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Although most resort communities have beaches and water activities, the Grand Strand—the 60-mile stretch of beaches from Little River to Georgetown—is known for much more. Lush botanical gardens, elegant waterfronts, quirky art galleries, theatrical shows, high-end and kitschy shopping, and tasty seafood are just some of the Strand's assets. Although other coastal communities, such as Charleston or Hilton Head Island, may cater to a wealthier lifestyle, the Grand Strand can accommodate both the budget-conscious as well as the high-end traveler.