Seabrook Island Beaches
Seabrook Island lays claim to one of the longest and most dynamic expanses of beach shoreline in the coastal Carolinas. There are nearly four miles of pristine and peaceful sandy locales to explore. Beach access is enhanced with nine boardwalks that link the attractive beach housing with the inviting beach and ocean waters.
Seabrook Island recently received the “2016 Best Restored Beach Award” from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association for its exceptional beach restoration initiatives. Click here to read more about the award.
Find more about the dos and don’ts on Seabrook Island beaches here.
Pelican Beach is also known as Sunset Beach. If you’ve ever been there on a spectacular late-summer evening, you’ll know why. Pelican Beach is the perfect choice for young children to swim in the soft waves and slow current of the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Edisto River.
North Beach is for those who prefer the sunrise. This beach is the first place light touches Seabrook Island. Its Eastern shore location claims one of the widest fronts on the Carolina Coast.
It begins with an overture of rolling dunes held in place by Sea Oats and Wax Myrtles. Birdwatching is great here year round and the soft sand is the perfect place to wait and watch for dolphins to meander by. Dolphins are frequently seen strand feeding—especially near the Kiawah River at the far north end of this expansive beach. The beach is wide open for walking, biking, horseback riding, and sandcastle building. One section is open for dogs off leash, as well.* In the summer months, early risers can participate in the turtle patrol for the endangered loggerhead turtles that build more than 75 nests a year on the beaches.
*Dogs off-leash hours: Before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. during the summer months and full time the rest of the year. Click here for a map of dog regulations on the island.