Originally inhabited by the Waccamaw and Winyah Native Americans, “Chiquola” or “Chicora” as they called the area, means “the Land”. Named after the Waccamaw and Winyah Rivers, these Indians were the first to experience all Pawleys Island land can offer. Now, steeped in history, our area has maintained these elements and protected the rich culture, making this a true outdoor-lover’s paradise. From the wildlife and nature preserves, national state parks, world class golfing, hunting, and fishing, options are unlimited to enjoy the great outdoors in all seasons. While the beautiful beaches, winding rivers, and lush marshes may have brought you here, our unique landscape and expansive culture will keep you here.
"With miles of sandy beaches, two of the states most popular state parks, and numerous recreation facilities it is no surprise that the South Carolina Grand Strand is known as an outdoor-lovers paradise."
"Visit the beauty that Brookgreen Gardens has to offer every season. Rich in history, art, and breathtaking gardens this is sure to be a hit for the entire family."
"See You in the Gardens"
"Imagine a psychedelic world of electric colors and endless flowers; majestic birds and a flutter of butterflies overhead; white tail deer, otters, and alligators in their natural habitats; sculptures as lifelike as their subjects; and traveling through hundreds of years of history in just a few steps."