Visit the Best Beaches in South Carolina

Looking for South Carolina beaches that offer a quiet and secluded coastline? Travel to the southernmost tip of South Carolina to discover an island oasis. A short drive from the mainland, these beaches offer the best family weekend getaways in SC. With nearby attractions that are perfect for the kids and plenty of pristine shorelines to explore, there’s a good reason the Lowcountry is considered home to the best beaches in South Carolina!  

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5 Beautiful South Carolina Beaches to Make You Swoon

You may already know the Lowcountry as home to stunning South Carolina beaches, but did you know that this seemingly small stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, houses many hidden gems? That’s right, with pristine shores, and family-friendly activities, your time here will be magical!  

Fripp Island 

On Fripp Island, you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in the Lowcountry. Located just 18 miles from Beaufort, SC, Fripp Island is 3,000 acres of paradise with three-and-a-half miles of spectacular, uncrowded sandy stretches flanked by towering Palmetto trees. Every bit of the island is just waiting for you to enjoy it! 

Activities for your Fripp Island family beach vacation:  

  • Search for sea turtles on the beach 
  • Take a kayaking tour through the intercoastal waterways 
  • Ride bikes along the beach  
  • Rent a moped for a day  
  • Take a ride on the Fripper II 

Hunting Island State Park  

Located just north of Fripp Island, you will find Hunting Island State Park. As the name implies, Hunting Island was primarily a destination for hunters until 1935 when it opened to the public as a state park. Hunting Island features four miles of beaches with a rugged and wild shoreline combining soaring wooded landscape with clear, ocean water views. When not enjoying the unique beach, visitors can explore the remote wildness that makes Hunting Island one of the most acclaimed beaches in the southeast. 

Time from Hunting Island to Fripp Island: 13 minutes 

Hilton Head Island 

Hilton Head is one of the largest islands on the East Coast. The island is the premier destination for those seeking a large resort area with an endless variety of water sports for the entire family to enjoy. Featuring over 12 miles of beaches, Hilton Head also offers over 30 golf courses, endless bike trails, and more than 300 tennis courts for those who want to get away from the beach for a while.  

Time from Hilton Head to Fripp Island: 1 hour and 23 minutes 

Charleston Beaches 

If you are seeking variety and adventure along with your surf and sand, look no further than the five beaches of Charleston: Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, and Isle of Palms. These family-friendly beaches each provide a unique and eclectic experience for beachgoers, featuring unique Lowland areas teeming with wildlife and idyllic quiet beaches where you can simply relax. There is great surfing, fishing, boating, sailing all along these distinctive Charleston beaches. 

Time from Charleston, SC, to Fripp Island: 2 hours and 26 minutes 

Myrtle Beach 

It is no surprise that Myrtle Beach is one of the foremost beach destinations in the entire country. The town of Myrtle Beach hums with activity all summer long. There are numerous things to do for everyone all along the expansive stretch of silky white sand. Whether you’re looking for fishing, sailing, surfing, or simply enjoying that perfect sugar sand, Myrtle Beach’s 60-mile Grand Strand has that piece of beach paradise you are looking for. 

Time from Myrtle Beach to Fripp Island: 4 hours and 12 minutes 

Find Your Place on the Coast at Fripp Island Resort  

Whether you’re in search of a home that is pet-friendly, oceanfront, or a long-term rental, you will find it here. Situated on the peaceful shores of Fripp Island and just minutes from Hunting Island, our vacation homes will grant you exclusive access to all our extraordinary resort amenities. Complete with championship golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, and beautiful vacation homes, Fripp Island Resort has everything you need to make the most of your trip to the Lowcountry. 

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