjoy the great view from almost anywhere in the restaurant, the expansive back lawn, or the outside Gazebo,” she commented.
“We think that by offering great food at affordable prices with a cool view, people will hear about it and drive the extra mile. Some people call (the Jetty View Walk) the ‘Mini Marsh Walk,’ but we believe that good things come in small packages. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.”
Zeke Springs, manager of King Street Grille, said he thinks more people are coming to check out this new walkway with “amazing views.”
He said King Street Grille is planning to connect its patio to the walkway in two places.
“Right now, you have to walk around,” Springs stated.
“We hope to be connected in the next couple of months. We just need to get the required permits.”
He also said they are going to try to highlight the walkway in their advertising the way the restaurants along the Marsh Walk have done.
“We have our own Marsh Walk,” Springs said.
“We are definitely going to use that for part of our advertising.”
Renee Williamson said attracting visitors and customers for the restaurants was the idea Murrells Inlet 2020 had when they came up with the concept of the walkway.
“When the Marsh Walk was built, the restaurants there ran with it and advertised the Marsh Walk,” Williamson said.
“That’s what those restaurants have the chance to do now.”
She added that trash cans have been added to the jetty View Walk, and there is recycling and doggy waste bags at Morse Park Landing also.