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.


2011 Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art

Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art has announced the musical performance lineup for the 21st annual event, slated for September 20th – October 2nd, 2011 at Litchfield Plantation.

According to event organizers, the lineup for the 2011 festival promises carry on the annual tradition of bringing exclusive talent to the area that is unmatched by any other event.   “We have spectacular lineup of cultural events and entertainment for the entire community to enjoy,” said Executive Director Delores Blount. “Mark your calendars now to join us in celebrating the 21st season of the Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art.”

Musical Performances for the 21st Annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art include:

Thursday, September 22
A Classical Evening

Friday, September 23
12th Annual Pawley’s Island Wine Gala

Saturday, September 24
Spyro Gyra

Sunday, September 25
The Kickin Grass Band

Thursday, September 29
Ball In The House

Friday, September 30
David Osborne Trio

Saturday, October 1
The Hit Men  – A Tabled Event

Sunday, October 2 – Family Day
1-6 pm Chalk Walk
3-5 pm Bit’s & Pieces Puppet Theatre – The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
4-7 pm Gallery Crawl

All new events for the Visual Arts performances will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art features two weeks of cultural entertainment and musical performances at the Litchfield Plantation as well as a Wine Festival that serves as a fundraiser for the event.  For more information on the Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art, visit them online at www.pawleysmusic.com or call 843-626-8911.


Photos: Litchfield by the Sea Improvements

Litchfield by the Sea is using this winter season to make some great looking improvements to the property.  If you have not heard about Litchfield by the Sea, you need to check it out.  The development offers a wide variety of vacation rental options including the popular Lakeside Villas.  This guard gated resort offers a wide array of amenities including private beach access, a variety of pools, on site restaurants, on site Starbucks, tennis courts, golfing options and more.  Miles of walking and bike trails are throughout this great piece of property.  Click for photos of the progress being made on the improvments:   LBTS project Jan 30


Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Named to Tennis Magazine’s “Top 50 Tennis Resorts”

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort has been named once again to Tennis Magazine’s “Top 50 Tennis Resorts” in the United States.

The most recent poll can be found in the November/December issue of the magazine. The biennial rankings have included the resort in each poll since 1992.

The 2010 tennis resort rankings are determined by the magazine’s editors, judge resorts by a number of courts, quality of instruction, clinics and game-matching, plus, lodging, spa availability and overall experience.

“We are very pleased to once again be mentioned among the Top 50 tennis resorts in the country,” said Kristen Prunier, director of tennis at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. “Our award-winning staff has worked very hard to create a tennis program that is competitive with any other resort in the country. We have a passion for the game and for providing quality instruction for all of our guests.”

The Litchfield Racquet Club is the largest tennis complex in the Myrtle Beach area featuring 17 superbly maintained Har-Tru courts (clay), four of which are lighted.

The club is operated by a staff of USPTA/USPTR certified tennis professionals who are on hand for assistance and instruction, both private and group.  Daily round robins and “Stroke of the Day” clinics are available year round.

The club also offers a fully stocked pro shop with the latest in tennis equipment, as well as equipment repair and analysis.

In addition to the weekly programming, the racquet club is home to the nationally acclaimed Litchfield Tennis School.  The school has a broad curriculum that can be tailored to suit any player at any level. Three and four day tennis programs are available throughout the year.

Located 18 miles south of Myrtle Beach S.C. and 15 miles north of Georgetown, S.C., just off Hwy. 17, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort features spacious, condominium units, villas, suites and fairway cottages with a choice of golf course, scenic ocean or poolside views.


Things to Do: Harvest Home Festival

Brookgreen Gardens Saturday and Sunday, October 16 – 17

Brookgreen Gardens 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576  Phone: 843-235-6000 info@brookgreengardens.org

Live Performances on the Welcome Center Lawn

Square Dances
Sally Gomez will call square dances for all ages with the accompaniment of country guitarist Dan Marcinkiewicz. With the hokey pokey and beyond Sally and Dan will facilitate dancing fun for the whole family. Dances are Saturday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday 1-2 p.m.

Mystic Vibrations
Known for their uplifting stage performances and original music compositions, Mystic Vibrations brings Reggae rhythms to Brookgreen on Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m.

Down Home
Doug Fankhauser on guitar and Robert Napier on fiddle play a foot-stomping blend of Western Swing, Bluegrass, and Country music on Sunday from 11a.m. -12 p.m. and 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

All Day Activities on the Welcome Center Lawn

Hay Rides
Hayrides depart from the Welcome Center Lawn area every half hour from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. Tickets are $3 in addition to garden admission.

Pumpkin Painting Patch
Purchase your pumpkin and we supply the paints and brushes. Pumpkins: small- $4, large- $8 in addition to garden admission.

Face Painting
Free with garden admission

Scarecrow Row
Bring your old clothes and Brookgreen supplies the straw, string and poles and build your own scarecrow. Pictures of most original Scarecrows from each day will be posted on Brookgreen Facebook the following week. Purchase your creation and take it home for only $5.

Will the Scarecrow
Be on the lookout for Will the Scarecrow Mime!!

Demonstrations and Sales at the Welcome Center Porticos
Carolina Plantation Rice- rice cooking demonstration and sales
Jeffcoat Pottery- pottery demonstrations and sales

Ivie Barnwell- sweet grass basket weaving demonstrations and sales

Activities at the Lowcountry Center and Zoo

Ron Daise Storytelling
Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen’s Vice President for Creative Education, at the E. Craig Wall Lowcountry Center for scary and humorous tales, from hair-raising “told” stories about hags and “peculiar such things” to “read” stories like Sam and the Tigers. Story times are – Saturday 10 -10:30 a.m., 12 -12:30 p.m., and 2 – 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday 12 -12:30 p.m.; 2 – 2:30 p.m.; and 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Wool Spinning
Saturday and Sunday outside the Campbell Sculpture Center, join Pam Mahany for wool spinning demonstrations from 10:30 -12:30p.m. and 1:30 – 4p.m.

