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Can’t Miss Photo Opportunities Around Pawleys Island

Can't Miss Photo Opportunities Around Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island has earned acclaim from top vacation sources like TripAdvisor and Conde Nast, ranking as not only one of South Carolina’s top beaches but one of the most beautiful on the entire east coast! When you stay in this coastal Carolina paradise, there will be plenty of great opportunities for photos. Whether you plan on sharing on Facebook or in a leather-bound album, here are some of the top places to snap a pic during your Pawleys Island vacation.

Pawleys Island Chapel

Although its formal name is the Pawleys Island House of Worship, for years this charming church has been known as the Pawleys Island Chapel. The Chapel was originally located in nearby Georgetown before being dismantled and transported to Pawleys Island. It is situated waterfront along a march and actually juts out over scenic tidal creeks. The chapel has survived a multitude of challenges, including Hurricanes Hugo and Hazel as well, and recent repairs in 2017 have ensured that the chapel will be a fixture among Pawleys Island for decades to come. For amazing photos of this landmark, photographers recommend a sunrise visit for truly dazzling shots.

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Atalaya Castle is a breezy Moorish-style castle designed by Archer Huntington in the early 1930s. Archer and his wife Anna contributed heavily to the Grand Strand, as the couple donated the land that would become Brookgreen Gardens. One of the unique aspects of Atalaya is that it was built without any drawn plans. Instead, the layout of the 200’ by 200’ structure was literally the brainchild of Archer, eventually encompassing 30 rooms with a 40-foot tower in the center which housed a 3,000-gallon water tank. Today Atalaya is one of the most beloved landmarks along the Grand Strand and a favorite spot for weddings and formal events. In 1984 Atalaya has bestowed the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, cementing its legacy and ensuring that following generations would be able to enjoy this beautiful estate.

Brookgreen Gardens

As mentioned earlier, Brookgreen Gardens was another contribution to the Grand Strand that Archer and Anna Huntington bestowed. Hailed as one of the premier botanical gardens in the US, Brookgreen is home to a world-renowned sculpture collection, featuring the works of Anna Huntington and many other talented sculptors and artists. In addition to the outdoor sculptures among the lush gardens, rotating exhibits are on display in their galleries and the gardens play host to a multitude of seasonal events, from their Spring Wine Festival to their beloved Nights of a Thousand Candles Christmas celebration. On top of all this, Brookgreen Gardens is also home to a fantastic Lowcountry zoo, featuring native species like whitetail deer, red foxes, river otters, and bald eagles. Make sure your smartphone or camera has plenty of storage space, as fantastic photo opportunities are all around you at Brookgreen Gardens!

There is no shortage of natural beauty to behold and snap photos of all around Pawleys Island. If you haven’t visited this tranquil coastal area, there’s no better time than now to make plans for what is sure to be a fabulous vacation! The Litchfield Company offers accommodations at top Pawleys Island resorts, including Litchfield Beach and Golf, True Blue Resort, and Pawleys Island Resort. Check out our specials page to see unbeatable rates on accommodations for your next Pawleys Island vacation.

Seven Best Seafood Restaurants in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet

Seven Best Seafood Restaurants in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet

While, yes, the beach and golf and sunshine play a big, big part in the decision to visit the Grand Strand, the fact that we also happen to be home to some of the freshest, most incredible seafood in the country ought to weigh in, too.

With the abundance of grouper, flounder, drum, trout, mackerel, and more packing our waters, not to mention shrimp and inlet oysters, coastal Carolina has a lot to boast. And don’t we reap the benefits!

We like to venture down Route 17 in the Pawleys/Murrells corridor to hit some phenomenal but off-the-beaten-path options. Here are seven — out of MANY — of our faves, in no particular order:

1.) Bliss

Location: Murrells Inlet

This award-winning local favorite doesn’t fib — their seafood is blissful. Flanking meat and poultry offerings are an abundance of raved-about seafood dishes, including crab-crusted grouper, shrimp and grits, and regionally beloved she-crab soup. It’s more of a special-night-out sort of place, so get a sitter for the kids.

