Spend some beach time and learn some history, too, during a day on Sullivan’s Island.
An unspoiled beach, military history, rubbing elbows with the spirits of Edgar Allan Poe: these all are reasons to spend a day at Sullivan’s Island, which is tucked between Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms along the shores of the Atlantic. Operated by the Town of Sullivan’s Island, the beach is the area’s most native with no restrooms or showers (and, with no lifeguards, visitors must be mindful of rip tides and sandbars). Military history comes alive at Fort Moultrie, where Poe himself served in the army in the 1820s; a bar on the island is named in his honor.
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