Pawleys Island Real Estate & Homes for Sale in South Carolina
A long-time destination for golfers, beach cruisers and those who just want to escape from their busy lives, Pawley's Island boasts a markedly casual, relaxed atmosphere, earning its nickname "arrogantly shabby." The island, connected by two marsh bridges, is home to historic wooden bungalows along the sandy white beaches; these give Pawley's Island its unique charm. The mainland extends from the Waccamaw River to the south and Murrells Inlet to the north. This area known as Pawley's/Litchfield features many residential developments with ancient live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Pawley's Island is far removed from the commotion of the city and the tourist sprawl of Myrtle Beach.
Located within Georgetown County on the Atlantic Coast, Pawley's Island is 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach. Residents and visitors typically enjoy activities that involve the beautiful natural surroundings. These include crabbing, fishing, golfing, canoeing, biking and collecting seashells along miles of white sand beaches. Golf is particularly important to the Pawley's Island lifestyle; there are at least nine courses on the mainland, with dozens more located in the surrounding neighborhoods. Between rounds of golf, one may attend a community festival such as the Pawley's Island Festival of Music and Art and the Atalaya Art Festival or shop for unique gifts at local boutiques such as those found at the Hammock Shops.
For a more exciting style of entertainment and "nightlife," one may take a short drive north into Myrtle Beach, the most frequently visited resort area on the east coast.
Pawleys Island City Guide