Tip: Pawleys Island Beach Service

You don’t have to bring all of your beach gear with you.  Pawleys Island Beach Service can make your packing and planning a lot easier.  Get all of your beach supplies at reasonable prices at this unique beach shop that carries a wide variety of beach items and T-shirts plus rents and sells beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, and kayaks.

Pawleys Island Beach Service
10570 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, SC



Why You Should Vacation at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island

Litchfield Beach, South Carolina is located about fifteen minutes south  of downtown Myrtle Beach, SC.

Myrtle Beach, SC draws millions of visitors a year who come for the beach, golfing, shopping and lots of the other local activities. Litchfield Beach is found in Pawleys Island, SC. The area is stunning, with low density development ; the natural environment has been saved.

Pawleys Island has great nationally ranked  golf courses.

Plenty of the golf courses were built on old plantation and you can still see residue of many of the old rice plantations. So far as value of your Pawleys Island holiday, there are just a few resorts in the area with the preferred being the private communtity of Litchfield by the Sea. Litchfield by the Sea has great conveniences with an on-site restaurant, private beach access, Starbucks, spa, lazy river pool and more. Many travelers coming to the area rent one of the beach vacation rental properties. The largest benefit is the standard of vacation you get when you visit the area.

Pawleys Island has some of the finest restaurants in the south (click the Restaurant Category to the right for more info) . Plus,  you do not have to fight the busy crowds in the summertime simply to get a great meal. The beaches are also more isolated. Due to the position of Litchfield By The Sea you’ve got to be a guest at the resort to be in a position to use the private beach. As far as cost, vacationing in Pawleys Island is not very much different that Myrtle Beach. Just like Myrtle Beach there are some off the beach low cost options. However Pawleys Island has kept a low density policy on building so during the property boom the area didn’t have any new high rises built sea front. Pawleys Island beaches have been so isolated sea turtles have selected the white golden beaches to lay their eggs. Lots of the neighbors have been extraordinarily protective over these sites where sea turtle nests are usually found. While there are plenty of reasons you need to vacation in the Myrtle Beach area, the choice is clear if you need a top quality tranquil holiday, away from all of heavy traffic areas but close enough to enjoy never-ending options of fun.  Come to Litchfield Beach in Pawleys Island, SC.

TIP: Click HERE for a 2 bedroom Lakeside Vacation Rental at Litchfield by the Sea in Pawleys Island

USA Today Highlights Coastal Carolina Real Estate

By Lynn Seldon - USA Today 9/18/2010

Here is a partial part of the article that relates to the Pawleys Island / Litchfield Beach / Myrtle Beach area:

The southern third of the Carolinas coast is the “low country.” It spans from Charleston to the Georgia border. Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, Kiawah and Spring Island are here. It has the ritziest real estate and a country club lifestyle with top-rated golf courses, elaborate tennis facilities and gated communities.

“We chose the coast of the Carolinas for all the typical reasons,” says Lynn Seldon, a resident of Oak Island, N.C. He’s a travel photojournalist who contributes to the likes of Southern Living magazine and has written more than a half-dozen guidebooks to the Southeast. “There’s the beach, the ocean, water sports like kayaking, lots of excellent golf and tennis, fishing, fresh seafood, and a wide variety of real estate options.

“From the Outer Banks down to the Low Country, there are so many options. The northern part of the Carolinas coastline is a longtime favorite for beach house rentals. Many who have rented there for years eventually buy in pursuit of the laid-back Outer Banks lifestyle,” he says.

“We chose the middle because it is a central location, and we love heading to historic Southport or Wilmington for the day. It also has affordable real estate options, lots of activities — including world-class golf — and unique places nearby like Bald Head Island and Myrtle Beach.

“The Low Country lifestyle is alive and well in historic Charleston, as well as traditional island destinations like Kiawah Island, Hilton Head Island and many others.”

Drew Butler, a real estate agent who covers the greater Hilton Head Island area of South Carolina, agrees.

“There is a lot of variety up and down the coast,” he says. “There are a handful of these little islands like Edisto, which is sleepier, between Hilton Head and Kiawah, Fripp Island in Beaufort, Bald Head, Pawleys Island near Myrtle Beach, and so on. There are a lot of options.”

Myrtle Beach is more dense and less expensive than Hilton Head, Butler says.

But, he says, values can be found all through the area, and buyers are taking advantage. He says sales volume in Hilton Head has jumped 33% year-to-date over this time last year, while prices are down 25% over the past 24 months. Hilton Head has weathered the economic storm better than much of the coast, where prices have come down even further, he says.

Like lifestyle and activity options, the price range of coastal Carolinas is vast and varied, from $100,000 condos to multi-million-dollar homes.

•Central: Greater Myrtle Beach, S.C., is the biggest destination near the border of the two Carolinas. It markets itself as the “Golf Capital of the World,” offering more than 100 courses and advertising bargain golf prices. The same applies to real estate. Some of the most affordable homes on the coast are here, though the offshore area, Pawleys Island, is pricier. Myrtle Beach is a vibrant resort with about 1,700 restaurants. About 400 hotels and motels can be found along a 60-mile stretch of coastal beaches here. Besides the golf, beaches and a variety of family actives are a major appeal. North Carolina’s section of the central zone is home to several smaller island options, including quiet and natural Oak Island and exclusive Bald Head Island, which is accessible only by ferry and is home to a high-end golf course community with lavish houses.

You can see the entire article HERE

Lakeside Villas @ Litchfield by the Sea

Our family just enjoyed our first trip to Litchfield / Pawley’s Island.  We enjoyed our two bedroom Lakeside Villa at Litchfield by the Sea.   The private beach access offered by Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is a big PLUS.   Our two boys also enjoyed the waterpark at the resorts which includes a lazy river.

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Waterpark

Please enjoy our blog.  We made several friends during our stay that will share their experiences, offer suggestions and more.  We invite our readers who stay in the South Carolina Low Country to offer their comments so that we might include them.

Our goal is to make this blog a great resource for both first time travelers to the area along with seasoned veterans who take their families year after year.