Discover the 8 Most Instagrammable Spots along the Charleston Coastline with Carolina One Vacation Rentals

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As you wander the old cobblestone streets of Charleston and venture to the tranquil shores of Folly Beach, South Carolina unveils many picturesque locations perfect for your Instagram feed. To fully immerse yourself in these endless opportunities to capture the perfect picture, consider staying in a Carolina One vacation rental. These rentals, strategically located near some of the most stunning spots, offer a comfortable and convenient base for your adventures. Let’s delve into these 8 most Instagrammable spots along the Charleston coastline, each offering unique photo opportunities that are sure to make your friends and followers swoon.

1. The Battery

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The Battery, with its majestic old homes that gaze out to the sea and the renowned White Point Garden, presents panoramic views that encapsulate the timeless charm of Charleston. This area is not just a picturesque spot, but a living testament to the rich history of Charleston. It’s a sanctuary of ancient oaks and graceful, antebellum-style homes that have withstood the test of time. Capture the essence of Charleston’s heritage with a photo of these homes, bathed in the warm, golden glow of the sunlight during the golden hour of the day.

2. Rainbow Row

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Rainbow Row, an iconic series of pastel-colored homes on East Bay Street in Charleston, is a sight to behold. It’s not just a location but a vibrant, living piece of history. Its unique hues and historical significance have made it the most photographed spot in the area and a must-see for any visitor. Prepare to be captivated by its charm and vibrancy. If you visit in the early morning, you can capture the best pictures to share on Instagram, as the soft light enhances the vibrant colors.

3. Folly Beach Pier

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Folly Beach Pier stretches far into the Atlantic Ocean, offering a dramatic perspective with the waves crashing below. A favorite spot to create a stunning sunrise backdrop is under the dock as the sun peeks through the pillars. The glow of the sunlight at sunset is another way to capture your Instagram feed as the sky changes into beautiful pastel colors.  Share in both color and black & white to add more dramatic views for all to love.

4. Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse

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Sullivan Island has one of the most unique spots to photograph for all to fall in love with. The Sullivan Island Lighthouse has a different shape as it’s triangular and not the typical cylinder shape. It has a stark white façade, making the perfect backdrop against the deep Carolina blue sky or during a stunning sunset. Another location on Sullivan’s Island is Fort Moultrie, where you can capture beautiful photos to share. The old cannons give your picture a telling tale of past battles and coastal defense.

5. Angel Oak

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For something that is out of this world gorgeous and something that you’ve ever seen is the Angel Oak Tree. It’s a breathtaking natural landmark believed to be one of the oldest living things in the country. Its sprawling branches and lush greenery create a mystical and enchanting setting for any photo captured. Share this whimsical tree on your Instagram feed on your next visit to the area.

6. Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park

This picture showcases the Pineapple Fountain in Charleston, SC, with an Instagram post-like picture on top sharing where it is.

The Pineapple Fountain, located at Waterfront Park in Charleston, is a beloved landmark and a sign of hospitality. Positioned in this gorgeous park, it is seen on many photo outlets and offers fantastic photo opportunities during the day and at night. Are you ready to add this photo to your feed and share it with friends and family?

7. Edisto Beach

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Edisto Beach is full of natural beauty and unspoiled landscapes. Many places on the island are perfect for capturing stunning pictures, like the Edisto Island Serpentarium. Head over to the Botany Bay Plantation, where you can capture the beach covered in driftwood. The contrast of the weathered wood against the soft sand and waves creates a dramatic composition for any Instagram post. If you want to capture the natural beauty of the marshes and coastline, the Edisto Beach State Park is the spot. Go during a golden hour, where you can capture the magical glow of the scenic vistas in the area.

8. Isle of Palms

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Isle of Palms offers stunning beach scenes, and the beautiful Isle of Palms County Park is where you can capture the soft, sandy beaches framed by the pier and palm trees. This location’s tranquil beauty is perfect for a sunrise or sunset photo to share the serene atmosphere of the island. Sneak away to Palm Boulevard and stroll along the beautifully landscaped walkways and the impressive beachfront homes.

