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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!
 

Next Level Beach Hacks for your Pawleys Island Vacation

Family on a beach towel on sand

Next Level Beach Hacks for Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Let’s face it: to turn a phrase made famous by Reese’s, there’s no wrong way to enjoy a Pawleys Island vacation. But there are always ways to make your already fantastic vacation even better! From finding ways to curb sand that sneaks its way everywhere to quick and easy cures for getting too much sun, there are some great hacks out there to make your trip to Pawley Island even more enjoyable. Here are few amazing tricks to get the maximum enjoyment out of your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation.

Family on a beach towel on sand

Apple Cider Vinegar For Sunburn

You’ll always want to layer up with sunscreen when you take a trip to the beach, but if you still wind up with some sunburn, a spray bottle of apple cider vinegar diluted with water offers a quick and inexpensive way to take the sting out. The nutrients in apple cider vinegar replenish those needed by sunburned skin and aid in the healing process.

Ziploc Bags Are Your Friend

From sand to saltwater, there are some pesky elements at the beach that can be troublesome to your belongings, especially items like smartphones and sunglasses. A small investment in a few Ziploc bags can help ensure these items don’t get scratched or waterlogged while on the beach.

Baby Powder: Sand's Worst Nightmare

Speaking of sand getting everywhere, while everyone loves going to the beach we usually don’t like to take too much sand back with when we leave. The solution? Baby powder! Just a little sprinkle on those parts of your body that sand is sticking to will have those sticky grains sliding right off like magic!

Keep the Kids Happy and Entertained

It’s a simple equation: happy kids at the beach equal happy parents at the beach. And there are plenty of great tricks and hacks to keep your kids safe and entertained during your day at the beach. For example, if your kids are a little too young to venture out into the ocean, bring along a plastic shower curtain, dig a hole in the sand with them, use the shower curtain as a pool liner and fill the hole with water for a makeshift kiddie pool! Kids need to cool off? The night before your trip fill up water balloons and freeze them. Bring them with you and after they thaw out it will make for a fun way to beat the heat. And when it’s time for a refreshing beverage, frozen Capri Sun pouches are sure to hit the spot!

With these great beach tips and tricks, your upcoming Pawleys Island vacation is sure to be an amazing time! And if for some reason you haven’t planned a summer trip to Pawleys Island there’s still time to take advantage of our summer booking deals to reserve an amazing Pawleys Island beach house or condo for you and your guests. Check out our fantastic partner properties at Pawleys Plantation Resort, True Blue Resort and Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort and make plans to visit Pawleys Island this summer!

3 Unique Beach Games to Try on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

Beach Fun

3 Unique Beach Games to Try on Your Pawleys Island Vacation

There’s nothing like hitting the beach on a sunny day with some pals to enjoy some friendly competition. Luckily, on your Pawleys Island vacation you can enjoy some of the most pristine shoreline available along the east coast!

Outside of beach activity standards like frisbees and footballs, there are plenty of great beach game and gear options to enjoy on a sunny afternoon. Here are a few of the most popular and unique beach games for you to try during your next trip to Pawleys Island.

Beach Fun

Spikeball

Having garnered quite a following since being featured on Shark Tank, Spikeball is a fixture on many beaches all over the country. This fast-paced game involves two-on-two competition where players must spike a ball off of a provided hula-hoop size net sitting on the ground. Similar to volleyball, each team gets three hits to ricochet the Spikeball back off the net and force their opponent to answer their volley. The game allows for a 360-degree field of play with no boundaries, so rallies can get pretty wild! Several variations of Spikeball sets are available, from their sturdy tournament kits to their kid-friendly Rookie set with a larger net and ball.

BucketBall Beach Edition

If you’ve ever found yourself tailgating at a football game, you’ve likely seen rowdy groups of people tossing ping-pong balls into plastic cups filled with some sort of beverage. You might have even played a game or two. With Bucketball’s Beach Edition kit, you can enjoy a supersized version of that classic group game. The game is simple enough: toss your ball into the buckets across from you with the first team to make all six buckets the winner. Since the beach can be quite sandy, we wouldn’t recommend using beverages to fill your buckets, so some ocean water or sand should work nicely!

Murbles

For a classic game that can be played by those of any age or physical ability, you can’t go wrong with bocce! But sometimes the sand on the beach can make for a less-than-perfect playing surface. Thanks to Murbles, you can enjoy all the fun of bocce along the soft sandy shores of Pawleys Island! Made in the USA from recycled plastic, Murbles are slightly smaller and much lighter than traditional bocce balls. They also are not perfectly round, which adds an interesting element of unpredictability to your matches. And if you play a little too close to the waves, don’t worry because Murbles float!

