Directions to Pawleys Island

Directions to Pawleys Island from Columbia and I-95

The most common route is taking Hwy 501 from Florence to Myrtle Beach, then south on Hwy 17 Bypass to Litchfield/Pawleys Island. Off-season, this route should serve you very well. During the summer months, however, try this only if you will be traveling during off-peak hours. Highway 501 is on the of the largest traffic bottlenecks around Myrtle Beach and it does become extremely congested on Saturdays, sometimes causing eager vacationers to wait in traffic for hours. Listed below are some alternate routes that will allow you to avoid the traffic around Conway and Myrtle Beach.

Alternate Route from Columbia, SC

From Columbia, take Hwy. 76/378 east. About seven miles east of the Wateree River, bear right on SC 261 through the small towns of Wedgefield, Pinewood, Paxville and finally Manning. In Manning, take US 521 to Georgetown. The road signs in Manning are clearly marked to Georgetown. About 15 miles out of Manning, you will be in the small town of Greeleyville (do not speed through here!). US 521 will turn to the left and continue to Andrews and into Georgetown. From Georgetown, take Hwy. 17 north to Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach.
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Alternate Route from I-95

From I-95, take exit 181 onto Rt. 38. Rt. 38 runs into Hwy. 501. Follow 501 through Conway, then take 544 through Socastee, then Hwy. 17 Bypass South to Litchfield/ Pawleys Island.

Directions from Charlotte

US74 to US52 near Wadesboro, to SC9 to SC38 to US 501 to SC 22 and US17. US74 around Monroe is often congested and can slow travel time, SC22 helps avoid the 501 congestion. Highway 17 will lead you to Pawleys Island.

Welcome to the Beach!

The Dieter Company is located at 13253 Ocean Hwy. 17 - Litchfield. We are on the west side of the highway, about 100 yards north of the traffic light at the entrance to Litchfield Beach.
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