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Lowcountry Lifestyle – beaches

Charleston Area beaches have something to offer everyone from the family on vacation to the golf enthusiast, surfer god and fishing fanatic.


Folly Beach

Folly Beach is the closest of the area beaches to Downtown Charleston and is proud of its laid-back surfer vibe.  It is not an uncommon site to see many surfers on their boards awaiting their next wave as Folly Beach boasts some of the best surf on the East Coast of the U.S.


Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island, is the shortest of the areas beaches at just over 3 miles in length, but its beauty and serenity more than makes up for what it lacks in size.  Learn about Revolutionary War history at Fort Moultrie, enjoy the beach with your family or take a kiteboard for a ride.  No matter what you do while you are there, the beauty of Sullivan’s Island will have you coming back time and again.  Sullivan’s Island was home for a short period of time to renowned author Edgar Allen Poe while he was stationed at Fort Moultrie.  He fell in love with Sullivan’s Island so much that he used it as the setting for his famous story, The Gold Bug, and no trip to Sullivan’s Island is complete without a stop by Poe’s Tavern.


Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms, the neighboring beach to Sullivan’s Island sits just 12 miles from downtown Charleston but can seem a lifetime away.  The IOP as its known to locals lays claim to beautiful beaches, 2 championship golf courses and is home to a world class resort, Wild Dunes.  There are endless opportunities for making memories on the Isle of Palms, whether building castles in the sand with your kids or catching live music at the Windjammer.  A visit to the Isle of Palms will certainly have you thinking you should live closer to ocean!