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10 Things to do in Pawleys Island in February

By Marissa Polascak • January 15, 2018

Visiting Pawleys Island in February may sound a little crazy, but believe it or not, Pawleys Island is a wonderful place to visit during any month of the year. The mild winter in Pawleys Island is great for those who want to escape from harsher climates in other parts of the country, and allows visitors to enjoy outdoor attractions in the off-season.

Planning a trip to Pawleys Island in February? Check out these 10 things to do:

Tour Brookgreen Gardens

Step out of Pawleys Island and into a true wonderland at Brookgreen Gardens. Located between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, Brookgreen Gardens is an attraction that is beloved by locals and vacationers alike. This sprawling outdoor sculpture garden features art, history, a zoo, and fun educational activities. Special events and exhibits in February include the Dinosaurs! exhibit, Winter Teas on weekends, and the Romance in the Gardens wedding vow renewal on Valentine’s Day.


If you enjoy the relaxing sport of fishing, then you’ll love visiting Pawleys Island; even in February. Visit Pawleys Island Outdoors to stock up on fishing gear, or call up a local fishing charter to book a day out on the water with professionals. Either way, you’ll have a great time enjoying the beautiful coastal surroundings while trying to catch a fish or two.

Go on a Culinary Tour

Foodies, rejoice! There are tons of amazing restaurants in the Pawleys Island area that are worth trying on your February visit. From upscale fine dining to casual seafood joints, you can find almost any type of cuisine in Pawleys Island, and surrounding areas such as Murrells Inlet and Georgetown. Check out our blog and dining page for more information about restaurants.

Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park is a great attraction for vacationers of all ages. This state park is home to beautiful beaches, walking trails, picnic shelters, and much more. Guests here can fish, bike, learn about the nature of the area, walk on the beach, and even visit the historic Atalaya Castle.

The Hammock Shops

Perhaps one of the most popular attractions in Pawleys Island is the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. This shopping center is home to the Original Pawleys Island Hammock Shop, where guests can watch Marvin the Hammock Man weave a true Pawleys Island hammock in person. The shopping center is also home to boutiques and specialty shops, as well as restaurants.

Live Music

Even though February is considered the “off-season,” Pawleys Island and the rest of the Grand Strand is still rockin’ with live music at multiple venues. Check out this list of places in Pawleys Island that host live music weekly or even nightly.

Explore Georgetown

Hop in the car and head a few minutes south to Georgetown where you can explore the beautiful harborwalk. Downtown Georgetown is home to historical spots, as well as shops, restaurants, museums, and a marina. Grab some fresh seafood at a local eatery, go shopping for a souvenir, and learn some history at the Georgetown County Museum for a full Georgetown experience.

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is just a short drive from Pawleys Island, making it a perfect attraction to visit while you’re in town. The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is home to several award-winning restaurants boasting a variety of cuisine; especially fresh seafood. The MarshWalk is also a great place to play in the water, as there are watersports companies offering jet skiing, paddleboarding, boating, parasailing, and more!

Take a Road Trip

The great thing about Pawleys Island is that it is close to many other great cities and towns, so after spending a few days checking out things to do in Pawleys, you can always hop in the car and explore
other areas. Places to visit nearby include Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, and Cherry Grove. However, if you don’t mind driving a little further, you can easily make a day by visiting Charleston, or Calabash, NC.

Visit the Beach

Of course, while you’re in Pawleys Island you must visit the beach! Even though it may be a little chilly in February, it definitely isn’t too cold to go for a walk and look for seashells on the beach.