Fall at Edisto Beach, SC

When you hear fall, your first thought may drift to all-things-pumpkin spice, football season, and beautiful red and golden foliage. While all of that is wonderful, for us, fall means most of that PLUS sun and sand! If you’ve never experienced fall at Edisto Beach, you’re in for a glorious autumn treat! Cue still-warm temperatures, less-crowded beaches, and plenty of things to do!

It’s a Beautiful Time of Year

Moderate fall temperatures* means there’s still time for spending days soaking in the sun on the beach. With school back in session, the crowds are smaller during the fall season, offering plenty of room to really spread out on our already quiet shores. As a bonus, rental rates are lower in the fall than in peak summer months! Our lodging providers are happy to help you find the ideal place for you to rest your head.

Did you know Fido & Rover are welcome on Edisto Beach? That’s right, if you can’t bear to leave your four-legged friends behind, dogs are allowed on our beaches year-round, and from November 1 – April 30th, no leash is required! Did we mention Edisto Beach also offers a number of pet-friendly accommodations? And, if you need to board your furry best friend, Edisto Kennels can help you out and ensure you both have the best trip possible. Get your pup(s) ready for this fall vacation!

Dog-Friendly Edisto Beach Getaway

*Average Highs/Lows: September 85°F/69°F, October 77°F/58°F, and November 68°F/49°F

What is there to do?

The event calendar is full in October and November. Here are a few ideas to help you plan your trip:

More info on Edisto events here.

Get Outdoors

Those same moderate fall temperatures make outdoor fun a must-have on your itinerary! And we are full of great ideas for ways to get your fitness on this Fall at Edisto Beach.

Spending time on the water brings adventure, relaxation, and guaranteed fun! Rent a kayak or paddle board, take a dolphin cruise, cast your line to reel in the season’s catch, or grab your sweater for an evening sunset tour. Find all the details on marinas, rentals, charters, tours, and how to book your time on the water here.

If on-the-water doesn’t fit into your itinerary, then a cruise around Edisto on land may be more your speed. Our rental companies offer golf cart rentals as well as bikes for adults and children alike! Even items such as bike baskets, helmets, and baby seats are available for rent.

Rather do a little hiking? Check out the trails at the Edisto Beach State Park or take a walk down to the untouched beach at Botany Bay. You can even enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in the comfort of your car while taking the Botany Bay Driving tour.

If hitting the links is on your vacation agenda, then pack your clubs to play through at The Plantation Course At Edisto or The Links at Stono Ferry. The weather is great year-round for golf and our courses offer superb service in the pro shop, dining opportunities, and beautiful greens!

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, sign-up to run (or walk!) our 12th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race. Edisto is also hosting its third Triathlon this year! Come enjoy the views of Edisto in the Fall from a healthier perspective while taking care of your mind AND body. All ages are welcome at the 5K/1M Walk/Run! And, if you need other ideas for your kiddos, we have several kid-friendly activities to enjoy – both inside and outside in case the weather isn’t cooperating!

The Fall at Edisto is a perfect time for an oyster roast! It gives you an excuse to gather outside with your friends and family while enjoying the bounties of the sea. Visit our local seafood markets Edisto Seafood or Flowers Seafood Company to kick off the season with a bushel of oysters fresh from the ocean. If you’d rather have the experience of an in-home chef, give Edisto Beach Services or Too Good Foods a call!

Edisto Seafood

Or Stay Inside

Shopping is a great way to explore and grab a little piece of vacation to bring back home. We all know how important shopping local is to communities across the country and Edisto Beach is no different! While you’re here, be sure to grab some souvenirs from our boutiques and specialty shops to bring back home such as art, resort wear, books, gourmet foods, bath and body products, and so much more!  

Is there any better way to experience relaxation during your vacation than having a massage? Spa treatments, manicures, and other services are available at our local spots. A day on the beach, followed by some pampering? Sounds like the perfect day to us!  Want even more ideas of how to plan your ideal vacation day? Check out this list of things to do while you’re here. And if you’re wondering about how to travel responsibly, find out more about safe travel to Edisto Beach here.


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BINGO Information & FAQs

Edisto’s Lion’s Club will host BINGO Night every Tuesday and Thursday, May 30 through August 3. Doors open at 5:30pm and the game starts promptly at 6:00pm.

