South Carolina Insiders: Best Beach Vacation Spots

Let our local, South Carolina beach experts on Less Traveled locations, Food and Dining, Family Travel in SC, Arts and Culture, Outdoor Adventures, and Golf help you find the very best beach vacation spots and create fun-filled South Carolina vacation itineraries! You’ll pick up valuable insider information on the best beaches for kids, the tastiest restaurants, can’t-miss golf courses, South Carolina festivals and so on. There’s so much more to South Carolina than just having the best beach vacation spots, so keep up with our Insiders here to find all the hidden secrets of South Carolina (did you know that many South Carolina beaches frequently rank among the best beaches for kids and families?).
  • Outdoor

    Marie McAden

    A South Carolina beach getaway can be so much more than just sunning in the best beach vacation spots. Learn to surf at Folly Beach and ride horses at sunset on Myrtle Beach. Go pier fishing or kayak in an undisturbed salt marsh. It’s all here waiting for you.

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  • Family Travel

    Kerry Egan

    South Carolina is a vacationing family's dream – and what better place to visit in SC than the beach! From the wild beauty of Hunting Island to the water parks and golf of Myrtle Beach to the history of Charleston -SC is made for your beach vacation.

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  • Food Gwen Fowler

    South Carolina means great food. From beaufort stew to she crab soup, get your fill of SC flavors.

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  • Golf Bob Gillespie

    It’s hard to imagine your South Carolina beach vacation without golf. SC has over 260 golf courses.

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  • Less Traveled Page Ivey

    South Carolina is just calling to you! History, museums, interesting people. Check out SC Less Traveled.

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  • Arts and Culture Shani Gilchrist

    Add some culture to your next SC beach trip. It doesn’t have to be all sun and tanning lotion!

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Recent Updates
  • Family Travel 7 reasons to go to the beach in the winter Now don't get me wrong -- I love going to the beach on a beautiful summer day. I love swimming in the ocean, and I love the hot sun drying the water off my skin. I love boogie-boarding with my children, and I love baking on the sand. But I... >> More

  • Family Travel Summer isn't the only (or even the best) time to go to the beach Just past the entrance to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, a sign reminds you not to stop suddenly on the causeway. We weren't more than 40 feet across that causeway through the marsh, admiring the blue sky and sea grass stretch… >> More

  • Family Travel Touring Shell Island makes for idyllic afternoon You know those moments when you wish your children would never grow older, when you wish time would stop, when you wish your life would be just like this forever? Those moments that somehow combine complete peace with a joy that makes you feel lik… >> More

  • Outdoor Take a kayak tour to the historic Morris Island Lighthouse Visitors to Folly Beach can get a pretty good look at the historic Morris Island Lighthouse from the northeastern end of the barrier island. The 150-foot brick tower — built in 1876 to help guide sailors into Charleston Harbor — lies ac… >> More

  • Less Traveled Hog Heaven at the beach Most of you know by now that I absolutely love barbecue. I love eating it, I love cooking it, I love smelling it and I really love talking about it. However, most of you may not know that for almost a whole year, I have been a mostly vegetarian. Wh…... >> More

  • Family Travel Sea Turtle Hospital welcomes visitors behind the scenes A massive loggerhead sea turtle swam up to the edge of his hospital pool, popped his head up and splashed us with his flipper. Water sloshed over the edge and onto our feet. A yellow sign urging "Caution! Wet Floor" was already there next to his… >> More

  • Outdoor Hilton Head celebrates 350-year anniversary with a week of events A 350-year anniversary calls for an epic blowout. And that’s just what’s planned for Hilton Head Island’s 350/30 Celebration, a week-long wingding commemorating the island’s discovery by British Captain William Hilton and th… >> More