Shem Creek Inn
Right on the waterfront, this inn is an ideal base from which to try Shem Creek’s numerous water-based activities. Kayak or paddleboard among pelicans, take a dolphin-spotting expedition along the coast or watch the world go by over brunch. All rooms come with at least partial views over the creek, but for something different, check into the 55ft (17m) private party yacht with an integrated stereo system. There’s also a creekside pool perfect for escaping the hot South Carolina sun.