The Parking & Traffic Struggles of the Lowcountry

Traffic backup in Charleston, S.C. (source:
Traffic backup in Charleston, S.C. (source:

The Post and Courier posted an article entitled, “Grand Strand, Lowcountry wrestle with beach visitor parking” written by Prentiss Findlay.

Here are some excerpts…

“From the booming Grand Strand to the bustling Lowcountry, the roadside turf for beach day-trippers is shrinking as cities impose new rules in response to resident complaints about traffic congestion, rowdy crowds and unsafe streets.”

This was said of Myrtle Beach, but surely applies to the Low Country as well: “Parking problems that used to happen only on holidays such as Easter or the Fourth of July have become an issue every weekend…”

“On peak days, Charleston County’s main beaches — Sullivan’s, Folly Beach and Isle of Palms — may suddenly swell from a few thousand residents to more than 10,000 visitors. Traffic can back up for miles…”

Click here to read the entire article.