Don’t let the size of Sullivan’s Island fool you. Here on this small 3-mile island at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, lies gorgeous beachfront that is owned and protected by the town. This guarantees that generations to come will have the chance to appreciate the beautiful scenery that residents have come to adore. Minimal commercialization combined with a laid-back atmosphere tempt city dwellers into taking it easy and has led this town to gain recognition as one of the best Carolina vacation destinations for families.
Sullivan's Island offers a bevy of water based activities. Grab your fishing rod and head down to the beach, take your surfboard out to catch some waves, or try your luck stand-up paddle boarding. Fort Moultrie, a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island that were built to protect the city of Charleston during the Revolutionary War era, deserves a visit. The Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, otherwise referred to as the "Charleston Light", has an interesting history and is considered one of the more modern lighthouses in the country. It even continues to act as a guiding point today for ships passing in and out of the Charleston Harbor. Don’t forget to scan the beach for the plentiful seashells and sand dollars that are a common sight here, to keep as a reminder of the beauty of Sullivan’s Island.