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.