29 November 2006

"The Grand Strand," South Carolina (Myrtle Beach area)

November 29, 2006
Waterway housing developments

There is an astonishing amount of housing development along the ICW. It’s easy to understand the desire to live on the water, but you have to stop and wonder about the environmental consequences. Almost every acre of land along the ICW around the Myrtle Beach area was either houses, condos, hotels, shopping malls or golf courses. Even after the devastation that Hurricane Katrina caused along the Gulf Coast, development along South Carolina’s coast appears to be continuing unabated. Here are some samples of just a few miles of the ICW.