South Carolina Picture Project
 
South Carolina Picture Project

Edisto Beach — Edisto Beach, South Carolina


SC Picture Project  |  Colleton County  |  Edisto Beach


Adopt A South Carolina Landmark
Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach lies at the tip of Edisto Island, just over Scott Creek. An incorporated town, it is separate from Edisto Island and located in Colleton County instead of Charleston County. Located about 50 miles south of historic Charleston, it is one of few relatively undeveloped beaches in South Carolina.

Edisto Beach Seashells on the Shore

Eric Hunter of Easley, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Edisto is named for its first known inhabitants, the Edisto Indians. Today the coastal community features beach homes, vacation rentals, and a state park.

Edisto Beach Palmetto Tree

Eric Hunter of Easley, 2019 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Edisto Beach State Park is located on the northernmost tip of the beach, just south of Botany Bay. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid 1930s and was one of the first state parks constructed in South Carolina.

Edisto Beach South Carolina

Marty Peterson of Green Mountain, NC, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Tidal creeks ribbon through the island, giving beach lovers another experience of the waters at Edisto. Photographer Christian Stewart, who took the photo below, says that this creek runs behind the beach house where he spent some time during the summer of 2015.

Edisto Creek

Christian Stewart of Chattanooga, TN, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Reflections on Edisto Beach


Marty Peterson of Green Mountain, North Carolina – who contributed the photo below, – writes, “My family has been going to Edisto Island for 18 years. When we first started we were looking for a place we could take our two young sons to the beach for vacation. Some friends invited us to go there with them. We fell in love with Edisto Island and have been going there ever since. My sons are grown now, but my wife and I still try to go even year around our anniversary. This year was a little different. While I was there last year I found an interest in photography as a hobby. This year I couldn’t wait to get there. I saw places and things I had never seen in the 18 years we had been going. I even made the trip to Botany Bay. It’s an amazing place. I love it. Can’t wait until our next trip there. South Carolina is a beautiful state. A place where memories are made.”

Edisto Beach Charleston County

Marty Peterson of Green Mountain, NC, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Edisto Beach Map

Please Share Your Thoughts!


Did you enjoy this page? Do you have any information we should add? Send us your comments below — we can't wait to hear from you!

One Comment about Edisto Beach

Mimi Reese says:
August 30th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Prettiest place in SC. Great capture of the setting sun!




SC PICTURE PROJECT

Join Us on Facebook
Search for Landmarks

TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Adams Run Aiken Alcolu Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cayce Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Chesterfield Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Daufuskie Island Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Erhardt Eutawville Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Fort Mill Fountain Inn Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Great Falls Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hardeeville Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Hodges Holly Hill Honea Path Hopkins Hotels & Inns Huger Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Jamestown Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Lowndesville Manning Marion Mars Bluff McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinewood Pinopolis Plantations Pomaria Port Royal Post Offices Prosperity Ravenel Restaurants Ridgeland Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Santee Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stateburg Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Sunsets Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Troy Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Ware Shoals Waterfalls Water Towers Wedgefield West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Woodruff Yemassee York