Jetty View Walk open to the public
MURRELLS INLET S.C. — They haven’t cut a ribbon, but that has not stopped dozens of people from cutting up a step or two as they traverse the Jetty View Walk, Murrells Inlet’s newest boardwalk.
The boardwalk’s dedication is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Morse Park Landing, the southern boundary of the walkway that also runs between the front of Hot Fish Club, Fuego and the marsh.
The boat launch at Morse Park Landing will not be affected by the Jetty View Walk.
Built at a cost of about $189,000, the Jetty View Walk includes 184 feet of timber pier and 253 feet of pervious concrete.
Murrells Inlet 2020 contributed about $44,000, and slightly more than $19,100 came from a S.C. National Heritage Corridor grant. Morse Park Landing has been named a National Heritage Corridor site.
“This project maps to our goal of advancing infrastructure improvements and providing public access to the salt marsh for our visitors and our residents,” said Sue Sledz, Murrells Inlet 2020 executive director, as the project neared completion.
She said the group is very happy to be able to work with the property owners, business owners and the county to make this happen.
The new pedestrian walkway is under the same rules of its larger Marsh Walk brother. The rules are in the process of being updated by Georgetown County. A proposed ordinance has been approved through second reading.
Wheeled vehicles, skateboards, bicycles and roller blades are prohibited, as are swimming and scuba diving within 100 feet of the structure.
The county administrator will be able to close the Jetty View Walk “when repairs are needed or for other safety reasons.”
Also banned are vending, bartering, selling, soliciting and begging; setting up or storing goods; posting, distributing or displaying posters, handbills, advertisements or other related materials; littering; and mooring to any of the structures except in designated areas.
Already some plaques, similar to those on the Marsh Walk, have been put up on the Jetty View Walk. The plaques are available at the MI2020 office.
By Anita Crone
For Inlet Outlook
Georgetown Times reporters Clayton Stairs and Chris Sokoloski contributed to this article.
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