Things to Do on Seabrook Island

by petunia

Take your camera when you visit Seabrook Island. You will see abundant wildlife everywhere you go. Take a walk along one of the nature trails or spend an afternoon on the beach

Seabrook Island Scene

Birdwatching at Seabrook Island
Birdwatching at Seabrook Island
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On the Beach at Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island is a quiet gated community about 30 miles from Charleston, SC.  A visit to Seabrook is one giant photo opportunity.   The wildlife is protected and roams freely.  Alert photographers will be awestruck at the opportunities for fantastic snapshots.  Catch a super photo of seagulls in flight, dolphins in the ocean waters, wandering deer, fast little foxes, and fascinating alligators.

You will not find big hotels or heavy traffic at Seabrook.  But you can rent a villa for a week or a few months.  Over 700 families live at Seabrook full time--full time residents outnumber the visitors.  That's one of the things that makes Seabrook so special. 

If you want to enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life and historical tours, visit Charleston for a day.  But after your day of sightseeing, come home to Seabrook.  And relax!



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Seashells at Seabrook

Finding Seashells at Seabrook
Finding Seashells at Seabrook
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Seashell Search at Seabrook

Wake up very early in the morning and go to the beach.  Early shell seekers find the most treasures. 

There are two beach areas at Seabrook -

Pelican Beach is actually on the North Edisto River Inlet and is my personal favorite.   They say that relaxation is a requirement on Pelican Beach, and indeed you will feel yourself relaxing from the first moment you see it.   Uncrowded and peaceful, Pelican Beach is next to the beautiful new Seabrook Island Clubhouse and swimming pool area. 

North Beach on the Atlantic coast boasts one of the widest beaches in the Carolinas.  You will enjoy the huge sand dunes, too. 

Find Seabrook Island on this Google Map

Just 30 miles from Charleston SC

Take Time for the Trees

Mossy Trees at Seabrook
Mossy Trees at Seabrook
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Enjoy the Natural Wonders of the Trees

Seabrook is blessed with an abundance of trees - Oaks, magnolias, palm trees and pines cover the island and provide wonderful shady areas for walking trails.

You will want to drive 3 or 4 miles down the road to visit the famous Angel Oak - a beautiful 1500 year old oak tree.  Again, remember to take your camera.

Birds in Flight

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island
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Birdwatching at Seabrook Island

Over 80 species of birds inhabit the island of Seabrook - including the bald eagle. 

The Seabrook Island club takes top honors each year in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, North American Bird Watching Open.

One of our favorite activities in the early evening?  Watching the ospreys roost for the night!

More Things to See and Do at Seabrook

The History of the Angel Oak

Freshfields Village
Between Seabrook and Kiawah Islands, Freshfields offers restaurants, grocery store, and a wide array of boutique shops for your shopping pleasure.

Charleston Tea Garden and Plantation
Just a few miles from Seabrook is the beautiful tea plantation. Ride the little trolley and see it all.

Have Fun on the Beach!

No matter what time of year you visit Seabrook, there is always fun on the beach.  

Pack a picnic and join the folks enjoying the gorgeous sunset.

Play bocci ball or fly your kite.

Swim in the ocean.

Walk along the beach and keep your eyes open for dolphin strandings.

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy
Jumping for Joy
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Updated: 11/02/2018, petunia
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Sheri_Oz on 03/24/2012

What beautiful photos!

ForestBear on 07/31/2011

Thank you for the introduction to Seabrook island, I had never heard of it but it looks like a beautiful place to visit.

mivvy on 07/20/2011

I visited other Atlantic beaches, but right on the other side in Europe and Morocco

theherbivorehippie on 07/10/2011

This looks like my kind of place! Wildlife and nature trails...what could be better than that?

PeggyHazelwood on 06/30/2011

I love looking for shells on the beach. This sounds like a great place for pure relaxation!

petunia on 06/21/2011

For sure, Kate! one of my favorite memories of that trip was you with your iphone out on the deck playing music to call the gators - and it worked!

KateLoving on 06/21/2011

I am one of the lucky ones. Not only have I visited Sea Brook Island, but I visited there with you, dear Joan! It's where had my first experience with Alligators!!

Treasures By Brenda on 06/19/2011

Seabrook is lucky to have you as an ambassador!

GonnaFly on 06/19/2011

Looks like a beautiful place. I would love to watch the birds too.

nightbear on 06/18/2011

I love the coastal cities. I have not ever been to the Carolinas, but it sure looks beautiful. You've enticed me.

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