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4 Coastal Day Trips You’ll Want to Squeeze in While the Weather’s Still Warm


With fall just around the corner, it's time squeeze in your last adventures of summer. And with so many places to choose from in the South Carolina area, Alta Brighton Park has put together a list of must-sees before the seasons start to change. So grab your flip flops, sunscreen, and beach chairs and get ready for these four unforgettable coastal day trips. 

1. Folly Beach

Located on Folly Island in South Carolina, Folly Beach is known to the locals as the “Edge of America” and is home to countless surf spots, delicious restaurants, and entertainment for all. This laidback beach community is the place to go if you’re in search of the perfect wave or simply want to enjoy some of South Carolina’s most beautiful scenery. When you roll into town, head over to one of the local surf spots called the The Washout to catch a break yourself or watch surfers enjoy some epic East Coast waves. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, wander down Center Street and stop in at the Taco Boy – a funky taqueria by the beach serving authentic street tacos and refreshing margaritas. Finish your day trip strong with a fiery sunset at historic Morris Island Lighthouse for the perfect end of summer trip.

2. Hunting Island State Park

Celebrated as South Carolina’s most popular state park, Hunting Island is a must-see retreat for those who love a natural coastal environment. If you love to camp, enjoy a night under the stars on this island oasis or rent a cabin if you prefer a more comfortable experience. If you enjoy fishing, you’ll find plenty of spots to cast your line. From surf fishing at Johnson Creek to big catches at the lagoon, Hunting Island is the perfect place to test your luck during the final days of summer. 

3. Kiawah Island

If you’re looking for a new adventure spot full of natural beauty, you’re sure to love Kiawah Island. From its abundance of wildlife to 10 miles of immaculate beaches, this island getaway offers new surprises at every turn. West and East Beach both offer plenty of lush and serene landscape to enjoy. West Beach is a bike-friendly and laid back while East Beach offers a more staycation vibe with its beautiful hotel, picturesque golf course, and delicious restaurants. Kiawah Island is the perfect place to experience true southern charm. 

4. Surfside Beach

If you’re trying to head off the beaten path, Surfside Beach in South Carolina is only a 15-minute drive from Myrtle Beach and is much quieter than its larger neighbor. Pack up your beach chairs and umbrellas and get ready to experience endless water activities. For those seeking adventure, rent some watersport necessities like jet skis, parasailing boats, paddle boards, or kayaks at Shoreline Water Sport and enjoy a day on the water to get a true taste of the beach culture. After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the iconic Surf Diner for a meal with ocean views. No matter what you love to do at the beach, you’re sure to find it at Surfside Beach. 

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