Pawleys Island

The history of the centuries-old community of Pawleys Island, located about 35 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, includes stories of slave rebellions, grand agricultural plantations, beautiful undeveloped beaches, shipwrecks, and ghosts. But in a more modern era, Pawleys Island is known to vacationers and locals as a destination for shopping, dining and oceanfront cottages away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Grand Strand.

As one of the oldest vacation communities in the southeast, the area was first settled by riverfront plantation owners’ families who went to the oceanfront to escape mosquito-borne illnesses during the hottest months of the summer.

The almost constant, calming sea-breeze gave birth to a small but fiercely loyal group of families who built modest summer residences on the oceanfront. Some 12 of the original residences still stand and date back to the 1700s. The spirit of the first settlers still exists today and the region invites leisure and comfort.

It’s all a part of why Pawleys Island is representative of the “Hammock Coast” region of the Grand Strand, which includes Historic Georgetown, 30 minutes south, and a handful of the communities north toward Murrells Inlet.

The world-famous Pawleys Island Rope Hammock is still made and shipped from the small community to customers around the globe. The town’s quaint shops and restaurants, most all on U.S. 17, are a draw for tourists and a destination for locals in-the-know.

Dining ranges from casual seafood shacks to fine-dining establishments featured in international travel magazines and on television.

Vacation rentals include oceanfront beach homes, a few oceanfront condos, as well as the 20-room Sea View Inn, an old-fashioned oceanfront Inn serving three meals daily, and quiet rooms where you can still hear the waves at night. Whether you stay for a day, or the entire summer, Pawleys Island should be a “must-visit” part of your Myrtle Beach vacation plans.

Restaurants

Anything Froz

Anything Froz

If you’re in the mood for a cold delicious treat, head on over to Anything Froz. Anything Froz is home […]

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Applewood House of Pancakes

Applewood House of Pancakes

Serving breakfast and lunch from 6:30 am – 2:30 pm each day, this Commons Exchange Center pancake house offers all […]

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Austin’s Ocean One

Austin’s Ocean One

Located at the Oceanfront Litchfield Inn, this contemporary American fine-dining restaurant offers one of the most scenic upscale dining experiences […]

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Bagel Cafe

Bagel Cafe

Bagel Cafe owners Debra and Guy Guglielmi relocated to Pawleys Island in 2010, and upon their arrival, they noticed there […]

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bisQit & bisQit Little

bisQit & bisQit Little

Located in the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops, bisQit is a casual eatery that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. […]

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Bistro 217

Bistro 217

This upscale eatery in the heart of Pawleys Island focuses on serving unique Lowcountry cuisine with European and Asian influences. […]

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Caffe Piccolo

Caffe Piccolo

This Ocean Highway eatery operates under the motto “Simple, Fresh, Italian,” offering a menu of traditional Old World Cuisine in […]

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Captain John’s Seafood Grill

Captain John’s Seafood Grill

Enjoy New England style seafood at Captain John’s Seafood Grill! This Pawleys Island restaurant has been serving hungry locals and […]

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Chive Blossom Cafe

Chive Blossom Cafe

Locals know that buildings don’t often tell the whole story, so don’t let this eatery’s unassuming structure fool you – […]

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DeRoma’s Pizzeria

DeRoma’s Pizzeria

Bob Hoffman opened the first location of DeRoma’s Pizza back in 2000 in Pawleys Island, and throughout the years as […]

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Eggs Up Grill

Eggs Up Grill

This Litchfield Beach breakfast and lunch eatery is known as much for their community-centered atmosphere as they are for the […]

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Frank’s & Frank’s Outback

Frank’s & Frank’s Outback

Known as one of the top eateries on the Grand Strand this popular Pawleys Island restaurant is actually two restaurants […]

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Get Carried Away Southern Takeout

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout

Say you’re in the mood for some homemade Lowcountry cooking, but would rather enjoy it on your own porch, couch, […]

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Gio’s Italian Kitchen

Gio’s Italian Kitchen

This Italian café serves up traditional and modern dishes in a clean, contemporary space. Whether you’re in the mood for […]

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Groucho’s Deli

Groucho’s Deli

The Groucho’s franchise dates back to 1941, when Philadelphia-native Harold Miller, a mustachioed, energetic, cigar-smoking former-orphan, brought his idea for […]

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Habanero’s

Habanero’s

With a large outdoor tiki deck and patio, Habaneros screams “fiesta!” – whether it’s lunch time, happy hour or dinner […]

