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Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2024

Dates: March 6 – 10, 2024

Imagine a five-day epicurean celebration that transforms the historic streets of Charleston and the charming coastal sea islands into a culinary wonderland! The annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival is a vibrant showcase of the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary flavors, vibrant wine scene, and warm southern hospitality all rolled into one epic event! 

Founded in 2005 by a group of visionary community leaders, the festival’s mission is “to celebrate, educate, enrich, and promote the Lowcountry’s diverse culinary + hospitality community through world-class experiences.” The Charleston Wine + Food Festival has placed the greater Charleston area on the map as a top culinary destination. This highly-anticipated event features over 100 unique experiences in a destination where food, culture, and fun converge. 

The events and experiences at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival aren’t just about food and beverages, they’re an invitation to experience the culinary and cultural heritage and traditions of the Lowcountry in some of Charleston’s most celebrated bars and eating establishments. 

Local’s Tip: Please check the Charleston Wine + Food Festive Schedule of Events for current availability. Some events may be SOLD OUT!

KIAWAH & SEABROOK ISLAND: WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL EVENTS


What we love most about the Charleston Wine + Food Festival is the world-class events and experiences it brings to our guests on Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island. While the festival itself is a culinary treat, there’s an added layer of luxury and relaxation when you retreat to your private vacation home on Kiawah-Seabrook Island. From lavish beachfront villas to marsh-view mansions and modern condos, you’ll find a soulful sanctuary to complement your Lowcountry soul food with Kiawah-Seabrook Exclusives.


Rioja Rumble @ FortyEight | FRIDAY 4:30 PM – 6 PM | $75

Venue: FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, Freshfields Village

The bar takeover at FortyEight Wine Bar and Kitchen in Freshfields Village features wines from the Rioja and Cigales regions of Spain. Join wine importer, Rich Scelfo, and certified sommelier, Matt Williams, for an evening of fine wines, light bites, and good conversation only a short drive or scenic bike ride from your Kiawah Island – Seabrook Island vacation home.   


A Five Star Lineup | FRIDAY 7 PM – 10 PM | $1,375

Venue: The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island

Be prepared for an unforgettable evening as the Charleston Wine + Food Festival showcases the Five Star Lineup, the ultra-luxe dinner collaboration of the 2024 festival. This exclusive event at the award-winning Ocean Room at The Sanctuary features two Forbes Five-Star chefs, wines from the Sanctuary’s exclusive Wine Library, and delicacies from the Ocean Room’s Executive Pastry Chef. You can walk home to your ocean view villa in Kiawah Island’s East Beach Village


CHARLESTON: WINE + FOOD FESTIVAL EVENTS


Why not experience the best of both worlds – the cultural and culinary festival experiences in Downtown Charleston, and the charm of a coastal home and beach walks before you start to explore the Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Downtown Charleston is located roughly 23 miles from the crossroads to Kiawah and Seabrook Island. Sit back and relax with black car service to Charleston by local company, Island Transportation Services, or designate a driver!  If you’re driving, we highly recommend carpooling as parking availability is limited in Charleston. There are several parking lots and garages near the Charleston Visitor Center & Bus Shed shuttle location, and metered parking is available on King, Calhoun, and Meeting Streets.


FREE STREET FEST

City of Charleston Wine + Food Street Fest | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8 PM | FREE

One of the highlights of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival is the free, family-friendly block party on King Street. King Street is one of the most iconic streets in Charleston! This historic street is lined with upscale shops, top-notch restaurants, bustling bars, and all the charm of Charleston! With  Lowcountry specials, food trucks, live music, family activities, and a festive Beer + Wine Garden, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival is the best time of year to experience Charleston’s King Street.

* Please note that all other Charleston Wine + Food Festival events are 21+, and a valid ID is required.


CULINARY VILLAGE

Culinary Village | FRIDAY – SUNDAY 1 PM – 5 PM | $169-$295

The heart and soul of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival lies within the Culinary Village at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. With a fantastic line-up of Lowcountry cooking demos, wine, beer, and spirit sampling, meet and greets with culinary experts, immersive experiences, live music, and so much more, this weekend-long event is the ultimate sampling experience of wine + food + fun in Charleston. Tickets are available for individual days or enjoy the ultimate experience with the Weekender Pass starting at $750.

el of privacy few resort communities maintain. The Island offers peaceful surroundings for beach-goers all with the amenities of a luxury resort, but away from the hustle and bustle.

Culinary Village Shuttle: The Culinary Village Shuttle operates daily from 11 AM – 6 PM between the Charleston Visitor Center in downtown Charleston to Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Shuttles to Riverfront Park depart every 30 minutes starting at the top of the hour. Return shuttles are scheduled every 30 minutes following the event start time. A daily round-trip ticket costs $35 and tickets must be purchased in advance. Book soon – early bird pricing ends January 31st! 

SIGNATURE EVENTS


Opening Night | WEDNESDAY 7 PM – 9:30 PM | $185-$275
Downtown Venue: Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston

Catch of the Day | THURSDAY 2 PM – 4:30 PM | $155
Folly Island Venue: Bowens Island Restaurant

The Lowcountry High Life | THURSDAY 4 PM – 6:30 PM | $145
West Ashley Venue: Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing

iSabor: A Taste of Spain! | SATURDAY 2 PM – 4:30 PM | $155
Mount Pleasant Venue: The Lawn at Embassy Suites

The Day Party | SUNDAY 11 AM – 1:30 PM | $145
Mount Pleasant Venue: The Lawn at Embassy Suites

The Finale | SUNDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $145-$225
Downtown Venue: Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston

BRUNCHES + LUNCHES


Baguette Magic(al) Pastry Brunch | THURSDAY 10 AM – 12 PM | $145
James Island Venue: Baguette Magic

Welton’s + Raf’s Spring Brunch | THURSDAY 10 AM – 12 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Welton’s Tiny Bakeshop

Basic Kitchen Wellness Brunch | THURSDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Basic Kitchen

Beautiful South Baijiu Lunch | THURSDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Beautiful South

The Darling Oyster Bar Beer Lunch | THURSDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: The Darling Oyster Bar

Mex 1 Tacos + Tequila | THURSDAY 2 PM – 4 PM | $145
West Ashley Venue: Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Burwell’s Wine Lunch | FRIDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill

Cleats, Cocktail Lunch | FRIDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Cleats at The Refinery

