Things to Do in Pawleys Island



These “arrogantly shabby” beaches have been welcoming folks since the 1700’s when the Plantation owners would move their families, livestock and workers over to the island to escape the mosquitoes. Renowned for its surf, the Litchfield  Beaches and Pawleys Island offer miles of private, unspoiled, pristine coastline.  Just a few miles south of the busy, tourist area of Myrtle Beach – families enjoy more laid back, timeless vacation activities like crabbing off the dock, shelling, biking, canoeing and kayaking through the salt marsh. Fish from the surf, the pier or the marsh bridges. And if award winning golf is more your scene, then you’ve found the perfect spot! Within a few miles of one another you’ll find some of the nation’s most awarded golf courses by top golf publications like Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.


While you’re visiting Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island don’t miss:


1. A spa day at Stox & Company.


2. Dinner at Chive Blossom, Websters, Bistro 217, Nosh, Rozs, Quigleys Pint and Plate, and Sanfords Smokehouse, Pawleys Island Tavern, Island Bar & Grill, Island Deli, Franks, Grouchos Deli, Hanser House Seafood.


3. Slow down a few minutes and see the Historic homes and sites on Pawleys Island, including the Sea View Inn and the old Pawleys Island Chapel.


4. Take home unique treasures and gifts found at White Harvest, The Hammock Shops, the Sweetgrass Shops and the Shops at Christopher’s.


5. Take home a piece of unique art from Gray Man Gallery, Cheryl Newby Gallery, The Litchfield Exchange (art mall) or one of the many galleries found in Pawleys Island that feature one of kind treasures from local artists.


6. Visit the Hammock Shops and see for yourself the creation of an Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock.


7. Litchfield Racquet Club is one of the many fine amenities at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, and was voted a “Top 50″ club in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine. 17 Har-Tru courts, 3 lighted for night play, allow players of all levels to come out for a match or join in scheduled round robins, clinics.


8. Stop in at Surf the Earth – The Island’s only complete Surf Shop offering Surfboards and Kayaks sales and rentals. Also available, surf lessons, kayak tours and free local delivery on rentals.


9. Great events, such as the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art in September and October each year, and the Pawleys Pavilion Reunion held Mother’s Day weekend each May.


10. Nature Watching – Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island have several secluded spots, ideal for nature watchers including historic trails, tidal creeks and salt marshes.


Island Party – Pawleys Island

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Island Party – Thursday June 20 —- Fun for the whole family —

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Wine Tasting at Brookgreen Garden

Brookgreen GardensIs there a more beautiful site on the Grand Strand to enjoy wine and scenery? On Saturday, June 15 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.  Brookgreen Gardens invites you to enjoy a wine tasting in the beautiful Live Oak Allee. Attendees will enjoy samplings of 20 exceptional wines from ‘Down Under’ – Australia and New Zealand, accompanied with food pairings.

One of Brookgreen’s annual fund raisers, the wine tasting and silent auction provide a casual evening of enjoyment and whose proceeds help support the gardens all year. Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for guests which includes wine tastings, food pairings, live music, and a signature wine glass.

Tickets to this special wine tasting event are limited. Order tickets online or call 843-235-6016. Tickets are also for sale at the Lowcountry Center and the Admission Plaza. If you are looking for fun things to do in Myrtle Beach, with the lovely Live Oak Allee as a backdrop, the wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction with wine-related items, will make this event an evening to remember. The silent auction is once sponsored by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, is located on US Highway 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island and is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. For more information call 843-235-6000.


Coastal Uncorked Trio Dinner

Grand Strand locals and visitors to Myrtle Beach both love the Trio Dinner, a showcase of some of the best executive chefs in the region as they partner with culinary students at both the high school and college level.

Executive chefs from a dozen local restaurants will participate, including Myrtle Beach chefs Brad Daniels of Croissants, Tom Pennell of Ruth’s Chris and Casey Blake of Drunken Jack’s in Murrells Inlet.

This is the seventh year of the trio dinner, which serves to support and promote the Myrtle Beach hospitality industry and culinary profession as well as to give students real-world experience and guidance under the watchful eye of a professional executive chef. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to the Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association’s (MBHA) scholarship funds, with more than $20,000 has been raised for the MBHA’s programs since the program began.

The event will include a silent auction, with nearly an array of items up for auction, with the list so far including tickets to Alabama Theatre, tickets for a dinner cruise with Barefoot Princess Riverboat, golf packages, a vacuum cleaner, restaurant gift cards, home furniture and gift baskets. Entertainment will be provided by Coastal Carolina University’s Jazz After Hours and After Hours Combo bands.

For a fun evening filled with top-notch food that also has an educational component, check out the Trio Dinner Coastal Culinary Experience. It will be a tasty way to support the vibrant culinary scene on the Grand Strand.

If you go:
What: Coastal Uncorked Trio Dinner
Where: Sheraton Convention Center Hotel, 2101 N. Oak St., Myrtle Beach, S.C.
When: 6:30 p.m. April 22
Cost: Individual tickets start at $85; tables start at $600 for 8
Contact: 843-626-9668

Litchfield by the Sea – Vacation Resort Near Myrtle Beach

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These photos are sure to get you in the mood to visit Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island. Enjoy the benefits of this gated resort community.  Amenities include pools, private beach access, golf, tennis, crabbing, fishing, bike / jogging trails, on site Starbucks and more.

Far enough away to be out of the Myrtle Beach traffic but close enough to enjoy some of the offerings in Myrtle Beach.


Litchfield Restaurant

Since 1968, Pawleys Island locals and visitors alike have considered the Litchfield Restaurant the “Best Breakfast in Town”. That is as true today as it was back then. Over four decades later, they still serve hearty home-style Southern cooking for both breakfast and lunch. And their full menu is available all day, so sleep in and have a late breakfast.. You want a bowl of our delicious creamy grits at 1 p.m., no problem. Or have a hand-pattied freshly cooked burger at your pleasure. They offer weekday lunch specials start at 11 a.m. and feature the classic choice of “meat and 3 vegetables” , includes your drink and tax!

Litchfield Restaurant is  known as ‘where the locals eat’, and visitors and newcomers always receive a sincere welcome to this casual family friendly restaurant. This is a casual diner and perfect for the traveler that wants to experience Pawleys Island like a local.

Check out comments from National Geographic Traveler – HERE

Monday Thru Friday: 6:30AM – 2:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30AM – 1:00PM

Litchfield Restaurant

12223 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

(843) 237-4414

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63A Lakeside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea REMODELED

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Enjoy the new amenities and a full interior remodel of 63A Lakesides Villas.  This two bedroom vacation rental at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island had the following improvements during the off season:

  • Full granite counter tops in the kitchen and both bathrooms
  • New cabinets and drawers in the kitchen and bathrooms
  • Full interior paint job in a soothing color pallet
  • Flat screen televisions in living room and both bedrooms
  • Brand new furniture throughout
  • High end luxury mattresses and bedding
  • All new accessories throughout
  • New patio furniture
  • New window coverings
  • New cookware, glasses, appliances, etc. for the kitchen

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