Five Reasons to visit Edisto Beach this Spring

April 4, 2018, 7:55 am EST | Share:

Five Reasons to visit Edisto Beach this Spring
Sponsored by The Edisto Chamber of Commerce

1) Lower Rates than Summer

One of the best things about visiting Edisto Beach is that there are no hotels. That means bring the family, the pets, eat at home, enjoy the sunset from your porch, walk to the beach, ride bikes and enjoy the family feel of this small island town. Visiting in the Spring will also allow you to enjoy lower rental rates. Prime rental season starts in June so March, April and May are perfect travel months to enjoy peace, quiet and tranquility of Mayberry by the Sea!

2) Pet Friendly

As mentioned above, Edisto doesn’t boast any large beachfront hotel properties. Instead your visit will be enjoyed in one of the many lovely rental homes our island has to offer. Because of this, your furry friends will also be able to join you on your Spring family vacation. Our beach is one of the ONLY pet friendly beaches in the Lowcountry and we welcome the furry ones on our sand!

3) Golf anyone?

The Plantation Course is a golf course on the island enjoying an interesting history dating back to its origin in 1973. Originally known as ‘Oristo’ and later as ‘The Edisto Beach Golf Club’, the course takes pride in its new name… The Plantation Course at Edisto. The island known as Edisto is rich in history. Stories abound of the Indians who first enjoyed the area, on to the struggles and battles of the Civil War years, and later the Mystic of the Plantation days. Thus, the naming of our new course honors the past of the area, and encourages excitement about its future.

4) Lowcountry fare and casual dining

The beach prides itself on the laid back lowcountry style it boasts. There is no need to pack fancy duds or fine dining attire. All of our restaurants are flip-flop friendly! You will need to have breakfast at The SeaCow where the “Moo-La-La” French Toast will not disappoint. After breakfast – to work off those calories, you can rent bikes right across the street at Island Bikes to work that French toast off. For lunch Whaley’s is a must try while visiting. This old filling station serves “to die for” fresh local shrimp a top cheesy grits – true southern cuisine! For dinner you can mosey on over to The Waterfront Restaurant for some fresh, local seafood. The Waterfront Restaurant is locally owned and operated by island natives Susan and Scot Flowers. The Flowers’ name upholds four generations in the Edisto seafood industry and they encourage flip flops as well.

5) Not a Single Traffic Light in Sight

Starting with the live oak lined drive down Highway 174 to Edisto you will begin to appreciate the quiet, tranquil scenery. The peacefulness that begins to take over driving through nature’s beauty and the smell of pluff mud. On this tranquil island town you will not see a single traffic light and the first sign of commerce will be a roadside stand run by Gullah women (descendants of the first black inhabitants of South Carolina) who sell sweetgrass baskets. Coming out of the trees, you will loop around a quiet beach – a great spot for collecting shells and shark’s teeth. This beach, where the South Edisto River meets the Atlantic Ocean, will reveal some of the South’s most beautiful sunsets!

For more information on visiting Edisto this Spring, check out the Edisto Chamber website for more information on accommodations. We hope you will consider visiting us this Spring.