Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island

At work or play, Pawleys Island’s arrogantly shabby attitude is unpretentious and perfect.

Anyone who has experienced the pleasures of Pawleys Island can’t deny it is a place marked by magic. Rice planters who owned riverside plantations here began utilizing Pawleys Island as a summer retreat in the early 1700s, so it’s not surprising the Island is rich in history. A surprising number of the classic old Pawleys Island Lowcountry homes the planters built have withstood the tests of time and remain tucked behind sand dunes that are bridged by timeless wooden walkways – from back door to shore.

In addition to its history, the Pawleys Island area is celebrated for a wealth of natural beauty. With the Atlantic on one side and inlets on either end, a wonderful web of marsh, tidelands and creeks edge the western side of the Island. On the mainland, there are rivers— plantation-era highways —as well as hundreds of creeks and sweeping old ricefields. The topography makes for a treasure of waterfront luxury properties each with a character all its own.

Location

Ideally located between the South’s perfect playground of Myrtle Beach and the more classic temptations of Georgetown and Charleston, Pawleys Island is said to be the nation’s oldest seaside resort.

The rice plantation owners of the nearby rivers first settled Pawleys Island in the early 1700′s. Since then, this place of leisure and tranquility has charmed its way into the hearts of anyone who seeks refuge from the demands of a hectic life. Pawleys continues to be known for its carefree, easygoing life style, which includes crabbing in the creeks, fishing the shores, an occasional rope hammock and the pristine, simple, lifestyle that stretches the breadth of our beaches and dunes. Any residence, regardless of its location in Pawleys Island, is the perfect beachside home.

Lifestyle

Whatever you choose for your new home, it’s nice to know there’s so much—historic attractions, waterways, state parks and shopping, outstanding dining and golf, golf, golf—so close at hand. All the appeals of Myrtle Beach, the heart of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, are a quick jaunt north. South, there are the historic ports of Georgetown and Charleston. And still there are simpler pleasures to be enjoyed, as well. Sunrises over the ocean. Sunsets that slide into the marsh. Fishing and crabbing and long beach walks. Paddeboards and kayaks. Naps in Pawleys Islands’ own fine hammocks.

Whether you’re seeking a full-time residence or a family vacation hideaway, there’s a perfect place in or around Pawleys. Lazy old oceanfront retreats are mixed among more modern property alternatives. Weathered creekside homes beg for lazy summer afternoons. There are golf course getaways and riverside retreats. There are condos and cottages, gated communities and all manner of waterfront alternatives.

Property Types and Prices

Whether you’re seeking a full-time residence or a family vacation hideaway, there’s a perfect place in or around Pawleys. Lazy old oceanfront retreats are mixed among more modern property alternatives. Weathered creekside homes beg for lazy summer afternoons. There are golf course getaways and riverside retreats. There are condos and cottages, gated communities and all manner of waterfront alternatives.

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