Pawleys Island has been the favorite vacation place since the late 1700s because of its wide sandy beaches. It is even considered by historians as USA’s oldest destinations for tourists. The island is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and the Waccamaw River on the west. There are so many entertaining diversions Pawleys Island has to offer for its visitors. Georgetown is a historic seaport, which is just ten minutes south of Pawleys where plantations, grand old estates, and river cruises tours are available. The town of Charleston is also a worthwhile place to visit while in Pawleys Island.
Brookgreen Gardens has the world’s finest collection botanical gardens and outdoor sculpture. It is just 5 minutes drive north of Pawleys Island and has wildlife areas, native aviary, and award winning gardens. There are also films, special cultural events, performing arts programs, and lectures offered all year round. Summer is extremely busy with live performance of various musicians around the gardens. There are 13 golf courses near Pawleys Island with various challenges such as natural oak trees, cypress swamps, tidal rivers, and salt water creeks. The salt water creeks in Pawleys Island are great for crabbing, shrimping, and flounder fishing. Gulf Stream and inshore fishing excursions are also offered by charters from Georgetown and Murrells Inlet while ocean fishing piers are found in Myrtle Beach and Garden City. Tourists can also rent boats anywhere.
There are also a lot of shops located in Pawleys Island, Georgetown, and Murrells Inlet which offer gifts, antiques, and all-season clothing. Local restaurants offer regional cuisine while seafood is famous at Murrells Inlet which is considered to be South Carolina’s seafood capital. Reservations are accepted by most restaurants and casual dressing is appropriate. All these explain why Pawleys Island real estate is booming. Investors can check out the numerous properties for sale in island in order to take advantage of the influx of local and international tourists to Pawleys Island. Weather in the island is the same as Myrtle Beach weather: more than 215 sunny days with the driest months from October to November, and the wettest months from July to August.