Labor Day Weekend: The Last Hurrah

It seems impossible that Labor Day is just around the corner, but it’s true.

This time of year has always been one of my favorites. It’s the sweet spot between summer and fall, where each day feels like an extra bonus. The days are just a little bit shorter, but all of the heat of summer is still there and waiting to be taken advantage of.

If you haven’t already made plans to come to Edisto for the long weekend, do it now. This is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather and lower rates. You can get more bang for your buck here on the island.

Plus, the crowds are dwindling and Edisto looks a lot like it did back in the 90s (you know… empty). It’s a great time of year to come down, especially if you love having the beach more to yourself.

You can get into restaurants with way less of a wait, which gives you way more time to kick back and relax.

You might also want to take advantage of heading into Charleston. Word to the wise – Charleston is still very busy this time of year, so if crowds aren’t your thing, then you’ll want to abstain. However, it’s still such a beautiful city that it is well worth dealing with the traffic and crowds to experience the history, shops and restaurants.

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  1. An interesting story, but mostly fiction. 

    There is no evidence that any McConkey ever undertook a development of the beach. There was no support from the Seabrook family for the development of Edisto Beach by the six investors who formed the Edisto Beach Company in 1925. “Washie” Seabrook, who sold the beach property, was from Wadmalaw Island not Edisto and while related to the Edisto Seabrooks had only served the McConkey family as their farm manager prior to purchasing Seaside Plantation. 

    There was actually significant development during the depression with over fifty houses and the pavilion built prior to 1940.

    The indigenous people of the island remained for over 100 years after the English arrived, although decimated by the diseases brought by the white men. Their population diminished from an estimated 200 – 300 to about two dozen by about 1727. Their final settlement was on “Indian Point” (Botany Bay) and no grants of that proper were given until they departed. They quietly sailed away and most native experts state they joined the Kiawah people, across the river.

    This information on Edisto Beach’s birth and Botany Bay is covered in more detail in a blog found at . . . . . . . .

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