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
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Traveler Reviews from VRBO

Posted here are reviews found on VRBO / Home Away from past guests that booked via those sources.  Given that VRBO / Home Away are now charging our guests “booking fees”, we decided to import these in case we no longer use the services of these travel booking services. We encourage our guests to book directly with us and save money.  See below.  And there are more HERE.

This charming vacation home is a perfect getaway

The rental is located a short walk or golf cart ride from the beach. The interior is like new with all you need for food preparation, parties and lounging. The decor is clean, lighthearted and happy with a fabulous large screened in patio overlooking a lush pond. The owner has a full list of recommended restaurants nearby. Also, fun things to do in and out of the community. There is something for everyone. A great place to make family memories.

Andrea H.  May 2018

         The Perfect Pawleys Island Retreat

        We are frequent visitors to Pawleys Island’s Litchfield-by-the-Sea community and       this was by far our favorite rental property. Recently renovated and wonderfully decorated, this private beach house made us feel right at home. Very clean, nicely appointed, and conveniently located in a gated community with a short 5-munite walking distance to the beach and to Starbucks. Highly recommend.

Dave & Holly  May 2018

 

Very modern villa.

 
Stayed Sep 2017

John B.

The villa is quite clean, and seems to be recently updated. The kitchen is well stocked with small appliances. We mostly cook our own meals. This villa is a good spot for dining in. Many amenities are a short walk away. BiLo for groceries. Quigley’s micro brewery for happy hour. LBTS restaurant, and pub. Short walk to lake fishing. Not a terrible walk to the beach. If you can bring along a bike, it’s great to bike on the long beach Pawley’s Inlet to Murrells Inlet. Nice rides inside of LBTS, and outside LBTS on the local bikeway. I have to admit May and September are our favorite months at Pawleys. The temperature is more moderate. The Ocean temperature is still quite warm in September. Beach fishing is no problem. And searching for shells is always fun. We had a great 2 week stay between the effects of 2 hurricanes (Irma and Maria).

Worth The Money

Stayed Sep 2017
Ryan L.

This property was very clean and quiet. It was only a short drive to beach access, which had nice bathrooms. Located near the main gate it was very easy to find. We would highly recommend this property to friends and family.

Villa was beautiful and well equipped. Beds were comfortable and great screened- in porch.

Stayed Jun 2017  Laurie M.   Charlotte, NC                                                                     Would definitely stay here again. Litchfield is one of our favorite places and never disappoints. Thanks for sharing your property with us!

Perfect Vacation Villa!

Stayed Apr 2017 Kim D.

We arrived Friday to a perfectly polished Villa located on the Gorgeous Litchfield grounds. Brett had turned the AC on for us prior to our arrival as well which was much appreciated due to the warm weather that greeted us. It was perfectly located in relation to the touristy attractions of the area, but far enough away to make you feel like you were visiting a private beachside oasis. The villa was super cute, beachy, and comfortable! The screened in porch was perfect to relax on, and also to catch up on work. The fan gave it a nice touch and provided the perfect amount of breeze when mother nature was slacking in that department. The close proximity of the villa to the pool was clutch. It was far enough away that we didn’t hear other guests but close enough we could walk our cooler over and enjoy the afternoon. We walked to Starbucks every morning to grab a coffee and enjoyed the grounds – the turtles are quite funny, look for them if you stay! The beach was absolutely gorgeous as well! We can’t wait to venture back to sunny South Carolina and stay at this lovely VRBO property again. Thanks so much Cherie & Brett for the hospitality! It was much appreciated!

Well equiped, beautifully furnished and decorated condo

Dr. Joachim K.

Thank you for sharing your nicely decorated condo with us and other guests. The condo is very well equiped, clean and tidy. We loved the colors of the rooms and even though we had bad weather, we enjoyed being in the Lakeside Villa. We are quite sure that we will comeback. We felt so at home and everything was just perfect !

Nice experience. We’ll be back.