Marsh Tacky Horse Demonstrations
David Grant from Carolina Marsh Tacky Outdoors will display Marsh Tacky horses and talk about how and why they were recently named the State Heritage Horse of South Carolina. Team Marsh Tacky will saddle up and ride at various times during the day, displaying this breed’s calm and easy going nature, as well as the horse’s natural athleticism. Guests will be allowed to pet and meet these Spanish Colonial horses and say they’ve touched a piece of South Carolina’s history. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. in the field next to the new Butterfly House.

Hayrides on the Creek and Trekker Excursions
Be sure to purchase your tickets at the Lowcountry Center for the Hay Ride on the Creek and Trekker Excursions to Laurel Hill. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children.

Colonial Camp
Colonial-attired artisans from Dunn, N.C. set up a Colonial camp and provide interactive activities for children and adults to experience the daily life during the early 18th century. It is a wonderful way outside the classroom to learn about our Colonial heritage. Colonial Camp Schedule of Activities:

10 a.m.- Candle Making, Block Printing and Colonial Games

11a.m. – Knot Tying, Punch and Judy (interactive puppet show), and Colonial Games

12 p.m. – Candle Making, Bracelet Making, and Colonial Games

1 p.m. – Cord Making, Doll Making, and Colonial Games

2 p.m. – Candle Making, Punch and Judy, and Colonial Games

3 p.m. – Block Printing, Knot Tying, and Colonial Games

4 p.m. – Candle Making, Doll Making, and Colonial Games

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Why you should vacation at Litchfield Beach / Pawley’s Island

Litchfield Beach, SC is found about fifteen minutes from central Myrtle Beach, SC. Myrtle Beach, SC pulls 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 gorgeous, with low density development ; the natural environment has been saved. Pawleys Island has some extraordinary first class golfing courses. Lots of the golfing courses were build on old plantation and you can still see remains of plenty of the old rice plantations.

As far as value of your Pawleys Island holiday, there are only a few resorts in the area with the 2 preferred being Litchfield by the Sea and Litchfield Inn. Litchfield by the Sea has great conveniences together with an on-site restaurant , Starbucks and spa simply to name a couple. Many travelers coming to the area hire one of the beach holiday houses TIP click here . The most important and is the standard of holiday you get when you visit the area.

Pawleys Island has some of the finest eateries TIP click here in the south and you do not have to battle the busy crowds in the summertime solely to get a great meal. The beaches are also more isolated. Due to the locale of Litchfield By The Sea you’ve got to be a guest at the resort to be ready to use the beach there, so you just about have a personal beach. As far as cost, vacationing in Pawleys Island is not too much different that Myrtle Beach. Just like Myrtle Beach there are some off the beach lower cost options. However Pawleys Island has kept a low density policy on building so in 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 wonderful beaches to lay their eggs.

Lots of the neighbors have been extraordinarily protecting over these sites where sea turtle nests have been typically found. While there are several reason you need to holiday in the Myrtle Beach
area, the choice is clear if you’d like a quality relaxed vacation , away from all of serious traffic areas but close enough to enjoy unending options of fun, Come to Litchfield Beach in Pawleys Island, SC.

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

Litchfield by the Sea, lovingly developed by The Litchfield Company in the heart of Pawleys Island was introduced in 1978 with the goal of creating a unique, private beachside community that offered something for everyone.

Bordered and protected on the North by Huntington State Park and in the South by Hobcaw Barony, both home to large wildlife sanctuaries, our very special community offers homeowners, visitors and vacationers a life style built around beach activities, tennis, golf at one of three major golf courses, a private water park for children on the grounds, walking, biking and hiking paths which extend for miles through some of the loveliest southern marshlands. just three miles away is Brookgreen Gardens, the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the world, This is truly a unique community, with planned development and careful decisions on how to balance progress and a bountiful natural resource.

Sea Turtles nest in protected areas, where conscientious neighbors take quiet watch over their protection; the sun sets over the marsh and from the huge community deck seaside at LBTS, watching the moon rise is a popular evening sport by residents and guests.  The beach stretches in either direction from Litchfield by the Sea three miles in one direction and five miles in the other direction making an unbroken paradise for walkers and runners.

Art Activities offered in the area are in addition to classes offered by Coastal Carolina University, wildlife tours at the wildlife preserve and the State Park making LBTS a photographer’s dream. Those wishing more of the urban development of Myrtle Beach need drive only 15 miles to reach some of the most unique shopping areas from tasteful shops dotting the landscape owned by private businessmen and women, to outlet shopping, to the famous Broadway at the Beach.

Award winning chefs present their fare at nearby restaurants in Pawleys Island. Fine dining and lowcountry delights can be found all over Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet and beyond.

Because of all these elements of Litchfield by the Sea and the surrounding features, we have become one of the finest all-season ocean resorts on the East Coast, attracting visitors from all over the United States and from Canada and Europe due to the wide range of activities offered, the fine temperatures which even in winter yielding average daily temperature of 58.

Spend some time with us and you’ll appreciate the benefits of belonging to an oceanfront community rich in both activity and atmosphere. Come see why those who know the Carolina coast always return to Litchfield by the Sea.

TIP – Need a two bedroom / two bath Lakeside Villa?  Contact this owner: brett.hemphill@me.com  / 949-632-2867.    Enjoy the amenities of the resort at a reduced rate.

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