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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in July

By Marissa Polascak • June 07, 2017

Pawleys Island is gorgeous during the month of July as the weather is sunny and hot, and the water is warm enough to swim the day away. Of course, going to the beach is just one of the things to do while you’re in town, but what else can vacationers do in July in Pawleys Island? Here are 10 things to do in Pawleys Island in July:


If you’re visiting Pawleys Island, chances are you’re here for the beach! July is prime beach season in Pawleys Island because the temperature is hot, the sky is sunny, and the ocean is beautifully warm.
Spend your days laying out under the South Carolina sun and bathing in the Atlantic Ocean for the ultimate vacation relaxation.


Pawleys Island and the surrounding area is home to several award-winning restaurants that you must try while visiting. Whether you’re looking for something to eat in Pawleys Island or down the road in Murrells
Inlet or Georgetown, you’re bound to find something to satisfy your taste buds. From fresh seafood to world cuisine, check out our restaurants page for inspiration on where to eat in Pawleys Island.


No matter what time of the year it is, the Grand Strand hosts tons of fun events! If you’re coming to Pawleys Island this July, check out these events happening around town:

  • Surfside Sunday Serenades – July 2
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead at the House of Blues – July 3
  • 6th Annual Cupcake Eating Contest – July 4
  • Murrells Inlet Boat Parade- July 4
  • Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach – July 4
  • Gullah Program at Brookgreen Gardens – July 5
  • Cool Summer Evenings – July 5
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the House of Blues - July 5
  • Music on Main Concert Series – July 6
  • Josh Turner at the Alabama Theatre - July 14
  • Special Needs Family Fun Day Golf Tournament – July 15
  • 1964 Beatles Tribute at the Alabama Theatre – July 17
  • National Father & Son Team Classic – July 19-22
  • Thunder from Down Under at the House of Blues – July 23
  • Seether at the House of Blues – July 29
  • Decades Rewind at the Alabama Theatre – July 29
  • 311 with New Politics at the House of Blues – July 30


Whether you grab your reel and head off on your own boat, or whether you book a fishing charter, fishing in the Pawleys Island area can be relaxing and rewarding. If you’re interested in a charter or a guide service, check out Carolina Guide Service, Black River Outdoors Center, Inshore Xtreme Fishing Charter, or Tide Drifter Charters, LLC.

Go Shopping

Let’s face it; a lot of us love to spend money while we’re on vacation! Pawleys Island is home to many shops that are perfect for finding treasures for yourself, or for your loved ones back at home. Check out our list of top 10 places to shop in Pawleys Island.


Golfers flock to the Grand Strand for the copious amounts of courses in the area, but Pawleys Island is home to some of the most beautiful courses around. The area boasts top-notch courses designed with the natural Lowcountry beauty in mind, creating a scenic setting for golfers. Want to know where to play golf in Pawleys Island? Check out this list of top 10 golf courses.

Live Music

Enjoy a night on the town with some live music and a drink in hand! There are many places in and near Pawleys Island that host live music nightly or weekly during the peak season. From rock bands to bands that play famous hit songs, here is where you can catch live music in Pawleys Island during your July vacation.


Sometimes vacations can be hectic because we try to fit in so many things to do! However, when you’re in Pawleys Island, you should take the time to relax and enjoy your time. There are many ways to relax in Pawleys Island such as going to the beach, getting a massage, going out for drinks, and more.

See a Show

The Grand Strand is known for award-winning shows, and while you’re in town, we encourage you to book a ticket or two! The Alabama Theatre hosts ONE: the Show almost nightly; The Calvin Gilmore Theatre is home to the Carolina Opry and other fantastic shows; Pirates Voyage is a fun dinner show that is great for the whole family; and Legends in Concert provides guests with amazing tributes to your favorite musical artists!

See Nature

The Lowcountry is filled with amazing beauty, and there are many places in Pawleys Island to soak in the scenery. Head on over to Brookgreen Gardens to see a once-working rice plantation that has been since turned into a sculpture garden. Or, check out Huntington Beach State Park for a gorgeous beach and marsh experience. There are also many eco-tours in the area such as kayak tours and boat tours where you can get up close and personal to untouched nature and learn about the ecology of the area.