Edisto Beach State Park in Edisto Beach, SC

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Edisto Beach State Park

Just one of four oceanfront state parks in South Carolina, the Edisto Beach State Park is one of the most beloved destinations on the island.

For generations, visitors have taken advantage of the hiking and biking trails that wind throughout the park; learning about the nature and culture of the area at the park’s environmental education center; and experiencing the beauty found all over Edisto.

Visitors to the Edisto Beach State Park can stay for day trips or spend some more time getting back to nature through tent and RV camping or by staying in one of the rustic cabins in the parks.

With one of the most unique locations of any campground, visitors have the opportunity to watch as the ocean ebbs and flows with the tides, view native animals as they thrive in their habitats, and truly appreciate the beauty of the lowcountry.


Campers coming to Edisto Beach can rejoice knowing there are more than 100 tent and RV campsites along with seven rustic cabins. Electric and water hookups are available at most campsites, although rustic tent camping is available as well.

While fires are prohibited on the beach, fire pits are available for campers looking to roast marshmallows or hot dogs.

Indoor bathrooms are also available on site, so campers can rinse the salt and sand from their bodies after a long day at the beach.


The Edisto Beach State Park offers a handful of cabins located on the salt marsh 1.5 miles from the ocean. These cabins are fully furnished and supplied with bed and bath linens, so visitors have what they need at their disposal. The cabins are heated and air conditioned as well, so visitors can take advantage of camping at the beach no matter what time of year.

Each cabin also features utensils, microwaves, a coffee maker, television, and screened in porch.

Rates vary and are subject to change.


To make a reservation, call 1-866-345-PARK (7275) or go online.

Hiking & Biking Trails

Seven trails are available for visitors to the Edisto Beach State Park. Each trail is suitable for hiking and biking, and offers a unique experience for all.

The historic Bache Monument Trail (currently closed), is less than a quarter of a mile, and winds along Big Bay Creek.

The Spanish Mount Trail is a little less than two miles long and takes visitors straight to one of the earliest Native American shell middens in the state.

Scott’s Creek Trail winds through the maritime forest and connects to the Spanish Mount Trail.

Big Bay Trail is a quarter of a mile and takes visitors from the Edisto Beach State Park Education Center to the boat ramp.

The Campground Trail takes visitors from the campground to the Scott Creek Trail.

The Forest Loop Trail winds through the maritime forest full of live oak, Spanish moss, and palmetto trees.

The Edisto Bike Trail runs along the paved causeway that takes visitors to the beach area of the state park and into the Town of Edisto Beach.

Environmental Learning Center

The Edisto Beach State Park’s Environmental Learning Center offers programs and guided tours for visitors to understand more about the environment and history of the island. The Environmental Learning Center offers family-friendly curriculum and programs to help visitors understand the ACE Basin and Edisto’s ecosystem.

With hands-on programs and touch tanks, visitors get the opportunity to come eye-to-eye with what makes Edisto great.

The Environmental Learning center is open from 8am to 6pm. Admission is $5 for adults or $3.25 for seniors who are residents of South Carolina. Admission is $3 for children ages 6-15 and free for children 5 and younger.

Park Map

Edisto Beach State Park Map

Address, Hours, Season & Contact Info

The Edisto Beach State Park is open from 8am to 6pm daily, with hours being extended during daylight savings time. Office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday.

The park is located at 8377 State Cabin Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438. Call 843-869-2756 for more information or email edistobeach@scprt.com