Capture the charm and beauty of Charleston through your lens and share your adventures on Instagram. Staying with Carolina One Vacation Rentals ensures you have the perfect home base to explore, relax, and return for more picturesque moments along the Charleston coastline.

Escape the Cold with a Beach Vacation on the Charleston Coast

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Winter’s chill is charming, but sun-kissed beaches and ocean sounds are unmatched. This is what the Charleston Coast offers. A South Carolina jewel, it features serene beaches where the Atlantic whispers. Stay in a Carolina One vacation rental for more than a getaway: it’s a coastal adventure. Experience relaxation and excitement. Each beach, from vibrant Folly Beach to tranquil Edisto, caters to families, beach lovers, and solo travelers. Discover why a beach vacation on the Charleston Coast is the ideal way to escape the cold and winter blues.

Folly Beach: A Winter Beachscape Like No Other

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Folly Beach in winter is a hidden gem, offering a peaceful and picturesque escape. Envision strolls on quiet, sandy shores under the winter sun’s soft glow, with wave sounds accompanying each step. It’s a perfect setting for collecting unique seashells or savoring the serene atmosphere. Cooler months add charm to Center Street’s cafes and shops. Enjoy coffee and chats with locals there. Treat yourself and your family to dinner at one of Folly Beach’s quaint restaurants. Stay in an oceanfront rental for a memorable winter beach experience. Enjoy captivating views and relaxing ocean sounds.

Wild Dunes: Your Cozy Winter Hideaway

Wild Dunes offers a perfect retreat from the winter chill, wrapping you in a blanket of comfort and luxury. The resort becomes a winter sanctuary, with crisp air and warm hospitality. Start with a walk on dew-kissed, quiet beaches. The ocean’s rhythm soothes you. Golf courses offer peace with their ocean backdrop for tranquil play. At Wild Dunes, you’ll rediscover the joy of winter, redefined by warmth, relaxation, and unparalleled comfort in your vacation rental.

Sullivan’s Island: A Quaint Winter Retreat

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Sullivan’s Island is an idyllic winter escape where the charm of a small beach town meets the comfort of home. Staying in one of our vacation rentals here offers a cozy haven steps away from the tranquil, wind-swept beaches. Winter’s slower pace is perfect for exploring the historic streets and quiet shores. It is ideal for family strolls or seaside reading. Local eateries serve comforting dishes, and you’ll soon learn why Sullivan’s Island is a favorite winter getaway for many families.

Edisto Beach: Your Serene Winter Sanctuary

With its unspoiled beauty, Edisto Beach offers a tranquil escape from the winter’s cold. Nestled in a vacation rental, you’re embraced by a peaceful environment, ideal for unwinding and reconnecting with the family. Winter reveals the area’s rustic forests and serene beaches, a perfect setting for a relaxing vacation. Edisto Beach offers solace and warmth in nature, a peaceful retreat from the bustling world at home.

Isle of Palms: Your Warm Winter Oasis

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Isle of Palms, even in winter, is a haven of warmth and relaxation. Choose a rental here for a world of ocean lulls, soft sands, and a retreat from winter blues. Winter brings quieter times, which allows for pleasant, almost private beach walks on the island. The local community exudes a warm welcome. Island eateries and shops offer cozy spots to enjoy the relaxed pace. At Isle of Palms, escape the cold and create lasting memories with the family in a serene, warm-hearted winter retreat.

The Charleston Coast, with its diverse range of beaches, offers something for every type of beach lover. Carolina One vacation rentals provide the perfect home base to explore these sandy havens. Each beach has unique charm and activities, promising a memorable escape from the cold. So, grab your sunscreen, shed your winter layers, and dive into the inviting, sunlit charm of the Charleston Coast.

