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Edisto Beach State Park

8377 State Cabin Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-2756
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Biking, Camping, Horseback riding
Description: A family-oriented recreational area.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice to be on the beach. Got here 10 minutes early..will not let us in! Said it was park rangers. 10 min. REALLY! Had to wait till 2. What! Never had this happen ever. Everyone is gone at Noon. So what's 10 mins! No outdoor showers as well said new rule up the coast; not hunting island. Go there! One... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Tent camped at the live oaks section of the park. Loved the campsite...loved the beach....the bathrooms were clean and even had a fan....a plus since it was 100°. The staff is very welcoming and laid back.....got boiled peanuts from a little truck that came through the campsite....only issue was...make sure to get rid of trash or put in your car... More

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Walterboro, South Carolina, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a great state park (I may be biased, I spent quite a bit of my childhood and teen years here.) Less than an hour from our home, we enjoy visiting here over the summer. The park is beautiful - we camped here and had a great time. Look forward to next summer!

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JAN222
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As a moderately obsessed sheller (as in I have been known to plan vacations around shelling) I thought I'd weigh in on this aspect of the park for those interested. Yes, there are a lot of shells along the water line and in the wash, but most of them are run of the mill. The most "exotic" shell parts I... More

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Central, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Edisto Beach State Park has great trails, scenery, and interpretive programming. The interpretive center, which is also the Visitors Center for the ACE Basin National Wildlife Sanctuary, has awesome exhibits, including a touch tank for the kids, an interactive replica of a shrimp boat, a full 12-foot long alligator skeleton, a great collection of shells and fossils, and much more.... More

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Barrington, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reading about the shelling here in several travel guides, we brought the kids down here with high hopes. This was not worth the drive. If you have been to Sanibel or Captiva Island, this place is an absolute let down. Very few shells to be found and the shells that you do find, are gray and ugly.

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Covington, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I drove in late and was assigned a site with water and electricity (even though I didn't need either). Found out today that the site was 50 a night. Nope, wasn't notified last night when I could have gone elsewhere. But why am I paying 50 a night for something I can still go online and get for 38 a... More

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Springboro, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great place for a beach vacation, especially for families. Since there are not a lot of bars in the area, there isn't a college party atmosphere like you get at the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, or Hilton Head. There are beaches for everyone, from really good waves to really calm ones depending on where you go, ocean... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have heard Edisto described as "a rated G version of Myrtle Beach" - this is amusing, but not quite true. The beaches are lovely, quite wide, although a bit more shells that I might prefer. Parts of the beach ( seaward side ) can have substantial 3-4 foot waves although the opposite end ( channel side ) has almost... More

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Covington, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My family and I took the short (appx 2 hr) drive from our vacation rental in Hilton Head. Reservations and prepayment were required. We had some difficulties finding the meet up place but an on duty ranger number was provided so we were able to call him and get redirected. There were 2 parties that had not arrived when we... More

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