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Shem Creek Park

Address: Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The most picturesque waterway in the Lowcountry. Revel in glorious sunsets over Charleston Harbor...
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: The most picturesque waterway in the Lowcountry. Revel in glorious sunsets over Charleston Harbor as you enjoy a stroll on the docks.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Shem Creek Park boardwalk goes out along the creek and over the marshes. From there, you can see the famous bridge, downtown Charleston, shrimping boats, and tons of wildlife. This has quickly become a favorite place for an afternoon walk. It is open from early morning to midnight, so you can enjoy it any time of day.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its a nice walk to see the shrimp boats and Shem Creek. Perfect spot for a sunset. Easy parking. I did have to explain to the kids that it was a family park...no swings, slides or monkey bars.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

long boardwalks with places to sit and enjoy. Lots of different birds to watch, including pelicans. Dolphins follow shrimp boats sometimes. Restaurants offer great happy hours, liked RB'sand Vickery's, in particular.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The park is a great place to view the sunset. The walkway is a easy walk elevated above the tide marsh.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

If you are in Mount Pleasant you must take time out to walk around Shem Creek. Enjoy the wildlife and peaceful scenery. Make sure you go early could get crowded. I love the scene.

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Cumming, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our hotel (Shem Creek Inn) was right next to this park. One of the nicest intercostal parks I have seen. Lots of walk ways through the marshes all the way out to Charleston Bay and places to sit and even picnic.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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36 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We enjoyed the easy boardwalk through the marsh and along the creek with an abundance of birds and wildlife. The shrimp boats were interesting on the other side of the water, but we found ourselves looking out into the harbor and across the marsh, and enjoying the peaceful beauty of coastal Carolina. You might not spend more than an hour... More 

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you just want a nice stroll, park here and go on a walk on a raised boardwalk through the marsh. Depending on the tide, you will see interesting critters below! Walk all the way to Shem Creek where you will be treated to dolphins swimming by the shrimp boats coming to dock! You can also rent kayaks and paddle... More 

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice stroll on the Pier. Didn't eat at any of the restaurants but the view of the harbor was beautiful and peaceful.

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Chicago
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11 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When I photograph birds, the last thing I want is to be under-lensed--meaning the birds are tiny specks. At Shem Creek--I found myself wanting LESS lens much of the time. When the shrimp boats come in, seafood isn't all they bring along for the ride. Egrets, Pelicans, Herons and gulls flock to the pier and the boats and couldn't care... More 

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