About Pawleys Island

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Pawleys Island is a family-friendly beach town just 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, and 75 minutes north of Charleston. Founded in 1822, Pawleys Island is America's oldest seaside resort and continues to thrive as a vacation destination.

Pawleys Island offers a peaceful island town full of 'Mom and Pop' style restaurants and shops, charm and culture. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Pawleys is rich in natural beauty and eco-experiences. Pawleys Island offers some of the area's best fishing, crabbing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and surfing. This “arrogantly shabby,” historic community offers its residents and visitors some of the Grand Strand’s most pristine beaches along with many opportunities to experience the history and folklore famously known here.

pawleys island creekRich in natural beauty, Pawleys Island offers access to the ocean, creek and river for the perfect vacation. Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Pawleys has it all! One of the best spots for leisurely shopping and delicious dining is at the Hammock Shops, right up the road from The Lachicotte Company office. Offering local boutiques, specialty shops, bakeries and fine dining, there's something for everyone. If you're feeling more adventurous, there are more outdoor activities than you could imagine. Pawleys Island offers some of the area's best fishing, crabbing, paddleboarding, kayaking and surfing. Charter boats are available to take you out in the water for a great fishing experience and there are many local watersport businesses that offer tours, rentals and lessons.

Known for its aggressively laid-back and carefree attitude, Pawleys Island is one of the oldest and most beloved resorts on the East Coast. This “arrogantly shabby” historic community offers its visitors a chance to kick back on some of the Grand Strand’s most pristine shoreline — a delightful stretch of wide beached and sandy dunes.

pawleys island activitesOn the island itself, you can enjoy tons of fun activities from crabbing and fishing to sightseeing and hiking. There are also ancient homes to explore, filled with stories of ghosts and historic happenings. Off the island you’ll find lots to like, with specialty shops abound — including the famous Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, founded by the Lachicotte family — and some of the area’s best golf courses located nearby.

If you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the beach and want something different during your Myrtle Beach vacation, you won’t find a place more casual, unspoiled or delightful than Pawleys Island.


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