Best thing about Pawleys Island? It’s a tough, yet common question. It usually comes right after “Where?”
Once I explain exactly where Pawleys Island is (roughly 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC) people always want to know why I love it so much.
The obvious reason to love this area is the miles of scenic white sand beaches. But, of course, there are many more reasons to travel the extra ten miles beyond Myrtle Beach.
In Pawleys Island you can:
Try out many of the best restaurants in South Carolina.
Stay in some of the best hotels on the Grand Strand, or enjoy one of the hundreds of fantastic beach houses available for rent.
Play one of the many top rated golf courses in an area commonly referred to as the golf capitol of the world.
Spend all your money at one of the many exquisite shops in town, especially the famous Hammock Shops.
Enjoy the town’s state park or take a stroll through the beautiful gardens.
Absorb all the beautiful scenery and wildlife that you typically won’t find in the larger, surrounding cities.
Head north just ten minutes to Myrtle Beach and enjoy all the “big” city has to offer.
Why I Love Pawleys Island
As I mentioned above, there is a whole list of reasons why anybody would enjoy Pawleys Island. And trust me, I’ve enjoyed everything on the list many times. But the reason I love the area is much simpler – it is so laid back.
The locals sum their town up best in two words – “Arrogantly Shabby”. There are no crowds in Pawleys Island and everything is much slower and quieter than the surrounding cities.
The reason Pawleys Island is so great is very simple – it is a mini Myrtle Beach minus all the people. The beaches and scenery are incredible, and you get to enjoy them in the peace and quiet.
All you need to enjoy your vacation here is the right information and little common sense. Hopefully you will have a head start.
I know Pawleys Island will not only provide you and your family with an amazing vacation, it will also provide memories that will have you returning for years to come.
*When referring to Pawleys Island, I generally mean the area that is made up of the city of Pawleys Island, Litchfield Beach (technically part of Pawleys Island), and Murrells Inlet (adjoining town). Most things I refer to will all be within this five mile stretch.