Visiting the beaches in the Charleston, SC Area
There are three public beaches in easy driving distance of Charleston, SC.
They are Folly, Isle of Palms, andSullivan's Island.
All three have magnificent sceneryand you may want to take a camera when visiting.
Folly is located about 11 miles from
the city. This one is a calm and beautiful
part of the Atlantic ocean. It is laid back
and where you may want to just go and relax.
It isn't very commercialized, the only hotel
we found was a Holiday Inn.
Folly offers legendary history, fishing,
surfing, although we didn't see anyone surfing,
and an extremely long pier.
We really enjoyed a day there walking in the sand
and listening to the waves.
Sullivan Island is located about nine and half
miles from the historic downtown. This natural area
is residential and no commercialization.
It is a great place to spend the day relaxing in
the sun while the kids play in the sand. You might
even find yourself building a sand castle or two.
The inviting and clear waters, offers swimming
like swimming in a swimming pool. It is three
miles long and we found many pathways to walk
to the shore.
The Isle of Palms is located about thirteen and half miles from
During 1898 guests could only gain access to the
land by water or a railroad bridge. It has come
along way from being "just water and sand" to being
one of the most beautiful areas around.
The white-sand and water had luxurious beachfront
homes and lots of activity. Families were playing
games and seem to be just enjoying themselves.
There are restaurants within walking distance
and with our hungry crowd that was a great perk.
You can park at the Park and Recreation Commission lot
for only $5.00.
These are all great beaches to visit for some daytime or nighttime fun. Sit quitely at night and just take in the beauty of nature with yourloved ones, or go during the day when other people are there, communicate and have fun with your family.
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