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Test Your Wits with a Trip to an Escape Room

Girls doing puzzle at escape room

Test Your Wits with a Trip to an Escape Room

Your Pawleys Island vacation can be filled with lots of fantastic things: amazing food, relaxing afternoons on the beach, world class golf and great shopping. In addition to all of this, on your next trip to Pawleys Island, why not test your puzzle-solving skills at a Grand Strand area escape room? If you’ve never experienced one of these interactive challenges, escape rooms are the perfect activity for family or friends to put their heads together and solve a variety riddles in order to break free and escape to victory. On your next Pawleys Island getaway, check out some of these awesome escape rooms located around the Grand Strand.

Girls doing puzzle at escape room

Carolina Escape Room Games

Found at 541 Atlantic Ave in Murrells Inlet, Carolina Escape Room Games has become a popular spot for groups of friends or family to take on expertly-crafted escape scenarios that are sure to put your brainpower to the test. The dedicated crew of Carolina Escape Room Games tailors several different rooms to transport your crew to a uniquely-themed puzzle room. Currently Carolina Escape Room Games offers three scenarios. In their Alien Abduction you must rescue the abducted alien from a high-security facility in order to save the world (no pressure, right?). The Island Dungeon Escape pits your wits against pirate captors, giving you an hour to escape the buccaneer fort. And in the Prison Escape room, you will find yourself doing hard time and having to outwit crafty prison guards to abscond to freedom. The challenges of Carolina Escape Room Games can accommodate groups of up to ten players and with a five-star rating on TripAdvisor, a great time is guaranteed!

Escapology

If you find yourself in the heart of Myrtle Beach, you should definitely check out Escapology at 400 N Kings Highway. With stellar reviews on TripAdvisor, Escapology is one of the top escape room options in Myrtle Beach. Escapology features three distinct puzzle challenges for groups of two to six players. In the Arizona Shootout experience, your group assumes the roles of Wyatt Earp and his fellow rangers as you attempt to solve the aftermath of the OK Corral shootout with enough time to wrangle up the outlaws trying to escape justice. The Antidote game thrusts your group into the shoes of a team of biological weapon experts who are suddenly infected with a deadly virus, racing against the clock to find the hidden antidote and escape the research facility before it self-destructs. During Th3 C0d3 challenge, your group are FBI agents tasked with stopping Nitr0, the world’s most wanted hacker who has plotted a theft of $75 billion from American bank accounts and has set you and your partners up to take the fall for the crime.

With these intense escape room experiences and several other options around the Grand Strand, it’s easy to inject some brain-teasing fun into your Pawleys Island vacation! But first you need to book your accommodations, and the Litchfield Company can help you book a phenomenal Pawleys Island condo at a resort like Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort or Pawleys Plantation Resort.  Check out our specials today and book early for bigger savings! Don’t miss out on your fall vacation to Pawleys Island and make plans for your Grand Strand getaway today!

Enjoy Nature and Craft Beer at Brew at the Zoo in Brookgreen Gardens

Woman pouring cider into a sample glass

Enjoy Nature and Craft Beer at Brew at the Zoo in Brookgreen Gardens

While summer may be winding down, there are still plenty of great reasons to plan a vacation to Pawleys Island. One such event is sure to be the Brew at the Zoo celebration at Brookgreen Gardens. There’s never a bad time to visit the gorgeous surroundings of Brookgreen Gardens, but with this event, you can enjoy this special sanctuary and get your fill of great live music, delicious food and, of course, a fantastic assortment of local and national craft beers!

Woman pouring cider into a sample glass

The Brew at the Zoo event has been a favorite fall gathering for the past decade and this year will continue that tradition, attracting hundreds to the lowcountry zoo portion of Brookgreen Gardens. This area of the park houses natural wildlife displays of species native to the coastal Carolina region. As you enjoy the event you can stroll the area and check out whitetail deer, red foxes, bald eagles, alligators, river otters and herons. During your time at Brookgreen you will have your pick from over 35 different craft beers, ranging from light and fruity to dark and robust. Guests can also enjoy a large selection of wines and food trucks at the event. In the past, Lowes Foods, Gordon Biersch and New South Brewery, and EZ Cheezy Food Truck all served up delicious snacks and dinner options. As well, visitors can will get to experience The Paul Grimshaw Band as they fill the warm evening air with classic rock sounds. Tickets for this festival are sure to sell out fast. Each year, tickets cost $40 each for Brookgreen Garden members and $45 for the general public. Brookgreen Gardens realizes the importance of designated drivers and offers them discounted tickets for only $25.

