Edisto Beach State Park

Edisto Beach is one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina. The park is made up of 1,255 acres of land, featuring trails for hiking and biking that provide a wonderful tour of the state park. The park boasts 1.5 miles of beachfront where you can collect as many shells as you want. The State Park is also home to white-tailed deer, raccoons, and opossum. It is also a nesting area for loggerhead sea turtles.

The Environmental Learning Center

The State Park has an interactive Environmental Learning Center you can access from the Live Oak Landing site off of Palmetto Road. The ELC is a “green” building with exhibits about the natural history of Edisto and the surrounding ACE Basin. The ELC offers programs for youth and adults to learn more about South Carolina’s natural and cultural resources. They also offer hands-on interactive exhibits, a touch tank, and a movie theater. Be sure to check out the hiking trails, which are easy for anyone to access, and visit the Bache Monument, a 4,000-year-old shell midden, that’s on the trail system. They have a full calendar of events each month, be sure to check it out before you plan your trip!


FRESPACE (FRiends of Edisto Beach State Park and the Edisto ACE Basin Environmental Learning Center) was founded in 2002. Their purpose is to solicit volunteers and raise funds to support local educational and recreational projects for the public. They strive to enhance the park systems, Environmental Learning Center, Ranger Station, and park grounds. If you want to become a member of FRESPACE or even just volunteer for a couple of hours check out their website for more information.

Camping at the Edisto Beach State Park

If you want to camp on Edisto Beach the state park has two campgrounds with 120 sites that accommodate RVs or tents. They also have 7 cabins located on the saltmarsh. You can make a reservation to hold your spot, but don’t wait too long, they fill up fast!

Hours & Fees
Open daily, from 7am-6pm
(extended to 8pm during Daylight Savings Time)
Fees: Admission to the park:
$8 for adults
$5 for SC seniors
$4 for children ages 6-15
Free for children 5 and under

For more information about the Edisto Beach State Park visit the South Carolina Parks page.

Frequently Asked Questions- Edisto Beach State Park

  • Are pets allowed? Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.
  • Is Wifi Available? Yes, Wifi is available to campers.
  • Can we walk to the grocery store or restaurants? Yes, the state park is located right next to the grocery store and within walking distance of multiple restaurants.