Charleston, SC Beaches- Charleston Real Estate

Charleston, SC Beaches

One of the beauties of visiting and living in Charleston, SC are the Charleston beaches! The Charleston area is home to five of the most beautiful beaches on the eastern seaboard.
Edisto Island, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Kiawah, & Sullivans Island are all great places to escape from the world and enjoy the crashing waves and sunshine! Each of these five beach towns offers its own distinctive feel and offers its beachgoers a different experience.

Edisto Island

Edisto is a bit farther out from Charleston and some call it "South Carolina's Best kept secret." Bike riding, nature walks, and kayaking through the tidal creeks are just some of the things you can enjoy while living on Edisto. Of course the sand and surf is always the most popular thing to do while you are on Edisto. View beach homes for sale on Edisto Island.

Folly Beach

The edge of America, otherwise known as Folly Beach is a whole other kind of fun. With wide beaches and bigger waves, it attracts the surfers of Charleston. The climate and habitat of Folly beach also make it a preferred home for dolphins, sea birds, loggerhead turtles, bald eagles, and several endangered species.
The pier at Folly is a great place to fish, relax, watch the surfers. During the summer, young and old come to the pier to dance the night away during the weekly "Shagging on the Pier." View beach homes for sale on Folly Beach.

Isle of Palms

The Isle of Palms is bordered by the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean and Breach Inlet and offers miles of gorgeous beach for everyone to enjoy. The 2880 acre island offers wonderful amenities and fun including a championship golf course, recreation center, tennis courts, spacious play park, marina, and local restaurants to name a few.
The famous Wild Dunes Resort is located at one end of the Isle of Palms and offers luxurious living within its gated community. At the other end of the island a thriving local business district is fun to stroll through while you listen to live music coming from the beachfront Windjammer. Near the pier, you will find beach volleyball games going on and plenty of restaurants offering locally caught seafood dinners! All of this can be found on the Isle of Palms, just 12 miles from downtown Charleston. View Homes for sale on the Isle of Palms, SC.

Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is home to ten miles of beautiful beach area. Located 21 miles from the city life of Charleston, Kiawah offers a retreat and true sanctuary for those seeking to escape for a bit.With five championship golf courses and the five star Sanctuary Hotel & Spa, Kiawah provides recreation and relaxation.
Another joy of living on Kiawah is enjoying untouched nature. Thanks to the abundance of preserved forests and sand dunes, deer, sea turtles, and a variety of seabirds call Kiawah Island their home. View beach houses for sale on Kiawah and see if Kiawah is going to be your next home.

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island is a private, oceanfront spot a little further out from Charleston. This barrier island is full of forests, marshes and three miles of quiet beaches. View beach homes for sale on Seabrook Island. 

Sullivans Island

Sullivans Island is at the mouth of the Charleston harbor and situated next door to the Isle of Palms. The closest barrier Island to Charleston, Sullivans Island is also one of the smallest. Even though it is only 3.3. miles, Sullivans Island is packed with history dating back to the Revolutionary War and homes owned by families going back 100 years. Sullivans Island has beautiful beach houses for sale for those that want to live close to Charleston, yet away from it all. View beach homes for sale on Sullivans Island.
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