Seasonal Events at Hobcaw Barony

NORTH INLET BOAT TOUR
May 1, 2017 (Monday)
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
$125 / person, Limited to 4 persons
Enjoy a rare opportunity to travel as a group of six to  explore the creeks and islands of “the best understood estuary in the world.” Captain Paul Kenny and Foundation staff explain salt marsh ecology, international research and coastal history on a very special boat trip with a walk on North Island, where Lafayette landed in 1777. Departing from Hobcaw’s Clambank Landing, the boat meanders through serpentine creeks from the Inlet to Pumpkinseed Island, to Muddy Bay and back. Snacks, water and PFDs provided. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WORLD WAR II LIVING HISTORY DAY
May 20, 2017 (Saturday)
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Unlimited, Car Caravan
Commemorate Armed Forces Day at Hobcaw Barony, remembering President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1944 visit. While war raged and D-Day was finalized FDR rested, guarded by Secret Service and all branches of the military. Join us at Hobcaw House to tour the house and grounds and meet World War II US Army re-enactors, led by guest speaker Mike Glazier. Interpretation focuses this day on the president’s month long stay, Belle’s Victory Garden, Georgetown’s municipal involvement and a world at war. Reservations are required, click here to register.
BARUCH ROUNDTABLE: LAFAYETTE ON HOBCAW BARONY’S SHORE
May 25, 2017 (Thursday)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$75 / person, Limited to 25 persons
The 19 year-old French soldier and aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette became convinced that the American Revolution reflected his own beliefs stating “My heart was dedicated.” Join us for an intimate dinner at Hobcaw House and a lively talk by guest lecturer, Dr. Eldred “Wink” Prince: historian, author and Coastal Carolina University professor. Lafayette crossed the Atlantic Ocean landing off course “on lonely North Island,” due east of Hobcaw Barony on June 13, 1777. After a two-day stay, Lafayette swore to conquer or die for the American cause. The circumstances of his arrival and welcome by SC militia member, Major Benjamin Huger have been told by generations; Dr. Prince will help us separate legend from fact.  Reservations are required, click here to register.
AARON BURR AND THE ELECTION OF 1800
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 75 persons
Calling all South Carolina history buffs to attend our traditional “Summer Supper” at Kimbel Lodge at Hobcaw Barony to drink, eat BBQ and listen to Steve Griffith, Esquire. Formerly of Charlotte and now a resident of Columbia, he has lectured at and been published through SC Historical Society and the South Caroliniana Library Society. His lecture will focus on South Carolina’s pivotal role in the election of 1800 when presidential candidates included incumbent John Adams, South Carolinian Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (son of Eliza Lucas Pinckney of indigo fame),Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr whose daughter Theodosia married Joseph Alston one of their wedding gifts was Oryzantia Plantation at Hobcaw. The contested election results, the famous Burr-Hamilton duel in 1804, Theodosia’s disappearance at sea in 1812, Joseph’s election as South Carolina governor in 1812, and his death of a broken heart. Intrigue, drama and tangled history – politics as usual! (Photo credit Smithsonianmag.com) (Please BYOB should you wish to have an alcoholic beverage.) Reservations are required, click here to register.
Hike Hobcaw
WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – CHILDREN’S BEACH WALK
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons
Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Bring water, hat and sunscreen. Reservations are required, click here to register.
FAMILY TOUR OF HOBCAW BARONY
June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.

WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – ALLIGATOR BIRTHDAY
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
It’s Allie the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – GHOSTS FROM THE COAST
July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons
From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.
COOL IT! HOW AIR-CONDITIONING REVOLUTIONIZED THE SOUTH
July 26, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 / person, Limited to 28 persons
Rice planters evacuated, northern duck hunters visited in the winter. How did the South change when air-conditioning was invented? Enjoy a 20th century history lesson as we explore the changes to South Carolina agriculture, industry, population and culture while enjoy a glass of sweet tea in the cool interior of Hobcaw House. Reservations are required, click here to register.
WILD WEDNESDAY  SERIES – SNAKE BIRTHDAY PARTY
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child
Even our snakes have birthdays!  Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn all about them and celebrate with cupcakes, juice and a take home craft. Reservations are required, click here to register.
ART AND SOUL, HOBCAW’S ART COLLECTION
August 16, 2017 (Wednesday)
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$30 / person, Limited to 28
Celebrate Belle Baruch’s birthday at Hobcaw House by learning more about her art collection, the theft of a number of pieces, and their 2016 recovery and return. Original art by Aston Knight, Eugene Blocaille, F.M. Hollams, Rockwell Kent and “Allemany” (a recent mystery solved) is on view. Reproductions including those by Sir Alfred J. Munnings and Miguel Covarrubias tell stories of the Baruch family past. Highlights are shared from a past episode of  PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and a recent lecture at Charleston’s Gibbes Museum of Art by our executive director and a trustee. Art not usually on exhibit is included this day.  Reservations are required, click here to register.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING
August 21, 2017 (Monday)

