Out and About - Pawleys Island
Come out and Explore Pawleys Island. Check out shopping at the Hammock Shops, Learn how to make a hammock and then dine at Bistro 217. There is so much to explore, make sure to add Pawleys Island to your next Myrtle Beach vacation.
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• Restaurant – 217 Bistro
• Shopping – The Hammock Shops
• Attraction – The Hammock Man
Located 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach is the charming town of Pawley’s Island that has a carefree, laid-back life style with a beautiful stretch of unspoiled wide beaches and sand dunes. Pawley’s Island is rich in history, great food and unique southern shopping.
With over 75 restaurants in Pawley’s Island, it is hard to only feature one. But, if we must, head to the heart of Pawley’s to the chic and intimate, Bistro 217 Restaurant and Bar. As you enter you are greeted by the courtyard, where wrought iron tables are ringed by painted brick, surrounded by plants and diffused natural like providing a Zen-like environment.
The inside has a bar that is the centerpiece, but offering many booths, nooks and private dining. The menu and food is spectacular. The Chef offers his culinary talents with wide-ranging influences. His style of cuisine is described as Southern and Pacific Rim by some and delicious by all. They offer nightly specials and combine them with the best wine pairings along with freshly made mixed drinks.
Ready to shop? Make sure to visit the Hammock Shops. There are over 20 charming and specialty shops sprinkled throughout a unique natural setting with immense live oaks that shade the footpaths that lead you around the shops and restaurants on the 8.5 acres. It is an amazing place to visit and shop and the beauty will keep you there for hours and coming back every year.
There are a variety of specialty shops that cater to array of shoppers. You will find that unique gift for someone special or something you couldn’t’ get anywhere else for your own home.
This village of shops boasts the rich history of the Pawley’s Island heritage and charm of the Carolina low country and has been attracting tourists since 1938. Make sure to experience this local treasure, Hammock Shops Village.
If you love to lounge in the sun as the breezes keep you cool and comfortable to the swaying motion of the wind, but you don’t have the hammock to do it in, then look no further, come to the Hammock Weavers Pavillion and not only purchase a hammock, but watch the demonstration of weaving the hammock daily by hammock master Marvin Grant.
While you are at the Hammock Shops, take a peek in his workroom and you will find walls covered with letters from satisfied customers along with hundreds of thank you notes from children who have come into the shop to see him at work.
Marvin will take children right behind the counter and teach them how to braid bracelets, make sea shell holders and then of course the beginnings of a hammock.
You can see the pride he takes in every hammock he makes. They are comfortable and a must buy when you are visiting the area.
So, make sure when you are Out and About to explore the culture, lifestyle, food and shopping offered in Pawley’s Island.