With miles and miles of unspoiled beaches, there’s plenty of space to enjoy these fun beach games on your next Pawleys Island vacation! Be sure to check out the great spring booking specials available with the Litchfield Company to reserve your trip to Pawleys Island at an unbeatable price. Whether you’re looking for a cozy one bedroom golf course suite at Pawleys Plantation Resort or a deluxe six bedroom oceanfront beach house in Pawleys Island, we are sure to have the perfect vacation rental for your upcoming lowcountry getaway!

6 Themed Dinner Buffets Your Guests Will Love at Your Litchfield Beach Wedding

Wedding Ceremony in Courtyard

6 Themed Dinner Buffets Your Guests Will Love at Your Litchfield Beach Wedding

You have the wedding gown, you have your guest list, and you have your fabulous wedding venue in Pawleys Island. Now it’s time to determine the menu for your special day at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. While our catering team takes pride in being able to create the customizable menu that you prefer, here, we’ll be focusing on our special themed buffets that you can choose from to make your wedding day complete. Read ahead to discover our six deliciously-themed buffets and find out how you can get started planning your dream wedding at Litchfield.

All dinner buffets include rolls with butter, water, coffee, and iced tea. Dinner buffets require a minimum of 30 guests and can be held for a maximum of 90 minutes to ensure property food quality.

Wedding Ceremony Set-Up in Courtyard

South Carolina Barbeque

Whether you’re from South Carolina or just a fan of the way we do the ‘Cue, your wedding guests will enjoy our timeless South Carolina Barbecue Buffet. Guests will love offerings including BBQ favorites like creamy potato salad, refreshing cole slaw, BBQ Chicken and shredded Pork BBQ with sauce and buns, as well as indulgent macaroni & cheese, sweet buttered corn, and molasses baked beans. This dinner buffet is the perfect choice for barbecue lovers!

Lowcountry Boil

If you’re a fan of Southern food, opt for the Lowcountry Boil Dinner Buffet. Enjoy standby favorites like cole slaw and pasta salad, southern style green beans, and hushpuppies. The main two entrees consist of Frogmore Stew, a Lowcountry delicacy that features shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes, and Chicken Bog, a rice dish that includes smoked sausage and chicken. Share a true Carolina feast with your guests when you select the Lowcountry Boil Buffet.

Inlet Seafood Buffet

If your Litchfield wedding is taking place in the colder months of the year, a particularly delicious and comforting buffet option is our Inlet Seafood Buffet. The Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet areas are known to have some of the absolute best seafood in South Carolina, so you’ll be in for a treat when you reserve this menu for you wedding. Guests can enjoy fresh garden salad, cole slaw, and shrimp cocktail to start, and then they can warm up with steamed oysters, broiled fresh fish, and crab cakes. Side items include seasoned rice, petite green beans, and hushpuppies. Consider this buffet option for your Pawleys Island wedding if you and your guests are looking to sample some of the best seafood in the state.

Prime Rib Buffet

Take the level of propriety up a notch when you opt for our Prime Rib Buffet option at your wedding in Litchfield. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal that includes Caesar salad and She-Crab soup, slow-roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus, herbed chicken breast, roasted red potatoes, and delicious sauteed fresh vegetables. With top quality ingredients and food options like these, your Litchfield wedding guests will leave your event fully satisfied.

A Taste of Italy

Even if your wedding destination does not include a ceremony in Tuscany, Rome, or Venice, we can bring the culinary vibes of Italy to your guests with our Taste of Italy Dinner Buffet. Guests can start the meal off with a delicious Italian house salad, followed by Tomato Basil Bisque soup, and cold marinated vegetables. Main dinner entrees include Sausage with Peppers & Onions, Chicken Alfredo, and Lasagna, with vegetarian option available. Get the best of both worlds when you bring a Taste of Italy to your Lowcountry wedding in Pawleys Island.

Asian Fusion

The Far East meets the Southeast when you give your Litchfield Beach wedding a unique spin by incorporating our Asian Fusion Dinner Buffet into your event. The multi-course meal gets started with fresh garden salad, delicious fruit salad, tropical pineapple cole slaw, and vegetable spring rolls. Continue the dining experience with scrumptious Korean BBQ and Teriyaki Chicken. Accompanying side items include citrus rice, and sauteed fresh vegetables. Give your guests a glimpse into the world of Asian Fusion when you opt for this dinner buffet.