12:00 pm  – 4:30 pm, Limited to 28
$50 / person
August 21, 2017 offers a rare opportunity to view a TOTAL solar eclipse.  Join CCU adjunct teacher Ron Revere for a lecture about eclipses and what to expect.  The lecture begins promptly at noon then will travel by bus to Clambank landing to watch this event with supplied eclipse glasses.  Bring snacks, water and a folding chair if desired.  (Photo credit to NASA and LandBetweentheLakes.us) Reservations are required, click here to register.
 
CapN Rod (2)Cap’N Rod Boat Tours
Looking to visit Hobcaw Barony from a different perspective? Reserve your place on Cap’N Rod’s Boat Tours to arrive at Hobcaw Barony the way the Baruchs did before the bridges into Georgetown were built.  This seasonal program is offered Spring and Summer only. This three (3) hour tour cruises up Winyah Bay giving view to majestic oak trees and the abandoned rice fields of Hobcaw Barony.  The boat arrives at Hobcaw Barony pier where you disembark to enjoy a tour of Bernard Baruch’s winter hunting retreat. Reservations are required. $35/person.  Visit: http://www.lowcountrytours.com to make a reservation, or please call (843) 477-0287, or Click here to book a reservation through Cap’N Rod.
Boarding takes place behind the clock tower in Georgetown at 701 Front Street.
Dates Available:
April 19, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
May 10, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
May 17, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 1, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
June 7, 2017 (Wednesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
June 15, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 5, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
July 13, 2017 (Thursday) 12 pm – 3 pm
July 20, 2017 (Tuesday) 3 pm – 6 pm
July 27, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 2, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 10, 2017 (Thursday) 11 am – 2 pm
August 17, 2017 (Thursday) 2 pm – 5 pm
August 30, 2017 (Wednesday) 2 pm – 5 pm

Hobcaw Barony Children’s Programs

Learn to throw Cast Neta Cast Net

April 14, 2017 (Friday)
1:30 p m – 4:00 pm
$20 / person
Boat season is here and if you have ever wondered how to throw a cast net, this is your chance!  Come to Hobcaw Barony and learn this fool-proof way of opening the net with ease after only a few practice casts. You will never miss the bait again and will be welcomed on the bow of any boat once you have mastered the art of the throw.  After practicing on land, participants will be taken to Clambank Creek to test their skills. Open for all ages. Bring your own cast net. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Cane Pole Fishing at Hobcaw Barony

April 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
$20 / person
Fish the old fashioned way! Catch and release fish at the ponds of Hobcaw Barony. Cane pole and bait provided for each participant. Please remember to bring sunscreen, water and snacks. Reservations are required, click here to make a reservation.

Wild Wednesday Series – Children’s Beach Walk

June 21, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited to 14 persons.

Register your child (7-16) for a guided beach walk with Foundation staff and volunteers as we discuss barrier islands, maritime forests, tides and turtles. Traveling by our bus through DeBordieu Colony to Hobcaw Beach, children disembark on the shore and may return with shells, fossils and “bio-facts.” Due to limited space, this program is only available for children. Children should be signed in at HBDC 15 minutes prior to commencement of program. Parents can pick up children from HBDC at 5 pm. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. (Exertion level: walking 2 hours) Reservations are required, click here to register.

 

 

Family Tour of Hobcaw Barony

June 24, 2017 (Saturday)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 / person, Limited to 28 persons.

Have you always hoped to bring your children on a bus tour but wondered if they would enjoy their time? This family tour hits the highlights of Hobcaw Barony’s ecology, history and research, but includes more interpretation on wildlife and the children who once lived, visited or worked on the plantation. Stories from Belle Baruch’s own childhood will help us understand her desire to preserve the land forever. Reservations are required, click here to register.


