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By Patricia Blackstock
The Pawleys Island Hammock Shops are located in pawleys 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 south to Pawleys Island. Just one look, and these beautifully designed shops will draw you inside to offer unique and uncommon shopping.
A few years before we 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 where Pawleys Island was located, so you can imagine my surprise upon discovering that the birthplace of my hammock was not far from my new home!
I have been told that the idea for the original hammock came from Joshua John Ward, 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 that would serve this purpose. The result was a hammock so strong and comfortable that its handsome design has endured for well over a century.
I have no affiliation with the Hammock Shops nor am I connected with any business located there. I just love the shopping experience and the atmosphere.
The hammocks are sold today at the Hammock shops. You can view a demonstration of hammocks as they are being made.
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