Village Inn Bed and Breakfast Crab Pot Restaurant
South Carolina Low Country Real Estate
McClellanville has preserved its Coastal South Carolina heritage. McClellanville has no tourism center. It has a few shops, the Village Museum, a deep water South Carolina Intracoastal port - the Leland Marina, and a "Down Home" atmosphere reflecting its South Carolina Shrimping and Fishing heritage. You are within easy access of Hopsewee Plantation - Circa 1740, Birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Hampton Plantation State Park which is considered even in winter a great place to visit, it is one of South Carolina's top Winter State Parks. Also, you are close to Bull Island birding at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Historic Georgetown South Carolina, South Carolina's third oldest city, is within a twenty minute drive of McClellanville South Carolina. McClellanville is located within the South Carolina National Heritage CorridorTraveling in by boat, contact Cheri George at the Village Inn Bed and Breakfast for accommodations ahead of time. For your convenience she will oblige by picking you up at the McClellanville Leland Marina. For dinner she will take you & pick you up from the famousCrab Pot Restaurant located on US Highway 17, (as locals call it, "the main highway"). After a delightful breakfast at the Village Inn Bed and Breakfast she will drop you off again at McClellanville's Leland Marina.
McClellanville and The Blessing of the Fleet
The Lowcountry Shrimp Festival
A United States East Coast Vacation Excursion
Winds are up, shrimp boats are docked, and all are settling in for an evening of quiet and relaxation in the quaint historic waterfront village of McClellanville, South Carolina.
The village of McClellanville was originally founded by rice planters after their summer colony at the mouth of the Santee River was destroyed by the hurricane of 1822. Several years later the village became a year-round home to the descendants of planters. Today, the principal economic activity is commercial fishing and shrimping. McClellanville, located on Jeremy Creek, is home port to a large fleet of shrimp boats.
The Village Inn Bed
and Breakfast is an ideal location for a South Carolina Honeymoon, just
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guests or if you are looking to stay at a unique bed and breakfast location,
then the Village Inn Bed and Breakfast is where to stay.
While you traveling through or staying over in McClellanville South Carolina, Laura at the Crab Pot Restaurant on South Carolina US Highway 17 invites you to stop in for lunch or dinner. The Crab Pot Restaurant is a delightful South Carolina Coastal Restaurant that many from Charleston meander up the South Carolina Coast just to try some of Laura's famous She-Crab Soup and delicious fresh seafood straight from the shrimping and fishing boats of McClellanville South Carolina Return to Top
Enjoy the History and Heritage of South Carolina, St. James-Santee Parish and the village of McClellanville South Carolina.
401 Pinckney St.
McClellanville, SC 29458
405 Pinckney St.
McClellanville, SC 29458
The South Carolina Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and McClellanville Blessing of the Fleet is Saturday, May 4, 2002 from 10 AM to 4 PM There are South Carolina Lowcountry Arts and Crafts, a Band, Shrimp Dinners, Bar-B-Que and at 1:00 PM the 25th Blessing of the Fleet at Robert E. Ashley Landing. Register online at: LowcountryShrimpFestival.comAlso visit South Carolina, its beautiful cities, towns, and villages from Interstate I-95 to the South Carolina Coast. From the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina to the South Carolina Grand Strand, and from the Santee Cooper Country to the South Carolina Lowcountry there are so many wonderful places to visit during your travels. The Village Inn Bed and Breakfast is centrally located between Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Charleston South Carolina. Many traveling the US Highway North South Coastal Highway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston are unaware of the historic waterfront village of McClellanville South Carolina and all it offers visitors to the area. Factual, McClellanville is not a night life community but its beauty, warmth and friendliness makes it a worth-while visit any time of the year..... Take time out and visit McClellanville South Carolina and the Village Inn Bed and Breakfast. Return to Top
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McClellanville Area Churches
Bethel AME Church. 887-3183
Faith Deliverance Tabernacle. 887-3658
First Baptist Church of Awendaw. 928-3542.
First Seewee Baptist Church. 928-3268
Greater Howard Chapel. 887-3540
Greater Saint Peter Church. 887-3595
Lily Pond Church. S. Santee Rd., Santee Community
McClellanville Baptist Church. 887-3548
McClellanville PH Church. 887-3701
McClellanville Seventh Day Adventist Church. 887-3186
Mt. Nebo AME Church. 928-3280
New Covenant Life Church. 928-4070
New Wappetaw Presbyterian Church. 887-3366
Ocean Grove United Methodist Church. 928-3848
St. James AME Church. 928-3754
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Johns Church. 887-4108
St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church. 887-3108
St. Pauls Southern Methodist Church. 928-3062
Tibwin AME Church. 887-3876
Union AME Church. 928-3650
United Methodist Church. 887-3426
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DESTINATIONS: Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge
Relocation of threatened loggerhead sea turtle eggs, laid on refuge beaches, to special enclosures to protect them from predatory raccoons and eroding beaches. Return to Top
Management of artificial
ponds. A few years ago prolific cattails began to cover freshwater ponds.