The Longboard Cocktail Brunch | FRIDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $145
Sullivan’s Island Venue: The Longboard

Rappahannock Oyster Bar Wine Lunch FRIDAY 12 AM – 2 PM | $145
Downtown Venue: Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Post House Ham + Eggs Bubbly Brunch | SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM | $175
Mount Pleasant Venue: The Post House

SIGNATURE DINNERS & UNIQUE MEALS


Vern’s + Friends Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 5:30 PM – 9 PM | $350
Downtown Venue: Vern’s

Gabrielle Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $225
Downtown Venue: Gabrielle

HERD Provisions Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $195
Downtown Venue: HERD Provisions

Kultura Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $225
North Charleston Venue: Paradiso

Maya Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $195
Downtown Venue: Maya

Millers All Day Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $195
Downtown Venue: Millers All Day

Pink Bellies Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $195
Downtown Venue: Pink Bellies

Palmira Barbeque Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 7 PM – 9:30 PM | $195
West Ashley Venue: Palmira Barbeque

The Grocery Signature Dinner | THURSDAY 6 PM – 8:30 PM | $195
Downtown Venue: The Grocery

Unique Meal: The Root of it All | THURSDAY 6 PM – 9 PM | $275
Secret Venue: Address privately announced to guest

A Five Star Lineup | FRIDAY 7 PM – 10 PM | $1,375
Kiawah Island Venue: The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary 

BEVERAGE WORKSHOPS & BAR TAKEOVERS


The Vinyl Party Bar Takeovers | WEDNESDAY 9 PM – 12 AM | $85
Downtown Venue: Coterie

Chemical Attractions | THURSDAY 11 AM – 12:15 PM | $115
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

Soak in Sonoma | THURSDAY 11 AM – 12:15 PM | $125
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

Basque In It | THURSDAY 4 PM – 5:15 PM | $115
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

The Next Wave of Craft Whiskey | THURSDAY 4 PM – 5:15 PM | $125
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

The Vermouth Hour with Eric Asimov | THURSDAY 5 PM – 6:30 PM | $75
North Charleston Venue: Stems & Skins

Spanish Wine Vanguard | FRIDAY 11 AM – 12:15 PM | $175
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

Rioja Rumble @ FortyEight | FRIDAY 4:30 PM – 6 PM | $75
Kiawah Island Venue: FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, Freshfields Village

Discover the Art of Blending | SATURDAY 11 AM – 12:15 PM | $125
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

The New Face of American Wine | SATURDAY 11 AM – 12:15 PM | $125
Downtown Venue: Iron Rose at The Mills House

Oysters + Champagne | SUNDAY 2 PM – 3:15 PM | $250
Downtown Venue: Rappahannock Oyster Bar


CHARLESTON WINE + FOOD EXCURSIONS

Rooted: Indigenous Foodways Excursion | THURSDAY 9 AM – 3 PM | $425 

Back to the Dock with Backman Seafood | FRIDAY 2 PM – 8 PM | $575 

A “Mess of Fish” | SATURDAY 9 AM – 3 PM | $575 Field to Fork | SUNDAY 9 AM – 3 PM | $425


Close Proximity to More Fun & Adventure


Seabrook Island is conveniently located just 25 miles from the historic charm of Charleston, South Carolina and is adjacent from neighboring Kiawah Island. Wherever you stay on Seabrook Island, endless adventure awaits whether you explore Seabrook, take a quick bike ride over to Kiawah, or take a scenic 40-minute drive to Charleston, SC.

Seabrook Exclusives Rentals


Whether you’re a seasoned foodie, a wine aficionado, or just eager to explore the dynamic culinary and cultural scene of the Lowcountry, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival promises a week of unforgettable experiences. The big bonus! With easy transportation from the coastal beaches of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island, you can seamlessly balance relaxation on the South Carolina coastline with indulgence in Charleston’s culinary excellence. 

Browse our collection of luxury vacation rentals on Kiawah-Seabrook Island or call our team at (843) 768-0808 – we’re always happy to assist in the vacation planning process! 

Seabrook Exclusives offers a collection of 70+ of the finest vacation rentals on Seabrook Island, SC. Choose from oceanfront rentals, pet-friendly rentals, beach cottages, and more. Each property offers unique amenities and exclusive features that you won’t find anywhere else.


How To Bike Around Seabrook Island


Situated only 25 miles from downtown Charleston, Seabrook Island is a luxury gated community open only to residents and guests staying on the island. From the moment you arrive on Seabrook Island, you’re immersed in natural beauty, pristine landscapes, and a pace of life that forces you to slow down and switch to vacation time. 

Seabrook Island encompasses 2,200 acres of serene marshes and tidal creeks, semi-tropical maritime forests, and 3.5 miles of secluded oceanfront splendor with world-class resort amenities and an abundance of eco-friendly nature-inspired activities. The best part of your vacation – you don’t need to load up the car to explore the sights, sounds, and serenity of Seabrook Island. 

Biking around Seabrook Island is a safe, fun, and relaxing way for the whole family to explore the island and get some exercise on vacation! The roads and quiet side streets are paved, flat, and shaded with gorgeous live oaks draped in Spanish Moss and the speed limit is slow (and enforced) making it safe – just watch out for local wildlife along the way.

RULES OF THE ROAD FOR CYCLISTS

Bikers have the right of way on the traffic islands and the speed limit of 25 MPH is strictly enforced keeping the road safe for cyclists to explore Seabrook Island. Please follow the rules of the road, for your safety and the safety of others.

  • Come to a complete stop at every STOP sign.
  • Cyclists have the right of way on traffic islands.
  • If the bike path ends, ride a single file on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Alert other cyclists and pedestrians as you approach.
  • Cyclists are required to have lights after dark.
  • Do not bike on the golf courses or cart paths.
  • Please do not approach, touch or feed local wildlife.
  • Bikes may not be ridden on the beach boardwalks.
  • E-bikes are allowed on the island but prohibited on the beach. Seabrook Island is a pet-friendly community, please keep your pets on a leash.


BIKE RENTALS ON SEABROOK ISLAND

First off, pack light and rent a bike locally for your Seabrook Island vacation. Seabrook Exclusives partners with locally owned and operated Surfscooter Rentals to offer our guests a 5% discount on bike rentals and add-ons for the whole family to cruise the island. It’s simple – make your bike reservations online in advance, and they will deliver right to your door and pick up on departure! 

