Seabrook Island South Carolina

Seabrook Island South Carolina, with its serene and secluded spirit, offers an abundance of family-friendly activities, has two championship golf courses, tennis center, deep-water marina, equestrian center, fitness center and award-winning dining. Spend a day lounging on one of South Carolina’s most beautiful beaches with four miles of pristine Charleston area coastline Their private beaches are sure to be a welcome and quiet escape for enjoying the South Carolina coast. Visit all of the best beaches on our South Carolina Beaches guide.

Seabrook Island Weather – When to Visit

The best time to visit Seabrook Island is from March to May or from September to November when temperatures are mild – but not stifling. Hotel rates, however, will be high, especially around Easter. Also, the city will be thick with crowds “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” at the blooming magnolia trees, the Southern fried food and their tour guide's ghost stories. Steer clear of high prices and tourist swarms by visiting in the late fall or early winter.

Temperate weather accompanies blooming trees and flowers, making spring one of the best times to vacation in Seabrook Island. The warm 60 to 80-degree temperatures usher in a colorful array of blooms throughout the city, which you can tour during the annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. But you won't be alone in a springtime visit: Prepare for high hotel rates and hordes of tourists competing for lodging space, especially around the Easter holidays. Avoid the large crowds and steep rates with a mid-week visit instead of a weekend stay.

Seabrook Island Beaches

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Pelican Beach

Pelican Beach is known for its vivid sunsets and evening skies and preferred by photographers chasing that perfect photo. Pelican Beach is also great for young children and families. The Atlantic Ocean meets the Edisto River near this beach, making for soft waves and gentle currents. It’s great for swimming, floating, sunbathing, and building sandcastles.

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North Beach

North Beach is great for active families and nature lovers. The beach is open for walking, biking, sandcastle building, and is one of few beaches in South Carolina to offer horseback riding on the beach. North Beach also features an area that is friendly to off-leash dogs.

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Best Tours & Activities Near Seabrook Island by Viator

Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour

Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will you lead you through the streets while you learn about this “Holy City” and its role in the Civil War. Learn more about Charleston's Old South Carriage Historic Tour.

Charleston Harbor History Tour

See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans. Learn more about the Charleston Harbor History Tour.

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour. Learn more about the Charleston See-It-All Bus Tour.

Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour

This one-hour tour tells the tales of Charleston's most pivotal moments and will have travelers falling in love with the unique culture and beautiful landscapes of this southern city. Your experience begins in the stable opposite Market Street, where you'll interact with horses before riding along in a custom carriage through the landmarks and attractions of this coastal town. The 16-passenger carriages are lighter and more comfortable that most, making them as enjoyable for the horses are they are for travelers! Learn more about Charleston's Historic Residential Carriage Tour.

Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise

Cruise through Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes en route to the uninhabited Morris Island on this boat cruise from the Charleston area. A private boat company launches from Bowens Island for the scenic ride through an estuary rich in biodiversity before a soft landing on Morris Island. Spend free time to taking photos the historical Morris Island Lighthouse, combing for seashells, and looking out for birds, sea turtles, and dolphins before your return. Learn more about the Morris Island Lighthouse Eco-Cruise.

Best Seabrook Island Restaurants

Hege's $30 and Up

Hege's is a casual, welcoming French Bistro. For classic French and international cuisine in a casual, inviting atmosphere, visit Hege's Restaurant. Offering dinner six days a week, Hege's menu features fresh seasonal products prepared with classical sauces. Telephone: 843-768-0035 Web: Hege's

La Tela Pizzaria $10 – 30

Whether it is the pasta made with eggs from SC pasture-raised chickens, wood fired pizza topped with shrimp from SC waters, or a bottle of Barolo from a family-run vineyard in Piedmont, Italy, you can taste the love at La Tela Pizzaria. Telephone: 843-768-1951 Web: La Tela Pizzaria

Fischer's Sports Pub & Grill $10 – 30

Family owned and operated restaurant since 2003, catering to people who like good food, libations, music, friends, etc. They are down to earth folks who welcome all who like such things. Telephone: 843-243-0210 Web: Fischer's Sports Pub & Grill

Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen $10 – 30

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen is famous for their delicious lump crab cakes, steak nights, and so much more! Their seasonal menu includes amazing appetizers, savory salads, small plate entrees, and delectable desserts. Telephone: 843-768-2245 Web: Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen

Ocean Room at the Sanctuary $30 and Up

The Ocean Room serves masterful dishes crafted from locally sourced beef, poultry and produce in a seasonally changing menu—all complemented by a wine list showcasing more than 1,000 superior selections. Telephone: 843-768-6251 Web: Ocean Room at the Sanctuary

Best Seabrook Island Bars

McCann's Irish Pub

At McCann’s family owned and operated authentic Irish pub, they take great pride on providing a “wee” taste of that tradition. Enjoy fresh home made dishes from dinner to dessert and of course their rare selection of Irish whiskey and imported pints! Telephone: 843-737-0347 Web: McCann's Irish Pub

Fischer's Sports Pub & Grill

Family owned and operated restaurant since 2003, catering to people who like good food, libations, music, friends, etc. They are down to earth folks who welcome all who like such things. Telephone: 843-243-0210 Web: Fischer's Sports Pub & Grill

Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen

Taste 48 local and regional craft beers every day as well as seasonal cocktails. Their beer team has selected your favorite beers from micro-breweries in Charleston, North Carolina, Virginia, and more! And maybe just a few old-school classics. Telephone: 843-768-2245 Web: Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen

Best Seabrook Island Area Hotels

30 Comments

  1. Bex Arnold

    I had the good fortune of visiting South Carolina when I was a young girl on a road trip with my parents from Ontario. I am so pleased to see how the vast and dynamic space it offers for people to explore. Your post is so filled with great details and intel that I have half a mind to engage my folks to return!

    Thanks Leahrae! Wonderful resource!

    Bex

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Bex, you should return! You’ll enjoy. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for leaving comments 🙂

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  2. Daniella

    Hi Lea,
    Wow, awesome article! Thanks for sharing!
    I’ve never been to Seabrook island sc beach, but I will very soon when the Coronavirus will be gone:)There are lovely bars and hotels there. The Tyde Folly Beach hotel seems great, and I see it has great ratings. I can now plan my next holiday with ease thanks to this useful guide. How long time do you think we should spend in Seabrook to explore the whole place?
    Thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You could spend a week there and see quite a bit of the area. There are lots of areas in and around Charleston. If you wanted to explore them all, then 2 weeks would be your best bet. Thanks for visiting Daniella.

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  3. Nina

    I would love to spend a few days in the spring on Seabrook Island.
    Thank you for this great article Seabrook Island SC Beach, with a detailed presentation of beaches, possible activities, and tours, listed restaurants, bars, and hotels.
    In this article, I really got all the information I need to organize a few day’s vacation on Seabrook Island.
    Friendly greeting,
    Nina

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Nina!  Thanks for visiting my Seabrook Island SC Beach guide.

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  4. Kavinah

    I never knew South Carolina has such beautiful spots. I like the break down which enables one to make a good choice from so many choices.

    I’m sure the tour, as well as the eco-cruise, will be an enjoyable experience as well as the range of restaurants around. The price is also reasonable.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, there are some great reasonably priced tours.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  5. Rich Gilbert

    I love the Charleston area, but haven’t been in years. I have never made it to Seabrook Island. After reading this, it is now on my list of places to visit. I have to admit after relocating to North Myrtle Beach, I haven’t visited many other beaches anywhere. I am hoping this mess with the current state of th country will end soon and all the South Carolina Beaches get back to business. We are looking forward to the Summer.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wow, you live so close!  I would have checked them all out by now LOL.  Thanks for stopping by Rich!

