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Your Guide to Charleston’s Beaches

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No summertime trip to Charleston is complete without a trip to one of the area’s beautiful beaches. Soak up the laid-back vibe of Folly Beach, the family friendly feel of Isle of Palms or the unspoiled ocean views at Sullivan’s Island. Each beach has its own character and appeal along with a selection of amenities […]

Charleston First-Time Visitors Guide

Charleston has so much to offer that it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out what to see and do first. If you only have a short time to visit or if it’s your first time in the Holy City, there are few things you just can’t miss. We’ve compiled a list of […]

Charleston SC Beaches Guide – IOP – Folly – Sullivans – Kiawah

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Each of the Charleston SC beaches in the area has its vibe and coastal character – and its own set of rules. Check out our guide so you’re prepared before you land on the sand. Folly Beach ( This barrier island beach has a laid back atmosphere and is often frequented by locals and surfers. […]

Charleston Area Beaches Guide

Each of Charleston’s area beaches has its own unique flavor and its own beach rules. Check out our guide so you’re prepared before you land on the sand. Folly Beach This barrier island beach is laid back and often frequented by locals and surfers. No possession or consumption of alcohol is allowed on the beach. […]

Lowcountry Author Shares Charleston Beach Vacation Tips

Guest blog by Mary Alice Monroe I not only write about the Lowcountry, I’m a long-time resident. So when you vacation here, you’re enjoying the same picturesque views, breathing the same intoxicating air, and living in the same natural landscape with creatures that inspire my novels. Most important tip Get on island time the moment […]

Beautiful Beaches: All You Need to Know

Charleston has three public beaches, each of which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown: Folly Beach, the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island. Each beach has a different atmosphere and amenities but all offer a relaxing day with the sand and surf. Folly Beach Known as the “Edge of America,” this barrier island beach […]

Have a Drink Because Surf’s Up

It’s a full-time job keeping up with all the national media attention bestowed on our lovely city. Here are two more articles giving some love to Charleston. From, a website dedicated to cocktails and spirits, comes “One for the Road: Charleston, S.C.” by Simon Ford. He tried out several local establishments, offering up his […]

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