Surfscooter Bike Rentals 

Phone: (843) 768-9585

Email: info@surfscooter.com 

Bike Rental Options | 1-week & 2-week packages 

26” Adult Bike Rental 

26” Adult Bike Rental with Baby Seat

24” Mid-Size Adult Bike Rental 

20” Bike Rental

16” Kids Bike Rental

16” Kids Bike Rental with Training Wheels

Tag-A-Long Rentals 

Chariot Rentals

Bike Trailer Rentals


BIKE ROUTES ON SEABROOK ISLAND

Bordered only by rolling dunes and sea oats, stretches of maritime forest, and luxury Lowcountry homes, the beaches on Seabrook Island are idyllic for a beach bike ride or a whole-day adventure. Begin your day with a sunrise and dolphin strand feeding experience at Captain Sams Inlet, search for nesting sea turtles along the shoreline, and cruise through warm ocean breezes all the way to Privateer Point near Camp St. Christopher. 

For a romantic sunset bike ride, Pelican Beach (aka Sunset Beach) is the place to be. Biking on the beaches is always best after a high tide and, wherever you stay on Seabrook, you’re either oceanfront or only a short bike ride to beach access.

If you’re not staying oceanfront, there are 8 public boardwalks on Seabrook Island to access the beach for a bike ride – please do not ride bikes on the boardwalks!


SEABROOK ISLAND ROAD LOOP

Seabrook Island Road loops for 7 miles around the island connecting the top Seabrook Island resort amenities including the oceanfront pools and restaurants at the Beach Club, the Island Club and golf courses, fitness and leisure facilities at the Lake House, tennis and pickleball at the Racquet Club, and horse riding at the Equestrian Center. Seabrook Island is one of the few places on the east coast where you can ride bikes and horses on the beach! 

When you vacation with Seabrook Exclusives, most of our luxury Seabrook Island rentals include amenity cards for guests to access all Seabrook Island Club amenities! If not included, amenity cards may be purchased for an additional fee. Learn more about Seabrook Island Amenity Cards HERE


CAMP ST. CHRISTOPHER TO LAKE HOUSE

Location: Camp St. Christopher to Seabrook Island Lake House

Distance: Approx. 2.5-miles one way

Just north of Pelican Watch Villas reroute off Seabrook Island Road onto St. Christopher Lane and Hidden Oaks Drive. This scenic bike route winds through the fairways of the Crooked Oaks Golf Course and the tranquil St. Christopher Oaks and Hidden Oaks neighborhoods, then loops back to Seabrook Island Road.  


HIGH HAMMOCK ROAD

Location: High Hammock Road to Oyster Catcher Community Center

Distance: Approx. 1.6-miles one way

Meander through the Ocean Winds Golf Course and Seabrook’s lush mid-island neighborhoods on a bike ride on High Hammock Road. This bike route begins near Pelican Watch Villas and winds through canopies of live oaks reconnecting with Seabrook Island Road near the Oyster Catcher Community Center in North Beach.


LAKE HOUSE TO CRABBING DOCK

Location: Seabrook Island Lake House to Crab Dock 

Distance: Approx. 1.5-miles

From the Lake House and Equestrian Center on Seabrook Island Road ride the quiet side streets around Golf Oak Park onto Captain Sams Road and down to the crabbing dock and boat ramp near Creekwatch Villas on the Kiawah River. Get a glimpse of some of Seabrook’s most exclusive luxury homes nestled amidst moss-draped live oaks, and enjoy a classic Lowcountry day crabbing, kayaking, and fishing on the Kiawah River.


BOHICKET MARINA & FRESHFIELDS VILLAGE

Bohicket Marina: 0.5-miles from Seabrook Island Main Gate

Freshfields Village: 1-mile from Seabrook Island Main Gate 

The Seabrook Island Road bike path continues on past the main gate to Bohicket Marina and Freshfields Village. Book your boat charters for a day on the waterways from Bohicket Marina or bike on to Freshfields Village. Freshfields Village has it all – upscale open-air shopping, amazing bars and eateries, and year-round family-friendly events and festivals on the Village Green.


KIAWAH ISLAND BIKE TRAILS

Kiawah Island: 3-miles from Seabrook Island Main Gate

For an extended bike ride, the paved bike path continues from Freshfields Village into the luxury gated community of Kiawah Island. You cannot ride bikes on the road on Kiawah Island, but with 10 miles of hard-packed sands at Beachwalker Park, nature trails at Night Heron Park, and 30 miles of shaded bike paths, biking around Kiawah Island is a blast!

Top Labor Day Weekend Events Near Seabrook Island

There’s no better way to honor Labor Day than by attending local events, relaxing on the beach, and taking a trip to one of America’s top destinations for a private, natural, oceanfront community. Featuring 3.5 miles of pristine beaches, maritime forest, and marshes, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax, and celebrate.

As summer comes to a close and the sun cools down on Seabrook Island, Labor Day Weekend is the perfect time to visit. There are several events taking place around town for the whole family to enjoy, from fireworks and dancing to restaurants and live music.


1. Lowcountry Jazz Festival

August 30th to September 1st 2024

Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC

Take a scenic 45-minute trip to Charleston for South Carolina’s premier annual Smooth Jazz event continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off the weekend with a stellar lineup.

2. Edisto Beach Shag Festival

August 30th to September 1st 2024

Bay Creek Park in Edisto Beach, SC

Take an hour trip over to Edisto Island to dance the night away to favorite coastal shag hits or enjoy food, drinks, arts & crafts, and more fun for the whole family.

3. Labor Day Concert at Kaminski House Museum

TBD

Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown, SC

Take a day trip to Georgetown for a free outdoor concert featuring the Indigo Choral Society. Bring your picnic basket, lawn chairs, and blankets to celebrate on the lawn under the stars!

4. Labor Day Weekend Music on the Green

August 30: The Vistas

Saturday, August 31: The Rising Tide

Freshfields Village in Kiawah Island, SC

Bring your blankets and chairs for the Music on the Green Concert Series from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! This free, family friendly concert series features a variety of music from regional bands including beach music, country, and more.

5. Labor Day Weekend Art Show and Sale

TBD

Check out the events page for the most up-to-date information HERE!

Seabrook Island Artist Guild in Seabrook Island, SC

Drive over to neighboring Seabrook Island for one of the biggest shows of the year for many talented and prized artists of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. Expect to see oil paintings, watercolors and pastels of seascapes, landscapes, wildlife and more.


