On May 11th, 2018 National Geographic TRAVEL posted “Discover the Best of Charleston: Make the most of your trip with these top ten tips for the “Holy City.” Nancy Gupton wrote:
“One of the United States’ oldest cities, Charleston—nicknamed the Holy City for its abundance of churches—offers visitors plenty to experience and explore. Don’t be overwhelmed: These are our top ten tips for making the most of your time…”
1 – SEE THE BIRDS
2- WANDER THE GARDENS
Read the article for the other eight hints and to read her elaboration on each.
The southern end of Edisto Island is in Colleton County while Edisto Beach is in Charleston County.
‘An oceanfront campground on a palmetto-lined beach famed for its shelling is just one highlight of Edisto Beach State Park.
Only an hour from Charleston, the park also offers another campground deep in the maritime forest full of live oaks and some of the states tallest palmetto trees, as well as a row of comfortable cabins nestled in the woods but with a front-row view of miles of pristine marshland.
Edisto Beach State Park also offers the states longest system of handicapped-friendly hiking and biking trails, including one leading to a mysterious, 4,000-year-old shell midden alongside a secluded bend on a tidal creek.
The park also has an environmental education center, a green building full of exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin, one of the nations largest preserved estuaries.’
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‘Fishing, walking, birding, and the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Edge of America are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area.’
‘The Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier is a breathtaking landmark that stretches 1,045 feet into the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean. At 25-feet wide and 23-feet above sea level, the pier is the second longest on the east coast and offers not only spectacular views, but a variety of fishing tournaments, special events, and dining.’
Full-service restaurant, Locklears Beach City Grill
‘On the west end of the island, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River, beachgoers will find Folly Beach County Park. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beautiful beachfront designated swimming area. Skimmer Flats, a major Eastern Brown Pelican rookery, is visible at the west end of the park. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10am and 6pm from May 1 through September 30. At all other times, the dog must be on a leash.’