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12/29/2009 Fact Sheet

Edisto Chamber of Commerce
Media Kit: Fact Sheet


Office:        430 Highway 174
                  Edisto Island, SC 29438


Telephone:  843-869-3867 or 888-333-2781


Email:         eichamber@aol.com


Website:     www.edistochamber.com


Location:     Edisto Island is located in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. It is a 30 minute drive from the intersection of Highway U.S. 17 and S.C. Highway 174. The Intracoastal Waterway at the McKinley   Washington, Jr., Bridge marks the gateway to Edisto Island.


Distance from Key Cities:
• 45 miles south of Charleston, SC
• 40 miles east of Walterboro, SC
• 60 miles north of Beaufort, SC
• 100 miles north of Savannah, GA
• 135 miles southeast of Columbia, SC
• 140 miles east of Augusta, GA
• 160 miles southeast of Florence, SC
• 240 miles southeast of Greenville, SC
• 230 miles southeast of Charlotte, NC
• 290 miles southeast of Atlanta, GA
• 310 miles southeast of Raleigh, NC


Nearby Airports:
• Charleston International Airport, located in Charleston, SC
• Savannah Municipal Airport, located in Savannah, GA
• Colleton Regional Airport, located in Walterboro, SC (closest private airstrip)


Miles to Nearest Hospital: 45


Population:
• Edisto Beach:  Approximately 700
• Edisto Island:  Approximately 2300


Size: Edisto Island is comprised of about 55 square miles. Edisto Beach is about 4.5 miles long.


Average Temperatures: During the summer months, average temperatures range from the mid-70s to the mid 90s. Temperatures in both the fall and spring are slightly cooler, with average lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. Lows during the winter months are typically in the 40s. January is the coolest month. July is the warmest.


Beach Access: Public beach access is available at nearly every block.


Boat Landings:
• Edisto Marina, Big Bay Creek
• Live Oak Landing, further up Big Bay Creek, next to the Edisto Interpretive Center
• Steamboat Landing, Steamboat Creek, approximately 6 miles from the beach on Steamboat Landing Road off of Hwy 174
• Dahoo Landing, approximately 11 miles from the beach on Hwy 174, next to the McKinley Washington Bridge


Points of Interest:
• Highway 174, one of only four roads in the state designated as a National Scenic Byway


Annual Events:
• Edisto Day Bazaar, Arts & Craft Festival, held on the first Saturday in May
• Edisto & Beyond Tour, Annual Tour of Plantations, Churches, Graveyards, and Historic Sites, held the second Saturday in October
• Edisto Fall Festival, held the third Saturday in October
• Edisto Island Museum Open House, held the Friday after Thanksgiving
• Edisto Beach Christmas Parade, held the second Saturday in December


Tourism-Related Members (by category):
Recreation: 
Fishing:
• Edisto Offshore Adventures
• Edisto Watersports & Tackle
• Fishing with Bob
• Fontaine Charters
• Ugly Ducklin’ Charters


Golf Courses:
• The Links at Stono Ferry, Hollywood, SC
• The Plantation Course at Edisto, Edisto Beach


Marinas & Boat Storage:
• Edisto Boat & RV Storage LLC
• Edisto Marina, Inc.
• Edisto Watersports & Tackle


Parks:
• Edisto Beach State Park (includes Edisto Interpretive Center)


Bike, Boat & Kayak Equipment Rentals:
• Edisto Bike Rentals
• Edisto Essentials
• Edisto Watersports & Tackle
• Island Bikes & Outfitters


Shopping:
• Crafts by the Sea at Island Images Studio
• Edisto Beach State Park (includes Edisto Interpretive Center)
• Edisto Bookstore
• Edisto Essentials
• Edisto Island Museum
• Edisto Resort Wear
• Edisto Surf Shop
• Edisto True Value
• Edistonian Gift Shop & Gallery / Surf & Turf Beachwear
• Enterprise Pavilion – Gift Shop
• Hamilton’s Fine Furniture
• Island Bikes & Outfitters
• Island Mattress
• Island Video & Ice Cream
• Monkey Sea
• Naturally Charleston
• Old Bank Christmas
• Sage Gallery, Inc.
• Shelbettes
• Shore Thing Gift Shop
• Tranquil Landing Studio
• With These Hands Gallery


Boat & Land Tours:
• Ace Basin Tours, Inc.
• Addam’s Artifacts and Relic Hunting Adventures
• Anderson Marine, LLC
• Botany Bay Ecotours
• Captain Jimmy Bell’s Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
• Edisto Watersports & Tackle
• Fontaine Charters
• Island Bikes & Outfitters
• Island Tours & T’ings, LLC
• The Pink Van Tour
• Tours of Edisto


Visitor Interests:
Accommodations:
• Atwood Vacations Rentals
• Edisto Realty
• Egrets Pointe Townhouses, Inc.
• Prudential Kapp / Lyons
• Southerly Bed & Breakfast
• Wyndham Ocean Ridge



Art:
• D. Grier Art & Frame Co.


Campgrounds:
• Edisto Beach State Park (includes Edisto Interpretive Center)


Dining:
• Buck’s Pizza
• Enterprise Pavilion
• Grover’s Seafood Bar
• Main’s Market Café
• McConkey’s Jungle Shack
• Plantation Grille
• Po Pigs Bo-B-Q
• Sea Cow Eatery
• Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
• Whaley’s


Food (Prepared & Specialty), Groceries & Produce:
• Edisto Eats
• Edisto Seafood
• George & Pink Vegetables
• King’s Market
• Piggly Wiggly


Gasoline & Convenience Stores:
• Edistonian Gift Shop
• E-Z Shop with Domino’s Pizza
• E-Z Shop with Subway & TCBY


Liquor Stores:
• Sea Spirits Liquor


Museums & Attractions:
• Drayton Hall
• Edisto Island Museum
• Edisto Island Serpentarium


Seafood:
• Edisto Eats
• Edisto Seafood
• Flowers Seafood Company


Services:
Salons:
• Beach Combers Hair & Nail Studio
• Edisto Creations Salon & Day Spa


Catering:
• At Your Service Events
• Southern Affairs Catering


Non-Profit Organizations:
• Edisto Art Guild
• Edisto Island Museum
• Edisto Island Open Land Trust
• Edisto Island Yacht Club


Photography:
• Colorful Things Photography
• Doggrell Photography
• Lasting Impressions Photography
• Susan Roberts Photos
• Wendie Smith Photography


Picture Framing:
• D. Grier Art & Frame Co.


Other Chamber Members: For visitors who are interested and for those residing on the Island, there are a variety of other services available (as noted by category). For a complete list of members, please visit the Chamber website at www.edistochamber.com.


• Accountants
• Attorneys
• Banks
• Civic Center
• Cleaning Services
• Contractors
• Dentist
• Florists
• Government
• Insurance & Financial Services
• Interior Designers
• Investments
• Landscapers
• Newspapers & Publishing
• Pavers
• Pest Control
• Property Management
• Real Estate Agencies
• Real Estate Appraisals
• Realtors
• Schools
• Surveyors
• Website Development & Management
 


Rev. 12 29 09


 

  Edisto Chamber of Commerce
42 Station Court
P.O. Box 206
Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-3867
888-333-2781
chamber@edistochamber.com

 

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