by Kevin Gunn
The Coastal Insider is excited to welcome the Pawleys Island section to our ever-growing community publication. We look forward to providing the residents and visitors of this area with relevant information about the events and activities happening in their community.
The locale is quietly tucked away on the Southern part of the Grand Strand, roughly thirty minutes south of Myrtle Beach. Sporting pristine beaches, white sand dunes, adjacent creeks for crabbing, and world class golf courses, Pawleys Island is known for its laid-back lifestyle, and upscale, unpretentious peace and calm.
The area also has a fantastic restaurant scene. Most of the restaurants and bars are locally owned, each with its own unique personality and charms.
If you’re looking for an elegant night out, Franks, and Franks Outback are two must-try spots. Looking for that classic Italian eatery? Check out the flavors at Pastaria811 which offers mouth-watering homemade sauces and bread. If you appreciate eclectic, modern fare with low-country themes, Perrone’s Restaurant & Bar is the place for you. And if it’s just a pint you desire, Quigleys is an old staple.
Pawleys is also filled with boutique shopping venues. You won’t find big box stores here, and that’s just the way Pawleys residents want it.
Take a stroll through the Hammock Shops, a shopping plaza that will make you feel like you stepped back in time. Or explore one of the many galleries that wait at every turn, showcasing the craftsmanship and style of local artists.
So next time you’re thinking about a day trip, instead of searching for places far off, why not take a short trip south to one of the Grand Strand’s hidden gems? This peaceful, unassuming town is waiting for you.