South Carolina’s Lowcountry and Resort Islands
These classic tourism destinations blend colonial history with awesome outdoors adventure
Hauntingly beautiful is perhaps the best way to describe the South Carolina’s Lowcountry and Resort Islands.
Picturesque Beaufort charms visitors with historic Southern mansions, tree-lined boulevards, and an oceanside location.
The largest sea island between New Jersey and Florida, Hilton Head covers 42 square miles of broad beaches, nine marinas, over two dozen championship golf courses, and more tennis courts than any other resort of its size.
Located near historic Beaufort, four-mile-long Hunting Island is home to dense vegetation and wildlife, making it the most natural of the Lowcountry Islands.
Founded in 1670, Charleston has suffered fires, earthquakes, pirates, a civil war and a hurricane. Charleston boasts 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings—136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. RVers will find numerous Charleston things to do: wander cobblestone streets lined with antique shops and boutiques, browse the Old City Market where Gullah basket ladies peddle their wares, and peek at private gardens tucked serenely behind iron gates. House museums and monuments to wealthy Colonial merchants are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line Ashley River.
Idyllic beach resorts at Kiawah Island, Seabrook, Wild Dunes and Edisto Island offer miles of unspoiled beaches and marshlands. The semi-tropical retreat of Kiawah Island offers 10 miles of undisturbed beaches and five world-renowned golf courses.
Each year, millions enjoy Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand vacations—drawn here for the swimming, sun bathing, boating, shelling, incredible seafood and golfing. Continuing for more than 60 miles along the Atlantic Coast, this string of beach resorts includes such ocean-side communities as Myrtle Beach, considered the Strand's hub, North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Beach, Surfside, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. North Myrtle Beach was founded more than 30 years ago when the communities of Windy Hill, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive and Cherry Grove united. The historic fishing village of Murrells Inlet has earned the title “seafood capital of South Carolina” because of the fresh seafood drawn from its waters and served at the many restaurants lining the waterfront.
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