Although considered the “off-season,” spring is one of our favorite times to visit Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach. Guests can experience the best of everything this time of year, from excellent weather to lower rental rates. Plus, there are plenty of Pawleys Island spring activities to enjoy with family and friends. Keep reading to discover our favorites and use our complimentary Travel Guide to plan your next trip!
Things to Do on Pawleys Island in the Spring
South Carolina’s mild spring weather is perfect for thawing out from the harsh winter. From March to May, the average high ranges from 67 – 82 degrees, while the average low ranges from 45 – 61 degrees. We recommend packing comfortable clothes that you can layer and a light jacket for cooler days. You’ll have ample opportunity to get outside, too. Check out some of our favorite recreational activities below.
Visit Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens is the perfect place to spend a warm spring day. Stroll through the lush botanical gardens and admire new exhibits, majestic live oaks, and blooming flowers like dogwoods, daffodils, orchids, and azaleas. Or, attend upcoming events like the Diggin’ It Spring Garden Festival in March. You’ll also want to explore the world-class sculpture garden while you’re there.
Stroll the Shoreline
If you’re looking for cheap things to do, the spring is a great time to enjoy long walks on the beach. You’ll find fewer people here during the off-season which means you can stroll, bike, or jog in peace. By April, water temperatures are often warm enough for a swim, and an afternoon of sunbathing provides a welcome dose of Vitamin D.
Watch for Wildlife
In the spring, large flocks of migratory birds can be seen all over the South Carolina Lowcountry. It’s also common to spot pods of dolphins during this time of year. Keep your eyes peeled for other native wildlife like lizards, frogs, and otters while exploring the great outdoors.
Shopping & Dining
After a few hours of recreation, head to the Hammock Shops Village and indulge in a little retail therapy. You’ll find high-end clothing boutiques, art galleries, a general store, and so much more. It’s a great place to pick up local goodies and souvenirs!
Next, swing by Local Gastropub for food and drinks in a rustic setting. This popular eatery uses locally sourced ingredients and supports charities and events within the community. The tables are socially distanced, and all servers wear masks.
For more must-try restaurants, be sure to access our free Vacation Guide.
Stay with Dunes Beach Home Rentals
This list is just the start! There are so many Pawleys Island spring activities to add to your vacation itinerary. And, no matter what time of year you plan to visit, Dunes has a vacation rental ready and waiting for you. Book one of our oceanfront homes for epic views of the Atlantic, or choose a canal-front property for easy access to the water. You can also browse by amenity, number of guests, and length of stay.
Simply search our properties to find your home away from home in Litchfield Beach. We look forward to hosting you soon!