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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in May

By Marissa Polascak • April 05, 2017

Pawleys Island is the place to be in May when the weather is beautiful and the beach is calling your name. If you're thinking about visiting Pawleys Island in May, check out this list of 10 things to do while you're here:


May is the perfect time to visit the beach in Pawleys Island because the weather is just warm enough to go for a dip in the ocean, but not too hot to enjoy a day lying out in the sand. Whether you visit Huntington Beach State Park or you visit the quiet Pawleys Island beach, you will definitely love the warm sand, the beautiful ocean, and the sweet smelling salt air.


Head on over to Murrells Inlet and check out a new attraction called the East Coast BrewBoat! The BrewBoat welcomes up to 10 friends or family members to hop aboard and sit along a mahogany bar top while drinking beer and pedaling to make the boat sail through the inlet. Each cruise lasts about 1 hour and is BYOB (beer or wine). Don’t worry; if you get tired, the boat is equipped with an electric motor so you can safely get back to land.

Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is beautiful any time of the year, but in the spring time when the flowers are in full bloom and the beautiful South Carolina sun is shining is one of the best times to visit. Brookgreen Gardens is home to sculptures, gorgeous gardens, and tons of history. This is a must-do while in Pawleys Island. Have kids with you? They’ll love the Lowcountry Zoo!


There’s always something awesome going on along the Grand Strand, and while you’re visiting Pawleys Island in May, you can check out many great events. This year’s events in May include: World Famous Blue Crab Festival; Atlantic Beach Bike Week; Mayfest on Main Festival; Myrtle
Beach Bike Week Spring Rally; Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival; Taste of The Market Common; and much more!


Sometimes there is nothing better than spending a relaxing day out on the water fishing by yourself or with friends. Whether you go out on your own boat rental or if you book a charter, fishing in Pawleys Island is always fun.

Hammock Shops

The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops are a must-visit while in town. This pretty outdoor shopping center features specialty shops, dining, and The Original Hammock Shop where you can find the world famous Pawleys Island hammocks!


Just down the road from Pawleys Island is Murrells Inlet, which is home to the ever-so-popular Murrells Inlet MarshWalk! The MarshWalk is a beautiful place for a scenic stroll, dining, live entertainment, and much more. Locals and vacationers alike love the MarshWalk, so don’t be surprised to find a good amount of people here in May.


Pawleys Island is a quiet place that is situated away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Myrtle Beach, making it the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Check out this blog post to find out ways to relax while in Pawleys Island.

Visit Georgetown

Pawleys Island is just a short drive away from Georgetown, South Carolina, which is known for its waterfront Harborwalk and dining. Head down to Georgetown in May for gorgeous marina views and amazingly delicious fresh seafood.


From kayaking to stand-up paddleboard and more,Pawleys Island is a wonderful place to try out watersports! Whether you rent from a local watersports company or head down to Murrells Inlet and hop on a parasailing boat, here are some watersports to check out while in town.