Litchfield-by-the-Sea (LBTS) a unique beach side community in the heart of the South Carolina Low Country is located south of Myrtle Beach, north of historic Georgetown.
Our special community offers homeowners, visitors and vacationers a unique life style built around beach activities, tennis, golf, a private water park, walking, fishing, crabbing as well as biking and hiking paths which extend for miles through some of the loveliest marshlands. We are just three miles away from Brookgreen Gardens, the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the world.
LBTS is a magnificent community balancing progress, careful planning and bountiful natural resources.
Sea turtles nest in protected areas where conscientious neighbors quietly watch over their protected nesting locations. Watching the moon rise over the ocean from the huge community deck is a popular evening activity. The beach stretches for eight miles making a paradise for bathers, walkers and runners.
During the summer months there's no better place to relax than on our beach with a good book or just to soak up the magnificent Carolina sunshine. The area offers an abundance of things to do. We have it all; whether it is classes at nearby Coastal Carolina University, tours at our large wildlife sanctuaries at Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony and Huntington State Park, or photographing the natural beauty that is all around you.
Myrtle Beach, one of the country's top tourist destinations, is only a twenty minute drive away. You will find a wide variety of excellent attractions to keep everyone happy including some the best shopping you will ever find including two large Tanger Outlets.
At the end of a relaxing and fun filled day you can choose from a wide selection of restaurants in the Pawleys Island area offering a variety of cuisines.
The Litchfield by the Sea Board of Directors continues to monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak and the recommended actions for mitigation and prevention reported by the C.D.C. and the W.H.O. Due to recommendations by these agencies to limit or suspend large community gatherings as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of transmission, the Board decided to postpone the June 13th annual meeting. The meeting will be rescheduled when we know it is safe to do so as determined by the appropriate Federal/State and Local health agencies as well as the availability of a venue. While these actions may disappoint some property owners, we are making them in the best interest of the entire community.
5/15/2020 River Club Pool Update
As you may be aware, the Governor of South Carolina has announced that pools can be reopened effective May 18, 2020. In response to his announcement, the CDC and DHEC have put into place specific guidelines that are highly recommended for those with pools that intend to open.
After reviewing these guidelines and seeking counsel from the Association Insurance Agent, the Litchfield By The Sea (LBTS) Board of Directors has voted to keep the River Club pool closed at this time. This decision was not made lightly and was made for the safety and well-being of all owners and guests.
The Board will continue to monitor the situation and will reopen the pool as soon as it is determined to be safe and all guidelines can be followed. Please inform your guests, tenants and rental agencies that the River Club pool area will remain closed.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
Board of Directors Litchfield By The Sea Community Association, Inc.
5/7/2020 New Practices Implemented This Week
Dear Litchfield by the Sea Owner,
The following actions will be implemented at the LBTS Beach House deck and restroom building by the end of the week:
? Maintenance staff will shift to their summer schedule to monitor and empty trash cans, monitor the cleanliness of the rest rooms and replenish rest room supplies (paper goods and soap);
? A Beach House security guard will be on site Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. This guard will also monitor the hospitality supplies in the rest rooms.
? Social distancing requirements are still in place and are the responsibility of each individual to follow. The LBTS Board will continue to monitor crowds and reserves the right to close the Beach House Deck area if the crowds exceed the ability for safe social distancing practices to occur. Enforcement of social distancing requirements is the responsibility of Georgetown County Health and Safety professionals.
? One way traffic will be instituted on TWO stair cases leading to and from the beach to the deck area. Please note and follow the instructions of the posted signs.
? For the needs of handicapped individuals, LBTS cannot institute one way traffic on the handicap ramp.
? Over flow parking areas will be opened with spaces clearly marked.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation as we navigate these unique times together.
Sincerely, The Litchfield by the Sea Board of Directors