Hidden Gem: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Edisto Beach

Charlotte Magazine — When you book a beach getaway, your expectations probably feature a worry-free state-of-mind, unparalleled bliss, and the calming sound of waves crashing against the shore… not fighting for a small square of space on the sand among hundreds of other people who had the same idea. 

Edisto beach hidden gem

This summer, take the beach road less traveled and bring your best swimsuit to Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Read the article on Charlotte Magazine…

It’s Warm Outside, and Edisto’s Ready for an Early Spring

The Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities are in early bloom and ready, set with activities on this otherwise quiet coastal island destination in the revered South Carolina Lowcountry.

To get into the swing of spring, the Edisto Island Historical Preservation Society’s History Harvest Festival will be held March 10 at the New First Missionary Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Live music, including gospel performances, plus children’s games and a hot dog lunch will fill the day. Residents of Edisto will be given the opportunity to have their family’s historic treasured photos and documents scanned and preserved. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.edistomuseum.org.

That same day, March 10, the Second Annual Green Boat Macapalooza will be held at 1 p.m. Anyone with an unusual or one of a kind macaroni and cheese recipe is encouraged to enter the cook-off. The entry fee is $20, and prizes will be awarded. Everyone in attendance will have the chance to sample all entries – 10 tastes for $10. This novel and tasty mac-off will be held at the Green Boat Discount Liquor parking lot. Visit https://www.facebook.com/greenboatdiscountliquor/ or call 843-631-5100 for more information.

The iconic “On Golden Pond,” presented by the Edisto Art Guild Players, will begin March 15 at 6:30 p.m. with the annual dinner theater. Other performances will be held March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. This event will be held at the Edisto Civic Center located at 42 Station Court, Edisto Island. For more information, visit www.edistoartguild.com.

On March 17, residents and guests are invited to lace up their running shoes and get stepping in the Seventh Annual Edisto Beach Road Race, sponsored by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce. The 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. and will route along Big Bay Creek and beach side streets. For registration information, visit www.runsignup.com. Early registration is recommended.

Immediately following the race, a Fundraising Festival will be held at Bay Creek Park at 3706 Dockside Rd. The festival will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with the announcement of the morning’s race winners. Other festivities for the day include a live band, food, arts, and crafts vendors, and St. Patrick’s Day themed fun. All proceeds will benefit Edisto United. Visit www.edistochamber.com
for additional information.

On March 31, local and talented artisans will display their creations at the Edisto Art Guild’s Spring Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the event will take place at the Edistonian General Store, located at 406 Highway 174 on Edisto Island. For more information, visit www.edistoartguild.com.

April brings the return of the very popular Arts and Crafts Market. Located at Bay Creek Park at 3706 Docksite Rd, the market showcases local artisans with a wide variety of items for sale. The market will be open every Wednesday through October, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more
information, call 843-869-2505 or visit www.townofedistobeach.com.

On April 21, golfers are invited to come out for a worthy cause. Hosted by the Plantation Course at Edisto, the Chickenman Memorial Golf Tournament is a fundraiser benefitting the Leland Vaughn Baseball Scholarship at Presbyterian College. The tournament is open to the public. For more information, call 843-869-8111 or email chickenmanmemorial@gmail.com.

May brings the return of the popular Edisto Day Bazaar. The annual event, which is always held on the first Saturday in May, will take place this year on May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Edisto Lions Club, 2907 Myrtle Street. This fun-filled day attracts all ages and features an arts and crafts fair, white elephant sale, boutique, gently-used household items, baked goods, and a café with a variety of tasty morsels.

May will also usher in a new event on Edisto. The First Annual Edisto Island Classic Stand-up Paddleboard & Kayak Race will take place on May 12 at Edisto Watersports and Tackle, located at 3731 Docksite Road. Awards will be presented at Dockside Restaurant following the race. Those interested may register at www.paddleguru.com/races/EdistoIslandClassic2018.

Set in a rare, sparsely-developed corner of the world, Edisto, with its vast green spaces, ancient live oaks, wide-open marsh views, and quiet, pristine beach, offers a coastal island experience uncommon today among Eastern seaboard communities. Visitors and residents arrive under a live oak canopy via Highway 174, designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a National Scenic Byway. Here, there’s a slower pace of life, coupled with a broad range of year-round recreational activities, all set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. This is the coastal island destination that is said to offer its own “state of mind…any time, any season.” For more information, please call the Edisto Chamber of Commerce at 843-869-3867 or 1-888-333-2781 or visit www.edistochamber.com.

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Edisto Set to Ring in the Holidays with Seasonal Favorites

The Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities are revving up for the holidays, starting with an event celebrating the history of this treasured coastal destination in the South Carolina Lowcountry, followed by a return of the island’s late in the year traditional festivities. Read more…

Edisto Continues the “Comeback” and Fills the Calendar with Spring Events

Edisto Island, S.C. – Just days away from “official” spring and with longer days leaving more time to explore, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities are gearing up for the new season as the significant $17 million beach re-nourishment project, designed to restore and protect the shoreline here, is soon to be complete. The project, which started mid-January, should be done in time for this quiet beach and island community to welcome visitors back to enjoy one of the most beautiful times of the year. Read more…

The Coast is Clear at Edisto – Just in Time to Spread Holiday Cheer

The Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities have been busy cleaning up and clearing out since Hurricane Matthew blew through in early October, and now they’re ready to celebrate the holidays, island-style. This beautiful coastal treasure is a popular destination year-round, but shines even brighter during the holidays. The abundant natural resources combine with annual celebrations that capture both the beauty and spirit of this quiet costal island destination in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The season begins with special shopping events Thanksgiving weekend and leads up to a benefit concert to help hurricane victims on December 12. Read more…

Summer/Fall Events at Edisto Highlight Beauty and Bounty of the Island 

With the return of seasonal favorites, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities will relish summer days and set the compass for the start of a busy fall season. From fishing tournaments, fresh seafood, local wares, and historic plantations, the full lineup of seasonal events encourages residents and visitors to soak up the natural splendor of this quiet coastal island destination in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Edisto Soon to be in Full Bloom with Spring Events

Edisto Island, S.C. – As the days get a bit longer and the temperatures soon start to rise, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities have plans in place to make the most of this pristine time of the year. Spring is set to fully blossom with events that showcase the natural beauty and charm of this quiet coastal island destination in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Read more…