Edisto Island Highlights
History, great food, nice people, great scenery.
Too many people are beginning to find it!
In a nutshell
Little but a nice place to visit.
Edisto Island Things to Do
Highway 17 is the main route that takes you to the cutoffs for Edisto. Once on the road to the island there are acres and acres of low country sights. Boats can come up through the water in the interior of the island. There are several small places to stop for gas and small, modest shopping areas. When you cross the bridge you are on the island.more
All along the beach at Edisto are small family cottages. They are not fancy by any means.You get a wonderful feel of yesteryear here. The view is one long sight of beach and palm trees. You won't see one high rise. If you can be satisfied with a few days of real downtime this is the place to come. There is absolutely nothing commercial here other...more
Edisto is one of the few places that still has old beach cottages right on the beach itself.There are jettys and pilings along the beach to try to stop the erosion of the dunes. Spending some time here gives you a wonderful oldtime feel. You can't find a high rise or big hotel here!more
Anywhere you look you'll see the old mans beard hanging from the tree's, better known as southern moss. We enjoyed just driving around and looking for old plantations and museums. We only got lost once. Some of the roads are dirt roads. Something we are not used to traveling without 4-wheel drive! Ha ha!more
Edisto Island Hotels
1 King Cotton Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438
Good for: Solo
We love Edisto and although we have not camped at the campground, we did visit the state park. We...more
547 Highway 174, Edisto Island, South Carolina, 29438, United States
Good for: Couples
Edisto Island Restaurants
The menu at this restaurant offers a lot of seafood. It's one of the few places to eat on Edisto Island. There is very little ambience here. If you get a table by the window you will have a view of the boats coming into the slip area. You have to walk up a long flight of stairs to the dining room. The restrooms are downstairs so if being...more
For restaurant eats it's slim pickin's. There is a semi-cushy restaurant off the pier (seafood, of course), a more casual place near the Fairfield resort end, a pizza parlor that serves ice cream and (thank goodness) a grocery store! Charleston, though, is only 45min. away offering pretty much whatever you want.more
4 Hotels in Edisto Island
294 Reviews and Opinions
Edisto Island What to Pack
Luggage and bags: Take whatever you need. Dont over do the luggage. It just makes more work for yourself.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandles are great for the beach. Well, most people know that already. Loose, comfortable clothing is good also. I would also take a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A must is sunblock if you are like me. I got extremely burnt. The sand is sharp, so bandaids might come in handy.
Photo Equipment: A camera is a must for the beach. I like to take pic of the sunsets. They are awesome!!
Edisto Island Off The Beaten Path
Highway 174 is the main road on Edisto Island. About 8 miles before you reach the beach you'll pass the historic Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island. Slow down and you'll spot a sign for Steamboat Landing about 3/4 mile past the church. Turn left and follow the paved road. When it ends continue straight on the dirt road. This historic road was once the main entrance and exit for the island leading to the warf (dock) where the Steamboat landed. There is a public landing today and some of the most beautiful oak trees shading a lovely road. Take it slow, the road can get a bit bumpy. And if you have a boat its a great place to launch it while on the island.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
Edisto Island Favorites
1 more image
Favorite thing: Many of the roads on the island have a bicycle path so it's a safe place to get your exercise and enjoy the pleasant ambiance of the South.
- Book now for big savings!
- Hotels.com Outstanding choice of hotels all over the world at fantastic prices.
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates