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Parks and nature in Charleston

Top parks

Scenic Viewpoint
“Historic downtown. Stroll through the battery to see the history of the town and the beautiful historic home on the water. Parking available.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A center hub for downtown Charleston where King St and Calhoun St meet. They have a farmers market here.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful little walk with low country views, right by tons of bars and restaurants. A great way to get some nature without venturing too far from downtown!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A must see and one of the best historic gardens and plantations to see. When the Azaleas are in bloom, they are - without a doubt - the greatest attraction at Magnolia.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Park
“This is where you can park to walk on The Ravenel Bridge!! This is my favorite place to walk if I want to see a really good sunset :)”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“As a kide this is where id go fishing before I had a boat. :) Still good fishing. And the wife loves the whole long walk on the beach feel.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Loads of southern island activities, walking and bike trails, crabbing and fishing. ”
  • 82 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“Loads of southern island activities, walking and bike trails, crabbing and fishing. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Park
“Riverfront Park is a historic Navy Base that has been converted to a beautiful park filled with art, a music venue, dog park, and historic homes all along the edge of the river providing a breathtaking landscape. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Playground
“Beach town about a mile north of the property. The more local beach, it is organized by stations to help with locating where you are/are parked. • Restaurants: o Obstinate Daughter (highly recommended – reserve a table!) o Poe’s Tavern – famous burgers o Home Team BBQ – well known BBQ and hangout o Dunleavy’s Pub, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina o Boathouse at Breach Inlet (Seafood) ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Best sunsets in the city along the Ashley River facing Charlestown Landing where the first settlers arrived. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Pretty walking/biking trails take you to views of the Stono River. $1/person admission. Bikes can be rented here as well. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
“if you want a quick hike or an extended one head here. Located on an old Phosphate mine and lake. Drive in and head for the bridge and dock. Cross the lake and circle the island. This area also has Charlestons only free disc golf course and a few GeoCaches.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Free access; free parking. Right by the Cooper Rive in old village of Mt Pleasant”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“This is a great company if you want to paddleboard or kayak out on the ocean. They provide all the equipment you need & have different lengths of trips. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Trails

Park
“Riverfront Park is a historic Navy Base that has been converted to a beautiful park filled with art, a music venue, dog park, and historic homes all along the edge of the river providing a breathtaking landscape. ”
  • 15 locals recommend