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Top Beaches in Charleston - page 5

Top Beaches in Charleston

The beach might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a trip to historic Charleston, but the shores of South Carolina’s Lowcountry are dotted with beautiful stretches of sand. Here are some of the best options for a day of sun, sand, and sea.

Kiawah Island

Situated about an hour outside of Charleston, Kiawah Island ranks among South Carolina’s top beach resorts. Visitors will find a public beach—considered one of the best in the country—at the southern end of this beautiful barrier island, as well as plenty of bike paths.

Folly Beach

Perhaps the most iconic beach in Lowcountry, Folly Beach has a little bit of everything: waves for surfing, lifeguards for safe swimming, a fishing pier, food vendors, and even a historic lighthouse (Morris Island) at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. Folly Beach is also a popular jumping off point for stand-up paddleboarding trips along the Carolina coast.

Sullivan’s Island

This largely residential barrier island north of downtown Charleston was once the stomping ground of poet Edgar Allan Poe. Today, visitors come for its broad beach where an offshore sandbar creates excellent conditions for swimming and kiteboarding.

Isle of Palms

Located just across an inlet from Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms attracts families with its lively beaches and collection of shops and oceanfront restaurants.Those with an interest in angling can head out to fish in the creeks of Charleston Harbor or out to sea to catch flounder and red fish trout.

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Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

Charleston Historical Walking Tour: Pirates, Patriots, and More

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Discover the "Holy City" with a professional Guide on this comprehensive Walking Tour through the popular sites of Charleston, South Carolina. Follow your guide on a leisurely stroll down cobbled alleyways and boulevards lined with grand antebellum homes as you listen to a highlight reel of Charleston history. Stop long enough to snap photos at top landmarks like the Battery, Rainbow Row, Waterfront Park, Old Customs Exchange, Nathaniel Russell House, Whitepoint Garden, and St. Michael's Church. Walk with us and learn about bawdy taverns & pirates, heroic patriots, the grandeur of antebellum architecture, the devastation of the Civil War, and much more! History will come alive as we stroll through the historic streets and gardens of the “Holy City.”
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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2-Hour Marsh Paddleboard Eco Tour
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2-Hour Marsh Paddleboard Eco Tour

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Exploring Charleston’s tidal marshes by stand up paddle board increases your chances of seeing wildlife hiding among the reeds while providing a fun and challenging activity. First-time paddle boarders love the personalized instruction and attention from your guide, while just about everyone appreciates getting close to dolphins, turtles, and more in the wild.
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  • 2 hours
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High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine

High Society II: Combo Walking Tour with Art & Wine

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This original Charleston walking tour is not offered anywhere else in town! You'll stroll the most beautiful streets and lanes learning of the artisans, artists, architects, and landowners who built the rich city of Charleston. Lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, Owner of Eclectic Tours of Charleston, this unique tour experience ends with a special visit to one of Charleston's premiere Art Galleries where you'll learn about local artists connected to the city and sip sparkling wine. Highlights * Unique Historic Charleston walking tour PLUS a visit to an exceptional Art Gallery and Wine Reception * Subjects cover History, Art, Culture, Civil War, Flowers and Trees, and unusual facts that make Charleston so charming * Tour lead by Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris * Plenty of time to stop and take Instagram-worthy snaps
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$38.00
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Charleston Photography Tours - Half Day Expedition
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Charleston Photography Tours - Half Day Expedition

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Explore the hidden gems and iconic locations around Charleston on this leisurely half-day photography tour. Enjoy plenty of time at each stop to get the best shot and take advantage of tips from a guide along the way. Participants will meet at a designated location and follow the guide in their own vehicles.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Charleston

Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Charleston

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Flytographer Private Vacation Photo Shoot Connect with a local hand-picked professional photographer in Charleston and capture your most memorable moments during this private photo shoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Charleston, including where to eat & what to see from your vacation photographer. Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality vacation photos — the best souvenir ever. We specialize in: - honeymoons - family trips - engagements - anniversaries - romantic getaways - multi-generational trips - babymoons - solo travellers - and just because! With over 10,000 5-star reviews, Flytographer is the global leader in vacation photography and has captured over 3 million memories for travellers across six continents. We’ve been featured across A-list media, including Conde Nast Traveler, Oprah, Forbes, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Huffington Post, & many more.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Half Day Tour of Middleton Place & Drayton Hall Tour including Box Lunch

