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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in April

By Marissa Polascak • March 08, 2017

Pawleys Island is beautiful any time of the year, but those visiting in April get a taste of mild weather that is perfect for outdoor activities. If you’re visiting Pawleys Island in April and don’t know what to do, check out this list of 10 things to do in Pawleys Island in April:

Celebrate Easter

Easter is in April this year, so why not celebrate the holiday while you’re in Pawleys Island? Each year, Pawleys Island has church services, egg hunts, Easter buffets, and more. Stay tuned for more details about Easter events for 2017.

Brookgreen Gardens

During the month of April, flowers start to bloom at Brookgreen Gardens. The beautiful April weather is perfect for spending a day strolling through the breathtaking sculpture gardens at Brookgreen Gardens with your family and friends. While you’re here, be sure to check out the Native Wildlife Zoo, which features animals from the Lowcountry such as otters, alligators, ducks, bald eagles, and much more.

Plantation Tours

Pawleys Island is located within a short distance from quite a few plantations, and April is a great time to take a tour of one (or more) of these beautiful properties. Check out this list of plantations near Pawleys Island that offer educational tours.

Culinary Tour

If you’re a foodie at heart, then you’re in luck; Pawleys Island is home to many restaurants that are definitely worth visiting while you’re on vacation. Of course the area boasts fresh seafood, but you can also find other types of cuisines like Italian, Mexican, Asian, and more. Check out our restaurants page for dining inspiration while you’re in town.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a happening place to be if you’re looking for great waterfront dining, live music, and beautiful views. In addition to award-winning restaurants, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk also offers watersports for those who are brave enough to try out a fun activity on the water. Test your bravery with parasailing, jet skiing, stand up paddleboarding, and more.


Take in the gorgeous Lowcountry views at any of the Pawleys Island golf courses while enjoying the awesome April weather. Book a tee time (or two) at any of these top-rated courses and try to beat your best score.

Take a Day Trip

If you’ve already explored the rest of the Grand Strand, why not take a day out of your vacation and go on a day trip? Charleston, SC is just a two-hour drive from Pawleys Island, making it a great destination for a road trip. Or, head up north to Calabash, NC to treat yourself to fried seafood and great shopping.

Huntington Beach State Park

If you love nature, then Huntington Beach State Park is the place to go! Visitors will love getting up close to coastal landscapes and Lowcountry wildlife. Of course, guests can enjoy a day on the beach, or an afternoon of fishing. This attraction is also home to fishing, hiking trails, and Atalaya Castle , which was the home to Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Pawleys Island Hammock Shops

One of the best places to shop in Pawleys Island is the famous Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. Here, visitors will find a handful of eateries and specialty shops, including The Original Hammock Shop. Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of an original Pawleys Island hammock!

Relax on the Beach

Sincee the weather tends to be pretty mild in April, why not take to the beach? The beautiful beach at Pawleys Island is perfect for a day of relaxation. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and set up camp in a good spot to listen to the waves crash against the shore.