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Old 07-12-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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This might sound like a silly question but how are the beaches in the charleston area for swimming and just taking a dip?
It seems every internet search result I get for pictures of beaches in those areas show pictures of deserted beaches with not a soul in the water. Why is that?
thanks!
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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Default Isle of Palms Beach Photo

I have attached a photo of the Isle of Palms Beach near Charleston

how are the beaches in Charleston area?-isle-palms-3.jpg
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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What internet websites are you going to? Check out the pics in this photo gallery from the city's newspaper: Fun at Folly Beach (http://web.charleston.net/photos/galleries/2007/jun/17/fun_folly_beach/417/ - broken link). These photos show plenty of people in the water.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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Some of the beaches, i.e. Isle of Palms are residential areas, so there aren't many people on the beach, which is nice. There are loads of footpaths to the beach though. The sand is clean, and the water is warm. It's great.

SC is not like New Jersey. We don't have a huge population city next to the beaches.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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The beaches are great for swimming and dips. The photos you saw were probably just trying to show the scenic stuff.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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Just at IOP today and it was packed as always! The beaches here are great!!
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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As for me, beaches in NC, SC and GA are all too windy. Uncomfortable. In Florida I felt much better. But, I guess - wind at the ocean is normal - unless it is hot enough not to notice it. I am thinkig now - you cannot have it all in one place - as for living I think I am choosing Charleston, SC over Jacksonville, FL... Maybe someone knows beaches in Charleston area on the ocean or a river or whatever else (not sure if anyone swim in a river there) where it is less windy?
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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I don't recall the beaches being overly windy. In fact, any breeze at the beach is a welcome thing in SC, it's never felt more than "relaxing" to me when I'm out there. Folly beach is amazing, Isle of Palms beach is very nice, Sullivans is nice and relaxing.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:58 AM
 
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What months is the water warm enough to swim? thanks!!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC
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April thru October, depending on how early/late the summer arrives.
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