Unlocking Spring Break Bliss by Booking Early

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When planning the perfect Spring Break getaway, timing is everything. One of the best-kept secrets for an unforgettable Spring Break vacation lies in the art of booking early. If you dream of pristine beaches, coastal charm, and the laid-back atmosphere of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, look no further. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, you’ll enjoy stunning destinations such as Edisto Beach, Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Wild Dunes. In this guide, we’ll show you how booking early can unlock your Spring Break bliss in these coastal paradises.

Beat the Rush & Secure Your Ideal Accommodations

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Isle of Palms, Edisto Beach, Wild Dunes, and Folly Beach are renowned for their picturesque beaches and various accommodation options. From cozy beachfront condos to luxurious oceanfront beach houses, these destinations offer something for every traveler. However, the demand for these accommodations surges as Spring Break draws nearer. Early booking can help you secure a dream beachfront rental before the rush, ensuring you and your family have the perfect home away from home for your vacation.

Enjoy Peace of Mind

Booking your Spring Break trip well in advance provides peace of mind. You won’t have to worry about last-minute availability issues or settling for accommodations that don’t meet your expectations. Instead, you can relax and look forward to your vacation, knowing everything is in place. All you’ll need to do is pack and wait patiently for your vacation to get here.

Plan Your Itinerary with Precision

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Booking early allows you to plan your Spring Break itinerary with precision. There are so many fun activities that you can do, such as paddleboarding, dolphin cruises, and historic tours. Depending on when your spring break happens to be this year, check out Charleston’s Food + Wine Festival from March 6th to 10th, 2024. Tickets are on sale right now, and this is a must-visit if your trip happens to fall during the festival. Now, you can plan, ensuring you experience everything on your must-do list without worrying about availability.

Create Lasting Memories

You set the stage for a stress-free and memorable Spring Break vacation by booking early. You’ll have the opportunity to explore our pristine beaches, indulge in delicious Lowcountry cuisine, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture. Take time to soak in the natural beauty of the Isle of Palms and Edisto Beach, explore Folly Beach, and play at Wild Dunes. You can create lasting memories with the family this Spring Break in many ways.

Unlocking Spring Break bliss by booking early is a strategic move that can make all the difference in your vacation experience. Don’t wait too long and start planning your Spring Break getaway in a Carolina One vacation rental today. It’s time to let the beauty and charm of these coastal paradises leave you with lasting memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!

A Beachy Christmas along the Charleston Coast

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Welcome to the magical coastal wonderland where the sun, sand, and holiday festivals unite perfectly. Immerse yourself in the joyous celebrations along the Charleston coast this holiday season, from the festive Isle of Palms to Edisto Beach. Carolina One Vacation Rentals invites you to experience the holiday season like never before. Consider what fun activities and events you can partake in a Beachy Christmas along the Charleston Coast.

A Coastal Holiday Extravaganza on Isle of Palms

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Get ready to be dazzled by the festive spirit on Isle of Palms. The Holiday Festival on Front Beach promises a delightful blend of music, food, and holiday cheer. And we can’t miss Santa’s Cookie Workshop, which allows little ones to get a hands-on experience with holiday baking. And if you’re hunting for Christmas lights, there will be plenty around the island to drive by and enjoy with the family!

Holiday Festival on Front Beach

  • December 2nd, 2023
  • Time:2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Santa’s Cookie Workshop at The Rec Center

  • December 19th, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Must register by Friday, December 15th

Lights, Lights, Lights in the Charleston Area

Embark on a luminous journey at the Holiday Festival of Lights. You’ll be able to see James Island County Park transform into a sparkling paradise of lights, offering a captivating display of lights that will leave you breathless.

Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park

  • December 10th – December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sparkling Sands and Festive Delights in Folly Beach

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Folly Beach epitomizes holiday fun with its tree lighting, parades, and ice skating on the sandy shores. Dive into the festivities and welcome the New Year with a unique Flip Flop Drop and the iconic Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge. Folly Beach is a grand island to visit during the holiday season, and after your next stay, you’ll want to come back every holiday season!

