South Carolina Beaches

The state of South Carolina is home to many great beaches along its Atlantic shoreline. Myrtle Beach takes the cake as one of the longest and cleanest stretches of open beachfront in the south. Areas such as Charleston and Hilton Head also have their own great South Carolina beaches. Beaches in South Carolina are busiest between the months of June and September, when the weather is warm and folks pack themselves into cars and head for the shore for vacations. Many families and larger groups traveling together find great deals on accommodation by renting South Carolina beach rentals for their stay rather than hotel rooms.

South Carolina beaches in Myrtle Beach are among some of the most widely visited in the state. The coastline here is known as the Grand Strand and stretches for over 280 miles. The beaches in South Carolina in Myrtle Beach have a festival, family-oriented feel. This is one of the most popular towns in the country for family vacations, and as such the beach is usually full in the summer of families and children. The Myrtle Beach Amusement Park is also found here in town and is a major favorite among children. Parents tend to enjoy trips to Myrtle Beach resorts as an alternative to more expensive resort areas such as Disney World.

In Hilton Head, South Carolina beaches are thought by many to be the most beautiful in the state and among the best in the world. Hilton Head is an island just off of the coast of the mainland, and all of the beaches here are public, meaning that they are open free of charge to any who would like to use them. Even the Hilton Head resorts do not have any exclusive rights to the beaches. One of the most popular beaches in South Carolina in Hilton Head is Coligny Beach, a public access site which has showers, toilets and changing rooms. There is also a playground here, and as such this beach is generally full during the summer. Folks looking for a somewhat quieter beach experience might try heading north of Coligny to Folly Field Beach, which also has showers but is generally not as busy as some of the other beaches in Hilton Head.

Although the resort towns are popular places for beaches, Charleston is also just a 30 minute drive from miles of coastline. Two of the most popular are the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Head beaches, a major destination for beachcombers from Charleston’s urban center. South Carolina beach rentals abound here and are available for rent throughout most of the summer. Windsurfing is also great from Sullivan’s Head in particular, and this is also a good place to launch a jet ski. Kiawah Island is also a popular spot from Charleston and in particular, Beachwalker County Park is a favorite. The park is located just to the east of US Highway 17 in Charleston. To find the best deals on South Carolina beach rentals, be sure to book at least a few months in advance. Beach rentals do fill up in the summer, so booking early is also essential for getting a good spot.

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