African American Heritage Steeped In the History of the Grand Strand
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. The Intracoastal Waterway runs right through Socastee, so enjoy fun watersports at Island Adventure Watersports, near the swing bridge.