Beach Day Essentials

sun protection - mother put sunblock cream on little daughter face

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.

Red and Yellow Beach Umbrella in sand with water in the background. Blue and white cooler and blue, white and yellow volleyball.

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.

Lounge Chairs and Umbrella at the Beach with the sunsetting in the background

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.

Outdoor beach cart wagon on a sandy beach near the ocean. Family vacation

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!

Our Top 5 Most Instagrammable Spots in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, USA cityscape in the historic French Quarter at twilight.

Charleston, SC, is a city that is full of southern charm and is known to many to have the most photogenic spots on the South Carolina Coast. Charleston has been on any visitors’ must vacation lists for many years. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to explore the area. Let’s look below at where our top five most instagrammable spots are in Charleston!

Rainbow Row

Colorful Rainbow Row, Charleston SC

Rainbow Row must be one of the places that many will flock to in Charleston to get a glimpse of those gorgeous homes. You’ll find these pastel-colored historic homes located on E. Bay Street in Charleston, and they will remind you of the homes you’ll find in Curacao. Fill your feed with pictures of these beautiful colorful homes to share with your friends and family!

The Angel Oak Tree

Charleston, South Carolina, USA - February 28, 2020: Angel Oak tree in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, a Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) estimated to be 400-500 years old.

Another great picture to snap is located at the most prominent and oldest oak tree in the area, the Angel Oak. This tree is over 400 years old and stands over 65 feet tall. With its mossy-covered limbs, you’ll be able to see this beauty from across the park. Remember to take a panoramic picture to get the whole thing inside your viewfinder.

Folly Beach Pier

Under the pier at Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA

This iconic fishing pier on Folly Beach must be one of the most instagrammable on the island. From the laid-back, chill vibe you’ll get just stepping foot onto the beach, this fishing pier is perfect for beautiful pictures. Under the Folly Beach, Fishing Pier is where you can take photos from just about every angle and never see a bad shot. To add a little contrast to the picture, shoot it in Black & White, and we promise this will be a picture you’ll never want to delete.

Pineapple Fountain

Charleston, South Carolina, USA at the Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain.

Did you know that pineapples in the south mean hospitality? Charleston is filled with love and hospitality and welcomes all who visit. You will find the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park near Charleston Harbor. Grab a few pictures of the family by the fountain and go during sunset to grab the most dramatic images. We promise this fountain welcomes you to take as many shots as you want!

 N Adgers Wharf

A stone pathway in Charleston, SC with a bright light at the end of the path.

The last pick you’ll find near the Pineapple Fountain, N Adgers Wharf. Many visitors overlook this spot because it’s like you’ve stepped back in time. You’ll find that the pictures are perfect with the stone-filled streets and the beautiful homes. No matter what time of day you visit, you’ll be able to capture some of the most beautiful memories yet in the Charleston area.

Charleston is filled with history, charm, and southern hospitality, and we wanted to share our top 5 spots of the most instagrammable in the area. Staying with us in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the fun. We can’t wait to hear where your favorite place is in the area.

3 Activities You Don’t Want to Miss this Summer

family teens showing excitement over the summer break

It’s hard to believe that schools are out, and summer is upon us here on the South Carolina Coast. Summer is a great time in the Charleston area as there are so many different activities that you don’t want to miss. Staying with us at Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and your family to be close to the fun. Let’s look below at our three activities you don’t want to miss this summer in the area.

Morris Island Boat Tour

view from morris island

The whole family can connect this summer by trying out the Morris Island Boat Tour. Morris Island is full of undeveloped land that is a gem to explore. The only way to get to the island is by boat. Taking a tour will allow you and the family to soak up 3 hours of exploring the island, looking at wildlife, and checking out new shells. We can promise you that you’ll never experience another island like this one again!

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Game

Another fun activity that the whole family can enjoy this summer is going to at least one Charleston Riverdogs Baseball game. Fun for all ages, let the kids learn the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” song, get those delicious hotdogs, and have a good time together. If you have little ones who are big ball players, check out the camps they offer at the stadium. Think of the new memories you’ll make as you watch a ballgame or two.

Explore the SC Aquarium

mom and daughter at aquarium viewing fish

If you have little ones who aren’t into the above activities, head on to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston. Here the family will enjoy the many different exhibits that they have to offer. There is an exhibit for everyone from seeing the Carolina Seas, The Shallows, the Touch Tank, and even the Coastal Plains area. Even Kids Coast has different activities on how the water filtration happens at the aquarium. This would also be a great activity to check out on a rainy day.

There are many other fun activities that you can pick from in the area, but we wanted to share these. If you haven’t booked your next trip to stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear how you enjoyed your summer vacation here on the South Carolina Coast!

Book Your Summer Vacation Today

family on the beach with a little girl, dad, little boy and mom with pool noodles standing on the beach

Can you believe that summer will be here before we know it? The Charleston area is a great place to spend your summer vacation with your family. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow your family to explore the area. Let’s look below at why you should book your summer vacation today.

