Most of Georgetown’s locals and visitors alike head to the arrogantly shabby beaches of Pawleys for day trips. The island offers access to beach and creek sides and has public landings on both ends of the island. Although the island claims to be “the oldest seaside resort in America”, there certainly aren’t any traces of resort life. Pawleys Island is home to one of the most undeveloped public beaches in the state and is known for its “arrogantly shabby” style. Life on the island is slow and relaxed, and locals work hard to keep it that way.

Pawleys is one of the only South Carolina Sea Islands with surviving original antebellum and late nineteenth century beach hones. Rustic summer retreats border the Atlantic on the east end of the island, with each home surviving major hurricane s that decimated most other parts o the island.

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Town of Pawleys Island

Retirement Communities in Pawleys

Schools in Pawleys