A family favorite, Edisto Beach is a perfect choice for a low-key beach vacation. Located on one of South Carolina’s barrier islands, what Edisto lacks in glitz and glamour, it makes up for in relaxation. As one of the least developed beaches on the coast, Edisto offers eco-tours, top notch fishing opportunities and, for budding fossil hunters, a perfect chance to find ancient shark teeth washed up on the beach.
Nestled along the southeastern Atlantic coast, the beaches of South Carolina are comprised of almost 200 miles of beautiful seashore. With a beach for every budget, the coast of South Carolina has plenty of things to do other than visit Charleston. You’ll find high-dollar luxury resorts, beautiful, undeveloped stretches of sand and everything in between. As you drive South, tourist destinations like Myrtle Beach give way to the laid-back, local haven Folly Beach, and end up on the beautiful resort island of Hilton Head, near the Georgia border. Check out the multitude of barrier islands for family-friendly fun or head down to Charleston for a night of cocktails and haute cuisine. It’s official: the best beaches in South Carolina really are the jewel of the South.