With great live entertainment and amazing food and drink selection, this years Brew at the Zoo is sure to be the best one yet. Be sure to not miss out and plan a weekend trip to Pawleys Island today! The Litchfield Company offers the best selection of Pawleys Island condos and beach houses for your upcoming lowcountry getaway. And with amazing deals year- round, you can book an unforgettable vacation to Pawleys Island at an unbeatable price!

Fireworks Displays Along the Grand Strand

Fireworks

Fireworks Displays Along the Grand Strand

During your Pawleys Island vacation, you will enjoy plenty of great ways to spend your day. Whether it’s lounging along our pristine beaches, playing a round or two on our amazing golf courses or getting an adrenaline rush at an amusement park like Family Kingdom or Wild Water and Wheels, your trip is bound to be memorable. But as the day turns to night, the perfect way to wrap things up is watching the sky sparkle at one of the weekly fireworks displays around the Grand Strand. Check out some of these dazzling pyrotechnic displays during your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.

Fireworks

Broadway at the Beach

Holding the crown as South Carolina’s most visited tourist attraction, there are lots of great reasons to visit Broadway at the Beach. Broadway is home to popular destinations like Ripley’s Aquarium, Hard Rock Cafe, Wonderworks and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, as well as scores of unique shops and over a dozen fantastic restaurants. But if you only make one visit to Broadway at the Beach during your vacation, you can’t go wrong with visiting on Tuesday and sticking around for their huge fireworks show at 10 PM. Blasting off over Lake Broadway, this show features hundreds of huge mortar shots lighting up the sky with colorful showers of sparks.

Barefoot Landing

During your vacation you’ll definitely want to head to North Myrtle Beach and check out Barefoot Landing, a huge entertainment complex and home of the House of Blues and the Alabama Theatre. Barefoot Landing features plenty of great restaurants and dozens of specialty shops and boutiques, all situated amongst a beautiful saltwater inlet area and adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. Every Monday night during summer, Barefoot Landing hosts a world-class fireworks extravaganza. The show kicks off at 10 PM and you will be dazzled by the vibrant display that turns the sky into a kaleidoscope.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Baseball is just more fun at the beach, and you’ll definitely want to catch a Pelicans game while on your vacation. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the single-A minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and have seen previous players like Brian McCann, Adam Wainwright, Jason Heyward and Joey Gallo graduate to MLB stardom. The Pelicans feature a great promotional schedule with themes like Elvis Night, Halloween Night and Woodstock ’99 Night, and throughout the rest of the season they will feature fourteen nights of post-game fireworks. A full list of dates for their firework show nights can be found on their website.

If you’ve already booked your Pawleys Island vacation, we’ll see you soon! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? Let Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort provide you with amazing accommodations at our partner resorts. From cozy and modern villas at True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to modern oceanfront condos at our resort, we are sure to have the perfect spot for your Pawleys Island getaway.

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

Brookgreen Fountain

Celebrate Creativity at the Brookgreen Art Festival

A vacation to Pawleys Island is a great way to unwind and escape our everyday stresses. But in addition to clearing our mind, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy the arts, with the most well-known being Brookgreen Gardens. Brookgreen Gardens is home to one of the country’s largest sculpture collections and also features a rotating collection of exhibits by local, national, and international artists year-round. Each year on the first weekend in June, Brookgreen Gardens hosts their annual Art Festival, and for art lovers and those interested in learning more about art in various mediums this festival is a must-see event!

Brookgreen Fountain

Since its opening in 1932 by founders Archer and Anna Huntington, the gardens have served as not only one of the finest botanical sanctuaries in the United States, but also a beacon of creativity with a huge sculpture collection boasting over 1400 figurative sculptures. In addition, Brookgreen Gardens promotes the arts heavily through things like demonstrations by sculptors-in-residence and weekly sculpture and drawing workshops. The Art Festival is a yearly celebration gathering artists from around the region and country to exhibit their creativity and skill in different mediums including paint, ink, and, of course, sculpture. There is never a bad time to visit Brookgreen Gardens, but the Art Festival is sure to be one of the best weekends of the year at the gardens!

