Take a day trip to Pawleys Island

Enjoy the pristine beach, nationally acclaimed golf courses, shopping at local boutiques, and more in Pawleys Island.


If you want to stay overnight + extend your trip, check out the Kings Tide vacation rental — this is the property at sunset.

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Itching to get out of town without spending hours on the road or in an airport? At just an 1.5-hour drive, Pawleys Island is the perfect day trip destination. Here’s our one-day itinerary.


Eat breakfast + hit the road early so you can spend the first part of your day soaking up some rays at the beach. Don’t forget your beach essentials before leaving. Oh, and pack a change of clothes so that you can continue exploring the area after your time in the sand.

The Town of Pawleys Island has several public beach access areas with parking. Choose one + spend a few hours collecting shells, sunbathing, and catching some waves.

Rustic Table Pawleys Island

Rustic Table also serves brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends.

Photo via @rustictablepi


A morning at the beach will work up a healthy appetite, so head to Rustic Table for lunch. The casual yet upscale eatery offers a fresh take on Southern classics, and some of our favorite menu items include the Pawleys Island Sandwich, Steak Salad, and Blueberry Peach Sangria.

Now it’s time for a little shopping. Rustic Table is conveniently located in the Island Shops at Downtown Pawleys, so you’ll be walking distance from some can’t-miss shops like Sea Gypsy Boutique, Limeablue, Retail Therapy, The Wellness Cottage, and Driftwood Mercantile.

Bonus: If you’re in the market for a new hammock, drive to the Original Hammock Shop and explore more great businesses in The Hammock Shops Village.

If retail therapy isn’t calling your name, opt for a round of golf at a one of Pawleys’ nationally recognized golf courses.


If you left, head back to the Island Shops for dinner at Bistro 217 (brought to you by the same team behind Rustic Table and Driftwood Mercantile). Our menu recommendations? Easy — the Fried Green Tomatoes and Oysters, Hawaiian Salad, and Herb-Encrusted Grouper. If you’re in the mood for a nightcap, head to local’s favorite spot Pawleys Island Tavern.