Coastal Adventures – Now when you book (after May 5, 2016) with us receive FREE admissions to local attractions every day of your stay! Just another perk of being a guest at Coastal Getaways.
As a gift to you, with your rental, you will receive the Coastal Adventures package. The Coastal Adventures package gives you free passes to some of the most popular attractions the area has to offer. Our activities represents a daily value of over $215 every day of your stay, and is our gift to you as a way of saying thanks for staying with Coastal Getaways of SC. To find out more about these great activities, just click the Coastal Adventures logo above!
All offers are per unit, per paid night stay. This offer is not valid with any other coupons or discounts. All admission offers cover one guest only. Age restrictions may apply. Reservations may be required.
Inside the Gate
Club Amenity Cards are required to play golf on Seabrook Island’s courses.
The Seabrook Island Club offers 36-holes of championship golf on its two unique and different courses – Crooked Oaks and Ocean Winds. As a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses, care is taken to ensure that while golfing you will be surrounded by beautiful, undisturbed natural settings. Hone your game by taking private or group instruction from the PGA professionals. Or shop for the latest fashions, equipment, and accessories in the well-stocked Pro Shop.
Club Amenity Cards are required to play tennis at the Seabrook Island Racquet Club
Seabrook Island’s Racquet Club is a vibrant center featuring 15 state of the art Har-Tru courts, top quality conditions and a great balance of social, instructional and competitive choices for all levels of tennis players. Challenging clinics, informative lessons, and a large variety of social and competitive tennis allows players of all levels to enjoy this fine facility.
Check out the vacation getaway packages and camps available all year round. Don’t forget to visit the fully stocked shop featuring a constantly rotating stock of merchandise and equipment for children, women, and men.
Open to all residents and guests. Amenity Cards are not required to enjoy the Equestrian Center.
Did you know you can ride a horse on Seabrook Island’s beaches? The renowned Equestrian Center caters to riders of all skill levels and ages with guided trail rides, beach rides, pony rides, and riding lessons. Bring carrots and apples to feed the horses grazing in the fields by the gate house. Home to many award winning riders, the staff and horses at the Equestrian Center are top notch. Take advantage of the riding packages offered by this fine facility year round. What a great way to see Seabrook Island!
All are encouraged to visit the horses that graze in the fields just inside the gate. Bring carrots or apples and share them with the horses. Please only feed the horses nearest to the Gate House. If posted “Do Not Feed,” please do not offer food as these horses are on special diets.
Seabrook Island’s Beaches
Seabrook Island has over 3 miles of beautiful, uncrowded beaches. They are easily accessible by taking any of the 12 walks from Oyster Catcher Court to beyond the clubhouse on Seabrook Island Road. Each walk is marked at its beginning and end by a large post with its number clearly marked. The paths wander through dunes and wax myrtles. Many of the walks are boarded; others are sandy paths. There is public parking at the head of each walk and at the Island House. It is illegal to park in villa, cottage, or town home parking lots unless you are staying there or on Seabrook Island Road in front of a home. It is okay to park in front of undeveloped lots, however. Unless you have a permanent bar code on your car, do not park in the large parking lot by the SIPOA Community Center on Oyster Catcher Court or you will be ticketed.
Some wonderful beaches to explore are:
North Beach is the beach to go to if you (1) want to see a beautiful sunrise, (2) run your pup on the Dog Beach, (3) enjoy a day of lounging on a wide and uncrowded piece of sand, (4) see the dolphin’s strand feed, or (5) easily access the beach with your bike. North Beach is accessible using Walks 1 & 2 on Oyster Catcher Court, and Walks 3-8. On Oyster Catcher Court, the large parking lot is reserved for cars with permanent bar codes. Guests may park on the pad on the street. To get to Walk 1, go through the parking lot. This wide boardwalk also has a path that is easy to bike down. The other Walks all have parking pads off of Seabrook Island Road. Parking is permitted on undeveloped lots only.
The Beach Club is the place to be in the summertime! Pools, plenty of lounge chairs, the Pelican’s Nest restaurant, an arcade room, and access to the beach make this the perfect place to set your towel down for a day of relaxation. If you’re an early bird, the sun will rise to your left. Turn to the right in the evening and watch the glorious evening sky turn bright orange.
Pelican Beach is located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Edisto River. It faces west so it is best know for it’s amazing sunsets. Pelican Beach has gentle lapping waves making it the perfect choice for young children to swim. Shrimp boats from Rock Hall, sailboats, and dolphin will all float by while you are relaxing under the sun. Access using Walks 11 & 12 or park at the Island House and take the path (with a short set of stairs) by the traffic circle. Wander down the beach toward the quiet sands in front of Camp St. Christopher. This untamed area is a glimpse of island life long ago.
Because Seabrook values its natural environment, there are large set backs for homes on our beaches. Accordingly, most Walks will be at least a 5 minute stroll from where you park your car. If you require handicap access, please call Security (843-768-0822) and they can open the gate for the vehicle access path that runs along Walk 1 on North Beach. There are shorter walks closer to the Island House. Seabrook’s sands are suitable for bike riding, but please, no bike riding on any of the Walks.
Kayaking and Canoeing
Rentals guests are welcome to launch kayaks/canoes from the ramp located on Capn Sams Road. Turn at the sign for the Fire House and follow to the end.
Located just passed the Kayak/Canoe launch, Seabrook’s crab dock was rebuilt in 2012. Bring your chicken necks and string and try your hand at catching crabs off the dock. This is also a great place to watch the fiddler crabs, shore birds, and ever changing tidal marsh. Kids love hanging out here!
Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG), in conjunction with Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA), maintains 4 walking trails on Seabrook Island. These trails, rated from 1 to 5 in difficulty, are a great way to explore beyond the beaches and roadways of Seabrook. The four trails are Hidden Oak Nature Trail, Old Drake Nature Trail, Six Ladies Nature Trail, and Bobcat Dune Nature Walk. SINHG Trails Brochure.
Outdoor Encounters is an outdoor ministry of St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. Since 2010 Outdoor Encounters has been providing guests of St. Christopher, as well as visitors to Seabrook and Kiawah, with an opportunity to explore the creation that abounds in and around St. Christopher. Whether you are looking to have a peaceful nature hike through our pristine maritime forest, a tranquil paddle through the quiet waters of the salt marsh, or take your youth group on an overnight kayaking and camping trip to grow closer to God through nature, Outdoor Encounters has something to offer! Kayaking and camping, team building challenge course, climbing wall, nature hikes, mud pit, and hands on Environmental Education Classes. Click here to view more details.
Outside the Gate
Angel Oak – The Angel Oak is a spectacular Southern live oak tree believed to be almost 1500 years old. This is one of the oldest and largest live oak trees known to exist. Several picnic tables and a small gift shop are located in the area. Well worth the detour off of Main Road just before you reach Maybank Highway.
Charleston Tea Plantation – 843-559-0383 ext 206 – Wadmalaw island – Home of American Classic Tea, the only tea grown in America, it is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe. Also available to guests is an adventurous and educational Trolley Tour that explores the scenic grounds that produce American Classic Tea.
Firefly Vodka and Distillery Tour & Deep Water Vineyards – 843-557-1405 – Wadmalaw Island – Come experience Southern hospitality at South Carolina’s only distillery. Visit the Firefly Sweet Tea Flavored Vodka tasting room or tour the beautiful Deep Water Vineyards. This laid back vineyard and winery is the perfect place to unwind and take in the beauty of the Lowcountry. Every Saturday from March to November check out Sippin’ Saturdays. Each Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. there is live music and food trucks on site.
Folly Beach – Discover the beauty and diversity of Folly Beach, SC – fondly referred to by locals as the “Edge of America”. Walk the fishing pier or shag under the stars on a summers weekend in this unique and charming island town.
Bohicket Marina – 843-768-1280 – Whether you are interested in sailing, a sunset cruise, chartering a boat for fishing or touring, or renting your own boat for the day, Bohicket Marina has many options.
Sea Islands Boat Rentals – Call 843-768-1280 to charter – Six brand new 19′ Key West Skiffs available for 2 hr, half day, and full day rentals. They are all equipped with gps, maps of the creek, and Bimini tips for shade. Rates: 2 hrs – $180 / Half day (4 hrs) – $245 / Full day (8 hrs) – $395.
Off Shore Fishing – Stay nearshore or head out to he Gulf Stream to reel in dolphin, wahoo, tuna, or billfish with an experienced captain.
Inshore Fishing – Fish the local waterways for shark, red fish, flounder, trout, and much more with an experienced captain.
Island Breeze Cruises – Sunday through Friday the vessel runs 2 trips daily – Eco History Tour – 12 to 2:30 pm and Sunset Tour – 5 to 7:30 pm. Private bookings on Saturdays. Group Rates for 6 or more. Children under 5 are free.
Captain Harry’s Custom Excursions – Can’t decide on one thing? Try a little of everything – Fishing, crabbing, shelling, dolphin and bird watching, and more.
Captain Jack’s Sailing – 843-343-1772 – Bohicket Marina – Fun sailing and dolphin watching adventures; sunset sails, family fishing adventures, sailing lessons with Captain Jack McConnell.
SweetWater Sailing Charters – 843-779-9649 – Bohicket Marina – Daily Sail & Sunset Cruises on a 50-foot Beneteau yacht. Do as much or as little as you like while sailing the open waters of the Atlantic or cruising usually along the North Edisto River.
Boat Rentals – Be your own captain on a 19 ft SeaPro center console. GPS and Depth Finder on board. Novices welcome.
Kayak Tours – Kayaks leave the docks at 9 am and 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Trips are 2 to 2 ½ hours in duration. No experience necessary. All kayaking equipment is provided.
Water Dog Paddle Co. – 843-768-1280 – Bohicket Marina – Stand-up paddle board specialist for Kiawah, Seabrook, and Johns Island. Guided tours, rentals, private lessons and group tours. First timers to experienced paddlers welcome.
