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Sullivan's Island Beach

Sullivan's Island Beach Review

This is one of the most noncommercialized, pristine beaches in the greater Charleston area. The beachfront lands are owned by the town—some 190 acres of infant maritime forest with coastal wildlife, held in a perpetual land easement by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The downside is that there are no amenities that make beach-going easier, like public toilets and showers. There are, however, a number of good small restaurants for lunch or drinks on nearby Middle Street, the island's main drag. There are approximately 30 public-access paths (4 are wheelchair accessible) that lead to the beach. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. "Sully's" is a delightful island with a rich historic background that includes a lighthouse and Fort Moultrie National Monument. The island is home to some 2,000 people, whose numbers swell in summer with vacationers occupying the many beach houses and rentals. Amenities: none. Best for: sunrise; swimming; walking; windsurfing.

Updated: 06-06-2013

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