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


Current and Upcoming Events
at Sullivan's Island Beach


What: Independence Day Parade 2019
When: Thursday July 4, 2019
Time: 9 am
Where: Sullivan's Island

Celebrate Independence Day the Island way. Deck out your golf carts and bikes with your most patriotic supplies and join the parade down Middle Street. Line up at the Sullivan’s Island Elementary School at 8:30 am and the parade will commence at 9:00 am. The parade will end at the Fish Fry Shack but the fun will keep on going with refreshments and prizes. Don’t forget to bring your water guns and be prepared to face off against the Sullivan’s Island Fire Department. 


What: Fireworks in the Park
When: Thursday July 4, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Sullivan's Island

Visitors and residents are invited to the annual Fireworks in the Park in the J Marshall Stith Park. Permanent Vacation will play classic rock and beach music for shagging. Bring your picnic basket and a blanket and remember to come early to get a good spot. At dusk (around 9:00 pm) Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics Fireworks will put on an amazing fireworks show. Please remember that no alcohol is permitted in the park and no pets are allowed. 


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