Private Half Day Tour of Middleton Place & Drayton Hall Tour including Box Lunch

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Explore beyond the Charleston city limits with this private half-day tour. Get picked up at the location of your choice and set out along the scenic River Road to the historic landmarks of West Ashley. Visit Drayton Hall, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, and Middleton Place at your leisure. Maximize time with this private, half-day sightseeing excursion including a box lunch.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Charleston Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Charleston Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Add some strategy to your Charleston tour with a fun scavenger hunt adventure! This competition turns your 3-hour historic walking tour into a friendly race through Charleston to solve clues, complete challenges, and track down some of the city’s hidden gems. Don’t forget your smart phone or sleuthing sensibility! Note: Price is per individual, but each team must book together to join in the same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
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CHS Airport Luxury Sedan Transportation

CHS Airport Luxury Sedan Transportation

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Luxury Transportation Service: • Chauffeured Transportation • New Luxury Fleet • Meet and Greet with Name Sign • Airport Flight Tracking • Cold Water upon Arrival • Auto-Text Alerts • Driver Notifications with Contact Info • "Best of Charleston" 8 years in a row
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  • 1 hour
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Charleston's Walking History Tour - 6 PM

Charleston's Walking History Tour - 6 PM

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Take a walking tour of Charleston during the evening hours to enjoy cooler weather while learning about the city's rich history. As you wander along streets near the waterfront, you'll hear about Southern culture and present-day life in Charleston before diving into the city's past, dating back to 1650.
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  • 2 hours
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Guided Walking Ghost Tour in Charleston

Guided Walking Ghost Tour in Charleston

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Discover the spooky side of Charleston with a guided ghost tour. Set out on foot to explore a different side of Charleston and see city landmarks including Philadelphia Alley, St. Philip’s Church, and Charleston City Market. Hear stories about graverobbers and ghosts during this family-friendly, supernatural-focused walking tour. Get extra value with admission to the Halsey Gallery of Contemporary Art and Philip Simmons House included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charleston Airport (CHS) to Kiawah/Seabrook Islands – Roundtrip Private Transfer

Charleston Airport (CHS) to Kiawah/Seabrook Islands – Roundtrip Private Transfer

Book your Private Round-Trip Transfer from Charleston Airport (CHS) to Kiawah/Seabrook Islands hotel or address and return. Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
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Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

Best of Historic Charleston Walking Tour

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This is the perfect walking tour for the first-time visitor or repeat guest. We’ll cover iconic landmarks such as St. Philip’s Church, the French Quarter, the Dock Street Theatre, Rainbow Row, The Battery, White Point Garden, Calhoun Mansion, and so much more. You’ll get a comprehensive view of Charleston’s architecture, churches, culture, history, people, and even the hidden alleys and lanes often overlooked on other tours. I’ll highlight historic downtown extensively at an easy pace with lots of photo stops and interesting facts you’ll always remember. More ground covered = more beauty experienced. Charleston is the star.
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  • 2 hours
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Amazing Ladies of Charleston Walking Tour

Amazing Ladies of Charleston Walking Tour

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This exclusive historic walking tour highlights the essential streets of downtown Charleston and highlights many trailblazing women worth remembering. While strolling down the charming streets and hidden alleys of the French Quarter and South of Broad with Travel Writer and Licensed Tour Guide, Jill Paris, you'll be privy to the secrets of local characters and learn about the southern culture through heartfelt tales, not lectures. You can almost hear the desperate plea of captured lady-pirate Anne Bonny pleading for her life; badass women abolitionists, writers, artists breaking down barriers; a young girl-spy's quick-thinking cool under pressure; a pioneering preservationist; a female ghost's sad story; and an African American leader worthy of her own national holiday. Let's face it. Girls rule. Highlights * Plenty of time to take Instagram-worthy snaps * Tour covers History, Culture, Architecture, Plants & Flowers, and more * Tour starts and ends next to convenient parking
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  • 2 hours
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Charleston Paddleboard Rentals

Charleston Paddleboard Rentals

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Paddle along the Charleston coast to see the sights from the water with a stand-up paddleboard rental in the heart of the low country. Get insider tips on the best places to paddle from an experienced and friendly staff, and enjoy free delivery service so you can explore on your own time, and at your own pace. Watch for wildlife and soak up the South Carolina sunshine while you experience the serenity of life on the water.
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Charleston Bar Hunt: Charleston Chase Bar Crawl

