Sea View Inn

414 Myrtle Ave , Pawleys Island, SC 29585 USA (Show map)


Simple, unspoiled, and uncrowded.... A "barefoot paradise" awaits you at South Carolina's Sea View Inn, nestled on Pawleys Island, where you can walk on the the beach, cast a crabbing line into the marsh creek, 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 for 70 years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island became a retreat for wealthy rice planters to escape the heat of summer. Today, innkeepers Sassy and Brian Henry, continue the tradition of offering a comfortable and casual hideaway, full of charm and hospitality, steeped in tradition and history.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

perfect getaway

5 on March 31, 2011

Go back in time. No tv or radio noise to distract you from a wonderful vacation at the beach. I love seeing the same people every year, both the ones working there and the ones visiting. I so look forward to going there every year. The food is home cooking at it's finest. I highly recommend the Sea View Inn to everyone.

The perfect retreat

4.6 on October 01, 2010

I look forward to every time I can get to Sea View Inn. It's not full of noise and TV and chic fashions. It's not corporate or trendy. It is not luxury in the sense of the finest luxury hotels. But it is the luxury of time and simplicity and authenticity. It is screen doors creaking open and shut. It is spending an afternoon with a good book looking at the ocean and rocking on the porch. It is fabulous food in a down-home setting. It is an evening of cards or jigsaw puzzles or borrowing a book from the library. It is friendly folks just chatting, or being silent if they like. It is ocean and sand and a fireplace if the evening gets a bit of a chill. It is like vacations like they used to be - real people spending time together. I can't wait to get back.

Wouldnt probably stay again

3.2 on March 31, 2010

The Sea View is a very quaint and homey establishment. It is very clean and the views are great. The only drawback was the rooms have no private showers. There are two common showers and one had no hot water. also the room had no provision for grounded electrical appliances like razor or hair dryer.

complete relaxation

5 on May 18, 2009

Our whole family looks forward to the casual comfort of a barefoot summer stay. The friendliness of staff and guests makes us look forward to the first week in August every year.

Sea View is just right!!!

5 on May 03, 2009

Going to Sea View is like going home. My heart starts fluttering as I cross the causeway and I wonder who is already there. I love seeing my friends who come each year the same week. My stomach growls as I begin the climb up the stairs and think of the cold buffet set out in the dining room. Tom is probably sitting on his steps so I stop to visit a minute. Opening the screen door I pause a minute, check to say hi to the Krafts and Frances in the dining room and head to the front porch to hear the surf and watch the sea from the wide porch full of comfy rocking chairs. Help is there to carry my bags upstairs to my very own room. The curtains are billowing from the afternoon ocean breeze. After putting clothes away I head back downstairs to see who else is here. With a glass of cold ice water or tea I rock for a while on the porch. Then relaxed and cool I go to my room for my first afternoon nap. Later, at a perfect meal at my very own table I listen to the chatter of other guests excited about another perfect week in our paradise. The delicious food, comfortable rooms, friendly, helpful staff, new and old friends along with the ocean, the beach, the porch, and sea breeze make the Sea View Inn vacation JUST RIGHT. Ms Chic

Simple and awesome

4.6 on March 06, 2008

Dont think. Book a weekend. Take your wife and fall in love all over again.

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean Side

You may see the ocean from these rooms, but not directly. Each of these rooms share in the "cross breeze" and provide plenty of ocean sounds. Rooms 1 - 4 face due North. Rooms 11 and 12 face due South. Each ocean view room has 1/2 bath (sink and commode) and ceiling fan. In addition, each room has 1 full size bed and 1 twin bed. Rooms 1 and 12 are corner rooms and have elevated views of the ocean marsh

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200 - $225

Ocean Front

Ocean Front rooms face due east toward the Atlantic Ocean. Breathtaking views and sounds of the ocean. Excellent cross breezes with screened windows and louvred entrance doors. Rooms 5 - 10 are upstairs and Rooms 14, 15 are downstairs. Room 5 is on the northeast corner and Room 10 is on the southeast corner. Each ocean front room has 1/2 bath (sink and commode) and ceiling fan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $250 - $275


All cottage rooms are centrally heated and cooled. All rooms (with the exception of Room "D") have views of the ocean marsh. Rooms A & B share a common porch and outdoor shower. These rooms also have 2 double beds and a 1/2 bath. Room C & D are adjoined and share a full, inside bath. Room C has a double bed and kitchenette. Room D has one single bed. Rooms E & F share a common porch and outdoor shower. Each room has a double bed and 1/2 bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $190 - $225

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Location Type

Georgetown County, Pawleys Island, Island, Oceanview


Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR-Myrtle Beach Jetport) 24 miles

Directions to property:

From Myrtle Beach: 25 miles south on Hwy 17 - Turn left onto North Causeway at the light at the BP(BP 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 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.

Area Attractions

Hammock Shops, Hobcaw Barony, Historic Georgetown, Brookgreen Gardens

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

, massage, family portraits

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Fridge, Library

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Shell Hunting, Crabbing, Rocking Chair with a good book!, Swimming in the Ocean

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  • Check In:: 12:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 3 need diligent parent supervision
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: From Memorial Day to Labor Day: wkly stays req'd (Sat-Sat); else, 2 night min
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $250.00 per person for a week's stay. $150.00 per person for less than a week.
  • Cancellations: A refund will be given if the cancellation occurs 28 days before the arrival date. Additionally, if we are able to book your room after a cancellation within 28 days of your arrival date, we will refund you deposit.
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Brian and Sassy Henry

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Fishing, Crabbing, Golfing, Gardening, Cooking

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  • Time Served: 8:30am (one serving)
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Crab Divine, Fried Chicken, and Seafood Pie
Low Country Cuisine is characterized by the use of an abundance of seafood and rice that are staples of the natives of the tidal plane. The influences of the Gullah and local adaptations flavor low country cooking and give the dishes some of their colorful names. We are proud of our staff and know you will enjoy their brand of low-country cookin’!

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