7 BEST Beaches Near Charleston, south Carolina

While many southern tourists know Myrtle Beach, just two hours south is the town of Charleston.

This well-preserved town  welcomes approximately 7.5 million visitors annually.

This area of the country has a beach to suit any vacation need, from camping to family outings or just sunbathing. 

MOST POPULAR

It’s the closest beach to downtown Charleston and is a renowned surfing destination for both beginners and seasoned surfers.

Folly Beach

BEST FOR RELAXING

This beautiful beach is the least crowded with 10 miles of beach and 30 miles of paved trails for hiking.

Kiawah Island Beach

MOST CHARMING

Bring a bucket for collecting shells because this beach has sand dollars galore.

Sullivan’s Island Beach

BEST FOR FAMILIES

It offers plenty of parking, restaurants and shops. Also, jet skiing to parasailing or wakeboarding.

Isle of Palms Beach

MOST PRIVATE

This beach runs along a residential community and will give you seclusion. Try kayaking and horseback riding if the mood strikes.

Seabrook Island Beach

BEST FOR WILDLIFE

This beach is about 45 miles from downtown Charleston, but it’s worth the effort.

Edisto Beach

BEST FOR CAMPING

There are 214 acres to explore, which include salt marshes, hiking trails, and caves along the oceanfront.

Capers Island

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