Wild Wednesday Series – Alligator Birthday

July 5, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / child

It’s Andy the alligator’s birthday! Come to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center to learn about these living dinosaurs and celebrate his birthday with cupcakes, juice and an alligator craft. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult (free of charge). Reservations are required, click here to register.

Wild Wednesday Series – Ghosts From The Coast

July 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$10 / person, Limited 43 persons.

From silly superstitions to scary stories, learn the Lowcountry legends of Alice and The Grey Man, plat-eyes and hags, but discover who created these stories and why they have lasted. Religion and discipline, along with cultural and geographic differences all have contributed. English, Irish and African traditions all brought beliefs to America and South Carolina is famous for its swamps, woods and unusual occurrences. This indoor storytelling program prepares kids of all ages for their own outdoor experiences. Reservations are required, click here to register.

COASTAL ECOLOGY CAMP DATES FOR SUMMER 2017
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$125 per camper
Donor Pre-Registration begins February 27, 2017
Public Registration begins March 13, 2017

You can take the child out of the Lowcountry, but you can’t take the Lowcountry out of the child.  Hobcaw Barony offers 6 individual weeks of coastal ecology camp.  Parents can enjoy a half day break while their children have an awesome time learning about our local environments through various indoor/outdoor activities. Participants in Summer Ecology Camp gain access to places for crabbing, fishing, animal tracking and beach combing that are not open to the public.  Camp at Hobcaw Barony provides children an opportunity to learn in a truly undeveloped 16,000 acre environment where several different ecosystems are available for study.

Coastal Ecology Camps are 4 days every week and open ONLY to rising 2nd graders through to rising 5th graders.  Children experience a different environment each morning includes:

  • Forest ecology and animal tracking
  • Salt marsh and crabbing
  • Beach ecology and seining
  • Freshwater and pond fishing

Due to the popularity of this camp, participants are only allowed to participate in one session.

**Advance registration is required.**

Cancellation policy: Refunds only processed if notice of cancellation is given two weeks before start date of the registered camp.

Week 1 – June 6, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 9, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 2 – June 13, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 16, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 3 – June 20, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 23, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 4 – June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) – June 30, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.
Week 5 – July 3, 2017 (MONDAY) – July 7, 2017 (Friday) – No camp on July 4, click here to register your camper.
Week 6 –  July 11, 2017 (Tuesday) – July 14, 2017 (Friday), click here to register your camper.

Upon completion of registration, an email will be sent containing forms that need to be completed and returned to Richard Camlin within a week of receipt of the documents.

Teachers, looking for more information about our educational programs?  Click here.

Top 10 Cultural Things to Do in Pawleys Island

The Grand Strand area of South Carolina offers a place to relax, enjoy the sun and beautiful beach, and to explore the history and culture of the Grand Strand region!  Here’s a Top 10 list of favorites places to visit:

Brookgreen Gardens

This 9,100-acre garden/museum preserve of native flora and fauna has over 1,400 statues by over 350 world sculptors throughout the park. Witness the natural beauty of the Grand Strand!

Hopsewee Plantation 

This National Historic Landmark was once a low country rice plantation. This beautiful stately home is South Carolina history before your very eyes! Hopsewee is located in Georgetown County.

The Market Common

For the connoisseur of shopping, Market Common is an aesthetically-pleasing specialty village.  Brick and tree-lined urban community within Myrtle Beach itself.  Enjoy its cultivated atmosphere of shopping for apparel, shoes, gifts and more!

The MarshWalk 

This quaint little fishing village on the south end serves up delicious seafood, cold drinks and live music nightly. Several bars and restaurants line the wooden marsh walk, offering both fine dining and laid-back bar atmosphere!

Broadway at the Beach 

Enjoy family fun as you stroll this shopping/entertainment complex which has a unique New England/Caribbean flavor. Shop for your favorite gifts and memorabilia of Myrtle Beach. Don’t miss the popular 100 or more specialty stores!

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. You will be amazed!

Huntington Beach State Park 

The 2,500 acres of Huntington Beach State Park hold a rich bounty of history and nature! Wildlife lovers, campers and beachgoers keep coming back for more!

The Bowery

Since 1944, The Bowery music hall has entertained millions with their southern flair. Open 7 days a week with cold drinks and live music, the famous Bowery is where the band “Alabama” got their start!

