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South Carolina’s Hammock Coast is Ideal Place to Enjoy Rare Solar Eclipse on August 21

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, UNITED STATES, May 25, 2017 / -- The first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in nearly 40 years will cross the nation on August 21, 2017, and Georgetown (S.C.) County’s Hammock Coast will provide a near perfect view of the event in an idyllic coastal setting.

The combination of the eclipse’s natural wonder and the lowcountry beauty of the Hammock Coast will make Georgetown a popular destination for travelers that want to experience the rare event. The totality of the eclipse will also be enjoyed in full in Pawleys Island and Andrews.

In addition to being the first total solar eclipse visible from any part of the contiguous United States since 1979, this year’s eclipse will be the first with the totality of its passing spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic since 1918.

Only a narrow swath of the nation will enjoy the complete eclipse, which will come to an end along the South Carolina coast.

Five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprise the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, affectionately referred to as the Hammock Coast.

Georgetown County has emerged as a go-to vacation spot for travelers that enjoy the best of what coastal South Carolina has to offer – history, stunning lowcountry beauty, eco-tourism and a relaxing setting.

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About the Hammock Coast
Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the beach along the Hammock Coast. With five communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, you can experience South Carolina’s the Hammock Coast like never before.

Georgetown County offers an abundance of accommodations for guests, including beachfront homes, hotels, cozy bed and breakfasts and camping. No matter where you stay along the Hammock Coast, the area’s stunning natural beauty is never far away.

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Chris King
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