Do you dream of starting each morning with coffee and a sunny ocean view? Is your ideal day one spent outdoors exploring a beautiful landscape? Do you love dining on fresh and local seafood? If so, you need to be living at the beach. The South Carolina coast is filled with island communities, like Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, which offer gorgeous homes just steps from the beach. These barrier islands feature sparkling marinas, protected wildlife and preserved natural habitats, award-winning golf courses and tennis facilities, miles of biking and walking trails, and so much more.
5 Reasons Why You Will Love Living at the Beach
Although everyone loves a different aspect of coastal living, we think these 5 reasons top the list!
1. Fresh Seafood at Every Turn
There is a reason that Charleston, SC, and the surrounding Lowcountry has become a world-renowned destination for foodies. We think the abundance of fresh seafood might have something to do with it. Nearly every local restaurant features “today’s catch” on their menu, which might include shrimp, grouper, red drum, black sea bass, or triggerfish. If you love oysters, you need to experience one of the Lowcountry’s famous oyster roasts. And if you prefer to whip up a delicious meal at home, you can find an array of fish at the local store or seafood market.
2. Mild Weather Year-Round
Are you tired of facing a dreary, bone-chilling winter year after year? If so, you will love living at the beach year-round. In the Lowcountry, you’ll find mild winters with plentiful sunshine and highs that reach the mid-60s and 70s, even in January.
What about those “scorching” South Carolina summers? It’s not a problem for residents in our area. There are plenty of ways to stay cool like a refreshing dip in the ocean or relaxing on a shaded porch, taking in the summer breeze.
3. Diverse and Pristine Landscapes
Crashing waves and sandy shores aren’t the only features you can experience while living at the beach. In fact, you won’t have to look far to find picturesque marshes, maritime forests, tidal creeks, or avenues of live oaks draped with Spanish-moss. Join us in the Lowcountry, and you’ll have plenty of diverse and pristine areas to explore.
4. Exceptional Outdoor Activities
With such a dynamic landscape and pleasant climate, it’s only natural that living at the beach offers extraordinary reasons to spend time outside. Boat owners often take the day to go fishing off-shore. Evenings are best spent watching the sunset while cruising the Intracoastal Waterway. Kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, fishing, and surfing are other readily available water sports.
Golfers will love spending a day on the links at one of the world-renowned courses on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Similarly, tennis players can perfect their game at a variety of high-end facilities in the area. There are also plenty of winding paths and stunning shoreline for walkers, runners, and bikers to traverse.
5. A Laid-Back Atmosphere
Not only does seaside living promise a variety of things to do and spectacular scenery, but it also affords you the opportunity to relax and do nothing at all! When you move to the Lowcountry, you’ll live on “island time.” You can spend your days lingering on a beautiful porch, walking leisurely by the sea, or reading in a hammock. Whatever you choose, you will love soaking up the wonderfully laid-back atmosphere.
Find Your Perfect Seaside Escape
If you’ve been weighing the pros and cons of living at the beach and have decided that the lifestyle is right for you, let Pam Harrington Exclusives help you find your dream home! Tell us what you’re looking for and we can show you properties that meet your needs. Whether you’re interested in Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns, and Wadmalaw Island or downtown Charleston, let’s work together to find the right setting for you. Check out our available properties today. Then, reach out to schedule a showing. We can’t wait to welcome you in the Lowcountry!