2.) Bistro 217

Location: Pawleys Island

This sweet spot received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, and it’s not just because of their famous burger. The appetizer menu is loaded with delicious seafood options, and if you’re in the mood for something a little different, try the shrimp-and-mussel-filled paella. The 217 Eggplant Treasure Chest tops fried eggplant with local shrimp, scallops, and grouper in basil-parmesan sauce — and is a delicious way to eat your way through the region.

3.) Litchfield Beach Fish House

Location: Pawleys Island

Ok, we think the kids would be pretty bummed if you left them behind while visiting this gem. This joint is as laid-back as it gets, which is easy to gather with their cheeky vintage truck parked outside. The homey menu features lots of fried items, such as grouper and oysters, but the shrimp and grits are a great bet, too. Save room for the hush puppies. 

4.) Lee’s Inlet Kitchen

Location: Murrells Inlet

This is an old-school spot but in the best possible way. The same family has owned it since 1948, so expect standbys done right. It behooves visitors to come very hungrily, so take the plunge with either the fried or broiled Lee’s Shore Dinner, comprising either shrimp or oyster cocktail, a cup of clam chowder or she-crab soup, 3 ounces of lobster, flounder filet, oysters, scallops, deviled crab and fantail shrimp. Only if you were a shark would you have a license to consume more fresh fish.

5.) Frank’s Restaurant

Location: Pawleys Island

Here’s another local institution, and a good option for that special occasion worthy of a big night out. Go for the sautéed mini crab and lobster cakes for a tidy small plate option or the pan-seared jumbo scallops over vegetable risotto for heartier fare. Crispy fried oysters with green goddess dipping sauce leave our mouthwatering.

6.) Nance’s Creekfront Restaurant

Location: Murrells Inlet

We love Nance’s for its complete lack of pretense — but more importantly for its delicious eats. This is a spot for lovers of the bivalve; oysters and clams in every iteration, in every amount, with an abundance of crab legs and side orders to round out your meal. All oysters are local, and are best enjoyed in season — in other words, during a month with an “R” in it… September, October, November, etc.

7.) Wicked Tuna

Location: Murrells Inlet

Big, boisterous, and bold is the name of their seafood (and ambiance) game, where Fried South Carolina Sea Bass and Blackened Trigger commingle with Hamachi Nigiri and Spider Rolls. The Raw Bar offers just-out-of-the-water delicacies and the Catch of the Day sandwich special guarantees the freshest fish in two-handed eating form. We love this spacious spot for larger get-togethers with friends.

Five Must-Do Activities in Pawleys Island

Five Must-Do Activities in Pawleys Island

There are the suggestions, the hints, the if-you-have-time ideas for what to do on your Pawleys Island vacation. Then there are the stop-everything, don’t-leave-without-’ems, your-life-is-not-complete-unless-you-do-this itinerary. So here you have it, folks, the five absolute must things to do in the South Strand while you stay at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.

1.) Huntington Beach State Park

Any beach will do, really, but the pristine stretch of sand and surf that is Huntington State Park is a peaceful reminder of what the South Carolina coast looked like before, well, we showed up. Excellent shelling and birding, shimmering seagrass, and a much chiller vibe than so many beaches to our north make the few-bucks admission price well worthwhile. Have a couple of minutes and a couple more dollars? Duck into the impressive Atalaya Castle, the former summer home of the artists responsible for so much of the work at nearby Brookgreen Gardens. The swaying palms and Moorish-style architecture is evocative of another era entirely.

2.) Brookgreen Gardens

While we’re in the neighborhood, be sure to carve out a chunk of time to explore this beloved treasure of the Grand Strand. Acres upon acres of manicured gardens, impressive art, native animals, classes, tours, and more make this meandering melange of beautiful things one of the most popular places to visit in the state. Nevertheless, it’s so big and varied that it never feels crowded. Summertime is an explosion of blooms, but as the weather cools the colors will change to golds, burgundies, and umbers. Stroll beneath the corridor of Spanish moss-draped live oaks to get an incomparable taste of the Lowcountry. There’s nothing like it anywhere. Don’t feel like you’ve seen enough on your one visit? Admission is good for a full week.

