Sullivan's Island Beach


Sullivan's Island Beach

Sullivan’s Island beaches are some of the most natural and non-commercialized beaches in the Charleston area. The island, located about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, has no beachfront commercial development, no hotels and no B&B’s. The island also doesn’t have any public restrooms, showers, or public parking lots. The small island does however boast over three miles of  pristine, smooth sand beaches and great views of Fort Sumter, The Morris Island Lighthouse, and The Battery. The public beach access points are still called stations, a remnant from the past when beachgoers were transported to Sullivan’s Island by electric trolley. Station 18 is at one end of the island near the lighthouse while station 32 is at the other end of the island. The beaches on Sullivan’s Island are very busy in the summertime and with limited parking, beachgoers need to arrive early. 



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Sullivan's Island Beach Rules and Regulations


  • All dogs visiting the island must have a dog permit and wear a red collar at all times on the island - Apply for permit at town hall
  • No dogs on the beach from 10 am - 6 pm from May 1st - Sept 30th
  • No motorized vehicles allowed on the beach
  • No alcohol allowed on the beach
  • Swim at your own risk - No lifeguards on duty
  • Do not leave holes along the beach
  • Do not tamper with sea turtles or their nests
  • Fireworks are prohibited on the island
  • Visitors must park along the street 
  • All four tires must be off the road when parking
  • Don’t block private driveways when parking along the street

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