Pawleys Island: A Destination of Its Own on the Grand Strand

What should you do when you’re in this neck of the woods?

We’re talking about Pawleys Island, the quaint town on the barrier island of the same name. There’s a different vibe here, a laid-back feel among the serene beaches and dunes. It’s historic, adventurous, and relaxing.

Here’s a guide to what to do and what to see when you’re here.


Where there’s a will, there’s a way to find adventures in Pawleys Island.

  • BROOKGREEN GARDENS: This sculpture garden and wildlife sanctuary is a visitor’s favorite. It’s 9,100 acres of themed gardens and American figurative sculptures. Visit the Lowcountry Zoo and more. 
  • HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK: The beach and wetlands are home to sea turtles, birds, and more. Don’t miss a visit to the salt marsh with its long-range views and unique wildlife.
  • ATALAYA: It’s a historic home in Huntington Beach State Park that philanthropist Archer Huntington and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington built in 1931. Take a self-guided tour of this coastal castle.


Don’t resist the urge to bring your clubs to the Golf Capital of the World.

  • FOUNDERS CLUB AT PAWLEYS ISLAND: This challenging Thomas Walker design opened in 2008. You’ll enjoy the unique character of many holes here with elevated greens on every approach.
  • RIVER CLUB: The grounds are in impeccable shape, from the tee boxes to the greens. Play among ponds and streams on this picturesque Tom Jackson course. Keep a lookout for the resident alligator sunning on the front nine!

  • WILLBROOK PLANTATION: Enjoy a stunning layout and an excellent course. This Dan Maples design is a favorite, especially among female golfers. Players of all skill levels have a blast playing here, too.
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The options are delicious, from seafood to comfort food.

  • CHIVE BLOSSOM CAFE: Choose from pasta, sandwiches, and seafood, with an extensive wine list. It’s a favorite dinner spot where She-Crab Soup and so much more gets rave reviews. 
  • PAWLEYS ISLAND TAVERN: You’ll love the positive vibes and traditional pub grub, including PIT Pizza. Check out live blues performances that’ll make you want to come back often during your stay!

  • RUSTIC TABLE: Enjoy a modern spin on classic Southern comfort food and cocktails. There’s lots of room inside and on the patio. An amazing menu includes a lineup of unforgettable salads.


Leave double the space in your luggage for the treasures you’ll bring home.

  • HAMMOCK SHOPS VILLAGE: It’s a pleasant place for a walk among a variety of stores. It’s the home of the original Pawleys Island rope hammock, and you can even watch an artisan make one.
  • PAWLEYS ISLAND PLAZA: This is your go-to shopping hub! Visit Dollar Tree, TJ Maxx, and Publix to stock your cupboards and fridge. Swing by Jersey Mike’s for lunch! [10225 Ocean Highway | (916) 619-5187]

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