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.


About Litchfield Beach & Pawleys Island

Litchfield by the Sea in South Carolina is located about 15 minutes south from downtown Myrtle Beach.  Myrtle Beach pulls tons of guests a year who arrive for the resorts, surfing, shopping and many from the other local activeness. Litchfield by the Sea Pawleys Island, SC. Pawleys Island real estate is beautiful, with city improvement; the friendly atmosphere has been kept.

Pawleys Island has a few wonderful first class golf life. Several of the golf courses were built on old plantations and you may also see remains of a few of the elderly rice plantations.

Unlike Myrtle Beach, there are few hotels in the area.  Rather, there is the Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort and other vacation rentals.   Litchfield by the Sea has excellent amenities including golf, tennis, an on-site cafe, Starbucks and spa  to name a few. This is probably the best option for those wanting a vacation.  Litchfield by the Sea also offers private beach access.

Pawleys Island has a low density policy on building.  So the zoning, high rise condos and other development is kept in check.  The result is a beautiful area that is not as touristy as Myrtle Beach.   While there are several locations you should visit around Myrtle Beach section, Litchfield by the Sea is perfect if you enjoy a high quality calm visit away from all of high congestion places but near enough to bask unending choices of fun.

Pawleys Island beach happens to be so isolated ocean turtles have chosen the white exciting beaches to put their eggs. Several of the area folk have been truly protecting over these types of sites where ocean turtle nests have been typically found.

Pawleys Island also has legendary eateries.  The area is popular for shrimping boats that might dock in Murrells Inlet as well as Georgetown.  Murrells Inlet is established just miles from Pawleys Island and it has been named the Seafood Capital of the planet. The town has a variety of seafood cafes that provide great balcony room dinning and  live bands.

Just in Time For Summer – Enhancements at Litchfield by the Sea

Photos are worth a 1000 words.  Check out just a few of the enhancements that have been completed during the “off season” at Litchfield by the Sea.

The Beaches at Pawleys Island & Litchfield Beach

Area Beaches


One of the remaining pristine public beaches uncluttered by high rises and unspoiled by overcrowding and commercialism, Pawleys Island, South Carolina is a longtime favorite to locals and out-of-state visitors alike.

The beaches at Pawleys Island in South Carolina are situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. There are two causeways that access the beach: one located at the north end of the island between Highway 17 North, otherwise known as Ocean Highway, and across from Waverly Road; the other causeway is south of the island from Highway 17 North and veers off to the right at the traffic light before the Food Lion Shopping Center on to South Causeway Road.

Once on the island, beach goers can go north or south and find beach access along the oceanfront. There is limited public parking on the island and visitors who are not staying on the island need to beware of frequent ticketing of vehicles not utilizing parking locations. There are limited public restroom facilities at the south end of the island only. The best beach access is from one of our rentals homes either oceanfront or off ocean.

Since the island of Pawleys Island itself has no commercial properties, visitors can venture across the causeways to Pawleys Island mainland to find restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, boutiques, beach services, boating and fishing equipment and services, and many other retail establishments that offer anything one might need for their beach experience.



Go north on Ocean Highway from Pawleys Island and you’ll enter the area known as Litchfield. There are three distinct areas of this community: South Litchfield, Litchfield by the Sea, and North Litchfield. South Litchfield is accessed from the south portion of the island along Litchfield Drive. Once on the island, there are beach access points between various homes. The parking is also very limited. The solution? Stay at one of the various vacation rentals at Litchfield by the Sea such as  63A Lakeside Villas. Litchfield by the Sea offers plenty of parking, amenities and PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS.

Things to Do: Free Picture With Santa at The Litchfield Company

The Litchfield Company Invites You to Bring
Your Children & Grandchildren to the Office,
14240 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island
Saturday, December 4th
for Pictures, Cookies & Cocoa
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

A picture of Santa & your child will be mailed to your home compliments of
The Litchfield Company!

~ Happy Holidays ~

NEED A PLACE TO STAY – Check out 63A Lakeside Villas (near The Litchfield Company)  and book your vacation.

Golf Magazine Ranks 3 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Among Top 100

Golf Magazine unveiled its biennial ranking of America’s best public courses and the best each state has to offer in its September issue, and the Myrtle Beach area was, again, well represented.

Three Grand Strand courses, led by Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, earned a spot on Golf Magazine’s prestigious “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list. Caledonia was ranked No. 28, followed by the Dunes Club at No. 48, and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort at No. 86.

For Caledonia and the Dunes Club, the rankings completed a triple crown of sorts. Both courses are currently ranked among America’s 100 best by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek. The Love Course gives Barefoot three courses that are ranked among the nation’s 100 best (the Fazio and Dye layouts are on Golf Digest’s list).

Set on ground that once housed a thriving rice plantation, Caledonia was the late Mike Strantz’s first solo design and it launched him to architectural stardom. Carved amongst soaring Live Oak trees, Caledonia oozes Lowcountry charm, and the 18th hole, which plays over water and into a green that rests in shadow of the clubhouse, is one of the area’s most memorable.

