Total Solar Eclipse at Pawleys Island 2017

Be here at Pawleys Island for the total eclipse of the sun. Join us on the beach, Monday, August 21. for this historic event. This will be the first total solar eclipse reaching from coast to coast in the United States in 99 years! The moon will be positioned between the Earth and the Sun, and the shadow will start on the Oregon Coast and reach Pawleys Island, SC beginning shortly after 1:00PM. The sun will be completely obscured by 2:47PM and temperatures on the sun's visible surface will suddenly climb from approximately 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit to nearly 4 million degrees.The entire United States will see a partial eclipse, with the path of total solar eclipse reaching the East coast only in a certain area which is from below Charleston, at Folly Beach, and north to Pawleys Island. We expect national media coverage for this event, so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Reserve your home or condo now and watch the Eclipse at Pawleys Island. All guests checking in will receive complimentary viewing glasses!

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What time is the eclipse at Pawleys Island?

Time and Date August 21, 2017 — Great American Eclipse (Total Solar Eclipse)

Location Partial Eclipse Begins Sun Completely Obscured
Charleston, SC 1:16 pm EDT 2:46 pm EDT
Georgetown, SC 1:17 pm EDT 2:46 pm EDT
Pawleys Island, SC 1:18 pm EDT 2:47 pm EDT

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Live Stream:

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Where to view the eclipse

For Georgetown County residents and visitors, there will be plenty of options for viewing the eclipse and sharing the experience with others. Sites in the Georgetown area that have been named designated viewing areas for the eclipse include:

  • On the beach at Pawleys Island ( Observers there will see (appx.) 39s of totality)
    • The Georgetown Harborwalk, along which Front Street businesses will be open. Businesses, restaurants and museums have a limited number of eclipse glasses to distribute.( Observers there will see (appx.) 1m 46s of totality)
    • Francis Marion Park on Front Street, where Dr. Louis Rubbo, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, will be positioned to answer eclipse questions.
    • East Bay and Morgan parks. East Bay will also house a cool-ing station. A shuttle service will take residents who park in satellite lots at Georgetown High and Middle Schools, to East Bay and Francis Marion parks. The shuttle will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and also picks up at the Hampton Inn and Quality Inn.
    • Carroll A. Campbell Marine Complex, 101 Riverwalk Dr. A perfect place to park and watch the eclipse or launch a boat and watch from the river.
    • Georgetown Airport, 860 Aviation Blvd. The Georgetown Airport will host a fly-in and drive-in on Aug. 21. Pilots from other areas will be invited to fly in for the day and view the eclipse. Local residents will be invited to drive in and watch. Bring a lawn chair. Solar eclipse glasses, food and drinks will be available for sale. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free but get a ticket at
    • The Santee River. Black River Outdoors will have a Solar Eclipse Kayak Tour fundraiser to help rebuild the Huntington Beach State Park Nature Center. From noon to 3:30 p.m., par-ticipants will paddle the Santee River with experts on hand to talk about the eclipse. Everyone will have a chance to rest on a sandbar during the middle of the trip. For information, call (843) 546-4840 or visit
    • The Kaminski House and Hopsewee Plantation also have events planned, but these have been reported sold out.
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