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Activities

Fun for the
Entire Family.

Things to do:

People come back to Edisto every year because they enjoy the low-key lifestyle. You can take the children crabbing. Go shrimping or fishing. Or just watch the sun set. As the weather begins to hint of spring we all want to get outdoors.  The sunshine is calling us to play some golf, walk on the beach, or go for a bike ride.  When summer arrives Edisto is at its peak with so many things to do.  We don't have to tell you about the beach. Edisto has been a family get a way for generations. But there's much much more.

Bird watchers find a paradise on Edisto and history lovers go exploring. They immediately sense the roots of this community which reach back to the Native Americans (visit the shell mound in the State Park).  Visiting the sites of Sea Cloud Plantation or Bleak Hall's ice house give an excuse to get out and look around. And nature, as always, is inviting you to Botany Bay, the State Park, to enjoy the bike paths or to take the short drive to Caw Caw Swamp Interpretive Center. Edisto is, after all, the gateway to the 350,000 acre ACE Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers) one of the largest conservation districts in the US. (http://www.fws.gov/acebasin/)

Celebrate the drive along the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway, designated by the Federal Department of Transportation. This designation places Edisto alonside such other scenic byways as Route 66, the Alaskan Marine Byway, the Selma to Montgomery March Byway, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, the Florida Keys Scenic Byway and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Current & Upcoming Events

June 1-3
Jennie Gowan Art Show
Edisto Beach Civic Center, 42 Station Court
http://www.edistoartguild.com

June 5 - August 7
BINGO!
Edisto Beach Lions Club
Tuesdays & Thursdays only. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach

June 6, 13, 20 and 27
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday 
9:00am - 5:00pm
http://townofedistobeach.com

June 10 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Appalachian Ballet Company "Bluejeans & Ballet"
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

June 23 ~ 6:30 pm ( New date)
Open Land Trust Cocktail Party/Live & Silent Auction
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
http://www.edisto.org

June (Date TBD)
Shark Tournament at Edisto Watersports
Edisto Watersports & Tackle Dock - Edisto Beach

June (Date TBD)
Jim Bost Memorial Fishing Tournament
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, call 843-631-5055
or email themarinaeb@gmail.com
http://www.themarinaeb.com

July 4
4th of July Parade
Parade starts at 10am; line up begins at 9:30 (Mikell& Myrtle Streets - Ends in Whaley's Parking lot.
Walkers, Bicycles and Golf Carts welcome. Park and enjoy watermelon after the parade!

July 4, 11, 18 and 25
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

July 8 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Edisto Gumbo
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

July 17 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

July 18-21
4th Annual Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament (final tournament in the Governor's Cup Billfishing series)
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

August 12 ~ 6:00 pm
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek Park
Edisto Jazz Group
Bring your lawn chair and food & beverage
http://www.edistoartguild.com

August 31 and September 1 & 2
9th Annual Edisto Beach Music & Shag Festival
Bay Creek Park (next door to The Marina at Edisto Beach)
Hosted by Dockside Bar & Grill. Over 30 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and three days of entertainment and family fun.

September 5, 12, 19 and 26
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

September 10 ~ 6:30pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for September 
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
http://www.edistoartguild.com

September 15 
Beach/River Sweep

October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Arts & Crafts Market
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

October 5 -14
American Craft Week
With These Hands Gallery
http://www.withthesehandsgallery.com

October 13 ~ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto and Beyond Tour
Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society
Annual Tour of Historic Plantations, Churches Graveyards & 
http://www.edistomuseum.org

October 13 ~ 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Art Guild Fall Show & Sale
The Edistonian General Store
Hwy 174, Edisto Beach
http://www.edistoartguild.com

October 20 ~ 11:00am - 4:00 pm
Edisto Fall Festival
Jungle Road - in front of Palmetto Plaza
Street fair/ Fall Festival features arts and crafts, bake sales and business sponsored tables.
http://www.edistochamber.com

October 23 ~ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edisto Beach Blood Drive
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
For an appointment, call Jeanine Rhodes at 843-893-7702 or email at jgrhodes@lowcountry.com

October (Date TBA)
Trick or Treat at the Creek
Bay Creek Park (beside The Marina at Edisto Beach)
The Annual Children's Trick-or-Treat at the Creek with games, prizes, trick or treating, and a costume contest sponsored by McConkey's Jungle Shack. For information call Town Hall(843)869-2505
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

October (Date TBA)
In Shore Slam Fishing Tournament
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, call 843-631-5055 or email themarinaeb@gmail.com
http://themarinaeb.com

October (Date TBA)
Edisto Watersports 2018 Redfish Tournament
Edisto Watersports & Tackle, 3731 Docksite Road
For more information, call 843-631-0802
http://www.edistowatersports.net

