Safety Tips

We want to keep you safe and happy during your vacation. Please note the following tips to ensure safety:

Rip Tides

Rip currents are very dangerous. They can easily carry a strong swimmer away from the shoreline. If you are caught in a riptide, swim parallel to the shore. Do not panic, stay calm and do not fight the current. If you are unable to swim out of the current, float or calmly tread water.


Jellyfish want to be at Pawleys too! Due to certain currents and warm water temperatures, Jellyfish may frequent the area. It is easy to spot a Jellyfish due to their umbrella-like shape; however, the stings can be painful. Please note that rubbing alcohol, urine, cleaning supplies etc. on the sting are not recommended. A few suggestions to reduce the pain or stinging would be to:            

  • Rub shaving cream on the sting and use a razor to remove any remaining cells                                                                       
  • Make a paste with baking soda and water to put on the wound                                                                                             
  • Apply benadryl cream to the irritated skin                                                                                                                              
  • Pour white vinegar on the sting to help reduce the pain

Walking on the Road

While walking or jogging along the road, please go against the flow of vehicular traffic and wear bright clothing after dusk. As the roads are narrow, please walk in a single file. If riding a bicycle, please obey the same traffic regulations as vehicles. Helmets and reflective gear are encouraged.


Occasionally, there will be a high tide which falls on a full moon otherwise known as a king tide. This can cause water from the creek to go over the road. If you must drive through the water, please make sure to thoroughly wash your car. The salt in the water can be very damaging to vehicles.

Sun Strength

While we all want a good tan, please be aware of the amount of sun you are receiving. We recommend you use plenty of sunscreen and reapply throughout the day to avoid sunburn. Wearing a hat will protect your head. If you do receive too much sun, take an ibuprofen and use aloe to reduce the pain.

Recent News

Time flies when you're having fun! All of a sudden, fall is upon us. The marsh grass is starting to turn colors and the weather is getting chillier. While we miss summer, fall is a wonderful time to experience Pawleys. Traffic is slower, the days are a bit shorter and the beach is quieter. We have entered our lowest rate period, so you can find wonderful deals during this time. Continue Reading