Nestled at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor and neighbor to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island is an inviting mix of wide beaches and watersports, history and folklore, local restaurants and shops, peace and perfect - just minutes from one of the country's most beloved cities, Charleston, South Carolina.
At just 3.3 miles, what Sullivan's Island lacks in sheer size, it more than makes up for in beauty and charm.
Whether you're soaking up Revolutionary War history at Fort Moultrie, kiteboarding at top speed, relaxing with your feet up and a view of the Lighthouse, or dining al fresco with the family on Middle Street, Sullivan's Island promises that time spent here is time well remembered.
On Sullivan’s Island life moves at a slower and more relaxing pace. From long walks on the beach, to biking along the marsh, to enjoying a stunning sunset - you’ll find these and many more simple pleasures.
Author Edgar Allan Poe was stationed at Fort Moultrie from November 1827 to December 1828 and used Sullivan's Island as the setting for his famous short story, The Gold Bug.
When the wind picks up it’s time to check the shoreline for intrepid kiteboarders and their colorful gear. You’ll be amazed as they effortlessly sail over and around the waves, or change direction in a split second - all while racing along at breathtaking speeds!