7 Tips to Get the Most of Your Hammock Coast Vacation Before Going Back to School

Does it feel like the summer is getting away from you? You still have time to plan a beach vacation before the kids head back to school. A summer vacation provides a lifetime of memories, so make this one for the books.

Pick the Perfect Spot

The Hammock Coast stretches along South Carolina's beautiful and pristine coastline and includes Pawleys IslandLitchfield Beach, and DeBordieu. These charming coastal villages provide a wonderful respite, away from crowded vacation destinations but with beaches, fishing, golf, and more.


Book a Stress-free Stay

You don't want to worry about your vacation. One way to get peace of mind is with your South Carolina vacation rental. When you book a vacation rental, you have certain expectations. We want to exceed those by providing guests with top-notch accommodations in desirable locations with outstanding amenities. You want an experienced company with excellent customer service for a premier vacation so you can relax and enjoy your stay.


Stay Busy, But Not Too Busy

Plan activities for the kids like a dolphin tour or a day at the beach. But also make time to stay in and relax. Play board games or Skip-Bo at your rental property, cook dinner together and eat watermelon on the porch. You can't put a price on this quality time. Make it count.

Pack Light

A swimsuit and flip-flops are usually sufficient. Throw in some shorts and a T-shirt, and you're good to go. The dress code is summer casual on the Hammock Coast.

Hang out in a Hammock

A design by riverboat captain Joshua John Ward put his mark on the region with his creation, the Pawleys Island Hammock, still made and sold today. Buy one at The Original Hammock Shop or bring your own, then hang it at your vacation rental for an ideal napping spot.  

Marvel at Nature

If life is a series of tiny, everyday miracles, you've hit the Mother Lode. Our coastline is abundant with those if you take time to notice. Sit on your deck or balcony to see the sky light up with stars without the harsh streetlights of a city clouding the view. Our salt creeks are teeming with crabs, shrimp, shorebirds, and game fish. Swoop a net and discover nature up close.


Make it Convenient

Use our partner Groceries Ahead to have your pantry and refrigerator fully stocked for your vacation. Rent your beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, and bikes from VayK Gear or Vacation Gear to have them delivered to you.