About Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach State Park is one long stretch of beautiful beaches and rural surroundings. Much potential, but it's usually no good due to offshore sandbars from the outflow of the North and South Edisto Rivers. Every once in a while, an offshore sandbar will form and become exposed at low tide. Exposed to all directions -- if the swell can get through. Best at high tide. Offshore sandbars are best at low tide. Edisto's beaches are often steeper/shorebreakier than nearby beaches, and this can render Botany Bay or Jeremy Creek the only options. If you walk north a mile from Edisto State Park, you can find some sandspit waves near Jeremy Creek.

Source: Edisto Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Not much.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy


Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Scattered peaks, ideal for all types surfers most days.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Hard NE and SW winds can produce strong currents, but generally pretty mellow.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Some runoff pollution after heavy rains.

Additional Information


Miscellaneous sea creatures.


Easy at the state park.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, sup



Best Season

Late summer, early fall, early spring.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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