Stay with Seabrook Exclusives this Labor Day Weekend!


Top 6 Fishing Charter Companies On Seabrook

With miles of secluded, sandy beaches, thousands of acres of tranquil marsh habitats, and pristine Lowcountry waterways teeming with abundant wildlife and marine life, the beautiful barrier island of Seabrook is a coastal paradise just waiting to be explored! 

Seabrook Island is a certified Audubon International Sustainable Community and pristinely preserved as a critical habitat for a variety of wildlife including our local, friendly dolphin pods, Loggerhead sea turtles that visit seasonally to nest, and a wide variety of fish species (and sharks!) that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean, rivers, and Intracoastal waterways around Charleston. 

A vacation on Seabrook Island sets the tone for a luxury lifestyle blended with peaceful outdoor exploration in nature. Spend your days lounging around oceanfront pools, sunbathing and surf fishing on the beach, teeing off on Audubon golf courses, biking around the island, birdwatching on the nature trails, or experiencing the best of the South Carolina barrier islands with a local guide. 

The South Carolina barrier islands are considered one of the best fishing spots on the east coast. Whether you’re an avid angler or a family of beginners, there are plenty of opportunities to cast a line in paradise during your stay on Seabrook Island, SC. Big bonus – Seabrook Island is a dog-friendly destination and you can even adventure the Lowcountry waterways with your pup!  


Types of Fishing Charters

Inshore Fishing Charters: Inshore fishing charters navigate the smaller channels, creeks, inlets, and marshlands along the Lowcountry waterways. Fish species include common saltwater fish such as spotted sea trout, flounder, croaker, and large schools of redfish feeding on the flats. Sharks are commonly caught on inshore fishing charters.   

Near Coastal & Reef Fishing: Venture one to three miles offshore on an action-packed adventure bottom fishing the wrecks and reefs surrounding Seabrook and Kiawah Island. Near coastal and reef fishing charters are geared for both families and serious anglers with likely catches of redfish, sheepshead, sea bass, cobia, and large sharks too! 

Offshore Fishing: If hunting for big game fish in the Lowcountry is on your bucket list, an offshore fishing charter on Seabrook Island is unbeatable! These full-day charters take you on a deep-sea adventure for a trophy catch of grouper, mahi mahi, tuna, marlin, and a wide variety of shark species. 

Shark Fishing Charters: Sharks are regularly encountered when fishing in Seabrook Island’s waterways and Atlantic ocean, and it’s thrilling! Seabrook Island shark fishing charters are an extraordinary experience for anglers of all ages and abilities and are geared towards fun and excitement for the whole family.     


Best Fishing Charters on Seabrook Island 

Located less than a mile from the Seabrook Island Gate House, Bohicket Marina is the local launching point for boat rentals, sightseeing tours, dolphin-watching adventures, and a wide variety of Charleston fishing charters

There’s nothing quite like spending the day with an experienced captain that has been navigating the Charleston barrier islands and waterways for decades. On a guided fishing charter, you don’t need to do a thing, except perhaps pack a cooler of your favorite snacks and beverages! Your captain will supply the fishing license, all the fishing gear and bait, exciting local fishing stories, and lifelong memories (and a fish or two!) to take home.

Sonny Boy Charters

Bohicket Marina
Phone: (843) 708-1486


Journey through the breathtaking Lowcountry waterways with Coastguard Captain Brad at Sonny Boy Charters. Choose from a variety of inshore, nearshore, and shark fishing charters for the whole family, guided eco-tours around the barrier islands, or a romantic sunset cruise along Bohicket Creek.

Keen Eye Charters

Bohicket Marina
Phone: (843) 814-8982


Since 2004, Captain Chris at Keen Eye Charters has been guiding anglers through the coastal creeks, wrecks and reefs, and deep ocean waters surrounding South Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands. Capt. Chris offers inshore, nearshore, and offshore big game fishing as well as customized charter tours for dolphin-watching, crabbing, shelling, and barrier island adventures.

Captain Jacks Sailing & Dolphin Watching

Bohicket Marina
Phone: (843) 343-1772



“It is your day. Your Way!“ with Captain Jacks Charters at Bohicket Marina. Climb aboard the Palmetto Tide, a classic 33-foot sailing yacht, for a family fishing trip bottom fishing the scenic inshore creeks around Seabrook Island – he’ll even let you sail the boat! Private sailing charters are available for personalized tours, sunset sails, and dolphin watching at its best! 

Lil Darlin’ Charters

St. Johns Marina
Phone: (843) 442-4706


Situated at St. Johns Yacht Harbor on the Stono River near Charleston, Lil Darlin’ Charters offer half-day fishing charters on the inshore waters, thrilling shark fishing trips, sunset cruises, eco-adventures, and sightseeing tours of historic Charleston Harbor. As a lifelong resident of Charleston, Captain Lindsay’s knowledge and passion for Lowcountry fishing are matchless!

Citadel Marine Services

Ripley Light Marina
Phone: (864) 430-3648


Whether you’re looking to cast at schools of redfish in the shallows, catch flounder on the fly, or bust bait out in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Captain Rob Williams at Citadel Marine Services has you covered! Departing from Ripley Light Marina on the Ashley River in Charleston, Capt. Rob’s private customized charters and guided fishing trips are intimate and exciting. 

Night Heron Park

Kiawah Island
Phone: (843) 768-6001


Night Heron Park on neighboring Kiawah Island has a number of recreational programs, tours, and experiences that are available to visitors not staying on the island, including an excellent variety of inshore, nearshore, and shark fishing charters. A confirmed reservation is required to receive a pass to access Kiawah Island and Night Heron Park.

Top Tips for a Memorable Lowcountry Fishing Charter

  • Book well in advance!
  • Dress in layers with light rain gear for changing weather conditions.
  • Wear soft sole, non-marking shoes.
  • Pack sunscreen, a wide-brimmed sun hat, UV protection sunglasses, and bug spray for the South Carolina no-see-ums.
  • Consider motion sickness medication if it’s your first time out on the water!
  • Stock a cooler with snacks and drinks, if required.
  • Bring binoculars for dolphin and wildlife watching.
  • Take 100s of photos for lifelong memories. 

