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By Patricia Blackstock
The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops are located in Paelrys Island, S.C. just a few miles South of Myrtle Beach. If you're looking for shops and restaurants unique to the area, leave the malls behind and head to Pawleys Island. Just one look, and these beautifully-designed shops will draw you inside to offer unique shopping.
A few years before I moved here in 1997, I was already the proud owner of a Pawleys Island Hammock in Roanoke, VA...a gift from my daughter. At that time I had no idea of where Pawleys Island was located , so you can imagine my surprise upon discovering that the birthplace of my hammock was not far from our new home!
I have been told that the idea for the original hammock came from Joshua John Wood, a riverboat captain who lived in the Low Country. He thought the lumpy, grass-filled mattresses on his boat were too hot for the coastal summers, so he set about designing a soft, cool bed to serve that purpose. The result was a hammock so comfortable that its handsome design has endured for over a century.
I have no affiliation with the Hammock Shops, nore am I connected with anyone doing business there. I just love the shopping experience and the atmosphere.
The hammocks are sold today at The Hammock Shops. You can even view a demonstration of hammocks as they are being made.
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