Everyone loves BINGO season on Edisto Beach! It’s the perfect thing to do with friends and family while visiting Edisto. People start to line up to get in an hour before the doors open, so make sure to get there early! Keep reading below for some important tips and FAQ’s to make your BINGO experience the best it can be…

Important Information:

  • No Yeti cups, water bottles, or any kind of cups from home.
  • You are not allowed to bring any food or drinks with you.
  • You must have a token to get into the building. If you have a token, you are guaranteed to get in. Tokens will be passed out to people waiting in line before the doors open at 5:30pm.
  • You cannot pick your cards or switch cards once they’re given to you.
  • You must buy all cards when you enter. You will not be allowed to buy more cards after the game begins.
  • If you exit the building before the end of BINGO, you will not be allowed back in.
  • You can purchase some fun BINGO T-shirts for $25 dollars.


  • Where is the Lions Club? 2907 Myrtle Street
  • Do you have to be a member of the Lions Club to play? No, everybody is welcome, and all ages are allowed.
  • What time do I need to get to the Lions Club to get in line? It’s smart to get there are around an hour before the doors open to insure your spot inside!
  • Why can’t everyone get in? How many people are allowed inside? There are 275 chairs/people allowed in the building per the Fire Marshal.
  • How much does each card cost? Each card costs $5.
  • How many cards can you purchase? You can buy unlimited cards.
  • Are there bathrooms inside of the building? Yes, there are three bathrooms located inside of the building.
  • What kind of snacks and drinks are available for purchase? Water bottles, soda, Gatorade, and candy.
  • How many rounds do we play? There are 15 games played.
  • What kind of prizes can we win? Games 1-9 are played for a choice of items worth $20 or more from the prize table. Games 10-14 are played for money. The amount of money for game is based on how many cards are sold that night. Game 15 is played for $150.
  • What happens if more than one person gets BINGO at the same time? If there are multiple winners, they will have to split the prize/money.
  • What time does BINGO end? BINGO is usually over between 7:15pm and 7:30pm.

For additional information, reach out to the Edisto Island Lions Club…and GOOD LUCK!!

Embrace the Edislow Lifestyle for Your Next Family Vacation

When you just can’t seem to find your family’s pause button on days that move by in a blink, create your own. Edisto Beach, South Carolina, is a welcome respite to unplug from the hustle and bustle of every day for the effortless family vacation you’ve been after.

A Scenic Start

You begin your vacation on the way into town – after all, getting there is half the fun, right? As street signs become sparse, travel across the National Scenic Byway where sprawling areas of preserved land paved with live oaks usher you over the inter-coastal waterway and onto Edisto. While many agree anytime is the best time to visit, consider spending your Spring at Edisto to experience cooler temperatures, less-busy crowds, and seasonally inspired events.

Photo Credit: Miranda Gaehde

Laidback Beaching

Once on the island, Edisto Beach offers a 5-mile landscape that is the focal point for the most laidback vacation you’ve ever taken. Kids and adults alike will delight in strolling the beach, collecting shells of their fancy. Botany Bay is touted as one of the most unique destinations on Edisto. Thousands of acres of preserved and protected land are home to historical buildings including two sites listed on the register of historic places, maritime forests for hiking or biking, and freshwater ponds for exploring at your own pace. Sun-bleached standing and fallen trees line the beach at Botany Bay, contributing to its “Boneyard Beach” nickname. While you’re there, be sure to check out Jason’s Lake for an ideal spot to take your little ones for catch-and-release fishing fun.

Botany Bay’s “Boneyard Beach”

Just over half a mile from the beach, you’ll find Edisto Beach State Park, home to over 4 miles of ADA accessible trails for hiking and biking. Six different trails lead to picturesque views of the ocean, perfect for a well-timed break before turning back the way you came. Before you leave, bring the family by the Environmental Learning Center to become better acquainted with the area through youth and adult programming, including hands-on exhibits that allow curious minds to experience the area up close and personal.

Keep It Easy with Edisto’s Rental Options

To avoid the clunk and clutter of transporting your family’s vacation equipment, numerous vendors are available – whether you prefer to scoot around by land or by water. Edisto Bike Rentals offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off of their bikes and golf carts. Island Bikes and Outfitters rent kayaks, golf carts, and standup paddleboards to visiting adventurers. Edisto Essentials offers tow carts, kayaks, beach chairs, and other vacation essentials for rent. Edisto Water Sports and Tackle even offers excursion tours in addition to equipment rentals. And speaking of rentals, did we mention that all rentals in Edisto are beach homes or condos to accommodate your family? Because, after all, the family that vacays together, stays together—and home-away-from-home accommodations take your Edisto escape to the next level.

