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10 Things to Do in Pawleys Island in September

By Marissa Polascak • July 27, 2017

While the summer may be coming to an end in other places around the country, the warm weather and fun activities are still going strong in Pawleys Island during the month of September. If you’re planning to visit Pawleys Island this September, here are 10 things to do that may interest you during your vacation:

Brookgreen Gardens

1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet • 800-849-1931

Brookgreen Gardens is a gorgeous place to visit during any time of the year, but September here is wonderful as the weather starts to cool down. Enjoy sauntering through sculpture gardens, the amazing Oak Alley, exhibits, and even a Lowcountry Zoo! Brookgreen Gardens even offers guided tours for those who want to learn more about the property.

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There are always things going on along the Grand Strand, and the month of September sees tons of fun events. While you’re in Pawleys Island, be sure to check out these fun special events and festivals:

7th Annual Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival – September 1, 2017 Beach, Boogie, & BBQ Festival – September 1, 2017

Myrtle Beach Mustang Week – September 4, 2017

Travis Tritt at The Calvin Gilmore Theater – September 17, 2017

•Atalaya Arts and Crafts Festival – September 22, 2017

Temptations & Four Tops – Sepetember 23, 207

2017 St. John’s Greek Festival – September 28, 2017

Irish Italian Festival – September 30, 2017

Drifters, Coasters & Platters at Alabama Theatre – September 30, 2017


Whether you’re an avid fisher, or someone who loves to go fishing every once in a while, the Pawleys Island area is a great place to be. Spend the day out on the water relaxing and catching some fish with your family, or by yourself. You can do a self-guided fishing adventure or even book a fishing trip with a local charter!

Go for a Boat Ride

If you’re not much of a fisher but love the water, why not rent a boat while you’re in town? If you don’t feel like renting a boat, you can always book a boat tour where you can learn about the history and the ecology of the area. Either way, you’ll enjoy your time out on the water, enjoying the beautiful Lowcountry surroundings.

Go to a Show

The Grand Strand is known for its theaters, so be sure to book a ticket to a show or two while you’re in town. There are theaters like the GTS Theatre, Calvin Gilmore Theatre, Legends in Concert, and The Alabama Theatre, all of which offer fantastic shows. You can also catch live music at the House of Blues and at several bars along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.


Many people visit Pawleys Island and the surrounding areas because of the award-winning golf. While you’re on vacation, schedule a round or two of golf at these top-rated Pawleys Island golf courses, complete with amazing Lowcountry scenery.

Huntington Beach State Park

Right across the street from the beloved Brookgreen Gardens is the spectacular Huntington Beach State Park. This attraction is a must-visit while you’re in Pawleys Island. Here, you can go for nature hikes, see the Atalaya Castle, and relax on the beach. You won’t want to leave!

Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk is a popular destination for those visiting the Grand Strand. This waterfront attraction is known for its variety of restaurants; all of which serves up fresh seafood and other delicious eats. Besides food, you can find watersports, live music, fishing, bars, and an all-around great time at the MarshWalk.


One of the most famous places to visit in Pawleys Island is the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. Here you will find a variety of boutique shops as well as dining. Guests often run into Marvin the Hammock Man hand crafting Pawleys Island Hammocks, and guests often go home with one!

Picnic on the Beach

The beach in Pawleys Island is super relaxing, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is to pack a delicious lunch, set up a blanket, and nosh on a yummy picnic while listening to the waves crash against the shore. Of course, also take advantage of the warm ocean water (yes, it’s still warm in September).