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Edisto Island Offers a Quiet Beach Experience

Perry Baker Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.
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A small sea island in the pristine ACE Basin, Edisto Island is just 42 miles south of Historic Charleston. To get there, a visitor will travel the 14-mile long Edisto Island National Scenic Byway, a beautiful drive through ancient live oaks covered in Spanish moss.

With very little retail development on the island, Edisto offers no hotels, so rentals homes are the preferred stay option. Annual Edisto beach trips are a tradition for South Carolina families who are ready to slow down and enjoy life a bit.

With almost five miles of beaches and 37 public access points plus the beautiful beach at Edisto Island State Park, you can always find a quiet place to set out your beach chair! The state park also offers campsites, RV sites with hookups and comfortable cabins.

Wildlife is abundant on the island and in the waters surrounding Edisto, so keep an eye out for dolphins, deer, pelicans, egrets and colorful painted buntings.

Planning your next beach week in South Carolina? Consider the charming Edisto Island!

Perry Baker
Perry is a former photojournalist who now serves as the Interactive Manager for DiscoverSouthCarolina.com.