Hotel at a Glance: The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn
Pawleys Island, located just 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach, is famed as a South Carolina vacation destination for its sloping sand dunes, rope hammocks, and palmettos. A wooden boardwalk connects the Oceanfront Litchfield Inn to the Atlantic, just steps away.
- Start the morning with a complimentary continental breakfast.
- Go for a swim in two outdoor pools. You can also grab lunch or dinner at the casual Austin’s Cabana Cafe and Beach Bar.
- Oceanfront tower rooms have private balconies overlooking the Atlantic.
- Oceanfront dunes rooms come with private, screened-in porches facing the sea.
- Dinner with a view: At Austin’s Ocean One restaurant, executive chef Bill Austin crafts seafood entrees such as ginger-crusted mahi-mahi, as well as hand-cut steaks.
Pawleys Island, South Carolina: Laid-Back Beach Town with Antebellum Architecture
Located about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach, tiny Pawleys Island charms visitors with its laid-back vibe and rich history. The historic district has a number of rustic beach cottages that date back to the late 1700s, when the barrier island was inhabited by wealthy rice-plantation owners.
One of these estates is now home to the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Named one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest in 2008, the grounds are dotted with centuries-old live oaks and feature an antebellum-style clubhouse. The island’s year-round temperate climate makes golfing a popular pastime no matter when you visit.
At the Hammock Shops Village, you can check out an Audubon store, a candle maker’s shop, and more than 20 other specialty boutiques and restaurants. Built in 1938, the village is surrounded by gardens teeming with moss-draped oaks and azaleas. And, true to its name, the Hammock Shops Village provides hammocks and rockers for pausing and slipping into siestas.