South Carolina Beachcomber's Handbook
Some of the East Coast's most popular beaches are located along South Carolina's coast. From the uninhabited seashores of the Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge to the luxurious resorts of Hilton Head Island, you can find a huge variety of sights, sounds, and activities.
South Carolina's beaches are also noted for being easily accessible to visitors, with the exception of a few . Many beach access points will be found all along the coast.
Beaches and Public Access points
Listed in order from north to south
- Horry County
- North Myrtle Beach
- Myrtle Beach
- Over ten million tourists visit Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas every year. The beach is lined with numerous high-rise resort hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. In addition to the beach, the area's attractions include golf courses, amusement parks, an aquarium, shopping complexes, and many hundreds of restaurants.
- Gardens by the Sea
- Hurl Rocks Park
- Myrtle Beach State Park
- Surfside Beach
- Garden City Beach
- Georgetown County
- Garden City Beach
- Huntington Beach
- North Litchfield Beach
- North Litchfield Beach is a community conveniently located next to Huntington Beach.
- Litchfield Beach
- Litchfield Beach lies just to the north of Pawleys Island. Lovely in its own right, it also serves as a convenient midpoint between the quiet, historic city of Georgetown and the fun-filled, entertainment destination of Myrtle Beach. Visit http://www.sciway.net/city/litchfield.html for more information.
- Pawleys Island Beach
- As one of America′s oldest beach resorts, Pawleys Island has developed without high-rise structures as a nice, relaxing place to get away.
- Pawleys Island South Access Area
- DeBordieu Beach
- Charleston County
- Bull Island Beach
- Bull Island is part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, and is accessible only by boat.
- Bull Island
- Isle of Palms Beach
- Sullivan's Island Beach
- Folly Beach
- Kiawah Island Beach
- Seabrook Island Beach
- A private development covers almost the entire island, so there is no easy public access to the beach here.
- Botany Bay Island Beach
- Colleton County
- Beaufort County
- Hunting Island Beach
- Hunting Island is almost completely undeveloped, as the state park covers most of the island.
- Hunting Island State Park
- Fripp Island Beach
- A private development covers the entire island, so there is no easy public access to the beach.
- Hilton Head Island Beach
- Daufuskie Island Beach
- Daufuskie Island is accessible only by boat, as there is no bridge to the island.
Recreation areas with beach access