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Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Pawleys Island

By Marissa Polascak • June 14, 2016

Father's Day is approaching quite fast, so now is the time to figure out how you will celebrate with your dad! While Pawleys Island may seem like a quiet place, there are actually tons of different activities to do with your father on his special day. If you need some ideas to help you plan this year's Father's Day, check out the list below, where you will find several great father-approved ideas.

Bars and Live Music

Take dad out for a fun night on the town in Pawleys Island for Father’s Day this year. Whether you are 21+ and you are taking your dad out for a drink, or if you want to hear live music, there are plenty of places in Pawleys Island that are hot spots for nightlife. Places like the Hot Fish Club, Island Bar and Grill, Dead Dog Saloon, Pawleys Island Tavern, and more, don’t only offer cool drinks and tasty eats, but they also offer weekly and even daily live entertainment! Kick back, grab a brew, and make a toast to your father for a great Father’s Day celebrating.


Life can be chaotic, and sometimes our dads just want a break from reality. What better place to go for relaxation than the beach? Pawleys Island boasts some of the best and most beautiful beaches around, so pack up your beach gear and a nice picnic and go hang out with your dad by the ocean. Trust us; he’ll appreciate it.


Does your father love the outdoors? Just down the road is Huntington Beach State Park, where you can spend the day at the beach, visit Atalaya Castle, and exploring the area. Huntington Beach State Park is also one of the best places around to go camping. This year, surprise your dad with a Father’s Day camping trip in the Lowcountry.

Cigar Bar

Even though some men smoke regularly and some smoke only occasionally in social situations, cigar bars can be a cool and unique experience for dads who don’t mind puffing on a nice cigar. Bourbon and Burnz is a Pawleys Island cigar and bourbon bar that boasts a warm and relaxing atmosphere for guests. And, if you get hungry, you and your dad can share one of the Italian small plates from this local hangout.


Pawleys Island and the surrounding area is home to tons of great resaurants, and who doesn’t enjoy amazing food? From seafood and all-American, to Lowcountry eats and tasty barbecue, Pawleys Island will definitely have a restaurant that your father will love. While there are tons of great casual and semi-formal restaurants around, if you’re looking to take dad somewhere fancy this year, be sure to check out Austin’s Ocean One, Bistro 217, Frank’s & Frank’s Outback, Perrone’s Restauarant and Bar, or Wicked Tuna.


Fore! Book a tee time at one of Pawleys Island’s gorgeous golf courses and get ready for a day of bonding between you and your father. The area’s golf courses don’t only feature top-notch layouts, but they are also set among the beauty of the Lowcountry. If your dad loves to golf, then this is the ultimate Father’s Day present!


If your dad likes learning and experiencing new things, then consider taking him out for a tour. Not only are tours in Pawleys Island relaxing, but they’re also educational. Take a break from the sun and sit back on a Rover Boat Tour, which are three to four hour eco-tourism excursions. These tours take place along the inlet, and guests will see the Georgetown Light, tons of wildlife, sea shells, and the gorgeous Lowcountry.


Celebrate Father’s Day in an adventurous way by going out on the water and trying out some exciting watersports! There are several watersports companies in the area that will be happy to assist you with your Father’s Day needs. Treat dad to one or more of the following watersports in the area: banana boating, boating, canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, stand up paddleboarding, or surfing.