If you have one call to make your experience even more carefree and Edislow, make it to Edisto Beach Services. From doing your grocery run to setting up beach equipment, Edisto Beach Services exists to make vacationing truly trouble-free. Edisto Beach Services will even buy fresh and local oysters, shrimp, and fish from Edisto Seafood, Edisto Beach’s beloved local seafood market, and come to your condo or beach house to prepare the feast for you!

Edisto Charters Make the Trip Even More Charming

Charter experiences abound at Edisto Beach! Taking your mini-me on his or her first fishing trip is one to remember and easy to do with several charter options leaving from The Marina at Edisto Beach. Contact the Marina to secure a private tour of dolphin sightings and sunset cruises which can be customized with your tribe in mind. For an action-packed experience, let Charles Yeomans with Single Shot Guide Services, a full-service fishing and hunting agency, plan all the details for a day in the great outdoors with your family with zero prep work. Fontaine Charters is Lowcountry fishing at its finest and will be a fun experience for beginners and expert anglers alike. Hop onboard with Cal Young at Edisto Watersports & Tackle for fishing charters, ACE basin river cruises, and kayak tours. If you’re visiting the Edisto Beach State Park, Plot Twist Charters has made it easy with their tours leaving straight from the State Park and offers personalized tours so you and your family are sure to have a good time. No matter if you aspire to catch the largest fish of your life or desire a relaxing day drifting on the water, there’s an Edisto charter waiting for you.

To lose your sea legs and sneak in a quick round, the Plantation Course at Edisto is the sole golf course on the island, offering a natural experience free from traffic lights and congestion and high in serene, natural beauty.

Great Eats

After a perfectly slow day enjoying family and your surroundings, keep it on easy street for dinner. Edisto is home to over 10 restaurants that make the question of “what’s for dinner?” an answer packed with excitement rather than a statement to dread. Flowers Seafood Company offers to-go seafood baskets and sandwiches as well as chicken tenders and hot dogs for more picky kiddos. Briny Swine, Edisto’s only combination smokehouse and raw bar, offers authentically local favorites, including house-made smokey pimento cheese and pork rinds. Whaley’s Restaurant and Bar is an area staple and self-proclaimed “Home of the Ugly Fish.” Just a few bites of crab cake or mahi-mahi solidifies their reputation of being one of “South Carolina’s Best Seafood Dives.”

Briny Swine Edisto Island Eats for the Whole Family

Experience Effortless Vacationing in Edisto

Whether it’s a barefoot stroll on the sand, a bike ride along the beach, or a seafood boil at your cozy coastal rental home, the Edislow lifestyle is calling your name. A vacation in Edisto, South Carolina, is sure to become a family favorite you’ll want to return to again and again. Read more about our recommended kid-friendly activities on Edisto.

Family Vacation at Edisto Beach


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Christmas Dinner & Holiday Hours on Edisto

Don’t feel like cooking around the holidays? You should probably just kick back and relax this year, and let someone else do the cooking! Several of our restaurants and catering services are offering holiday options for dine-in or carryout. Take the hassle out of cooking with some of our suggestions below.

Heat & Eat.

The Waterfront Restaurant

Order your food to-go with Waterfront’s, keep an eye on their Facebook page for an updated menu.

Have someone come to you AND cook.

Too Good Foods

It’s not too late to plan your holiday dinner party. Dates are filling, but Chef Konrad still has some openings to come and prepare a great meal for you and your loved ones.

Also offering delivery & pick-up options for Christmas and New Years!

Go out to eat and treat yourself!

Ella & Ollie’s & the Briny Swine

Ella & Ollie’s and Briny Swine will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve! A special menu will be served on New Year’s Eve. Reservations can be made on OpenTable or call 843.869.4968. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal without the stress of cooking.

Take-and-bake with prepared food options.

Just looking for a side? Or maybe some beautiful charcuterie to serve as an appetizer? Check out the ideas below for quick stop shops.

