Located in Colleton County, SC, Edisto Beach is the perfect destination for families, couples,
or individuals looking for a relaxing location to enjoy the beach and its surrounding island. It is one of the few remaining uncommercialized, family-oriented beaches left on the Atlantic Ocean. You will not find hotels or high rises here! That's why Edisto Beach is South Carolina’s “Best Kept Secret”.
- The number of permanent Edisto Beach residents is only 649.
- Edisto Island has a total area of 67.8 square miles, Edisto Beach-2.3 square miles.
- Edisto is the birthplace of legendary bass player James Jamerson, of the Funk Brothers.
*Taxi cabs do NOT operate to and from Edisto. Rental cars are available at
Charleston Rental Car Services:
Charleston - 50 miles
Walterboro - 50 miles
Beaufort - 70 miles
Savannah - 116 miles
Columbia - 134 miles (2.5 hrs)
Charlotte - 228 miles (4 hrs)
Greenville - 230 miles (4 hrs)
Atlanta - 300 miles (6 hrs)
Edisto enjoys a moderate climate, with average summer temperatures in the 80s, and winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s. This climate makes the off-season very attractive. The Atlantic has a large influence on our climate. It keeps the winters warmer and the summers cooler than they would be otherwise.
Spring is a favorite time for many to be on the beach. The summer crowds have not yet appeared but the climate is perfect to enjoy nature, walks on the beach, trips through the many creeks of the ACE Basin, and the weekend art shows.
Summer months bring the sun, surf, sand, and water activities.
As the seasonal visitors depart and Autumn rolls in, many long time property owners take advantage of the down time. The autumn weather permits swimming, boating, and fishing until late in the season.
Many find the Winter months to be a favorite time to enjoy Edisto. With only a few hundred full time residents, the winter months are perfect for relaxing, listening to the waves on the shore and watching the season change.