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Sea of Peace — Edisto Island, South Carolina

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Sea of Peace

This labyrinth made of Charleston cobblestones and local seashells winds through the grounds of Edisto Island‘s Sea of Peace retreat, welcoming visitors who wish to walk its path. The island retreat, which includes a five-bedroom house, walking trails, and access to the Edisto River, was established in 1994 as a Catholic mission by Dominican sisters Betty Condon and Barbara Hubbard. The sisters invited people of all faiths to explore their spirituality within the refuge surrounded by Lowcountry flora and fauna.

Sea of Peace

Susan Klavohn Bryant of Mount Pleasant, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The retreat was originally known as the Sea of Peace House of Prayer, but despite the many people who sought renewal there, the property was sold to new owners in 2012. The buyers kept the name “Sea of Peace” and continue to maintain the property as a retreat center available for rent. Its proximity to Edisto Beach, Botany Bay, and the ACE Basin provides visitors with ample opportunities for reflection, meditation, and a connection with nature.

Reflections on the Sea of Peace

Contributor Susan Klavohn Bryant shares, “This photo was taken at my sister’s coastal retreat on Edisto Island, South Carolina. Now known as Sea of Peace, the property was formerly named Sea of Peace House of Prayer and was a spiritual retreat operated by Dominican nuns. The labyrinth was built with cobblestones from historic Charleston and is still open to the public. The labyrinth is listed on the World-wide Labyrinth Locator and is also mentioned in a book, ‘Spiritual Florida – A guide to retreat centers and religious sites in Florida and nearby’ by Maurico Herreras.”

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Sea of Peace Info

Address: 542 Palmetto Pointe Lane, Edisto Island, SC 29438
GPS Coordinates: 32.516674,-80.321301

Sea of Peace Map

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6 Comments about Sea of Peace

SC Picture Project says:
March 1st, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Great idea! Yes you are.

Jodi Lauria says:
March 1st, 2019 at 11:30 am

I would love to visit this beautiful site with my mother and our friend. Are we able to visit without staying on site?

Connie Rosser Riddle says:
August 31st, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for sharing this photo of the labyrinth. I stayed for five days at Sea of Peace in June of 2006 and that was when I was introduced to walking the labyrinth. Now I’ve written about that experience in a memoir and I would love to have permission to use this excellent photo since the one I took lacks clarity. Please let me know if there is more info I need to provide. Thanks for your assistance, Connie Rosser Riddle.

Brandon Harter says:
August 14th, 2015 at 2:53 pm

A must see on Edisto!

Jeanette Godfrey Chapman says:
August 13th, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Paradise on Earth.

Susan Godfrey Bryant says:
February 20th, 2015 at 5:39 pm

I love Sea of Peace Edisto Island, SC


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