Charleston, SC is pure heaven for nature lovers. We’ve got incredible forests, swamps, beaches, wetlands, hiking trails and parks to fit every visitor’s needs.

Charleston County Parks & Recreation
Charleston County has invested heavily in its parks and greenways. Wherever you may happen to find yourself in the Charleston area, you will only be a few minutes away from one of our local treasures, especially on those hot summer days!

Charleston City Parks
These neighborhood locations provide recreation, comfort and a number of community events and programs.

Isle of Palms Beach
The beach to go to if you want an alcohol-free (or at least subtle) crowd.

Folly Beach
The top beach choice for a more casual/funky atmosphere (where alcohol in plastic cups is allowed) and the best surfing and pier fishing.

Beidler Forest
Miles of boardwalk cut through the forest and swamp eco-systems in this wonderful preserve.

Cypress Gardens
Butterflies, reptiles, gardens, and a unique flat-bottomed boat trip through the swamp make this attraction a must-see if you have the time.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Historic buildings and gardens plus a petting-zoo make Magnolia Plantation a crowd pleaser.

Middleton Place
The landscape and architecture of this National Historic Landmark are simply stunning – it’s no wonder so many people choose to get married at this awe-inspiring historic site.

Bull Island
This undeveloped barrier island is part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge and makes an incredible day trip for nature lovers in the Lowcountry.

Charles Pinkney Park
Charles Pinkney was one of the original signers of the Constitution. This National Historic Site is educational and a joy for nature lovers who looking for convenient access to some of the Lowcountry’s wonders. Conveniently ocated in Mt. Pleasant, the park features a boardwalk and interpretive tour through 28 acres of wetlands and other eco-systems.