Edisto Beach is the name of both the beach and the surrounding town of around 400 residents, most of whom commute from here. A vacation spot since the 1920s, today Edisto Beach is one of just a handful of largely uncommercialised, family-friendly beaches located in the region.
Although only stretching a few metres back, the beach runs uninterrupted for around four miles, from the mouth of Big Bay Creek to the north and west to the edge of the town close to the Visitor Center to the east. At this point it becomes Edingsville Beach.
Lined with beachside condos for almost its entire length, there are various public rights of access through this housing. On the beach you’ll find light-coloured sands subdivided into sections by stone groynes or breakwaters.
Edisto Beach is known among the beach fishing community as a great angling spot, while shelling is another popular activity. Fossilized sharks’ teeth are often washed up by the Atlantic Ocean. During the spring and summer, the beach is also visited by nesting loggerhead turtles. Those keen to experience the waves are able to do so by surfing, windsurfing or sea kayaking.
In addition to the condos, there is camping with electric hook ups and facilities including showers and restrooms on the easternmost side.
- Good fishing
- Kite surfing
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