From historical tours, to fun on the water, to taking in all the art and culture, Charleston and its surrounding area has a variety of adventure for everyone. Discover Charleston's 5 beautifully distinct beach towns!
Looking for things to do in Charleston? Why not stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War? Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to see us again. Please look for those tour companies that are members of the Palmetto Guild Association to ensure you are exploring with a licensed tour guide.
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. Head to Kiawah Island and tee it up at the Pete Dye-designed course rated “No. 1 Most Difficult Golf Course in the Country,” catch a wave at eclectic Folly Beach, enjoy an afternoon bicycle cruise along Breach Inlet on Isle of Palms, explore miles of Seabrook Island’s peacefully sandy beaches on horseback or soak up Revolutionary War history before diving into fish tacos al fresco on Sullivan’s Island. Scroll on to explore 5 of the happiest seaside towns in America.
Charleston, the South Carolina port city founded in 1670, is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel antebellum houses, particularly in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts. The Battery promenade and Waterfront Park both overlook Charleston Harbor, while Fort Sumter, a federal stronghold where the first shots of the Civil War rang out, lies across the water.