Written By Vance Miller
South Carolina, a state rich in history, bubbling with culture, and teeming with some of the most pristine natural wonders of the world. However, among the historical markers of Charleston, the golf courses of Hilton Head, there lay a true diamond in the heart of North Myrtle Beach called, Ingram Dunes.
Ingram Dunes contains the highest and oldest relic dune system on the entire coast of our state’s coastal communities. With countless live oak trees, winding trails, and sloping hills it is a wonder like none other! It’s a unique, exclusive and exceptional reminder to residents and tourists alike of the untouched beauty of coastal South Carolina.
For the past 70+ years generations of residents, including North Myrtle Beaches own: Vanna White, have spent time at Ingram Dunes exploring, playing, and enjoying nature. More recently the property has experienced increased interest from developers, who wanted to clear the land for housing. After the last developer backed out of a proposed subdevelopment project at Ingram Dunes, the City of North Myrtle Beach began working with the property owners and local residents to raise money to purchase the property so it can be preserved. But, we cannot complete this goal without help.
So, what can you do?
1) Tell your friends about Ingram Dunes. Like “Ingram Dunes” on Facebook to see photos and videos of the dunes and stay up to date on the latest developments.
Here’s how to:
– Write a check to “City of North Myrtle Beach”
– Put “Ingram Dunes Fund” as the Memo
– Drop off or mail your check to City Hall: 1018 2nd Ave S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Notice: Donations are tax deductible and will be returned to donors in the event the property cannot be purchased.
You can also donate to our gofundme page by going to the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/preserve-the-ingram-dunes
3) If you are able click “like,” on the newly formed “North Myrtle Beach Historic Preservation Society,” Facebook page and wait for the announcement of ticket sales so you can come to our “Save Ingram Dunes Gala.” We will have a champagne reception, a silent auction, a raffle and much more. If you can attend, we would love to have you!
North Myrtle Beach is filled with essential development, communally important amenities, and vital services. We have seen our economy grow, boom and prosper by the wealth and means of tourism.