Consult our guide to the historic Hammock Shop Village for shopping and family-friendly entertainment to enjoy during your Pawleys Island vacation. Just 10 minutes south of your home base at The Litchfield Beach Golf Resort lies a charming and historic center of commerce in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, known as The Hammock. Take a break from the beach and plan a visit during your time with us at Litchfield Beach to spend exploring the shops at The Hammock Shop Village—learn about its history, enjoy a weaving demonstration, taste some international wines, and try your hand at cornhole. It’ll be time well spent for your entire family.
The Hammock marquis says it all: 23 unique shops await you in a single destination that began as a hammock shop in 1938. But its roots run deeper, to the late 19th century, when a riverboat captain sought a cooler sleeping arrangement aboard his stuffy rice boat. This necessity led to the invention of a loosely woven sling, the precursor to what we recognize today as a ‘modern’ hammock. A little over a century later, the Lachicotte family of Pawleys Island, SC earned their livelihood making hammocks and grew their business into a storefront and commercial hub that would later serve as the basis for The Hammock Shops Village.
Today, this thriving complex features shops that purvey diverse offerings running the gamut from specialty confections, jewelry, and souvenirs, to upscale clothing, shoes, and handbags. The Hammock Shop still stands among them, where you can purchase the Original Pawleys Island Rope Hammock and take home a little South Carolina history as a memento of your vacation. (And while you’re there, say hello to Marvin Grant, the “Hammock Man” who demonstrates the weaving method behind this favorite American sling chair.)
After you shop ‘til you drop, refuel at bisQit, where Southern comfort food is served up with an imaginative twist; try the Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos—fried chicken tenders with pickle chips, feta cheese, and house-made Nashville Hot Sauce. Or enjoy a brunch of southern fried chicken with biscuit and gravy, finished with bacon crumbles. A complete kids’ menu has your littles covered with appealing favorites for every taste, plus lots of refreshing sodas.
Stay a while—there’s plenty to do at The Hammock Shops Village. Plan your trip around one of several scheduled events throughout the year that include additional shopping opportunities and brunch with live music. After a full day of fun, return home to your comfortable accommodations at The Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort to relax and recharge.
The Family Day Series includes calendar days throughout the year with on-site events catered to families with young children, including face painting, balloon artists, and a bouncy castle. The local Farmers Market is also in full swing during Family Days at Hammock Village.
The Farmers Market happens twice monthly from May through August, and once a month in April and September through November. Come shop with us: Beyond exploring our brick-and-mortar stores, you’ll have the chance to grab some fresh local produce along with artisan-made goods, plants, pottery, and other food and crafts.
Enjoy live blues and soul during brunch at Local Eat Drink Celebrate. This venue in the Village offers inspired eats served while you listen to live music performed by talented artists. Check the events calendar to see who’s playing during your stay at Litchfield Beach, and then reserve your spot.
Plan your beach vacation today: Choose family-friendly accommodations at The Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, where you’ll find plenty of amenities for everyone to enjoy and a convenient location with lots of entertainment nearby.