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Sullivan's Center Street

Every one of Charleston’s five beaches has its own unique character. Nestled at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor and neighbor to the Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island is an idyllic beach town that offers a little something for everyone. While just over 3 miles in size, the island is home to an inviting mix of wide beaches and watersports, history and folklore, shops and restaurants—all wrapped up in one beloved barrier island. Come whenever you’d like. With temperate weather and so much to explore, there’s truly no offseason for this magical little year-round beach town.

History buffs and literature lovers alike can pay a visit to Fort Moultrie, one of the oldest remaining forts on the Eastern Seaboard, that once housed a young Edgar Allen Poe. Water lovers can take advantage of paddleboarding, kayaking, kiteboarding and sailing. Photographers can enjoy capturing photos of the striking Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse which stands at 140 feet tall and, to this day, guides ships to safety along the Charleston harbor. And those looking to get away from it all can enjoy long walks on the beach, peaceful bike rides along the marsh and serene shorelines with views that cannot be beat.

From Downtown

Follow Meeting St and Columbus St to E Bay St
Take US-17 N/Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge and W Coleman Blvd to SC-703 E/Ben Sawyer Blvd in Mount Pleasant
Follow SC-703 E to Station 22 1/2 St in Sullivan's Island

Explore Sullivan's Center Street

The Longboard

Originally born on St. John, USVI. Seafood-focused and serving fresh, light & healthy fares and creative cocktails inspired by coastal regions around the globe.

Home Team BBQ - Sullivan's Island

With 3 locations serving award-winning barbecue, ever-evolving bar offerings, a family-friendly atmosphere, catering & live entertainment, it’s easy to root for Home Team BBQ!

Adele's Pottery

By appointment only. Featuring hand-thrown and handbuilt clay works, each one of a kind piece reflects her love for the sand & sea. Enjoyed by visitors from all over.

Sandpiper Gallery

In it’s 20th year on charming Sullivan’s Island. Renowned for the wide range of paintings, jewelry & fine craft by over 75 artists. Experience a gallery like no other.

Sullivan's Center Street

Middle Street

Once on the island, it’s impossible to miss Middle Street. Aptly named, Middle Street runs through the center of the island and is home to many of the area’s eateries and storefronts. You’ll also soon notice that the island is divided into stations, vestiges of a time when electric trolleys dropped beachgoers at numbered stations. Stations 20 through 23 along Middle Street are where you’ll find everything from surf shops to convenience stores, and chic sit-down restaurants to laid-back beach bars.

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