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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in June

By Marissa Polascak • May 18, 2017

Experience the beauty of the Lowcountry during a June vacation in Pawleys Island. Sure – you can spend your entire visit relaxing on the beach, but there are tons of other things to do in the area, too!

Here are 10 things to do in Pawleys Island in June:


Of course, while you’re in Pawleys Island you’ll probably spend most of your time on the beautiful sandy beach. Whether you go to the public (yet not crowded) Pawleys Island Beach, or whether you take a short drive to Huntington Beach State Park, one thing’s for sure; you’ll love it.

Drink with Friends

Visiting with friends? If you’re old enough to drink, head on down to Murrells Inlet and book a cruise with the East Coast BrewBoat. The BrewBoat is a 15 person boat that has 10 peddle stations around a bar, with five extra seats elsewhere. Guests of all ages are welcome, but those who want to drink or bring beer or wine aboard must be 21+. Feeling tired? Lucky for you, the BrewBoat is equipped with an electric motor just in case.


If you love nature and the outdoors, then an eco-tour is the way to go while visiting Pawleys Island. Black River Outdoors Center and other companies in the area offer backwater kayak eco-tours that allow visitors to the area to get the scoop on the ecosystem and see the beauty of the nature of South Carolina coast.


While you’re visiting in June, be sure to check out events going on along the Grand Strand, including the famous Carolina Country Music Fest!

Sun Fun Festival – June 2-3

Native Sun Salt Games – June 3

Myrtle Beach Corvette Club Car Show- June 3

•Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival – June 3

•Carolina Country Music Fest - June 8-11

•Taste of the Coast Charity Golf Tournament – June 11

•Mopars at the Beach – June 20-25

Get a History Lesson

If you’re a history buff, then Pawleys Island is the place for you. The area is rich in history that reaches back to the days when plantation owners from Charleston would move to Pawleys Island for the summer to escape the pesky mosquitoes. Vacationers can learn tons of history about plantation life at Huntington Beach State Park as well as Brookgreen Gardens. Just down the road in historic waterfront Georgetown there are also small museums that give visitors a window to the past.


Of course, golfers love top-rated courses, but golfers who visit Pawleys Island enjoy revered courses that are decorated with natural Lowcountry beauty. Try to beat your best score at any of these Pawleys Island golf courses.

Have Fun on the Water

If you’re visiting Pawleys Island, chances are you love being in or around water. Instead of just going to the beach and going for a swim (which we have nothing against) break the mold of your typical vacation and try out a fun water sport! There are tons of different water related activities in Pawleys Island including parasailing, surfing, jet skiing, and much more.

Party on the MarshWalk

Just a few minutes north of Pawleys Island is the small fishing village of Murrells Inlet. Murrells Inlet is home to an attraction that is beloved by locals and vacationers called the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Check out the MarshWalk for award-winning dining, live entertainment, great people, and good times; all on the waterfront.

Take a Roadtrip

Pawleys Island is in the perfect location; it is in a quiet part of the coast, but close enough to entertainment hubs like Myrtle Beach and Charleston. While visiting, it is not uncommon for vacationers to take day trips to places such as Charleston, Calabash, Little River, Cherry Grove, Wilmington, and more.

Visit Plantations

As mentioned above, the Pawleys Island area is filled with history from the plantation days. There are several interesting and beautiful plantations within driving distance to see while you’re here. Check out this list of plantations to visit near Pawleys Island.