Live Like a Local When You Visit These Beaches in Charleston

Charleston has become a popular vacation destination on the South Carolina Coast. From the historic homes in downtown Charleston to the city’s pristine public beaches, there are several beautiful attractions in the Lowcountry. If you’re interested in kicking back and relaxing on a beach vacation, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn more about three of the most popular beaches in Charleston! 

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3 of the Best Beaches in Charleston 

1. Folly Beach 

Folly Beach is the most popular stretch of sand in Charleston, SC. This beach boasts six miles of beautiful shoreline and is just a short drive from historic downtown Charleston. Here, you can find fun, family-friendly restaurants, bars, shops, and, of course, the beach! However, this beach stays crowded during the tourist season, so it may not be the best option for someone looking to enjoy a peaceful day on the beach.  

2. Isle of Palms Beach 

If you’re searching for a quiet place to have a beach day, look no further than Isle of Palms Beach. Our barrier island boasts seven miles of shoreline and is a great place to go during the summer months if you want to avoid crowds and tourist traps while still enjoying the delights of a beach vacation.  

Even better, you can walk to Isle of Palms Beach from your vacation home with East Islands Rentals! If you’re driving, be sure to follow the Isle of Palms Beach parking rules. East Islands Rentals also offers top-notch guest services to all our visitors! We can help you coordinate all your Isle of Palms beach equipment rentals, so you don’t have to lift a finger in the planning process! 

2. Sullivan’s Island Beach 

Sullivan’s Island is just a few minutes away from the Isle of Palms. This barrier island is even quieter than IOP, which may appeal to some visitors. However, Sullivan’s Island Beach is only 2.5 miles long, so there’s less room to stake out a spot on the sand. If you visit, be sure to grab a bite to eat at one of these restaurants on Sullivan’s Island! 

Stay Near the Shore with East Islands Rentals 

Which of the beaches in Charleston appeals to you most? If you’re interested in visiting the beaches on Sullivan’s Island or Isle of Palms, we can help! East Islands Rentals offers an exclusive selection of luxurious Isle of Palms rental homes. All our rental homes are just minutes away from Isle of Palms Beach, and some even boast oceanfront views 

Browse a complete catalog of our Isle of Palms rental homes to select your favorite!