little River

Little River

Little River, South Carolina lies 20 miles north of Myrtle Beach and is one of the oldest towns in Horry County. Early Native Americans called the stream running through the area "Mineola," meaning little river. The early name stuck and the town became a prosperous port area in the 1850’s. A sawmill, a school, a bank, homes, and churches were built but business in the area soon declined due to the Civil War and a coastal blockade. With the building of roads and the new popularity of automobiles, the area began to transition from a shipping port to a fishing village in the 1920’s.

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Little River is now home to numerous commercial and recreational fishing ventures. Today, Little River is a laidback alternative for tourists looking to visit the Grand Strand. Despite being a small waterfront town, Little River still offers locals and tourists a variety of golf courses, seafood restaurants, fishing charters, stores, and more.

Annual Events:

Blue Crab Festival

Blue Crab Festival - May 15th & 16th, 2010

This annual spring festival on the waterfront features arts & crafts vendors, games, live entertainment, food, and of course, blue crab!

Oktoberfest - Fall 2010

The annual event features German cuisine, music, and dancing.

Shrimp & Jazz Fest - October 2010

This annual festival is held Columbus Day weekend at the waterfront and features arts & crafts vendors, live jazz music, and a shrimp cook-off.


Sun Cruz Casino

Sun Cruz Casino Gambling Boat

The boats dock on the waterfront and sail into international waters twice daily where locals and tourists can legally gamble. The boat features Vegas style slot machines, live poker, blackjack, and more. Each cruise is five hours.

Fishing Charters

Little River offers a variety of half-day and full day private fishing charters and party boat fishing.

La Belle Amie Vineyard

1120 St. Joseph Road
Little River, SC 29566
Hours - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Fire Department:

Little River Fire Department



Little River Library

107 Highway 57 North
Little River, SC 29566

Public Schools:

For information regarding public schools in the Little River area, visit the Horry County Schools website.