If you’ve visited Edisto Beach State Park, you already know all about the winding trails, beautiful views, and easy camping options. But, have you been stargazing there? Due to its low levels of light pollution, Edisto’s State Park has one of the best views of the sky at night so take advantage of the early sunsets and stargaze!
Travel Safely, Travel Responsibly: Make Memories at Edisto Beach
Ready for safe, family-friendly fun? Social distancing is easy at Edisto Beach where spreading out and relaxing comes naturally! Our local restaurants, shops, and vacation rentals are taking the steps to make having a socially responsible vacation as easy as a South Carolina breeze.
The beauty of a vacation is found in the memories that are being made, and no matter what’s going on in the world, there’s something special about an Edisto Beach vacation. From our uncrowded beaches to our mask requirements*, it’s easy to vacation responsibly here!
*In an effort to minimize risk to both visitors and locals, the town of Edisto Beach requires a mask be worn in all public places.
Our local rental agencies have a reputation for both quality and cleanliness, but they are taking extra precautions to ensure cleanliness and your safety are top priorities! All of our accommodation partners are taking care to and follow all CDC guidelines. A great example of the extra care being taken can be found at Atwood Vacations where inspectors and housekeeping teams are fully equipped with PPE and EPA approved products to clean and disinfect all soft and hard surfaces of rental properties per CDC guidelines, ensuring to clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces, including less thought about items such as shower curtains, rugs, and more.
At Wyndham Ocean Ridge, they are following a 7-step disinfecting, cleaning, and sanitizing process in all suites. All associates are required to wear masks and gloves when going into owner/guest suites. They are also using Electrostatic cleaning methods on all equipment and offices. They even take it one step further by offering curbside check-in to enhance social distancing and reduce crowds in the lobby. Amenities still remain closed at this time; however, owners and guests are able to make pool reservations once they check-in.
Egrets Pointe Townhouses is continuing with their outstanding cleaning and taking the necessary precautions to ensure each townhouse is properly disinfected and sanitized before the arrival of new guests. The products used are from the CDC approved list of disinfectants recommended.
At Edisto Realty, all homes are cleaned by professional cleaning companies. The cleaners understand the importance of their role, ensuring a safe environment for our guests. Particular attention is being paid to sanitizing all surfaces in each property.
Each rental agency has its own unique set of standards, so if you’re curious about what steps are being taken to clean your potential vacation accommodations, be sure to reach out to the lodging provider.
Both our grocery stores and most restaurant’s dining rooms are open with limited capacity to ensure social distancing. Restaurateurs have a variety of ways to serve guests safely, including outdoor seating options, takeout and curbside pickup, and some even offer delivery options! Check out Edisto’s newest restaurant offering BBQ AND a raw bar – the Briny Swine. Try Waterfront Restaurant, Dockside Bar and Grill, Tortugas, or The SeaCow Eatery for takeout. Dine outdoors at McConkeys Jungle Shack, dine on the dock at Pressley’s at the Marina (dinner with a view? Yes please!), or order delivery from La Retta’s Pizzeria. Indoor dining is available, as well, at most restaurants, with a requirement of 50% capacity seating inside to ensure social distancing between tables.
Our dining options offer a range of cuisine from BBQ and pizza to seafood and Mexican fare. Most of our restaurants are open, but we do recommend you check out their website/facebook page or call before you dine to find out about their current operations. Find a full list of restaurants here.
We look forward to welcoming you safely to Edisto Beach, South Carolina! With situations ever-changing, check out our most recent updates on emergency information to be sure that you are following local recommendations and guidelines. When you’re ready to travel, we’re here to help you plan a safe, responsible, and memorable Edisto vacation!
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Last week, my aunt FaceTimed me while golfing to tell me…. “I’m walking by your cottage! I thought I’d video you and show you!”
Today we officially closed on Firefly Cottage, our own little piece of paradise on Edisto Island. It’s the cutest, cozy yet spacious little cottage surrounded by giant live oak trees draped in Spanish moss with hole 5 (or is it 6??) of the Plantation Golf Course just beyond the back yard.
It’s a rental as well, and if you yearn for the slow, quiet island life without commercial shops and hotels, an island your kids can bike around safely… we’d love to host you there! https://www.vacasa.com/unit/85322. But don’t tell too many people about it. 🤣. We want it to stay forever quaint and quiet!
Right now it’s not super “pretty” inside, but I have plans to give it some vintage coastal cottage vibes over the next year or so (I’m trying to figure out how to accomplish all the projects I’d like to do there in just week long spurts but also without cutting into rental income 😝🤣).
I can’t wait to make so many more memories here- we’ve loved Edisto since we first visited my aunt and uncle here years ago (they started with a rental here and now retired on the island and we can both see the same big tree on the golf course from both our back porches). I always want to tell everyone about this special little beach town but also don’t want anyone to know about it hahah!