Can you suggest a quiet, laidback beach between Savannah and Charleston? Something that can be rented by the day for just my husband and I. Thanks
- Melissa, DC
Melissa, I can’t speak to the daily rental question – that would depend on the type of property you were considering. But, there are some great beaches between Charleston
and Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island has a large variety of resorts and accommodations. It may not be as quiet as you are looking for, especially in the Summer Off-season, after Labor Day, things slow down with rates dropping and crowds dwindling. Check out the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce website
for great information on the area.
Up from HHI is Beaufort
, a historic and quaint town right on the Beaufort River that is celebrating its 300th birthday in 2011. With wonderful B&Bs and other unique lodging, it provides a great home base for traveling out and exploring nearby Hunting Island State Park or Port Royal. Check out the Beaufort CVB website
The final leg before getting up to the historic city of Charleston
would give you Edisto Island and Kiawah Island Resort.
Edisto is known for it’s laid back life-style and has that old beach community feel. And it has the benefit of Edisto Beach State Park
and Botany Bay Plantation
, a Heritage Preserve, managed by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources
Finally, there’s Kiawah
, a planned community located a barrier island just below Charleston. Offering a variety of accommodations from the award-winning Sanctuary hotel right on the Atlantic Ocean to rental villas and homes, you can find something to fit your needs. Kiawah also has lots of great outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking and even a nature center.