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Edisto Beach in South Carolina

Edisto Beach has become known as a coastal island destination, a state of mind, anytime…any season. Edisto, pronounced “EH dis tow”, is located at the end of scenic byway SC Highway 174. You will wind through moss-hung ancient oaks, unspoiled marshes, and rich agricultural land to reach the most serene beaches found on the South Carolina coast.

The beach itself is gently developed with low-level beach houses situated along 4.5 miles of uncrowded, pristine beach, beside the many tidal creeks and rivers and throughout the interior. There are no hotels on Edisto Beach, but there are many rental opportunities of every type and size available in which you can experience all that makes Edisto the unique destination it is. It’s the kind of place you can bring your family, your extended family, your friends or just your significant other to take a well deserved break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and work.

Edisto is a fantastic beach for shelling and shark’s teeth or other fossil hunting. Loggerhead Sea Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in the late spring and summer. These nests are protected and monitored by local organizations. For the well being of the turtles, you will want to assure that the lights are out on the beach side and that you do not disturb any nests you may find.

If you like to fish, there are numerous options. Anything you didn’t bring with you for surf fishing can be bought or rented at several places on the beach. You can also check out the rivers and creeks for some tasty seafood including, of course, shrimp and crab. Didn’t bring your boat? No worries, there are several charter captains that would love to take you out.

Edisto has several seafood markets that offer up local freshly caught seafood options you can purchase to take back to the house and cook up yourself. Or choose one of the wonderful restaurants the beach has to offer.

If you are a golfer, The Plantation Course at Edisto will challenge your game. There are several packages for golf outings, including condos that will sleep eight people just steps away from the club house and restaurant. The Plantation Course is located within the only resort property, Wyndham Ocean Ridge.

There are plenty of unique sights to see away from the beach as well– historic churches, plantations, museums, an interpretive center, and a serpentarium. There are many hiking opportunities on the island. You will also find enriching tours, distinctive shopping, creative art opportunities, and plenty of canopied dirt roads and wandering creeks to explore.

Edisto Beach State Park opened in 1935, putting Edisto on the map of summer attractions. The State Park has expanded many times over the years. It now includes beach and marsh-side camping, cabins, a boat ramp and dock, and an Environment Learning Center that has interactive exhibits, sea life, and more.

Thousands of visitors are welcomed to Edisto each year. All who visit Edisto experience the comfort and rejuvenation of the island lifestyle, and its residents are committed to moderate well-planned growth that is focused on retaining that spirit.

Edisto Swimming in water
Edisto Beach
Edisto Golf

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