Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Edisto Island's Atlantic coast is a continuous stretch of white sand with inviting water and waves. Private homes border the beach for most of its length, but public access points with free parking are located in between nearly every block on the oceanfront road. Public facilities are generally sparse, but the exception is at Edisto Beach State Park, located just past the northeast end of town. The state park has picnic tables, grills, pavilions, restrooms, outdoor showers, and volleyball nets very near the beach. Beach access is free, but any activities or parking in the park requires a $5 fee. The state park campground is nearby, just a short drive from the day use area and beach, as are hiking trails and a nature center.

Anywhere along Edisto Beach is great for sunning, swimming, beachcombing, fishing, and catching the sunrise. The southwestern end of the island overlooks St. Helena Sound and sunset vistas. This beach is also your best bet for spotting dolphins from the shore as they swim through the sound to look for fish in the shallow creeks.​

Logistics + Planning

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Many access points. Camping nearby.

Cons

Can be buggy.

Features

ADA accessible
Fishing
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Family friendly

Location

Field Guide

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