25-miles south of Myrtle Beach and 70-miles north of Charleston, this sleepy village is a hidden coastal gem. Named for George Pawley, who owned the island during Colonial times, Pawleys Island has managed to remain a breezy refuge, close by, but not part of, the major tourist areas.
The tiny retreat is committed to remaining true to its architectural heritage and to swimming against the tide of growth and development. Palm trees, historic Cypress-sided cabins, rope hammocks, and unspoiled beauty – Pawleys offers a quaint charm larger touristy beaches eschew. In fact, Pawleys Island proudly boasts the description so fittingly given to it, 'arrogantly shabby.'