Hobcaw Barony

Located just north of Georgetown, SC, Hobcaw Barony is an internationally known center for research, education and conservation. Tour the property and see Hobcaw House, where Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and other leaders of the 20th century stayed.

Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum 

A fine art gallery, Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, in Myrtle Beach, has 10 revolving exhibits yearly with a stationary gallery of local southern artists. Enjoy amazing paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography exhibits and more!

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?  Check out this vacation rental at Litchfield by the Sea Pawleys Island, SC

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

shortcut to pawleys island

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

Happy Hour in Pawleys Island

If you’re visiting the Pawleys Island area and want to know all the hot spots for Happy Hour, check out the list of restaurants below:

Austin’s Ocean One

1 Norris Dr, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-8700

Cabana Cafe, located at Austin’s Ocean One, offers a Happy Hour on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Happy Hour at Cabana Cafe provides guests with discounts on select drink items.

Bistro 217

10707 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-8217

Bistro 217 is open for Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner, Monday – Saturday. During these days, Happy Hour takes place from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., and features specials on domestic beer, house liquor, and house wine.

Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery

13089 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-0680

The Pawleys Island location of Boll Weevil Cafe & Sweetery is home to an awesome Happy Hour, presenting discounts on 16 oz drafts and house wine, as well as a selection of food items. The food items included in Boll Weevil Cafe’s Happy Hour are: firecracker shrimp, steamed shrimp, fried cheese, chicken quesadilla, wings, banana pepper poppers, blackened shrimp nachos, seared beef tips, avocado & chicken eggrolls, and chicken strips.

Bovine’s

3979 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-2888

Located on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Bovine’s offers a drink Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week. The Happy Hour specials here are $3 domestic bottles, house liquor, and house wine.

Bubba’s Love Shak

4037 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5850

Bubba’s Love Shak has a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Their Happy Hour specials include $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $2.50 house wine.

Captain Dave’s Dockside

4037 Highway 17 Businesss, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5850

Captain Dave’s Dockside, located along the MarshWalk, offers a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Captain Dave’s Happy Hour Specials are: $2.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $2.50 house wine.

Chive Blossom Cafe

85 North Causeway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-1438

Pawleys Island’s Chive Blossom Cafe serves up lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday each week, and also offers a Happy Hour each day from 4-7 p.m. Chive Blossom provides guests with the following Happy Hour specials: $2 off liquor, $1 off bottled beer, and $2 off wines by the glass.

Creek Ratz

4065 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-2891

If you’re looking for Happy Hour in Pawleys Island, stop by Creek Ratz. Every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Creek Ratz offers guests the following Happy Hour specials: $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles, $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine.

Dead Dog Saloon

4079 US Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-0664

Looking for a great selection of food and drink specials? Dead Dog Saloon is home to a spectacular Happy Hour! Drop by here Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and get drink specials like $2.50 domestic drafts & bottles, $4.25 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine. Food specials include items like buffalo shrimp, nachos, wings, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, Chipotle shrimp egg rolls, and more!

Flo’s Place

3797 Hwy. 17 Business , Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-7222

The locally famous Flo’s Place in Murrells Inlet offers Happy Hour drink specials from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. In addition to receiving $1 off menu cocktails, guests can take advantage of $2 domestic bottles, $3 house liquor, and $5 house wine.

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

10008 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-8245

Craving Italian cuisine? Check out Gio’s Italian Kitchen has a menu full of delicious Italian options. And, Monday – Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Gio’s Italian Kitchen also has a Happy Hour! Their Happy Hour specials include $2 16oz domestic drafts, $2.50 16oz premium drafts, $4 house liquor, and $5 house wine.

Habanero’s

11151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • 1-866-679-2514

If you’re ready for an authentic Mexican meal, head on over to Habanero’s in Pawleys Island. Habanero’s offers a Happy Hour from 4 until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Happy Hour here includes discounts on drinks, including $3.99 margaritas, $3 house liquors, $2.75 import beers, and $2 domestic beers.

Hanser House

14360 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-3021

Hanser House in Pawleys Island offers a Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Happy Hour here include food and beverage discounts. At Hanser House’s Happy Hour, you can get $1.50 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3.50 house liquor, $3.50 house wine, $4.50 frozen drinks, and $6 domestic pitchers. Food items include smothered taters, shrimp dip, hot crab dip, shrimp & grits, killer veggies, and kickin chicken bites.

