Sullivan’s Island is a historic prize and tourist interest that sits at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor. This delightful location subsists as a monument of the revolutionary war and popular sightseeing attraction.
Sullivan’s Island is less of a resort town than its neighbors while still providing beautiful beach access as well as a variety of accommodations. Sullivan’s popularity lies in the depth of its important history, dating back to the 17th century.
Fort Moultrie is the most notable landmark on the island. The fort was utilized during the revolutionary war and its strength attributed to South Carolina’s victory over the British. It remains one of the oldest standing forts along the east coast. A visitor’s center was constructed to add utility to the exhibiton of original structures and cannons. The location has since blossomed into Sullivan’s prime tourist hub. An additional historical note is the presence of Edgar Allan Poe at Fort Moultrie from 1827-1828. This experience attributed to his chosen setting of the fort in one of his short stories.
Sullivan’s lighthouse is another undeniable allurement. It was constructed back in the 1960s and is known as America’s most modern lighthouse. It is currently under the protection of the National Park Service. Tourists are welcome to explore the grounds around the base of the structure but the lighthouse itself is not open to the public. It remains a remarkable coastal symbol of the Charleston County area.
Sullivan’s Island hosts unique events, respectively the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day, an annual Oyster Roast, Fish Fry, and Tree Lighting. Exclusive activities include kiteboarding with Sealand Adventure Sports and visiting the Sandpiper Art Gallery.
Want an intimate and historic coastal experience? Sullivan’s Island is for you. This destination offers beaching alongside rare historical exhibits, free from the crowds of busier resorts.