In fact, since the Brookgreen Gardens Art Festival takes place over a weekend, why not plan a weekend vacation to Pawleys Island? After all, Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is conveniently located just a few miles away from Brookgreen. Don’t miss out on all the fun and book your weekend trip to Pawleys Island today!
 

Shop ‘Til You Drop on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Shop 'Til You Drop on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

There’s nothing like a Pawleys Island vacation to melt your stress away and enjoy a laid back getaway from the everyday hustle that we all deal with. From lounging on some of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast, dining on fresh local seafood at an oceanfront restaurant or enjoying world-class golf, there are a ton of ways to spend your leisure time during your trip to Pawleys Island.

And if you consider yourself a shopaholic, there are lots of great local shops and venues to snag the perfect souvenir to remember your Pawleys Island vacation by! Here are some of the best spots to peruse for deals on your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island.

The Hammock Shops Village

With a history dating back to the 1930s, the Hammock Shops Village features over two dozen unique shops all centered around–surprise!–the original Hammock Shop. In addition to their selection of handmade rope hammocks, the Hammock Shop also offers homemade fudge and unique arts and crafts for the home and garden. Fashion fans can browse coastal garb at clothiers like Haute Hanger and Pawleys Island Wear as well as fine and fashion jewelry at Elegantz, Details by Three Sisters and Whitmire Fine Jewelry. Kids and kids-at-heart are sure to love the amazing toy and game selection offered by the Freckled Frog. Also, a great selection of niche shops like Isle of Candles, Christmas Mouse and High Country Olive Oil offer something for every shopper.

Pawleys Island Outdoors

Looking to prep for some fishing or just to get the essential gear for a day at the beach? You’ll find it all at Pawleys Island Outdoors! Conveniently located on Ocean Highway across from the Caledonia and True Blue golf courses, Pawleys Island Outdoors has been the go-to spot for outdoor enthusiasts since opening in 2006. Inside the shop, you will find every essential piece of freshwater and saltwater fishing gear including rods and reels, lures, line, outerwear and live or frozen bait. Pawleys Island Outdoors is also an authorized dealer for the most popular outdoor items and accessories like Yeti coolers, Guy Harvey shirts, GoPro cameras and Costa Del Mar sunglasses. They also operate a sister shop nearby that offers rentals for bike and kayaks as well as beach essentials like chairs and umbrellas.

Litchfield Books

If you’re the type that prefers enjoying a good book while lounging on the beach, make Litchfield Books your first stop on your Pawleys Island vacation! Litchfield Books is an independent book shop that has been a locals’ favorite for years, providing all the top New York Times bestsellers, literary classics and a rich selection of works from local writers. Whether you’re looking for a pulse-pounding mystery, a light-hearted memoir or a historic account of lowcountry life, Litchfield Books will have the perfect page-turner for your vacation. The shop also carries a large variety of commemorative gift items and greeting cards for special occasions. Litchfield Books has also earned a large following for their weekly Moveable Feast luncheon series that invites local and nationally-renown authors to discuss their works with readers, with past guests including Harlan Coben, Pat Conroy, Cokie Roberts and David Baldacci. Enjoy the same friendly atmosphere and great selection of literature that locals have come to love and visit Litchfield Books during your trip to Pawleys Island.

Beyond the Pawleys Island area, the rest of the Grand Strand offers other great shopping venues like the Market Common and two Tanger Outlet Centers. But if you haven’t planned your Pawleys Island vacation yet, there’s no better time than now! The most popular weeks of summer are reserving fast, so be sure to check out The Litchfield Company’s great deals at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, Pawleys Plantation Resort or True Blue Resort. From cozy one bedroom golf course suites to deluxe six bedroom Pawleys Island beach houses, we’ve got the perfect accommodations at the best price for your upcoming trip to Pawleys Island!
 

Learn About Lowcountry Nature at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

Lowcountry home at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown

Learn About Lowcountry Nature at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center

The South Carolina coastal region around Pawleys Island features a beautiful and diverse ecosystem that is truly unique. Even without venturing into less developed or populated areas, you’re likely to see majestic cranes expertly spearing fish in area ponds or even alligators patrolling marshes and inlets.

But by exploring further out, you will be rewarded by witnessing the unspoiled beauty of this intricate ecosystem. On your next vacation to Pawleys Island, slow things down and learn about the nature behind this special area with a trip to Georgetown to the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center.

