Best Spots in Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island to Treat Your Partner to a Special Date

You can rack up great memories with your partner in this neck of the woods.

Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island present a different brand of fun for couples. Spring and summer make a great time for a coastal getaway. And if you want something a little different, this area is perfect for you.

Check out these awesome options in Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. But first, some tips for a couples’ getaway.

Tips for Taking Your Partner on Vacation

You know things are real when you start talking about trips together. Here are some things to keep in mind.

  1. Be ready to learn something new about them

You might spend more time together than you usually do, and that can reveal a lot of things. There are habits and behaviors that emerge during this time, so approach it with an open mind.

  1. Set boundaries when you pack

Packing lightly and thoughtfully is a great idea. Invest in quality duffle bags and backpacks so you have fewer logistics to worry about. If you forget something, buy it at the beach.

  1. Go by feel

Every couple is different. If the idea of a getaway sounds exciting, go for it. If you feel anxious, consider what reason is holding you back. A recent survey said couples believe the ideal time before a joint trip is 7 months.

Couples Should Take These Places Into Consideration for Fun

It’s just a start, really. Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island have so much to offer!

Brookgreen Gardens

This sculpture garden and wildlife preserve is definitely a special place to unwind. Brookgreen Gardens is an incredible escape between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island. Explore the garden through majestic trees. Take a riverboat ride, and enjoy the gorgeous landscaping and artwork. 


Give Brookgreen Gardens a full day. As you read about each sculpture and artist, explore the gift shop, and enjoy lunch on-site, you’ll not want to leave!

Bookgreen Gardens Pathway

Frank's & Frank's Outback

Enjoy a worldly menu in the intimate confines of a candlelit garden. It’s every bit as romantic as it sounds. In a word, Frank’s & Frank’s Outback is amazing. Opt for an exquisite dining experience on-site (reservations required). Or bring these amazing dishes back to your resort. 


Give the wood-fired pizza a try. The leftovers make a wonderful late-night snack or delicious breakfast, too.

Get Carried Away Southern Takeout and Catering

Ready for seafood, Lowcountry favorites, and yummy dessert? You can get it all to-go at Get Carried Away Southern Takeout and Catering in Pawleys Island. Take a memorable dinner out on the boat, the deck, or on the beach.


Have trouble deciding what to order? Call (843) 314-3493 to check on revolving daily specials. They’re all good.

beach picnic

Hot Fish Club

Get quality time at this laid-back creekside joint with an open-air gazebo and live music. Always tasty dishes lead many visitors to make Hot Fish Club a must-go for every Murrells Inlet trip. The original rendition of this place began in the late 1700s!


Plan your visit to coincide with sunset. Trust us on this one.

The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk

It’s a great idea to take your partner somewhere scenic — and it doesn’t get much more picturesque than here! There’s plenty of wildlife, of the animal variety (and party goers at the many waterfront pubs). Enjoy the atmosphere, views, live music, and more on the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk


Come for dinner at Bubba’s Love Shak. The She-Crab Soup is phenomenal, prices are reasonable, and portions are out of control.

4037 US-17 BUSINESS, MURRELLS INLET | (843) 651-5850

Tower King Room

Retreat to Litchfield Inn

How about a nice room to enjoy a stay together? Litchfield Inn is in an excellent location, close to the fun yet far away from it all. Revel on an uncrowded, beautiful beach for some alone time together. Learn more about the area, and book your getaway today.


The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn Pool