No matter which route you take when it comes to your wedding menu, the catering services at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort are standing by to make your event as unique, charming, and unforgettable as possible! Contact our event manager today to begin planning your wedding in Litchfield!
 

Packing Tips From the Pros

Packing

Packing Tips From the Pros

Everyone loves taking a vacation to Pawleys Island. After all, with as hard as we all work in our everyday lives, everyone deserves to take a relaxing trip to this lowcountry paradise! But packing up all your belongings for your getaway can be a drag. You show up in your condo, unzip your suitcase only to find all your beach clothes are wrinkled beyond comprehension. Or, even worse, you forget an essential and now have to spend valuable vacation time shopping for things you already own.

Here are some great tips to ensure that packing for your trip is a breeze and that your Pawleys Island vacation doesn’t hit any snags when you arrive.

Packing

Make a List, Check it Twice

Lists aren’t just for grocery shopping or finding out who’s naughty and nice. The first thing you should do before throwing a bunch of stuff in your luggage is make a list. Having your essentials down on paper and physically checking them off as you go is the foolproof way to make sure the first stop on your Pawleys Island vacation isn’t at Target or Walmart. And once you finish packing, give your list one last review to make sure you’ve got it all.

Know the Limits for Your Carry-on

The last thing anyone wants when they’re checking in for a flight is to find out that their carry-on is too large and must be checked. Limits on bag or suitcase dimensions are easily found on the websites of your airline and ensuring that your luggage isn’t oversize will eliminate the potential of extra luggage fees.

Ditch the Fold, Roll with the Changes

If you’re still folding your clothes when packing, be prepared to get to know your condo’s iron as you spend your trip fighting creases embedded into all your outfits. The way to go is rolling your clothes which results in less wrinkling. To step it up a notch and create more space in your suitcase or duffel bag, try enclosing your clothes in vacuum-sealed bags! This can greatly increase the amount of clothes you can fit in your bags which is a huge advantage if you’re traveling by plane.

Keep Things Fresh

Even if your clothes are recently washed, being packed into an enclosed small space for an extended amount of time can result in some not-so-great smelling shirts and pants. To alleviate this, try inserting a small bag of potpourri or a few dryer sheets between outfits to keep your clothes smelling like they just came out of the laundry!

Bag up those Bottles

Travel-size bottles for toiletries like shampoo, conditioner and lotion are very convenient–until something mashes them in the wrong way and suddenly your clothes are covered in Pantene. By bagging up those bottles in Ziplock-type freezer bags (heavier duty equals safer) you’ll make sure that an accident only results in an extra purchase rather than a day of laundry. For even greater security, use plastic wrap to seal the openings on your travel bottles then screw the lids shut.

Leave Room for Souvenirs

Pawleys Island has tons of great local shopping venues and you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir to remember your trip. And beyond Pawleys Island, the rest of the Myrtle Beach area offers tons of great shopping venues. Make sure you have room to bring these back with you, especially if you’re flying!

With these great packing tips, your Pawleys Island vacation is sure to get off to a fantastic start! If you haven’t planned your spring or summer trip to Pawleys Island, our amazing booking deals will ensure you get first-class accommodations at unbeatable rates. From modern two or three bedroom condos at True Blue Resort to deluxe oceanfront Pawleys Island beach houses at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, you’re sure to find the perfect accommodations with the Litchfield Company!
 

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!

Top 4 Reasons To Join The Litchfield Company Rental Program

Drone of Litchfield Beach

Top 4 Reasons To Join The Litchfield Company Rental Program

If you’re fortunate enough to own a vacation condo or beach house in Pawleys Island, you’re in possession of some of the most relaxing square footage available along the entire east coast! But unfortunately, sometimes you have to say goodbye and leave your beloved property behind when you return home.

Instead of leaving your property unused, why not turn it into a source of passive income? The Litchfield Company has over 40 years experience in rental property management of beach houses and condos in Pawleys Island and has earned the trust of hundreds of satisfied partner owners.

So what can The Litchfield Company offer to you and your property? Here are the top four reasons to allow The Litchfield Company to represent your Pawleys Island condo or beach house.

Drone of Litchfield Beach

1.) Marketing

The Litchfield Company strives to market your Pawleys Island condo or beach house and place it front and center among vacation properties, catching the eyes of thousands of potential travelers. Our state-of-the-art website features real-time booking, gorgeous high-resolution photography, social media integration and a clean design optimized for smartphones and tablets. We also utilize partnerships with the leading booking websites like Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Booking.com to ensure the maximum amount of reservations and revenue for your property.

