Burkes Beach
Burkes Beach
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Ron
Savannah, GA638 contributions
Couples
October through March dogs are allowed off-leash at any time. We went on Sunday, Oct 3. Weather was perfect and beach very wide at low tide with clean and smooth sand. We walked 5 miles and our dog loved it. Fewer people than we expected, but there were some games in the park by the beach and it was tough to find parking.
Written October 7, 2021
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tupygl
9 contributions
We biked 2.5 miles from Sheltered Cove and were not disappointed when we arrived on beach. Big sweeping beach that you can run, hike or bike. many people but not crowded for Covid purposes. It is great to see people out again and enjoying God's beauty!
Written March 13, 2021
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LBinSC
Bluffton, SC86 contributions
Family
Wide beach, easy walk from paid parking. Especially great in off season , very quiet. Only 8-10 paid parking spots. I noticed street parking but quite a hike unless your party drops you then parks. Paved road, leads to board walk, thru sandy trail. Sunset was beautiful time of day when most everyone was gone for the day.
Written January 24, 2020
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Kyra M
Belton, TX22 contributions
Family
This beach was definitely our favorite on our trip! It had the perfect amount of waves, not too big. It was a quieter beach. And it had a water spout near the park to wash off. However, I will say the walk to get out to the beach is a rough one and is not good for young kids because there’s no board walk or tarp to make the sand easier to walk on. But overall, a great clean beach!
Written July 19, 2020
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lornalynn
Mebane, NC320 contributions
Couples
On the day we went, there were no visible sea shells-I like to walk along the beach looking for shells. Instead I walked and my husband ran among the beach. It was beautiful and not crowded at all. No commercialism, just a beautiful place.
Written September 17, 2020
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Sarah W
San Antonio, TX18 contributions
Couples
We went both here and to Folly Field Beach to avoid the crowds at Coligny, and this was our favorite! Plenty of space, clean sand, beautiful views... it was the perfect place to just sit down on a beach chair under and umbrella (which they actually have set up permanently on the beach for your free use here) and enjoy a good book, sun bathe, or swim. Despite online and travel book warnings that this beach had no lifeguards and was swim at your own risk, we actually found a lifeguard on patrol with a station right at the entrance to the beach. Just a heads up that this beach isn't as easy to walk out to because, unlike the bigger beaches, there is no walkway runner or boardwalk- it's a bike of a hike out (and a little uphill) on sand, so you're going to give your legs a good workout!
Written July 7, 2016
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712mildred
Saint Simons Island, GA50 contributions
Friends
Great to look at ,but you have to trek so far with the kids and your stuff . It's just not worth it.
Written August 17, 2018
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Phil_TN_VOL
Tennessee13 contributions
Family
Driving around to find beach areas that weren't so overcrowded and came across this place and LOVED it. Lifeguard on duty and about a dozen chairs for rent with trash and recycle cans. There are meters for parking or free parking just a couple of hundred yards away with clean restrooms and outside shower & footwash. There is also a outside shower/foot wash at the end of Burke's Beach Road. The path is loose sand to the beach and proves to be a bit of a journey, maybe a 1/4 mile or less, but it is really worth it if wanting to avoid the larger more crowded beaches. Of course being off the beaten path there are no food services available and the bathrooms are a travel back to get back to. So pleased with this beach we visited it 3 times during vacation.
Written August 1, 2016
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Ron
Savannah, GA638 contributions
Couples
We got there on low tide, which made the beach very wide. Even though they allow dogs off-leash most owners had them leashed. Negative was pollution. Waves were spitting foam on the beach; perhaps some detergent spill. We kept her out of the water because of that. We still enjoyed the walk since weather was warm for January (70F) and it was sunny with scattered clouds.
Written January 2, 2021
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Gepetto718
Brooklyn, NY126 contributions
Couples
If you are in this part of the island this is a great beach to try. Lots of room to be away from others and lots of beach to explore.
Written October 14, 2018
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