Updated to include recommendations from a second trip to the area in May 2022.
With Beeba alongside for much of this trip, we poked our nose in Charleston but mostly spent all our time in our incredible campground, with marsh on one side and beach on the other. We packed in the learning of coastal facts and sand between our toes on our final beach stop before heading inland.
- We stayed: Edisto Island State Park (beach campground) – five stars! and a driveway on Wadmalaw Island – five stars!
- We explored: We wandered a bit in Charleston – South of Broad, the Charleston City Market (found ourselves a sweet grass basket), the Battery, the Old Slave Mart Museum; We had a beach day on Amelia Island and stopped at Rosebank Farms; We visited the Charleston Tea Garden and picked strawberries at Bugby Plantation (Wadmalaw); We spent most of this time on the Edisto State Park Beaches or the Wadmalaw dock
- We boated: Botany Bay Ecotours (five stars!) – this knocked our socks off. Woman-owned, biologist-led tour that enchanted my kids learning about the ACE Basin and Botany Bay.
- We ate: Briny Swine and McConkey’s Jungle Shack (Edisto), Boxcar Betty’s and famed Rodney Scott BBQ (Charleston), HUM Grocery at Historic P.M. King’s (Wadmalaw)
- We read: Mama Day but thought a lot about all the Pat Conroy I had read in my day, especially The Water Is Wide; We entertained taking our Airstream world to the water through this and this (as I’ve said before, adventuring may be in my blood).
- We listened to: the waves we could hear from our beautiful campground spot (Edisto) and the marsh wrens and marsh low tide popping (Wadmalaw)
- Next Time: KinFolk, the Angel Oak Tree