Beach House

Colorful beach homes with palm trees lining each yard.

One of the best reasons you should book your summer vacation today is your beach house for the week. Staying in one of our vacation rentals along the South Carolina coast has perks. Those perks include a full-sized kitchen, washer & dryer, rooms for everyone to stay in, and more. There are many to pick from, from walking just a few blocks from the ocean to staying in one of our oceanfront vacation rentals. We suggest that you hurry and book as we are booking up fast.

Weather

The weather on the South Carolina coast during the summer months is fantastic. From having a few afternoon showers or storms, most days are clear blue skies. The temperatures can get well into the 90s during the day, but at night they can dip down into the low 70s. No matter the temperature outdoors, remember you will have a cool vacation rental waiting for you.

Summer Fun

beach fun with seashells, shovel, yellow bucket, blue flip-flops and a chair on a beach

Family vacations during the summer months are always exciting for everyone. Spending your days at the beach can be the best thing for any family to do. But if you like to try new things, we can suggest fishing, learning to surf, golfing, or just exploring downtown Charleston. After all, many families love to sit back and relax on their summer vacations.

While there are many other fun things that you and your family can do, we wanted to share these. We are filling up fast this summer and would love to see your family enjoying one of our Carolina One vacation rentals. If you haven’t booked, give us a call today to see what we have available. We look forward to seeing you this summer and hearing what you enjoyed on your trip!

Spring Break 2021 in the Charleston Area

Spring Break 2021 in the Charleston Area

Spring Break will be here before you know it, and now is the time to start thinking about planning it. The Charleston area is an excellent place for the whole family to visit, with many things to do for everyone. Staying in one of our Carolina One vacation rentals will allow you and the family to be able to enjoy your break from school a little more. Let’s take a peek at what some of the things that you can do together this spring break in the area.

Fun at the Aquarium

Spring Break 2021 in the Charleston Area

If you have kids that love animals, then bring them over to the South Carolina Aquarium one day. Here they will explore different exhibits such as the Mountain Forest, Piedmont, Trading Post, and Kids Coast. The Kids Coast is a great hands-on learning experience that will allow your kids to learn about water filtration and participate in different activities with others. There is also a Saltmarsh Aviary where you’ll be able to step outside and check out the Charleston Harbor, where you’ll see pelicans and more. Be sure, however, to purchase your tickets online before heading over to the Aquarium for the day.

Frankie’s Fun

Spring Break 2021 in the Charleston Area

Another great place where the whole family can head to is Frankie’s in Charleston. Frankie’s has everything that everyone in the family will love. Some of the things that you will be able to do together are mini-golf, go-karts, batting cages, bumper boats, and even an arcade. After playing a round of mini-golf with the family, head on over to Frankie’s Grill, where you can get pizza, burgers, hot dogs and finish with something sweet. We can promise that your kids will not get bored with everything you can do here at Frankie’s!

While there are so many other fun things you can do while in the Charleston area, we wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us at Carolina One vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family this Spring Break here on the beautiful South Carolina Coast!

Make New Memories this Holiday Season at the Beach

Make New Memories this Holiday Season at the Beach

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here, and pretty soon, it will be time to celebrate the new year. This year instead of spending the holidays at home, spend them at the beach. One of the best things you can do is surprise your family with a vacation to stay in one of our South Carolina vacation rentals. Let’s look below at some fun things that your family can do while on vacation this holiday season.

Bake Sweet Treats

Make New Memories this Holiday Season at the Beach

As you are staying in one of our vacation rentals this holiday season, your family can bake some pretty sweet treats in your kitchen. Each of our vacation rentals comes with a full-sized kitchen that your family will feel like you’re still at home but on the beach.  Bake up some snickerdoodles, peanut butter chocolate cake, or make peppermint bark with the kids. Let the kids decorate their own gingerbread houses that you make while on vacation and let them eat them afterward. Think of the new memories that your family can meanwhile you bake and enjoy these tasty treats.

Watch Holiday Movies

Another fun thing that your family can do is watch holiday movies this year while on vacation. When you stay in one of our vacation rentals, you will have high-speed internet so you can stream the film. Some of the classic movies that your family can watch are White Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, or even Elf. Be sure to make some tasty popcorn or snack on some of the delicious treats you have made while on vacation. No matter what movie you watch, just spend as much time on vacation together as a family.

Spend the Day at the Beach

Make New Memories this Holiday Season at the Beach

Since you will already be on the South Carolina coast, then head to the beach for a day or two. In between baking and watching movies, relax on the beach as a family. Some of the fun things that the kids can do are have a sandman building contest, build sandcastles like the kids were building gingerbread houses, or sit and relax in the sun. Even though you will be coming during the holiday season, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen with you. The sun is just as bright as it during the summer months.

While there are many other fun things you can do this holiday season here on the South Carolina coast, we wanted to share these with you. IF you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay with us in one of our South Carolina vacation rentals, now is the time. We hope to see you and your family as you experience the holidays at the beach this year!

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