Sea View Inn
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Are you looking for an oceanfront Inn? Sea View Inn is on a private beach with the ocean on one side, and a pristine salt marsh on the other. Pawleys Island is a four mile long, one house wide island that is truly a step back in time. It offers the perfect beach getaway. Nothing commercial. No filling stations, no fireworks stands, no grocery store or ships. Just beachfront houses in a single line on a narrow strip of land.
The Inn, charming and laid back, is smack in the middle of the island and is more than just a bed and breakfast. She welcomes you to three meals a day, 20 rooms, and a perfect beach.
The sea oats wave on the dunes on one side, the salt marsh beckons for crabbing on the other. White egrets stand on one leg with an eye out for their supper. Pawleys Island is located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach.
A vacation, a retreat, you bet! Sea View Inn has been welcoming guests to its tranquil setting for 60 years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island became a retreat for wealthy rice planters to escape the heat of summer.
Today, managers Sassy and Brian Henry, continue the tradition of offering a comfortable and casual hideaway, full of charm and hospitality, steeped in tradition and history.
All guest rooms at Sea View come with a private half bath, a large overhead fan, and 2 beds (1 single bed and 1 double bed). Each room enjoys cross ventilation from a central courtyard and either ocean or marsh views.
Three tiled showers are available in the main house and there are private hot water beach showers for those returning from a dip in the ocean. An adjacent cottage behind the inn has six rooms. Some rooms have a porch and all rooms have air conditioning and a fabulous view of the pristine saltwater marsh.
Sea View is known for its excellent seafood and low country cuisine. As a guest at Sea View Inn, you'll be treated to three fabulous meals each day.
Wake up to a breakfast of juice, coffee, eggs, toast, sausage or bacon, and grits. Sample pancakes, cereal, and fresh fruit. Morning coffee starts on the back porch at 7:00 am, and breakfast follows at 8:30 am.
The dinner meal is served in the early afternoon (1:15 pm), and may include fried chicken, fresh vegetables, salad, homemade biscuits, and dessert.
In the evening, at 6:15 pm, sit down to a table full of mouth watering pasta, crab divine, oyster pie, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, salads, and bread pudding.
For visiting guests (not staying at the inn), please note:
- Prices include tax; however, gratuity is not included
- 24 hour advance notice required for meal reservations - Please call us @ 843-237-4253
- Children 5 years of age or under: $5 for all meals
- Children 6-10 years of age: $8 for breakfast and $12 for dinner & supper
- Desserts and vegetables subject to change (seasonal)
Southern Sideboard will change weekly, so come often and sample what's new on the menu!
Dietary Restrictions and Alternatives
We are pleased to offer a menu that features some of the best foods typical of the Low Country. We prepare every meal with an eye toward quality and authenticity. Since we prepare 3 comprehensive meals each day for our 40+ guests, we are not able to offer a cook-to-order service. Our kitchen is not resourced to provide this degree of flexibility. However, we do recognize that some of our guests have food preferences and dietary restrictions dictated by health issues, life choices, and age (old and young). In an effort to accommodate as many of these cases as is feasible, while maintaining an efficient and consistent food service, we offer these alternative menu options:
If your child elects not to have the meals on the menu, we will offer an alternative each day. They will be limited to:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich with Chips
Hot Dogs and Chips
We ask that you let us know in advance which meals your child(ren) will need an alternative. And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.
For meals that have meat on the menu, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. We can also offer the following, based on availability, to supplement the side items:
Slices of tomato
Veggie Burger And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.
For meals that have seafood on the menu, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. We can also offer the following, based on availability, to supplement the side items:
And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.
We can offer the same alternatives as the vegetarian menu outlined above. We recommend that you bring items to supplement our offering as appropriate.
Other (e.g. Low Sodium, Peanut Allergy, Gluten Avoidance)
For meals that have excessive amounts of these ingredients, we will offer a larger quantity of the side items. And if you wish to bring additional food to supplement our offering, you certainly may.
2013 Calendar at a Glance
March 10 - 14 - Sheila Boneham's Writers' Retreat
March 26 - Opening Weekend
March 28 - April 5 - Nature Event (5 night package)
March 28 - 31 - Easter Weekend at the Beach
April 22 - 26 - "The Screen Door" Spa Escape
April 26 - May 3 - Spring Artists Workshop
May 30 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Pawleys Island Parade
July 6 - 13 - Children's 1/2 Price Week
July 27 - Aug 3 - Children's 1/2 Price Week
Sept 5 - Labor Day
Oct 10 - 13 - Girls Weekend Getaway
November 16 - 24 - Thanksgiving
November 24 - Closed for the season
Pawleys Island Information
Simple, unspoiled, and uncrowded.... A "barefoot paradise" awaits you at Sea View Inn, nestled on Pawleys Island, SC. You can walk on the the beach, cast a crabbing line into the marsh, or settle into a rocking chair with a good book.
A vacation, a retreat, you bet! Sea View Inn has been welcoming guests to its tranquil setting since 1937. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island became a retreat for wealthy rice planters to escape the heat of summer.
