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Charleston Waterfront Park

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Address: 1 Venice Ave, Charleston, SC 29401
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+1 843-724-7327
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Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and...

Bright green public space overlooking the coast: great for picnics and lounging.

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We spent quite a bit of time at the Charleston waterfront on our 3 day visit. It's free and it's clean and there's lots to do. One morning we got up and walked with our morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Southport
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent quite a bit of time at the Charleston waterfront on our 3 day visit. It's free and it's clean and there's lots to do. One morning we got up and walked with our morning coffee along the scenic path for about 20 minutes. That night after dinner we walked out the pier and sat on the swinging benches... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed walking on the waterfront. The area was very clean and safe. There were several two person hanging swings you could sit in and enjoy people watching.

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very gorgeous view. Must see. We even saw a wild dolphin swimming, we could spend a lot time just sitting there and relaxing. A good gelato place near the waterfront Park. you must try that. very nice are and park. there is a pineapple fountain too.

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Thank gyongyj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even "off season" this is just beautiful. Lots of birds. There are very nice wooden swings along the pier. Beautiful spots to just sit and relax and watch the ocean or the water in the fountains. You can even wade in them, tho they make sure to tell you it's at your own risk and there is no lifeguard!? I... More 

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Peebles, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The waterfront was beautiful. The fountains were gorgeous. There are several places to sit and relax amd enjoy the views. There are swings to sit on also.

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Thank Jeanie12345
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully maintained and a must for any Charleston visit. Could enjoy evening strolls with various musical entertainment.

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Thank Carol H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OMG! Beautiful pier, fountain, swings, benches, etc, yes. But the waterfront itself... absolutely disgusting! A Foul Stench that just about knocks you out! Mud that looks, feels and smells like gooey poodoo! Standing in ankle deep water you cannot even see your toes!

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful way to spend an afternoon. The boardwalk is big enough that kids were able to scooter, and we sat for a while on one of the swings listening to the many musicians. It seemed to be a loitering spot for a couple of homeless people, but they seemed to keep to themselves. The waterfront provides a beautiful view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always enjoy taking pictures and even saw a dolphin swimming by going up and down. The fountains and grounds are so amazing a takes your breath away Also learned there is a water taxi to the aquarium this trip And you can play it the fountain - it's allowed!!! Day or night activity

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was impressed on how clean the park was. Everyone was friendly and very knowledgable of the area. Felt like we had personal tour guides.

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