Experience the rich history and true Southern charm of Pawleys Island by staying in the same serene and scenic setting as those who have visited the Pelican Inn for more than 150 years.
Dating back to the mid-1800s, this two-story, eight-bedroom beach house has been welcoming guests to the island and making memorable vacation memories for more than a century and a half.
Guests who stay today enjoy the same warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations that have kept people coming back year after year, and generation after generation. As one of a few original homes on the island that are still standing and operating today, the Pelican Inn holds a special place in local history.
Built as the summer home of Plowden Charles Jenrette Weston, the Pelican Inn was constructed behind the highest dune on the island, which has protected it from the many hurricanes and storms that have touched down over the years.
The cluster of ancient live oak trees and the towering dune line provide a natural buffer between the inn and the ocean, allowing a gentle sea breeze and the sound of crashing waves while you relax on the covered porch. Rock in the rocking chairs in the shade with a book, or stroll down to the white-sand beach to soak up some sun.
Offering scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the tidal swamps that separate it from the mainland to the west, the Pelican Inn takes its guests back in time to a simpler style of vacation. Awake every morning to fresh biscuits and a hearty breakfast as guests gather around the table and share stories and experiences.
Spend the day relaxing on the beach or in a rope hammock, an invention that was made by a Pawleys Island resident.
Go fishing or crabbing on the private pier, or make your way across the causeway to some of the many beautiful sites of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
Then enjoy a delicious dinner and a relaxing evening at the Pelican Inn, the best place to stay for a real taste of the laid-back Pawleys Island lifestyle.