Centered around a large plantation, Hobcaw Barony was one of 10 coastal baronies (estates ran by barons of the British empire) established by King George I in 1718. The name Hobcaw was bestowed on the area by local Waccamaw tribes, meaning “between the waters” as the 16,000 acres of the estate is nestled between the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The rich soil and abundance of wetlands made the area ideal for rice and indigo cultivation, and by the mid-19th century the estate was one of the most productive plantations in the region. Following the Civil War rice production continued and many emancipated slaves remained on the plantations in the area. Large-scale production was replaced by subsistence farming, with some of the slave villages of Hobcaw remaining populated by estate workers until World War II.

Lowcountry home at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown

In 1905, Bernard Mannes Baruch, a thriving Wall Street stockbroker, purchased the estate and during his ownership the grounds were frequented by high-powered friends like Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Bernard’s eldest daughter, Belle, was an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hunting, horseback riding and hiking throughout the estate grounds. She loved the area so much that beginning in 1936 she began purchasing the land from her father, becoming the sole owner in 1956.

Following Belle’s death in 1964, her will instructed for the grounds to be left as an outdoor laboratory for the coastal plains to be researched and studied in an undisturbed environment.

Today, the estate grounds serve as vital research grounds for the higher learning institutions of South Carolina. The lush landscape of the Waccamaw peninsula that Hobcaw Barony sits on offers the perfect situation for learning and researching lowcountry wildlife and ecosystems. Both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina have permanent research centers established that aim to better understand the management of coastal and wetland resources.

If you’re a lover of nature, you are sure to be delighted by a tour of the grounds of Hobcaw Barony. The estate is open Monday to Saturday for tours beginning at 10 AM. Advance reservations are highly recommended for the tours. Guests will enjoy transport by bus throughout the sprawling property, with stops at the grounds of Northfield Plantation, the North Inlet salt marsh, Friendfield Village and the main floor of the Hobcaw house.

Tours are recommended for those 8 years of age and up and the cost is $20 per person. In addition to the standard tour, Hobcaw Barony hosts Behind the Scenes tours that go more in-depth to additional areas of the estate, hikes to the area beaches, excursions exploring the cemeteries of the estate and much more!

Hobcaw Barony provides a truly unique look at South Carolina’s colonial past and the present of an unspoiled lowcountry ecosystem. On your next Pawleys Island vacation, a short drive to Georgetown is all it takes to explore this natural paradise. Be sure to check out our amazing deals on Pawleys Island vacation rentals at resorts like True Blue Resort, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort or Pawleys Plantation Resort and make plans for your beach vacation today!

Enjoy a Day Trip to Historic Georgetown

Harborwalk in Georgetown South Carolina

Enjoy a Day Trip to Historic Georgetown

Be forewarned: during your Pawleys Island vacation, you may experience levels of relaxation that could have you wanting to never leave this special lowcountry paradise! That’s a pretty good problem to have, but we’d recommend taking a short drive south to discover historic Georgetown, SC. This charming town is the third-oldest community in South Carolina and offers a great way to spend a day on your trip to Pawleys Island.

With history dating back to the 17th century, Georgetown was officially incorporated in 1729 and flourished as a hub for indigo and rice cultivation. By the mid 1800s, the Georgetown area accounted for half of the rice grown in the US. Today, the town’s economy is largely based on heritage tourism, as the town’s charm and history have attracted visitors to spend time relaxing and exploring this picturesque waterfront community.

Harborwalk in Georgetown South Carolina

History lovers are sure to be delighted by Georgetown, as there are over fifty sites around the town listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including plantations, public buildings and churches. As you traverse the historic district, you will notice an abundance of plaques detailing historic sites and buildings, telling a story about the town that stretches back over three centuries. Sprawling live oaks line the streets of many of the town’s oldest neighborhoods, providing a lush canopy and cool shade from the sun during those hot South Carolina afternoons. Georgetown also offers several fantastic museums to enjoy, including the South Carolina Maritime Museum, the Gullah Museum and the Georgetown County History Museum. There are also lots of great tour options to view and learn about the area, including boat tours, walking history tours and even ghost tours!