3.) Hammock Shops Village

You might be feeling the heat from friends and family back home to return with something nice, or you just might be dealing with your own major shopping jones. The quaint, eclectic, and cute array of stores at the Hammock Shops Village will reaffirm your stance that shopping small and local is preferred. Anchored by the eponymous Original Hammock Shop, the Village touts an array of apparel, accessories, gifts, décor, art, jewelry, toys, and food. While some shops are part of small, local chains, most are one-off spots where you’ll find the perfect memento of your Pawleys Island vacation. Worked up an appetite? Feast a burger at bisQit, fresh Mahi at Cerra Sushi, or a juicy steak at Pawleys Prime.

4.) Water Sports

The unique topography of the South Strand means that many local spots are nearly surrounded by water. What does this mean? So, so much to do. Ride the waves with the fantastic instructors at Surf the Earth to the east, or look west for the placid inlet waters where kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and eco tours provide ideal activities for beginners and experienced outdoors people alike. If you prefer to leave the oars ashore, consider a fishing charter that will accommodate your group and experience level.

5.) Eat

We in the Lowcountry have a lot, and we mean a lot, of pride in our food. Farm-fresh produce abounds in the summertime, as does fresh, delicious seafood caught right in our ocean and inlet waters. Our local oysters (when in season) are among the best anywhere, and the unmistakable kiss of history, culture-melding and folklore in every bite of shrimp and grits or she-crab soup will transport you to another world. Restaurants abound in Pawleys Island, and lucky for us, they’re awesome. If you’re looking to explore a little beyond city limits, spend an evening noshing, sipping and walking the famous Murrels Inlet MarshWalk.

Offshore, Surf and Pier Fishing Around Pawleys Island

Offshore, Surf and Pier Fishing Around Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island offers a plethora of fantastic fishing options to visitors of the south strand! Whether you’d like to cast a line or net right off the beach or take a charter out to try to land a blue marlin, a Pawleys Island vacation is a dream for both novice or seasoned anglers. Here are a few great fishing opportunities to experience on your next trip to Pawleys Island.

Surf Fishing

Surf fishing from the shores of Pawleys Island is permitted, with popular spots around the north beach of Huntington Beach State Park and around the jetty area. You’ll need to provide all the gear, including bait (mullet and shrimp are recommended), a durable rod, and a sand spike to set up your rod. You can also try your luck with casting nets, with the chance of hauling in smaller fish, shrimp, or crab.

Pier Fishing

Several area piers are located in or around Pawleys Island. These offer great chances to relax, soak in some rays, and cast a line in search of a big catch. The Garden City Pier has long been a favorite for fishing, with anglers likely to reel in flounder, black drum, or mackerel. A bait shop is available on-site for all your fishing supply needs. Further north in Myrtle Beach, the Apache Pier is one of the longest wooden piers along the east coast, measuring over 1,200 feet and offering rod rentals for those who don’t have their own gear. Fishing from the area piers does not require a fishing license.

Inland and Offshore Charters

There is no shortage of inland or offshore charters available for your fishing pleasure around Pawleys Island! Take advantage of pristine area inlets and marshes with Living Water Guide Services. They offer inland fishing excursions among vibrant inlets and rivers as well as the Santee Delta, the largest river delta system on the east coast. These waters are full of all sorts of saltwater species including flounder, speckled sea trout, spot tail bass, and even blacktip and bonnethead sharks! For offshore adventures, multiple charters are available at nearby Murrells Inlet. Crazy Sister Marina offers both fishing charters and offshore tours, with fishing charters ranging from half-day trips that go up to 20 miles offshore to full-day journeys venturing up to 60 miles offshore in search of mackerel, sailfish, wahoo, and marlin.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of fantastic fishing opportunities for you to enjoy on your vacation to Pawleys Island! Make sure to book one of our great Pawleys Island vacation rentals at True Blue Resort, Litchfield Beach, and Golf Resort or Pawleys Plantation Resort today to plan an unforgettable getaway to the south strand.

Quench Your Thirst at Myrtle Beach’s Best Craft Beer Spots

Quench Your Thirst at Myrtle Beach's Best Craft Beer Spots

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but Myrtle Beach can get quite hot during the spring and summer months. And after a long round (or two) of golf along the Grand Strand, you and your fellow golfers may have worked up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are a multitude of places to quench your thirst during your Myrtle Beach golf vacation. If you’re a fan of craft beer or microbrews, here are a few of the best options around Myrtle Beach for ordering some frosty suds.

