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Guy18 May 13th, 2016 07:32 AM

Accommodations near Charleston
I'm looking for relaxation, seafood, low country ambience, and marsh or ocean views near but not right in Charleston. Is there a particular island or town you can recommend? Any specific hotels? Not interested in luxurious accomodations, golf or anything like that.

JanetKMR May 13th, 2016 08:21 AM

Folly Beach. We have always done VRBO there but this hotel is an option.

beachkomer May 15th, 2016 05:08 PM

I am looking for the same thing and found that Folly Beach looks laid back and close to Charleston. We are looking at going in November.

msbtravels May 15th, 2016 05:27 PM

I frequent Charleston A LOT and I love it dearly. I also do Folly's Beach, Pawley's Island, Edisto, Kiawah and a few others often. I have to say that you should skip all of them and do Hunting Island if you are looking for relaxation, few people. You can also climb a lighthouse while you're there and take a-maz-ing pictures. There is also a lot of wildlife, marshes, etc. It is a state park and the "wild" of the area has been maintained.

Hunting Island:

Beaufort is very close to Hunting Island and would be a good place to stay unless you like camping/RVing on the beach. Beaufort is a small town with GREAT food, wonderful history, a great atmosphere and is located right next to HI which is by far one of the best beaches in the state -- in my opinion. Beaufort sits on a river and has great accommodations, shopping, and that gorgeous Spanish Moss. It is a better, more quiet getaway. I prefer it to Charleston when I need to get away from home and crowds.


Beaufort is not that far from Charleston - like an hour and a half or so.

msbtravels May 15th, 2016 05:28 PM

Oh goodness -- sorry! *Folly ...It's been a long day!

Guy18 May 16th, 2016 11:18 AM

Thank you all so much. Lots to go on here!

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