Cast A Line in Paradise with Seabrook Exclusives 

Cast a line in paradise, in any season, with Seabrook Exclusives! Our exclusive collection of Seabrook Island vacation rentals includes luxury oceanfront homes, waterfront rentals at Bohicket Marina, pet-friendly villas with a community pool and crabbing dock on the tidal creek, and a rare Seabrook Island vacation rental with a private dock on Captain Sam’s Creek. 

Ready to cast a line in paradise? Browse our collection of Seabrook Island vacation rentals, find travel inspiration in our Seabrook Island Travel Blog, or call our team of vacation specialists today at (843) 768-0808 to match you with the perfect rental for your fishing vacation on Seabrook Island.


The 5 Best Waterfront Restaurants on Seabrook Island

Combine and satisfy your love for fine food, luxury, and eco-friendly outdoor adventure on the sunny shoreline of South Carolina’s Seabrook Island. 

Situated just a stone’s throw from Charleston, ranked one of the best foodie cities in the US, Seabrook Island is a luxury destination with endless activities to work up an appetite, world-class restaurants with menus and views to complete every craving, and elegant plantation homes with gourmet kitchens that’ll have the chef in your crew clicking “Book Now”!

From Sunday brunches, lazy lunches, and fun, family-focused restaurants to feed the kids to fine dining and frozen cocktails overlooking Seabrook’s scenic shoreline, food lovers are in for a feast during their stay on Seabrook Island

**The restaurants on Seabrook Island are highly seasonal so please be aware of changes in hours of operation. An amenity card is required for all on-island dining and no credit cards are accepted – amenity card charges only.

Seabrook Island Beach Club Restaurants

The Beach Club is Seabrook Island’s best summer place to play, and you can dine in your cover-ups and flip-flops, with no reservations required. The Beach Club boasts two oceanfront pools with sunbathing decks, a private beach with shaded cabanas, umbrellas, and sun loungers, and a seasonal café, poolside grill, and oceanfront open-air bar and restaurant. Reservations are not required at the Beach Club.

OSPREY CAFE


Beach Club Pools

Phone: (843) 768-1244
Open: April – November
Satuday & Sunday | 8 AM to 12 PM

Breakfast | Lunch & Treats

The Osprey Café is perfect for a freshly brewed coffee and breakfast pastry before the beach. The café also stocks ready-made sandwiches and salads to go, bottled beverages, ice-cream treats, and all you need for a beach day.

Local’s Tip: Be aware! Coolers are not allowed to be brought into the Beach Club!

CAP’N SAMS GRILL


Beach Club Pools

Phone: (843) 768-1244 
Open: April – November
Open Daily | 12 PM to 7 PM


Located by the towel service building, Cap’n Sams Grill is a relaxed poolside eatery open from mid-morning to mid-afternoon with a casual grill menu accompanied by full bar service complete with draught beer on tap. Perfect for a quick bite or to-go lunch for the beach or pool. 

PELICAN’S NEST


Beach Club Pools

Phone: (843)  768-1244 
Open: April – November 
Apr 16 – May 28
Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 12 PM to 6 PM
May 29 – Sep 4
Open Daily | 11:30 AM to 9 PM

Brunch Menu | Full Menu | Football Specials Menu

For casual coastal dining on Seabrook Island, the Pelican’s Nest is unbeatable! Pelican’s Nest is a full-service pavilion-style restaurant and bar perched on the ocean’s edge with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, a regular side of dolphin watching, summer live music, and the best sunset views on Seabrook Island. Sunday brunch is also available from April to November.  Reservations are not required.



Waterfront Restaurants at Bohicket Marina

Nestled along Bohicket Creek between Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island, the waterfront restaurants at Bohicket Marina offer a classic Lowcountry dining experience with tranquil views over the marina and marshlands, award-winning seafood, and the best sunset views in Charleston! A perfect setting to end off an epic fishing charter or paddle adventure of the waterways surrounding Seabrook Island.  

SALTY DOG CAFE


Bohicket Marina Market, 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 952-7335
Open Daily | 11 AM to 10 PM
Daily Happy Hour | 4 PM to 7 PM 
*Reservations not required

Lunch | Dinner | Kid Menu

Watch the sunset on the open deck of the world-famous Salty Dog Café at Bohicket Marina. The setting is casual with live music in the summer season, the southern-style seafood is fresh from the local waterways, the blender bar is tempting, and the views are out of this world!

Local’s Tip: Be aware! To avoid disappointment, the Salty Dog Café is no longer pet-friendly.

FISHER’S SPORTS PUB & GRILL


1883 Andell Bluff Blvd, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 243-0210
Monday – Friday | 11:30 Am to 2 AM
Saturday & Sunday | 12 PM to 2 AM
Weekday Happy Hour | 5 PM to 7 PM

Lunch & Dinner Menu

Located next door to Salty Dog Café, Fisher’s Sports Pub & Grill is a laid-back local sports bar with traditional pub food, pool tables, and live music during the week. Indoor seating is limited and while there is no outdoor patio, you may order to go and enjoy your meal on the tables along the marina waterfront.  

Find a Foodie Kitchen with Seabrook Exclusives 

Our selection of private Seabrook Island vacation homes will indeed have the chef in your crew clicking “Book Now” before you blink! From gourmet kitchens to whip up your favorite family feasts with ease to stylish outdoor entertainment areas with built-in BBQs for backyard Lowcountry boils, our homes are equipped for foodie families of all sizes! All you need to do is hop on your bike, shop the Lowcountry farmers markets for fresh produce, and savor the flavors of Lowcountry cuisine from the comfort of home. Ready to book? Browse our collection of Seabrook Island rentals online or call our vacation specialists today at (843) 768-0808


Seabrook Island Dog Friendly Vacation Guide

Taking a family vacation should not require leaving your furry family members behind! Seabrook Island is a pup’s paradise – a dog friendly destination where pups can shop & dine with their favorite humans, embark on tail wagging outdoor adventures, and play on one of the top dog friendly beaches on the South Carolina coastline all year round – yes, your water-loving pups are welcome even in peak season!

Our guide to a dog friendly vacation on Seabrook Island has all you need to plan the perfect beach vacation on South Carolina’s Atlantic Coast for the whole family, including your beloved companion


SEABROOK ISLAND LEASH LAWS

One of the top attractions for pet-lovers to Seabrook Island is the local rules for dogs! Your furry family member is welcome across the island (leashed and under your command!), and the beautiful beaches on Seabrook Island are dog-friendly year-round.