American Tap House

Located right in the heart of Broadway at the Beach, American Tap House is one of the premier destinations for lovers of craft beer. Grab a spot at the bar or a table for a group and choose from 40 different beers on tap with a diverse selection rotating regularly. You and your patrons can choose from local options from area brewers like Duck Rabbit, River Rat Brewery, New South, and Coast Brewing Company. American Tap House also features popular selections from some of the nation’s highest-regarded brewers like Rogue, Founder’s, New Belgium, and Southern Tier.

In addition to an amazing beer selection, American Tap House serves up tantalizing menu options to soak up those suds, with signature dishes including short rib tacos, chicken schnitzel, or their famous Hangover burger, topped with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, crispy bacon, and a fried egg.

Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery

If you like to get your beer directly from the source then Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery is the place for you! Located on the water at Broadway at the Beach, Liberty has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for years. Their consistently delicious brews include the always popular Liberty Lager, Rocket’s Red Ale, Honest I.P.Abe, and their Wheat the People Pale Wheat Ale.

Patrons can enjoy by the glass or fill up a growler to take back and enjoy later. In addition to freshly-brewed beverages, Liberty offers great happy hour food specials and sizzling USDA Angus steaks like their 8 oz. filet or 12 oz. NY Strip, all cooked exactly to your preferred temperature.

Quigley's Pint and Plate

With a menu inspired by classic southern and English pub favorites and an in-house brewery serving up frothy and fresh beer selections, Quigley’s Pint and Plate is a perfect spot for a 19th hole get-together. Quigley’s is also Pawleys Island’s only brewery, guaranteeing that you’re going to get the freshest beer around! Snag a pint or pitcher of house-crafted beers like Longboard Lager, Neck Red Ale, or Swamp Fox IPA, or pick up a growler to enjoy back at your condo or beach house. Quigley’s also features great happy hour specials daily, daily food specials, and a beautiful waterfront dining area. Some of the great menu options for your post-golf meal include shepherd’s pie, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and blackened mahi-mahi tacos.

The weather is only getting nicer, and if you haven’t booked your Myrtle Beach golf package there’s no better time than right now! Our golf experts will help craft the perfect golf vacation to Myrtle Beach. Whether you want to challenge North Myrtle Beach with our Barefoot Resort Play 3 Get 1 Free deal, take on the south strand with our Pawleys Island Trio special, or handpick any selection of courses along the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach golf vacation of your dreams is only a few clicks away!

5 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

5 Reasons to Host Your Wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort

You have the engagement ring, and now you need the perfect venue to bring your dream wedding to life. Whether you’re a local resident or considering a destination wedding, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina is the ideal setting for your upcoming nuptials. Read ahead to discover everything you need to know about planning your Lowcountry wedding.

1.) Location

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is situated perfectly along the South Carolina coast in tranquil Pawleys Island. With warm summers and mild winters, its location in the coastal Carolina Lowcountry allows for outdoor events all year long. Whether you’re planning a hot June wedding or a cool, Fall event, Pawleys Island is geographically ideal for your upcoming nuptials. Best of all, you’ll be close to the excitement of the Pawleys Island, Garden City, and Myrtle Beach areas.

2.) One- Stop Services

When you plan your wedding with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we can handle a wide-range of services in one streamlined package. That means you won’t have to worry about organizing meetings, deliveries, and deadlines, and you can instead focus on the things that matter most on your wedding day- your celebration and loved ones! From a variety of catering options to audio visual rentals to facilities and attendant services, we have the venue, knowledge and experience needed to help you plan your dream wedding.

3.) Natural Surroundings

The Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is located along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, giving your wedding a setting that exudes the beauty of nature. With plenty of Palmetto Trees and local plants and flowers, your destination wedding will have a naturally chic and romantic atmosphere.

4.) On- Site Accommodations

Another great perk of celebrating your wedding at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort is that you and your guests can reserve accommodations at our variety of stunning vacation rentals. From our cozy 1-bedroom suites at Bridgewater to sprawling 4-bedroom Charleston-style homes, we have the perfect accommodations for everyone in your group! Keep your friends and family together throughout your wedding events by reserving a group block of units with Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort.

