Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, SC, USA

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Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, SC, USA

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Litchfield Beach, where it's grand on the strand

Named after one of the oldest rice plantations in South Carolina, Litchfield Beach is a quaint beach town 3 miles north of Pawleys Island. Located on the Grand Strand, a daisy-chain of beach towns along South Carolina's Atlantic Coast, Litchfield ofers a more traditional beach vacation. Built around an old wooden boardwalk, and banked by wide flat sands and rolling dunes, it doesn't have the dazzling neon-lit attractions of nearby Myrtle Beach, but Litchfield Beach vacation rentals are ideal for a traditional family getaway or a romantic weekend away.

Old-school fun at South Carolina's seaside

It's all about old-fashioned fun in Litchfield Beach. Building sandcastles in the flat, buttery sands, running through soft dunes or just whiling away endless days busy doing nothing. What it lacks in fairground rides and arcades, it makes up for in serenity and spectacular ocean views. You might even spot a pod of porpoises frolicking in the surf. Book a Litchfield Beach vacation rental and you'll be within easy reach of its glorious beaches, as well as nature trails and wildlife in the neighboring Huntington Beach State Park.

Litchfield Beach is South Carolina's plantation nation

While Litchfield Beach has a quiet beach vibe, just 3 miles south of your Litchfield Beach vacation rental is Pawleys Island, a historic seaside resort. As one of South Carolina's oldest summer beach settlements, its sandy streets are lined with colorful clapboard houses, all with rustic wooden verandas, and has stacks of old-world appeal. Pawleys Island Historic District has 12 notable summer mansions, some of which date back to 1780. Follow the island's historic trail, or visit Hobcaw Barony, a former plantation which has tours and a museum.

Blissfully balmy summers in Litchfield Beach

The Grand Strand on the South Carolina coast is a popular vacation hotspot. It's worth booking Litchfield Beach vacation rentals far in advance of the busy summer season, as June through to August attracts a wealth of visitors. The coast's long balmy summers also come with a sting in the tail - hurricane season is from June to November, bringing in the odd wild storm. Spring and fall are still a comfortable 70°F. If you don't mind the odd damp day, come in winter, when the beaches and dunes are almost eerily quiet.

Welcome to nature's summer playground

Litchfield Beach is a beachfront community overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A 2-mile jog up the coast from your Litchfield Beach vacation rental is Huntington Beach State Park, one of the premier wildlife reserves on the Grand Strand. This swathe of sand and marshlands is the summer retreat of sea turtles, alligators, and shorebirds, including the great blue heron. There's also a popular Nature Center, where kids can get up close and snappy with baby alligators. Don't miss a peek into the park's Moorish-style Atalaya Castle, which has a sculpture garden open to the public.