Seabrook Island is a pristinely preserved wildlife sanctuary and critical habitat for nesting loggerhead sea turtles and threatened piping plovers, who view your beloved companion as a predator. A clear, color coded system is in place restricting access in designated areas protected for wildlife, nesting and dolphin stranding on Seabrook Island.

  • Red Restricted Zone: The Red Zone is from Boardwalk 1 at the Oyster Catcher Community Center north to Captain Sams Inlet (a top spot for viewing dolphin’s strand feeding). Your pets are not permitted at any time, on or off leash.
  • Yellow Limited Restricted Zone: The Yellow Zone is from Boardwalk 9 at Pelican Watch to the Edisto River and up to Privateer Creek. Your pets may play year round on the beach but must be leashed at all times.
  • Green General Beach Area: This is the fun zone as the stretch of beach between the Pelican Watch boardwalk and Oyster Catcher boardwalk is the place for pets to play on Seabrook, year-round! In peak season (April 1 – September 30) pets must be leashed from 10:00AM to 5:00PM to respect other beach-goers, off-peak (October 1 – March 31) Your dog is free to roam, catch sand balls and play in the ocean.  

Regardless of the rules in place, please help us to maintain and protect the wildlife sanctuary on Seabrook Island. Keep your pet in close voice command, leashed around nesting grounds, off the protected dunes, and close by around the Seabrook Island lagoons and lakes as your dog may encounter an alligator basking in the sun. Seabrook Island is one of the few places on the east coast where you can horseback ride on the beach – please leash up if you come across riders enjoying one of the most unique experiences on Seabrook Island!

The beaches on Seabrook are patrolled regularly by Beach Patrol and letting your dog loose at the wrong time, or in the wrong place, will result in a hefty fine!


THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR PET ON SEABROOK ISLAND

Beach Day & Ocean Play: Now you know where your pup can play, pack a beach bag and head to Seabrook Island’s pet friendly Atlantic shoreline. Your pup will love exploring on sunrise strolls, frolicking in the gentle waves, digging in the soft sand, and lounging in the warm Lowcountry sunshine.

If you’re venturing to nearby Kiawah Island, Beachwalker Park is a fun place for pups to play. Kiawah Island leash laws require your pup to be on a leash in season (March 16 to October 31), with freedom to explore the shoreline off-leash out of season (November 1 to March 15).  

Water Adventures with your Pup: If your water loving pup is keen for more than ocean adventures on the shoreline, it’s time to get on the water. While many local outfitters in Seabrook Island prefer no pets on public water tours and activities, booking a private fishing charter, dolphin tour or kayak adventure will give your pup the chance to experience the serene waterways and natural beauty of Seabrook Island.

Shopping & Spa Days: Pets are part of the family at Freshfields Village! You’ll find plenty of stores that welcome leashed pets for shopping (look for the pet-friendly decals)) with tasty treats for your shopping companion, outdoor water bowls, and pet-loving staff. Stop by the award-winning Dolittle’s for pet treats, toys, goodie bags, or indulge your pup in an after beach rinse off at Dolittle’s Dog Wash!

Pooch-Friendly Patio Dining: Freshfields Village is also the place to go for pooch-friendly patios on Seabrook Island – the pet-friendly decals will let you know where to find a seat with Fido. A few of our favorite outdoor patios in Freshfields are King Street Grille for beers & burgers, Cantina 76 for award-winning Mexican, Fuji for authentic sushi, and Ladles for fresh homemade soup.

If you’re looking to party with your pup, the Tattooed Moose is a funky tavern on the road to Charleston with famous duck fat fries, happy hour six days a week, live music on weekends & Wednesdays, lazy Sunday brunches and a pet-friendly porch.

Picnic & Play on Village Green: The Village Green at Freshfields Village is a hub of activity year-round with classic car parades, family festivals, enticing farmers markets, and open-air music events that all welcome your well-behaved and leashed travel buddy. Pack a picnic, people watch and enjoy the top events on Seabrook Island with your pup alongside.   

Spring Dog Pool Party: If you’re visiting Seabrook in Spring, we’ve got the pawfect event for you! Bring your pooch along for an afternoon of playtime at the Spring Dog Pool Party in the outdoor pool at the Seabrook Island Lake House. A Seabrook Island amenity card, dog food donation, and playful pup is all that’s required.

Charleston Tea Garden: The nearby Charleston Tea Garden is the only tea garden in North America and the only destination in the US where tea is grown commercially. Your pooch is a welcome visitor at this top Charleston attraction and while they may not join you on the trolley tours, leashed pets may sniff around the grounds or join you sipping tea on a rocking chair on the front porch.

Explore Historic Charleston: Charleston is one of the top dog-friendly cities in the US! Bringing your pet to Seabrook Island will not stop you exploring the charming attractions of nearby Charleston. You and your dog can shop on historic King Street, explore the waterfront, gardens and nature trails, and even dine at Charleston’s famous Poogan’s Porch.


PET-FRIENDLY VACATION RENTALS BY SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES

Our portfolio of luxury Seabrook Island vacation rentals includes a wide selection of pet friendly vacation rentals in Seabrook Island’s most desirable villa complexes, as well as private oceanfront and golf view homes with amenities for the whole family, including your beloved pup!

Top 11 Local Restaurants in Freshfields Village

Seabrook Island is a small barrier island and private gated community with 3.5 miles of pristine pet-friendly beaches, ancient maritime forests, vast marshlands teeming with wildlife, and a luxurious lifestyle that sets it apart from other beach destinations.

Situated at the crossroads to Seabrook & Kiawah Island, Freshfields Village is a charming open-air village with tons of local charm featuring a wide selection of shops, spas, local services, and top-notch restaurants and cafes for foodies to feast. Whether it’s a grab and go to picnic on the Village Green, a quick coffee to refuel after a bike ride, wine tastings with the girls, dining with your pooch, or sophisticated fine dining on southern classics, Freshfields Village is a foodies paradise for both local’s and visitors alike!

**The restaurants on Seabrook Island are highly seasonal so please be aware of changes in hours of operation. An amenity card is required for all on-island dining and no credit cards are accepted – amenity card charges only.

