If you’re looking for a great place for a day trip or vacation, consider visiting Edisto Beach SC on Edisto Island, SC, approximately an hour from Isle of Palms and Charleston. Edisto Island is a charming town that’s certainly worth a visit. Parking is available at Edisto Beach State Park and in the town of Edisto.
Also, you can visit the beach on Edisto Island at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve. There are plenty of shells to see at Botany Bay, because beachgoers can’t remove anything from this protected beach.
Also, Botany Bay features a famous boneyard beach and offers free parking. After enjoying the beach, you can take a tour of the entire plantation in your car. Guide maps are provided for the vehicle tour. Please return the guide maps as you are leaving.
So, enjoy a day away from the city at the more secluded beaches at Edisto Beach State Park or Botany Bay Plantation if you have the time.
Edisto Beach SC is long beach that is sandy and smooth. Plan on spending most of the day there when you visit.
Also, click here for a map of South Carolina Beaches you can visit near Isle of Palms.
Edisto Island Beach Rules and Regulations
- Swim at Your Own Risk.
- Dogs allowed. Must be leashed May 1st through October 31st. Owners are responsible for removing pet waste.
- If you dig it, fill it.
- Canopies and umbrellas must be taken up at sunset. Beach equipment must not be left over night.
- Not allowed: Glass, Open Burning, Grills, Camping, Fireworks, Destruction of Beach Vegetation, Disturbing Nesting Turtles or Hatchling Turtles, Golf Carts, Motorized Vehicles, or Litter. Edisto Island’s motto is “Please leave only your footprints in the sand.”
Edisto Golf Courses
The one golf course on Edisto Island is The Plantation Course located in the Wyndham Resort. This beautiful course is open to the public. Although, this is not a relatively long golf course, the water hazards and deep rough make it challenging. Book a Tee Time at The Plantation Course on Edisto. The Links at Stono Ferry is located about a half an hour from Edisto in Charleston, SC. Reasonable Prices: $$
Learn more about other Charleston, SC golf courses.
Edisto Island Serpentarium
If you are heading out to Edisto Beach, be sure to check out the Edisto Island Serpentarium. The Serpentarium is a popular attraction on Edisto Island, SC. The Serpentarium features snakes, alligators, crocodiles, turtles, and lizards. Visit their website for attractions, hours of operation, contact info, and FAQs. The Serpentarium is located on Hwy 174 about four miles before you get to the beach.