Things To Do In Pawleys Island

With all the tidal creeks, marshes, rivers and ocean, sand and surf, it is time to get outside!

Paddleboarding

pawleys island paddleboarding

Paddleboarding is an awesome way to maneuver through and around Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and Litchfield beaches. There are several businesses in the area that accommodate the sport and even some offer Paddleboards are available for rent through local merchants.  Never Paddleboarded, but would like to give it a try?  Classes are available too. 

Pawleys Island Beach Service… located just next door to our office.

Surf the Earth 

Kayaking

pawleys island kayakingGet close and personal with dolphins, other wildlife and nature by kayaking around the Lowcountry. Kayak nature tours in Pawleys Island, SC are very enjoyable and user friendly and makes a great activity for family members of all ages.

Fishing

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Fishing along the Carolina coast is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike….and there are many different opportunities to “catch the Big One!” 

Pier Fishing & Surffishing

Our pristine stretch of oceanfront and local piers provide the perfect points for any type of fishing excursion: inshore, offshore, surf and deep sea fishing.  Also, click for more information on pier and artificial reef fishing.

Jon Boat Fishing

There are a several places in the area to rent jon boats. Common sense is essential but experience, although helpful, not required. If you take instruction well and can read a map, you should feel comfortable escorting a couple of people, even a small family, for an adventure into the marsh and its serpentine creeks. Take plenty of water and be keenly aware of the tides. 

Here are a few rental resources: 

 

 

For advice and any other thing you need to get fishing, here are a few:

  • Tom Craddock, Inlet Convenience and Fishing Supplies, 4463 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-5054
  • Inlet Bass Pro - 10177 North Kings Hwy. (in Myrtle Beach Mall), Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 843-361-4800
  • Perry’s Bait and Tackle, 3965 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, 843-651-2895
  • Others in the area, go to Baitnet.com 

 

For weekly fishing reports for every major lake in South Carolina as well as inshore and offshore saltwater trends for the coast visit, www.scfishingreport.com.  For more information on South Carolina fishing license requirements and to purchase yours online visit www.dnr.sc.gov.  (Pier fishing does not require a license).

Golf

pawleys island golf

All the golf courses found in the Waccamaw Neck area (towns of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and Georgetown) is known as The Waccamaw Golf Trail. It features twelve award-winning courses, most built upon the sites of 18th and 19th century rice and indigo plantations, set amid ancient moss-draped oaks and gently flowing tidal rivers.

Visit the Waccamaw Trail Golf website for a list of the Waccamaw Trail Golf Courses and the their fees. 

Shopping

pawleys island shopping

Friendly merchants, skilled artisans & craftsmen, collectibles and distinctive fashion abound along the Waccamaw Neck. Escape the malls and national chains, and enjoy a stroll through unique shopping villages and find that special find. 

 

 

Brookgreen Gardens

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Brookgreen Gardens --- Since 1931, this 9,100-acre Nation Historic Landmark garden/museum of native flora and fauna has over 1400 statues by world-renowned sculptors throughout. An on-site Zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, historical boat tours, a butterfly house, and an Enchanted Storybook Forest engages children’s imagination. 

Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park offers its visitors 2500 acres of the best preserved beach on the Grand Strand. A freshwater lagoon, saltmarsh, maritime forest and 3 miles of beach are outstanding examples of the state's natural coastal environment. Atalaya,the National Landmark home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, is also on site and open year-round for tours and events.

Wilmington

Located about two hours north of Pawleys Island, Wilmington, NC offers village charm, history and cosmopolitan Flair. The historic river district offers unique shops, great dining and vibrant night life. Downtown, take a garden stroll, stop at a quaint cafe, board Battleship North Carolina or tour local film sites.

Charleston

Located about an hour and a half south of Pawleys Island, iconic Charleston has so much to see and do.  It is hard to just spend one day there.  But if you haven’t visited it yet and you only have one day, you must enjoy the historical prominence of this romantic place.  It is everywhere!  Take a walking tour and a carriage ride downtown. That’s a great start!