I am going to begin this post by being completely biased. I LOVE summer. I love the sun rays, the never ending days, boiled peanuts- all of it. Summer will forever be my favorite season. But fall on Pawleys Island is pretty great and has a special piece of my heart also.
If you vacation on the Island in the summer, I invite you to visit in the fall as well. Pawleys Island transforms through the passage of seasons. As many visitors have packed up and returned home, the Island converts into a quiet solitude of cool nights, starry skies and bonfires on the beach.
Check out my top 5 reasons to visit the beach in the fall:
- No Traffic
While the summer traffic can cause minor delays which is frustrating at times, we all agree it is worth it once your toes are in the sand. However, that is one thing that i love about fall- no traffic! That means plenty of room to jog on the causeways, fish from the surf and peacefully stroll the beach.
2. Fall Memories
While the summer memories consist of splashin’ in the ocean and embracing warm sun on your skin, the fall vacation memories have a different feel. For the seafood lovers, it is Oyster Season! Grab a bushel at the local seafood market and enjoy a oyster roast. A favorite activity of mine is having a bonfire on the beach, s’mores and stargazing. Bonfire permits are given out at Town Hall. In my family, we play a nice, calm(yeah right) game of flag football on the beach; creating lasting memories, several bruises and in one unfortunate situation- a broken finger.
3. Save on Price, not Quality
The prices of these homes are at the lowest point in the fall. Enjoy a five star vacation rental for a fraction of the summer price. Saving money and visiting the most beautiful Island, win-win!
4. Activities in the Area
Pawleys Island has awesome fall activities! Brew at the Zoo is held at Brookgreen Gardens. Sip your way through the zoo and visit with all type of animals. Also, Annual Lip-Rippin’ Chilympics Chili Cookoff and Annual Surfriders Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest are fun fall events to attend and participate!
As the days grow shorter, the skies at both sunrise and sunset glow with the most spectacular display of colors. Vibrant pinks, fiery reds, passionate oranges and bold purples race across the sky. The light from the sun passes through much more atmosphere before reaching our sight so it comes into contact with many more molecules in the air. Our sunsets will leave you breathless.
Spend some time this fall on Pawleys Island, where memories are created no matter the season!
I’ll see you on the beach!