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Hanser House

Hanser House

This family-owned and operated eatery in North Litchfield prides itself on fresh seafood, house-aged steaks, and Lowcountry specialties with a […]

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Hog Heaven BBQ and Raw Bar

Hog Heaven BBQ and Raw Bar

If Hog Heaven, just south of Pawleys Island proper as you head down U.S. 17 to Georgetown, was simply an […]

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Island Bar and Grill

Island Bar and Grill

Established in 2007 as a sister bar to Island Bar and Grill near Surfside Beach, this location at the Village […]

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J Peters Grill & Bar

J Peters Grill & Bar

J Peters Grill & Bar boasts several locations throughout South Carolina, and locals and visitors in Pawleys Island can enjoy […]

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Kudzu Bakery

Kudzu Bakery

What started out as a small bakery on Georgetown’s Front Street has turned into an all-out market with three locations […]

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Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

Landolfi’s Bakery & Deli

This quaint eatery with a loyal local following specializes in wood-fired brick oven Neapolitan pizza, made on their imported clay […]

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Litchfield Beach Fish House

Litchfield Beach Fish House

This Lowcountry fish house serves a full menu of fresh seafood, and they also keep a supply of pirate hats […]

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Litchfield Restaurant

Litchfield Restaurant

This old-fashioned no-frills diner has been serving up a stunning variety of breakfast and lunch options since 1968. Whether you’re […]

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Massey’s Pizza

Massey’s Pizza

Massey’s Pizza is loved all throughout Ohio, and now you can enjoy this Northern pizza chain here in Pawleys Island! […]

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Moe’s Original Barbecue

Moe’s Original Barbecue

Welcome to the other Moe’s! This is a chain franchise, but not the Moe’s that slings burritos and yells at […]

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N.Y. Pizza Kitchen

N.Y. Pizza Kitchen

Boasting multiple locations throughout the Grand Strand, N.Y. Pizza Kitchen is proud to serve up deliciously hot pizza to the […]

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Pastaria 811

Pastaria 811

Using recipes passed down from ancestors in the Abruzzi region of Italy, this Pawleys Island eatery has been serving up […]

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Pawley’s Raw Bar

Pawley’s Raw Bar

There aren’t many things more authentically Pawleys Island than enjoying a plate of shell fish or a Lowcountry Boil in […]

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Pawleys Island Bakery

Pawleys Island Bakery

Operating since 2010, the Pawleys Island Bakery brings sweet treats to those living in the Pawleys Island area. Pawleys Island […]

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Pawleys Island Tavern

Pawleys Island Tavern

Because of restrictive signage regulations – technically called a Commercial Overlay Zone – designed to keep the Pawleys Island corridor […]

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Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

Perrone’s Restaurant and Bar

This upscale Pawleys Island eatery is a quaint place to enjoy world cuisine prepared with responsibly-sourced ingredients from the best […]

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Pita Rolz

Pita Rolz

Pita Rolz started in 1999 as a casual, fast paced restaurant in Pawleys Island, but nowadays, Pita Rolz can be […]

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Quigley’s Pint and Plate

Quigley’s Pint and Plate

The Pawleys Island-area’s only brew pub, Quigley’s Pint & Plate is more than fresh, made-on-site beer (although, who could argue […]

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Rustic Table

Rustic Table

Specializing in made-from-scratch Southern classics, this relative newcomer to the Pawleys Island culinary community is the third establishment by co-owners […]

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Sam’s Corner

Sam’s Corner

The original Sam’s Corner opened in Garden City in 1976, and several decades and two locations later, the 24-hour diner […]

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Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery

Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery

Southern Comforts Restaurant and Bakery is located in Litchfield Village in Pawleys Island, SC, and they serve up delicious homemade […]

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The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market

Whether you are stopping in to shop for groceries for your vacation, picking up an already-made dinner, or searching for […]

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Village Deli & Creamery

Village Deli & Creamery

This Ocean Highway eatery is like a little slice of the Big Apple nestled into the Lowcountry, specializing in New […]

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Yagi Sushi and Hibachi

Yagi Sushi and Hibachi

This Asian inspired restaurant has been serving up the freshest seafood in the area.  From classic sushi rolls to specialty […]

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Attractions

Black River Outdoors Center

Black River Outdoors Center

Everyone who has spent any time in Myrtle Beach has, at the very least, caught a glimpse of the ocean. […]

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Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour

Blue Wave Adventures Dolphin Tour

From the looks of things, dolphins are having the time of their lives pretty much every day, and Blue Wave […]

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Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours

Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours

Take a relaxing and informative tour of the Georgetown area with Cap’n Rod’s Lowcountry Tours! These family-friendly tours are a […]

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Carolina Guide Service

Carolina Guide Service

There are few places on the East Coast as scenic than the backwaters of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, and Carolina Guide […]

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Charleston Adventures

Charleston Adventures

Love the beautiful Lowcountry setting of Pawleys Island? Then you’ll enjoy the gorgeous southern city of Charleston, too! While visiting […]

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Hobcaw Barony

Hobcaw Barony

Preserving the rich history of the Lowcountry is the aim of this popular historic attraction in the Pawleys Island area, […]

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Hopsewee Plantation

Hopsewee Plantation

Pawleys Island is chock-full of history, and its no surprise that the surround area is, too! History buffs visiting Pawleys […]

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Surf the Earth

Surf the Earth

Offering a variety of rentals, tours, camps, and lessons, Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island is a one-stop shop for […]

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Real Estate in Pawleys Island

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762 Reserve Dr.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,100,000

Residential For sale

4 Beds
4 Baths
0.75Sqft
It's Available! That exquisite lakefront home located on Reserve Drive that captures the attention of all who pass by with its spectacularly designed landscaping encompassing the sprawling property is now available for purchase! This elegant home entices you to walk up the manicured pathway and step onto the welcoming front porch embellished with custom designed stenciled flooring that leads to th
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398 Hill Dr.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,100,000

Residential For sale

4 Beds
4 Baths
0.64Sqft
Custom 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Lowcountry home with a huge bonus room situated in the heart of Pawleys Island on the #4 green at Founders Club.
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614 Springs Ave.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,100,000

Land For sale

0.26Sqft
Unique opportunity to fully live the Pawleys Island coastal lifestyle. Prime oceanfront lot is nestled within the charming Bird’s Nest section of the south end. Lowest priced oceanfront lot on Pawleys Island. Perfect for building your dream beach home. Boat launch to the creek is nearby.
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2862 Vanderbilt Blvd.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,095,000

Land For sale

1.43Sqft
Where luxury and nature intersect ... Prince George offers an extraordinary backdrop to build your next home enveloped in privacy and Mother Nature's finest gifts. This premier homesite offers a magnificent view of the salt marsh, the creek and the ocean inlet that separates Pawleys Island and Prince George. It is also just a short walk to the Owners' Pavilion and activity center.
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371 S Dunes Dr.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,075,000

Condo/townhouse For sale

3 Beds
3 Baths
This is luxury living at its finest! Absolutely stunning, top floor direct oceanfront villa in Captains Quarters at Litchfield by the Sea. Litchfield by the Sea owners enjoy a new beach clubhouse, biking and walking trails, fishing pier, crabbing dock, 7 lighted tennis courts and much more. Conveniently located close to fine dining, shopping and world famous Brookgreen Gardens.
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148 Rookery Trail
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$1,000,095

Residential For sale

4 Beds
3 Baths
0.23Sqft
148 Rookery Trail is a great beach house ready for new owners! This four bedroom three bath, blue beautiful house is directly across the main beach access in Litchfield by the Sea. Just a short walk and your feet hit the sand! The main level of this home contains an open concept, updated kitchen, one bedroom, one full bath, and finally a porch looking out to the ocean.
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60 Sawgrass Loop
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$995,000

Residential For sale

5 Beds
3 Baths
1Sqft
This custom brick home on two lots positioned beautifully in the neighborhood is in walking distance of the pool, pro shop, Pub, and driving range in Pawleys Plantation. Large open spaces combined with formal dining, formal living room, and separate office space make this home perfect for a larger family, entertaining friends, or for working from home.
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645 Retreat Beach Circle
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$995,000

Condo/townhouse For sale

3 Beds
3 Baths
Ocean front at its best with unparalleled ocean front views down the peaceful Litchfield Beach. Sunsets over the ocean await you in the sought after Sandpiper Run building in the private ocean front community of Litchfield By The Sea. The main floor offers an open floor plan with tile floors and an updated kitchen and wet bar which includes a new ice maker.
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97 Seagrass Ct.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
$975,000

Residential For sale

4 Beds
4 Baths
0.14Sqft
Welcome to 97 Seagrass Court. This custom designed 4 bed/4.5 bath raised beach house is situated on a cul-de-sac within walking distance or a short golf cart ride to the beach. This Hardie siding, metal roofing, and Bahama shutter home is built in true Pawleys Island style with touches of pickled cypress walls, heart pine flooring, and pine ceilings.
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