You’ll Absolutely Love A Day Trip To This Charming Village In South Carolina

If not for a fateful decision in the mid-1930s, this charming little village along South Carolina’s Coastal Highway 17 might not exist.

Few people know the original U.S. Highway 17 that runs along South Carolina’s coast actually passed through Florence and Marion, South Carolina – according to the Wikipedia listing. The highway was developed in the middle 1920s, but in 1935 the decision was made to re-route Highway 17 to run through Myrtle Beach and Georgetown. The extra traffic may have been the boost this small village needed.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you been to the Hammock Shops Village in Pawleys Island? We’d love to hear about your experiences in our comments!

While you’re in Pawleys Island you could also plan a visit to South Carolina’s #1 Outdoor Attraction. It’s in nearby Murrell’s Inlet.