Beautiful and secluded Edisto Island is located approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of Charleston. Visitors to Edisto feel they've returned to a simpler time and slower pace of life. While the island welcomes visitors, commercialization and development have been kept to a minimum.
Edisto Island is steeped in a history that stretches back to its first known inhabitants, the Edistow Indians. By the late 1700's English planters had developed Sea Island cotton, the crop that brought wealth to the island. Many of the beautiful plantations built during this era are still standing, and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Edisto Island is best known as a quiet, family beach. The island offers the conveniences of a marina, golf course and restaurants.
Accommodations on the island consist of beach homes available for rent, condominiums overlooking the golf course or marina and camp sites at the Edisto Island State Park. If you're looking for historic charm, a secluded beach and an unhurried pace, look no further than Edisto Island.