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Parks and nature in Charleston

Top parks

Scenic Lookout
“The Battery is a famous Charleston landmark, overlooking the Charleston Harbor. See the famous Charleston historic homes and White Point Garden. The first shots of the civil war were fired from this location. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Park
“On Saturdays between April and December, theres a great farmers market here! Either way, its a fun park to walk through!”
  • 62 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
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
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
  • 8 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Beautiful flowers and garden.. was an old planation back in the day- very historic ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Park
“A fantastic place for outdoor adventure- including a water park in the summertime!”
  • 88 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Park
“A fantastic place for outdoor adventure- including a water park in the summertime!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Park
“Nice place to visit nearby to learn about shipyards and history. Dock along waters edge is being built.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Playground
“The least commercialized of all the beaches in Charleston, Sullivans Island has unparalleled charm. Some of our favorite restaurants like Poe's Tavern and Obstinate Daughter are on Sullivans. Make sure to visit Fort Moultrie and enjoy a beach walk.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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
“Nice place to visit nearby to learn about shipyards and history. Dock along waters edge is being built.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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