Going To The Beach!

Although I love the beaches near home, I do miss a beach where you can actually swim. There are beaches both north and south of Charleston. We started our search south of the city at Folly Beach. The long expanse of sandy beach is beautiful and very inviting. BUT! There is absolutely no sense of community. It was a terrific sunny Saturday and the whole place felt abandoned. Over 95 % of the houses  are vacation rentals and they all have cheap real estate signs in the front yard.

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Next we headed north and discovered Sullivan’s Island, the Isle of Palms and Pawleys Island. Pawleys Island was our favorite. Although it’s as densely built up as Folly Beach it has a lot more history. Plantation owners began building summer cabins here in the early 19th century to take advantage of the ocean breezes and to avoid the malaria and small pox so prevalent on the Low Country Plantations and in Charleston during the summer months. Like in Seaview, Wa., the family homes and history give it a much greater sense of place.

Sullivan's Island - Photo by Wendi

Isle of Palms - Photo by Wendi

Pawleys Island Church

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

8 thoughts on “Going To The Beach!

  1. Jeanette McCabe

    Hi there,
    Super excited to have your blog out there. I was only in Charleston for the day but I was enchanted. Love these beach photo’s – I’m adding Pawleys Island to my list of “must sees”. It will be great to “check-in” on you guys.

  2. Michelle

    Hi Bruce and Wendi –

    Ahh…. these photos bring back so many great childhood memories of the beach! I’m ready to buy a beach house in SC too – although I suspect the signs are cheap not the properties. I’m gonna rally the troops here for a vacation there soon.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip – hope “my people” are treating ya’ll right!


  3. Jim

    Those photos are fantastic! I can’t wait for you two to get back to “God’s Courtry” and share the rest of your photos. We REALLY miss you two.


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