With a coastline that stretches some 187 miles and features a variety of beautiful islands, South Carolina beach vacations are perfect for travelers of all types; from the laid-back beach bum to the thrill-seeking adventurer. Discover the sun, sea, and sand of South Carolina's subtropical beaches and marshy islands on a beach vacation like no other.
Explore the beautiful Myrtle Beach and lively Hilton Head
As one of South Carolina's most famous destinations, Myrtle Beach is a must-see for all visitors and a great first stop on any tour. With more than 60 miles of sparkling Atlantic Ocean lapping against the golden sands, this popular resort is a perfect choice for anyone who loves traditional beach vacations. Try your hand at a variety of water sports or go shopping in the many sea front stores. Additionally, golf lovers are well catered for with a variety of challenging courses.
Heading south, Folly Beach has a charming small-town atmosphere that brings travelers back again and again. Known as The Edge of America to locals, this idyllic part of Folly Island is celebrated for its surfing and superb salt water fishing facilities. South Carolina beach vacations would not be complete without taking in the spectacular pier at Folly Beach that stretches 1000 feet into the Atlantic Ocean.
Further south still, Hilton Head is one of the largest islands on the East Coast and provides many facilities for travelers enjoying South Carolina beach vacations. This large resort offers more than nine miles of beach, countless bike trails, and over 30 golf courses alongside its lively beach town atmosphere. Additionally, kayaking and boat tours are popular and visitors are almost guaranteed to see bottle-nosed dolphins in their natural habitat.