5.) Resort Amenities

When you plan your wedding at Litchfield, you and your guests who stay on-site will have access to the fabulous amenities of the resort, which include indoor and outdoor pools, award-winning golf, Beachside Health & Fitness, and on-site dining establishments like Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining and The Deck Tiki Bar.

Want More Information?

Determining the site of your wedding is one of the most important aspects of planning your big day, and at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, we are committed to providing the care and expertise you expect to give you the wedding celebration that you have always wanted.

For more information and specific options for weddings at Litchfield, visit our website or contact our catering office directly at 843-235-5591, toll-free at 800-845-1897 ext. 5591, or email [email protected]

Litchfield Beach Travel Info

Litchfield Oyster Catcher Overview

Litchfield Beach Travel Info

With 2020 in the past, we’re excited to begin planning vacations to Litchfield Beach in 2021. We want to update you on what to expect as we continue to take extra precautions to ensure you have the safest getaway possible. From travel info and safety tips to open attractions, here is some important area information to review as you begin booking your upcoming vacation to Litchfield Beach:

Litchfield Beach Travel Info:

  • The travel ban has been lifted in 2020 – There are no restrictions in Litchfield limiting visitors travel in and out of the area
  • All beach accesses are open and will remain open – Guests are encouraged to be safe and socially distance
  • Masks are required only in public indoor areas – To keep patrons safe, face coverings are required when indoors in public areas
  • Area restaurants are open – Dining is available and all restaurants are following CDC protocols/recommendations and practicing social distancing
  • Area attractions are open – Visitors are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a face covering when necessary when visiting area attractions
  • At Litchfield, the Bridgewater, Summerhouse, and Indoor Pool Complex are open. Community pools remain closed. – Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing when enjoying pools around the property.
  • Coastal Dish is open for breakfast – It is still a buffet, but for safety reasons, items are plated for guests by an employee.
  • The Deck will be open Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons – Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing when dining.
Litchfield at Sunrise

Tips for Traveling Safely in 2021

Unfortunately, the coronavirus isn’t going to go away overnight, but there are still ways to plan a getaway to Litchfield Beach safely. Here are some tips on how to remain safe and healthy while traveling:

  • Less pit stops the better – If planning on traveling on the road, pack food and drinks to make fewer stops.
  • Hand sanitizer – Make sure to bring along a hand sanitizer to keep on you throughout your trip. The best kind to use is at least 60% alcohol.
  • Face coverings/social distancing – Bring along face coverings to wear in public indoor areas and practice social distancing. It’s suggested to keep at least 6 feet of space between another person.
  • Disinfect – While housekeeping thoroughly cleans every room before a guest check-in, the CDC recommends disinfecting and cleaning all highly touched surfaces such as remotes, door handles, light switches, etc. upon arrival
  • Ventilation – Keep ceiling fans turned on to ensure a constant circulation of air.
  • Feel sick, stay home – The best advice we can give any guest is to not travel if he/she is experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.
Washing Hands

Area Attractions that are Open

Outdoor activities are encouraged during coronavirus because of open-air and ease of social distancing. While the beach will remain open, there are a few other attractions to add to your itinerary that are open for business:

  • Brookgreen Gardens – Visitors are invited to meander through picturesque sculpture gardens of the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens.
  • Hammock Shops – Down the road from Litchfield Beach is the Hammock Shops Village, a collection of 22 stores and 2 restaurants. This outdoor shopping plaza offers the opportunity to sip and sample wine at the Coastal Wine Boutique, discover your next holiday ornament at The Christmas Mouse, or purchase a classic hammock that’s perfect for relaxing at the Original Hammock Shop. No matter where you shop, you’re sure to find a few one of a kind souvenirs.
  • Huntington Beach State Park – Did you know Myrtle Beach has a castle? If you’ve never checked out Huntington Beach State Park, you’ll want to add it to your list of must-see attractions. Home to Atalaya Castle, the once winter home of Archer Huntington and his wife Anne, this state park offers bird watching, nature trails to explore, and much more.
Brookgreen Gardens Fighting Stallions

If you have any additional questions, we are here to help. We’re excited to help you plan your next safe getaway to Litchfield Beach and we offer a variety of accommodations to fit any size group and budget. Look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Best Beach Gadgets for Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Cell Phone Case

Best Beach Gadgets For Your Pawleys Island Vacation

We’re sure that you’re excited for your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation, and while you might have the basics for a day at the beach, there are plenty of great beach gadgets out there to take your beach-going experience to a whole new level! From games to tech stuff and everything in between, here are some top picks to make your day at the beaches of Pawleys Island even better than you expected.

