Litchfield Beach

Sandy beach
178 Sea Oats Cir, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA
68 miles from Charleston, SC
Water quality
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • RestaurantsF&B places nearby
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About this beach

Tranquil and not too much commercialized, Litchfield Beach has been popular with locals as well as tourists since its establishment. It’s the place to go if you’re looking for a quiet vacation with some fine dining and world-class golfing in a relaxed atmosphere of a small well-manicured beach town.

Imagine well-kept landscapes, live oaks, and boutique shops instead of high-rise condos and trivial fast-food establishments. And most importantly – Litchfield Beach boasts a long stretch of bicycle-friendly sandy beach that doesn’t see many crowds.

Location and Access

Located three miles north of Pawleys Island and 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, Litchfield Beach is a part of Grand Strand. North Litchfield and Litchfield-By-The-Sea are within Litchfield Beach. The town has a few public beach access areas with free entrance and plenty of space for everybody.

Shopping and Eateries

There is plenty of shopping around the area and everything you may need – like restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, pubs, grocery stores, supermarkets, golf courses, and golf shops – is close by.

Sand and Water

Litchfield Beach is renowned for its serene beaches with a laid-back atmosphere. The shore is divided into private beaches and several public beach areas. The entire coast is beautiful – soft white sand and clear blue water, quite clean and usually not too crowded. The surf is often very light – just perfect for kids to play in.

Other Activities

The beach boasts picturesque views and is good for long relaxing walks. Besides, there is a 26-mile Waccamaw Neck Bikeway for jogging, walking, and biking. If you stay in the area overnight, don’t miss the sunset!

Dog Policies

Good news for dog owners – the beach is dog-friendly. Just don’t forget to pick up after your four-legged friend.

Driving Time

  • 35 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC
  • 1 hour 30 minutes from Charleston, SC
  • 1 hour 50 minutes from Wilmington, NC

Hotels and rentals

If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:

Beaches nearby

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Beach map and directions
The beach is located in Litchfield-By-The-Sea, South Carolina 178 Sea Oats Cir, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, USA (Open on Google Maps)
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Reviewed on: July 9, 2020