Map of Charleston Beaches

For Every Style & Season

Charleston, South Carolina is more than just one of the country's most beloved cities, it's home to five beautifully distinct beach towns, each with its own distinctive character, flavor, and magic. Varied in size and vibe, every Charleston beach is an open invitation to slow down, sit back, and savor a life that's just a little bit sweeter.

Location, Location, Location

Whether you travel by car or plane, making your way to Charleston beaches has never been easier - or more affordable. From an 8 am walk on the beach to an 8 pm reservation at one of Charleston's award-winning restaurants, you'll find exactly what you want to do virtually at your fingertips. We can't wait to see you.

Explore Our Beaches

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island

A 10,000-acre barrier island with 10 miles of uninterrupted beaches, 30 miles of marsh and riverhead, Kiawah Island is home to world-class golf, an acclaimed resort and some 4,100 residential properties where preservation and natural beauty are a way of life.

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Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms

Proud to be a family beach with a balanced blend of full-time residents and visitors, the Isle of Palms is a tight knit island community with a 1,500-acre resort, two championship golf courses, a marina, and miles of sweet sand and surf.

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Folly Beach

Folly Beach

Affectionately known as "the Edge of America," Folly Beach is an eclectic, laidback beach community just 15 minutes from downtown Charleston where surfers, locals, and vacationers can revel and relax in the natural beauty and casual vibe that's distinctly - and only - Folly.

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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island

A 2,200-acre homage to natural beauty and a slower pace of life, Seabrook Island is a tranquil, private residential island community where championship golf, a deep-water marina, horseback riding, and wide beaches await your arrival.

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Sullivan's Island

Sullivan's Island

The only island in the world that's been the setting for both an Edgar Allan Poe novel and a Revolutionary War battle, Sullivan's Island is a warm and welcoming seaside village that sits proudly at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor.

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Conde Nast Top City in the United States

Top City in the U.S.

Thanks, y'all! We're proud to the "Top City in the United States" in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.

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