There's a two-word term Pawleys Islanders use to accurately describe the vibe of this historic seaside village - "arrogantly shabby." The first word says it all about a proud Southern people whose island status stands for independence. The "shabby" may be a bit of a stretch given the wealth of the community, but you're likely to see muddy boots and wooden decks behind the finest mansions on the island. !0Best.com has combed the community for the things that make Pawleys Island a special place to live and visit.
See & Do
Spend the day with a round of golf on a former rice plantation that is beautiful to look at as it is to play. Featuring twisting live oaks that have survived for centuries and pristine wetlands that are home to unique wildlife, Caledonia allows golfers to step back in time and tee off in style. The old plantation house still stands as a sign of another time in the rich history of the Carolina coast.
Locally caught seafood meets Southern cooking at this Pawleys Island institution. While elegant indoor seating is available, Frank's is famous for its Outback deck, where guests can enjoy a quiet evening under the live oaks and stars. Classic South Carolina Lowcountry cuisine headlines the menu, including classics like shrimp and grits and fresh seafood served in unique ways. Arrive early or make reservations during the summer months.
Enjoy the best that Pawleys Island has to offer by staying at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Plantation, an oceanfront resort that features excellent golf, fine dining and island living all in one place. Spend the day on the beach or on the links without leaving the property, or explore the surrounding area by checking out a bike. At night time, enjoy an elegant meal on-site at Webster's or have a nightcap at the beachside bar.
Before machines replaced human hands, the vast majority of American hammocks were made right here in Pawleys Island. The craftsmanship of manmade hammocks are still sold in these shops, along with other knick-knacks that portray the Pawleys Island lifestyle. These mini-malls are great places to pick up a piece of the South Carolina Lowcountry to take home with you.