Information for Healthy Travel to Pawleys Island

By ˙ July 17, 2020

The Pawleys Island area is open and welcoming guests. However, the health and safety of Pawleys Island visitors and residents is of the utmost important as the area grapples with the effects of COVID-19. Read more below to learn what visitors can expect if they visit Pawleys Island in the near future. 

What’s Open in Pawleys Island?

Area Beaches

All area beaches are open. Beach accesses are: 

  • South End – 764 County Rd S-22-104, Pawleys Island – Open
  • Pritchard Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • Hazard Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • First Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • Pearce Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • Second Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • Third Street, Pawleys Island –  Open
  • Shell Street, Pawleys Island –  Open

Restaurants

Most area restaurants are open, though hours may be temporarily changed. In addition to limited indoor seating, many area restaurants are offering outdoor dining options as well as call-ahead takeout. 

COVID-19 Restrictions in Pawleys Island 

Mask Ordinance | Georgetown County Council passed an ordinance requiring face coverings inside buildings such as retail stores, grocery stores, and pharmacies for all people over 10 years old. Masks are not required on beaches or while dining at restaurants. However, restaurant employees are required to wear masks. The city of Georgetown has a similar ordinance requiring the use of masks. 

Restaurants | Restaurants in the Pawleys Island area are following state guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Those guidelines include: 

  • Limiting capacity to 50% to allow for social distancing and extra space between tables
  • Extra cleaning and sanitizing of tables after each use
  • Posting signage telling visitors who feel ill not to enter
  • Monitoring employees and encouraging them to not come to work when ill
  • Employees are required to wear masks by order of Georgetown County

Beaches | Visitors are encouraged to keep a safe social distance between parties. Masks are NOT required on the beach. 

Bars | Gov. Henry McMaster has ordered all bars to stop alcohol sales at 11 p.m. each night.