1. CAFE EUGENIA

209 Farm Lake View, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 974-3869
Tuesday – Sunday | 8 AM to 6 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating 
*Reservations not required

Breakfast, Lunch & Charcuterie Boards

Named after Kiawah Island’s historic Eugenia Avenue, Café Eugenia is a casual café and gourmet market with a wonderful selection of cheeses, meats, salads, and sandwiches with a Mediterranean flair. There’s a small selection of indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for any day of the week, no matter the weather,

Local’s Tip: Choose to-go for a picnic in the park or a take-home meal, their charcuterie boards and takeaway specials are unbeatable!

2. CANTINA 76

219 Farm Lake View, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 737-4607
Sunday, Monday, Thursday | 11:30 AM to 9 PM
Friday & Saturday | 11:30 AM to 10 PM
Happy Hour | Sep 3 – Mar 31 | Monday – Friday 4 PM to 7 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
*Reservations not required

Cantina 76 Mexican & Margarita Menu

Cantina 76 is an award-winning taqueria and bar with a casual upbeat vibe, a Mexican-inspired menu, and the best made to order margaritas in town! The space features family-friendly indoor seating, a bar area, and a large outdoor patio that welcomes dogs.

3. THE CO-OP FROSE & EATERY

109 Gardners Circle, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 718-2403
Open Daily | 8 AM to 6 PM 
*Reservations not required

Co-Op Frose Menu

The Co-Op is a casual eatery with breakfasts, signature sandwiches, salads, quick meals for the kiddos, and world-famous house-made frosé, a delicious frozen blended rosé wine. Diners have a limited selection of indoor seating and a pet-friendly patio for outdoor dining.

4. HEGE’S RESTAURANT

275 Gardners Circle, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 768-0035
Tuesday – Saturday | 5 PM to 8:30 PM – Friday 9 PM
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
*Reservations essential

Dinner Menu | Wine List | Catering Menu

Hege’s is a classic and casual French bistro with an inviting atmosphere, contemporary cuisine covering seafood, steak, and Lowcountry classics, and an extensive list of spirits, cocktails, beers, and wines from around the world. Hege’s is open only for dinner with a cozy courtyard that welcomes well-behaved dogs.

Local’s Tip: Be prepared, reservations are essential here!

5. FORTYEIGHT WINE BAR & KITCHEN

547 Freshfields Dr, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 768-2245
Open Daily | 11 AM to 9:30 PM
Open Sunday | 12 PM to 9:30 PM
*Reservations recommended

Food & Drink Menu

Wine is the highlight at Freshfields Village FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen. FortyEight features 48 rotating wines by the glass for tastings, 840 wines by the bottle, a selection of 48 craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and a menu of small plates and charcuterie platters to pair. The Wine Station Smart Card system makes it easy to sip your way around the store or sign up for a dining package with a personal sommelier. 

6. FUJI SUSHI BAR & GRILL

205 Farm Lake View, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 996-4898
Open Daily | 11 AM to 10 PM 
Daily Happy Hour | 4 PM to 7 PM
*Reservations recommended

Fuji Freshfields Menu

For authentic Japanese cuisine and innovative Asian fusion, head to Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill for dining indoors or outside on the pet-friendly patio. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu features a wide selection of signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees, and a full bar with wine, beer, and sake.

7. JAVA JAVA

375 Gardners Circle, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 243-0222
Open Daily | 7 AM to 3 PM
*Reservations not required

Coffee, Smoothies, Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Java Java is an independently owned coffee shop open daily for award-winning King Bean coffees, fresh fruit smoothies, home-baked sweet treats, breakfasts, and light lunches. There’s limited seating indoors and plenty of tables on the pet-friendly patio.

Local’s Tip: Java Java is surrounded by a parade of classic cars on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Don’t miss it!

8. KING STREET GRILLE

679 Freshfields Village Dr, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 768-5444
Open Daily | 11 AM to 10 PM
Daily Happy Hour | 4 PM to 7 PM 
*Reservations not required

Food Menu | Drinks & Beers

Voted Charleston’s best sports bar for 7 years running, the King Street Grille has “great food, great food, and a great atmosphere.” The upscale sports bar and grille is locally owned and operated with a diverse menu, a wide selection of wine and beer, signature cocktails, happy hour specials, and TVs everywhere to catch a sports game or tournament.

Local’s Tip: Bring Fido here! They have a pet friendly patio.

9. THE PORCH BAR & GRILL

300 Farm Lake View Rd, Kiawah Island

Phone: (843) 793-6050
Open Daily | 4 PM to Close
Live Jazz | Thursday 6 PM to 8 PM
*Reservations not required

Seasonal Porch Bar Menu

Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, light share plates, and the smooth sounds of live jazz overlooking Andell Lake at Freshfields Village. Situated at the Andell Inn, the Porch Bar features an elegant indoor bar area and porch seating for lakeside dining and gorgeous sunset views.

Local’s Tip: Thursday night is jazz night, every week!

10. LA TELA PIZZERIA

133 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island, SC

Phone: (843) 768-1951
Tuesday – Thursday | 5 PM to 10 PM 
Friday & Saturday | 11 AM to 3 PM
*Reservations not required

Pizzeria Menu

A taste of traditional Italy awaits at La Tela Pizzeria, a family owned eatery specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan style pizzas, house made pastas, and traditional Italian dishes all from scratch. The open kitchen with views of the pizza oven and pasta machine adds to the charm of this local favorite, or dine outdoors on the shaded pet-friendly patio. 

11. VINCENT’S DRUG STORE & SODA FOUNTAIN

110 Planted Row Lane, Johns Island, SC

Phone: (843) 243-0007
Monday – Friday | 9 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday | 9 AM to 2 PM

Vincent’s Soda Fountain Menu

Old-school foodies will love Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain at Freshfields Village. Step inside, take a seat on a classic swivel stool, and make memories the old fashioned way with a PB&J, hot dog, or burger paired with a hot fudge sundae, banana split, ice-cream soda, or fizzy root beer float.

Local’s Tip: This place is a hit with kids of all ages, and kids at heart!

