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21 Best and Fun Things To Do In Pawleys Island, South Carolina

This small and quaint island is separated from the mainland by an exquisite salt marsh, which visitors from all over the world reach by two short causeways as they feel their blood pressure go down and their minds release all tension.

Pawleys Island has a beautiful beach and top-quality surf. There are ten excellent golf courses within five miles of the island, as well as a large sports complex and a well-equipped tennis center for all those who enjoy the sun on their skins and the wind through their hair. Fishing activities are abundant both in the surf and from the marsh bridges. You can enjoy crabbing, sculling, biking, and canoeing on Pawleys Beach before returning to one of the lovely small-town cottages on the island.

Ideal for a reviving and enchanting holiday experience, Pawleys Island offers many well-preserved natural scenes and historical landmarks. View our list of the best attractions on Pawleys Island, and ensure a visit you’ll never forget.

The 21 Most Popular Things To Do In Pawleys Island, South Carolina

21. Midway Inlet

5.0 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

20. Debidue Island

4.0 ★★★★☆ (4 reviews)


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19. Magnolia Beach

4.8 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

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18. Island Art Gallery

4.8 ★★★★★ (8 reviews)


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Location: 10744 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 314 0298

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17. Gray Man Gallery

4.8 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)

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Location: 10729 A Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 2578

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16. Pawleys Inlet

4.9 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)

15. Captain’s Quarters Building C – Litchfield By The Sea

5.0 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)

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14. Pawleys Island Chapel

4.8 ★★★★★ (60 reviews)

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Location: 391 Myrtle Ave Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 2000

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13. DeBordieu Beach Club

4.7 ★★★★★ (63 reviews)


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Location: 275 Debordieu Blvd Georgetown SC

12. Pawleys Island Nature Park

4.5 ★★★★★ (90 reviews)


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11. Broken Groin

4.8 ★★★★★ (107 reviews)


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10. All Saints Church

4.8 ★★★★★ (125 reviews)


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Location: 3560 Kings River Road Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 4223

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9. Cheryl Newby Gallery

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)


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Location: 11096 Ocean Hwy # 4 Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 979 0149

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8. Pawleys Island

5.0 ★★★★★ (7 reviews)

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7. Pawleys Island Beach Service

4.1 ★★★★☆ (31 reviews)

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Location: 10570 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 4666

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6. Willbrook Plantation

4.5 ★★★★★ (198 reviews)

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Location: 426 Tidewater Cir Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 4900

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5. Founders Club at Pawleys Island

4.1 ★★★★☆ (231 reviews)


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Location: 7829 Ocean Hwy Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 2299

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4. River Club

4.4 ★★★★☆ (277 reviews)

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Location: 1 Club Cir Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 8755

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3. Heritage Golf Club

4.5 ★★★★★ (400 reviews)

Location: 478 Heritage Dr Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 3424

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2. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

4.5 ★★★★★ (621 reviews)

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Location: 369 Caledonia Dr Pawleys Island SC

Tel:  843 237 3675

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1. Brookgreen Gardens

4.8 ★★★★★ (4,595 reviews)

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Location: 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr Murrells Inlet SC

Tel:  843 235 6000

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Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Pawleys Island, South Carolina! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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