Just north of Pawleys Island and south of Murrells Inlet along U.S. Highway 17 – also known as Ocean Highway – is the Litchfield Beach community, home to a several communities that were once rice plantations. Litchfield also features a long stretch of wide, beautiful beaches. The Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort welcomes vacationers to its beachfront and marshfront condos and homes year-round. Beyond the resort, there are myriad options for vacations rentals throughout the Litchfield community – everything from condos to spacious beachfront homes.
Litchfield Beach may not be the most famous beach in South Carolina, but Tripadvisor says it’s one of America’s very best.
In fact, in 2020, TripAdvisor named Litchfield Beach as one of the Top 10 beaches in the United States! To be precise, Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform, ranked Litchfield Beach as America’s ninth best beach. Litchfield offers travelers the Carolinas’ most stunning stretch of coastline in a quiet setting that is ideal for family vacations. With an average rating of 5 stars, Tripadvisor reviewers raved about Litchfield’s wide beaches, soft sand and privacy.
One five-star review on Tripadvisor from October 2019 said, “What a beautiful beach with a large clean area of sand. A truly lovely respite for family or friends. Not to be missed while in this area.”
The Litchfield area offers pristine beaches, aesthetic beauty, and quiet charm, with public and private clubs for tennis, as well as golfing opportunities. Other attractions include shopping, dining and a bike path that weaves through the communities. North Litchfield Beach bumps up against Huntington Beach State Park, and South Litchfield Beach stretches along the sand to peer over an inlet at world-famous Pawleys Island.
Accommodations are varied and wonderful — from private homes and condos to The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn. Wherever you choose to make your stay, one thing is for certain: a peaceful, family-friendly community will welcome you and implore you to return again and again.
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