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Waterfront Park Charleston, SC

Waterfront Park

The stunning South Carolina barrier island known as Isle of Palms has been a popular vacation destination for quite a while. It is a quintessential beach town with a laidback vibe that makes visitors feel right at home. As you prepare to travel to this part of Lowcountry, you’ll discover that you’re likely to spend most of your getaway lounging on the pristine beaches, finding adventure in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, or exploring the salt marshes and other areas that promote nature at its finest. However, there’s also a good chance you might find yourself venturing over to see what the city of Charleston is all about, which is a mere 12 miles away. In that case, you will want to make sure you don’t miss the beauty of Waterfront Park.

What to Know About Visiting

Waterfront Park is designed on 12 acres of property in Charleston’s historic downtown area. It’s situated in a remarkable spot along the Charleston Harbor and Cooper River, where there is also a breathtaking view of the Ravenel Bridge. While you’re there take the time to check out the splash fountain and Charleston Pineapple Fountain, both of which help to cool off locals and tourists during the hotter months of the year. There are also colorful gardens and walking paths to wander around, but the park’s main attraction is the long pier that extends out over glassy river waters. This is where large crowds congregate on the weekends to fish, picnic, walk, or kick back on one of the bench swings that’s provided to just sit and take in the tranquility of the surroundings. If you must get some work done while you’re there, there is also free Wi-Fi access.

History of Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park finished being constructed in 1990 and 17 years later was rewarded for its innovative and highly aesthetic landscape design with the Landmark Award. Previously, this location was bustling with maritime activity, having many shipping terminals and wharves.

Waterfront Park is a great place to spend a few hours before or after strolling through downtown Charleston. Its peace and artistry provides a good balance in the middle of the city. If you are looking for accommodations on Isle of Palms, Exclusive Properties has the solution you’re searching for. All of our rental homes are in top condition and offer a host of amenities that promote comfort and convenience.

(Image By Lee Keadle (http://www.SearchForCharlestonRealEstate.com) [CC BY 1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)