September 23, 2015
Our condo was very clean and freshly updated. There is also a salt water lake that has excellent fishing. Kids will have a wonderful time fishing for the abundant pinfish. There are plenty of flounder also. There are many really nice restaurants in the area.

Fabulous

September 18, 2015
This property was absolutely perfect!! We went with our 3 kids- 15,14,&11 and everyone loved it. The house was beautifully furnished and appointed. The beds were super comfortable. No check in necessary- just go to gate and the entry pass was with the guard. We plan to definitely return. We have vacationed in Hilton Head for 20 years but this was even better. Owners are super easy and communication was great. Thanks for a memorable weekend and we’ll be back.

As advertised. Nicely updated pad

September 11, 2015

Brett’s place was exactly as advertised. My wife, another couple and I enjoyed our time there, especially the large screened in porch. Brett was a great communicator and answered his phone immediately when I mistakenly thought we had a problem upon arrival. All was well, would be glad to rent again. Thanks.

Labor Day Fun

September 4, 2015

We have stayed at Litchfield by the Sea several times but never at Lakeside. It was a beautiful place and there was plenty of room for our whole family. We would love to stay again in the future and we would gladly recommend this to our friends.

Excellent!

July 18, 2015

Have stayed at several Lakeside villas over the past few years and this one has definitely been the best. The villa was furnished very nicely with all of the necessities. Well maintained and very comfortable. We did not have any problems during our stay. Brett was very responsive to our inquiry and in providing us with all of the information needed. The Lakeside community at Litchfield is very quite and relaxing and the villa is just a short walk to the pool and marsh and short drive to the beach and parking.

Wonderful Stay!

July 11, 2015

This was our first time staying at this particular villa in Lakeside and really enjoyed it! We have stayed in other Lakeside properties but this was the best experience yet. Brett was great from the very beginning of inquiring about the property until the end and answered any and all of our questions promptly. The villa was clean, decorated wonderfully to enhance your relaxation and easy to still get to the beach from. Having the keyless entry was such a plus. We will definitely return! Thanks Brett for sharing your villa with us as we had a memorable family vacation!

Amazing!

July 4, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for a week without our children! Before our arrival Brett answered all of my questions promptly and gave us lots of information. The condo was clean, spacious, and perfectly furnished. Although we had more room than we needed for just the 2 of us, there would have been plenty of room for another couple or our kids! Access to the condo was super easy and so convenient to be completely keyless/cardless at the beach. LBTS is a beautiful and well planned beach property, perfect for walking, running, riding bikes. We loved our stay and would highly recommend staying at Brett’s condo!

Another wonderful stay

June 6, 2015

This is my second year staying here. It is so comfortable and perfectly decorated for the beach. Brett and Cheri are great to deal with. The respond quickly with any questions or concerns you may have. I highly recommend renting this villa.

Better than Expected

April 30, 2015
Comfortable, classy casual decor, plenty of anemities, security-minded, close to everything! Info provided by owners was great And they were super responsive to any inquiries. No complaints!

Just as described

April 30, 2015

The villa was even better than we expected. We had seen photos, but they didn’t do it justice. Very welcome feel, classy and comfortable. The décor was very tasteful, loved the colors. Sitting on the porch was lovely. Although next to the access road, it was very private. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay there again. Dealing with the owners with questions, payment, etc. was also pleasant.

Delightful stay!

September 25, 2014

This VRBO villa at Litchfield By the Sea in Pawley’s Island was all as it was described. We loved the one story layout which had about 8 to 10 steps up to the front door. Everything was very clean and in working order. The beds were comfortable, and the linens and towels were good. The furnishings were bright and beachy and as described. We enjoyed sitting around the table on the screened porch with the overhead fan lending a cool breeze – great for breakfast or just drinks! There were great TVs in the living area and both bedrooms along with a supply of games for children. We especially enjoyed using the keyless entry on the covered front porch – No keys! Having a washer and dryer available was so helpful. We enjoyed going to the beach on the resort property which was just a short drive from the villa. The resort beach deck had some tables and chairs for use. Webster’s restaurant serves a wonderful buffet breakfast! LBTS has a security guard watching cars entering and making sure only resort owners/renters are able to enter the property, and the resort property is lovely and well maintained. Bi-Lo grocery store is directly across from the resort property as well as the Egg and I. The villa is delightful, and we had a wonderful, restful vacation! We recommend it highly!

