Seabrook Island is a serene area of beaches, forests and salt marshes just south of historic Charleston. Originally inhabited by Native Americans, it was discovered by English settlers in 1666 under Lt. Col. Robert Sanford. It now makes a delightful vacation destination.
Seabrook Island vacation villas are the ideal base for enjoying all that the South Carolina coastline has to offer. Beautiful sandy beaches along the North Edisto River are popular for walking, swimming, sunbathing and all types of watersports. The area also offers fishing, sailing and boating. Charter a boat from the Bohicket Marina and explore the creeks or join a fishing charter to catch mackerel and other fish species. There are two championship golf courses nearby for golfing enthusiasts. Walking, cycling, horseback rising and nature spotting are all enjoyed by visitors staying in this unspoilt area.
The historic city of Charleston, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter, is one of the best preserved historical cities in America. Take a trip from your Seabrook Island holiday rental and enjoy a carriage tour around some of the historical buildings which are over 300 years old. Visit the historic museums and stroll along the harbor. Nearby Drayton Hall and Boone Hall are architectural masterpieces with guided tours available. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Audubon Swamp Garden in the gardens of the lovely Magnolia Plantation. Cypress Gardens are a little further away and include an aviary, butterfly house and aquarium.
Holiday rentals on Seabrook Island enjoy a pleasant semi-tropical climate all year round. The summer months have average highs of 88°F (31°C) and even the Atlantic Ocean reaches 80°F (26°C) in the summer. The mild winter months in South Carolina have highs of around 60°F (15°C) making Seabrook Island very popular with snowbirds and visitors from colder regions. The area very rarely has frost or snow and the wettest months are during the summer.
The nearest major airport to Seabrook Island holiday rentals is Charleston International (CHS) Airport which is about 23 miles away. It is a joint civil-military airport and is the busiest airport in South Carolina, making it very easy to reach from both domestic and international destinations. Visitors can drive to Seabrook Island along I-526 and SR 700 highways. Hilton Head (HHH) Airport also has domestic flight connections and is about 39 miles from Seabrook Island holiday villas. A hire car is recommended for getting to the island and for exploring the surrounding area.