The Dunes Club is Myrtle Beach’s most revered course. The Robert Trent Jones design, located just yards from the Atlantic Ocean, has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and the finals of the PGA Tour’s Q-School, among many other events. The first nine holes take advantage of the layout’s (natural) rolling terrain, while water is a significant factor on the closing nine. The 11th, 12th and 13th holes at the Dunes Club are, arguably, Myrtle Beach’s best stretch.

The Love Course was Davis Love III first major, solo design project, and he did a marvelous job. Love, aided in part by faux ruins of an old plantation home, created a visually stunning layout with generous fairways and some of the area’s best greens. In 2005, Golf Digest ranked the Love Course as Myrtle Beach’s best.

The accolades for Myrtle Beach area layouts didn’t end with those courses. Golf Magazine ranked the best public courses in each state and six of South Carolina’s top 10 and 13 of its top 20 are located along the Grand Strand. Caledonia (No. 3), Dunes Club (No. 4) and the Love Course (No. 6) were followed by Tidewater (No. 7), Fazio Course at Barefoot (No. 8), True Blue (No. 10), TPC-Myrtle Beach (No. 11), Heathland at Legends Resort (No. 12), Heritage Club (No. 14), Dye Club at Barefoot (No. 16), Glen Dornoch (No. 18), Grande Dunes (No. 19) and King’s North (No. 20).

Grand Strand layouts on the North Carolina side of the state line were also recognized. Golf Magazine ranked four Grand Strand courses among North Carolina’s top 14. Leopard’s Chase (No. 7), Tiger’s Eye (No. 8), Rivers Edge (No. 11) and Oyster Bay (No. 14) earned a spot in the rankings.

The Carolinas are home to some of the nation’s most acclaimed layouts and 17 Myrtle Beach area

Review: Litchfield by the Sea

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, on the Waccamaw Golf Trail, is one the largest resort complexes on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. The resort sprawls across more than4,500 acres of prime, beachfront property. Amenities include some seven miles of private beach and vast tracts of unspoiled salt marshes and natural wetlands. The full-service resort caters to guests from golfers to wedding parties to corporate conventions. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort accommodations, include a variety of suites, condos, and cottages. Many of the units have lake, ocean, and marshland views. Furnishings are typical resort. For golfers, the resort provides access to all 11 golf courses on the Waccamaw Golf Trail, and to almost 100 more in the greater Myrtle beach area.


A Restaurant; bar; four pools (2 indoor); three 18-hole golf courses; 17 tennis courts; fitness center; health spa; Jacuzzi; sauna; business center; salon; massage; babysitting; laundry service; dry cleaning; nonsmoking rooms; rooms for those w/limited mobility.

The Waccamaw Golf Trail: The Myrtle Beach Grand Strand boasts a collection of the most awarded courses in the Carolinas, including three of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”, six 4.5-Star courses, one of Golf For Women’s “Top 25 in America” and one of only three 5-Star courses in the entire Southeastern U.S. This collection of golf courses is known locally as the Waccamaw Golf Trail: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is located right at its center. As a guest of the resort, you’ll enjoy preferred tee times and access to all 12 courses.

Tennis Facilities: Litchfield Beach & Golf boasts of one of the finest tennis facilities on the east coast. The Litchfield Racquet Club has been highlighted in numerous tennis publications and has been hailed as one to the Top 50 Resorts in the country by Tennis Magazine. The largest tennis complex in the area, the Litchfield Racquet Club, features 17 Har-Tru courts (clay), 3 of which are lighted. The club is run by a staff of USPTA/USPTR certified tennis professionals who offer assistance and instruction, both private and group.

Michelle Elizabeth’s Day Spa: Located on the courtyard, next door to Sea Oats Gift Shop, Michelle Elizabeth’s is a full-service salon & spa offering a full range of massage treatments, facials, body treatments, hair & nail services. The spa is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10am-6pm. Thursday from 10am-8pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Webster’s Lowcountry Grill: Open daily for Breakfast & Dinner, Webster’s offers a full breakfast buffet from 6am-10am (open until 11am on Sunday). Dinner is served from 5pm-9pm, with the Tavern menu available until 10pm. From fresh baked pizza, to ribeye steaks and fresh seafood, Webster’s offers a great variety of menu choices.

Pool & Play Plaza: Located behind the Hotel Suites, the Pool & Play Plaza is available to all resort guests. Featuring a lazy river, water deck island & two hot tubs.

Beachside Health & Fitness: Located just off of the courtyard, Beachside Health & Fitness is our full service Health Club. Relax in our heated indoor pool & hot tub, steam room or sauna. Work up a sweat in our cardio and weight rooms. Play a game of racquetball in our regulation-size court, or enjoy the pool table & ping pong in the game room.

TIP:  Check out Lakeside Villas at Litchfield by the Sea.  Click HERE