Your Guide to South Carolina Beach Towns

When nothing sounds better than a warm-weather adventure, booking a trip to coastal South Carolina is a must. Here, travelers have access to a variety of stunning beach towns to discover, each with its own sense of welcome and charm. Whether you’re one for time on the water, days on the sand, or you’re looking to dig into history, amazing food, and fantastic shopping too, the following beach towns promise to have something inspiring waiting just for you.

To make the most of your Fripp Island vacation, be sure to take a look at our free Vacation Guide to learn about the area’s best attractions and activities! 

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Fripp Island

When you’re seeking a beautiful barrier island escape complete with easy options for customizing your stay in style, Fripp Island has you covered. Here, you’ll find a private resort stay right at your fingertips and more than 3,000 acres of coastal terrain to discover. Visitors can make the most of ocean front living on Fripp Island which hosts nearly four miles of shorelines and an amazing array of shorebirds and wildlife, too. The semi-tropical environment makes it a year-round destination to discover as well as a place where you can always make the most of great boating, fishing, dining, wildlife watching, and adventuring. History buffs will love the fact that Fripp Island even has some firm legends in place concerning buried pirate treasure beneath its sands!

Hilton Head

If high-energy beach fun and access to great watersports is just your style, Hilton Head is likely going to be your preferred South Carolina beach town destination. A popular place for sun seekers during high travel season, Hilton Head is known for its scenic terrain, great restaurants, and world-class golf courses too. Hiking and biking trails abound across Hilton Head which is also adorned with great parks and beaches to enjoy.


When Southern Charm is what you crave, Beaufort is a South Carolina beach town brimming over with gorgeous natural foliage, stunning shorelines, historic streets, and moss-draped live oaks. Located on Port Royal Island, Beaufort enjoys a place on the National Trust for Historic Preservation with a history dating back to 1512. It hosts a collection of marinas, amazing cuisine, and coastal architecture that never fails to tell a rich story of time.

Kiawah Island

Travelers who find themselves enjoying time on Kiawah Island will be privy to no less than 10 miles of beaches to explore as well as stunning marshland views too. Kiawah Island is loved for its family-friendly atmosphere and its many golf courses, dining stops, and charming beach stores to discover. Whether you prefer to spend your day on the sand or hit the bike trails with family and friends, Kiawah Island will keep you entertained with ease.

Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island is ideal for those who are seeking quiet shorelines and spectacular sunrise views each day of their stay. Dolphin spotting is a popular activity across this welcoming beach town and there are a variety of dog-friendly stops along the way for those who are traveling to Seabrook Island with their favorite pet in tow.

Book Your South Carolina Adventure Today

When the coast of South Carolina is calling, Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort has the accommodations you need to infuse comfort and style into your stay. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning your next trip. See our Fripp Island golf packages here.