Top 5 Beaches in South Carolina for a Peaceful Weekend

Top 5 Beaches in South Carolina for a Peaceful Weekend

The Palmetto State is a popular destination for Americans looking to fulfill all their family vacation needs without spending too much.

Aside from the great attractions in the city center, it’s the coast that sees the most out-of-town traffic. With well over 4,500 miles of Atlantic coastline, South Carolina has plenty of beaches worth visiting. Our friends at U.S. News have researched them all and compiled a handy list of beaches you can check out when you want some sand between your toes.

Below the list of top 5 best beaches in South Carolina, from the well-known to the lesser known.

5. Isle of Palms

If you’re in Charleston and looking for a relaxing day at the beach, consider Isle of Palms. This cozy beach town has a great family vibe and exciting nightlife. The beach stretches for over 10 kilometers around the coastal town, so there’s no shortage of beach space.

4. Kiawah Island

Just across the street from Charleston is the southern paradise of Kiawah Island. Several golf courses are spread across the island, intertwined with beautiful coastal forests and, of course, beaches. With 11 miles of beautiful coastline, Kiawah is one of the best places to relax in South Carolina.

3. Seabrook Island

It makes sense that this place would be right after Kiawah, as it’s right next door. Kiawah’s size and natural beauty attract many visitors looking to experience the Carolina Coast. If you’d like to enjoy similar benefits with less crowded beaches, check out Seabrook Island. Pelican Beach and North Beach combine to provide over 13 miles of quiet, beautiful sand.

2. Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island, north of Charleston, is the best place in the northern half of the state to soak up the sun and listen to the waves. Americans have been visiting Pawleys Island for centuries to enjoy the beautiful nature and watch the wildlife. The best news is that almost all of the beaches are non-profit, so a trip there is fun and inexpensive.

1. Hilton Head

Not surprisingly, Hilton Head is a great place to explore during your South Carolina vacation. Beyond the beaches, the island’s tourism boom has made it a great place to visit with your family or a group of friends. There really is something for everyone.

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