Thus wintering wigeons, canvasbacks and ring-necked ducks were unable to
find food and a place to rest. Because of wildlife management. today you
will see open ponds, some covered with banana waterlillies that will entice
these ducks to winter safety on the refuge.
Preserving a Rich Natural Heritage
Stretching for 22 miles along the coast of South Carolina, Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is a rich natural resource. In the shallow bays of the refuge, the incoming tide combines the life-giving nourishment of the ocean with the nutrient-laden fresh waters of several small rivers to make one of the most productive environments on earth. Plants and animals from the land. rivers and ocean are all present at Cape Romain - and all are dependent on the delicate balance of the marshlands.
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If your destination is Bulls Island, take drinking water and food, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Always remember to bring your cameras and binoculars. Any visit to the refuge during warm spring, summer, and fall months requires insect repellent.
Ponds on Bulls Island host
most of the wintering waterfowl, The pier at Moores Landing is used for
saltwater fishing and crabbing. During periods of tide this pier is a good
location to observe wading and shore birds.
The Seasons of Cape Romain
Spring is the best time of the year to visit the refuge. You have opportunities to see painted buntings, other songbirds and warblers, as their migration peaks in March and April. Shorebirds also return at this time. Alligators can be viewed as they sun along the banks of Jacks Creek and Upper Summerhouse Pond.
Summer is a hot and humid period. Temperatures sometimes reach above 100 degrees but visitors are rewarded with the possibility of seeing endangered woodstorks, brown pelicans, young wood ducks, fledgling royal terns and other young birds.
Fall temperatures begin to cool and fall colors appear in the maritime forest. Endangered peregrine falcons move through and in September ducks begin to arrive in preparation for their winter stay. In October yellow warblers and other songbirds again pass through the refuge.
Winter is the season for
hunting and fishing. Channel bass runs peak in November and deer hunts
occur in November and December. Birders can observe peak waterfowl numbers
in late November or early December. At this same time most of the Atlantic
Coast's American oyster-catcher population is on the refuge. January and
February are prime times to gather clams and oysters.
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Sports Fishing - Saltwater fishing and surf fishing opportunities are available year-round.
Clamming, Oystering, and Crabbing - Allowed in accordance with State regulations.
Hunting - a refuge hunting leaflet is available to inform you about the deer, rail and raccoon hunting opportunities.
Hiking - A two-mile national recreation trail is located on Bulls Island. This six-mile long, two-mile wide island has 16 miles of roads open for hiking.
Photography and Wildlife Observation: A small information station is available on Bulls Island. During a visit you may view some of the 262 bird species, 12 types of amphibians, 24 reptile species and 36 varieties of mammals that have been recorded on this refuge. Separate bird, mammal, and amphibian and reptile lists are available.
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The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. established In 1932. includes about 34.000 acres of woodland, marsh and water within Charleston County, South Carolina. An additional 30,000 acres of open water are closed to migratory waterfowl hunting by Presidential Proclamation. Bulls Island, one of the refuge's three largest islands, is the only one that is wooded. being covered with a beautiful forest of live oaks. magnolias. pines and palmettos.; This 5,000-acre island was added to the refuge in 1936; and has several shallow fresh and brackish. water ponds. By furnishing habitat for a great variety and number of birds throughout the year, the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge has become recognized as one of the most important wildlife areas on the Atlantic coast.
The bird populations on the
Cape Romain Refuge vary greatly in number and species according to the
season. Although the refuge fulfills its primary, purpose of benefiting
waterfowl and shorebirds during migrations and through the winter season.
the variety of summer resident species contributes to the year-round attractiveness
of this area. The best opportunities for observing a large variety and!
number of birds are during the fall, winter and spring months.
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Camping - Camping facilities are located nearby on the Francis Marion National Forest.
Fires - Prohibited due to potential fire hazards.
Weapons - Prohibited on refuge lands except during open hunting seasons and in open hunt areas.
Pets - Not allowed on refuge islands or the pier at Moores Landing.
Collection - Taking of any items, including items of antiquity is prohibited.
Littering - Please take your litter home and dispose of properly.
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Sewee Visitor Center
On the night of September 21, 1989 Hurricane Hugo swept through the area destroying nearly all old-growth timber and most recreational facilities on the refuge and the adjoining Francis Marion National Forest. Presently, the Sewee Visitor & Environmental Education Center is now located on the Francis Marion Forest on U.S. Highway 17, approximately 18 miles north of Charleston, SC.
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The refuge is open sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, year-round. The only facilities accessible by automobile are the refuge office and Moores Landing. Bulls Island lies nearly three miles off the mainland and is reached by boat from Moores Landing. A private ferry service takes visitors to Bulls Island on regularly scheduled days. Visitors desiring to visit Bulls Island should contact the refuge regarding the availability of the boat trip.
Refuge Office The refuge office is located approximately 20 miles north of Charleston, SC on Highway 17. The office is open Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8:30am - 5:00pm.
For Information Contact:
Cape Romain NWR
5801 Hwy 17N
Awendaw, SC 29429
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