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6 Best South Carolina Beaches

South Carolina is the perfect place to go on a beach vacation because it has miles and miles of sandy coastline. South Carolina beaches provide a variety of vacation options. From opulent private islands with five-star coastal resorts to family-friendly locations with fun activities for both kids and adults. There is a South Carolina beach ideal for you, whether you’re searching for a romantic getaway or a place to take your family this summer. Let’s look at some of South Carolina’s best beaches:

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Kiawah Island:

Look no further than Kiawah Island if you’re looking for a tranquil beach retreat. Even though Kiawah is only 25 miles from the adjacent city of Charleston, it feels very remote and lonely. Kiawah Island offers five magnificent golf courses designed by top professionals. It has everything a die-hard golfer could want.

Kiawah Island  South Carolina Beaches
Kiawah Island

Make reservations at The Sanctuary, a deluxe beachfront hotel with 255 rooms, a spa, lovely pools, and several dining options, including the well-regarded Ocean Room.

2. Myrtle Beach:

Myrtle Beach, which is ideal for family vacations, is made up of numerous long beaches that are constantly crowded with visitors. It is perhaps one of the most popular beaches in the state. And in the summer, the water is warm and inviting.

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Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach

Popular water sports include jet skiing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, surfing, and parasailing. There are numerous locations along the beach that are ideal for swimming.

3. Folly Beach:

For those who wish to experience the Lowcountry while on a beach vacation, Folly Beach, which is only a short drive from downtown Charleston, offers a relaxed atmosphere. The main draw of Folly is its beach, where you can spend time sunbathing or take lessons from one of the many surf shops.

Folly Beach South Carolina Beaches
Folly Beach

The only full-service oceanfront hotel in Charleston is located at Folly Beach. But there are also many small inns and house rentals there.

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     4.  Hilton Head Island:

If you want to enjoy the beach and also indulge a little, Hilton Head is the ideal destination. However, there are numerous gorgeous beaches on the barrier island, which is located about 30 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia.

Hilton Head Island South Carolina Beaches
     Hilton Head Island

These include well-known locations like Coligny Beach Park and Alder Lane. The island is particularly popular with those looking for a little luxury because it also excels at recreational pursuits like golf and tennis and has a lot of spas.

5. Sullivan’s Island:

Sullivan’s Island is a popular vacation spot for the people of Charleston despite being only 3.3 square miles in size. This barrier island, which is about 10 miles east of the city, has gleaming white sand beaches with calm waters and lots of options for kayaking and paddleboarding.

Sullivan's Island
Sullivan’s Island

The island is also brimming with historical charm, having served as the model for “The Gold Bug,” a short story by Edgar Allen Poe.

6. Edisto Beach:

Edisto Beach, one of the remaining undeveloped areas in the area, is located in one of the state’s most tranquil beach communities. It’s the ideal location for honeymooning couples, families, and solitary travelers. Expect to find adorable holiday accommodations, fantastic sights, and classy dining establishments.

 Edisto Beach
Edisto Beach

Additionally, there is a lot of room for camping, fishing, and golfing. Swimmable waters can be found at Edisto Beach. The Swamp Moss Nature Trail is located in Edisto Beach State Park if you enjoy hiking.