Hot Fish Club

4911 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-9175

Located in the oldest existing restaurant building along the Grand Strand, Hot Fish Club’s roots go all the way back to the 1700’s. Today, this favorite spot has a Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Drink discounts include $2 domestic bottles, $3 import bottles, $4 craft bottles, $3.50 house liquor, and $4 house wine. Food discounts include the following items: wings, chicken quesadilla, lobster & shrimp quesadilla, crab cakes, chicken springrolls, ahi tuna springrolls, calamari, bam bam shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, sesame seared tuna, and Mozzy wedges.

Indo Thai, Sushi and Hibachi

47A DaGullah Way, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3543

The Happy Hour at Indo Thai, Sushi, and Hibachi is outstanding! Not only do they offer drink specials ($2.50 domestic beers, Sapporo, $3.50 house wines and house liquors), but Indo Thai also offers an array of deal on appetizers and sushi as well!

Island Bar and Grill

10744 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • 235-3399

Island Bar and Grill is a happening spot in Pawleys Island, and they also offer an awesome Happy Hour. Happy Hour specials at Island Bar and Grill include $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 import bottles, $3.50 house liquors, and $4 house wine. Island Bar and Grill also has a Happy Hour food menu which features fried mushrooms, boneless wings, potato & cheddar pierogies, fried oysters, spinach & artichoke dip, fried calamari, fried grouper bites, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks, and $.50 wings.

King Street Grille

4891 Hwy Business 17, Murrells Inlet • (843) 299-1444

King Street Grille in Murrells Inlet has Happy Hour specials from 4-7 p.m. on Monday – Friday. Drink specials include $1 off domestic beers, $1 off well drinks, $1 off house wines, and $7 select appetizers.

La Playa Mexican Restaurant

10185 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-3493

If you’re craving Mexican, try out La Playa Mexican Restaurant. La Playa, which means “the beach”, offers a Happy Hour every day from 4-6 p.m. The Happy Hour specials at La Playa Mexican Restaurant include $3 house maragaritas, $3 import beers, and $2 domestic beers.

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

9305 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-7900

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli has Happy Hour from 4p.m. until 6 p.m. from Thursday until Saturday. While there are no food specials here during Happy Hour, there are drink specials. These specials include $2 domestic bottles, $3 house liquor, $5 house wine & sangria, $11 Sangria carafe, $1 off any wine by the glass, and $5 off any wine by the bottle.

Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

4460 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-2881

Located in Murrells Inlet, Lee’s Inlet Kitchen hosts a Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drink specials include $2 domestic drafts, $3 Sam Adams drafts, $2 domestic bottles, $3 house wine, and $3 house vodka. There are also food specials, which include the following items: shrimp cocktail, fried shrimp, fried softshell crab, chicken fingers, cheese sticks, onion rings, french fries, clam chowder, and shrimp creole.

Pastaria 811

11359 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-5811

Pawleys Island’s Pastaria 811 has Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. The Happy Hour here consists of drink specials like half off draft beer, house wines, and liquors. In addition, Pastaria 811 has complimentary hors d’oeuvres served at the bar.

Pawley’s Raw Bar

9448 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 979-2722

Pawley’s Raw Bar hosts Happy Hour every day from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. While there are no food specials here, Pawley’s Raw Bar offers $2 domestic bottles, $2.50 house liquor, and $4.50 house wine.

Pawleys Island Tavern

10635 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 237-8465

Pawleys Island Tavern is a locally favorite restaurant that is tucked away in Pawleys Island. This cool hangout boasts a Happy Hour Tuesday-Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. The Happy Hour specials here are on drinks, including $1.25 PBR drafts, $2 Yuengling drafts, $2.50 premium drafts, $1.50 domestic bottles, $2.25 import bottles, and $3.25 house liquor.

Pawleys Prime

10880 Ocean Hwy, Unit 21 , Pawleys Island • 843-314-9014

Located in the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island, Pawleys Prime hosts Happy Hour, providing guests discounts on drinks. Pawleys Prime offers $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 glasses of house wine, $3.50 house liquors and $.50 off all draft beers.

