What are the best beaches in South Carolina ?

South Carolina has some of the most popular beaches and golf courses in the United States. If you're looking for a place to relax or somewhere with limitless recreational opportunities, then look no further. Here are the best beaches that South Carolina has to offer. 
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    #1Folly Beach

    Folly Beach

    Folly Beach is a city on Folly Island, South Carolina. It is famous for the Folly Beach Pier, which stretches more than 1,000 feet into the ocean. The Center Street in Folly Beach features dozens of local restaurants, shops, and bars.


    Margaret Smith
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Folly Beach is my favorite beach in South Carolina. My family and I have been there twice this year. We enjoy surfing and kayaking and love going on a boat tour. The Edwin S. Taylor pier is just the coolest and we love the ice cream served in the concession bar. "
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    #2Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach

    Myrtle Beach is a city on the East Coast of the US in South Carolina. It is home to a large 60-mile stretch of beach known as "The Grand Strand". It is a major tourist center because of the city's warm subtropical climate and numerous beaches. 


    Henry Gilbert
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "You wouldn't run out of activities to do at Myrtle Beach. I consider it my ultimate vacation spot in South Carolina. I love going to the Kingdom Amusement Park and Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. There are also a lot of restaurants, bars, and clubs that line the beach. "
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    #3Isle of Palms

    Isle of Palms

    Isle of Palms is a city in South Carolina. It is a barrier island known for beaches for affluent residents and homeowners. The coast is lined with homes, resorts, and restaurants. Beach volleyball is a popular sport and tournaments are held there year round. 


    Dolores Lozano
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Vacationing in the Isle of Palms is a bit expensive but I love how peaceful it is there and it isn't swarming with crowds, unlike Myrtle Beach. The beach is very clean and pet-friendly so we always bring our dalmatians with us. The perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. "
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    #4Kiawah Island

    Kiawah Island

    Kiawah Island is a barrier island in South Carolina. It is known for its beaches and golf courses, including the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The island also boasts miles of paved trails and beaches ideal for biking and walking.


    Eduardo Campos
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Kiawah is just a short drive from Charleston and it is one of the best beaches in South Carolina. I love how the locals were able to preserve the natural beauty of the island. We enjoy going to the beaches, marshes and sand dunes. Of course, our visit to the island wouldn't be complete without golfing at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Planning on going back there next summer!"
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    #5Hilton Head Island

    Hilton Head Island

    Hilton Head Island is found in the lower part of South Carolina. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches and golf courses. Some of its notable landmarks are the Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum and the Coastal Discovery Museum. 


    Julia Montgomery
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "A beautiful island with the broadest and cleanest beaches that I've ever seen in South Carolina. In addition, there are no beach fees. Parking spaces are a little limited so I recommend avoiding it during peak season. I love riding my bike along the beach and the local shopping centers are fantastic. "
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    #6Edisto Beach

    Edisto Beach

    Edisto Beach is a town in South Carolina. It is an uncommercialized commuter town and home to some of the most affluent residents in the US. It is known for the Edisto Beach State Park and Bay Creek Park. 


    Roberto Godínez
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Gorgeous and extremely beautiful beach town. We love camping and fishing in Edisto and the state park is perfect for walking. The food in Fins Restaurant & Bar is wonderful but there are plenty of picnic tables if you wish to bring your own food. "
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    #7Sullivan's Island

    Sullivan's Island

    Sullivan's Island is a town and island in South Carolina. It is a part of the Charleston metropolitan area. Historically, it was the point of entry for enslaved Africans (similar to New York's Ellis Island). Today it is a very affluent suburb. 


    Raúl González
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "Sullivan's Island in South Carolina is perfect for families. It's uncrowded, quiet and everyone is so friendly. During low tide hours, a large shallow tide pool is exposed and it's perfect for the kids to wade in. We appreciate how the coast is kept in its natural state. "
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    #8Hunting Island State Park

    Hunting Island State Park

    Hunting Island State Park is a semi-tropical barrier island found in South Carolina and is the most visited state park facility in the state. It is known for the Hunting Island Lighthouse. The island's geography consists of beaches and marshes. 


    Denise Reid
    Written on June 4, 2019
    "We visited the Hunting Island State Park during Memorial Day and it was lovely. The scenery is breathtaking and the beaches are pristine. We kayaked all afternoon and the lighthouse is so pretty and perfect for a little exercise. We intend to return there early next year. "


Best What are the best beaches in South Carolina
1Folly BeachPlaces 16 Paid
2Myrtle BeachPlaces 13 Paid
3Isle of PalmsPlaces 7 Paid
4Kiawah IslandPlaces 3 Paid
5Hilton Head IslandPlaces 3 Paid
6Edisto BeachPlaces 3 Paid
7Sullivan's IslandPlaces 2 Paid
8Hunting Island State ParkPlaces 1 Paid

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