Rich in Native American history, Edisto Beach on Edisto Island is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina.
Edisto Beach State Park features trails for hiking and biking that provide a wonderful tour of the park. The park’s environmental education center is a “green” building with exhibits that highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin.
For overnight accommodations, furnished cabins sit nestled in the woods, and campsites can be found along the Edisto Island oceanfront or in the shaded maritime forest.
Fishing Information: Enjoy surf fishing or fishing in the salt marsh for flounder, whiting, spot tail and other species.
Saltwater Fishing: Yes
Boating and Boat Access: A boat ramp and courtesy dock is located on the western boundary of the park which offers guest access to Big Bay Creek.
Boat Ramp: Yes
Picnic Area and Shelters: Two picnic shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis for family or other group gatherings at no charge.
Picnic Shelters: Yes
Swimming: Swimming is permitted in the Atlantic Ocean at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Bird Watching: The best area for bird watching is along the trails in the park. Water fowl can also be spotted along the beach or marsh areas.
Interpretive Trails: A series of short, mostly level trails wind through Edisto Island’s maritime forest of live oak, hanging Spanish moss, and palmetto trees. During your walk you may see white-tailed deer, osprey, or alligators, and may even catch a glimpse of the wary bobcats.
Camping Information: Camping with water and electrical hookups is available ocean-side or near the salt marsh.
Several sites accommodate RVs up to 40 feet. Each campground is convenient to restrooms with hot showers.