You don’t need to rush once you get to the beach. In fact, the only thing that rushes in Edisto Beach is the surf as is ebbs and flows on the coast. That’s why when you get to town, it’s important to settle in and settle down and explore the island. And there’s no better way to do it than by bike.
Fortunately, a paved bike path winds throughout the town of the beach and onto the island, which makes it perfect for the whole family.
This five-mile path takes biker riders past the lagoons and marshland off Dock Site Road; underneath the canopy of trees on Jungle Road; and up Hwy 174 along a causeway that connects the bike path to the trails of the Edisto Beach State Park.
What’s great about the bike path is that no matter where you stay, you can always hop on the bike path and go for a ride. Take the path to the Edisto Marina and go for a walk on the dock. The marina offers amazing views of Big Bay Creek, where you’re likely to see dolphin feeding and pelicans perched on the dock.
The bike path also helps reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the car while on vacation. After all, the path goes to some of Edisto’s most favorite locations including Whaley’s, the Bingo hall at the Lyon’s Club, Island Ice Cream and Video, the Seacow Eatery, and McConkey’s Jungle Shack.
If you’re really into biking and want to make the most of the path, you will certainly want to take advantage of its connection to the Edisto Beach State Park’s network of trails. These trails wind through Edisto’s maritime forest and offer glimpses of wildlife, lagoons, marshland, and historic markers that tell the tale of the island’s past.
And don’t worry about bringing your bike to the island. You can rent a bike from Edisto Essentials or Island Bikes and Outfitters, both of which will drop the bike at your rental home and collect it for you when your vacation is over.