Kings Market (pies, casseroles)

Revel (charcuterie options)

Edisto Seafood & Flowers Seafood (fresh seafood for the Holidays)

A Guide to Kid-Friendly Activities on Edisto

If you’re planning a family trip to Edisto, we have plenty of fun, kid-friendly activities that kids of all ages will enjoy! While there are the must-dos, like Edisto Beach and the State Park, we have created a list that includes some other favorites that you may not know about. We’ve also made sure to note which activities are indoors and outdoors because even in paradise we can have bad weather. Read more to plan out your next kid-friendly vacation to Edisto – lifelong memories included! And, if you’re wondering what events are happening on Edisto during your visit, check out our event calendar.

Outdoor Activities –

Serpentarium: The Edisto Island Serpentarium was first opened to the public in July of 1999 by brothers Ted and Heyward Clamp. This modern indoor facility and landscaped outdoor gardens are home to a wide variety of reptiles that are native to the southeastern United States. Instead of your usual reptile displays behind glass, the reptiles are viewed by visitors who can look over low-walled enclosures to observe the snakes climbing in trees, lounging in streams, or basking on stumps or logs exactly as they would be if encountered in the wild! Be sure to take your kiddos to discover the alligators, snakes, turtles, lizards, and even more exciting reptiles to see.

Edisto Beach & Edisto Beach State Park: Edisto Beach is one of the few beaches left that is not commercially developed and offers a family-friendly stay that your children are sure to enjoy. A beach day on Edisto is one you’ll always remember, and most likely make again! But we offer more than just the beach here. Don’t forget to explore Edisto Beach State Park, full of hiking and biking trails that anyone can use, Botany Bay, and more!

You can also rent bikes, kayaks, and even more for everyone in your family from several local businesses. Most offer children-sized bikes and pull carts so everyone can enjoy a day on the trails! Keep reading on to learn more about all the fun activities that kids (and adults!) can enjoy while visiting Edisto.

Jason’s Lake (at Botany Bay): Within the Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area is the perfect spot for kids to fish. Jason’s Lake is full of saltwater fish and provides a great chance to enjoy fishing, kayaking, or just sitting on the bank enjoying the views. Jason’s Lake is open for adult/youth fishing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only, and is strictly catch and release. Saltwater fish. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult, and adults cannot fish without a child fishing with them. Anyone 16 and above must have a South Carolina saltwater fishing license, and you can fish on the pond side only; not the marsh side. While you’re there be sure to check out the rest of Botany Bay, which features spectacular views of the beach, walking trails, and so much more.

Local Parks: If your family wants to have some quality time outdoors, consider one of the several town parks Edisto has to offer. Bay Creek Park has a fishing and crabbing dock, open space for picnics, an interpretive center, public restrooms, and a weekly market on Wednesdays that features local vendors and crafts. Read about the other parks in Edisto by visiting the Town’s website! If you don’t mind driving a few miles, Roxbury Park is another wonderful area to explore. You can fish (catch and release only!) and experience eight distinctively unique habitats that attract and support an amazing variety of wildlife!

Edisto Rocks: Try to find the many painted rocks that are hidden around Edisto! A fun activity that your kids will enjoy is discovering the cute hidden rocks that locals have lovingly placed around different areas of the island and beach. Join their Facebook group to post when you find one and join in on some community fun.

King’s Market: An Edisto favorite and must-stop destination is King’s Market, located on Highway 174 coming onto the island. This family-owned produce stand offers some of the best local vegetables, fruit, homemade pies, cakes, casseroles, and even more delicious goodies to enjoy on your next trip. In their market, you’ll also find local products from the area to purchase! During the summer months, you can take your kids to pick their own strawberries, a fun and yummy family memory for all to enjoy.

Dolphin Charters: We’re lucky to have several local businesses that offer fishing charters, kayak tours, shelling excursions, and a fan favorite – dolphin tours! Edisto Boat Tours offers an ACE Basin, Dolphin, and Sunset River Tours that allow visitors to enjoy a scenic two-hour cruise. You can book a tour with them through Edisto Watersports & Tackle, which offers other tours as well, such as fishing charters, Otter Island tours, and kayak tours. To view a complete list of businesses that offer these types of tours, visit our directory. Hoping to just catch some fish and enjoy the ocean views? We have you covered – check out options for fishing charters here.

Charleston Fossil Adventures: Discover pre-historic Edisto with a fossil hunting tour! Charleston Fossil Adventures has been running tours for six years, guaranteeing a safe experience for all ages and abilities while also educating tour-goers on South Carolina’s vast prehistory. While they offer a few different tour options (one even via kayaks) in and around Charleston, we encourage you to check out their Edisto Beach Adventure that meets at the State Park. You can view all of their tour options here. Happy (fossil) hunting!