November (DateTBA)
Open Land Trust Oyster Roast 
Sand Creek Farm
Live music, oysters and a lowcountry buffet. Advance ticket purchase is required. Call 843-869-9004 or buy your tickets online.
http://www.edisto.org

November 12 ~ 6:30pm
Edisto Art Guild Program for November
Edisto Beach Civic Center - 42 Station Court
Check Art Guild website for details
http://www.edistoartguild.com

November 23 ~ 9:00am-4:00pm
Edisto Island Museum Gift Shop Annual Open House and Sale
8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
No admission to tour the museum.
843-869-1954
http://www.edistomuseum.org

November 24
With These Hands Gallery - Unveiling of the Giving Tree
547 Highway 174
With These Hands Gallery, 843-869-3509 or info@withthesehandsgallery.com
100% of proceeds go to Edisto United
http://www.withthesehandsgallery.com

November 24
Flowers Seafood 6th Annual Oyster Roast
1914 Hwy 174
6:00pm to 10:00pm
This all you can eat oyster roast is a great tradition on Edisto, and you don't want to miss it. For further info, call Flowers Seafood Company at 843-869-0033.

December 1 ~ 3:00pm & December 2 ~ 7:00pm 
Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Edisto Beach Baptist Church

December 8 
28th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
Edisto Beach
Following the parade, Santa will greet the children at a location TBD
http://www.edistochamber.com

 

Guided Tours

Ace Basin Tours
843-869-3099 / www.acebasintours.com

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
800-979-3370  843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Fontaine Charters
843-303-7394 / www.fontainecharters.com

Island Tours and T’ings “the Pink Van Tour”
A long time Edisto resident; family many generations on the island.
843-603-0967

Nature Tours, Shelling & Sunset Tours
Edisto Watersports
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.biz

Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Captain Cliff Corley 843-729-2687
edistobeachshrimpboatcharters.com

Singleshot Guide Service
3610 Big Bay Dr, (843)557-0726

Tours of Edisto
(843)869-1984, Historical Tours
www.toursofedisto.com

Wilkinson’s Landing Kayak & Canoe
1199 Frampton Inlet Rd, (843)609-7102
www.wilkinsonslanding.com

Camping

Edisto Beach State Park
The state park, originally built by the CCC during the depression and opened in the 1930’s. The park includes 1,255 acres and offers 63 camping sites in the main campground, 50 sites in its Live Oak campground. There are 5 rustic sites, 7 vacation cabins and the park boasts picnic areas with shelters, ocean swimming and beach combing, nature trails and a boat landing with dock. The Spanish Mount Trail winds 3 ½ miles through a maritime forest. The ACE Basin interpretive center is a must see when on Edisto. 866-345-7275 (Camping and cabin reservations) / 843-869-2156 (Reservations within next 3 days) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Fishing/Crabbing/Shrimping /Boating/Kayaking Charters

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Captain Clif Corley's Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Mobile: 843-729-2687 / cmcorley@hughes.net

Edisto Fishing Charters
843-869-2933 / www.fishedisto.com

Edisto Island Tours
USCG Licensed
Cap'n Ron & Elin Elliott
843-869-1937

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
USCG licensed captains
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Island Bikes & Outfitters Kayak Tours
843-869-4444 / islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Raddaddy's Fishing Charters
USCG Licensed
Capt. Ron Davis
843-513-0143
radlures@aol.com

Single Shot Guide Services
USCG Licensed
Captain Charles Yeomans
843-869-3022 / www.singleshotguideservices.com

Ugly Ducklin’ II River Fishing with Steve Fralin
USCG licensed / 19’ Carolina Skiff, up to 4 anglers
843-869-1580 or 843-908-2071 / www.edistofishingcharters.com

Reefs

Edisto has two artificial reefs relatively close off shore. Built by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources you can find the locations at www.dnr.sc.gov

Fishing Tournaments

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
Boats from Bohicket & Edisto will be fishing against each other. Prizes awarded for heaviest dolphin. 
For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Cobia Tournament
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055,or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2016 Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament - Governor's Cup
July 20 - 23, 2016
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

Boat Landings & Marinas

State of South Carolina Boat Landings
www.dnr.sc.gov/boating/index.html

The Marina at Edisto Beach 
Ships Store 843-631-5055

Dawhoo Landing at McKinley Washington Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway Hwy. 174
Picnic tables, courtesy and fishing dock.

Live Oak Landing at Edisto Beach State Park
Palmetto Rd. (fee)

Steamboat Landing
At the end of Steamboat Landing Rd. off of Hwy. 174
Small parking area, courtesy dock.