Cell Phone Case

Lopie Sand-Proof Blanket

Sand is great…unless it is covering your beach towel and sticking to you as you work on your tan. Luckily, the Lopie sand-proof blanket provides enough space for you and your family to stretch out on a one-of-a-kind mesh material that easily rids itself of sand and water. That’s right! If one of your little ones happens to spill their juice the liquid easily slips through leaving the blanket dry. The Lopie sand-proof blanket is available in two sizes (79” x 79” or 79” x 59”) and also features loops at each corner for easy anchoring.

4Patriots Power Cell Solar-Powered Power Bank

There is never a shortage of sunlight on the beaches of Pawleys Island. However, sometimes there can be a shortage of battery power for your smartphone or portable speaker. With the 4Patriots Power Cell solar-powered power bank, you’ll never run low on a charge for your electronic devices! This mighty power pack weighs less than 7 ounces, has a healthy 8.000 mAh capacity and offers 2 USB ports to provide a charge to multiple devices. At only $29.95, the 4Patriots Power Cell is also TSA-compliant, so don’t worry about packing it in your luggage if you’re flying in for your vacation.

Nuwa IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Every great day at the beach needs a soundtrack, and with the Nuwa IPX7 Bluetooth speaker, your day will be filled with great tunes and peace of mind. The peace of mind comes from the IPX7’s rugged construction that is waterproof, dust-proof, shock-proof and floats to prevent any possible tragedies if the speaker finds itself in the surf. The speaker features crystal-clear sound and a great wireless range of up to 40 meters.

GoSports Portable Cornhole Boards

More often than not, a day at the beach includes some friendly competition, and with the GoSports portable cornhole boards, you and your family or friends can enjoy hours of fun and compete for bragging rights. These high-quality boards include 8 beanbags and are both tough and lightweight, with PVC frames and a total weight of less than 10 pounds. Setup takes less than a minute, so fun competition is literally ready to go at a minute’s notice! The set also includes a carrying case for easy transport to and from the beach.

Hammacher Schlemmer Multi-Person Sun Shelter

After an hour or so on the sunny Pawleys Island shore, you’re sure to enjoy a break from the heat, and the Hammacher Schlemmer multi-person Sun Shelter is one of the best options out there. This lightweight yet durable shelter can accommodate up to six people and is composed of high-quality polyurethane coated polyester that offers UPF 50+ protection. The Sun Shelter also features mesh windows that will allow refreshing breezes to flow through and cool you and your guests. The Sun Shelter is easy to set up in just a few minutes and includes carrying case and stakes.

With these handy beach gadgets, your Pawleys Island vacation experience is sure to be unforgettable! And when you book your accommodations with the Litchfield Company, your getaway is guaranteed to be even better than you could imagine! Our sterling Pawleys Island condos at resorts like True Blue Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort are the finest available. Check out our specials page to plan your next Pawleys Island vacation at the best rates around!

Sunset balcony view of ocean from Bridgewater

Turkey and Dressing Tastes Even Better at the Beach!

Family sitting at table around Thanksgiving dinner

Turkey and Dressing Tastes Even Better at the Beach!

Look, we get it. You might only think about taking a Pawleys Island vacation in spring or summer. After all, the beach and a summer vacation go together like peanut butter and jelly. But did you know that the average high temperature for the Grand Strand in November is still 67 degrees? So while it might not be the time to take a dip in the ocean (without a wetsuit at least), it’s still plenty warm enough to enjoy a walk on the beach or a couple of rounds of golf at some stellar Pawleys Island area courses like True Blue, Caledonia or Pawleys Plantation. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, why not consider a multi-family vacation to Pawleys Island? Here are some tips to make it happen.

