South Carolina can be enjoyed every season of the year and is a prime vacation location for anyone who wants a world-class resort.
Some of the more well known South Carolina Beaches are: Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Kiawah Island, Surfside Beach, and Pawleys Island.
Myrtle Beach is the nucleus of over 60 miles of white sand beaches. There are over 100 championship golf courses, deep sea fishing, factory outlet stores and fine dining, plus all the expected beach activities. The Grand Strand stretches from Georgetown to Little River, but the hub is Myrtle Beach, where people are dedicated to enjoying the cultural and recreational activities available in the area. A thriving nightlife scene and family fun during the day make up just part of the components of a Myrtle Beach vacation.
The heavy commercial development of Pawley’s Island is fairly recent, although it’s one of the earliest beach resorts in the country, being a place where wealthy plantation owners came to escape the mosquitoes and the heat. The resort island is ringed by four miles of white sand beaches.
Historic Charleston and Resort Beaches
The historical parts of Charleston make it part of the ‘Old South’. Many of the buildings date back over two hundred years, while the English were still overseeing the city.
South Carolina has four beach resorts which are prime choices for a beach front destination: Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Wild Dunes, and Edisto Island offer pristine beaches, and miles of untamed dunes to explore as well as all the accommodations needed to make your stay perfect.
The Camp Romain National Wildlife Refuge located on Bulls Island works well as a day trip adventure. The rare Red Wolf calls the 60,000 acres home. Folly Beach is a great swimming beach. It’s the closest public beach to Old Charleston and perfect for enjoying a day swimming, sunning and collecting seashells with only a short walk to the lighthouse. Wild Dunes Resort, located on the Isle of Palms is a sunny tropical resort island originally accessible by boat or railroad. The Wild Dunes Resort is located on the northern tip of the island.
Beachwalker Park at Kiawah Island is open to the public with much of the rest of the Island under private ownership. Ten miles of Atlantic beaches, five golf courses and championship tennis courts help make this resort fun for the entire family.
Low Country and Resort Islands
This area of South Carolina, although only a short distance from Charleston in miles, is a world away in atmosphere. The Low Country has been described as ‘hauntingly beautiful’ with marshes and wetlands suitable to dozens of waterfowl species. White sand beaches combines with innumerable inlets and streams make this a fishing paradise.
Edisto Island, Hilton Head Island, Hunting Island and Fripp Island owe their original popularity to the hunting parties which visited for days at a time in the past. Popular activities today are touring the historical Indian mounds and the stately plantations. Golf, tennis, shopping, dining and beach fun during the daylight hours and a thriving nightlife particularly at Hilton Head Island provide great family vacations.