2.) Accounting

When you utilize your Pawleys Island beach house or condo as a source of income, you expect detailed reporting and timely statements. Our meticulous accounting department will deliver just that, with convenient direct deposit service for your monthly income checks, yearly 1099 documentation and market-conscious pricing to ensure that your condo or beach house is rented for a competitive and profitable rate.

3.) Housekeeping

The Litchfield Company places the care and well-being of your Pawleys Island condo or beach house as a top priority. Our diligent housekeepers are company employees, not contracted workers, and ensure that each guest to enter your property is greeted with clean and tidy accommodations. In addition to preparing your property for upcoming guests, our housekeepers also perform seasonal inventories of your condo to determine that all your unit’s items are accounted for. And to make sure the busy travel season doesn’t take a toll on your property, we perform seasonal deep cleanings and carpet cleanings to keep your condo or beach house in immaculate condition.

4.) Maintenance

If something goes wrong at your Pawleys Island beach house or condo, you may not be able to drop everything to make a trip down to fix it. That’s where our maintenance team comes in! Our dedicated maintenance personnel are well-trained in general repair in fields like plumbing, electrical work, carpentry and painting. If you’re looking to upgrade appliances, flooring or plumbing fixtures our team members are able to coordinate delivery and installation of these items. We provide 24/7 response for emergency issues like leaks or entry problems. In addition, our maintenance staff will assist in routine tasks like HVAC tests, dryer vent cleaning and filter changes to follow HOA regulations.

With such a robust rental management program, it’s no reason why so many property owners in Pawleys Island have turned to The Litchfield Company to represent their vacation rental. If you’re interested in maximizing the earning potential of your Pawleys Island vacation property, call or email us today to learn how valuable your property can be. After all, you’ve worked hard for your Pawleys Island vacation property. Let it work for you by teaming up with the rental program at The Litchfield Company!
 

Welcome to Coastal Dish: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Updates On-Site Restaurant

Exterior of Coastal Dish Restaurant

Welcome to Coastal Dish: Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort Updates On-Site Restaurant

One of the best parts of spending your vacation in the convenience of a beach resort is that you don’t even have to leave the premises to experience a complete and fulfilling getaway. From playing and lounging on the sand at the beach to exercising in the on-site workout facilities to renting bikes and enjoying swimming pools and more, vacation is just easier at a resort! Taking this convenience one step further, Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort also has on-site food and beverage options, including Starbucks, The Deck Tiki Bar, and our newly-renovated restaurant, Coastal Dish Lowcountry Dining.

Exterior of Coastal Dish Restaurant

Coastal Dish can be found in the same place as our previous restaurant, Webster’s, and has undergone construction and design updates, as well as a reboot of the dinner menu. With a focus on family-friendly atmosphere and Lowcountry cuisine, you’ll find a wide variety of culinary options. Choose from appetizers like Coastal Nachos topped with BBQ chicken and the works, Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Jalopenos, and unique starters like Chicken Fried Bacon with Pepper Gravy or Hushpuppied Shrimp with Comeback Sauce. Entrees are impressive as well and feature a range of seafood options like Fried Flounder and Shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, Swordfish, and more. Food selections from the land include slow braised Lamb Ribs, Lowcountry BBQ, and Chicken Alfredo among other favorites. Choose accompanying sides that include macaroni and cheese, french fries, creamed spinach, lima beans, rive and gravy, cole slaw, and more!

If you’re looking for something lighter, Coastal Dish offers a variety of salad and sandwich options. From the Blackened Chicken Cobb to the Coastal Caesar, there’s an option for all salad lovers. Likewise, diners will find a wide range of sandwiches, including our Lowcountry Crab Cake Sandwich, Coastal Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Shrimp Po’ Boy, and much more!

If you’re looking to grab something quick and return to your condo, be sure to browse our delicious pizza menu, where you can order a customized pie made with our delicious house-made red sauce.

Close up on a pepperoni pizza

In addition to our new, exciting dinner menu, Coastal Dish will continue to serve breakfast daily, with a full buffet spread, including morning meal favorites like omelets, grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, fresh fruit, pastries, juice, and coffee. Breakfast hours are from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sundays, so stop by for a quick fill-up before heading for an amazing Pawleys Island beach day!

Stay tuned for future updates on special menu offerings and holiday events. Remember to experience the deliciousness of Lowcountry cuisine at Coastal Dish during your next vacation experience at Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

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!