Great vacation stay

August 10, 2014

We been visiting the Pawleys Island/Litchfield area annually for over 20 years, as we have family in there. This is the first time we have stayed someplace other than with family and being familiar with the Litchfield Resort, we were looking forward to the experience. We were not disappointed. The villa was beautifully decorated and had all the comforts of home. It was a great place to come back to after a busy day at the beach or other activities. Corresponding with Brett, the owner, was easy and pleasant. The only things I would mention is the parking situation. Each villa is supposed to have two dedicated parking spaces. We only needed one ourselves, but we found some of the villa residents were taking up 3-4, including one parking a golf cart in a space, meaning we weren’t able to use our actual designated spot next to the villa. It was a minor inconvenience, but worth mentioning. This is certainly not the fault of the homeowner; I don’t think Litchfield Resort enforced the rule. The other thing we found was that we initially weren’t “allowed” in the larger pool area with the kids’ area and lazy river because we didn’t rent through Litchfield itself. We were not made aware of this when we booked. Luckily, my brother and his family did have access, so we were let in as his guests. Although I did prefer the sedate pool in the Lakeside Villa area, we did have a child who liked the other pool. Overall, I would certainly look into staying here again next year.

End of summer vacation

August 16, 2013

This condo is very clean and nice. Appeared to have been remodeled recently. Granite counter tops in kitchen and bathroom were a nice touch.

Great Little Villa!

August 9, 2013
I was planning a trip for my family of 4 and found this property. When we arrived check in was a snap and our first impression of the resort was super! We had a wonderful time staying at this condo.Very clean,great decorated, well furnished and maintained. The kitchen has everything you need.We also loved the screened in porch after busy sunny day! The area is beautiful.Fantastic landscaping!Semi-private pool is just few steps away. The community is outstanding. The grounds and amenities are wonderful.Very peaceful location yet close to grocery & other attractions. Excellent grocery store (Piggly Wiggly) practically across the street . Brett, the owner, was very helpful and easy to communicate with .This is our new favorite place.We will strongly recommend this condo to all of our friends, and we hope to come back next year. P.S.We already booked it again for two weeks next summer 🙂

Awesome Lakeside Condo- Litchfield By the Sea

August 5, 2013

We returned home last evening after a great stay. The condo is very nice and comfortable, with all of the creature comforts of home. We had fun at the beautiful beach and pools. Thank you so much, we look forward to returning when our travels take us back to South Carolina.

Great Family Condo

July 16, 2013

We just loved the amenities at Litchfield by the Sea. Condo was beautiful & very comfortable for our family of four. The condo was very clean & looked just a the pictures appeared on the website. Brett was very quick in responding to inquiries, and very helpful. I love the entire gated community. We enjoyed the pool, taking early morning walks around the property & spending time at the beach. We would definitely recommend this property to others & hope to return with our family.

Perfect Long Weekend in Pawleys

June 12, 201

This was our 8th year doing a girls summer beach trip and this was by the far the best location. Pawleys Island is a great little beach town and Litchfield By The Sea is a perfect “subdivison” (for lack of better words). We loved the layout and design of the duplex- it was cute, beachy, clean and plenty of room for 4 ladies. We ate most of our meals in and found everything we needed available in the kitchen. There are TVs in the bedrooms and DVRs for watching movies, a great screened porch for relaxing or having a glass of wine when you come off of the beach. A pool just steps away (both times we were there there was only one other couple). We did end up driving to the beach- it only took a few minutes and was easier for us than carrying chairs, coolers, bags, etc. But there is plenty of parking and it was easy to just leave everything in the car overnight. I do think golf carts are available for rent and bikes can be rented across the street (by Piggly Wiggly) The location is perfect- Piggly Wiggly in walking distance for groceries, fresh shrimp and boiled peanuts being sold out of a truck a few miles away and so many great restaurants to choose from within a few miles. We couldn’t have asked for a better stay for our annual girls trip. Thanks so much!