Find a Foodie Kitchen with Seabrook Exclusives 

Our selection of private Seabrook Island vacation homes will indeed have the chef in your crew clicking “Book Now” before you blink! From gourmet kitchens to whip up your favorite family feasts with ease to stylish outdoor entertainment areas with built-in BBQs for backyard Lowcountry boils, our homes are equipped for foodie families of all sizes! All you need to do is hop on your bike, shop the Lowcountry farmers markets for fresh produce, and savor the flavors of Lowcountry cuisine from the comfort of home. Ready to book? Browse our collection of Seabrook Island rentals online or call our vacation specialists today at (843) 768-0808


7 Reasons To Spend The Holidays On Seabrook Island 

Seabrook Island Coastline

Come and embrace the holiday season on Seabrook Island, a private, pet-friendly paradise where sunny shores, serene landscapes, and stress-free days in nature redefine your seasonal celebrations. Unlike the traditional winter scenes in many parts of the country, this coastal haven promises a winter holiday filled with warm weather, beach bonfires, delectable seafood feasts, and a multitude of festive holiday events. If you need a change of pace, consider planning an easy day trip to Charleston, where the city’s vibrant charm adds a delightful twist to your holiday experience. 

Join us as we explore 7 reasons why Seabrook Island should be your chosen destination for this year’s festive season.

1. Warm Weather Beach Days


While much of the country is shivering with cold, the coastal islands of South Carolina promise a different kind of winter experience. South Carolina’s Seabrook Island embraces visitors with mild temperatures and consistent sunshine in the winter months, offering a welcoming escape from the cold. Over the holidays, expect lows around 400F and highs up into the mid-60s, perfect temperatures for outdoor activities and winter beach days. The water may be too chilly for a swim, around 600F, but the beaches are wide open for kite flying, beachcombing, sandcastle building, beach walks, or simply laying on a cozy blanket with a good book, soaking in the soothing ocean views and rhythmic sounds of the waves. The perfect recipe for a serene holiday escape.

2. Seek Solace From Seasonal Stress


Speaking of serenity, Seabrook Island is shielded by the privacy of its gated community and offers the ultimate opportunity to retreat to calm amidst the holiday chaos! Here, you’ll find no bright lights or bustling crowds, only pristine beaches, enchanting maritime forests, and free-roaming wildlife. It’s a destination where you can truly seek solace from seasonal stress and connect with the peace that only nature can provide. 

That doesn’t mean you’ll be bored! Seek solace hiking and biking the island’s nature trails, teeing off on Seabrook’s Audubon-certified golf courses, horseback riding on the beach, paddling the waterways, mastering the art of pickleball, or having fun reconnecting as a family with games, movie nights, and holiday feasts in your coastal holiday home.

3. It’s Seafood Season


While it’s always seafood season on the South Carolina coastline, the best oyster harvests happen in the winter when the water is cooler. Imagine leisurely waterfront meals of succulent shrimp fresh from the Atlantic, tender blue crab plucked from the pristine tidal marshes, and Bluefin Tuna caught at their peak of flavor. Keen to catch your own? Winter is a great time to book a guided Lowcountry fishing charter!

For the ultimate holiday highlight, indulge in a traditional Lowcountry oyster roast. For a seafood extravaganza local to Seabrook Island, we suggest the world-famous Salty Dog Café at Bohicket Marina for a casual setting, the Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary for authentic Lowcountry charm, or The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s signature seafood restaurant. Our guide on Where to Eat Oysters on Seabrook Island has all the local scoop!

4. Beach Bonfires & S’mores


Immerse yourself in the magic of the holidays on Seabrook Island with a heartwarming beach bonfire experience. Step out from your oceanfront vacation rental and create cherished memories of storytelling, stargazing, and roasting s’mores over crackling flames as the waves gently lap the shore. While you’re guaranteed a good time, remember to respect the rules to preserve the island’s fragile ecosystem – leave only footprints and take away only memories. 

To make this magic happen, you’ll need to secure a permit from the Seabrook Island Security Gatehouse. It’s a simple process, and well worth it! Click HERE for a Beach Fire Permit Application.  

5. Holiday Fun at Freshfields Village


Just a leisurely bike ride from Seabrook Island, Freshfields Village is the hub of shopping, dining, and entertainment for Kiawah & Seabrook, and the beating heart of holiday joy! This charming village offers a delightful holiday event calendar with strolling carolers, live music, and fun family festivities that capture the true spirit of the season. Kids can deliver their wish lists to Santa on the Village Green, families gather under the stars for outdoor movie nights, and holiday shoppers find themselves in retail heaven with a diverse selection of boutique shops, galleries, and markets to pick up Christmas gifts. 

When it’s time to dish out festive feasts, Freshfields Village has everything from old-fashioned soda fountains and mouthwatering burgers to fine French bistros with southern-inspired cuisine. Whether it’s a joyful family reunion or a cozy couples’ escape, Freshfields Village offers endless opportunities to make your holidays memorable.

6. Holiday Happenings In Charleston!


The Holy City comes alive with hundreds of holiday happenings that promise to capture your festive spirit. From cozy carriage tours and harbor cruises highlighting Charleston’s top attractions to festivals of lights, magical holiday markets, and Christmas shopping on King Street, Charleston offers a multitude of enchanting experiences easily enjoyed on a day trip from Seabrook Island. 

With Charleston’s holiday attractions only a scenic drive away, your vacation home on Seabrook Island provides a peaceful coastal haven to recharge after your city adventures.

7. Lowcountry-Inspired Coastal Holiday Homes


Your coastal home for the holidays awaits with Seabrook Exclusives – a holiday home inspired by the surrounding Lowcountry landscapes, adorned with luxury amenities for an unforgettable holiday, and a stone’s throw from the exclusive resort amenities reserved for Seabrook Island residents and guests. 

Whether you choose to revel in the lush fairways of Seabrook’s golf courses, immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lowcountry marshes, or soak up sea breezes and ocean views on Seabrook’s shoreline, our exclusive collection of luxury rentals offers an irresistible reason to spend the holidays on Seabrook Island. Seeking a longer snowbird escape? Our monthly rentals offer the perfect opportunity to extend your winter stay on Seabrook Island.

WHERE TO STAY ON SEABROOK ISLAND


Our selection of private vacation homes and island villa rentals are located in the most desirable communities on Seabrook Island, giving guests the option to customize their Seabrook Island vacation – a weekend in nature, a beach retreat, a golf getaway, tennis weekend or a romantic weekend in seclusion. Stay steps from the ocean and Seabrook Island Beach Club, on the fairways of the Ocean Winds and Crooked Oaks Golf Course, waterfront on Bohicket Marina, near the Equestrian Center and Racquet Club, or in a tranquil Lowcountry setting overlooking Captain Sams Creek.

Contact our team at Seabrook Exclusives to plan your vacation to Seabrook Island, a coastal paradise waiting to be discovered!