Socastee, South Carolina is another Horry County city that makes up part of the Grand Strand. Located at the junction of Highway 544 & Highway 707, the name of the town has a Native American origin. Originally known as "Sawkestee," the area was first mentioned in a 1711 land grant. The town began to grow in the 1870’s and by the end of the 19th century, the town had a saw mill, turpentine distilleries, a cotton gin, grist mill, and copper shop.

In 2002, Socastee was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Socastee remains a large residential area for locals and sees less tourist activity than other cities along the Grand Strand.


Socastee Swing Bridge

Socastee Swing Bridge

Highway 544

The bridge first opened in 1936 and had to be turned by hand. The bridge is still in use today and was named a historical landmark.


Socastee Library

141 707-Connector Road
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Public Schools:

Socastee High School Braves

Socastee Elementary

4950 Socastee Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Grades K-5th

Socastee High School

4900 Socastee Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Grades 9th-12th