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

13302 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island • (843) 235-9193

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar offers Happy Hour Tuesday-Saturday from 5 until 7 p.m. Happy Hour here includes specials ike $2 off all wines by the glass, $2 off featured cocktail of the day, $3 select bottles, $4 house liquor, and $5-$7 house wine. TIP: Right down Hwy 17 from our vacation rental.

Quigley’s Pint and Plate

257 Willbrook Blvd. Pawleys Island, Litchfield/Pawleys Island • (843) 237-7010

Quigley’s Pink at Plate has you covered! Happy Hour here includes food and drink specials. Every day from 4-7 at the bar, or throughout the restaurant every Monday, you can find deals like $2.50 pints, $3.50 house wines and liquors, as well as specials on food items. These food items include: black-eyed pea hummus, spicy pimento cheese, wings, ale poached clams, fried pickles, nachos, crab cake, fried green tomatoes, and much more! TIP: Right across the street from our vacation rental.

Rustic Table

10683 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island • (843) 314-0164

On Tuesday-Sundays from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., join the Rustic Table for their Happy Hour specials! Rustic Table only offers Happy Hour specials on drinks, which include $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.50 craft drafts, $3.50 house liquor, and $3.50 house wine.

Salt Water Creek Cafe

4660 US-17, Murrells Inlet • (843) 357-2433

The Happy Hour menu at Salt Water Creek Cafe is truly awesome, offering tons of food and drink specials for you to enjoy! Check out Salt Water Creek Cafe daily from 4-7 p.m. for drinks and 4-6 p.m. for food. Drink specials here include $1.50 domestic drafts, $2.50 premium drafts, $3 house liquor, and $3 house wine.

Wahoo’s Fish House

3993 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-5800

Wahoo’s is located right next to Bovine’s on the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Wahoo’s hosts Happy Hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. every day of the week. The Happy Hour specials here are $3 domestic bottles, house liquor, and house wine. Discounted food items are: Salt Creek grits, calamari, oyster shooters, sushi rolls, homemade potato chips, fried shrimp, portabello & zucchini fries, grouper Francaise, 5 oz filet mignon, sirloin steak, fish of the day, pasta chicken Francaise, pasta, and more!

Wicked Tuna

4123 US-17 BUS, Murrells Inlet • (843) 651-9987

Wicked Tuna’s Happy Hour offers tons of great discounts on drinks and food. Drink specials here are $2.75 Pabst Blue Ribbon bottles all day, $3 domestic bottles, $4.50 house liquor, and $4 house wine. There are also a ton of food specials, which include items like fried pickles, chicken lettuce wraps, edamame, tuna pizza, sushi, and much more.

Reasons to Visit Pawleys Island in the Spring

Pawleys Island is beautiful during any time of the year, but there’s just something extra magical about the

spring. Spring in Pawleys Island brings warmer weather, lush foliage, higher water temperatures, and more visitors.

Thinking about visiting Pawleys Island in the spring? Here’s a list of reasons why to visit Pawleys Island in the springtime:

Weather

While Pawleys Island tends to experience a mild winter, the springtime brings even warmer temperatures. The average air temperatures for the spring months are as follows:

  • March: 56°F
  • April: 63°F
  • May: 71°F
  • June: 79°F

Scenery

Along with warmer temperatures, the spring brings greener surroundings and blooming flowers. This is a great time to hang out at the beach as well as visit places like Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony, These attractions present visitors with beautiful natural surroundings such as marshes, rice fields, animals, beaches, gardens, and more!

Shopping

Of course, one of the main attractions in Pawleys Island is the famous Hammock Shops Village. Visitors will enjoy perusing the specialty shops here, as well as checking out and testing out a true original Pawleys Island rope hammock. Those shopping at the Hammock Shops will also love the natural setting, complete with oaks and azaleas. There are also dining options here, so if you get hungry after shopping all day, try out a delicious restaurant like bisQit, Pawleys Prime, Cerra Sushi, and more.