Georgetown also offers fantastic local shopping and dining opportunities during your day trip. The waterfront area along Front Street is host to an assortment of shops and boutiques. Those in search of antiques or local arts and crafts will have their pick of amazing treasures available at places like Emma Marie’s Antiques Shoppe, Outlaws Art Gallery or the Georgetown Art Gallery. Fashionistas can peruse men’s and women’s lowcountry style in shops like The Sly Fox, Muddy Bay Outfitters and Black Mingo. Georgetown is renowned for an abundance of fine furniture and home decor stores, and a visit to shops like Bienvenue Home Decor, the Whimsy Roost or Augustus & Carolina are sure to entice shoppers.

All that shopping and exploring will surely work up an appetite, and Georgetown offers no shortage of places to get your fill! Fresh local seafood is the specialty here, with The River Room Restaurant, Harborside Seafood and Italian and Old Fish House Restaurant providing delectable dishes and fantastic waterfront views. There are plenty of other places to enjoy if seafood isn’t your thing, with spots like Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Seven Hundred Modern Grill and Bar or Buzz’s Roost serving up BBQ, burgers, pizzas and lowcountry specialties that will tantalize your taste buds. Be sure to save room for dessert and try Harvest Moon Ice Cream or Sweetie’s Chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth!

With so much to do, it’s obvious why a day trip to Georgetown is a must during your trip to Pawleys Island! Be sure to browse our amazing catalog of Pawleys Island vacation rentals at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort to book your lowcountry getaway today. Don’t miss out on our unbeatable booking specials to enjoy your Pawleys Island vacation at the best price around!

Set Sail for Fun and Relaxation on a Lowcountry Boat Tour

People on a Dolphin Watching Cruise

Set Sail for Fun and Relaxation on a Lowcountry Boat Tour

Whether it’s an inland excursion along the Waccamaw River and coastal inlets or an offshore journey into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Pawleys Island and the surrounding south strand area offers several great boat tours that are a fantastic way to spend the day on your Pawleys Island vacation! From swashbuckling adventures aboard a pirate ship to laid-back beer tasting cruises, here’s a sampling of some of the aquatic experiences available during your trip to Pawleys Island.

People on a Dolphin Watching Cruise

Pirate Adventures Tours

Landlubbers of all ages can get a taste of the pirate’s life with a tour from Pirate Adventures! You and your crew will board the Sea Gypsy and set sail for excitement and in search of buried treasure out in the waters of Murrells Inlet. A quick explanation of the pirate code will have you seaworthy in no time. But keep your guard up because other pirates are also on the prowl, and encountering them means taking part in an explosive cannon battle out on the water! If you’re celebrating a special occasion Pirates Adventures tours can be booked for birthday parties or other special events and are sure to be a hit with kids.

East Coast BrewBoat

Looking for a laid-back inlet cruise with you and up to fourteen of your friends or family members? The East Coast BrewBoat is perfect for you! This unique experience puts you in charge of your tour. The BrewBoat is actually powered by cycle stations around a central bar area that you and your patrons team up on to propel the craft through the scenic waterscapes of Murrells Inlet. The craft also features an electric engine for those times when your guests aren’t in the mood to pedal. Each cruise lasts about an hour and you’re able to bring your own beer or wine, food and music to enjoy during your trip.

Express Watersports Dolphin and Sightseeing Cruise

If an offshore excursion is what you’re looking for, one of the best options around is available at Express Watersports! Their ocean sightseeing and dolphin cruise takes up to 49 passengers out into the Atlantic in search of scenic views and pods of dolphins, sea turtles and other ocean wildlife. The crew of the Express Watersports vessels have years of experience and partner with other vessels in the area to make sure each group that goes out gets an amazing up-close experience with dolphins and other aquatic creatures. Express Watersports also offers a relaxing sunset cruise that offers the best sunset views available along the Grand Strand.

With even more offshore, inlet and river tours available than these, there’s no limit to the ways you can explore the ocean and lowcountry wetlands during your trip to Pawleys Island! Our Pawleys Island vacation rentals available at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, True Blue Resort and Pawleys Plantation Resort are sure to delight you on your next trip to this special area. Book your trip to Pawleys Island with one of our partner properties and get an first-class vacation at an unbeatable price!
 

Have a Romantic Time This Valentine’s Day in Pawleys Island

Have a Romantic Time This Valentine's Day in Pawleys Island

The lowcountry paradise of Pawleys Island is the perfect spot for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway! Not only can you enjoy the first-class accommodations along the south strand, but you can treat your special someone to a memorable day and night out as well. On your upcoming Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island, check out these great attractions to make the trip unforgettable!

