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4/26/2010 Vacation SC: Get away from it all
For those looking for a vacation spot where you can really get away from it all, Edisto Island is worth investigating.
Located about an hour south of Charleston, Edisto Island offers family-friendly beaches, golf, fishing, hiking, dining and -- perhaps the most coveted offering of all -- peace and quiet.
You won't find drive-thrus or neon on this island. There isn't even a stoplight.
Don't worry, there are just enough restaurants, a grocery store for gathering essentials, and a few gift shops and art galleries for picking up souvenirs to take back home. There also is a marina where you can charter a fishing trip or a sightseeing tour; and the aforementioned opportunities to golf at the Plantation Course at Edisto or the nearby Links at Stono Ferry.
In addition, the 1,255-acre Edisto Beach State Park allows visitors to experience a dense live oak forest and an expansive salt marsh as well as about a mile and a half of beach.
But, of course, there is always the option to just sit on the beach, listen to the waves and do absolutely nothing.
Edisto Chamber of Commerce