Outdoor Activities

Because Pawleys Island sees warmer temperatures in the spring, that makes it a great time to participate in some outdoor activities. While visiting Pawleys Island in the spring, be sure to check out some of the following activities in addition to visiting Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony, the beach, and Huntington Beach State Park:

  • Black Rivers Outdoor Center: Black River Outdoors Center provides guided kayak tours in the Pawleys Island area. These kayak tours are guided through marshes, swamps, creeks, and rivers. In addition, Black Rivers Outdoor Center also provides eco-tours that are guided by experienced naturalists.
  • Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour: Go for an adventure of a lifetime with Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour. These scenic guided tours take place out on the ocean where you will see dolphins in their natural environment. Blue Wave Adventures also offers a Pirate Island Adventure trip where guests will see Drunken Jack Island firsthand.
  • Fishing Charters: Relax and spend the day fishing with a fishing charter in Pawleys Island. The following fishing charters can help you find the perfect spot where the fish are biting:
  1. Carolina Guide Service
  2. Inshore Xtreme Fishing Charter
  3. Tide Drifter Charters, L.L.C.
  • Surfing: Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island offers rentals, tours, lessons, and camps for those who want to learn how to surf. They also offer paddleboard, kayak, and bike rentals.
  • Boat Tours: Be sure to check out Rover Boat Tours, which hosts a three to four-hour eco-tourism excursion in the Inlet.

Events

Warm weather means more people are willing to come out of their houses and spend time outside. The spring is the perfect time for Pawleys Island events. Each month, different events take place in Pawleys Island, and springtime events include exhibits at Brookgreen Gardens, Diggin’It Spring Garden Festival, and much more.

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Got Wine?

wine

At the end of a day on the beach, shopping or the links, it’s time to slow down and relax.  How about a glass of wine?  Here are a few suggestions close to our Lakeside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island, SC

1) Perrone’s: This Mediterranean staple is nearly next door to Litchfield By the Sea, making it a great spot for a late afternoon happy hour and, eventually, dinner. The wine list isn’t one of those books with pages and pages of head-spinning options; instead it’s compact but excellently honed — a perfectly crafted short story as opposed to a rambling novel. We like that their wine menu includes tasting notes, so we have a primer of what to expect. Wines hail from all the important regions and are priced for every level of affordability. If you want to shell out a few more bucks —and it really is just a few more —opt for a glass from their reserve list. These wines are kept in temperature and humidity-controlled environs to slow degradation, so wines that were previously considered too rare or expensive are available to taste. Do note that the three-ounce pours start at $15, but it’s a small price to pay to try the likes of a Domaine Grand Veneer Chateauneuf du Pape. Each wine on the list provides the ideal accompaniment to Perrone’s locally sourced and inventive cuisine as well as their sophisticated but friendly ethos.
2) Austin’s Ocean One: Beloved in the South Strand for their delicious food and stunning sea views, it’s also home to a fantastic wine list. We’ve got lots to choose from among their globe-spanning selections at a number of price points. Riesling from Mosel, Chianti from Tuscany, Shiraz from Vale, Sauternes from Bordeaux — and just about everything in between. A large selection of wines are available by the glass and go as low as $5.50 per pour, but if you’re in a bottle mood, you’re in luck. And if you’ve got deep pockets, you’ll be in hog heaven. High rollers might not bat an eye at the Joseph Phelps Insignia meritage for just about $300, but those of us closer to earth can still get a great bottle of Rainer Ridge merlot and more for under $30. We love getting a smattering of small plates (Bahamian Lobster Skewers anyone?) and sipping a perfectly matched wine alongside them.
3) Bistro 217: This is, like, the quintessential cozy anniversary and celebration spot, so it’s no wonder they stock more-than-a-handful of sparkling wines and champagne. Brunch begs for a mimosa (at the bargain price of $5), but they also can offer you a bottle of ’02 Dom Perignon. Brace yourself for a hefty bill, though, as that bottle will run you close to two hundred bucks. However, if it’s a party of two, who can realistically finish an entire 750mL of bubbly without getting a little too, um, tipsy? We love the idea of splitting a split, and for $8 the Chandon Brut is more than adequate. After you toast your marriage / new job / kids moving out of the house and so forth, travel north on their wine list to find some fun and fabulous wines by the glass or bottle. We like the way they’ve arranged their varietals: some fall under the traditional titles (“chardonnay,”“cabernet sauvignon”) while many wind up under blanket terms such as “friendly reds”or “fresh and fun.”These are good barometers of what’s headed your way, as a glass of Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier blend is both as fresh and fun as it gets. And paired with Fried Green Tomatoes and Oysters? Wow. Watch as the zippy citrus and clean mouthful cut right through the bleu cheese and bacon cream sauce, as well as elevating oysters  to an explosively flavorful level.

There are many other spots to check out, but we like these finds because they’re so easy to get to from Litchfield by the Sea.