Driving Directions to Pawleys Island: Back Road Routes to Avoid Summer Saturday Traffic

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We want our guests to get their vacation off to a great start.  Thus, we offer this tip:  If you are arriving on Saturday in the summer, we suggest you find an alternate route. Generally, it is better to come to Georgetown than to come via Conway and Myrtle Beach to Litchfield. It is a few miles longer, but takes less time and hassle. If you are coming from Columbia, you can simply come via Sumter, Manning, Andrews, and Georgetown to Litchfield. If you are a little more adventurous, prefer a little better scenery, and have a navigator, you can try our preferred back road route which is written out below.

From Charlotte Airport / Interstate 77:

From the airport take 77 south into Columbia. Take 378 East towards Sumter for a little less than 30 minutes to 261 South at a light. 261 turns into 521 towards Georgetown. Before Andrews take 521 bypass around Andrews and into Georgetown which will take you to 17 N.

Hwy 17 N. takes you directly to Litchfield by the Sea on the right side.  As a point of reference, there is a traffic light where you turn right into Litchfield by the Sea.

Should be about 4 hour from Charlotte airport.

NOTE: Do not follow GPS if opting to use this route until you get onto Hwy 17 N.  Then it is safe to use the GPS.

Our VACATION RENTAL ( Lakeside Villa Cottage )is located just inside the main guarded entrace to Litchfield by the Sea.  If you go past the Starbucks sign on the right, you have gone too far.

 

Estimated Milage to Pawleys Island, SC

Departure City Miles Hours
Atlanta, GA
375
6
Baltimore, MD
506
8
Boston, MA
909
15
Charlotte, NC
225
4
Chattanooga, TN
494
8
Chicago, IL
965
15
Cincinnati, OH
674
11
Miami, FL
656
11
New York, NY
696
12
Nashville, TN
606
10
Philadelphia, PA
607
10
Pittsburgh, PA
648
11
Richmond, VA
350
6
Savannah, GA
180
3
Washington, DC
460
8
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