Community Tree Lighting

  • November 26th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

Santa Visits Folly Beach

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 pm

33rd Annual Folly Beach Christmas Parade

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 pm

Folly Beach Menorah Lighting Ceremony

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm

Ice Skating on Folly Beach

  • December 15th – 17th, 2023
  • Time: Friday, 12/15 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •            Saturday, 12/16 – 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  •            Sunday, 12/17 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

New Year’s Eve Flip Flop Drop

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 11:59 pm

Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge

  • January 1st, 2024

Where Christmas Joy Takes Center Stage at Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach brings charm with its many different holiday events along the island. Join the Christmas Parade and indulge in the festive Holiday Market & Mingle, where you’ll find local vendors, food, and live music that creates a lively atmosphere to enjoy. Bring home that perfect gift for the ones you love at the Holiday Market this year.

33rd Annual Edisto Christmas Parade

  • December 9th, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Holiday Market & Mingle at Bay Creek Park

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

A Tranquil Holiday Oasis at Wild Dunes

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Wild Dunes invites you and your family to relish in the holiday season with a market, movies, breakfast with Santa, and a New Year’s Eve celebration you won’t forget. Take advantage of the fun and the new memories you will make this holiday season at the resort.

Holiday Market on the Plaza

  • December 7th, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Enjoy local vendors, food, and live music.

Holiday Family Movie Night

  • December 8th, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Indulge in fresh popcorn and hot chocolate.

Breakfast with Santa

  • December 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Christmas Stories and Sweets

  • December 23rd, 2023
  • Time: 5:00 pm

The Duney Drop Family NYE Celebration

  • December 31st, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 pm

Stay with Carolina One Vacation Rentals

As you immerse yourself in the festive spirit along the Charleston Coast, make your stay extraordinary with Carolina One Vacation Rentals. Our comfortable and stylish accommodations provide the perfect backdrop for your holiday adventures. Book your beachy Christmas getaway now and create memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Holidays!

Make a Big Splash with Our Heated Pools & Hot Tubs

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As school begins for the kids and the season changes, so do the ocean’s temperatures. We usually will see a difference in the water temperature further into fall and early winter, which makes enjoying the beach a little more challenging. While you don’t want to swim in the ocean if the water is a little too chilly for your liking, we offer many vacation rentals with heated pools and hot tubs. Let’s take a quick peek at some properties that provide a heated pool or a hot tub.

Happy Salmon

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Happy Salmon is located at 401 East Indian on Folly Beach and has just what you’re looking for: a heated pool! This home features an open floor plan, enough space to sleep up to 10 people, and has four bedrooms with 4 ½ bathrooms. The amenities for this property are high-end appliances such as a Sub-Zero fridge, a Wolf 6-burner gas stove and oven, a Bosch dishwasher, an additional KitchenAid oven and a microwave. Plus, if you have anyone in your family who has difficulty climbing stairs, no worries, as this home also features an elevator. The pool can be heated during the cooler months for a fee. Make Happy Salmon your must-stay vacation home on your next vacation to Folly Beach!

705 Carolina Blvd

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If you want to stay in the Isle of Palms area near beach access, 705 Carolina Blvd is your home. This beautiful home feels like home with a cozy kitchen, four bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, and can sleep up to 12 people. The amenities in this home are a living room with a 50” TV, stainless steel appliances, a master suite, and plenty of space for the whole family. 705 Carolina Blvd will knock your socks off your feet when you arrive for your vacation, as you can enjoy the heated pool for a fee, along with a hot tub.

