Welcome to Only Pawleys, the official tourism website for the Town of Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Considered the “Original Beach Vacation” for a history dating back to the 1700s, Pawleys Island continues to welcome visitors from all over the world to a region known as South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.
Whether you are a first-time visitor or a longtime fan of our tiny barrier island on the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, this page is designed to provide information on accommodations, things to do, places nearby to dine and shop and any necessary details about visiting our four miles of pristine beach.
Pawleys Island is often cited as one of the best in South Carolina – and has even garnered national and international accolades. This is what Southern Living had to say about Pawleys in 2021: “This South Carolina coastal town is known for its hand-woven hammocks, upon which we’d like to hang a while, but it makes sure to keep you interested with pristine beaches, surf-worthy waves, great seafood, Lowcountry marshland, and an easygoing attitude (hence, its affinity for hammocks). The lack of commercialism is something that draws people to the quiet town, especially considering it can be found between bustling neighbors, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.” And, in 2021, readers of Garden & Gun overwhelmingly declared Pawleys a “Favorite Southern Beach Town.”
These accolades simply confirm what we’ve always known: Pawleys Island is a serene getaway that will draw visitors back again and again as Only Pawleys can.
Come stop by our Visitor Center at 28 Wall St, Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.