Some vacations call for an all-out escape. No work emails, no traffic, no noise pollution and nothing but nature to take in. The thing about getting away from it all and finding a location that boasts true peace and quiet is that it also takes time to locate the perfect place for a week-long get-away. That’s because these towns are off the beaten path and not next to the major tourist traps. If you and the family are in need of a peaceful outing, look no further than Edisto Beach.
This South Carolina community that’s only home to a few hundred residents is located along the Atlantic Ocean -- but is also far enough away from downtown Charleston to free it from the trappings of the typical summer vacation. If you’re looking to learn more about this town in Colleton County as well as Edisto Beach rentals for your vacationing group of family or friends, you’ve come to the right place.
Separated from mainland South Carolina by the South Edisto River, Edisto Beach has seen a recent revival as a vacation destination despite being a year-round community for nearly a century now. The town’s official website touts the municipality as “one of the few remaining family-oriented gently-developed beaches on the eastern coastline of South Carolina.” Home to plenty of restaurants and bars, guests can visit places like the Dockside Restaurant, Pressley’s at the Marina and SeaCow Eatery to sample the local dishes in town. To the north of the town, Edisto Beach State Park offers hiking and biking trails across its 1,255 acres as well as cabins for overnight stays. Historic Charleston is more than 50 miles to the north, which takes about one hour by car. This can be viewed in one of two ways: A drive up to the city is easily accomplished for a day drip while the distance keeps the typical tourist traffic spillover into neighboring communities to an absolute minimum.
For those researching Edisto Beach rentals for their upcoming trip to South Carolina, there are properties currently on the market that are located near the beach or event boast oceanfront access. These same homes are multi-bedroom and multi-bath units easily capable of sleeping in excess of 10 guests. This makes an escape to Edisto Beach an option for both a large circle of your friends and extended family all under one roof. What’s more, some unique amenities that Edisto Beach rentals offer include boat docks and easy ocean access. With perks like that, we wonder why anyone would ever want to spend their night in a downtown hotel room.