Cooper Cay

Hot Tub under back deck at Cooper Cay on Folly Beach, SC with palm tree, grass in backyard, outdoor shower

Cooper Cay, located at 406 West Cooper, Folly Beach, is just a hop, skip, and jump from a beach access. This home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and sleeps up to 9 people. Plus, this home is pet-friendly so you can bring your favorite furry pal to the beach. While Cooper Cay does not offer a heated or private pool, it does offer a hot tub in the backyard. The amenities of this house are a fully stocked kitchen, stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, plenty of cabinet space for all your food, and a small table to eat dinner at. Don’t worry if you think there isn’t enough space at the kitchen table as there is a larger dining room table too!

Many other homes offer hot tubs and private or heated pools, but we had to share these with you. If you’re ready to book your fall or winter vacation with us, call us today! We can’t wait to hear which home became your new favorite to stay in.

Book Now for Summer!

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Can you believe summer is just around the corner, and now is the time to book? The Charleston area is the place to be this summer, with many fun events, the beach, and just getting away for quality time with the family. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will keep your family close to the fun on the beach. Let’s look at why now the best time is to book your summer vacation below.

Book Now Before It’s Too Late

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One of the main reasons you are booking your family summer vacation now is that we may not have the complete inventory as we did at the beginning of the season. Many families love to wait until the last minute to book their trips, but plan and be prepared this year. No matter your family’s size, we have the perfect vacation rental that will fit your family’s needs and wants.   

Activities

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Another great reason why booking your summer vacation now is the number of activities available. When you vacation in the winter, not all outdoor activities may be available for you to enjoy. The summer months offer our guests more to enjoy without worrying about whether they are open or closed or if the water will be too chilly. Summer means the nightlife is hopping on Folly Beach, and the sun sets later, allowing you to enjoy more time outdoors. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy and experience during the summer this year in the area.

You should book your summer vacation for many other reasons, but we wanted to share these with you. Now is your time if you’re ready to search for your perfect Carolina One vacation rental. We can’t wait to hear what you’re looking for the most on your next summer vacation to the Charleston area!

Don’t Miss These Summer Events in the Charleston Area

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Can you believe that spring is here and before you know it, summer will be here too? It’s hard to believe that it was cold just a few weeks ago in most of the US, but now the warmer months are here to stay. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to some of the action. Look below at what events you don’t want to miss in the Charleston area this summer.

Charleston Carifest

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If you’re looking for a little Caribbean vacation but don’t want to travel outside the states, check out the Charleston Carifest. This annual festival brings Bahamian Carnival Culture to the SC Coast, filled with music, parades, costumes, and more. Plus, you don’t want to miss being able to try some of the fantastic Caribbean food, such as jerk chicken, conch fritters, and Bahamian crawfish. Don’t miss this Caribbean festival from June 29th – July 1st, 2023, with the family!

 Movies in the Park

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Are you staying in an Edisto Beach vacation rental and looking for something for the whole family to enjoy? Beginning July 12th, 2023, join at Bay Creek Park to take part in a free movie night! The movies will start around dusk, so bring your chairs and blankets to sit and watch a family-friendly film. Every 2nd Wednesday between July & September, a movie will play in the park, along with free popcorn. Other drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. Think of the fun the whole family will be to sit and watching a movie as you make new memories.

Many other fun events happen later in the summer, including 4th of July fireworks around the area, like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Charleston. If you still haven’t booked your Carolina One vacation rental this summer, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear which event was your favorite!

Don’t Miss These 3 Events Happening Near Charleston in December

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Can you believe that Christmas will be here in just a few short weeks? We can’t believe how fast 2022 has flown by, but we still have another month before 2023 will be here. The holiday season is a favorite for many of our guests to come and stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals. Look below at what three events you can miss this December here on the Charleston coast.

Holiday Festival of Lights

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The Holiday Festival of Lights happens yearly at James Island County Park. This park is close to both Charleston and Folly Beach. The Festival of Lights is open daily from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm until December 31st, 2022. Some fun things you can do there are visiting Santa’s Village, where you can meet Santa Claus himself, enjoy a winter wonderland or enjoy the Palmetto’s workshop. Think of the new memories you and your family will make while visiting this fantastic event this holiday season.

