Discover the Hidden Gems of Heritage Shores
Nestled beyond the sun-kissed beaches and gentle waves of North Myrtle Beach lies a natural sanctuary waiting to be explored: Heritage Shores Nature Preserve. A visit to this serene locale offers a refreshing contrast to the bustling beach scene, presenting a haven for those who cherish the tranquility of nature.

A Serene Escape at Heritage Shores
Established in 2007 and cradled in the Cherry Grove marsh, Heritage Shores Nature Preserve spans seven acres of pristine beauty on a private island. It’s a place where the joys of fishing, kayaking, birdwatching, and leisurely picnics come alive–without an admission fee. It is a testament to the area’s commitment to preserving natural beauty and providing accessible adventures in North Myrtle Beach.

Heritage Shores Nature Preserve

Birdwatching Bliss

Heritage Shores is a paradise for birdwatchers, offering glimpses of diverse species from the majestic blue herons and brown pelicans to the elegant white ibis and great egrets. The preserve’s lush environment hosts double-crested cormorants, osprey, hawks, and the elusive barred owls. Each visit (with binoculars in hand) promises new discoveries.

Fishing Amidst Nature

Anglers find a special peace at Heritage Shores, with the preserve’s fishing pier a quiet spot to cast a line into the Cherry Grove Hog Inlet. The waters teem with native fish like silverside, winter flounder, and vibrant pinfish. If you’re lucky, you might spot the graceful dance of bottlenose dolphins.

Wander and Wonder

Over seven acres of walking paths invite visitors to lose themselves in the beauty of Heritage Shores. With interpretive signs guiding the way, each path offers insights into the flora and fauna, while a scenic mile-long boardwalk meanders through the diverse ecosystem. Don’t forget your camera—the vistas are postcard-worthy.

Picnic Perfection

Scattered throughout the park are idyllic spots for a family picnic. Pack your favorite snacks and enjoy a meal with a view, surrounded by the natural beauty of the inlet and ocean. It’s a simple pleasure that epitomizes the joy of outdoor dining, with leashed dogs welcome.

Kayaking Adventures

Cap your visit with a kayak journey through the tranquil waters of the Cherry Grove marsh. Great Escapes Kayaking Expeditions offers guided tours to hidden corners of the preserve. This immersive experience brings you face-to-face with the wonders of the aquatic world.

Your Coastal Retreat Awaits

For those enchanted by Heritage Shores, our condos in Hyperion Towers offer the ideal home base. Just a short walk from the preserve, these units (fully equipped with kitchens and the comforts of home) provide convenience and breathtaking oceanfront views.

After a day spent basking in the natural splendor of Heritage Shores Nature Preserve, retreat to the comfort and luxury of a rental home or condo from Thomas Beach Vacations. Choose from our selection of accommodations for your perfect coastal getaway with the amenities for a memorable stay. Start your beach vacation here.