Best South Carolina Beaches for Families

best south carolina beaches

It’s Vacation Time!! Looking for a perfect beach to enjoy your summer fun? South Carolina is home to some of the best beaches in the US. Camping, tourist attractions, loggerhead turtles, and more! Check out these beaches, most of them are within a three-hour drive from the CSRA.

Best South Carolina Beaches for Families

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Folly Beach

Just south of Charleston is this old time beach town. If you are looking for a beach with a laid back feel…Folly Beach is the one for you. It is home to the 2nd longest pier on the East Coast, Folly Pier. Take a stroll through their downtown and take in some local attractions, such as mini-golf, eco-tours, and kayaking tours

Things to See: 
Morris Island Lighthouse
Folly Beach County Park
Wave Watch Playground
Folly River Park

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Hilton Head

A CSRA favorite! Hilton Head in the closest SC beach to the CSRA and it does not disappoint. It is a laid back beach, but there is a lot to do. Take in the pristine beach fronts, go hiking or bike riding on one of their many trails or just spend the day building sandcastles. This is also a great beach to take a one day trip! 

Things to See:
Coligny Beach Park (Splash Pad)
The Sandbox: An Interactive Children’s Museum
The Coastal Discovery Museum
Dolphin Watching Tours
Islanders Beach Park (Playground)

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is the most touristy of South Carolina’s beaches. If you are looking for attractions, amusement, and activities this is the best pick. Take a walk along the strip, take a ride on the SkyWheel, or go camping at Myrtle Beach State Park. There are tons of possibilities and it can be fairly inexpensive. 

Things to See: 
Myrtle Waves Water Park
Myrtle Beach Boardwalk
The Market Common
Medieval Times
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
Ripley’s Attractions

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Huntington Beach State Park

Do you enjoy camping? Huntington Beach State Park is a option for those who like the great outdoors. The state park has over three miles of beach for swimming and fishing. They have campsites that include water and electric and there is even some with full hook up. They even have guided tours and programs at Atalaya, a national historical landmark. 

Things to Do:
Fishing in the Jetty
Swim at the South Beach
Visit the Nature Center
Sandpiper Pond Trail

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