Pawleys Island Pier — Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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This pier is one of just many jewels on Pawleys Island, located 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach along the southernmost stretch of South Carolina’s “Grand Strand.”
Although the pier is accessible only through Pawleys Pier Village, a condominium complex that greets people at the end of the north causeway, it is a great endpoint for those adventuring into the Atlantic on a stand-up paddleboard or in a kayak.
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Although the island claims to be “the oldest seaside resort in America,” there certainly aren’t any traces of resort life. Pawleys Island is home to one of the most undeveloped public beaches in the state and is known for its “arrogantly shabby” style. Life on the island is slow and relaxed, and locals work hard to keep it that way.