Fodor's Expert Review Sullivan's Island

Charleston Beach
Free Fodor's Choice

The pristine Sullivan's Island beachfront is owned by the town, including 200 acres of walkable maritime forest overseen by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The downside to this is that there are no amenities like public toilets and showers. There are, however, a number of good small restaurants on nearby Middle Street, the island's main drag. Approximately 30 public-access paths (four are wheelchair accessible) lead to the beach. "Sully's" is a delightful island with plenty to see, including Fort Moultrie National Monument. When parking or getting directions, note that the blocks are referred to as "Stations" on Sullivan's. Station 28.5 is the primary kitesurfing destination in Charleston and can be busy on windy days; lessons are available from Sealand Adventure Sports. Amenities: none. Best for: sunrise; sunset; walking; windsurfing.

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Atlantic Ave.
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina  29482, USA

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