St. Johns Kayak – 843-330-9777 – Johns Island – Guided kayak and boat tours, dolphin, turtles & shelling tours, sunset tours, inshore fishing charters, group excursions & beach walks
Island Paddle – 843-330-2115 – Johns Island – Boat and kayak tours, tours for shelling, dolphin, crabbing, rentals, private and groups.
Angler Management – 843-718-0529 – Charleston – Ecotour dolphin watching, historical harbor & sunset tours, inshore and nearshore fishing charters.
First Step Fishing Excursions – 843-696-4248 – Captain Chico Neyrey – Light, ultra-light, and fly fishing; Kite fishing; Surf fishing; Custom yours; Eco-tours out of Bohicket Marina.
Tidal Trails – 843-768-5680 – Kiawah Island – Kayaks and canoes tours. Surfing lessons.
Charleston and Beyond
Carriage Rides – Start your visit to Charleston with a carriage ride through historic Charleston. Palmetto Carriage, Olde Town Carriage, Carolina Polo & Carriage Company, Old South Carriage Company all offer quality tours.
Charleston Battery – Charleston’s professional soccer team plays through the summer. Great action at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island. Fun for everyone.
Charleston Harbor Tours – 1-800-979-3370 – Daily harbor tours, Dining and entertaining cruises – Sunset Blues & Barbecues, Craft Beer, Dining Cruises, private events.
Charleston RiverDogs – 843-577-3647 – If you enjoy baseball, the Riverdogs, a NY Yankee minor league team, are the team to see play. No matter what day you choose, there is always a promo to benefit from, whether its low-priced beverages, All-U-Can-Eat specials or even a fireworks show after the game. The perfect way for your family to spend time together. At The Joe just off of Route 17 in Charleston.
Friends of the Hunley – See history unfold as the Friends of the Hunley strive to recover the remains of the brave men who gave their lives and honor them with the proper burial that they earned; to solve the mystery of that first ever submarine attack in 1864; and to conserve one of the greatest, most sought-after artifacts in the history of naval warfare.
Historic Charleston City Market – Steeped in history and charm, the Charleston City Market is a popular destination for all who visit the Holy City. Market Hall stands facing Meeting Street as the main entrance to four blocks of open-air buildings. Strolling through the Market you will encounter a wide assortment of vendors selling high quality products including paintings, pottery, Charleston’s famous sweetgrass baskets, casual and fine dining and more!
Historic Charleston Foundation – Ever wonder what those big Charleston mansions are like inside? Tour the historic Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett homes or enjoy the Charleston Antique Show and Festival of Houses & Gardens.
Patriots Point – Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS Yorktown, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Patriots Point is also headquarters to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency’s official Medal of Honor Museum.
Piccolo and Spoleto – 843-722-2764 – In late May/early June, Charleston comes alive with the arts when the Piccolo and Spoleto festivities begin. Music, art, dance, theater – it is all happening on the streets and in every imaginable venue in the city. This is a feast for the eyes and the ears.
SC Aquarium – Watch them feed the sharks or a native loggerhead turtle swim by in the big glass walled 2-story Great Hall featuring marine life indigenous to coastal South Carolina. Special exhibits are always featured. The SC Aquarium is entertaining for all ages. Call Coastal Getaways for a discount code and coupon for tickets.
This is just a starting point For more information on the many sights to be seen in Charleston, please visit the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau or Charleston Scene, a listing of what’s happening in arts, music, food, galleries, movies and more in the Charleston area.
Charleston is home to five magnificent historic plantations and gardens that each reflect various aspects of plantation life and southern society.
McLeod Plantation Historic Site – 843-762-9514 – McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. All of their stories – black and white, enslaved and free – are given their due. After years of careful research and restoration, McLeod Plantation Historic Site invites visitors to embark upon an in-depth exploration of the lives of those people whose stories are essential to understanding Charleston’s complex past and helped shape who we, as a nation, are today.
Drayton Hall – 843-769-2600 – James Island – The main house is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States. In addition, the grounds represent one of the most significant, undisturbed historic landscapes in America.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – 843-571-1266 – Just down the road from Drayton Hall lies Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has also survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold, from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry and the oldest public garden in America.
Middleton Place – 843-556-6020 – Guided tours of the Middleton Place House Museum, built in 1755 as a gentlemen’s guest wing, interpret the Middleton family’s role in American history. And a visit to the Plantation Stableyards offers a look into 18th and 19th century working plantation life. Today, as they did then, the gardens represent the Lowcountry’s most spectacular expression of an 18th-century ideal—the triumphant marriage between man and nature.
Charleston Tea Plantation – 843-559-0383 ext 4206 – Charleston Tea Plantation, the only tea farm in America, offers visitors a look into the daily operations of a working, living plantation. Located on Wadmalaw Island just outside Charleston, the history here focuses on the Camellia sinensis, or tea plants.
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens – 843-884-4371 – Located in Mount Pleasant, Boone Hall is one of America’s oldest working plantations. It has been growing and producing crops for more than 320 years. Once known for cotton and pecans, Boone Hall actively produces strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and many other fruits and vegetables.