Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vacation Questions

Has anyone been to the South Carolina Coast?  
Kiawah Island?
Folly Beach?
Myrtle Beach?

I am researching a family trip out there and would love input.
Where did you stay?
What did you do?
Must sees?
Fave place to eat?
When is the best time to go?

I am looking for someplace off the beaten path.  Less people, more private.  A place where we could explore, bike, paddle board, hike, and be surrounded by nature. 

I would love to read about your experiences. 



  1. It may be too far off the beaten path but I love Cumberland Island in Georgia.

    You must take a ferry & you can camp on the island itself, but it really is beautiful.

    1. Sounds awesome! I will definitely check it out.

  2. Have you considered the Gulf coast of Florida? Look at Cape San Blas. It's exactly what you're describing. You can rent a house. We stay in a large double condo at Barrier Dunes. We love cooking seafood, renting a boat, exploring the state park right beside us, and riding bicycles safely down the road to the one store to buy a t shirt or eat ice cream. Several places to eat good seafood and other food in the town of Port St.Joe nearby. Also a lighthouse there to visit. Our family loves it!

    1. Cape San Blas sounds like what I am thinking. I would prefer to rent a house. How many kids do you have?

    2. We have 7 kids. The double condo has five bedrooms and three bathrooms and sleeps 10. It is on the end of the building. Barrier Dunes has two pools, tennis court, playground, and the property is on the beach. You could also Google VRBO Cape San Blas and look for a house on the beach, or look at the only 5 bedroom condo at Barrier Dunes and see what you think. Beautiful white, soft, sandy beach. We feel very safe sending a couple of kids down the street to the store. Rent a boat and go to the end of the cape or take a picnic and hike eight miles through the state park to the end. We took a boat and found amazing shells. Love it! Going back in May!

  3. Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach are anything but off the beaten path. We love Charleston and Kiawah Island. Late Spring or early Fall are my favorite times to go.

  4. I agree with the last comment~ Kiawah is lovely!

  5. we lived in Charleston for 1 yr. it was like a year long vacation! so many historical things to see. we loved magnolia plantation. ride a ferry to fort sumpter. we spotted dolphins on that ride. plenty of seafood options. my favorite restaurant there was Melvins bbq. Drayton hall. the aquarium. oh I need to take my kids back now that they are older

  6. You don't want to go to myrtle beach. Very busy and lots of tourists. Maybe outer banks NC. Hatteras, Duck, carolla.

  7. Charleston is very pretty as is Kiawah Island. Myrtle is definitely crazy and loud. I went every year during college with my sorority so my version may be tainted by that. If you're interested in North Carolina, Ocracoke is awesome. You have to take a ferry there. House rental is the norm. It's near the Hatteras lighthouse and the Bankers are all around there. Another really lovely place is Avon, just north of Hatteras. We go to North Carolina every year. LOVE it!!


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