Charleston Bar Hunt: Charleston Chase Bar Crawl

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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The Chucktown Showdown Scavenger Hunt

The Chucktown Showdown Scavenger Hunt

Alley Kat Adventures is an Austin, TX-based event design company offering city scavenger hunts in 60 cities in the US and Mexico as well as custom events worldwide. Our specially hand-crafted, interactive quests are equal parts tour, cultural experience, creative challenge, detective hunt, & social experiment! Guests get to discover hidden gems off the beaten trail while completing fun missions! Find the home of a famous historical literary figure, learn dances and dialects only known by some locals, find hidden alleyways and mysterious connected graveyards, and more!
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  • 2 hours
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Love Stories of Charleston Walking Tour

Love Stories of Charleston Walking Tour

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This specialty tour is not found anywhere else in Charleston! Unlock the romantic truths behind Charleston's most notorious lovers with travel writer and registered tour guide, Jill Paris. Tread carefully inside the graveyard said to be haunted by the subject of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." Touch the towering wall at the Swordgate House that a fifteen-year-old student at an elite girls' boarding school scaled to run off any marry her lover. Hear about the "lovebirds of Lamboll Street" and much more. Ample time to take photos; Tour includes a stop at the "Angel Wings" brick wall on Legare Street - an Eclectic Tours of Charleston original. "Charleston is the star - it's my pleasure to showcase its most stunning streets with you. Join me for an unforgettable journey on foot through what's been often described as a movie set." Jill Paris, Owner, Eclectic Tours of Charleston
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  • 2 hours
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Ride To Charleston International (CHS)

Ride To Charleston International (CHS)

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ML Black Cars specializes in Private Transport Services. Whether We Are Picking You Up From The Airport, Cruise Port, Rail Station, Hotel, or Your Personal Residence, Enjoy A Private Ride in a Comfortable Vehicle with a Courteous Driver. So For Your Next Transport, Let ML Black Cars take You there.
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  • 1 hour
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Ferry Round Trip between Waterfront Park and Daniel Island

Ferry Round Trip between Waterfront Park and Daniel Island

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Ride the DI Ferry to dine at The Kingstide or Sermet's Courtyard on Daniel Island. This 30 minute trip will take you directly to the dock on DI - a short 1 minute walk to the restaurants. Come see the brand new docks on Daniel Island and experience a unique waterfront dining experience. Our return trip will take you directly to Waterfront Park downtown.
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Charleston: Jewel Of The South Walking Tour

Charleston: Jewel Of The South Walking Tour

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This is a local's view of Charleston history. It's almost as if Evans is welcoming you into his home. He knows everyone and has spent more than 25 years interpreting the history in a fun, and entertaining way.
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  • 2 hours
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Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Charleston by Operation City Quest

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Charleston by Operation City Quest

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Explore Charleston with Operation City Quest! Our scavenger hunt takes you around the city to find items in any order you want and perform exciting tasks for points. The scavenger hunt is done using an app and you'll be able to check the rankings feature anytime to see how you rank. Our scavenger hunt has a remote guide that will help along the way via chat. Let's get exploring in Charleston.
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  • 2 hours
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Ride From Charleston International (CHS) Pending

Ride From Charleston International (CHS) Pending

ML Black Cars specializes in Private Transport Services. Whether We Are Picking You Up From The Airport, Cruise Port, Rail Station, Hotel, or Your Personal Residence, Enjoy A Private Ride in a Comfortable Vehicle with a Courteous Driver. So For Your Next Transport, Let ML Black Cars take You there.
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$79.00
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Chauffeured, Private Airport Transportation

Chauffeured, Private Airport Transportation

Enjoy a relaxing and worry-free ride in a sedan, SUV, or Executive Van when you depart for the airport in Historic Charleston, South Carolina. Our private transportation service ensures a comfortable and safe experience every time. Our chauffeur will be waiting to take you to the Charleston International Airport (CHS) for your airport departure from any Downtown Charleston Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$130.32
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CHS Airport Transportation

CHS Airport Transportation

Welcome to Charleston Downtown Limo, Charleston’s premier limo service catering to private occasions, corporate events, bachelor & bachelorette parties, business services & general transportation. Our fleet of luxury vehicles include Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousines, Lincoln Navigators and towncars, Coaches, Mini Coaches and Mercedes Sprinters to suit all of your transportation needs. We are dedicated to providing professional, reliable & courteous service to all of our patrons each time you ”ride in luxury.”
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$106.67
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