• South Carolina's Best Fishing Guide Service - Delta Guide Service
• Play at South Carolina's Most Awarded Golf Courses - True Blue and Caledonia
• Brookgreen Gardens
U.S. 17 between Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet, 1-800-849-1931
• Hobcaw Barony
U.S. 17, Georgetown, 843-546-4623
• Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours
705-B Front St., Georgetown, 843-477-0287
• Georgetown County Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2068, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 1-866-368-8687
• Pawleys Island Civic Association
P.O. Box 1818, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 843-237-1698
Directions From Myrtle Beach:
25 miles south on Hwy 17 - Turn left onto North Causeway at the light at the BP Gas Station (BP gas station located on the right--but you will be turning Left) in Pawleys Island. Dead-end at the beach and turn right. Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel
Directions From Charleston:
From Charleston: Hwy 17 North approx 60 miles to Georgetown. Continue through Georgetown on Hwy 17 approx 13 miles to Pawleys Island. Turn right at the light onto the South Causeway just before the Exxon Station (Hot Spot) in Pawleys Island. Dead end at the beach and turn left on Myrtle Ave. We are approx 1/4 mile on the right.
Nearest Major Airport:
Nearest major airport: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR-Myrtle Beach Jetport) 24 miles
Directions from airport:
Leave the Airport on Hwy 17. Travel approx 21 miles south on Hwy 17
Turn left at the light at the BP Gas Station in Pawleys Island.
Dead-end at the beach and turn right. Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel.
- Take I-20 toward Columbia
- Then take 178 to Orangeburg
- Once in Orangeburg, take 301 to I-26 south toward Charleston.
- Take I-526 before you get to Charleston (bypass) and then to Hwy 17 north.
- Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown to Pawleys Island.
- Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach. Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
Chapel Hill, NC
- Start with directions from I-40:
- Merge onto I-40 E toward RALEIGH . Approx 50 miles
- Merge onto I-95 S via exit number 328A toward BENSON/FAYETTEVILLE. 98.37 miles.
- Take the SC-38 exit- exit number 181- toward SC-917/LATTA/MARION. 0.19 miles.
- Turn LEFT onto SC-38 W. 7.33 miles
- Turn RIGHT onto US-501 S. 12.67 miles
- Take the ramp toward US-501-BR S. 0.60 miles
- Merge onto US-501 S. 31.90 miles
- Turn RIGHT onto SC-544. 11.58 miles
- Merge onto US-17 S toward GEORGETOWN
- You will being seeing signs saying "Pawleys Island"" and you'll pass the Pawleys Island Hammock shops on your left.
- Then turn Left at the BP station (south causeway) to Pawleys Island.
- Dead end at the beach and take a right.
- We are 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel.
Take I-77 to Columbia. When you get to Columbia, Take 378 to 261 through Wedgefield and Pinewood to Manning. Then take 521 through Greelyville and Andrews to Georgetown. Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island. Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach. Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
There are main 2 ways people from Columbia go:
- Take 378 to 261, through Wedgefield and Pinewood to Manning. Then take 521 through Greelyville and Andrews to Georgetown. Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island. Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach. Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
- I prefer to go 378 to 527 through Sardinia to Kingstree and on to Andrews. (You are on 41 for a short hop from 527 to Andrews.) In Andrews, pick up 521. The reason I prefer this one is because you stay on the Sumter Highway (378) longer and I feel the 4 lane road is safer than the 2 lane ones.
When you get more ambitious, we can talk about the BBQ places in Kingstree and Manning for the folks who won't make it in time for lunch!
- Take I-85 south towards Columbia.
- Take Hwy 378 towards Sumter.
- Take Hwy 261 to Pinewood/Paxville.
- In Manning, Hwy 261 turns into Hwy 521.
- Follow 521 through Greelyville, Salters and Andrews to Hwy 17/521 to Georgetown.
- Follow Hwy 17 north through Georgetown, to Pawleys Island.
- Take a right at the Exxon Hot Spot and you'll dead end at the beach.
- Turn left and Sea View Inn will be on your right.
- It normally takes us 4 to 4 1/2 hours.
- I-40 E Knoxville to Asheville
- I-26 S Asheville to Columbia
- In Columbia take I-77 N to Rt. #76, #378
- Follow #76, #378 E to Sumter
- In Sumpter, take Rt.# 521 S to Georgetown
- In Georgetown, take Rt. #17 N to Pawley's Island
We have no better sense than to take the back roads to Pawleys because it breaks up the monotony of I-95. So, I'll tell you our way and a saner way in addition.
The Fun way from the Holy City of Richmond is: I-95 South to Four Oaks, NC. Take Route. 701 thru Clinton, Elizabethtown, Whiteville, Tabor City to Conway. At Conway, take the road to Socasstee over to Route 17 to Pawleys Island. Turn left at the light at the BP Gas Station in Pawleys Island. Dead-end at the beach and turn right. Sea View Inn is 4 light poles past the Pawleys Island Chapel.
A sane person would do I-95 all the way to the cutover near Florence, then Conway, and then Georgetown via Route. 17. At Georgetown, you would head back up to Pawleys on Hwy 17.
I just follow #17 South. I do take the new road that by-passes Myrtle Bch, Hwy 31, then I get back on #17. I think it is the way that they tell you on the internet, because I printed it up for a friend going down to check it out over the weekend. That by-pass cuts off about 15-20 minutes of my trip!