Litchfield Vacation Fun

May 24, 2013

Unit was very clean and comfortable. The owner’s did a wonderful job decorating as well. It was exactly what it looked like in the pictures. Beds, bed linens and towels were all very comfortable. The unit was also quiet. It was the perfect place to stay on our Litchfield Beach trip. We love staying in Litchfield by the Sea, the amenities in the complex are really top notch. It is also very convenient to get to restaurants and grocery stores. We also love to visit the Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens, which are just a couple of miles a way.

Fantastic Find on Pawleys Island

February 25, 20

As my husband and I drove away from this Lakeside Villa at Litchfield-by-the-Sea on Pawleys Island, I couldn’t wait to share our find with anyone looking for a vacaton rental on Pawleys Island. As soon as we walked in the front door, we both started smiling:) The Villa is tastefully decorated, but not over decorated, extremely clean, the kitchen is well stocked and bedrooms are cozy and comfortable; this villa is located close to everything you would want on a beach and/or golf vacation. Brett was very helpful and friendly – putting us both at ease. We often rent from VRBO and Homeaway and have placed this villa at the top of our list. Oh and so much to do! First – the beach is a 10 minute walk with a first class beach club with rest rooms and plenty of beach chairs. The pool for the Lakeside Villa is right next door if you prefer a pool to the ocean. Starbuck’s, Webster’s Restaurant, the fitness center, indoor pool, bike rentals, Summerhouse pool with lazy river, and indoor and outdoor hot tubs are all a short walk. Second – the area is loaded with fabulous restaurants both on Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet -there are too many to mention:) Dinner and cocktails on the large screened porch is a great option. Directly across from Lbts in the shopping plaza is a Piggly Wiggly for groceries, Eggs Up Grill, liquor store, and countless other small shops. “Lovely Nails” was a nice find for a vacation pedicure and manicure. Golf courses are abundant – both on Pawleys and the Myrtle Beach/Grand Strand area. Frank Theatres for movies, Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington State Park are all a short drive. We can’t think of one thing we didn’t like about this villa, but our favorite things were walking on the beach, watching the sunset at Murrells Inlet, golf, biking on the beach and bike paths and feeling at home in this villa. We recommend this Villa to anyone that will treat it with the respect it deserves! We have already booked our next stay:)

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Traveler Reviews

Posted here are reviews found on Trip Advisor / Flip Key from past guests that booked via those sources.  Given that VRBO / Home Away are now charging our guests “booking fees”, we decided to import these in case we no longer use the services of these travel booking services. We encourage our guests to book directly with us and save money.  See below.  And there are more reviews from VRBO HERE

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.

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?  LAKESIDE VILLAS COTTAGE AT LITCHFIELD BY THE SEA

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.

Kudzu Bakery Pawleys Island, SC

What started out as a small bakery on Georgetown’s Front Street has turned into an all-out market with three locations around the Grand Strand.

In addition to delicious baked goods like pies, cookies, cakes, breakfast pastries, and fresh bread, Kudzu offers pretty much everything you could need to throw a top-rate dinner party, including entrées, appetizers, sauces, wine, starches, cheeses, vegetables, and even utensils.

They also prepare each item so that it appears homemade, as opposed to the cookie-cutter method that you might find at the big box stores. And if it isn’t made on-site, Kudzu’s owners and staff have tasted the product to make sure they’re offering high-quality, great-tasting items.

The current bread schedule features daily Buttermilk White Bread, Honey Whole Wheat, and French Bread, and fresh Cinnamon Raisin Bread is available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

And with an ever-evolving, seasonal selection of goods, locals and tourists find themselves returning again and again to see what’s new at Kudzu.

Kudzu Bakery 221 Willbrook Blvd, Pawleys Island, 29585 • (843) 235-8560