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Best things to do in Sullivan's Island

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

“My fav upscale place on Sullivan’s and one of my fav restaurants in all Charleston. Oysters and amazing pizza. It’s all good. ”
61local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“just off the beach of Sullivan's Island, overlooking Cooper River & Fort Sumpter”
7local recommendations
“As a kide this is where id go fishing before I had a boat. :) Still good fishing. And the wife loves the whole long walk on the beach feel.”
26local recommendations
“A great place to see and it is beautiful. Charleston Light on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, which is the northern entrance to Charleston Harbor, was built to replace the defunct Morris Island Light on Morris Island”
5local recommendations
Burger Joint
“The best burger in town. They grind their own meat and it’s seriously, next level good. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s time in the area. Only a few steps from the beach. ”
95local recommendations
BBQ Joint
“Menu Favorites: smoked chicken wings, brisket nachos, fried mac-n-cheese bites, and frozen game changers!”
61local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Revolutionary War fort and other side of the harbor from Ft Sumter. Worth a visit then head to one of the great beach bars on Sullivan’s Island ”
25local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
“Low key restaurant with incredible views on Breach Inlet. You can’t go wrong - literally anything on the menu is amazing BUT if soup of the day is Shrimp & Crab Chowder, do not pass it up! ”
33local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
“One of my favorite places, located on Sullivan’s Island. GREAT food at a reasonable price, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff! Tell Emily Chuck sent you 😁”
14local recommendations
“The beach I most often go to is Sullivan’s. Edgar Allen Poe was stationed here and wrote several short stories here. Poes Tavern, Dunleavys pub and Home Team are great casual bars and Obsinate Daughter is one of favorite restaurants in Charleston ”
100local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Mexican/SoCal, very laid back with great bartenders (Tell Jerrah and Shannon that Jeremy sent you). Margaritas and tacos. Post-beach favorite.”
15local recommendations
Natural Feature
“Sullivans Island is the best beach to go to. They have long straight and level boardwalks to get to the water. No fee for parking. Lots of restaurants with average food. With the heat… I like to go around five 6-7PM and enjoy the sunset (8:30pm). Sometimes, I will take a light picnic dinner out there. Really magical ”
13local recommendations
Point of Interest
“One of the most picturesque places in Charleston. A short but breathtaking walk. ”
10local recommendations
“Classic Irish pub where locals frequent. Open late and often has live music.”
12local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Take a quick, two mile trip up the road and enjoy a beach day on Sullivan's Island! ”
6local recommendations
“Beardcat's has this terrific breakfast sandwich and the baristas know how to make a great cappuccino.”
6local recommendations