Listen. Listen! What do you hear? What do you see?
Close your eyes. See yourself walking along the beach with
waves spilling onto white sand as the sun christens the dawn
of a new day. Feel the gentle ocean breeze comb your hair and
warm water caress your feet as sea gulls whisper in your ear.
You're at peace, calm and relaxed and happy.
Unforgettable isn't it. All your senses come alive. It's an
experience in paradise that consumes your soul. Awesome!
Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Pawleys Island and a
resident of Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, recalls in her
book..."You've seen gorgeous pictures of sunsets and the
marsh teeming with wildlife. But you don't know Pawleys
until you've been there and experienced its tremendous
power. It is there that the Almighty Himself would like to
engage you in conversation and redirect your soul."
Families have been vacationing at Pawleys Island for gen-
erations, and for good reason. Known as the oldest seaside
resort along the east coast, the barrier island 3.5 miles long
and .5 miles wide, accessible only by the North and South
Causeway, offers a variety of recreational activities.
Pawleys continues to be known for its carefree, "arro-
gantly shabby" laid-back lifestyle which includes crabbing in
the adjacent creeks, fishing, surfing, swimming and sun-
bathing. It's unspoiled with a wide beach, sand dunes, fish-
ing piers and public boat ramps.