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:


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


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!


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.


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.



Average Annual Temperatures for Litchfield Beach / Pawleys Island

Average Seasonal Temperatures

High    Low

Summer 91º F    67º F

Fall 85º F    46º F

Winter 63º F    37º F

Spring 83º F    45º F

In the Georgetown/Pawleys Island/Litchfield area, the weather is delightful all year round. The Gulf Stream modifies both the winter’s cold and summer’s heat. Fresh ocean breezes blow almost constantly in summer. The heavy rains are in the hottest months.

The normal July temperature is 80.3 °F, and in January it is 48.8 °F. There is an average of 300 clear days a year, snow is seldom seen, and the annual precipitation is 50.73 inches.

In summer, the normal high for this area is around 85ºF and the usual low around 70ºF.  In June, 85% of the time it will be mostly sunny and humid with a few late afternoon storms. During the summer months, the ocean water is about twenty degrees warmer than the ocean water along New York beaches.  The lowest temperature this area ocean water has reached is 47ºF in January, and the highest is 88ºF in July.

Fall is the prettiest season of the year. September days are fine and warm, and the nights are beginning to cool.  October and November have temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s.  Nightly lows range from the 40’s to the 60’s.  March and April are some of the wetter months, but there is still more sunshine than rain during the spring.  In March, temperatures average around 70ºF during the afternoon and 48ºF at night.

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