Edisto Island, South Carolina is a quiet, family-oriented island where nature is celebrated and commercialism is regulated. This relaxed island features welcoming Edisto Island lodging in quaint cottages, cabins or campsites, fantastic restaurants, abundant wildlife and the always-beautiful Edisto Island weather.
Edisto Beach State Park is the choice for guests who want to get back to nature. Enjoy the beautiful Edisto Island weather and take your pick of Edisto Island lodging - from cabins to campsites. Hunt for shells on the beach or enjoy the views along the salt marsh. Hike to Spanish Mount shell mound, used by Native Americans as much as 4,000 years ago. Many of Edisto Island’s plantation houses are open to the public in October during the Island Tour of Historic Plantations and churches.
Many Hollywood movies have been shot in the historical surroundings of Edisto Island, South Carolina. Such movies include: The Notebook, The Patriot and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
Evidence indicates that Edisto Island was inhabited by Native Americans at least 4,000 years ago and is among the older historic settlements in South Carolina. Spanish settlement came in the 1500s followed by the English in the 1600s. The English cultivation of Sea Island cotton in the 1700s produced great wealth. Plantations and houses in Edisto Island, South Carolina - many on the National Register of Historic Places - are reminders of this period.
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