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
Supplies & bait
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Note: Hunting and fishing licenses are required in SC. Licenses are available at the Edistonian General Store.

Boat Rental

Island Bikes & Outfitters
17’ Rogue Boats
843-869-4444  / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

 

Bike Rentals

Edisto Beach offers wonderful bike trails as does the State Park.

Edisto Bike Shop
843-217-8027

Edisto Essentials
843-869-0951 / www.edistoessentials.com

Island Bikes & Outfitters
843-869-4444 / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Golf

Edisto’s temperate weather allows you to play 12 months of the year.

The Plantation Golf Course on Edisto
Recently renovated and restored to its original beauty and challenge, this course ranks with some of the best in SC. Lots of water, bring plenty of balls.
843-869-1111 / www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com

The Links at Stono Ferry
The course is approximately 25 miles off the island on Hwy. 162. just past the town of Hollywood heading toward Charleston.
843-869-1817 / www.stonoferrygolf.com

History

History is everywhere on Edisto, a great place to start is at the:

Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society Museum
Corner of Chisolm Rd. and Hwy 174 at Middleton Plantation
This museum is presented largely through private donations and memberships. It has an outstanding collection of local artifacts and interprets the history of the island from it’s earliest times to recent past. Open Tues.-Sat. 1pm to 4 p.m. A small admission fee is charged. 843-869-1954 /  www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Interpretive Center
8377 State Cabin Road,
843-869-6834 / 843- 869-4430 ‎ / www.southcarolinaparks.com

Churches on National Historic Registry

Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island
The Sanctuary was renovated in 2003.  There is a lovely churchyard and
historic session house.
2164 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2326 / www.pcedisto.org

The Old First Baptist Church
This is probably the oldest church building still in use on the island. There is a
monument to Hephzibah Townsand in churchyard.
1644 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2432

Trinity Episcopal Church
Picturesque chapel and churchyard
1589 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-3568

Places of interest (Nearby off island)

Drayton Hall
(45 mins. from Edisto) 843-769-2600 / www.draytonhall.org

ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge
8675 Willtown Rd. (Headquarters in Grove Plantation)
Turn left at the intersection of Willtown Rd. and Hwy. 174
www.fws.gov/acebasin/ or www.dnr.sc.gov/marhe/nrri/acechar/egresman.htm

Charleston Convention and Visitors Center / www.charlestoncvb.com

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce / www.Beaufort-SC.org

Ed Grimball-Walking Tours of Historic Charleston 843-813-4447 www.edgrimballtours.com

Walterboro Chamber of Commerce 843-549-9595 / www.walterboro.org

Charles Towne Landing
Location of the first settlement of Charleston www.charlestowne.org/visitus.shtml

Caw Caw Interpretive Center
643 acre park showcases low country natural, historical and cultural heritage. 5200 Savannah Hwy. (Hwy. 17 near Ravenel) / www.ccprc.com/index.asp?NID=206

Nature

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area
Botany Bay Rd. turn left at end of road - sign in / dawn to dark, seasonal hunts. Closed Tuesdays for essential maintenance
843-953-9300 /
DNR Announces Botany Bay Opening / Botany Bay Plantation / BotanybayWMA
 

Edisto Island Serpentarium
An Edisto must-see. Whether you love reptiles or hate them, you’ll come away with a better understanding of their role in our ecosystem. Created by the Clamp family, it sits right on Hwy. 174 just before the Old Post Office Restaurant as you leave the beach. 
Seasonal Hours, Gift Shop & Edisto Visitors Center, Indoor Exhibits, Reptile Exhibits, Fossil Room, and Native Americans Artifacts
843-869-1171 / www.edistoserpentariun.com

ACE Basin Interpretive Center at the Edisto Beach State Park
An outstanding look at the role our marshes and estuarine resources play when you live at the edge of the ocean.

Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species
If you look to your right as you come onto the island you may spot the bald eagle that likes to sit on top of the power pole next to the McKinley Washington Bridge. You may also see wood storks, ospreys and other not-so-common birds. Yet there are a number plants and animals that are not so well known worth looking for. To learn more go here:
Click here »
and here:
www.carolinabirdclub.org/sites/SC/edistoinlet.html

Nature Tours

It’s always easier when you’re somewhere you’re not used to, if you have a guide to show you around. Here are some possibilities:

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Edisto Beach State Park
843-869-2756 (Park offices) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Edisto Watersports & Tackle ACE basin boat charters
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

 

Off Island Nature Tours

Ace Basin Outpost
10232 Ace Basin Parkway (Hwy. 17 at the Ashepoo River) Green Pond
Kayak and canoe rental & tours
800-785-2925