South Carolina is steeped in history and legends of the Atlantic coast. South Carolina offers great beach vacations with its miles of pristine sandy beaches and myriad of other activities. For a getaway to the pinnacle of outdoor leisure pursuits that happens to be balanced with loads of natural beauty, Hilton Head Island is the place to go. One hundred miles south of Charleston and a million miles away from responsibility, this play land for all ages satisfies over two million travelers each year with ample beaches, fine weather, and golf courses around every corner. 
Charleston is surrounded by water, with the Ashley River to the west, the Cooper River to the east, and Charleston Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Excellent Charleston SC beaches are located on several islands along the Atlantic Coast. Popular Charleston beach activities and water sports include swimming, boating, surfing, kayaking, parasailing, and fishing. 
Long a place where people could escape the summer heat of nearby Charleston, Isle of Palms' early inhabitants included the Seewee Indians who are said to have greeted early English explorers by swimming out to meet their boats and carrying them on their backs to shore. Myrtle Beach is the hub of the 60-mile long "Grand Strand" resort area, which stretches from Georgetown to the northern border of South Carolina. Seabrook Island, South Carolina is the perfect place for a vacation in the sun. Uncrowded beaches, sand dunes, two golf courses, a tennis center, and an equine facility combine to offer every activity imaginable.