Located just 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach and approximately 70 miles north of Charleston, Pawleys Island is part of the Hammock Coast region of coastal South Carolina, which includes Historic Georgetown just to its south and northward to Murrells Inlet. As you can guess, the region got its name from the world-famous Pawleys Island Rope Hammock – emblematic of the low-key, casual lifestyle both locals and visitors enjoy.
Pawleys Island “proper” is less than a half mile wide and about four miles long, separated from the mainland by beautiful salt marshes and creeks, and accessible by two causeways. It is one of the oldest vacation spots in the southeast, originally settled by riverfront plantation owners’ families who sought the ocean breezes during the hottest months of the summer. Some 12 of the original residences still stand and date back to the late 1700s to mid 1800s.
But our community is more than just the island itself. Great restaurants, boutique shopping challenging golf courses, and natural beauty are plentiful on the mainland as well.
This lowcountry gem is definitely worth exploring and, perhaps, making it your next home.