Destination guide

Rejuvenate in Pawleys Island vacation home rentals

Keep this one to yourself, okay? Pawleys Island is so laid-back that it makes koala bears and sloths look stressed. Not just that, it's seriously good-looking to boot, with a good number of grand 19th-century homes. A Pawleys Island vacation rental is about lazing on the beach, wildlife watching in the wetlands and oceanfront nature parks, and kicking back with a cold one on the porch. Oh, and you'll want to get to grips with the seafood too, whether that involves catching it yourself, or ordering it up at one of Pawleys Island's excellent eateries.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Pawleys Island vacation rentals

The big attraction round here is Brookgreen Gardens, and with its 9,000-acre site, it's a place that likes to check a lot of boxes. Brookgreen offers up a sculpture park, a zoo, and a wildlife preserve, and it also contains miles of hiking trails. Part of the joy of a Pawleys Island vacation rental is its undeveloped nature, but if you fancy a bit of a contrast, the famous resort of Myrtle Beach is just a 45-minute drive away. This vacationers' mecca includes amusements, water parks, entertainment, and plenty of nightlife.

Activities

What to do near Pawleys Island vacation homes

Many Pawleys Island vacation rentals have boat docks and fishing piers, and it would seem a shame not to make the most of them. Even if you don't have your own, there are plenty of local companies offering fishing charters and dolphin-watching cruises, so you've no excuse not to get out on the water. And don't forget to pack your clubs and spiked shoes, because Pawleys Island and the larger Grand Strand area are covered in golf clubs. For many folks, though, Pawleys Island is all about those gorgeous unspoiled beaches and state parks.

Day trips

Best excursions near Pawleys Island vacation rentals

The vacation rentals in Pawleys Island are close to many of the top attractions in Surfside Beach. Wild Water & Wheels, a high-energy water park with slides, pools, and a go-kart track, and Fun Warehouse, an indoor amusement center with a roller rink, laser tag, and an arcade, are 2 highlights. You could also explore the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, a waterfront boardwalk along an estuary with entertainment venues, and the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, a visual-arts museum with a collection of Southern works.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Pawleys Island vacation homes

Would you like a side serving of subtropical climate to go with your beach vacation? If so, Pawleys Island is for you. You're looking at hot, humid summers and mild winters. It can be rainy all year round, but summer's when this part of the coast tends to see the most rain, in the form of short, sharp thunderstorms. Got to keep those wetlands wet, after all. Winters in Pawleys Island are very gentle, but somehow the crowds of snowbirds who flock south at the first sign of snowflakes in the air haven't discovered this place yet. Let's keep it to ourselves, shall we?

Natural features

They called it the Grand Strand, and they weren't joking

Pawleys Island is the name of both the town and the little barrier island it sits on. It's down at the southern end of the famous Grand Strand—a 60-mile stretch of beach reaching down the east coast. Pawleys Island is well-known for its wetlands, rivers, and state parks down by the ocean. There's wildlife galore, especially if you take a boat and check out the marine life. And if you're in the market for gators, then you might just be in luck. There are plenty of them down here, and you might even see some sunning themselves on the golf course.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pawleys Island

Fly into Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR), the closest airport, located 20.7 mi (33.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into North Myrtle Beach, SC (CRE-Grand Strand), which is 34.7 mi (55.9 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's attractions near Pawleys Island vacation homes

Pawleys Island is a serene area with romantic attractions for couples. Vacation homes are available near places like the Cheryl Newby Gallery, a charming art gallery with masterpieces from local artists, and Gray Man Gallery, an art gallery with quirky pieces from established and upcoming artists. You'll also like Pawleys Inlet, a landmark inlet with white-sand beaches, boating, and recreation opportunities.

Can I find a vacation rental around Pawleys Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,893 vacation rentals near Pawleys Island. From 1,455 Houses to 1,201 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pawleys Island are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pawleys Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pawleys Island:

  • Debordieu Colony: 99 vacation rentals
  • Long Bay Estates: 19 vacation rentals
  • Gulfstream Cottages: 587 vacation rentals
  • Inlet Harbour: 32 vacation rentals
  • Golden Mile: 654 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pawleys Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pawleys Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Caledonia Golf and Fish Club: 2,963 vacation rentals
  • True Blue Plantation: 2,980 vacation rentals
  • Litchfield Country Club: 3,873 vacation rentals
  • The Founders Club: 2,945 vacation rentals
  • Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade: 5,610 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pawleys Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Pawleys Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,455 Houses in Pawleys Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pawleys Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,201 rentals available
  • Cottages: 65 rentals available
  • Villas: 63 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pawleys Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,212 vacation rentals with pool available in Pawleys Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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