Indoor Activities –

Environmental Learning Center:  While you’re on Edisto Island, be sure to take your family to the Environmental Learning Center! Located within the State Park, the Center offers programs for youth and adults, so the entire family is sure to have fun and 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. The Center hopes to encourage people to discover more of South Carolina’s state parks and highlight the natural history of Edisto Island and the surrounding ACE Basin. Their hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9 am-4 pm. Admission to the Environmental Learning Center is free. Check out their Instagram to stay up to date on each month’s programs! For any questions, give them a call at 843-869-4430.

Simply Sand Creations: Looking for an indoor activity for your kids? Be sure to visit Simply Sand Creations, where your family can create sand art through one of their many fun shapes and treasures, or bring your own! The creativity is sure to flow, and your sand art will make your memories of Edisto Island last a lifetime. Your creations can also make great gifts for others! Simply Sand Creations also offers a large selection of local photography, hand-made jewelry, and more. To provide the best experience, reservations are required, and you can easily book through their website or give them a call at 843-252-0007.

Local libraries: Edisto is fortunate to have not just one, but TWO county libraries! The first is the Charleston County branch, located on 1589 Highway 174 in the Trinity Episcopal Hall. It’s a wonderful place to explore the local history, connect with the town, and check out your next beach read! Give them a call at 843-869-2355 to see if they’re offering an kids programs during your stay! The second library Edisto hosts is the Colleton County branch, which is at 71 Station Court, right in front of the Civic Center. They offer an exciting variety of books and DVDs, but be sure to check their hours before visiting. You can see what their hours are and any new programs at 843-869-2499.

Ice Cream Shops: You may have seen the Happie Truck driving around Edisto on your last adventure here, but if you aren’t familiar, they sell boiled peanuts, ice cream, and other frozen treats right from their own adorable little truck! And, if you miss their boiled peanuts when you’re back home you’re in luck – they ship worldwide. You and your family can also grab a cone or milkshake at 3 Gulls Creamery which serves the famous Hershey brand ice cream or stop by Sugartime and get your candy fix in, too!

Source: 3 Gulls Creamery on Facebook

Now all you have to do is get to planning your next trip! Don’t forget to check out our events calendar to stay up to date on what’s happening on Edisto.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all things Edisto. Keep eye out for an exciting new project coming soon involving public art and loggerhead turtles!

Hikes, Bikes, and Road Races: Get Your Fitness on While Exploring Edisto

There has never been a better time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors than now. Luckily, Edisto Beach has long been a spectacular place to enjoy all of nature’s beauty while enjoying outdoor activities to keep your heart (and mind!) healthy. You can hike, bike, or run on Edisto, whether you’re a seasoned fitness expert or just a fan of the leisurely stroll. We have walking paths, hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding options. Edisto is sure to offer something that matches exactly what you had in mind. 

Explore Edisto Beach Via Bike Paths

Edisto Beach is laden with opportunities to get out and stretch your legs or peddle along the many bike paths and hiking trails just minutes away from your vacation rental. The Town of Edisto Beach offers over 4 ½ miles of paved bike paths that meander throughout the area, with relaxing views of the beach, the marsh, and naturally wooded areas. If you are looking for a more purposeful route, the bike path also takes you past our boutique shops, restaurants, and grocery store.

Bike Path on Edisto Beach
The Bike Path along Edisto Beach

Enjoy Nature While Hiking Edisto Beach State Park & Botany Bay Plantation

If you would like to get off the pavement and onto more natural paths, look no further than Edisto Beach State Park and Botany Bay Plantation. Both areas offer miles of opportunities to hike or bike in a natural, undeveloped maritime forest. The State Park is located just .7 miles from the beach and contains 1,255 acres with six different trails you can explore, all leading you through nature to some beautiful views of the water.

Trails to Hike Bike or Walk on Edisto Beach
Edisto Beach State Park Trails


Botany Bay is slightly farther than the State Park at 3.8 miles from the beach, but still an easy drive out. Botany Bay contains over 3,300 acres of preserved land and is one of the largest remaining relatively undeveloped wetland ecosystems along the Atlantic Coast. Botany Bay offers paths for hiking and biking that lead out to its undeveloped beach. You can bring your horses to ride the roads. And for a rainy day or those with mobility impairment, there is a self-guided driving tour you can take.

