No matter how many years (more than 30 now), we’ve walked the beach at the South End of Pawleys Island, we never tire of the early morning spectacular. Pawleys is our place. Our home away from home. Where for one week, we kick back, walk barefooted along the shore, reflect on the past year, and plan for the next one.
According to a sign near the causeway, Pawleys Island is the oldest seaside resort in America. With a few remaining homes built in the late 1700s, this little town about 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach has the feel of an old beachy place with a laid-back attitude. It’s just the way it was and still is, and that’s how we like it.
Walking the beach in early morning has become a ritual. And no two mornings are alike. Today, the sun’s peeking through clouds. A few people pick up shells washed ashore in the night. Others sip coffee and watch the day unfold.
It’s just Pawleys at its best, and we count our blessings each year — the last week in July — that we can still head to our rental house and leave our cares behind.
Good morning, Pawleys Island!