Family sitting at table around Thanksgiving dinner

Step One: Book Your Accommodations

Of course, everything starts by reserving the perfect accommodations, and the Litchfield Company offers several great combinations that are sure to be fantastic for you and your family. Our modern condos at Heron Marsh showcase three bedroom, two bathroom layouts with variable bedding arrangements, full kitchens and contemporary decoration. Grandma and Grandpa can relax and enjoy the gorgeous views overlooking saltwater marshes while the kids can stream all their favorite shows via complimentary WiFi, so everyone will be happy! Or, if a golf course view is preferable, you can always reserve the three bedroom villas at nearby True Blue Resort or our huge four bedroom villas at Pawleys Plantation Resort.

Step Two: Plan Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Pawleys Island offers plenty of convenience with three different grocery stores only a short drive from our partner resorts. Lowe’s Foods, Publix and Fresh Market are all only a few minutes away and all three of these establishments offer the freshest meat and produce selections, with Fresh Market in particular featuring a large selection of locally-sourced selections. And just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that your dinner has to be all about turkey! You can have a deluxe smorgasboard provided by Get Carried Away and dine on lowcountry favorites like shrimp and grits, hashbrown potato casserole or a huge lowcountry boil teeming with local shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and zesty seasonings.

Step Three: Have Fun While You’re Here!

Outside of the big meal, there will still be plenty of great attractions to enjoy during your stay! Golfers can challenge their game at any of the 80+ Grand Strand area courses, with almost all available within a 30-minute drive from Pawleys Island. Need to get some Christmas shopping done? From the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island to Myrtle Beach destinations like Coastal Grand Mall and Tanger Outlets, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gifts and big time Black Friday deals for your friends and loved ones. And with plenty of great live entertainment options like Pirates Voyage, Legends: In Concert and the Alabama Theatre, your vacation will be filled with plenty of fun and excitement!

See? With three easy steps you’ve enjoyed an amazing Thanksgiving trip to Pawleys Island! But before you create lifelong memories you need to visit the accommodations section of The Litchfield Company website to find the ideal Pawleys Island condo for your getaway. All it takes is a few minutes to book your vacation to Pawleys Island, so visit the website today and come see us for a coastal Carolina Thanksgiving!

Four Ways to Relax and Unwind During Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Girl in Lazy River at Litchfield

Four Ways to Relax and Unwind During Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Although Pawleys Island offers tons of fun activities and thrilling excursions to try out during your South Strand vacation, the laid-back coastal destination is also the perfect spot to relax and unwind. At Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, guests have plenty of ways to enjoy a tranquil and serene condo rental experience. If you’re hoping for a beach vacation that will bring you tranquility and peace of mind, try out our four following suggestions.

Yoga on the Beach

The Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is located right along the coast, so whether you’re staying in an oceanfront condo or one of our nearby beach homes, you’ll have easy access to the sandy shores of the Atlantic. Make the short walk or drive to the beach, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk, or really tap into your sense of inner tranquility through meditation/yoga. We suggest yoga at sunrise for an extra special view of the watercolor hues of the Carolina sky. I don’t know about you, but “Namaste” at the beach!

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Pool Amenities

You’ll find two primary pools onsite at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort in Pawleys Island. The outdoor pool amenities can be found at the Play Pool Plaza, which includes a mini waterpark, lazy river, and lounge deck. The outdoor pool area is the perfect place to bring a book and enjoy poolside relaxation while sunbathing. Guests also have access to the indoor pool and hot tub, located inside the Health Club. Be sure to visit the steam room or sauna before heading back to your condo as well.

Hit The Links

Whether you consider yourself a seasoned professional, or you’re looking to try the sport of golf for the first time, you’ll find that hitting the links is a great way to unwind during your beach vacation. The best part is that you won’t have to travel far away from the resort to do so. Our golf specialists are standing by to help build the perfect golf course recommendations based on your skill and preference. Grab some clubs and get ready for a relaxing day on the greens.

Happy Hour on The Deck

What better way is there to relax and unwind after a long day of vacation experiences than with a signature cocktail and live music? Guests can take part in Happy Hour from 4pm-7pm nightly at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s tiki bar, The Deck! Make sure you stop by on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm-8pm for live music from a variety of local entertainers. Catch up with your fellow travelers or just sit back and relax while enjoying our Lowcountry-themed drinks and small plates.

From strolling or meditating along the shore to lounging poolside to playing a round of golf, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort has you covered for an idyllic, relaxing beach vacation. Leave your worries behind and start planning your next trip to the Hammock Coast today!