Holiday Street Festival

Join the annual holiday festival in Isle of Palms for the Holiday Street Festival on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022. This event will include the tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, crafts, delicious food, and more. There will even be a visit from Santa and plenty of activities for the kids. This event is free to attend and will be held from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Come prepared to enjoy a little holiday cheer on the Isle of Palms this year.

27th Annual Christmas Light Parade

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Look no further if you’re looking for something a little more like a Christmas parade. On Sunday, December 11th, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm, the Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade will be happening. This parade starts with a bang with an impressive fireworks show followed by the parade. You’ll see lit-up floats and different groups brightly as they march down the streets. What an incredible experience to see, and it may become one of your favorites in the area.

While plenty of other events are happening this December, we wanted to share these with you. Give us a call if you haven’t booked your next stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals. We hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

How to Enjoy the Best Fall Vacation on the SC Coast

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Do you have a vacation planned to the coast of SC this fall? If the answer is yes, let us share how you can enjoy it a little more. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals allows you to enjoy what fall offers. Let’s look below at our few ways how you can enjoy the best fall vacation you’ve ever had on the SC Coast.

Weather

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The fall will bring not only the change of colors with the leaves but also cooler temps. The weather during the fall months will leave you wanting to stay longer and allow you to get out and enjoy the area more. The temps during September during the day usually are around 83° and a low of around 72°. October brings on cooler temps with a high of 75° in the day and a low of 62°. November brings much cooler days with a high of 67° and lows in the 50s. We always suggest bringing a light jacket and packing a pair of pants just in case you get a little chilly at night. The average amount of rain for September is around seven days and four days for October and November. No matter what the weather may be here, it’s better than being at home and not on vacation.

Fewer Crowds

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Another great reason why vacationing on the SC Coast during the fall months is there are fewer crowds. This means that when you visit one of the beaches in the area, like Folly Beach or Isle of Palms, you will get a better spot for the day. Fewer crowds also mean that going to local attractions and restaurants means less waiting time. Who wants to wait over two hours to grab a bite to eat when you can vacation this fall and get in with less wait. This is one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation this fall!

While there are many other reasons why you can have the best fall vacation here on the SC Coast, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you experience one of the many reasons, we love the fall!

Beach Day Essentials

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Do you have a vacation planned to stay at the beach here on the Charleston Coast? If the answer is yes, let us share a few essentials you’ll need. Staying in one of our Folly Beach vacation rentals will keep you and your family close to the fun. See below for the essentials you’ll need to complete the perfect day at the beach!

The Essentials

Sunscreen – This is important to always have with you anytime you’re on vacation at the beach. We always recommend that you wear at least 30-SPF and that it’s water resistant. Reapplying throughout the day helps keep your skin in a burn-free zone.

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Beach Umbrella – A beach umbrella is vital when you are at the beach to allow you and your family shade. Having the kids keep out of the sun at times of the day can be an excellent thing for them. Plus, it can also keep your drinks out of the sun from getting too hot too quickly.

Reusable Water Bottle – Having a reusable water bottle for everyone in the family can keep your drinks cold all day. If you have an oceanfront vacation rental, you can go back in and refill as often as you’d like.

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Beach Chairs – Bring a beach chair per person in the family can allow you all to sit and relax. No need to sit in the sand as you each lunch, enjoy some sun, or just a way to relax by the waves.

Beach Towel – Just like a beach chair, having a beach towel to dry off after you take the kids into the waves to play. Let the kids pick out their towels and place them on their beach chairs.

First-Aid Kit – A first-aid kit is an excellent addition to your beach essentials as you never know if you’ll need it.

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Beach Wagon – This is not essential, but it can help bring things down to the beach. Load it up with the beach chairs, essentials – you’ve done all the hard work easy peasy.

Many other things can be considered essential to your beach day, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear what you packed as an essential for your perfect beach day!