It’s almost beach-going weather again in South Carolina so it’s a great time to start planning some day trips to visit the best beaches in the state. But what (and where?) are they? TripAdvisor users have them ranked in order of favorites first. Check it out below! Where will you head to first this year?
1. Coligny Beach - Hilton Head
This beachside park at Hilton Head has it all. From beach chair and umbrella rentals to changing rooms, rest rooms, WiFi, and more. And it's rarely so overstuffed with people that it's impossible to have fun. Find it at 1N Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
2. Cherry Grove Beach - North Myrtle Beach
Found in the Cherry Grove Beach neighborhood of North Myrtle Beach, this pristine stretch of sand is a popular spot among tourists and locals alike. The Cherry Grove Pier is also a fantastic place to fish and more.
3. Myrtle Beach
Known for its famous boardwalk, Myrtle Beach is at the heart of the 60 miles of beaches that earmark the Grand Strand. Along the beach, visitors also find the Family Kingdom amusement park, which has been in operation for 55 years.
4. Isle of Palms
Family fun awaits on the Isle of Palms, a lovely seaside community featuring gorgeous beaches all along the seven-mile-long island.
5. Kiawah Beachwalker County Park - Kiawah Island
One of the best kept secrets in the Palmetto State, Beachwalker County Park is found at the west end of Kiawah Island, and most people don't realize you don't need to be a resident of Kiawah (or even staying on the island) to visit the park. But get there early! Once the parking fills up, cars are turned away. Find it at 8 Beachwalker Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.
6. Folly Beach
7. Sullivans Island
Whether you're visiting the beach or the tiny business district on Sullivans Island (or both!), you're certain to fall in love with this low-key locale. Be sure to carve out enough time to visit the lighthouse and the fort while you're here!
8. Folly Field Beach Park - Hilton Head
Not to be confused with Folly Beach, this park is actually located on Hilton Head. Known for being peaceful and always very clean, this beach on Hilton Head is beautiful. Find it at 55 Starfish Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
9. Windy Hill Beach - North Myrtle Beach
Found at around 45th Avenue S in North Myrtle Beach, Windy Hill Beach is a neighborhood beach at the southernmost end of North Myrtle Beach. There are plenty of nice places to stay in this neighborhood, so consider making it more than a day trip.
10. Edisto Beach State Park - Edisto Island
Camp, hike, catch some rays... the sky's the limit at this oceanside state park that boasts the longest ADA-accessible trail system in the state as well as 1.5 miles of pristine, seashell-covered beach. Find it at 8377 State Cabin Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438.
What are your favorite beaches in South Carolina? Did they make this list? Join the discussion in the comments!
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Coligny Beach Park, 1 Coligny Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
Cherry Grove Beach, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA
Isle of Palms Beach, Isle of Palms, SC 29451, USA
Kiawah Beachwalker Park, 8 Beachwalker Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455, USA
Sullivan's Island, SC, USA
55 Starfish Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, USA
Windy Hill Beach, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, USA
Edisto Beach State Park, 8377 State Cabin Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438, USA