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  6. Chris

    I really like this travel site.  I am a frequent traveler for my job but have been remote since last March.  In this post I like how you listed the different hotels and the prices and different things to to on Seabrook Island SC.  I have never been to SC but would like to visit.  We have family there too.  Nice post

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Chris.  I am glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  7. Aleksandra Pavlov

    Hi. I was thinking that you write about some exotic islands. But this is good, everything that have history should to be good, and you can expiriance a lot. I see that you can have a lot of fun. And I like how you describe Pelican beache, it sime like great place for kids. What is best hotel to stay at here? 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I know it is not exotic, but Seabrook Island and the whole Charleston area is wonderful and yes, loaded with history.  The hotels I have listed are the best choices.  It really depends on what type of hotel you are looking for.  You might click on each one and go from there 🙂

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  8. Aly

    What a beautiful destination for a vacation getaway! Although the weather is too cold for swimming at those beaches right now, it’s the perfect time to plan for a trip in the warmer months. I appreciate the helpful list of places to eat as well — I am already looking forward to having a fantastic seafood meal while vacationing on the SC coast!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Aly!  We are headed to Alaska….I know….but the seafood there is to die for!  Thanks for the visit!

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  9. LineCowley

    I love walking on the beach, so I am always looking for a beach with lots of sand and where I can walk for miles. I never new that South Carolina has such beautiful beaches and Seabrook Island certainly looks as if one can walk for miles on the sand. Charleston also offers many other activities for their visitors and I would love to see the magnolias when they are in bloom. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It is just a really great area to visit.  So much history besides all the gorgeous beaches.  You would enjoy 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  10. Shalisha Alston

    Wow. When I came to this post, I thought I was looking at some exotic island. I never though South Carolina had such beautiful pristine beaches. I’d definitely go for the equestrian activities. You definitely won’t be bored when you’re at Seabrook Island. When I go on vacation, I tend to like to eat at the restaurants. I’m not big on going on tours so I love your list of Best Seabrook Island Restaurants. Thanks for your post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Shalisha! I am glad you enjoyed. Yes you can do equestrian activities here 🙂

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  11. Antarctic Adventures

    My friend and I were actually looking for a beach to go to in June for vacation, but wasn’t really sure where to go! This looks like such a nice place and there is so much to do in Charleston if it rains. And some great restaurants to go too! We may actually check this out. Thank you so much for sharing

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  12. Cynthia

    South Carolina is definitely on my wish list and Seabrook Island looks like a lovely and upscale place to visit!!  I would love to ride a horse on North Beach.  I would also like to take  Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Tour, Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour and Charleston’s Historic Residential Carriage Tour, as I enjoy learning about the history of the places I visit and Charleston is full of it.  How far is Charleston from the island?  Is there a bridge or does one have to take a ferry? 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      It’s about a 40 minute drive to Charleston and yes, you can drive 🙂  Sounds like you will have a wonderful time.  Thanks for visiting my Seabrook Island SC Beach guide.

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  13. Sariyah

    I love beaches! They are beautiful and usually a fun day out! 

    The Seabrook Island seems like it has many activities for all ages. I appreciate how you done all the hard work and included eating places, hotels, activities and everything in between, really helpful!

    Thanks for providing us with all this information!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome!  Thanks for visiting my Seabrook Island SC Beach guide!

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  14. Anna

    I am particularly interested in pelican beach since I have small children. By the looks of it I’m sure they’ll both enjoy themselves in the sand while I snap some photos. Hope I can visit someday. to watch the sunset. Has anyone ever visited the nearby hotels? Would like a good recommendation.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, you would not be bored on  Seabrook Island as there is so much in the area to see and do.  If you are a beach person, then Tides Folly Beach is the hotel to stay at.  My fav!

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  15. Nektarios

    Seabrook island looks like a very interesting place to visit. I am the kind of person who when on holidays likes to explore and engage in all different types of activities. I like the fact that Seabrook offers a wide range of activities thus, my holidays will not be boring. I always check out the food, the culture, the history and so on. It looks like Seabrook island offers except from the beautifull beaches a lot more. I will include it in my holiday calendar. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are welcome, and glad you enjoyed my Seabrook Island SC Beach guide.

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