Destination guide

Explore Edisto Beach from vacation home rentals

Set on Edisto Island, the lovely little town of Edisto Beach is at the edge of the ACE Basin, where the Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto Rivers combine to form one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. The community is proud of its reputation for unspoiled natural parks and wetlands, and very little in the way of noisy industry. Vacationers come here to reconnect with the part of themselves that doesn't need to work, run errands, or gas up the car. Pick out a photogenic Edisto Beach vacation rental and just be.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Edisto Beach vacation rentals

Part of Edisto Beach's magic is its remote location and lack of commercial enterprise. Nearby attractions tend toward the serene and historical. Travel a bit outside of town (11 miles, to be exact) and visit the William Seabrook house, a plantation built around 1810 and with the gabled roof and columns that characterized the Early Republic architectural style. Then check out the Edisto Island Museum, featuring exhibits on everything from the Civil War and the island's school for African Americans, to vintage children's toys and the art of weaving a shrimp net.


Activities near Edisto Beach vacation homes

The most popular pastimes in Edisto Beach are the ones that give families, couples, and friends a chance to relax and revel in the beauty of the outdoors. Charter a boat in the ACE Basin and cast a line for flounder, trout, and red drum. Take an ecotour in nearby Botany Bay or cruise with dolphins in the Atlantic. Of course, you can stick close to your Edisto Beach vacation rental and simply lounge on the sand or picnic in the park. The only rule around here is that you must enjoy the scenery.


Climate for your stay in Edisto Beach vacation homes

The balmy climate of Edisto Beach coupled with its laid-back atmosphere makes the place feel warm year round. This is especially true in summer, when highs hit the 90s. Book an Edisto Beach vacation rental then if you do a good cat-in-the-sun impression when the weather is hot. Summer is hurricane season, so make sure you're watching weather reports. The spring and late fall are perfect for most, with temps in the 70s and less rain than in summer. In winter, things cool down to the 50s, so it's still pleasant to walk, hike, and bike around town.

Natural features

Shy turtles, great parks, and a good-looking garbage heap

The natural wonders of Edisto Beach will keep you coming back for more. The loggerhead sea turtle may as well be the town's mascot. These turtles climb ashore between May and October. If you're lucky you'll spot one, and if you're kind you'll keep a safe distance. Then, head to Edisto Beach State Park and hike a nature trail through forests of live oak and palmetto trees, or pass by the midden (that's a fancy word for "ancient trash pile") created by Native Americans around 2,000 BCE. It consists mostly of oyster shells and is cooler than it sounds.


Beaches near Edisto Beach vacation homes

Edisto Beach is close to beautiful beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and water recreation. Vacation homes are available near places like Edisto Beach State Park, a serene park with beach access and hiking and biking trails, and Edingsville Beach, an unspoiled sand beach with rough waters that’s popular for fishing, boating, and camping. You'll also like Driftwood Beach, a rugged beach with picturesque surrounds and a lot of driftwood.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Edisto Beach

The nearest airport is in Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), located 30 mi (48.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.), which is 30.4 mi (48.8 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Edisto Beach vacation homes

Families with children can find plenty of fun-filled spots in Edisto Beach. Vacation rentals are close to kid-focused attractions like Edisto Island Serpentarium, a reptile zoo with indoor and outdoor gardens, wildlife shows, and alligator feedings, and Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, a wilderness area with tidal marsh and forest teeming with local wildlife and birds.

Can I find a vacation rental around Edisto Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 942 vacation rentals near Edisto Beach. From 470 Houses to 178 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Edisto Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Edisto Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Edisto Beach:

  • Ocean Ridge: 318 vacation rentals
  • Oak Grove: 246 vacation rentals
  • Summerwind Villas: 218 vacation rentals
  • West Beach: 666 vacation rentals
  • Vanderhorst Plantation: 542 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Edisto Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Edisto Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Plantation Course at Edisto: 2,343 vacation rentals
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park: 3,272 vacation rentals
  • Edisto Beach State Park: 2,340 vacation rentals
  • Hunting Island State Park: 1,766 vacation rentals
  • Night Heron Park: 3,397 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Edisto Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Edisto Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 470 Houses in Edisto Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Edisto Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 178 rentals available
  • Cottages: 55 rentals available
  • Cabins: 55 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Edisto Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 645 vacation rentals with pool available in Edisto Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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