Sullivan’s Island Beach

Sullivan’s Island Beach

Does Sullivan’s Island Have a Public Beach?

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Sullivan’s Island Beach Sunrise

Scenic Sullivan’s Island beach is situated on the Atlantic Ocean, between Breach Inlet and Charleston Harbor, and is open to the public year-round. The beach is a white sand beach that stretches for over three miles.

Kids can spend time building sand castles or swimming in the ocean. Adults can relax on the beach and cool off in the water. To make your trip to the beach more enjoyable, consider renting a beach umbrella or chair. Renting a bike will allow you to cruise the beach or explore the beauty and history of Sullivans Island.

Take in both incredible sunrises and sunsets from the beach. The South End of the island offers views of Charleston Harbor, Ft. Sumter, the City of Charleston, the Sullivans Island Lighthouse, and much more. Visitors to the North End of the beach can view the Isle of Palms and Breach Inlet. Also, the beach offers incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean from anywhere.

Sullivan’s Island Beach Parking

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Sullivan’s Island beach parking is free in designated areas. However, there is not any pay parking available on the Island. Sullivan’s Island has limited parking. Therefore, get to the Island early to find a spot. Also, remember that parking can be difficult on weekends during the summer month, especially on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Follow all the parking rules. SIPD enforces them.

Public Beach Access

Sullivan's Island Beach Access
Sullivan Island Public Beach Access Paths are located throughout the Island.

Sullivan’s Island public beach access points are located throughout the Island. There are many access points for beachgoers on the island. Beach access is available on just about every block. Please use the designated beach access paths and don’t go into the dunes. Also, do not access the beach through the yards of private homes.

Please follow all the beach rules and regulations. Regulations are conveniently posted at the entrance to most of the access paths. These rules allow everyone to enjoy their day on the Island.

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Is Fishing Allowed on the Beach

Surf Fishing on Sullivan's Island Beach
Surf Fishing

You can fish from the beach! So, try your luck in the surf fishing for species like Red Drum, Flounder, or Speckled Trout. Fishing is usually good around the rock groins along the beach too. Sheepshead is another type of fish that anglers can catch around the rocks. However, be careful not to hang your line on the rocks. Fishing from the beach requires a fishing license.

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Also, You can hire a charter boat to take you fishing while you stay on the Island. Offshore and Inshore charters are available.

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Are Dogs allowed on Sullivan’s Island Beach

Sullivan's Island Beach Rules for Dogs

Dogs are allowed on the beach but only at certain times. From May 1st through September 30th, dogs can be off their leashes and run on the beach from 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Dogs are allowed on the beach from 6 p.m. until 10 a.m. but must be on leashes. 

Please follow these dog rules. The Town enforces them.

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