Seabrook Island
“Most Magical Island Getaways in America”

Seabrook Island was featured in Country Living as one of the “20 Most Magical Island Getaways in America.”

#8 “Pair your Charleston getaway with the timeless charm of nearby Seabrook Island, or forgo city life completely for a few days spent on this idyllic strip of ocean paradise.”


By Car (From Charleston International Airport)

Take the airport terminal road to I-526 West, toward Savannah. Travel to the end of the expressway and turn right only Highway 17 South, continuing toward Savannah. Follow Highway 17 South approximately five miles and turn left (at Burger King) onto Main Road. Stay on Main Road for 18 miles. Main Road turns into Bohicket Road and ends at Seabrook Island.

By Car (from I-95)

Take I-26 east (toward Charleston). Travel approximately 34 miles to I-526 West, and exit right toward Savannah. Travel to the end of I-526, then turn right onto Highway 17 South, continuing toward Savannah. Travel 17 South approximately five miles and turn left (at Burger King) onto Main Road. Stay on Main Road for 18 miles. Main Road turns into Bohicket Road and ends at Seabrook Island.

Seabrook Island
Seabrook Island Interactive Map

Seabrook Island Interactive Map

Things to Do

Activities on Seabrook Island

Activities on Kiawah Island

Explore Charleston

Charleston Ghost Tours

Beaches on Seabrook Island

Pelican Beach (i.e., Sunset Beach) is the island’s peaceful beach and a perfect choice for young children to swim in the soft waves and slow current of the Edisto River as it meets the Atlantic Ocean.

North Beach is for those who prefer the early morning sunrise over Seabrook, the first place that light touches at dawn. Located on the Eastern shore, it claims one of the widest fronts on the Carolina Coast. It begins with an overture of rolling dunes which are held in place by Sea Oats and Wax Myrtles. The sheer size of North Beach makes it a very dynamic part of the island. Wildlife is abundant here and the soft sand is the perfect place to wait and watch for dolphins to meander by at feeding time.

The Sands at the Beach Club is where all the action is! While residents and guests enjoy the oceanfront pools and a full service bar and restaurant, people flock here for the sand and the view. Here you can see both the sunrise and the sunset and never leave your beach chair.

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching - Dolphins can be seen in abundance strand feeding in and near the Capn Sams inlet. The best place to observe this great phenomenon is from North Beach at the Capn Sams Inlet. Guest’s may park at the parking pad on Oyster Catcher Court near Walk 2 and take either Walk 1 or Walk 2 to the beach. Turn left when you reach the beach and continue to the Inlet (approximately .5 miles).

Also, Pelican Beach, near where the Edisto River meets the ocean, is a great area to watch them frolicking.


While on the island, the closest grocery store is The Village Market, a Harris Teeter grocery store. It is located at the circle in Freshfields Village. It is very well stocked, but can be very chaotic on busy check in days.

If you'd like to get groceries before you head to Seabrook, some options (starting from when you get off of I-526 onto Rt. 17) are:

Option 1 - Costco - When you get off of I-526, you will be taking a right onto Route 17 South. Stay in the right lane and turn right at the first light by the Toyota dealership (.1 miles). Costco is on your right about .5 miles down the road.

Option 2 - Publix - As you head down Route 17 South, when you get to the point where you will be turning left onto Main Road to head to Seabrook/Kiawah, turn right instead. On your left just passed the gas station is a Publix.

Option 3 - Bi/Lo - At the intersection of Maybank Highway (Rt. 700) and Main Road on your left behind the McDonald's is a Bi/Lo.

Final Option - The Village Market (Harris Teeter) - At the circle in Freshfields Village, one mile from Seabrook's gate.

Dining on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island Beach Club - Pelican’s Nest

Whether it's a casual quick bite to eat, a romantic sunset dinner, or an enjoyable meal with the family, the Pelican's Nest is always the spring and summer time place to be on Seabrook Island.

Daily, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Seabrook Island Beach Club - Sea View Terrace

The Sea View Terrace, a perfect environment for all dining occasions offers intimate al fresco dining with striking oceanfront views.

Seabrook Island Beach Club - Palmetto Room

The Palmetto Room offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and provides the perfect backdrop for your dining experience.

Reservations Required

Reservation Desk, 843-768-2571

Thursday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Sunday Brunch, 10:00am - 2:00pm

(Bar Service in Bohicket's Lounge Until 6:00 pm)


Bohicket Marina and Market

Fishing, sailing, excursions, boat rentals, stand up paddleboard tours, kayak rental, dining, hair and spa services, dog grooming, liquor sales, shops and so much more…

Freshfields Village

Freshfields Village is always hopping! There are many great family activities that go on all year long. Events include live music, movies under the stars, festivals, car and boat shows, and so much more…


Seabrook Island is a cashless island, obtain amenity cards below:

These cards allow access to Seabrook Island Club facilities – the Island House restaurants, Pelican’s Nest oceanfront restaurant, Beach Club pools, Seabrook’s two golf courses, Ocean Winds and Crooked Oaks, and 15 Har-Tru tennis courts.

Beach Club Pools: 9 AM - 8 PM

Arcade: 10 AM - 9 PM

Seabrook Shoppe: 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Tennis: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat-Sun 8 AM - 5 PM