Brookgreen Gardens

A stroll through Brookgreen Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens along the east coast, is sure to make for a romantic afternoon. Walk amongst centuries-old live oaks cascading with Spanish moss and view their world-class sculpture collection. Brookgreen Gardens also features wildlife exhibits with animals native to the lowcountry like red foxes, bald eagles and river otters.

Horse Statue at Brookgreen Gardens

The Hammock Shops and Village

Find the perfect gift for your Valentine at the Hammock Shops and Village in Pawleys Island! Open since 1938 and based around the original Hammock Shop, you and your sweetheart can peruse local fashion and gifts in shops like Whitmire Fine Jewelry, Haute Hanger or Elegantz along with over two dozen other great boutiques. Be sure to grab a bite to eat at Bisqit, where you’ll discover an amazing fusion of traditional Southern cuisine with amazing burger and sandwich combinations, all on fluffy buttermilk biscuits of course!

Hammock Shops Welcome Sign

Chive Blossom

Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a romantic dinner, and Chive Blossom is ideal for a special night out! Combining influences from Southern, French, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, Chive Blossom features a vibrant menu sure to delight your taste buds. Start your meal off with temptations like duck confit or pan-seared scallops then move on to splendid main course options like their 8-ounce barrel-cut filet, jumbo lump crab cakes or pork shank osobucco. Chive Blossom also offers nearly 200 wine options and their knowledgeable staff can help pair the perfect wine to your meal.

As you can see, a Valentine’s Day vacation to Pawleys Island is the perfect way to treat your loved one to a romantic getaway! Make sure to book your Valentine’s getaway soon, so you can enjoy the romantic allure of Litchfield Beach!
 

Outdoor Excursions in Pawleys Island

Family kayaking on the marsh

Outdoor Excursions in Pawleys Island

If you’re tired of shopping and spending time indoors, don’t worry! When you vacation in the Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach areas, you’re sure to be within reach of a phenomenal outdoor excursion. With a variety of inlets, rivers, lakes, and of course the Atlantic Ocean nearby, the outdoor adventurer will love all of the options available during your next beach escape!

Visit Surf the Earth in Pawleys Island, South Carolina for all of your Lowcountry outdoor needs! Not only does this local shop offer up retail items like t-shirts and hats, but Surf the Earth also features a variety of equipment rentals, as well as thrilling tours of the area. Take your pick from paddle boards, kayaks, surfboards, bodyboards, and skimboards if you’re looking to rent by the day.

Family kayaking on the marsh

If you’re not quite ready to tame the waves on your own, check out Surf the Earth’s various surf education opportunities. The shop offers 2-hour surf lessons on mornings from 9am to 11am. Lessons take place near 2nd Street in Pawleys Island, but special locations can be arranged in advance. The shop also offers 3-day and 5-day kids’ surf camps, where kids of all ages can learn about water safety, rip currents, wind strength and direction, surfing fundamentals, surf conditions, and much more.

Beyond board rentals and surf lessons, Surf the Earth also offers guests the chance to explore the area through their exciting eco-tours. Current offerings include Sunset/Moon Rise Tours through the Pawleys Island inlets and salt marsh, Early morning kayak and paddle board tours of the salt marsh, and afternoon paddle board tours of the area. See a new side of Pawleys Island whenever you reserve a splendid eco-tour with Surf the Earth Surf Shop.

If biking is more your speed, take advantage of the bike rentals offered by Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort, and then head over to Bike the Neck! The Waccamaw Neck Bikeway is a 12-mile paved stretch that parallels U.S. Highway 17 from Murrells Inlet to Huntington Beach State Park. Rated as being an “Easy” trail by SCtrails.com, this bikeway is the perfect way to have a great time exercising while seeing the beautiful natural landscape of the region. Finish off your trek by stopping by Huntington Beach State Park, where you can visit its timeless castle, Atalaya, stroll on the pristine beaches of the park, explore the nature trails in the park, or even get in some birding!

Family riding bikes at Litchfield
From walking the trails at Huntington Beach State Park to learning how to Surf, you’ll never run out of outdoor adventures when you bring your next beach vacation to Litchfield Beach. Plan ahead and make the most of your exciting getaway!