Edisto Beach Review
Edisto's south side has 4 miles of public beach. At its western end, the beach faces St. Helena Sound and has smaller waves. There is beach access at every block starting at the Pavilion Restaurant, as well as free public parking along the road. The beach itself has narrowed because of erosion, so it's best to time your visit for low tide. These clean coastal waters teem with both fish and shellfish, and it's common to see people throwing cast nets for shrimp. It's a great beach for beachcombing. Alcohol is allowed as long as it is not in glass containers. There is little shade, and there are no food stands, so be sure to pack snacks. This long stretch is home turf for individually owned beach cottages, nearly all of which are available for rent. Amenities: none. Best for: solitude; sunset; swimming.