Pawleys Island is a quaint beach community in Georgetown County with miles of pristine and uncrowded beaches, Pawleys Island is a great location for family beach vacations. TripAdvisor has named Pawleys Island one of the top affordable vacation spots. Most visitors come to Pawleys to escape from the circus atmosphere of typical beach towns. You won't see any tacky tee shirt shops, go kart tracks, and the usual tourist trap type businesses. That's why people love Pawleys.