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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in March

By Marissa Polascak • January 30, 2017

If you’re planning on visiting Pawleys Island in March, then you’re in luck; not only can you celebrate the holiday of St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish spirit, but you can also enjoy outdoor activities, award-winning shows, gorgeous plantations, and much more.

Check out this list of 10 things to do in Pawleys Island in March:

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Get in the Irish spirit this St. Patrick’s Day in Pawleys Island! Just down the road, the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is hosting a fun festive event called Luck of the MarshWalk. Luck of the MarshWalk will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear their most festive green outfit, and then make their way to each MarshWalk restaurant to collect a coin. Only those who collect a coin from every restaurant are eligible to win prizes! Some lucky guests may even spot the Secret Leprechauns and collect secret coins that may be used toward special prizes.

Go Shopping

Whether you are looking to treat yourself to a special momento from your Pawleys Island vacation, or whether you’re looking to get a cool souvenir for your loved ones back at home, there are multiple places in Pawleys Island to go shopping! The first place to check out is the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, which is home to several unique stores. You can also check out Harvest Commons, Christopher’s Fine Jewelry, Litchfield Books, Pawleys Island Swimwear, and more.

Visit the MarshWalk

A great attraction near Pawleys Island is the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk. Visit the MarshWalk and enjoy amazing restaurants, live music, watersports, and beautiful views. Or, just come here and take a stroll and take in the beauty of the area.

Explore the State Park

Hop in the car and take a short drive to Huntington Beach State Park. Guests at Huntington Beach will enjoy untouched Lowcountry beauty as well as hiking trails, the beach, and wildlife. One cool attraction here is the Atalaya Castle, which is the historic home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Visit Plantations

There are several gorgeous plantations near Pawleys Island that are worth visiting. For one, while visiting Pawleys Island you must go to Brookgreen Gardens, which is a sculpture garden that is situated on an old working rice plantation. And, if you don’t mind driving a little further south, you can also visit these plantations that are full of beauty and history.

See a Show

The Grand Strand is home to many award-winning theatres that offer entertainment for people of all ages. Take a short drive to Myrtle Beach or North Myrtle Beach and check out a variety show at Alabama Theatre, Calvin Gilmore Theater, Legends in Concert, and more. Or, if you’re in the mood to laugh, stop by one of the many comedy clubs along the Grand Strand!


Though there may be some chilly days during the month of March, generally the weather is warm enough to go out on the water for some fun! Head over to the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk and have a blast participating in one or more of the watersports they offer such as jet skiing, parasailing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, banana boating, and more.

Catch Live Music

Love live music? Then you’re in the right place! There are so many places around Pawleys Island to catch a live band any time of the year. Check out this list of places that host live music in Pawleys Island for more information!

Spend Time Relaxing

When you’re on vacation, sometimes its good just to sit back and relax. Pawleys Island is a wonderful place to relax as it boasts a easy-going, laid-back lifestyle. Head to the beach and enjoy the smell of the salt air and the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore, or lounge in a Pawleys Island rope hammock and take a snooze under the South Carolina sun. Need more ideas on how to relax in Pawleys Island? Click here!

Go Golfing

There is no better place to golf than in the Lowcountry, and Pawleys Island is home to some of the most beautiful courses on the Grand Strand. Enjoy a day (or two) of championship golf on any of these select Pawleys Island courses.