Things to Do in Pawleys Island
Set on 9,000 acres, the sculpture gardens and wildlife preserve at Brookgreen Gardens is well-worth a day of exploring. In addition to the artwork and on-site zoo, Brookgreen also has many miles of trails where over 2,000 species of life can be observed in their natural habitats. The property also hosts countless events throughout the year, from kids’ camps and black-tie gatherings, to educational classes and art exhibits.
Everyone knows that South Carolina is home to some of the best golf courses in the country, and Pawleys Island boasts several of the state’s best. Check out the gently-rolling terrain at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, the marsh-nestled Jack Nicklaus-design at Pawleys Plantation, the classic courses-inspired challenge at True Blue Golf Club, or the pristine Magnolia and Oak-lined fairways at Heritage Club.
Traditional Lowcountry dishes include popular items like She Crab Soup, Brunswick Stew, and Shrimp and Grits. In Pawleys Island, curious diners will find expertly-prepared versions of these and more at any number of Pawleys Island restaurants. Local favorites include Perrone’s, Bistro 217, Nosh, Chive Blossom, and Frank’s Restaurant & Bar. In the summer months, you’ll want to make a reservation, because you won’t be the only one in town looking for a memorable meal.
If you’re looking to catch your own dinner, or just want to get outside and put a hook in the water, Pawleys Island has some nice options for the fishing-inclined. In case you forgot your boat, there are several charter companies in the area that have whatever you need for a day on the creek, river, or sea, on your own or with a guide.
And for those looking to pick up something unique to take back home, Hammock Shops Village is the perfect place to go for such a thing. In addition to handmade hammocks, the Village has over 20 specialty shops offering everything from clothing and fine jewelry to model yachts and wicker chairs.