Map of Botany Bay


Water & Wellness Combined

If spending time on the water is more your pace, look no further than Edisto Watersports & Tackle or Island Bikes & Outfitters, who both offer kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board rentals. Once you hit the water you have so many opportunities to view wildlife up close in Edisto’s pristine creeks and rivers. 

12th Annual Edisto Beach Road Race

If you plan on visiting Edisto this Fall (or if you are looking for an excuse to visit), plan on joining us for the Edisto Beach Road Race. Open to the entire family, there is a 5K run combined with a 1M walk on November 18th. It takes you through the roads of Wyndham’s golf course resort and around the beach. Enjoy the views of Edisto’s Big Bay Creek and the Plantation Golf Course while feeling a cool fall breeze on your face. Access more details and register here.  

Edisto Triathlon

For the trained athlete, Edisto hosted its first EVER triathlon last October. The Edisto Island Triathlon is a half iron distance triathlon event held entirely on Edisto Island and Edisto Beach, South Carolina. This soon to be world famous race features a “with the tide” ocean swim and two loop bike that is flat and fast. The bike path trails through the Island under live oak canopies and the run course takes you along the beach’s interior roads with views the golf course and Big Bay Creek. This year’s triathlon will be held on November 11th, 2023.

From the fitness guru to the leisure stroller, there is something for everyone, all year round. Treat your mind, body, and soul to what our beautiful natural surroundings have to offer. Breathe in Edisto and exhale your stresses – you won’t regret it!

Become a Stargazer at Edisto Beach State Park

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!


Explore more unique sites of Edisto and experience an effortless vacation.

Read more from Only In Your State on One Of The State’s Most Incredible Dark Sky Parks.

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday at Edisto Beach

A memorable holiday season is on the itinerary during your Winter vacation at Edisto Beach, South Carolina! From twinkling lights to the perfect gift for everyone on your list and sightings of the big guy himself, we definitely know how to celebrate the holidays. Here, the weather is crisp and cool and the events are traditions the whole family will enjoy! Let the festivities – and the vacation – begin!

Carols at the Ridge

What better way to ring in the holidays than with the sounds of the season? The Edisto Beach Baptist Church will be hosting a Carols at the Ridge event on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm. This event will be outside (at the Ridge) and involves Christmas carols, tree lighting and food. Don’t miss this new, Edisto Christmas tradition!

Edisto Island Museum Al Fresco Holiday Market

Nothing brings Yuletide cheer quite like holiday shopping! The Edisto Island Museum’s Holiday Market takes place outdoors for a socially responsible way to find something for everyone on your list while shopping local! The market features gift items and artwork from the Museum Gift Shop. Get out and shop on Saturday December 12, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Edisto Christmas Parade

The 30th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade is a family favorite, and celebrating with festive floats is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! On December 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm, the parade will make its way through the 600-100 block of Palmetto Boulevard. Make sure your little ones are on their best behavior – there’s sure to be a visit from Santa himself!

For more details on the parade, access the full flyer here. If you’re interested in participating, entry is free! You can register here.

Jingle and Mingle

Jingle and Mingle Edisto

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Edisto Beach! Usher in the holiday season with a Jingle and Mingle sponsored by Revel and Green Boat Discount Liquors. In the spirit of giving, be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to their food drive. Wear your best ugly Christmas sweater too, and you might win a Christmas prize!

Holiday Shopping: Shop Local and Support Edisto

Holiday shopping shouldn’t be an anxiety-ridden activity to be avoided. It should be fun, and that’s exactly what you’ll find when shopping at Edisto Beach! Although it’s easy to sit behind the computer and click add to cart, little compares to supporting small businesses, especially when it comes to customer service and knowing the quality of products you’re purchasing. Edisto will have a shop local week encouraging support of local restaurants and retailers December 12 -19, 2020. From clothing and accessories to edible goods, and more, there’s something for everyone on your list when you shop local at Edisto Beach! Get details on where to shop during your vacation!

For even more fun things to do during your time here at Edisto Beach, South Carolina, check out our full list of things to do.

Travel Safely, Travel Responsibly: Make Memories at Edisto Beach

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.


Edisto Beach has no hotels or high-rises; all accommodations are through rental homes or condos.

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.

Dining Out

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.

Local cuties Ansleigh and Olivia Dunning waiting in line for food with their masks on.

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!