Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, is the perfect place for a relaxing week or day at the beach. Sullivan’s Island is a quiet town rich in history and natural beauty. Enjoy the beautiful beach that is open to the public year-round. Beach parking is free, and public beach access points are located throughout the Island. Nearby Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Mt. Pleasant offer visitors endless sightseeing, dining, golf, and fishing opportunities.
Explore The Beach
Explore Sullivan’s Island’s beautiful 3-mile-long sandy beach. Enjoy spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, Charleston Harbor, The Intracoastal Waterway, Isle of Palms, and amazing sunrises and sunsets from the beach. Charleston, Isle of Palms, and Mt. Pleasant are all nearby and offer endless things to do on your visit. Rent beach umbrellas, chairs, or bikes to make your stay more enjoyable.
Discover The History
Discover historic Ft. Moultrie and the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse, also known as Charleston Light. Fort Moultrie was an essential fort from the Revolutionary War until World War II. It is now a National Historic Monument that attracts visitors of all ages who want to learn about the fort’s rich history. Historic Fort Moultrie offers stunning views of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean too. Be sure to visit these two Island landmarks.
Experience Sullivan’s Island
Experience the charm that is Sullivan’s Island. Bike or stroll the quaint streets and that are home to many beautiful houses, historic churches, and pretty places that make this island unique. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a drink at one of the restaurants on Middle St. after a day at the beach. Charter fishing, kayaking, and golf courses on Isle of Palms, Mt. Pleasant and Charleston are available just a short drive from the island.
About Sullivan’s Island
Where is Sullivan’s Island? Sullivans Island is just 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston. The Isle of Palms is only about 5 minutes away, and Mt. Pleasant is just a short drive across the Isle of Palms Connector or Ben Sawyer Bridge. The trip to Isle of Palms or Mt. Pleasant offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, Breach Inlet, The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, numerous creeks, and miles of salt marshes.
Many of the streets on the island are called “stations” because a trolley line used to operate here. The trolley line ran the length of Sullivan’s Island over to Mt. Pleasant via the Old Pitt St. Bridge. Remnants of the bridge can still be seen from the South end of Sullivan’s Island. The Old Pitt Street Bridge is now a city park in Mt. Pleasant. The park offers views of Charleston Harbor, the City of Charleston, Fort Sumter, and the surrounding marsh.
Sullivan’s Island Downtown is located on Middle St. from Ben Sawyer Boulevard to Station 18. In the small downtown area, you can find dining, shopping, a post office, a convenience store, a daycare, and more.
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Visit Historic Charleston, SC
Historic Downtown Charleston is only about a 15-minute drive away and offers endless things for vacationers to do and see. History abounds in Charleston. The Battery, Rainbow Row, and The Market are just a few places you can visit. Charleston is home to many excellent restaurants and shops. Charleston restaurants offers something for everyone to enjoy, from barbecue to fine dining.
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