When visiting Myrtle Beach, seafood is a must. At Captain Benjamin’s, we have over 200 items on our seafood buffet, ranging from crab legs to Calabash seafood to a raw bar to so much more. But we also know that many people love to source their own seafood to eat at home. One of the most popular items to source on your own, especially in the Myrtle Beach area, is oysters.
If you’re traveling to Myrtle Beach and hoping to dig for your own oysters, you are in luck. Travel south down Highway 17 towards Hunting Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, and you will drive passed the Oyster Shell Recycling Center on your left. But you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled, because it’s a small dirt road that can be easily missed. If you pass Hunting Beach State Park, you’ve gone a little too far. The Oyster Shell Recycling Center is about a mile from the state park.
When you arrive, be sure you have proper footwear to wear while in the water, and bring proper tools for digging up the oysters. Usually a clam rake will work great, and you will want a good-sized bucket to fill up. Additionally, you will need to purchase a South Carolina saltwater fishing license. For more information on obtaining a license (it’s pretty easy to do), click here: http://www.deweesislandsc.com/environmental-program/fishing/
After you’ve collected your oysters, it’s time to feast. Bring them back to wherever you’re staying and enjoy!